We might only see a few seconds of the Eurovision spokespeople from each country as they deliver their points, but it turns out there’s a lot more going on in front of green screens at television studios across Europe (and Australia). In this video you can see what the various spokespeople got up to before going live, from hair preening to selfies to beatboxing.
There’s a lot of rehearsing lines (“And 12 points go to…”), but there’s also plenty of time for other activities. Greek spokesperson Helena Paparizou spends a lot of time getting her hair combed and sprayed to perfection. Krista Siegfrids from Finland grabs the opportunity to make an SMS vote for Lativa, while the Latvian spokesperson Markus Riva gets a little flirty with the control room person in Austria. The observant Israeli spokesperson notes that their allocated position has changed, and the Australian crew celebrate one of Guy Sebastian’s 12 points.
And Tanja from Estonia demonstrates why she is still amazing: