I feel like any country that includes last years representative as an automatic finalist, they will rightly or wrongly win because of public sympathy. I think it's great certain countries will let the selected artist compete next year with a new song, but with something as huge as Melo I guess that isn't an option. I don't think I'd want to compete in a competition with last years winner if I was a well known artist.
BUT I would definitely be here for an Agnes redemption. The way her music has absolutely transcended this year, phew imagine.