Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Eurovision 2016 : Prediction for Tuesday's semi-final

I'm very late in the day with this annual ritual, so it'll have to be a bare-bones prediction.  Here are the ten countries I think will make it through tonight...

Russia
Malta
Armenia
Czech Republic
Cyprus
Hungary
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Netherlands
Iceland
Austria

Probably Austria is the most doubtful of those ten, but I certainly hope it sneaks through for the sake of variety - it's one of only three songs tonight either wholly or partly in a language other than English.  (It's in French, strangely enough.)

It'll be interesting to see how all of the entries come across on screen, but at the moment I'm struggling to see past Russia as the overall winner of the contest.  Some people think France are in with a shout, but as much as I like that song, it reminds me of entries that have finished well outside the top ten in the past.  It's pleasant, but it doesn't jump out of the screen and demand attention.

15 comments:

  1. Glasgow Working Class 2May 10, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    It has never been the same since Sandy Shaw Sir Cliff! Lulu and Brotherhood of man. The tosser Europeans have it fixed. Time tae Brexit.

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    1. Youracist Brexst boy. Hope you crall in to yer hole and raw tin it

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    2. 24, the gift that keeps on giving.

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    3. Glasgow Working Class 2May 10, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      Anon, Nat si Bhoy, friend of Israel! Aye.

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    4. Not exactly sparkling oratory there, 24.

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    1. Feel free to sneer, Alan, but you should see this blog's stats from previous Eurovision weeks (especially from the Saturday and Sunday). It always brings in a lot of search engine traffic from around Europe, even if those people don't always leave comments.

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  3. Only one from your list did not make it.

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  4. James when is Scotland going to campaign to have it's own entry. Our distinctive culture is ignored. Imagine the interest in this if we had our own entry as Scotland. As it is I can't support the UK entry as it means nothing to me. I can root for a country I don't believe in.

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    1. Glasgow Working Class 2May 11, 2016 at 5:15 PM

      Ya dobber Harry Lauder is dead. Is that the cuture where West of Scotland man beats up the mrs when his team gets gubbed!

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    2. Chin up, 24.

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  5. Britain bankrolls this ridiculousness but never wins it.

    A bit like Holyrood!

    Aldo

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  6. For some reason, I have adverts for suspenders and stockings on here. Sadly, they are more interesting than the Eurovision Song Contest!

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