When 10 of the entries are toss-ups for qualifying, you know it’s going to be a good Eurovision semi-final. In all the years we have covered the Eurovision Song Contest–both here and other sites–we have not encountered a semi-final quite as tricky to predict as this year’s second semi-final. There is very little consensus among the telESCope staff or the external metrics (YouTube views, odds, etc.), which means the bubble/margin of error is quite large. Regardless, we have picked ten entries that we expect to move on to Saturday’s Grand Final. Maybe “expect” is too strong a word, but we know mathematically that at least two of our guesses will be correct… Belarus Bulgaria Denmark FYR Macedonia Hungary Israel Netherlands Norway Romania Serbia Bulgaria, Denmark, and the Netherlands are the only entries we feel certain about, as they have been in the top 10 of all metrics throughout the season. The only other entry to receive all thumbs up from the telESCope staff in the most recent rankings (done Wednesday) was Austria, but those rankings were all near the cutoff and held down by lower rankings in other metrics. The other area of consensus was in the realm of what […] [Read more…]
Votes from the second Semi-Final’s juries and viewers are in! Who received the final ten invites to attend the Eurovision Song Contest’s Grand Final?
Will San Marino’s “Chain of Lights” by Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini be the next link in a chain of Eurovision Song Contest final appearances?
Did Malta take our notes on revising its Eurovision entry, or is Amber’s “Warrior” likely to be lost in the battle of its semifinal?
Is it Switzerland’s “Time to Shine” at the Eurovision Song Contest? Melanie Rene’s entry tip-toes on the edge of success.
Malta became the second country to make its Eurovision Song Contest 2015 selection super early, sending Amber’s “Warrior” to Vienna next May.
Malta has chosen Firelight as their representative in Copenhagen. Will they be “Coming Home” with the grand prize?
Israel’s selected Mei Feingold to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest with “Same Heart”. Will she skin out the competition?
Latvia’s Arazemnieki is bringing more pop-folk flavor to Copenhagen with their song “Cake to Bake”. Will it rise or fall flat come Semifinal 1?
Malta selected the pop-folk track “Coming Home” by Firelight to represent the island at the Eurovision Song Contest. What can the country do to make sure it succeeds in Copenhagen?