Certainly not a Brexit-proof entry... But at least it's not a national embarrassment and Lucie can sing/perform.
Early confirmed entries for this year look pretty ordinary. I quite like Italy (and Belarus in the guilty pleasure stakes). Germany has potential but needs a lot of work. (Great Final on Thursday - really enjoyed the show, especially this cracking performance by Conchita:
and this great song which was one of the interval acts:
I'm not what you call a Eurovision fan but a friend insisted I listened to the UK entry. He was raving about it. I've listened to it a couple of times and she has a very good voice. It's a good choice. If it doesn't do well then there is something seriously wrong.
i haven't watched any more of it. When is it, the actual contest? I might tune in if I'm at home.
It's been May for a long time now, last year late May around the 22nd. I guess it's moved because of logistics, as good answer as any, with over 40 countries now competing, In ABBAs day just 17. The usual time factor, this year at the moment it appears Ukraine are having loads of problems in staging the event, I believe tickets haven't even gone on sale yet....in truth I expect it can't afford to stage the contest, but national pride dictates, I guess the smaller countries don't want to win ?, imagine bankrupt Greece....
Mmm...not sure. You can never write them off and it might just come through the middle as the 'compromise' candidate among all the other, very varied stuff. Highly polished, highly professional, pretty catchy - the Swedes have got that sort of thing down to a T.
The new version of the UK song does, to be fair, sound a lot better. But it's still off the pace. Azerbaijan is another belter, FYR Macedonia have come up with a good one and Norway's a personal favourite from this weekend's new clutch (though realistically it may struggle to qualify for the final).
There has been a little bit of controversy around the Russian entry in the U.K. Media, with the ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, it was initially thought that Russia wouldn't send anybody, however they have sent a please forgive my terminology, a disabled lady in a wheelchair. Her song is above average and in any other year might do well. However because of her disabilities, they the ESC, and Russia are hoping that the audience behaves this year, last, they booed through the song and voting, which was all edited out for the viewer. So are they going for the sympathy vote?