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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I agree. My sister in her late forties and my niece who is eleven both picked Sweden out from the semi-final and they hadn't heard any of the songs before that.

Let me tell you something pal - I wa in the Hilton Baku when Englebert arrived back from a rehearsal or what ever - 7pm - he could have take the elevator back to his rooms - but he didn't - he took the time - 15-20 mins to allow anyone in the reception area to talk to, and have their photo taken with him. He was so wonderfully received. I saw the winner - Mortica Adams - at the Maiden Tower in Baku with her ontourage coming out the Swedish coach with photographic crew refusing to have young children photoed with her as she flounced off to a local resturant with her "crew". I know who was the winner with me. Definately not the one who tried to win.

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