Man, so much eyeliner. Solid performance, and I’m sure the neighborly voting will help Charlotte Perrelli out.
So frigging perky! I wonder if Simon Mathew has an outside shot at hitting the top five. He won’t win, because Russia is going to, but he could do well.
Who raided DJ Bobo’s closet? Time for another bathroom break.
Absolutely fucking awesome. Brilliant, I tell you.
Could the back-up singers be any more out of tune? I wonder if they’re auditioning for No Angels. This is a bit of a train wreck because of that.
Speaking of train wrecks, Samir is particularly screechy tonight. This is so over the top, and yet try to look away. This number is what Terry Wogan sees if he goes to bed on a full stomach.
Kalomira’s performance was better in the Semis, but this is a memorable enough performance and a catchy enough song to win votes. The back-up dancers for Kalomira are pretty good, by the way.
God help me, I love this song. It’s so stupid, and so awesome, and so silly, and so fantastic. A joke song perfectly executed.
Grand, dramatic, and epic. Jelena Tomašević had a couple of bum notes, but who cares? This is a great song.
Okay, Dima wins. No doubt.
Dima is a tough act to follow, but Maria Haukaas Storeng does an admirable job. This lacks Russia’s gravitas, but it’s still a cool song.
So, here are my predictions:
10. Bosnia and Herzegovina
12. United Kingdom (What the Heck pick)
Note that even though I thought Denmark could place in the Top Five, I didn’t pick them. This is what is known in the business as FSOM (“Freaking stupid of me”).
Also, my predictions for bottom three:
And here are the actual results:
5. Norway (oops, wrong Scandinavian country)
And the actual bottom three, much to Terry Wogan’s chargin:
25. United Kingdom
Actually, that’s a three-way tie for last place. They all finished with 14 points.
Jen wondered if maybe the big four (U.K., Germany, France, and Spain) are hurt by having a bye to the finals. It’s possible, although the bye didn’t hurt Serbia that much. On the other hand, Serbia has guaranteed votes from the other Balkan countries.
Still, there was no doubt in my mind Russia would win. It should be an interesting show next year in Moscow.