Discussion in 'Special & Novelty Betting' started by kompressaur, Feb 5, 2015.
16 countries will take part in this semi final on 19 May.
Armenia English Genealogy "Don't Deny" —
Belgium English Loïc Nottet "Rhythm Inside" —
Estonia English Elina Born & Stig Rästa "Goodbye to Yesterday" —
Finland Finnish Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät "Aina mun pitää" I always have to
Greece English Maria Elena Kyriakou "One Last Breath" —
Macedonia English Daniel Kajmakoski "Autumn Leaves" —
Moldova English Eduard Romanyuta "I Want Your Love" —
Netherlands English Trijntje Oosterhuis "Walk Along" —
Albania English Elhaida Dani "I'm Alive" —
Belarus English Uzari & Maimuna "Time" —
Denmark English Anti Social Media "The Way You Are" —
Georgia English Nina Sublatti "Warrior" —
Hungary English Boggie "Wars for Nothing" —
Romania Romanian, English Voltaj "De la capăt (All Over Again)" From the beginning (All Over Again)
Russia English Polina Gagarina "A Million Voices" —
Serbia English Bojana Stamenov "Beauty Never Lies" —
10 will qualify so only six to discard. There's such a lot of rubbish here it's hard to decide. I've divided them into top,middle and bottom,with top being sure qualifiers and bottom probably non-qualifiers. Those in the middle are nothing special but may survive due to inferior entries in their group:
I'm going to put Belgium,Netherlands,Denmark,Hungary and Moldova through along with the Top 5.
It did actually remind me of an advert from probably around the same time, but it wasn't that one, it was one for a toothpaste, Mentadent P I think
Nope definitely Birds eye potato waffles
well spotted Steve, I must admit it's quite catchy though.
Montenegro also features in this semi-final and if either of them qualifies then Ireland could be in trouble:
Czech Republic English Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta "Hope Never Dies" —
Ireland English Molly Sterling "Playing with Numbers" —
Lithuania English Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila "This Time" —
Malta English Amber "Warrior" —
Montenegro Montenegrin Knez "Adio" Goodbye
Norway English Mørland & Debrah Scarlett "A Monster Like Me" —
Portugal Portuguese Leonor Andrade "Há um mar que nos separa" There's a sea that separates us
San Marino English Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini "Chain of Lights" —
Azerbaijan English Elnur Hüseynov "Hour of the Wolf" —
Cyprus English John Karayiannis "One Thing I Should Have Done" —
Iceland English María Ólafs "Unbroken" —
Israel English Nadav Guedj "Golden Boy" —
Latvia English Aminata "Love Injected" —
Poland English Monika Kuszyńska "In the Name of Love" —
Slovenia English Maraaya "Here for You" —
Sweden English Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" —
Switzerland English Mélanie René "Time to Shine" —
This is only my opinion but here goes:
Definite qualifiers: Sweden,Slovenia,Iceland,Latvia,Romania
This leaves 5 places left to qualify. Remember 6 countries will not make it through to the Final.
Out of these six non-qualifiers I have Switzerland,Israel,Portugal and Montenegro as my definite noes. It's also possible that San Marino and Malta will not qualify,with Poland borderline.
This means that Ireland,Norway,Lithuania,Czech Republic,Azerbaijan and Cyprus should be safe.
This is about as good as we're going to get on a live performance of the Italian entry.
You can watch his second set of predictions here:
The show was held last night and will be broadcast on BBC1 on Good Friday at 9pm. For those who can't wait there's an ersatz radio version here: