Ireland is a prime example of just creatively getting it wrong with the live performance, the song was fine and had a decent chance of qualifying and not much more. Ukraine seem to be gathering a head of steam across the socials so will be strong performer in the public vote, how do we think the judges are likely to score it?
Malta pretty much nailed her semi performance (maybe a little wobble on the big note at the end) but the audience ate her up, the song is an absolute ear worm, They seem to be the safest bet for a strong audience and judges score so I can see how its a strong favourite.
Lithuania are great and should be top 5. Poor bloody Iceland, I am not sure they would have won but my feel is that the general public would have loved them and the judges too. I hope the recorded performance does them justice. Russia also ones to watch as well.
So far it feels like an incredibly close Eurovision. Saturday night is going to be tense, so many strong entries.
Of the big 5, I actually think only Italy stand a chance of doing something. Netherlands entry I love but not sure the live performance is it.
God its so great to have Eurovision back!