Power to the people…

…these are the final lyrics that you will hear from the songs competing tonight. We can dream a little and hope that they will be the last sung after the encore as Molly brings the title back home to the UK, for the first time since 1997. We already have a successful song as Molly is in the midweek charts top 40, and her performance tonight will propel it higher for when the official UK chart is announced tomorrow.

You will enjoy the performance, and it is fantastic to hear it get a great reception in the arena. And, as I mentioned in my previous post, singing after all the other songs should hopefully give us a boost.

Most importantly, will I win my bet with John Cater? Five quid says the UK will finish in the top ten (goes to me), five quid says it doesn’t (goes to John). Just a bit of fun, and I’m sure John is good for it!

Our final full day in CPH, another cloudy day, but with more exploring to do (no visit to the arena today)…

2014-05-10 13.12.03I visited CPH way back in 1988 – a school trip after I finished my A levels – and I vaguely remember visiting the little mermaid. It felt almost obligatory to do that again on this trip. You know – the full tourist experience and all that. A nice walk through CPH with Brian Singleton to this tourist attraction also showed me the venue from across the water…

2014-05-10 13.49.33Around the corner, a short walk, and there she was…

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…and a tourist board’s dream: the venue as a backdrop to this iconic statue…

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That box ticked, it was back through town and the ‘Fan Mile’ for the last time. You can see that it is much busier today – a great vibe and buzz, for sure.

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Brian has been a patient friend today as he navigated us around the city. From time to time today I am sure that all fans wish we could just fast-forward through the day and get on with things, but that said feeling the buzz in the host city is always pretty cool, and wherever you go you hear conversations about the festivities tonight.

One more job before the broadcast tonight – the final napkin of death. Once again we will be ranking from 1 to 26 – to determine the winner. We’ve not used the jury method until this year, usually selecting our top ten and a winner. Let’s see how we go! Do you own and #JoinUs!

In the meantime, get the drinks and nibbles sorted and I’ll be back with our jury result before the start of the grand final…

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