As I might have mentioned before, I LOVE the Eurovision Song Contest. So I thought what better way of spending an evening than sharing my thoughts on tonight's extravaganza with you? I'll give each song a mark out of ten together with a pithy comment. Feel free to share in the experience in the comments section. You know you want to...
Switzerland - 7 - what on earth is that hat the lead singer has on?
Moldova - 4 - didn't know Rio Ferdinand was a singer!
Israel - 4 - boring. Never wear w hite suit. Especially when sitting on a black piano.
Latvia - 8 - barbershop-tastic!
Norway - 8 - remember Northern lights by Renaissence?
Spain - 3 - so good at football, so shite at singing...
Malta - 6 - was that medallion really necessary?
Germany - 7 - was that really Queenie from Black Adder?
Rumania - 7 - rather catchy I thought!
FYR Macedonia - 6 - no no no
Russia - 8.5 - great mullet, great song
Denmark - 7 - The Twist - as Wogan said, but not as we know it
Bosnia - 7.5 - tipped as the winner. Not sure.
Lithuania - 7 - Oh no you're not
UK - 8.5 - love it!
Greece - 7 - she's trying too hard
Finland - 8.5 - Fab! Not exactly typical Eurovision!
Ukraine - 5 - very Kossacky
France - 5 - tres dreary
Croatia - 5 - never wear national costume. Looks desperate.
Ireland - 5 - Brian Kennedy is an excellent singer. Song is dross
Sweden - 8.5 - Invincible. it might be. Sounds like a winner to me
Turkey - 5 - how many boos will it get from the Greek audience?
Armenia - 6 - not a bad debut
Overall I think the songs are of a higher quality than norma, although that's not saying a lot. Roll on the best part of the evening - the voting! UPDATE: I cannot believe it - after 49 years they've changed the voting system and ruined the fun! UPDATE: The voting this year is even more political than normal. And that's saying something.