Today is National Hug A Ginger Day, so imagine my dismay that fellow red-head Taylor Godwin was not here in her usual 2-3pm slot so we could celebrate our hair colour together. On the show, music from Simply Red, Girls Aloud, Florence And The Machine, Geri Halliwell and Tori Amos lifted my spirits, but at the end of the show I find myself 18 hours into Monday without a single cuddle! Gary Casserley and I resolve that dressing up as a giant teddy bear may be a better option next year. I’m off home to cuddle my teddy bear so that I don’t finish the day completely hugless.
Stephen Murphy from Inside Soap magazine was on hand as always to provide the latest goings-on from soap land, including Ronnie’s return to the square in Eastenders and John losing the plot in Coronation Street.
Before we put the lid on the cheesy camp affair that is Eurovision, we took the opportunity on Drive to round-up the shocks and surprises of the weekend and play what is officially the best song across Europe this weekend. Azerbaijan’s Ell & Nikki came out on top of the annual three-minute six performer song-fest with a pretty little ditty ‘I’m Running Scared. Jedward for Ireland failed to live up to the hype and the expectations of many by only finishing 8th. Meanwhile Blue for the UK superseded the expectations of many. We actually ended up on the left-hand side of the leaderboard with our points tally in triple figures for only the second time in the last nine years.
Here’s the results from the two semi-finals and how the voting went on the big night on Saturday:
5.Bosnia & Herzegovina
6.Bosnia & Herzegovina