I thought that this year's WTF award would go to the Netherlands, but... WTF Serbia? O_o And the Russian song is really bad, too.
Apart from that, I quite like Slovakia
(it's the usual ethno pop, but that always gets lots of votes, and hey, I have a weakness for that kind of thing) and Turkey is supposed to be good, too (at least Ü. promised me something along the lines of Linkin Park). Anyway, even in my big tri-national family everyone is keeping their fingers crossed for Lena, who is just awesome. ♥
Lena's really the reason why I'm watching the Eurovision half finals for the very first time (and there's nothing else on TV anyway). As Lena is from my hometown, I hear we will even get a huge public viewing event for 20 000 people on Saturday, like they usually do for the World Cup, but I'm not yet sure if I can make anyone go with me. :/
In non-Eurovision news, I'm still really in love with Tad Williams' Otherland series. Why didn't I read it sooner? I find myself slowing down now, as I'm about halfway through book 3, trying to make the remaining 1,5 volumes last. I didn't think it was possible, but this is just as amazing as his Memory, Sorrow and Thorn books - if not even more so. It's strange to be reminded what a gift he has for creating these many, many storylines of different characters, making you care for every single of these characters (except for the psychopathic killer maybe), because that's what I'm missing in his current books. I've read Shadowplay and Shadowmarch when they came out, looking forward to another fantasy series that would grip me as much as Memory, Sorrow and Thorn, but instead - nothing. :(
But whatever it is that his current writing has lost, Otherland has it in spades, and I'm already looking forward to getting to spend more time with Renie, !Xabbu, Orlando, Paul Jonas and the others tomorrow!
ETA: Slovakia didn't make it... Awwww. :(