Eurovision Final Preview

So let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: can anyone beat Norway? No. Greece may come close, but Sakis shall have no cigar.  There you go.

I’ve been trying for most of the day to figure out what my top 10 and last place predictions are going to be.  Frankly, it’s difficult, because Croatia aside, this is a pretty strong year.  It’s certainly the best one since I’ve started watching Eurovision religiously.  About the only two things I can say with any certainty is that Norway is going to win and there will be no nul point this year.

In a fair and just world, Croatia would finish last place, but I really don’t see that happening.  I’m going with France, because it’s third in the line-up and way too freaking French.  Croatia will probably finish 15th.

For the top 10… well, I’m going with pure gut on this:

  1. Norway
  2. Greece
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Ukraine
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Malta
  7. Finland
  8. Armenia
  9. ESTONIA!!!!!
  10. Turkey

Now, I’m off to practice saying “I’m Gumby, dammit” in Albanian until our guests arrive for the big show.