Thursday’s semifinal provided no great surprises, but added the rest of the favorites to Saturday’s Grand Final roster. Sweden goes from strength to strength, and the talented and goodlooking Måns Zemerlöw, though he doesn’t require bravura vocals for “Heroes”, could certainly give a master class to Eurovision artists on broadcast skills, camera angles, and connecting with the audience. I think he is most likely to be the hero of Eurovision this year and take home the crystal microphone trophy to Stockholm. the other strong possibilities for the win are Italy and Australia, with Russia and Estonia being the outside favorites to take home the victory.
Here is the lineup in performance order for tomorrow night’s final.. In the US, watch the show streaming live via eurovision.tv or YouTube at 3pm EDT / noon PDT on Saturday afternoon.
The running order for the Grand Final
- United Kingdom
(The show runs about three hours or slightly more, with the performances taking up the first two hours, then the voting, interval acts, scores and victor’s reprise taking up the remainder.)