On our third day in Berlin we decided that we would take in a free walking tour, as we had gone on one in Kraków and found them to be very worthwhile. We met our guide George, an American who had been living in Berlin for the past eight years, in Pariserplatz near the Brandenburg Gate.
Earlier today I posted my predictions in advance of the first Eurovision Semi Final and I have to say I’m quite chuffed that I guess eight of the ten acts that were announced tonight to go through. The only two I got wrong were Hungary (who I am delighted made it through) and Romania (who I feel usurped the place that should have gone to Belarus). See a full list of my predictions and how it panned out by reading on.
Australian commentator for SBS, Julia Zemiro, has dissed the UK’s song for this year’s contest at the opening ceremony for the Eurovision on Sunday. In an interview with Wiwibloggs, the host was asked if there was a friendly rivalry between first time entrants Australia and the UK. Her response was clear as she said that not only are Australia likely to beat the UK, but that it wouldn’t be hard for them to do so.
Earlier this week it was announced that former The Taste mentor and cooking legend Nigella Lawson will announce the results of the UK Eurovision results this coming Saturday. The celebrity chef will announce the results live from London and took to twitter to announce her excitement at being asked by national broadcaster the BBC.
In co-operation with Eurovision, Twitter have launched a new hashflag feature that will allow countries’ flags to appear in tweets during the duration of the week of the live shows. For example, if you are tweeting about Ireland and you add in the hashtag #Irl , the Irish flag will appear in your tweet.