Eurovision 2012: Watch 1st Semifinal Live on May 22
Eurovision Song Contest 2012: 1st Semifinal
The Eurovision Song Contest is underway in Baku, Azerbaijan. Eurovision pits European nations (and their nearby neighbors) against each other in mortal pop-music combat, with only one carefully-cultivated act reigning supreme. Eurovision gave the world Abba, and it's been coasting on that group's success ever since. Eurovision: you either love it or hate it.
Eurovision 2012 Semifinal 1 kicks off at 9pm CET (Noon ET/9am PT).
Ireland's Jedward, who claimed to have run the Los Angeles Marathon with no training, hope to make it into the finals for a second year in a row. Though Jedward did indeed make their way onto the course, we call bullshit on their LA Marathon claim: surely they walked part of the way.
Out of 42 entrants, 18 have advanced to the first semi-final: