I know some people with very good taste in music and track records of predicting trends which shape the business, and I know lots of Eurovision fans (there’s a very small crossover there…) but I don’t know anyone who can gauge the taste of Europe and predict what will happen in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Is there any kind of useful work for people who can?!!
For what it’s worth, here’s how I rated stuff at our party tonight:
JUST ON THE SONG…
Equal 1st: Azerbaijan, Slovenia
Next best: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Austria
JUST ON THE PACKAGING & PERFORMANCE…
Next best: Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary, Estonia, France
Equal 1st: Slovenia, France
Next best: Sweden, Hungary
Closely followed by: Azerbaijan, Ireland, Austria
SONGS WE’RE LIKELY TO WANT TO PLAY ON THE RADIO:
errrr…. none (but I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ll hear of Eric Saade)
Well done Azerbaijan, and good luck hosting next year’s Eurovision. If you finish your “Death Star” Full Moon hotel, we may come…