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Eurovision 2014

7th May 2014
Posted by Aston Avery

It’s Eurovision time!
On The Brighter Breakfast every day this week we’ll be previewing and reviewing the semi-finals, and looking ahead to the big night on Saturday.

Our correspondant Phil Colclough from will be joining us live from Copenhagen each morning with all the back stage gossip.

On Tuesday, Phil impressively predicted eight of the ten acts to progress to the next stage of the competition, and why Sweden were unhappy with the lighting for their performance for the juries.

On Wednesday we discussed exploding hot dog stands (only at Eurovision), and how the stars appear to be aligning for UK hopeful Molly who, performing in the second half of the final in Denmark, is now one of the bookies’ favourites to win.

Thursday’s chat focused on the impending second qualifier, which would turn out to be one of the most impressive offerings in recent years. Our reporter once again displayed his expertise in correctly telling us nine of the tens act that would make it through.

And on Friday this week we dismissed Sir Terry Wogan’s views expressed on television the day before that the voting was fixed. We then looked at the finalists one by one in running order ahead of Saturday’s final which will be closed by UK entry Molly, and both stuck our neck on the line by naming our top five.

On Monday we rounded off by commiserating Molly’s woeful 17th placing with just 40 points, and congratulating Conchita Wurst being crowned champion with 290 points, taking Eurovision to Austria in 2015 for the first time in 49 years. Phil did well to call three of the top five finishers.