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Entertainment reporter at the Eurovision Song Contest
With half the jury votes in, North Macedonia have built up a narrow - and, let's be honest, surprising - lead.
No wonder Tamara Todevska is "nearly having a heart attack right now" - along with most of her country, no doubt.
Sweden are second, while Azerbaijan are currently third.
There hasn't been much love for the United Kingdom, who are languishing near the bottom of the leader board.
NATO's deputy Secretary Rose Gottemoeller talks to Weekend about how the regional tension between Greece and North Macedonia affects the NATO alliance and how the organisation’s relationship with Russia “is not a zero sum game”. (Picture: NATO Deputy General Secretary Rose Gottemoeller speaks during a press conference in Pristina on 27th October 2017. Credit: Armend Nimani//AFP/Getty Images)