And today we’ve completed the set! All 42 countries have now performed on the Kyiv stage so we have a clearer picture of who will do well and who won’t! France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom have brought us giant heads, mirrored shells, spinning cities, surfing and – of course – a dancing monkey.
Of course, for those of you not in the press centre, we can only convey so much of the madness to you, alongside the other press, eurovision.tv and the YouTube videos. But from first impressions, it seems a lot of people have strong opinions!
So we thought we would ask #YOU – which of the acts on day one seem to have impressed you the most?
Make sure #YOU check out #escYOUnited tomorrow as we go back to the arena for the second part of Semi-Final 2 on our live stream!