Greetings once again from sunny Tel Aviv, as we reach the business end of Eurovision week. On Tuesday, ten countries qualified for the final including Iceland and San Marino for the first time since 2014, and seven went home including the departure of Eurovision veteran Joci Papai from Hungary and Darude from Finland.
The Eurovision Song Contest in May might seem a long way away, but for all-year-round fans it is just around the corner. Even more pressing is the job of selecting the UK entry, which falls upon the British public in two weeks’ time. Earlier this week, the six competing entries were unveiled for the first time.