In the news - Eurovision
22 acts will battle it out in the 57th Eurovision song contest held in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday evening.
In the news
Euro-pop, sparkles and impressive key changes will be the order of the day in Azerbaijan this Saturday as 26 acts take to the stage for the 57th Eurovision Song Contest. The usual array of dramatic love ballads and up-beat dance numbers are sure to delight Eurovision fanatics, while fans of the contest’s more eccentric numbers are catered for with Russia’s dancing grannies, who will be singing an up-tempo number while baking pastries on stage. The United Kingdom has gone for classic old-time crooner Engelbert Humperdinck in a bid to triumph, while it could be argued that cash-strapped Ireland has signalled its reluctance to host next year’s competition by re-entering last year’s contestants Jedward.
- Practise the 3rd person in German while talking about the 2009 winner, Lena.
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