It’s Eurovision week. The 7 days when fluorescent flashing lights, confetti cannons and over the top positivity to mediocre pop trash aren’t just completely acceptable, but encouraged in abundance. The Eurovision community prides itself as the most welcoming collective of fans from a diverse range of nationalities from Europe and across the world. For one week a year, the festivities are hosted in the land of the winner’s country from the year prior. In 2018, that lucky country is the beautiful, most Westerly nation of mainland Europe, Portugal.
This week I am working as a producer during the thrilling live shows for Eurovision's official social content channels. I also have the honour of being the first ever LIVE social Eurovision presenter across Instagram and Facebook throughout the week. Yesterday, I hosted my first behind the scenes at the Altice Arena two hours before the first semi-final got underway. Check it out below.
Make sure you follow @Eurovision on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more live exclusive content from Lisbon.
It's an incredible atmosphere out here, and I can't wait to share more of my experiences as they unfold.
Don't forget to watch the live Grand Final on Saturday 12th May, 20:00 BST.