The finals air in two hours, and five hours till Europe’s 2012 song of the year is chosen. If the Russian grannies manage to eke out a victory based on cuteness without any real singing dancing or song to speak of, I will be rather pissed off. If Italy, Spain, Serbia, or Romania win, I will be happy for them and recognize a worthy winner.
But if the oddsmakers are correct and Sweden achieves its first win since 1999, I think the voters will have achieved something fantastic, not just for Loreen and Sweden, but for the honor and reputation of the Contest itself.
“Euphoria” stands a great chance of becoming what Eurovision hasn’t produced in over a decade, a worldwide hit song. Even if it doesn’t win, it has proved its mettle with music lovers across the continent. It has rocketed up the ITunes charts in a dozen countries already.
What would be more exciting for Eurovision than having the biggest hit of summer 2012 under its belt? We can only hope and wait…