Shirley Clamp in Moscow

by Richard West-Soley 63 views's Russell Davies caught up with Shirley Clamp in Moscow, following the first Eurovision Song Contest semifinal, in which she commentated for SVT.

She talks of her delight at Malena Ernman's qualification, the difficulties of being a TV commentator, and how she fully intends to return to Melodifestivalen as soon as possible – since, she admits, she cannot do any worse than her 2009 participation! She also talks about why she thought the Swedish public did not vote for her.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site