According to songfestivalweblog.nl the German crew who was hired for the technical part of the Eurovision Song Contest this year has confirmed that shortly before the second semi-final started they noticed a problem with the in-ear monitor. It was known that the problem would affect the slow songs with soft background music - and such a one was the Dutch entry You And Me sung by Joan Franka.
While the technical problem did affect Joan a lot as she had to spend the entire song searching for the best sound, she admits that she didn't do well herself: "I didn't sing my best. Sometimes you just don't have the voice fully under control."
The Netherlands haven't qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 8 years in a row now, but this year the Dutch really had high hopes for it to change. Joan finished 15th in the semi-final and only the best 10 countries qualified.
Below you can see our 3D recording of Joan Franka's You And Me from Baku. We recommend watching it with a pair of 3D glasses, but if you don't have your pair ready this feature can easy be turned off in the player below and watched in regular 2D.