ESC II

The main event of Saturday evening was the Eurovision Song Contest, a two hour ‘live’ show replacing the normal epic.

That it had been put together in just a few weeks, after nearly a year of preparation for something very different was impressive. The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has huge resources available, but even so.

I saw the UK/BBC version introduced by Graham Norton. I know it was on in other countries.

The main part consisted of the 41 songs. Each had a short introduction, a video clip of the tune and a few words from the performers.

In with it all were some favourites, Johnny Logan and Mans Zelmerlöw made an appearance, previous winner Netta was funny and nice and then sang a song that was a bit calmer than her winning song: