”Shhh..!”, said Anti-Crisis Girl Svetlana Loboda (Ukraine) to an Israeli journalist. Reason? During a question from the journalist Sveta’s electronic interpreter unit malfunctioned, but helping hands proffered several other sets for her to choose from.


”Where are the girls?!”, moaned the Greece-Cyprus Party hostesses last night. Nope, they were not commenting about the FABULOUS Eurovisions fans… but because Igor Cukrov’s (Croatia) co-performer and his back-up singers were missing while he stood alone on stage looking..well, just looking.


When the intro to the Cyprus song started to play, Sakis Rouvas (Greece) shouted, ”Stop, stop! We’ve heard this song before!”. Don’t worry, Greece and Cyprus will probably exchange 12 points again in Semifinal 2, because what Sakis said was part of the show at the Greece-Cyprus Party on 9 May.


Not all the performers at ESC 2009 are fluent in English, apparently. But never fear – the organisers have provided portable electronic interpreter units with headphones by which every word coming from the audience or the performers is simultaneoulsy translated into one of three languages. Eurovision – Uniting People?