Thursday, May 12, 2016

Eurovision 2016 : Prediction for Thursday's semi-final

After my success in correctly predicting nine out of ten qualifiers in the first semi, let's see how spectacularly I can fall from grace in round two.  Here are the ten countries I think will make it through tonight...

Ukraine
Latvia
Serbia
Bulgaria
Israel
Australia
Belgium
Poland
Lithuania
Georgia

I couldn't make up my mind between Georgia, FYR Macedonia and Norway for the final spot.  I almost plumped for FYR Macedonia on the basis that they usually get through even when their song isn't up to much, but then I realised that they don't really have many neighbours voting tonight - just Serbia and Albania (although admittedly that could still make all the difference).

Once again, I'll be looking out for a live performance strong enough to challenge Russia in the grand final.  The only one that leapt out at me as a possibility on Tuesday night was Malta (and you can guarantee Ira Losco will wangle a few bonus votes from being a) pregnant and b) the girl who was robbed in 2002).

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    1. She finished a narrow second to Latvia, who benefited from neighbourly voting. (Malta don't really have any reliable allies.)

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  2. Glasgow Working Class 2May 12, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    It would be nice if Israel won. That would give Corbyn, McDonnell and Livingstone a boost.

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  3. Even with lots of neighbours voting, Macedonia still tends not to do well, awful lots of issues with neighbouring countries!

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  4. Glasgow Working Class 2May 12, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    It is a pity Calumn Kennedy never won with Donald Wears his Troosers at the tap of Ben Nevis.

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  5. Ten out of ten. Well done.

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  6. How do you get 1o out of twenty? I hope you put some money where your blogging is. Thanks for the explain, by the way.

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  7. Well done James, 10/10! Ah'm fair chuffed, ah got 10/10 an aw, as tweeted, an seriously, ah never looked at yours first! :-)

    Ah hope Poland an Georgia jist scraped in oan ma votes... ;-)

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