Isn’t it funny how annual events seem to come round quicker each year – or am I just showing my age? Whilst it only feels like a few short months since I was in Belgrade covering the Eurovision Song Contest in Serbia, it’s almost a year! Indeed on 10 May I’m Moscow-bound to cover the build-up to, and broadcasts of, the Eurovision this year.
Getting tickets to attend the event has been a nightmare. Getting press accreditation was a challenge. Finding an apartment took three attempts… but I’ll discuss the logistics in more detail later, as I think it tells us much about the Russian approach to hosting the contest this year.
I thought that we could kick-off the blog this year with a timely mention of the UK entry this year.
As most of you will know by now, Andrew “the Lord” Lloyd Webber has penned our song, “It’s My Time”, with renowned lyricist Dianne Warren. The song will be performed by Jade Ewen, who was selected via the BBC’s “Your Country Needs You” reality TV vehicle back in February. Here are the results of what is widely seen by fans and commentators around Europe as the BBC taking the contest more seriously, by not sending a novelty song to Moscow…
What do you think, and how do you think we’ll do this year? The UK finished in joint last place in 2008 – surely we’ll do better than that? I guess all will be revealed on this blog during my adventures in Moscow.