Tonight was another fantastic show, and out of it we got another group of ten excellent finalists. I was hoping that Ireland would qualify, since it is a strong, well-made song, but lead singer Kasey just didn’t have the stage presence to sell the whole package around Europe. Israel had the opposite problem, a strong stage performer in Mei Feingold, but a song that came across as kind of meaningless and nonsensical in its bad English lyrics. But the ten lucky countries that DID qualify are:
Conchita absolutely SLAYED the audience in the arena, and I hear she has moved up in the betting odds to 2nd or 3rd place. I think we have a real horse race on our hands for Saturday’s Grand Final.