TV: Eurovision 2014 Live Commentary

“Eurovision! Eurovision! Eurovision! Are you ready?!”

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20:00

Eurovision begins.

20:02

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Featuring a short video by Emily, the previous winner. Showing different ways of travelling to the Eurovision set.

20:04

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Dancing with the competing flags.

20:07

Introduction of all the eurovision entrants.

20:11

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Introduction of the hosts. More than 18 million people are watching this show, including those outside Europe.

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TV: “Children of the Universe” Molly Smitten-Downes Official Video

“As I am awakened with fire in my bones”

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(“Yes, I am fabulous!”)

Rather excitingly, the official video for Molly Smitten-Downes entry into Eurovision 2014 has been uploaded in the past few days. The video, available on her official youtube channel, shows Molly amongst her band lounging around on plush furniture and standing in front of flowers.

The official video has clearer audio than the studio version that was uploaded earlier in the year. The song is actually pretty good, and even incredible considering this is a UK entry. Personally, I didn’t need any more reasons to love Molly’s creation, but the luxurious official video does help.

However, as good as the song is, it all depends on the actual night. Eurovision semi-finals will take place on the 6th and 8th of May, and the UK has automatic entry into the finals, taking place on 10th of May 2014.

See the video below:

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TV: Eurovision 2014 UK Entry “Children of the Universe” Molly Smitten-Downes

“Power to the people”

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The UK entry for Eurovision 2014 was shown a few days ago. The BBC version is the most publicised, featuring Molly Smitten-Downes singing a live version of her song “Children of the Universe”.

Described as cool and contemporary, Molly brings a different and modern style to the UK entry for Eurovision. Think 2010 winner Lena and her song “Satelitte“, but with an actual British accent. Molly stomps across the stage, reaches achingly beautiful notes with her voice, and oozes casualness with her henna tattoos.

Last year, Bonnie Tyler represented the UK. and although her fanbase was prominent in the audience, the song didn’t do well in the UK charts or in the competition. Bonnie Tyler crooned “Believe in Me“, and reached 19th place, scoring a mere 23 points.

Although British citizens like to scoff at Eurovion, and the “political voting” between countries, there is always that spark of hope that the UK will place in the Top 10 in the competition. I personally think that Molly Smitten-Downes offers the best chance of getting a high ranking (and dare I say, even winning) since Blue with “I Can“, back in 2011.

Eurovision Finals will be broadcast on the 10th of May 2014, following Semi-Finals on the 6th and 8th of May 2014. As one of the major countries backing the competition, the UK has an automatic entry into the Finals.

I will be aiming to do a live commentary on the competition.

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TV: Reliving Eurovision Grand Final 2012

A few links to my favourite songs of the night. You can also look at the Live Commentary from last night.

Russia – Buranoskiye Babushki – Party for Everybody

Cyprus – Ivi Adamou – La La Love

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TV: Eurovision 2012 Live Commentary

“Eurovision! Eurovision! Eurovision! Are you ready?!”

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20:00

Eurovision begins.

Opening ceremony. Showing the construction of the hall. The two female presenters are beautiful! As is the last year’s winner.

20:11

Competition beings!

20:12

UK performing. “Love Will Set You Free”.

I’m not sure why Engelbert Humperdinck has an odd accent that sounds very little like a British accent. Hmm.. well, it will fit in with the Euro-accents. The ballad is not to my taste, but he seems to be doing okay. The dancers in the background are annoying! Impressive fireworks make up for it slightly.

20:15

Hungary performing. “Sound of Our Hearts”. Quiet a cool song. Good instruments.

You know they’re not really playing the guitar though!

20:19

Albania Performing. “Suus”. Sung by an experimental Jazz musium! A little bit too artists for my taste. I’m not sure I can call that singing. Too breathless…

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TV: Eurovision 2012 Grand Final

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be held tomorrow night on the 26th May 2012. It will be shown on BBC One and BBC One HD from 8:00 pm onwards for 3 and a half hours.

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Engelbert Humperdinck flies the flag for the United Kingdom during the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. This year’s spectacular event takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan, the country that won last year’s contest.

Engelbert performs first with his soaring ballad Love Will Set You Free, written by award-winning songwriters Martin Terefe and Sacha Skarbek. He is one of 26 acts competing for the coveted title of Eurovision Song Contest winner 2012.

Providing commentary is Graham Norton. This is Graham’s fourth year commentating in the hot seat for BBC viewers.

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The list of countries and order they are performing in are:

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