Things are starting to hotten up here in Baku as the second semi final draws nearer. There are some big names among tonight's performers, most noteably Loreen and Željko Joksimović. Will they live up to the hype? Will feathered Joan charm the Netherlands into the final for the first time in eight years? Stay tuned to Eurovisionary to find out!
OK, so I only predicted six of the ten on Tuesday (Moldova – seriously?) but here I am again, putting my reputation on the line and giving you an early indication of who will complete the line-up for Saturday night.
Last night we found the first ten qualifers for the final on Saturday. Tomorrow evening another 18 songs will compete for the last ten spots. This afternoon it was time for the first dress rehearsal for the second semi-final show and thereby time to tell who stands with the best chances.
With the first semi-final just days away, the pace in Baku is unrelenting as delegations continue to rehearse and hold press conferences. Today, 13 countries had to go to work in The Crystal Hall in preparation for the big day.
Set your fire with you and me -sings Joan on Baku 's stage for the second time. Even if there weren't any fire effects used on stage today, her performance prompted audible cheers and shouts of applause from journalists present.
Local and foreign dance groups, singers and DJs will perform during the opening ceremony and interval acts during both semi-finals and the final. Today it was announced that the previous five winners of the contest will perform at the interval act show in the second semi-final.