So, last night was the second Eurovision semi-final in Dusseldorf!
squawkbox: *dashes back to flat for #eurovision semi final 2*
squawkbox: Fanfare! Eurovision semi final 2 has started #eurovision
HotLabour: If France wins, I'm switching back to freedom fries. #Eurovision #ESC11.
JayRow: Oh Christ, 30 seconds in and I think the Irony App on my iPhone just crashed.... #eurovision
nickminers: Dammit you’re all watching #eurovision instead of looking at my lovely photos http://bit.ly/lqmBVu
mrchockabloke: I've watched the Eurovision semi-finals. Prefer to save myself for the full horror that is the final.
The ten lucky countries going through to the grand final tomorrow are:
Bosnia & Herzegovina
As usual, I’ve compiled a taster of tweets from the evening. One of my favourite tweeters, thoroughlygood, was strangely absent from my twitter stream. I discovered later this was because he was actually in Dusseldorf Stadium! He provided a great audioboo which captures the highly-charged stadium atmosphere:
The evening was the story of two sets of twins. Unfortunately, Eurovision couldn’t ultimately handle both pairs and the lovely Twiins from Slovakia had to leave the competition. Jedward from Ireland, however, stormed through to the finals with one of their best performances ever. Both pairs inspired huge numbers of tweets from their admirers and detractors, and Jedward’s haircuts proved strangely trend-setting amongst the contestants.
edwardclarke: Belgium is very distinctive. That's a plus #eurovision
handbagpets: @edwardclarke that is possibly...the only plus?
edwardclarke: ooh gorgeous legs, Slovakia #eurovision
nok32uk: Two mini-Geri Halliwells dipped in gold #eurovision #esc2011
ScotDale: The Slovakian Twins really are identical! #Eurovision.
feggie: Go Twiins. The slovakian Jedward but more fuckable. Audience like them, me too. #Eurovision
vikkiharris1976: #EuroVision (Slovakia) Ha Ha! Not trying to sell sex at all! Certainly aint there for their vocal talents! #BitchyMe
Zipacna_42: OOh! it's the other twins! The attractive #Slovak ones! #Eurovision
korearian: MOLDOVA HAVE GNOME HATS. EVERY OTHER ENTRANT IS IRRELEVANT. #eurovision
CornishCalzone: Moldova = the motherfucking best #eurovision
scattermoon: Moldova: it's like the Smurfs on acid #eurovision (and it's awesome!)
squawkbox: POPULAR #eurovision
HotLabour: Saade on my face and tell me that you love me. #Eurovision #ESC
owenblacker: I'll have two, thanks, delivered to my room. Don't bother gift-wrapping #Sweden #esc2011 #bbceurovision
owenblacker: I think, performing in front of most of the gay men of the Western world on Saturday, you will indeed be popular #esc2011 #bbceurovision
robitito: By far the best so far. #Sweden #eurovision And they've got a key change.
owenblacker: O HAI! #Cyprus #esc2011 #bbceurovision
Soeno: I'll have the one in the rear! So to speak #Cyprus #bbceurovision
ms_cornwall: OMG the outfit is a killer #ESC #Slovenia
PRDH: This woman is the spiritual successor to the slutty Roman soldiers that the Ukraine had last year. #eurovision
gooneruk: Good BOOTS from Slovenia #eurovision
owenblacker: Instant favourite RT @lordofmisrule: It's alright, I know how defeat her. Does anyone have any stairs? #eurovision
grwndi: Oh how clever! They've kept all the Stupid Hairstyle Acts until the end. #bbceurovision
SequinedShoes: i want #jedward hair. badly. #bbceurovision.
Dr_PaulC: Lead singer of Demark looks like a rather fit version of Jedward grr! #bbceurovision
prlivesey: Jedward should sue for haircut copyright violations. #bbceurovision #denmark
ScoobyDoofus: Considering they're twins, Jedward are REALLY out of sync with each other! #eurovision
LandersIE Hunter: So after months of rehearsal #Jedward are STILL out of time and tune. #Eurovision
fechtech: FANTASTIC performace JEDWARD! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! #bbceurovision
Daniel_Penfold: It's a real talent to not be in time with the beat, your twin or yourself #jedward #bbceurovision
memyselfandjohn: #bbceurovision proof Europe has no musical taste, as the wrong twiins go through!!
johnmanthorpe: I don't know what to do now it's over? Puff. Wrestle a giraffe? #bbceurovision #eurovision