Who will win? Who will win? Statisticians at MIT predict Azerbaijan while Cinta large scale newspaper poll predicts it will be Germany. The poll on facebook is currently showing Turkey in the lead. Everyone has an opinion, so as a good blogger I went last night to check out some of the entries myself.
Okay I can’t take full credit, I must thank NRK to donating the tickets to our center. We received 10 free tickets and gathered the girls together for an exciting night out. They donned their makeup and their heels, did their hair and hopped the bus (??!!??) to the Telenor arena. Yes I did say bus, the local transportation arrangements were excellent with busses going every 3 minutes or so at the rush time for the show.
I had my camera of course. I felt very cheeky sneaking it in, but when I got in I noticed they weren’t too strict about it because there were lots of cameras around. I am afraid our free tickets weren’t exactly first row. Actually I have a suspicion that the front row areas are reserved for guests of each country as they are very neatly divided into the different countries groups…but I did the best I could to capture the atmosphere anyway.
I found it very hard to decide when it came to voting for my favorite. I noticed that when I watch the show on tv I am a lot more critical to the presentations. When I was actually there they all seemed good in their own way, and I realized that of course it is the ‘best’ each country has to offer. I realized a lot of time and work and planning goes into each act and I was affected by the enthusiasm of each countries supporters. The biggest surprise to me was that Sweden didn’t go on, as I have heard the song before and thought it was a really good performance. The ten finalists who go on the last competition on Saturday were: Georgia, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Ireland, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Romania, Armenia and Denmark.
So who did I vote for? As a good democrat I shouldn’t tell, but I will. I liked two performances better than the others. Sweden, which sadly didn’t make it to the final and Georgia which did.
So what do you think? Who will win the Eurovision 2010 Song contest??? To learn more of the history and another point of view on the Eurovision experience check out RennyBA’s Terella!