Thoughts on Semi-Final 1

Thanks to SVT App and something called headphones, I managed to catch the contest with the sound on this time!

I didn’t watch Denmark’s performance since I had to use the washroom, but the replay showed that it was exactly the same as in DMGP, so I didn’t really care. And I still don’t like the guy’s face.

Predicted qualifiers (in participation order):
Moldova, Armenia, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Albania, Georgia

Actual results (in participation order):
Armenia, Belgium, Greece, Estonia, Serbia, Hungary, Russia, Albania, Romania, Georgia

Well 7 out of 10 isn’t that bad. Then again, it was such a crapshoot trying to predict the qualifiers that probably could have predicted the same amount by drawing random flags out of a hat, and I didn’t consider any visuals of the rehearsals. It’s also a good thing that 5 out of the 10 qualifying countries are more uptempo, so we don’t have to drown in a sea of “jury-friendly” ballads in the final.

Now let’s move on to the 2nd semi!

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