Morten Thomassen is predicting which 3 songs will qualify tonight from the second semi final in the Norwegian Eurovision selection. ESC Covers google translated the article for Norwegian to English.
After I quite successfully guessed three out of three correct last weekend, it is with good courage that I present the guess on who will advance from tonight’s semi-final.
I have to admit that this weekend on paper appears a little more difficult to predict.
The starting order tonight is:
1. Jone – Ekko inni meg
2. Sandra Lyng – Drøm d bort
3. Alejandro Fuentes – Fuego
4. Swing’it – Prohibition
5. Elsie Bay – Love You in a Dream
6. Ella – Waist
7. Bjørn Olav Edvardsen – Turn Off My Heart
In contrast to the first semi-final, this time they choose to let the semi-final end with a calm song, not that it matters to me, because it is the song I like best this evening, at least in the disc version.
Despite this, there are actually three others who I think will make it to the finals, but if you are to believe the bookmakers are not as sure as last weekend about who will go on.
The safest card tonight, I would think, is Elsie Bay, just the kind of ballad she sings has traditionally had a good grip on the qualifying steering wheel and largely driven easily to a final.
With him in the car to the final, I think Jone is also sitting and his song will bring life to the car trip to Trondheim, so we have to live with the fact that the purchased “yodeling” he has in the song is also found in at least 5 other songs so he wades into a small plagiarism quagmire if this were to win the final in Trondheim. But, that time and sorrow I say at the present time.
I expect the last place in the semi-final 2 car to go to Sandra Lyng, she performs perhaps the most personal song of all this year and I think that both that and the fact that tonight she may be the one with the highest celebrity factor and that may well occasionally play to the person’s advantage.
But, it must be said, none of the four I have not mentioned now are totally without a chance, however if you believe the previously mentioned bookmakers, only Ella has odds that make her eligible for a possible final place.
But, the people vote according to their own criteria and not according to what someone who makes money from gambling might think.
Still realize that I am in great danger of my favorite tonight, which is Bjørn Olav Edvardsen, not going to the final, seeing that among those who bet on this he only has a 9% chance of a place in the car to Trondheim, but miracles has happened before, so why not?