The UK’s Eurovision entry Joe and Jake have bagged a spot in the second half of this year’s final, which could be good news for votes (go on, dare to believe).
The duo, who will perform their single You’re Not Alone, learned of their positioning while at the opening ceremony in Stockholm.
— BBC Eurovision???????? (@bbceurovision) May 8, 2016
Being in the second half could play into their hands in terms of votes: too early and you’re forgotten by the time it comes to the vote, too late and everyone’s got bored and gone off to do something else/ wash their hair/eat more snacks.
Clutching at straws? Perhaps. But hey, we’ll take any glimmer of hope. And the public chose this year’s act – we’ve got to at least back them a bit, right?
By all accounts their rehearsals on stage have been going very well and they seem to be very much enjoying the experience.
— Joe and Jake (@JoeandJakemusic) May 8, 2016
Fingers firmly crossed.
Main picture via Chris McCluskey