EDITORIAL – Few days before the launch of our annual EUROPREDICTION we gathered online with friends and colleagues this weekend to watch, listen and discuss the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest entries.
Yes, we made sure we have the first listening in audio and a second listening with the music video. We made up our minds and here is what we think of the songs.
Here’s what Fotis thinks of the songs in this semi-final. It is indeed a general feeling in him that Senhit will be a total flop in this semi-final. In this semi0final we have three songs by Dimitris Kontopoulos but for him, Moldova and probably Estonia will make the biggest impression although all of them will qualify. Austria, Czech Republic will definitely be out of the final and the big surprise will be Poland which will definitely gonna top the semi-final. He complete ignores Iceland which is for him one of the same.
For our friend Chris, the second semi-final will definitely have some surprises for countries like Georgia, Serbia, the Czech Republic as he predicts they will not qualify. He is not sure about San Marino due to the potential presence of FLO RIDA. Albania also seems strong enough but maybe it’s not the powerful Balkan ballad that will take over the voters. Portugal of course is out of the final as the default option. Bulgaria and Iceland seem to have tired the audience as favourites in 2020 and we all seek new winners. Finland is the winner for him in Eurovision 2021 anyway.
For our Italian colleague Andrea, Latvia and Finland will surely make a great impression. Serbia, Czech Republic, San Marino, Austria and Portugal are definitely out of the picture although he is not sure what the 80’s kitsch of Denmark will do. He also agrees that Greece, Moldova and Estonia will qualify in the final. Regarding Switzerland after an impressive cinematic music video, the stage presentation must be awesome.
For cousin George, Poland is not not only the semi-final winner but also the 2021 Eurovision winner with Finland and Estonia among his favourites. Bulgaria and Iceland were completely ignored in his review, comments and votes. Seems that he thinks all the rest of the songs are bad for him but he thinks Greece will do well and end up in a great FINAL position.
Following the preview of the songs (audio and video), we also asked our close friends on social to vote and we have accumulated 19 voting sheets in the following OIKOPANEL result of potential qualifiers for the FIRST SEMI-FINAL. This vote will be added to the international jury of EUROPREDICTION® 2021 which kicks off on April 1st, in which you can apply for membership in the international jury panel representing your country.
OIKOPANEL’S FIRST SEMI-FINAL QUALIFIERS