It feels like a tough job when it comes to predicting the 10 qualifiers from semi final 1. Looking at my past predictions I use to be able to pick out 8 out of 10 right. And after I've been watching the third and last rehearsal on the tv-screen in the press centre, I now think I should be able to live up to my previous record.
One whole year we need to wait for Eurovision, then what is happening? We get excited and start remembering pretty things from the past contests. Fevers like preparing for the trip, missing our friends who we meet once a year. Euroclub and parties, taking crazy pictures, working hard, smiling for promo-materials.
There were a lot of things that people didn’t predict were going to happen before the curtain went up on the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Few thought Ireland would claim its third victory with the two rock'n'roll kids and nearly bankrupt RTÉ. And even fewer thought that Riverdance would become one of the biggest shows in the world.
On 5th October 2009 in Berlin, the MTV European Music Awards was held. Two of the most famous Eurovision singers, Dima Bilan and Elena Paparizou were nominated for Best European Act, Russian and Greek. In the voting, Dima Bilan took a better place then Elena Paparizou. But, the winner is......
We now know the result of the four semi finals, and boy was I wrong in my predictions. I made the huge mistake of thinking that the viewer’s would vote exactly like they did last year. Then they voted all the big stars through to the final. But this year something has happened. The big question is what?!
As a Swede, I’m waiting with excitement for the Melodifestivalen season to start. All the artists and composers have been announced, so as of right now we’re just waiting for the party to start. And meanwhile there are of course speculations among the Swedish fans, about who will surprise us this year, and who will be the winner of Melodifestivalen 2010?
This year, the BBC showed Europe that actually, they and the United Kingdom do take the Eurovision Song Contest seriously. They persuaded Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, possibly the biggest name in musical theatre, to write the song and head a talent search for the winner.