During the last dress rehearsal for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest semifinal, esctoday.com will join the audience to measure the response of the audience before, during and after the performances of the 25 countries. The heat-o-meter!
The enthusiasm of the audience often indicated if a song is popular among the audience. In 2000, the Olsen Brothers were not even among the favourites, while the audience went crazy during their Fly on the wings of love. The same happened in 2002 with Marie N.
By measuring the volume and the time the applause lasts, the esctoday.com heat-o-meter shows the popularity of a song among the audience. We will also look around to see if there is any specific reaction that might indicate whether a song is popular or not.
We expect the results of our heat-o-meter around 18:00 CET, right after the last dress rehearsal for tonight's semifinal!