Got 9/10. Predicted jury love for Belgium, Australia and Azerbaijan. Also bold prediction that Cyprus came 11th and if not a great performance from Romania will would see her in the final.My prediction for tonight -
Wild semifinal. In my eyes, Sweden is a clear favourite in this semi, Poland and Serbia - sure qualifiers, then 6 countries that most likely will go to the final and epic fight for last 10th spot - I put Azerbaijan just because of most likely jury support for him.
8/10 and 7/10 (7,5 because i got one of the alternatives right!!!!)
Well, I got all my favourites and eight out of ten for this semi. I have nothing to complain about, Georgia and San Marino would have been the cherry on top of the icing of the cake. I'm a little surprised that both didn't qualify, but if that tells us anything, then that staging is wildly overestimated as a factor in advancing. People are voting on the song first and foremost, staging is a nice-to-have but not a requirement to do well. And it doesn't save a bad song.The qualifiers from last night weren't so bad for me personally. I got all my favourites and then another four I would have put through if I had to decide all on my own. I just would have swapped Switzerland for Croatia, but I'm completely fine with the results, I think Switzerland is a great entry, just not my personal taste.
So who knows, perhaps my personal favourites aren't so far off of what will actually happen this year.
Qualifiers I need for the second semi: Serbia, Poland, Australia, Czech Republic and Sweden.
Additional qualifiers I would put through if I alone was in charge: Georgia, San Marino, Belgium, Estonia and Finland.
But I have a hunch, the second semi won't go down as easily as the first. I'm confident about the five I need, but I guess, I will lose either San Marino or Georgia, and I'm expecting Cyprus to make it through instead.
why did i wrote Cyprus when I never ever thought it could qualifySEMI 1:
1.Ukraine 2.Greece 3.Norway 4.Portugal 5.The Netherlands 6.Armenia 7.Albania 8.Latvia 9.Lithuania 10.Croatia
11.Austria 12.Iceland 13.Moldova 14.Switzerland 15.Slovenia 16.Bulgaria 17.Denmark
1.Sweden 2.Poland 3.Estonia 4.Serbia 5.Czech Republic 6.Australia 7.Finland 8.Cyprus 9.Azerbaijan 10.Romania
11.Belgium 12.San Marino 13.Israel 14.Georgia 15.Malta 16.Montenegro 17.North Macedonia 18.Ireland