OK, so, the performances are over and the voting's done. Now some Russian folk dance for our entertainment, and a brief presentation of my theory that I mentioned.
I said that sometimes very good songs don't get through, songs that are huge favorites before the fact. And that since our entry this year is very firmly in that second category, this may happen to us now. But here's my theory. It may not be the favoritism and the hype that leads to these songs' downfall ... because they have another thing in common. They are generally very professional - extremely professional - and very thoroughly produced entries. And my theory is that it's this that's off-putting to the voting audience. The more professional an entry gets, the less charm it has too. That's my theory. :-) This will be a good year to test this theory - because Fairytale is a favorite, but not so extremely professional and overproduced. Whereas This Is Our Night is both. We'll see. :-)
I've voted five times for Estonia and twice for Moldova. Good luck!!
The finalists are, in no particular order ...
Azerbaijan. The song deserves it, maybe, but not the performance.
Croatia. Oh, yay!!
Ukraine. I knew it, but crap.
Albania. WTF?? Shit, now we have to watch that turquoise alien guy one more time. Blech.
Denmark. What? No! >:-(
Estonia. Yes yes yes!!! Me so happy!! :-D
Norway. Yay, hurrah, etc. :-D
Greece. Not surprising, but meh.
Gotta say this: When the scores are published, it'll be very interesting to see what came from the televote and what from the juries.
See you on Saturday ... ! ;-)
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