The semi-finals at this year’s Eurovision have been total carnage. Most of the year’s fun, upbeat songs fell at the first hurdle – so already we’ve had to say goodbye to the fanny-licking Latvians, San Marino’s S&M stripper, Israeli high-camp and Slovenian lounge-lizards.
Sure, we still have Norwegians in wolf masks, Serbian performance art and Moldovan Tim Westwood. And for the first time in years, the UK is entering the home stretch as the bookies’ second favourite – ahead of Sweden, ahead of Italy and with only Ukraine a hotter ticket. So there’s still plenty of reasons to watch.
As ever, we’ve put together a free, full-colour, 60-page guide to the whole shebang – filled with trivia, stats, some backstage gossip, snark and love.
[Download it free here]