All the entries have been performed and the voting is on. So, whew. :-) Now the traditional well-rehearsed embarrassing chitchat from the hosts. Aw. Wouldn't be the same without it! :-)
Ooh, the voting is almost over ... !! :-o
And now, the interval entertainment ... ! Always interesting. First some Russian folk songs, and then - a surprise. Ooh ...
Oh, I love the choir!! :-D And such cool dancing. Me like. And that thing with the stage floor is fantastic. Wow.
Overall a pretty good interval show ... but for me the inclusion of t.A.T.u. lowered the tone a bit. I like the military theme. Very Russian. :-)
And the finalists are, in no particular order ...
Oh, this is so high-tech ...
Turkey!! Of course! :-)
Sweden! Oh, they're so happy ... !! And to think they've been bitching all night about the shitty sound Malena got ... !! :-D
Portugal. Yay! :-)
Bosnia & Herzegovina. Of course.
Romania. Yeah ... argh ...
Armenia. I knew it.
Iceland. Yes!! Oh, I was getting so worried! Yay!!
Icelanders so happy ... !! :-D
So my guesses were pretty good. I got Israel wrong, but as KAS just said in a text message, Israel always gets to the final. Yeah, I guess. >:-( Damnit. I wish I'd been wrong about the Czechs. I thought I had at first, because the Norwegian commentator - stupid Synnøve Svabø, I don't know why they're using her - called it wrong.
I hope these results will put a stop, for a while, to all that whining about the East countries always squeezing the rest of us out ... >:-(
Aven Romale and good night. :-)
2 hours ago