All Kinds Of Everything for Eurovision

The build-up to the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku

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They Think it's Moldova......... It is Now!!!!!!!
Well folks that is Eurovision done for another year. As Pasha and his Moldovian dancers minced off the stage last night, we had seen the last performnace. No more rehearsals, no more press conferences - just an interval act, some (mostly predictable) voting and a great winner and reprise for Loreen and Euphoria!!!! I am delighted to be heading to Sweden. It will be my 6th contest in a 6th different country and i am already excited. There were people at the airport booking up hotels in Sweden already.

I do hope our esteemed editor and chief Keith Mills will change his mind about not coming, nearer the time. I will be there with bells on and I reckon the thought of leaving his website in the hands of Andrew Main and myself might override the one of disappointment in going to Sweden next year.

Again I apologise to the people of this blog for my terrible prediction success but as I have said before I am merely a fan not an expert. Of the 14 countries I predicted could share the top 10 spots I got 8 of them correct which looks pretty decent until you see that the 6 i never got were nowhere near - UK Iceland Ireland Cyprus Ukraine and Romania. Never go to the bookies on my say so.

I am now checked in at the Travel Lodge at Heathrow with the final leg of the journey home tomorrow - bliss. I will leave you with a little annecdote of my flight from Baku to Istanbul!!!
You know you are living the high life when you have to scoot past Zeljko Joksimovic on the plane to get to the toilet in a hurry only to find Kaliopi waiting to get in when you are finished."Elaine Dove - seat warmer for the stars at 35000ft!!!!"

Thankyou all and see you in Sweden 2013 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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One heck of an anecdote to finish on!

Hilarious scene you paint there at 35,000 ft Elaine. You're some ticket! :D
Well done to all three of you for the updates provided in the lead up to the contest & from Baku itself. The AKOE coverage undoubtedly adds to the ESC for many - including yours truly.

He probably doesn't even remember this, but Keith gave Azerbaijan a (very) early mention as a possible each-way bet & it came up trumps. Cheers, man! Happy enough to see Sweden win through but the whole thing has become so difficult to predict that it's probably best just to go along for the ride & hope for the best. Look at poor Denmark who deserved better IMO.....Iceland too. But, at the end of the day, there can only be one winner. Well done Sweden!

Hopefully Keith changes his mind about not travelling to Sweden. But if not, we can only hope our dynamic duo (dare I say Batwoman & Robin?!) are willing, ready and able to carry the AKOE torch on location. Well done all once again. All roads lead to Sweden.....

Re: One heck of an anecdote to finish on!

lol cheers Sean - i only wish the picture i painted was not true but indeed it was ha ha

Glad you enjoyed the coverage x

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