Every time I`m getting scared of yet another last place for us this year I simply remind myself that :sm: finished 10th with the public in 2019 and that ... idk thing(?) was a train wreck on every level. Also there are still :uk: and :es: who definitely won`t do better than Jendrik.
My annual voting simulation (expect another version after rehearsals .... that means if we have any) says:
16. North Macedonia
After a few listens I am now able to overhaul my initial ranking:
Well yes but also no. Is the older demographic an aspect in all of this? For sure. Is it as big of a factor as people think? Don`t think so.
There is something else that has far more impact imo and that would be the fans/followers of the participants. In a NF where only rather unknown artists...
Thing is the German public would always go for something beige because that`s what being German is about basically lol. Everything that seems a bit extra, over the top, eccentric or honestly just exciting at least song/performance wise makes the average German cringe. They`d rather see something...
Well first things first: Schreiber is actually leaving??? Man this is the best news of the entire ESC season. That dude is such an idiot who uses Eurovision as an excuse to travel the world on tax payers expense. So yeah good riddance. xleft
As for Aly and her rants: She ain`t wrong...
So I made my boyfriend listen to all of the songs and his thoughts are very interesting to me as he reaaaaaaaally is someone you would describe as the average Eurovision audience.
His Top 5: ::ch ::az ::pt ::de (yikes haha) ::es
His Bottom 5: ::hr ::cz ::dk ::ua ::au
Very notable moment for...
So now that we know all the songs I shall to this again.
Jury Top 3: :se: :mt: :sl:
Televoting Top 3: :lt: :ru: :ua:
:ie: finishes last with less than 10 points
:be: will be in the top 5 with the juries but outside the televoting top 10 - borderline qualifier
:au: same here
Haha as every year the Sweden thread is a massive salt mine. :lol:
I find it rather amusing that certain people feel the need to annually lift their own favorites up by telling people how basic and bland the Swedish entry is. It has become somewhat of a "must do" on here to bash Sweden in...