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Eurovision Song Contest 2010 – coverage

Tuesday 25 May, BBC Three, 8pm

Tonight sees the first of two spectacular Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals, live from Oslo, Norway.

Performers from 17 countries will be singing their hearts out in a bid to win a place in the Grand Final on Saturday.

Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood bring their unique take on the glitz and glamour, the weird and the wonderful.

Paddy has an exclusive look behind the scenes, while Sarah finds out just how desperate some countries are to win, and the UK's singer Josh Dubovie gives his first reactions to the Eurovision spectacle.

There is also a preview of all the songs from the second semi-final on Thursday, where UK viewers can vote.

Comments about tonight's show can be emailed direct to Paddy O' Connell in his commentary box, at: and, for all the latest gossip on the competition, log on to

Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Semi-Final Two

Thursday 27 May, BBC Three, 8pm

In the second semi-final, UK viewers can vote for who they think should make it through to Saturday's Grand Final in Oslo, Norway.

As ever, Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood are on hand to help with their unique take on events. Pete Waterman, co-writer of the UK entry, will also be there to give his views, and there's an exclusive look at how the UK's singer, Josh Dubovie, has been getting on.

There are also interviews with some of the top acts that have already gone through from Tuesday's first semi-final.

Viewers can email comments about the show direct to Paddy O'Connell in his commentary box at:, while for more gossip and the latest news on the competition, log onto:

Friday 28 May, Radio 2, 9.30am

Ken Bruce presents his weekday morning show live from Oslo, where he reports on all the on stage and backstage Eurovision action.

Saturday 29 May, BBC One and Radio 2, 8pm

Eurovision Song Contest Final

Graham Norton commentates for BBC One as 25 countries compete for the coveted title of the Eurovision Song Contest winner 2010.

From each semi-final, 10 countries will qualify. France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and host country Norway, are automatically qualified to take part in the Final.

Ken Bruce also presents coverage of the show live on Radio 2 from the Telenor Arena, Oslo.

The Eurovision Song Contest Final 2010 will be shown live on the BBC's HD channel.

Red Button

By pressing the Red Button, the BBC is offering a sing-along for all three shows: both semi-finals on BBC Three (Tuesday and Thursday).

During the Saturday night final, viewers will be able to enjoy the sing-along, quirky country facts and the chance to get their Eurovision party messages and photos on screen.

This year, the sing-along will also feature on some Big Screens across the country.

The Eurovision Song Contest is also being shown on the award-winning BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel available through Freesat 108; Freeview 50; Sky 143 and Virgin 108. BBC HD offers the very best of the BBC's programming in high definition, bringing audiences the programmes they love with up to five times more detail than standard definition, and exceptionally vivid colours and crisp pictures.

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