Eurovision Radio Show – A big well done to Glen for raising in excess of £1950 for charity this weekend! Eurovision Times editor-in-chief, Hulluna, was live in the studio on Saturday, bringing one of ET’s favourite competitions, TEKO, live to the radio as part of Glen’s 24 hour Eurovision party.This is the second year Glen has hosted the 24 hours of fun and delirium in order to raise money for a great charity. His weekly radio show, W12plive usually runs every Thursday.
Here’s Glen, and Richard from Eurovision Ireland, still looking fresh and awake in the studio!
Trying to fit TEKO in 24 hours was no mean feat! Listeners could vote for their favourite acts on Twitter by retweeting them in the heats, and then by twitter poll in the duels, semi-final and final.
After the heats the countries straight into the final were:
Those going to the Glenda Glennson second chance round were:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Norway and the Czech Republic won in the GG and went into the last 16. On to the semi-finals and the following qualified.
SF1: Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Bulgaria
SF2: France, Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia
The final result was:
As well as TEKO that ran throughout the show, there were many guest spots and activities:
- Interview with Alex Larke (Electric Velvet, UK 2015)
- Interview with Jamala (Ukraine 2016) – and singing by her dog Badoo!
- Good luck messages from Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden 2015) and Kaliopi (FYRM 2012 and 2016)
- Ebay auction of Eurovision promo materials by David Mann(Euronorwich)
- Euro News with Anthony Granger of Eurovoix
- Eurovision sing-along with Kylie
- Request hour
- Ruslana quiz
- Eurovision karaoke
- 60s hour
- Eurovision Wheel of Fortune
- Nathan (ESCXtra) v Sam (ESCInsider) rant off ( should animals be allowed on stage? Is this the best year ever?)
And of course Eurovision hit after hit throughout the 24 hours.
Here’s Jamala (and Badoo her singing dog) live on Skype to the studio:
We also managed to get extra donations when Hulluna promised to post a video of Glen dancing at the Israel party last year a Euroclub in flashing Israeli bunny ears. You can see that here.
Głen again beat his £1250 target for Bloodwise UK (formerly known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research), and raised just over £1950… more than last year!
It’s not too late to donate, you can do so online from any country HERE.
Eurovision Times would also like to say a massive congratulations to Glen because he has just got himself a job with the BBC and will be working on Eurovision… his dream job come true! Oysermouth Radio’s loss is very much the BBC’s gain! Good luck Glen!