Here are my picks to make it into the final round, in order of when they appear during tonight’s performance:
Israel – Of all the controversial numbers, it’s the controversialist!
Belarus – Schmaltz sells.
Georgia – Because it is awesome.
Switzerland – You can’t kill vampires, you can only hope to contain them.
Serbia – One of the frontrunners to win it all.
Malta – It’s by-the-numbers Eurovision, which I think has its appeal.
Andorra – Rumor is Anonymous is a compelling live band.
Hungary – Good song, good singer.
Belgium – My dark horse pick, which will bite me in the ass when Denmark actually does make it through.
Turkey – It gets stuck in your head and won’t let go, especially when you’re dialing in.