The first of Eurovision semi finals have happened, and thankfully Jedward and the elderly Russian grannies are through to Saturday’s show.
Eighteen countries were competing for just ten places. Here are all the countries that have gone through to the main show.
So this means what you see on Saturday night has already been put through a filter, which again I add that Jedward managed to get past. Sadly this means there are some songs that will never go through the humiliation of Eurovision, so here are some of the songs that will be missed on the night.
‘The Social Network Song’ by Valentina Monetta was a silly homage, or perhaps a cautionary tale, about what you can get up to on the internet. This would have been a fun entry for the night, but instead you will have to watch it below and make up your own scathing comments.
The song ‘Euro Neuro’ was impressive purely because they had found so many rhyming words ending in ‘tic’ to include in the song. The words included; cosmetic, poetic, hermetic and there were many more. The singer of the Montenegrin entry, Rambo Amadeus, is apparently a cult figure for his satirical songs and has distanced himself from ‘radio friendly’ songs, so it is good that he got this far really.
When listening to Israel’s entry, ‘Time’ by Izabo, you might be forgiven for not realising that it is a Eurovision song because it sounds quite normal, maybe even catchy. And then you see the video where they are performing in a big top circus and are surrounded by clowns.
Trackshittaz sadly failed to get to the finals with their song ‘Woki Mit Deim Popo’. I have no idea what the song was about, but apparently it was a great example of the band’s unique genre of music “tractor gangster party rap”.
The second semi final is on BBC Three tonight at 8pm, and in the meantime you can watch the first semi final on BBC iPlayer.