This is one of the year's handful of attempts to make a new ”Fuego” (last year's second place) – and a successful. Luca Hänni dances professionally and has the sprattligt dumglada the energy of an enthusiastic golden retriever, and the song is a spirited, summery lightweight tune. The song is tipped to be in the toppstriden, but a lot depends on how Hänni sing live.
Russia is rumored to be really hungry for a win, and have sent up the Eurovision in 2016-the third grade (and tittarfavoriten) Sergey Lazarev to make a new attempt. This time with a dramatic musikalballad – perhaps in itself not an amazing musical experience, but in combination with an expensive stage show where Lazarev is multiplied on the screens, it is absolutely a segrarkandidat.
Norway is bidding on a really shameless schlagerkitschfest – the northern lights! eurodisko! in the official video has the trio kattöron built of hair! and the jojkade refrängslingan have a certain retrohärlig joie de vivre. Scenshowen consists of generously fläskigt eldsflammepyro and a thick heavy carpet of smoke. Nothing that is in the final battle to do, but exhilarating fun.
Yet one of the year's favorites songs get a place in the semifinals – the Netherlands has topped the tippningslistorna in several months with this softly beautiful ballad. To bet on the concept of ”unadorned” (Duncan Laurence at the piano in blue light) in combination with the ballad may, in this context turn in both directions – either it will be web composed and heartfelt, or just boring.
Exactly how the Chingiz live performance will be is still unclear, but it seems terribly promising: it shall, inter alia, include robots, lasers, and a really expensive and luxurious the cgi effects. The song is perfect släpigt produced and largely performed in a stylish and soulful falsetto. Azerbaijan has come creeping a little from the side and made a cautious but well-deserved climbing in the odds.