Just got back to Dale-Simmons towers from Wales, and what better way to spend the evening than live blogging Eurovision! I shall be rating every song throughout the contest. Do join in in the comments.
10.46 How embarrassing was the Bosnian voting guy?
10.45 Jane Merrick wants me to live blog the voting! Sorry. I have apparently been snoring through it according to my other half, who is really annoyed that Casualty hasn't be on.
9.54 OK, I'm backing Denmark. So that's the kiss of death for them then.
9.48. Spain. Sounds more ike Turkey. Spain really are crap at Eurovision. Always have been. 4.
9.45. Finland. Eurobeat-tastic. 7.
9.42. UK. Truly terrible. This is a song for a musical, not Eurovision. 3.
9.38 Romania. Quite catchy. Midtable mediocrity I suspect. 7.
9.34 Ukraine. Mediocre. Nothing else to say. 5.
9.28 Norway. The singer is what they describe on Neighbours as "a bit of a spunk". Shame the song was crap. 4.
9.25. Albania. I have lost the will to live. Utter shite. 4.
9.20 Turkey. They are consistently shite at Eurovision. Their songs are always the same. Dreary and jumpy. 4.
9.17 Germany. Pec-tastic! Didn't like the song though. 6.
9.12 Denmark. Well, ding dong. Copenhagen here I come. Nice beat. Nice, ahem, everything:). 8.5. Joint favourite with Iceland and France.
9.11 Estonia. Forgettable. 5.
9.07. Malta. Nice ballad bit not strong enough to win. 7.
9.02 Moldova. I think it is safe to say Graham Norton won't be visiting Moldova next year. Dancing was truly awful. 3.
8.57 Bosnia. This was good until they introduced the national element to it. Somewhat militaristic! 6.5.
8.55 Graham Norton is doing very well so far.
8.53 Azerbaijan. Promising intro, then they showed the lead singer. Slapped by the ugly stick. Boptastic, but won't win. No one wants to go there next year. 6.
8.50 Russia clearly don't want to win two years in a row. Awful. 5.
8.45 Armenia. Oh dear. Truly terrible. 4.
8.41 Greece. Would do very well in Heaven, but too forumlaic. Like the drums though. 7.
8.39 Some have suggested I do this on CoverItLive. Sorry, not tonight. Have to be monitoring some political stuff at the same time.
8.38 Iceland. Very Delta Goodrem. A proper song. My joint favourite so far with France. 8.5
8.34. Portugal. A feel good song, but a bit twee. Graham Norton likes it. I didn't really. 6.
8.29 Croatia. Sounds a bit too Greek. Don't think they will trouble the scorers. 5.
8.25 Sweden. Terrible verse, wonderful chorus. Very Eurovision. Will do well. I'll give it 8.
8.21 France. This is more like it. I love Patricia Kaas. I have 5 or 6 albums by her! They haven't had a good song since Amina and Le Dernier qui parle. I like this! She's a fantastic singer. I'm giving that 8.5!
8.17 Israel. Their songs always sound similar. Hebrew is not a great language for songs like this. A bit to many coughing sounds. But quite a pleasant song. Again, 6.5.
8.13 Ok, here we go with Lithuania. Hmmm. growing on me. Well, it did until I looked up and saw the hat. I'll give that 6and a half out of ten.
8.12 Why are Eurovision hosts always so awful?
8.08 Loving the white costumes.
8.05 Currently watching the intro stuff. I wish they'd get on with it.