A close fought first week ends and it’s time for the RESULTS of the non-English selections. As last time, points are allocate Eurovision style (12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-0), with voting ties all getting the higher score. This means a skinny gap in votes can lead to a sizeable – perhaps ultimately crucial – gap in points.

In this week’s results, for instance, we have a joint gold and a bronze. South Africa’s TSHETSHA BOYS landed in 3rd, but in joint first we have Sweden’s FAMILJEN and Japan’s CENT. Which means Steffen Rayburn-Maarup and Jel are our Week 1 joint leaders. Congratulations to them and thanks to everyone else for an extremely high quality round.

Week 2’s RELIGION picks are going up imminently, and I can announce that the Week 3 theme – chosen by this week’s last-placed contestant – is INSTRUMENTALS.