After the opening party last night there's a few headaches on the team, even though the work carries on. The Big Five and host country Azerbaijan take to the stage for the first time, and it's not at all what we expected. Daily chat from Eurovision from Ewan Spence and Sharleen Wright (ESC Insight), Luke Fisher (EscXtra) and John Stanton (Eurovisionary).
Carrying on the run through the second wave of rehearsals with a mix of acts from the first and second semi-finals to talk about. Regular host Ewan Spence is joined by Samantha Ross and Sharleen Wright from the ESC Insight editorial team, but we also have Emma Backfish once more from EscXta, and we're joined for the first time this year by Roy Delaney of Eurovision Apocalypse.
We're onto the second wave of rehearsals here in the Crystal Arena, as every country gets one more block of time on the stage before the dress rehearsals start in earnest on Monday. What's changed, what's improvised, and what really isn't? Ewan Spence and Samantha Ross from ESC Insight, and special guests Emma Backfish and Alec Parkin from EscXtra, talk it over.
The bottom half of the second semi final have finished their first rehearsal, and the ESC Insight podcast gathers to discuss their chances of qualifying for the final. Juke Box Jury judge David Elder joins the daily chat show today, along with the latest member of the Insight team, Paul Bostock.
Wednesday backstage at Eurovision 2012, and we're talking about half of the Semi Final two rehearsals. Hosted by Ewan Spence, you also have Samantha Ross, Liam Clark and Michael Lowther (EscXtra), and Anton Kulakov (ESC Rus).