ESC2014: Semi-Final One – final predictions
As we count down the minutes until we start the First Semi-Final, I thought that I’d give you my predictions now since I will not have live notes this year.
These final predictions are based upon further listens, bookie predictions, and fan chatter.
Making it through easily:
More than likely going through:
Battling for the final spot:
Not going through:
San Marino – Valentina’s third attempt. She’s at the top of her game, but the song doesn’t leave a lasting impression
Montenegro – Is a theoretical jury magnet, but is there enough fan support to push it through?
Portugal – being one of the few uptempo songs in a sea of ballads will make it stick out, but will Suzy’s vocals be enough to carry it through?
Moldova – historically has a strong track record of qualifying but the song might be too modern for viewers.
Ultimately, I think it comes down to San Marino and Montenegro. I give the edge to ESC veteran Valentina Monetta and San Marino. I think the two are even jury-wise but I think SM will get a bit more of the televote.