Vision editor Hassan Yusuf reports from Baku, Azerbaijan – home to Eurovision 2012.
Not much to report today – we’re all waiting for the live Semi-Final Two show which starts here at midnight.
Security seems to have been increased an extra notch. I swear half the population is employed in the security services. Still, better safe than sorry.
Had a wander in the old city earlier – very nice. Baku was obviously an old port protected by high walls. There’s a rather long tower that will probably offer great views of the city. The sea front here is also very nice.
The show tonight will be quite exciting – there are fours songs that I really want to go through – Netherlands, Ukraine, Turkey and Estonia.
Alexander Rybak, Norway’s winner from 2009, is giving a press conference. I really can’t be bothered. How many times do we have to listen to Fairytale?
May possibly do a quick interview with Italy’s Nina Zilli for Vision magazine this afternoon.
I may be back tonight with the results of the lucky ten that have got through to the final, along with their performance placements.