Russia: Polina Gagarina




This sort of message can usually be written off as insipid on the Eurovision stage, but in context here it is charged and occupies risky territory at this year’s contest. If reception at London’s anniversary concert is anything to go by, Polina’s may be far from warm in Vienna, which is a shame for a talented live performer delivering an optimistic song with on the world’s biggest stage.


Credit: Respective broadcasters



Hello Europe, it’s Camilla calling! Here are the points from the House of Apcar vote.

Russia: 7 points.

According to my own personal preference, I have awarded points to all 40 acts entering this year’s contest, with four countries receiving each set of points used by the EBU (12, 10, and 8-1).