So, as Daz Sampson so elequently put it, what *did* we learn in school today … well over the last two days? The answer … in some cases, we saw a confusing mess of ill-conceived madness, elsewhere evidence of delegations who had thought long and hard about the limits of this stage.
It’s still too soon to make grandstanding statements about who is going through and who is definitely taking the first flight out on Wednesday. Everything could (and likely will) change.
Check the table below to see what I said, and what I thought at this early stage … and feel free to disagree, as I know you want to.
|Country||Read what I had to say about it||Is it going through?|
|Australia||'Water cooler moments, but for all the wrong reasons'||Yes|
|Belarus||'She couldn't pull it off'||No|
|Belgium||'Half-arsed and messy'||Borderline
|Cyprus||'Eurovision by numbers'||Yes|
|Czech Republic||'All decent stuff'||Borderline|
|Estonia||'There remains a lot to do here'||Borderline|
|Finland||'More meh and ouch rather than excellent'||No|
|Georgia||'Pisses all over the chips of the songs around it'||Borderline|
|Greece||'This song had literally everything.'||Borderline
|Hungary||'A downgrade of his entry from two years ago'||Yes|
|Iceland||'Delivered everything I expected, really'||Yes|
|Montenegro||'Messy, boring and repetitive all at the same time'||No|
|Poland||'Four girls on stage shouting for three minutes'||Borderline|
|Portugal||'The deafening silence in the Press Centre spoke volumes'||No|
|San Marino||'A recipe for unbridled genius'||Yes|
|Serbia||'Below standard Balkan plodder'||Borderline|
|Slovenia||'Europe could confuse ethereal for boring'||Borderline
Image Credits: Andres Putting.