So here’s my hopeless predictions. From semi 2.

San Marino and Portugal appear doomed. It wouldn’t be enormously surprising to lose Malta and the Czech Republic either. That leaves three to go – and my hunch is that Iceland and Switzerland look like two of them. Being after a great song proved to be a major problem on Tuesday.

That leaves one more to go, and I’m going to trust my instincts instead of common sense, crowdsourcing, and just plain listening to what EVERYONE is trying to tell me. So what is it, dear reader, that EVERYONE is trying to tell me? Everyone (can’t be bothered to keep capsing it) is trying to tell me that Israel is qualifying easily. And I just ain’t convinced at all. Now watch it run away with the semi…

That leaves 10 that are going through because the rules say 10 have to, and that would be

Lithuania

Ireland

Montenegro

Norway

Latvia

Azerbaijan

Sweden

Cyprus

Slovenia

Poland

Guffaw away, heck, I don’t mind, I’ve done plenty of guffawing of my own the last fortnight or so…