What a night! I spent the evening with (almost) all my Eurovision friends from last year when a whole bunch of former Delegation Hosts and Volunteers from 2016 joined together with the OGAE Fans for a ESC party at Hard Rock Café in Stockholm.
This is it – just after midnight tonight we’ll know if Francesco Gabbani and his gorilla will bring home the crystal microphone to Italy or if anyone else will be fortunate enough to challenge him for the victory.
Last night’s Semi Final started just like the first one, with the three young white male hosts who, in some inexplicable way, are supposed to embody this year’s slogan Celebrate Diversity. Unsurprisingly, their appearance in this week’s second broadcast turned out to be just as embarrassing as the first one, in true Eurovision tradition.
It’s Thursday and time for the Second Semi Final of Eurovision 2017. Even though Sweden doesn’t have any official entry in this evening’s Semi Final we still have a lot of Swedish people to cheer for tonight.
So, this is what happened in yesterday’s Semi Final in Kyiv. The contest, whose slogan of the year is Celebrate Diversity, is hosted by three young white males. A lot of people find that quite odd. Eurovision hosts generally don’t get too much love from the fans or the viewers (if your name isn’t Petra Mede, then you become an icon).
Let’s start this Eurovision week with a bang, bringing out one of this year’s favourites on stage at once. Robin Bengtsson has a current ranking of third place in this year’s competition according to the bookmakers of the world, after Portugal in second and just before Bulgaria who’s currently in fourth. Wa-a-ay ahead of all the others though is Italy, who’s already qualified for the Grand Final on Saturday being one of the Big Five.
Once again the Eurovision frenzy is upon us and just as usual it won’t go unnoticed in my blog. For those of you who subscribe to it for other reasons than to delve into all there is to know about this enchanting competition please bear with me – it’ll be over in a week.