I got 8 out of 10 correct in the first semi both here and when we did our own predictions during the Eurovision-party on Tuesday. After having seen the broadcast I picked Israel and the Netherlands instead of Belgium and Poland. It still came down to the same amount. For this semi I don't even have 10 songs in my "wish list" as I only care for about 8 entries and predicting is much harder than last time. I'm pretty sure on 3 songs qualifying, the rest could be almost anything. Hopefully all the pieces will come together once I've seen the show with the correct camera work and surround sound. For the moment I'm going to be bold enough to say that poor Iceland won't make it but I sincerely hope that I'm wrong. Please do prove my gut feeling wrong!
+ 2 (Albania, Czech Rep, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia or Malta)
Had it already been the final I would have dreaded Latvia but I don't think kids are allowed to stay up this late on a school night and there can't be enough music-hating alcoholics in Europe to put them through on their own on a Thursday night. If the Irish turkey had to go home I think the pirates will sail away never to be seen again. Please, let this gut feeling be correct!