Welcome To The Eurovision 2010 Liveblog!
Posted by Caroline on May 29, 2010
Hello people! Once again your friend Eurovision Blog will be liveblogging events from the final as they happen. So come along and join us. It’ll be fun. And we promise not to be too bitter…..:)
1935 There is nothing happening. Apart from the preparation of snack food and Pimms and the editor’s small daughter (aka Junior Eurovision) asking when Spain are coming on. ……
1954 Bucks Fizz are on the Eurovision-themed National Lottery draw. Except one of them appears to be missing….
2000 We have song contest!
2002 How to explain Eurovision to a four-year-old? Oh yes that’s right, point out last year’s winner has the same name as a character in Peppa Pig…..
2004 Alexander Rybak has taken to the stage. Hang on, didn’t this song win already?
2009 Er, how come we can start voting now? Nobody’s sung anything!
2010 Enter Azerbaijan to kick things off.
2011 Don’t know about you lot but we kind of miss the manic dancers Safura had behind her in the Ukrainian national final. Otherwise, a big improvement on Thursday night. But can she win from pole position?
2014 Those screens of people watching at home are worrying us. We keep thinking they will flash to us sat here in our nightie any second.
2015 Oh my, there is a stage invader during Spain. We have just exploded with mirth.
2020 Kudos to Daniel for carrying on regardless. And now Norway’s Didrik is on. He’s certainly very pretty but this just seems a tad dull after the Spanish shenanigans…..
2021 Finally, it is time to dance courtesy of Moldova! Wonder if Romania will give them 12 points…….?
2024 Loved Moldova, as did Junior Eurovision.
2027 Cyprus of course represents the UK’s best chance of success and the Welsh lads have done us proud.
2032 Once again Bosnia and Herzegovina left us a little bit ‘meh’. But here comes our predicted winner, lovely Tom from Belgium….
2034 Is it just us or does he look a bit like Matthew Horne?
2035 Winner. Possibly.
2039 Ovo Je Balkan is fast becoming one of our favourite Eurovision entries ever. Although we have to admit, he does look a bit like the lovechild of Heather Mills.
2042 The Belarussian butterfly effect never gets any better the more you see it. Let’s just say James Cameron won’t be losing any sleep.
2044 BREAKING NEWS! Spain to perform again after Denmark due to pitch invasion!
2045 And it’s time for Eurovision royalty. Niamh Kavanagh is such a Eurovision legend we are prepared to forgive her anything. Even her lumpy purple dress.
2050 We are beginning to think Greece might do quite well. Although it is still a good indication of why all white is so not good a look on middle-aged men
2054 And…..it’s time for the United Kingdom!
2056 Errrrrrrrrr…….well he’s done his best given the song. Let’s just leave it there.
2101 Georgia is a welcome relief after the UK but please, put some shoes on woman!
2102 We are sharpening our guitar plinths in preparation for the Turks.
2104 Is that The Stig from Top Gear?
2105 Albania’s Juliana is sporting some very nice hair that wouldn’t have been out of place in an episode of Charlie’s Angels.
2108 Iceland’s Hera is brilliant tonight. Would it be jumping the gun a bit to say she might have a brush with the top five?
2111 Ukraine’s Alyosha is up, once again looking like something out of The Blair Witch Project. We were impressed by her performance on Thursday but now we’re finding it just a touch tedious. Next!
2115 France is an unknown quantity and we weren’t expecting great things – but my goodness, we love it! It’s trashy, yes, but so energetic and fun. Even if it is, basically, a football chant. Tres bien!
2121 Time for one of our favourites now, Romania – and we still love it to bits, and yes it is still one of our ‘dark horses’. We’re guessing that Paula had to use a LOT of baby powder to get into that catsuit, mind.
2125 Sorry but we just do not like the Russian song, however much we try. Still, perhaps we need songs like this in the final so there are people other than the UK to come last?
2126 Is that Steve Buscemi on guitar?
2130 Armenia’s Eva Rivas is taking to the stage – and yes, once again the performance begins on a close up of her ample breasts. Put it AWAY Mr Pervy Norwegian cameraman!
2135 We are hyperventilating at the thought of Germany….
2137 LOVE IT. End of.
2139 Lovely to have Portugal back in the running but we really do think now might be the time to go and get the cheesecake out of the fridge.
2144 Israel’s Harel is vastly improved on Thursday night. Still not sure this is the winner everybody has said it is though. And he still appears to be about four foot tall…..
2148 And finally…it’s Denmark. Which the casual viewer has pointed out sounds a bit like Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship. Er…….
2152 Spain are back! Only fair to give them another chance really, although actually we thought the stage invasion livened it up!
2155 And we’re done! And taking a brief break while we check out what’s happening in Britain’s Got Talent. We’re nothing if not multi-taskers…..
2156 Can we just get these presenters to host EVERY YEAR?
2220 Flashmob was ACE. Have to say we love those little green room ‘pods’ as well. Thinking of getting Eurovision HQ re-done in that style….
2222 It’s time for the voting! Josh might want to duck out the back at this point….
2224 Was that Barry from EastEnders pretending to be Svante Stockselius?
2225 Romania first. Expect an early lead for Moldova….
2226 12 from Romania to Denmark! Is this going to be as predictable as we first thought?
2226 Yay, points for the UK! We are on the left hand side of the scoreboard! Will this actually be a Danish whitewash?
2228 Oh yes, go Belgium! Er, and Germany….
2229 Good old predictable Serbia giving their 12 to Bosnia and Herzegovina
2230 The most serious man in Albania has just appeared on our telly. And they have given a point to the UK!!!!!!!!! GASP!!!!!!
2231 Nice to see the lady from Turkey dressed up for the occasion.
2231 Finally, Azerbaijan get the 12. WHAT is going on with Ireland exactly….?
2234 Loving the eclectic voting. Much more fun than last year…..
2235 Nice to see Bosnia and Herzegovina returning the favour to Serbia.
2238 ‘Russia will give the 12 to….Armenia’, we said about two seconds before it happened. Well they are nothing if not predictable.
2239 Portugal have given one point to Germany!
2240 Wahey! Two points from Azerbaijan!
2244 Has anybody else noticed how well France are doing??
2245 We are liking this top five so far. All songs among our favourites and we can declare ourselves official smarty pants for predicting Germany and La Belgique….
2251 Israel picking up quite a few points now but is it too little too late?
2252 Should we be packing our bags for Berlin or Istanbul? Gosh we are confused…..
2254 Berlin, we are thinking….
2255 Even Malta didn’t give the UK any points! We are saying NOTHING. Anyway, who cares since our favourite song is winning……
2258 We are patting ourselves on the back for predicting virtually the entire top five…..
2302 The UK are up! Thought we would give more points to Germany….
2306 No expense spared for the Moldovan jury, it seems. Is that painted on cardboard?
2307 Belarus now just one point behind us. Still time for us to come last, yay!
2308 Good Lord. The UK are now in double figures. Thank you very much Georgia!
2308 Indeed, thank you Georgia. We are now last. Hurrah!
2310 Am thinking possibly the UK can’t win now?
2311 So Germany have won, UK have come last. Entirely as many people, including ourselves, have predicted. Everybody wins. Possibly. Perhaps we will go back to taking it seriously in 2011?
2312 But what the heck? YAY for the best song. We are thinking that this is the first time that a Big Four country has defied the critics and won. So indeed it can be done. And at least the Germans now have a more credible Eurovision winner on their hands than A Little Peace…..
2316 Actually we knew she’d win, since the editor’s daughter’s middle name (one of her middle names) is Lena. It was a sign, we tell you!
2317 It’s all over bar the reprise. And with that we prepare to return to the real world…..let’s just hope the Germans do a better job of 2011 than they did last time they hosted……