ESC2014: Semi-final 1 – Napkin of death…

For each of the semi-finals and the grand final you will probably know that the public telephone vote accounts for 50 percent of our UK vote. The other 50 percent is decided by an expert jury of music professionals. The votes are then combined and relayed for the ultimate ‘douze point’. What the expert just do now is to rank the songs in order of preference, so tonight that will be from 1 to 16, best to worst. We thought that we would try that with the napkin tonight and see how we get on. Here’s our results:

Going through to the final:

Sweden

Armenia

Hungary

Azerbaijan

Netherlands

Ukraine

Estonia

Russia

Montenegro

Moldova

Going home…

Latvia

Portugal

San Marino

Iceland

Belgium

Albania

See how we get on, and compare it with your own list.

As always have a great evening and I hope that you enjoy what will be a great show. The opening sequence is one of the best ever, and will connect particularly strongly with any fans.  I felt quite emotional watching it. No spoilers from me! See for yourselves tonight on BBC3 at 8pm, or via www.eurovsion.tv.

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