So, here we stand, according the press voting so far. Some favorites faild to impress (Russia, Malta, Croatia Azarbaijan), some really kicked ass (Armenia, Austria) and some non favorites surprised us (Netherlands) while other did pretty much we expected from them. Personally I find it hilarious Greece has beaten Malta at this point. This said, I guess this is a far cry from the eventual results come next Tuesday. We will have better and more polished look of ech of them on Friday.
And the year's trend is clear: technology in all its forms. So much that at certain point one is wondering if the artist is only becoming a necessary prop in the performance? I'm still waiting for someone to come up on stage, stand still and sing in a simple spotlight and win it all. Now wuouldn't that be wonderful?
In betting odds at this moment the qualifiers would be Russia, Malta, Armenia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Cyprus and Austria.