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  • Eurovision Song Contest 2007 - My Predictions

    9. Mai. 2007, 20:43

    Finally!
    My favorite event of the year, the 2007, will take place in Helsinki on the 10th (semi-final) and 12th (final) of May. As every year, I have tried to pick my favorite songs and possibly predict the winning country. This year, however, I will additionally humiliate myself by posting my predictions here on last.fm! :)

    For anyone who is not familiar with the system used in this year's ESC competition, here are the basic rules:
    - 42 participating countries
    - 14 countries are already qualified for the final event, whereas the other 28 countries will compete in the semi-final to determine the 10 additional participants of the final

    Songs of the Semi-Final

    Bulgaria: Oh well. This one hurt my ears. Balkan-Ethno-Techno.. At least she can sing.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Israel: Very nice lyrics and a funny performance. Compared to previous Israeli entries, this is pure gold ;)
    Prediction: will make it to the finals.
    Prediction for the final: Top 5

    Cyprus: Reminds me of Kate Ryan (who totally sucked last year, so that's a bad thing). Thumbs down.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals.

    Belarus: James Bond! Catchy melody, I like it!
    Prediction: might make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: Top 15

    Iceland: Meatloaf! Average rock song.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals.

    Georgia: Madonna - Ray of Light, anyone? Well..
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Montenegro: Nice guitars.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Switzerland: *sigh* .. Lordi were cool, Bobo is ridiculous. Although the music is not that bad, the lyrics are among the worst.
    Prediction: *sigh* will make it to the finals *sigh*
    Prediction for the final: Top 10

    Moldova: Sounds like Vanilla Ninja. Not bad.
    Prediction: might make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: 10-15

    The Netherlands: Yes, she can sing. No, this is not a good song.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Albania: A typical song from the Balkans - nothing special.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Denmark: Sorry, Denmark, but the times of Dana International are long gone. Thumbs down.
    Prediction: might make it to the finals

    Croatia: In my opinion the best Balkan entry. Not that bad.
    Prediction: will make it to the finals.
    Prediction for the final: 15-20

    Poland: Pro: she dances in a cage :) Con: everything else. terrible, terrible song.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Serbia: I like her casual looks. I also like the song.
    Prediction: will make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: Top 10

    Czech Republic: Interesting song. I like the guitar and the dark touch.
    Prediction: might make it to the finals

    Portugal: bad singing, worse song.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    FYR Macedonia: I have no idea what she's singing about, but i like it. Hot chick btw.
    Prediction: will make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: Top 10

    Norway: Boring. Reminds me of Marie N (Winner 2002), which was equally boring.
    Prediction: (hopefully) won't make it to the finals

    Malta: Great and powerful song. Too bad that her singing is below average.
    Prediction: might make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: 5-10

    Andorra: Andorra's contribution is a really solid punk pop song and one of the positive surprises of this year's competition (for me).
    Prediction: might make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: Top 15

    Hungary: The song is very ok.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Estonia: The song has a really catchy refrain. I like it! Thumbs up!
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Belgium: Reminds me of George Michael (which is a good thing). Thumbs up!
    Prediction: might make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: 10-15

    Slovenia: I find her voice highly disturbing.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals

    Turkey: Turkey and Greece usually sound the same. This year they even went a step further and both "shake it up!". Nevertheless, the turkish entry is one of the better ones.
    Prediction: will make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: Top 10

    Austria: Well, I'm Austrian.. which makes it difficult to judge our song. I guess that the song is around average.
    Prediction: won't make it to the finals ;)

    Latvia: This is one of the WTF?!? songs. I don't get it. Latvians singing italian opera?
    Prediction: will make it to the finals
    Prediction for the final: Top 10


    Songs of the Final

    Bosnia & Herzegovina: *yawn*
    Prediction for the final: 20

    Spain: Sounds like a football anthem (Ricky Martin, anyone?). Not bad.
    Prediction for the final: Top 10.

    Ireland: I like Irish music and this song is absolutely beautiful. I hope they win! Green Thumbs up!
    Prediction for the final: Top 3. Win.

    Finland: At first I really liked this song. Then i remembered how Gracia failed with a very similar song for Germany in 2005.
    Nevertheless, I like it. Thumbs up!
    Prediction for the final: Top 10

    Lithuania: After the intro you'll be expecting Dido's Thank You. What you will get is a really boring song.
    Prediction for the final: 20

    Greece: Greece and Turkey usually sound the same. This year they even went a step further and both "shake it up!". Nevertheless, the greek entry is one of the better ones. Might even have a slight chance of winning the competition.
    Prediction for the final: Top 5.

    Sweden: Cool song, flashy performance. Nice one.
    Prediction for the final: Top 5. Win

    France: Probably the best french entry in years! The guys remind me of Brainstorm (Latvian entry for the wonderful ESC of 2000), which is a good thing! Des fleurs for you! Love it! :)
    Prediction for the final: Top 3. Win.

    Russia: A sexy performance won't be enough.
    Prediction for the final: 15-20

    Germany: German Jazz. Definitely not bad. Probably would be more successful if he sang (at least a part) in English.
    Prediction for the final: Nobody likes Germany. Top 15

    Ukraine: Haha. Love it! Tanzen!
    Prediction for the final: 5-10

    United Kingdom: Hahaha. lol. Hahaha. The UK has done it again. You can definitely see that they enjoyed last year's rank and are trying everything to repeat it! Hahaha.
    Prediction for the final: Zero points.

    Romania: Too bad that they can't sing, would have been a nice song.
    Prediction for the final: 15-20

    Armenia: Pretty boring.
    Prediction for the final: 20