Mario van Tongeren from Amsterdam, the Netherlands watched the broadcast of the ISRAEL CALLING pre party on behalf of ESC Covers and reports as follows. Continue reading ISRAEL CALLING 2023 – A REPORT BY MARIO VAN TONGEREN
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A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE COME MAY 2023
Morten Thomassen looks now at almost the end of the 37 entries for Eurovision 2023 and what people can expect. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English.
Well, we have come to the last weekend with selections of songs and then you can perhaps take a little look at the fortune teller and have a little guess as to who will raise the victory trophy on a Saturday evening in May in Liverpool.
If you are to believe those who make money from people betting on such things, it is one of our neighboring countries that gets that honor.
Then of course Loreen must win the Swedish final first, but with a whopping 86% chance of winning, there must be a musical and not least vocal earthquake of great dimensions for that not to happen.
So if everything goes according to plan, madam Lorine Zineb Nora Talhaoui will put her nose up in Liverpool in May and will defend the Swedish colors and try to become the second artist to win the international final for the second time, she will take a Johnny Logan as it is called in our language .
At the time of writing, our Swedish friend has a 36% chance of winning, which isn’t really much to brag about if you have serious winning plans, but certainly an indication of which way the wind of victory may find itself blowing..
Closest to her are Finland and Ukraine with a 14% chance of winning, followed by Norway with a 5% chance of taking home the trophy.
In other words, it could be a strong Nordic year, even if our Danish and Icelandic friends may seem like they have enough to fight for a place in the finals.
However, until May a lot will happen and this list will have major changes, something that happen every year.
Until recently, it was Ukraine that was at the top and it was probably a lot due to the fact that those who make money from gambling are terrified that the same thing that happened last year will happen, the public votes with their heart more than with their musical head.
Not that Ukrainians don’t still need all our sympathy, but I have a feeling that the musical taste will count more this year with the voting public.
However, I also feel that this year’s Ukrainian entry is more jury food than last year’s song actually was, so it is very possible that this year’s voting could also be of the exciting kind.
Also new this year is the fact that the juries have no power in the semi-finals, but unless the telephone vote goes wrong, the jury is used as back-up.
So very typical jury songs that, for example, Switzerland and Azerbaijan had last year may find themselves living a much more dangerous life in their semi-finals this year.
And correspondingly, a song that did very well in its semi-final can “flop” in the final.
In the next few days we will have heard all 37 songs that will fight for juries and the public’s favor in May, I think we have a lot of good things to look forward to.
And I’ve booked flights and hotels in Liverpool, couldn’t stay away.
If I see Loreen lift the trophy for the second time, well, I’m reasonably sure that it will happen, if she wins superiorly in the Swedish final I’ll be more certain, if she just barely wins, the doubts will come to the fore.
In any case, it will be fun to follow the Swedish final tonight.
ALMOST REACHING THE TOP AT EUROVISION (1980)
Morten Thomassen writes of the second place in the 1980 Eurovision song contest. ESC Covers google translated it to English from Norwegian. Continue reading ALMOST REACHING THE TOP AT EUROVISION (1980)
WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR – BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, winners of the 1976 Eurovision song contest, recorded an album with 20 songs that all were number one hits in the United Kingdom. Continue reading WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR – BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
ALMOST WINNING AT EUROVISION (1992)
Morten Thomassen writes today of 1992 when the top 3 were all English songs. ESC Covers google translated this from Norwegian to English. Continue reading ALMOST WINNING AT EUROVISION (1992)
EUROVISION WINNER 1980
Ricky Mariscal Espinosa from MEXICO is busy making cute drawings of the Eurovision winners in the run up to Eurovision 2022 Continue reading EUROVISION WINNER 1980
JUST ONE LOOK – JANNIKE & JOHNNY LOGAN
JOHNNY LOGAN of Ireland teamed up with JANNIKE for a new song.
WHAT’S ANOTHER YEAR COMPOSER PASSED AWAY
ESCCovers got the sad news that EUROVISION-WINNING SONGWRITER Shay Healy has died. We publish the article written by a journalist at THE JOURNAL OF IRELAND.
WINNER 1987 – HOLD ME NOW -JOHNNY LOGAN
TOP 100 – position 24 – HOLD ME NOW – JOHNNY LOGAN
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