So, the third and last Finnish semi is over and now we have sorted the songs into ready finalists and the ones that have to go through the second chance-round. Does it strike anyone else that it is actually an advantage to go through the Second Chance?
The semis usually have really low ratings in Finland, while the final should have somewhere around a million viewers. Which means that the majority of the viewers will hear the songs for the first time on March 1st. Which, in turn, means that the songs that go through Second Chance (held as a part of the final broadcast) will have an advantage on the previous "winners".
Anyway, the third semi went rather the way I expected. Loud rock with a singer lacking a credible voice proved to be the dish of the day, and, somewhat surprisingly, drag act Cristal Snow sneaked into the final as well, leaving Jenna, giving clearly the most polished performance of the night, behind.
I would not be surprised if Jenna broke through to the final and ended rather high in the final ranking there. But reason tells me that the three weekly winners will fight it out for the title. This is what it all looked like in the Tohloppi studios on Friday night:
Teräsbetoni - Missä miehet ratsastaa - Finland NF 2008 QF
Cristal Snow - Can't Save Me - Finland NF 2008 QF
Jenna - Sinua varten - Finland NF 2008 - Second Chance
Vuokko Hovatta - Virginia - Finland NF 2008 - Second Chance