I don't like Jade, I don't like the song. She has no stage presence, and was hit by one of the violinists for standing too close to him. Also, the song was bad. It was some kind of X Factor-esque song, not a Eurovision song. It was painful. My professional opinion, as a musician, is that it was bad. I could go on, but I'd be wasting my breath. I also can't think of anything coherent to say about it all. Urgh.
People I liked:
Greece - Mr Fitness DVD. So camp, yet so fitting for Eurovision. Catchy song too
Azerbaijan - This was just good :)
Malta - So nice to see a larger lady going it alone, and one who has a damn good voice too!
Estonia - Not sure why, but I quite liked these
Denmark - Catchy, written by Ronan Keating. Very boybandish but catchy.
Germany - should win purely for the guy's trousers and Dita von Teese. Catchy song too!
Norway - Alexander. Need I say more?
Finland - I quite liked this. Am a teeny bit of a pyromaniac too but shh
Was quite surprised how so many of the songs this year sounded like other songs too. Finland had been taking notes from the Bloodhound Gang (not that this is necessarily a bad thing), Estonia swiping things from Zorro (the song being 'I want to spend my lifetime loving you'), I can't remember the others but I'm sure there were some!
Russian coverage: I liked the Cirque du Soleil stuff at the beginning, but all the twisty stuff inbetween each entry was making me feel dizzy. I do quite like the random Russian words they were trying to teach us. Ded Moroz - Santa Claus.
Not so happy with the interval entertainment though, that's just odd!
There have also been some great quotes this evening, from Graham Norton and the lovely peoples on Twitter.
@violetbakes: Greece was competing with sporticus from Lazy town, what was all that about ;D
Graham: 'Not many of them know how to do it, but they like to do it'
@ShropshirePixie: a family sized portion of extra cheesy cheese, with added cheese and a side portion of CHEESE please!!!
Graham: 'Song by Boyzone, Pyrotechnics by Westlife'
@PembsDave: Voice by Chico - Trousers by Bacofoil
@PembsDave: THIS IS NOT EUROVISION THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
@violetbakes: I thought ALW might appear with half a white mask on
@PembsDave: I had no ideas Pink did Cabaret!
Finally: The Russian Policement should have won. They were ace.