The moment has arrived, but it has been prepared for!
Yes it’s the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final! In just a few hours 25 countries will have their three minutes with a 120 million strong TV audience ready to vote for the winner.
And the preparation? It’s your downloadable audio commentary fro the Eurovision podcast.
If you’re looking to add a little something to the official stream at www.eurovision.tv/esctv, have someone other than the regular commentator on your TV, or just want to finish the Eurovision journey you started with the podcast back in April, then read carefully!
Download the MP3 file beforehand, and cue it up in your audio player of choice, be it portable on headphones, or on your PC. Feel free to start listening whenever you want, but starting as the show starts is fine. I’ll remind you in the show, but when you hear a beep, you pause the track, watch the song performance, then start up the track again. Don’t stop for adverts or cutaways, just for the music.
Unlike the semi-finals, there is an opening ceremony, so you can start the MP3 before or at the start of the show, and there will be a beep in very short order. Un-pause the track at the end of Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale, and you’ll be all set to share the Contest with me.
Don’t forget to follow me real time on Twitter for updates direct from Oslo and the Contest.
Eurovision 2010 Podcast: Grand Final Commentary
Ewan Spence talks you though the Grand Final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Press play as the show starts, and don’t forget to pause for the music when you hear the beep!
You can stay up to date with The Unofficial Eurovision Podcast (because the fun doesn’t stop with the end of the contest tonight) by subscribing to the RSS feed for all the shows, or use iTunes to get the show automatically downloaded to your computer if you’re an Apple user.