The first cut is the deepest?

Did the ‘napkin of death’ do its job?

Ever since Karen, Brian, Milija and I travelled to Belgrade for Eurovsion back in 2008, we have attempted to predict who we think will survive the semi-final phase of the ESC, and make it to the grand final. This started with pen and a napkin (duh) over dinner, and so a ritual was established. We try to be flashy and do it on a laptop, but it’s just not the same.

Apologies for posting the votes from ‘team Oslo’ a day late. We did rather well last year, but I think that my lack of Eurovision mojo is reflected in my success last night!  Here are our predictions. For this semi-final it’s Karen, Apostolos, Milija and myself  predicting that the following would go through…

 01 MOLDOVA

 We all said YES! We were all right!

 02 RUSSIA

 I was the only one to say no. I got it wrong (swapped it for Estonia at the last minute!).

 03 ESTONIA

 Apostolos and I said YES – we were wrong!

 04 SLOVAKIA

 We all said YES – we were all wrong!

 o5 FINLAND

 We all said YES – we were all wrong!

 06 LATVIA

 I said YES – and guess what, I was wrong!

 07 SERBIA

 We all said YES – and we were all RIGHT!

 08 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

 I was the only one to say NO – and I was wrong!

 09 POLAND

 We all said NO – and we were all RIGHT!

 10 BELGIUM

 We all said YES – and we were all RIGHT!

 11 MALTA

 I was the only one to say YES – and I was wrong!

 12 ALBANIA

I was the only one to say NO – and I was wrong!

 13 GREECE

 We all said YES – and we were all RIGHT!

 14 PORTUGAL

 We all said NO – and we were all wrong!

 15 F.Y.R. MACEDONIA

 We all said NO – and we were all RIGHT!

 16 BELARUS

 Only Milija said YES – and he was RIGHT!

 17 ICELAND

 We all said YES – and we were all RIGHT!

 So, that’s 6/10 for me, isn’t it.  A moderate prediction!  I’d like to say that I’ll do better on Thursday – but that’s the better semi-final and the songs are much stronger. ‘Team Oslo’ are disappointed that Slovakia and Estonia didn’t get through.  Latvia deserved not to get through – she sounded really flat in the arena. 

Team Olso, out…