Douze points

10,000 Birds

You may recall that the hosts Sweden had some pedigree in this competition when Abba won with “Waterloo”, but their Scandinavian neighbours have been guilty of some dreadful entries including , the shame of Finland, Lordi and “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. Europe’s most celebrated songster, the Nightingale, will be signalling his return to the northern breeding grounds. Tonight, Malmo hosts the high camp drama that is the Eurovision Song Contest.

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