Are you desperate for entertainment during a midweek evening in May? Are you the type that flicks through the channels like Sumo TV and SyFy? Then there's every chance you'll come across the first Semi Final of the 2015 contest on Tuesday the 19th of May. Go on, it'll break the week up.
On this page you can see my predictions for the first semi-final 2015 which were made in a drunken mist at the end of April.
The UK votes in the other semi on Thursday, so tonight's semi will
be purely based on listening and watching the various Euro N-list celebs.
As my prediction confidence was well and truly shot to pieces last year,
I find myself in a wholly uncomfortable postion of not having a clue
what will and won't get through. The rehearsals are not due to get underway
for a couple of weeks, so I have to go off studio efforts and where
available, the live NF performance. So with not a small amount of trepidation
I'm plumping for the hotly tipped Estonians to win through at the top.
After that, it gets more difficult. The prediction machine has then
inexplicably pumped out Albania (which I don't like at all), Georgia
(which I do, but others don't), and Romania (likewise). Russia has shot
up the betting in recent days, and is now an outside bet for the full
shebang. Armenia is usually a solid bet to progress, along with Greece
but then it gets interesting. You could probably make a case for all
of them (probably apart from Netherlands). The real joker in the pack
are the Finns who have no song, but are likely to get every anti-ESC
vote going and may well stumble into the Final. Then you have the Belgian
entry which is more Marmite and is thusly difficult to predict at this
stage, and Denmark always seem to do well even with a turd of a song.
So all in all, my nerves are shot.
|1. Estonia||2. Albania||3. Georgia|
|7.Hungary||8. Armenia||9. Greece|