ESC Daily Recap | Day 11

Toby Truslove with Justs from Latvia | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with Justs from Latvia | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

This morning’s production meeting was followed by a few hours of much appreciated rest before it was time to head over to the arena once again for another afternoon of hilarious backstage interviews with Australia’s very own Toby Truslove. Oh, how I wish you could all tune in to watch the broadcasts from SBS Australia to experience the pure genius that is Toby T. With his background as an impro actor he can work with anything and make his interviewees open up and share their different personalities.

Meanwhile our commentators interviewed Australian journalists in the Press Center and, oh yes, our brilliant Dami Im did a great job as well at her 1st dress rehearsal – much stuff going on at the same time in our delegation…

Some of the other delegation hosts has had days off this week on the days they weren’t rehearsing, but not us. We always have a lot of stuff going on with these guys and that feels great, albeit a bit exhausting at times. Wouldn’t miss it for the world though, sometimes it feels like I’m actually died and gone to heaven… And I can’t imagine this will all be over in just a couple of days!

However, living in the moment is my mantra right now and a moment I will remember from today’s schedule was the shooting we did with Dami and our commentators Julia and Sam up on the roof of the hotel right next to the Globe. In this bubble almost anything can happen apparently…

Shooting with Dami, Sam and Julia @ the roof of Quality Hotel Globe | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Shooting with Dami, Sam and Julia @ the roof of Quality Hotel Globe | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Since the commentators decided they didn’t need me for most of the evening’s Jury Show I could watch the majority of it from the Delegations’ Lounge with the other delegations. So much more comfortable than up by the commentators’ booths I can assure you, but you miss the great overview of the arena and are stuck with the main TV pics on the big screen. I’m sure I’ll watch the broadcasted show many times in the future (of course I’ll order the official DVD to keep as a memory of these weeks) so I might just prefer getting the big picture from the arena whenever possible…

Tonight’s Jury Show is important since all jury votes are based on this performance – but tomorrow’s when it really counts for our glittering goddess. She did an amazing performance tonight and I’m quite sure she’ll make it through to the final. I actually heard from friends sitting in the audience she got the most cheers during the recaps afterwards which is always a good sign. Unfortunately I can’t tell you Swedes out there to vote for her tomorrow since you’re not allowed to vote in Semifinal 2, but let’s keep our fingers crossed that she will make it to the final so you can show your support then. And for those of you who are able to vote tomorrow – please do!!!

Stay tuned!

Toby Truslove with Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz from Georgia | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz from Georgia | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with Laura Tesoro from Belgium | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with Laura Tesoro from Belgium | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with Donny Montell from Lithuania | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with Donny Montell from Lithuania | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with ManuElla from Slovenia, Poli Genova from Bulgaria and Sanja Vučić ZAA from Serbia | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove with ManuElla from Slovenia, Poli Genova from Bulgaria and Sanja Vučić ZAA from Serbia | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove shooting in make-up | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

Toby Truslove shooting in make-up | Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm

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