According to Bookface many missed LX/Sound/Camera/Script cues. We must be about the only National Final that doesn't use CuePilot these days. It shows.
The same way it shows when it’s used to produced some of the highest rating shows in the country and has lead to production teams being sought to work on those shows in other countries or on commercially released concerts for some of the biggest acts in the world. Perhaps try watching the programme yourself before you’d write off an entire way of producing live music television. Most of the mistakes I spotted were between acts.
But let's be honest, not winning is a blessing - like I said do we really want a BBC production, they've become a Poundland SVT in all aspects of Eurovision. Or is that unfair on Poundland?
I realise that nothing the BBC does with Eurovision will ever be good enough for you - or a couple of other posters here - but the reality is that there is limited interest amongst the viewing public outside of the final. Spending time here or on Eurovision fan forums / following the hardcore fans on Twitter isn’t going to give a realistic perspective of the interest amongst the general viewing public.
I wasn’t planning to see the show but did end up watching. I enjoyed it, laughed at some of the jokes, thought it moved along quite nicely, yes there were a few mistakes (nicely covered by the presenters). Not too sure on the ‘one song two versions’ format but it was probably worth a go. I felt it was produced at about the right level for the likely audience. Perhaps it would have benefited from a bigger venue but for whatever reason that was what they had and they made it work pretty well.
When the BBC didn’t have a public selection it was criticised. When they do put effort into one they get pillioried because it isn’t Melodifestivalen. Or because the BBC can’t fundamentally alter the British music industry and force the highest profile acts / songwriters to produce songs to enter. It’s also apparently the BBCs fault because the British public don’t take the competition ‘seriously’ enough. Don’t think they can ever win.