Jedward through to Eurovision Final!

Eurovision Semi final number 1 is over.

Set in Baku, Azerbaijan, it had everything you’d expect from Eurovision. There were pretty hosts (who weren’t chosen for their hosting ability) throwing out the corniest/cheesiest lines. There were lots of questionable outfits, dance moves, and songs (that’s what this contest is all about right?) But Eurovision is so bad that it’s so good – isn’t that why we all watch?

The biggest offenders of the night were Montenegro (I have no words for that entry), Israel (their entry made me feel like I was at a wedding watching a bunch of locked aunts and uncles storming the stage), San Marino (as someone on twitter said, “that is going to be the first social networking song not to go viral!” and anyway, is that really a country?) and Latvia (the dancing bridesmaids singing about Johnny Logan). These songs won their national competitions, what must their other ones have been like?!

Jedward, representing Ireland with Waterline, did not disappoint. They may not have the best voices but they are made for this contest with their energy, ‘tin man/robotic’ costumes and water feature.

We were all left hanging though as Ireland was the last entry to go through! Everyone’s nerves were shot but the boys got rid of their nervous energy and showed their excitement by cartwheeling down the stage. This is not bias speaking, I really think they could win the competition this year!

Greece (who is also through to the final) was very impressive with Aphrodisiac

And I can’t go without mentioning the Russian Grannies, Buranovskiye Babushki. They were both trippy and adorable!

The 10 countries that went through were (in the order they were read out, not in order of popularity):
1. Romania
2. Moldova
3. Iceland
4.  Hungary
5.  Denmark
6. Albania
7. Cyprus
8. Greece
9.  Russia
10. Ireland

These 1o countries join the 6 that have automatically qualified:
1. Host Country Azerbaijan
2. Italy
3. Spain
4. England
5. France
6. Germany

The second semi final is on Thursday with the grand final taking place on Saturday night.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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