CORRECTION: ESC 2012 begins at 21:00 Central European Time, which is noon, California time, and not Baku Time as I originally said. My apologies!

In just under 25 hours, the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will begin in Baku, Azerbaijan! First semi-final on Tuesday May 22, second semi-final on Thursday May 24, and the final on Saturday May 26! All three events begin at 21:00 Azerbaijan time (09:00 Pacific time here in California). For those of you in non-European Broadcasting Union countries, you can watch the contest online at (you will have to download the free Octoshape application, available at the website, to do so). I will be covering all three shows on Twitter. Stop by and say hi! 🙂