London to Baku
We've finally arrived in Azerbaijan. What was once a disparate group of BBC producers, presenters and performers is now the official UK Delegation or Team Hump. And this is how we got here...
At Heathrow before our six hour flight to Baku the ever-affable Engelbert poses with excitable fans. Only to find out he's also forming part of the in-flight entertainment with a full page spread in the airline magazine.
Before landing the captain makes an announcement, wishing Engelbert all the best for his Eurovision bid, the plane errupts with applause. Engelbert resists the temptation to sing "Please Release... The Doors".
In arrivals at the airport Engelbert is greeted by the Azeri press and the curious site of a fleet of London Hackney Carriages, making us feel quite at home.
At the hotel it's time to get some rest ahead of Engelbert's first rehearsal on Saturday. Let the Eurovision journey begin. To Baku and beyond!