Well Eurovision is over and congratulations go to Austria and Conchita Wurst who sang the winning song Rise Like A Phoenix. Tom Neuwirth’s drag alter-ego Conchita was pretty unstoppable by the time the final aired on Saturday night. I noticed the audience joining in with the chorus during the performance.
The UK’s entry managed just 17th place, which is a shame as I thought it deserved better.
The competition was pretty enjoyable this year and the three hosts Pilou Asbaek, Lise Ronne and Nikolaj Koppel did a great job. I was a little bit concerned for Lise who seemed painfully thin and looked like she belonged inside a musical box, dressed as she was in a ballerina style dress.
This Saturday, the 59th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Copenhagen. The UK song is Children of the Universe by Molly Smitten-Downes.
The UK is currently fifth favourite and has been allocated last in the running order to perform. This is a great position to be in as it will be very fresh in the mind of the voters, considering there are 26 acts.
I may be totally wrong, but I think we’ve the best chance in years with a very good song. It’s anthemic and modern and Molly (27 year old singer songwriter) sings it very well. It’s miles better than our our bland efforts of recent years. The UK faces strong competition from favourites Sweden, Austria, Netherlands and Armenia.
The contest will be live on both BBC1 and on BBC Radio 2 from 8pm tomorrow.