Yes, tonight we have the Eurovision Song Contest finals, so just dive into it and enjoy.
So, now we know the 26 songs in tomorrows Eurovision Final. Yesterdays semi turned out to be OK, even if the songs not going to leave a mark in the music history.
I managed to have 7 out of 10 from my own list, and 8 out of 10 from my predictions. OK, not as good as Semi 1, but not far from it. Even if I thought semi 2 might have been easier to guess.
Happy for Poland, Belgium and Austria, we will see them all in finals. A few songs turned out to be better live than as mp3, so my final list might be a bit changed. No huge changes though.
My yearly final PDF will be uploaded on this site tomorrow for you to be able to download it. I won’t send it out this year, if you don’t ask for it and send me your email.
But first yesterday:
And in the middle of the night EBU also released the running order for tomorrow, surprised though… Cause they have made some strange decisions.
With that, Happy TGIF and weekend
Not much more to add today to be honest, full day at work and then heading home for the second semi final in the Eurovision 2023. And this is the weak semi. More or less all songs from the first semi would have gone through to the final if they took part in semi 2. Apart from Poland and Austria none of this evenings songs is competitors to a top 10 result on Saturday.
This evening it’s the first semi final in Liverpool and Sweden is in it, as well as all other favorites to win (if not a Big 5 country). So the main question will be, which favorite with fall through and make a worse result than expected.
One of my favorites, Azerbaijan, is unfortunately among the 5 not likely to pass to the finals. Surprise to me is the fact that the journalist vote placed them last in semi 1. It’s kind of a typical music journalist song so I guess it is the fan magazine people who is there, who vote like the fans, who managed that poor result.
Apart from that, it’s a fu***** mess to not be able to take days off this week, when for once, the Eurovision not the same week as one of the big Conferences at work. Usually always the same week. But instead work managed to press in a lot of meetings I can’t say I seriously need to take part of, but must do it.
So, let’s see tomorrow how happy I am, or not.
Here are my views on the ESC songs this year, again…
Today the thought is to have a ESC pre-party outside, but weather is not stabil so we will see.
In and case, if not and the weather don’t allow a bike ride I will for sure sit home and party, or visit a friends place and eat…. Cheese – won’t happen, the cheese thing.
So, first full day today… Wish I felt as good as yesterday, but actually it’s a bit colder and my mood almost turned into winter mood.
In any case, finally made the Eurovision Files, so now you can download the Semi final files (incl the big 5 in the finals). The final will be TBA for now.
Ended up, yesterday, biking down to Marais. It is the best rides you can do here in Paris. So nice to go back home feeling how you tiered yourself out before going to bed after a night out.
Last week I also, finally, started to mark up this years ESC songs. And here you find a first draft. Changes will come of course before the final “manual”.
TGIF on all of you and a happy Eid al-fitr if that is your main focus this weekend.
Overall I have nothing to add today, no plans, nothing happened. Not even upset in any way (that might change).
So what can I bring you?
At the moment the most played Eurovision 2023 songs at home is:
Please note that it’s not a list of my favorites etc, some songs was released in December last year others just a week ago so the top 20 above is ONLY based on plays.
And 2023 it’s Armenia and San Marino, not yet released their songs. I want my WSC playlist done.
Another news, more demonstrations on Thursday next week. More burning cars in Paris.