Your Predicted Winner

Over the last few days our readers have been voting in several polls to predict the winner of this years Eurovision song contest. The song contest is about to start live in a few moments and based on your votes we predict the winner this year will be:-

Sweden 
It was a close battle, Italy, Russia and Spain all did very well in the poll. The United kingdom came in 5th and surprisingly you also liked Malta.
Remember these are only predictions based on our and partners polls.
Enjoy the Eurovision.

Sweden Wins OGAE Votes

Eurovision fan clubs across Europe have been voting over the last few weeks and we can finally publish the full results. The top 3 winning countries this year are.
1st Sweden
2nd Italy
3rd Iceland
You can see the full results here.
Of course we need to remember this is just a poll within the Eurovision fan clubs and does no way reflect the outcome of the contest, rather just the tastes of the voting individuals.
Don’t forget you can still vote in our Eurovision poll.

Grand Final Running Order

The draw has taken place for the grand final running order of Eurovision 2012, the placements are as follows.

1

United Kingdom

2

Hungary

3

Albania

4

Lithuania

5

Bosnia & Herzegovina

6

Russia

7

Iceland

8

Cyprus

9

France

10

Italy

11

Estonia

12

Norway

13

Azerbaijan

14

Romania

15

Denmark

16

Greece

17

Sweden

18

Turkey

19

Spain

20

Germany

21

Malta

22

FYR Macedonia

23

Ireland

24

Serbia

25

Ukraine

26

Moldova

Semi Final 1 The Results

The first semi final in this years Eurovision song contest is over and after a excellent show in Baku, we can now reveal the songs that will go through to the grand final on Saturday.

Here we go these countries made it through to the final.

Romania: Mandinga – Zaleilah
Moldova: Pasha Parfeny – Lăutar
Iceland: Greta Salóme & Jónsi – Never forget
Hungary: Compact Disco – Sound of our hearts
Denmark: Soluna Samay – Should’ve known better
Albania: Rona Nishliu – Suus
Cyprus: Ivi Adamou – La la love
Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou – Aphrodisiac
Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki – Party for everybody
Ireland: Jedward – Waterline

We say goodbye to the following.

Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus – Euro neuro
Latvia: Anmary – Beautiful song
Switzerland: Sinplus – Unbreakable
Belgium: Iris – Would you
Finland: Pernilla – När jag blundar
Israel: Izabo – Time
San Marino: Valentina Monetta – The social network song
Austria: Trackshittaz – Woki mit deim popo

The second semi final will be on Thursday 24th May 2012.

Song Review – Rambo Amadeus – Euro Neuro (Montenegro)

Well what do we say about this, we are certainly in for a treat as this is the opening song of semi final number 1 (NOT). I’m sorry this song slips straight into the awful category. It’s just one of those badly written, badly sung songs which just don’t deserve to advance to the final. One way ticket home me thinks.

We predict this will not make the final.

Song Review – Rona Nishliu – Suus (Albania)

This is one of those songs that took a while to sink in, but surprisingly it did and it’s sung very well. A powerful song with excellent vocals which I’m sure will rumble around the crystal hall in Baku. Albania normally do fairly well in the semi finals and we don’t expect much change there this year.

We predict Albania will advance to the final.

Song Review – Sinplus – Unbreakable (Switzerland)

Sinplus are kind of our guilty pleasure. It’s not the type of song you relate to the Eurovision song contest but it has some good lyrics and styled in a way which could appeal to many mainly thanks to a catchy chorus which seems to be attracting people. Not everyone will pick up the phone and vote for this, but we think they do deserve a place on the final.