Saturday, January 20, 2007
First semifinal Saturday: Finland
It was a Nordic weekend in Eurovision world tonight. Finland, Norway and Iceland all had their first semifinals. Finland or YLE also made history: for the first time ever the semifinal was also live on the internet! The show was a typical YLE production, both good and bad. The camera work and lighting had improved from previous years, Jaana & Heikki were the same and the final voting mess was unforgivable. It looks like the votes were given for songs 1 and 2 instead of 1 and 4 for Jani & Jetsetters, and for songs 3 and 4 instead of 2 and 5 for Hanna before someone noticed everything was wrong, and Hanna's Leave me alone was declared the one to go to the final after all and then we had to wait for the Thunderstone results.... Sigh... Anyway, I'm 2/3 happy. Hanna and Jani got their better songs to the final but Thunderstone and I would have preferred "Forever more" in the final.