Our build-up to the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest reached it’s climax on tonight’s show. Our expert Phil Colclough, webmaster of www.oneurope.biz, has been to see each show live since the turn of the century. Still bleary-eyed from last night’s second semi-final at the Esprit Stadium, he joined us on the telephone to give his opinion on the 25 countries that have made it in to tomorrow night’s final, as well as his damning verdict on the 18 that hadn’t been so lucky.
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Also on today’s show, I felt it necessary to lend my voice to the half a million people that have spoken out against the sickening impending anti-homosexuality law that was due to be introduced in Uganda within 24 hours, which included requiring friends and family to report offenders and them face a possible death sentence. Having seen Scott Mills’ brave documentary on BBC3 last night, it shocked me to the core how discrimination to this extent is still prevelent in some pockets of the world, and how ignorant these hate-preachers truly are. How pleased was I to hear over the weekend that the global outcry had been enough for the bill to be abandoned. You can read all about it at www.allout.org.