The BBC have announced that the commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final this year will be presented by two commentators. Paddy O'Connell, returns for the fourth year but will be joined by Sarah Cawood for the BBC 3 live broadcast. Cawood, has presented 'Live and Kicking', 'Top of The Pops', and also works as a correspondant on the 'Richard and Judy' tea-time slot on Channel 4. This will be the first time that the BBC have eomployed duo commentary system.
Sir Terry Wogan will once again commentate on the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, which starts at 20:00 BST on BBC One on Saturday 12th May. Wogan will also be presenting his radio show 'Wake Up to Wogan' live from Helsinki on Thursday 10th May and Friday 11th May. He will be interviewing Scooch live on air on Thursday morning.
Ken Bruce, who provides the radio commentry on BBC Radio Two will also be in Helsinki, commentating on the final, as well as broadcasting his mid-morning show on the 10th and 11th May. On May 11 Bruce will broadcast his annual Eurovision preview.
In an additional television show, Steve Wright will be presenting a special editino of 'Top of The Pops 2' on BBC Two on Saturday 5th May, looking at the best and the worst of the Eurovision Song Contest. There will be classic performances from Abba, Cliff, Bucks Fizz, Katrina And The Waves, Sandie Shaw, Mary Hopkin, Lulu, Johnny Logan, Nicole, Dana International, Brotherhood Of Man, Clodagh Rogers and many more, as well as this year's representatives, Scooch.
The BBC will be carrying the Eurovision Song Contest in High-definition (HD), so anyone with an HD-ready TV (and the sufficiant cables) will be able to experience Eurovision like never before!