Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The first semi-final is over
Rounding out the ten were Montenegro, a hunky guy from Hungary, Russian twins (whose selection was roundly booed for what I assume political reasons), Ukraine (who featured a guy on a hamster wheel and were roundly cheered for perhaps the same reasons), Azerbaijan, plucky little San Marino, the Netherlands (with an odd California-country rock duo), and a bunch of colorful dudes from Iceland.
Even better was that Marcia and Camille were also watching from Stockholm so we were able to keep up a text chat in real time. Perfect.
It was a textbook broadcast: lots of charmingly stilted banter from the three hosts, hokey little interstitial videos, and a bizarre intermission dance number. Very well done, Copenhagen!