They sang in this order with my observations:
- Belgium: What’s the pressure. A girl in silver strutted her stuff, I thought it was catchy, it seemed well loved by the audience. 8 1/2 out of 10
- Czech Republic: I stand. A tall girl in white. I thought a strong contender – outstanding for me. 9 out of 10.
- Netherlands: Slow down. The nice ticking clock was interesting. A good catchy effort. I thought a possible winner but only a 6 out of 10 from me. I liked the musical interlude with good guitars.
- Azerbaijan: Miracle. A girl in a shiny all-in-one suit with good dancers. I thought a very good chance and would take some beating. I gave it 9 out of 10.
- Hungry: Pioneer. I felt pretty dreadful. It had a nice drum effect, a good effort but not a winner. 2 out of 10.
- Italy: No degree of separation. I liked the tree surround, looked like Garden of Eden. Sung in Italian (most other entries were in English). Good make-up and hair for singer. 7 out of 10.
- Israel: Made of stars. A good stunt with a hoop for two dancers in the background, it even lit up! A good effort but only 4 out of 10 from me.
- Bulgaria: If love is a crime. It looked terrible – they took it too far for Eurovision. It looked like she’d got bandages on her legs! They even glowed. 3 out of 10.
- Sweden: If I was sorry. Only 3 out of 10 for me. A good effort but I saw a mistake in the lighting though the lighting was a good effect. I felt the song was predictable. He was only 17!
- Germany: Ghost. She wore nice blue cheer-leader type dress with long black hair. Some bewildering staging but 9 out of 10 – my favourite.
- France: Jai Cher Chair. He was a trained dentist. He sang in both English and French and I thought it was an interesting song but only 2 out of 10 for me.
- Poland: Colour of your life. He wore and interesting red coat. I was not gripping enough fro me, no chance. 3 out of 10.
- Australia: Sound of silence. She sat on a big box – I wonder what was in it. She had a sparkly dress. A good effort and a popular choice for the audience. 4 1/2 out of 10.
- Cyprus: Alter ego. Dreadful to me. Interesting the drums in a cage. 2 out of 10.
- Serbia: Goodbye. She looked like a witch in black PvC, but with good lipstick. A nice touch when she spurned the dancer way. A good effort, with eye-catching backing dancers. A fairly good effort. 3 1/2 out of 10.
- Lithuania: I have been waiting for this night. Another fairly good effort. He wore a nice white coat. 3 1/2 out of 10.
- Croatia: Lighthouse. She reminded me of Little Red Ridinghood. Weird outfit on stage which changed into something like a silver toilet roll, nice shimmery shiny effect though. A reasonable effort but not a winner. 3 out of 10.
- Russia: You are the only one. A strong contender I felt with a good background. Popular with the audience. He even managed to sing while climbing. 6 out of 10.
- Spain: Say yeh. She wore nice heals and got them dancing in the hall. But only 3 out of 10 from me.
- Latvia: Justs. She had a nice leather jacket and ripped jeans but shreaked a lot. 3 1/2 out of 10.
- Ukraine: 1944. Nice floor lights pattern yellow and red. Not in my taste, a reasonable effort but the worst so far. 2 1/2 out of 10. (It won so it shows what I know!)
- Malta: Walk on water. Well done her, she performed pregnant! A good accompanying dancer. 4 out of 10.
- Georgia: Midnight gold. An interesting split camera image. Yuk for me I afraid but definitely distinctive. Lights were too full on. 1 1/2 out of 10.
- Austria: Loin D’ici. Audience didn’t seem to engage enough. There were some nice fireworks. 4 1/2 out of 10.
- UK: You’re not alone. Some good strong vocals, nice presents from them, they’ve come a long way. 4 1/2 out of 10.
- Armenia: Lovewave. Nice black outfit. The song was not memorable enough. 3 out of 10.
I’m already looking to next year and Eurovision all over again. Long live Eurovision.