Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Now that Malta has made it to the 2012 Eurovison Song Contest final, it’s time to see how well the Maltese entry places during the pan-European voting this evening.

Here are some comments I gave to Marlene Galea at SBS Radio [in Maltese] ahead of tonight’s final.

The only prediction I’m willing to make at this point (ahead of the start of the TV show) is that Sweden’s Euphoria sung by Loreen will win the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest unless Russia’s Party For Everybody with Buranovskiye Babushki creeps in beyond Italy’s L’Amore è Femmina by Nina Zilli from second place to first place.

Here are my top 10 picks, ahead of the official voting period, in approximate order of predicted success:

    1. Sweden
    2. Russia
    3. Italy
    4. Estonia
    5. Cyprus
    6. Bosnia & Herzegovina
    7. Serbia
    8. France
    9. Malta
    10. Albania

This selection is for entertainment purposes only and should be taken with more than a pinch of sodium benzoate. This is to say, I know that I have picked at least 3 songs/countries that will not be in the final top 10 placings.

Which ones did you pick? I managed to guess 7 out of the top 10 and was quite off with Albania and Serbia in terms of placing. My picking Malta, France, Bosnia & Herzogovina, and Cyprus was misguided and the voting public and judges picked Azerbaijan, Turkey, Spain and Germany.

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