In the first of a series of Eurovision 2018 Live Blogs this week, Mr Phil will be your host for the dress rehearsal ahead of tomorrow evening's FIRST SEMI FINAL. It's here, it's time. Join us and have your say. You know you need to.
I'm gonna head off to get some food at the late night shopping centre across the road.
Thank you all for joining us - this has officially been the best attended live blog in OnEurope's history!!
Yeah it's ok - Looks decent enough but i'm not sure how much impact it's going to have. SuRie can sing the song and it's not bad at all.
PASS ME THE INSULIN!!!
i've actually been sick in my own mouth before this even comes on stage which will mean that people are going to love this - ugh.
All they do is sing to each other and mince to the centre of the stage and it looks awkward and I still don't know if it's live or not - I suspect they were recorded this afternoon.
Claudia is on the stage singing her song - Not sure if it's live or recorded but it's not a bad go at this and in a recognition exercise it's doing ok.
There is three of them singing now. well they will eventually!!
You lucky people that are not in the UK and Ireland will get to see something HILARIOUS (!) in the interval. Planet Portugal.
I shan't spoil it because it's hideous without me saying anything!
Backstage skit now... showing people answering phones - yes, that's digame!
....I'd love to tell you what is going on in the hall but at the moment they have cut the sound.
Oh we're back it seems - we've missed last year's singers singing last years winner worse than Salvador!
Second reprise of the songs now.
Well, apparently not cos three of the big five + 1 get performed again
The sound has gone in the press centre too.