Malmo Blog DAY 9 Tuesday 14th May

Happy semi-final one day everyone!

This is Hass Yusuf, editor of Vision magazine, reporting from Malmo.

So, last night our little entourage went along to the Israeli party. Definitely one of the best. Great atmosphere, great entertainment and great food!

This year’s Israeli performer, Moran Muzor, gave us a mini-concert – she is a great singer! Guest acts included the performers from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Latvia, Armenia and Malta. Very impressed by some of the songs by the Greeks – Koza Mostra. Might even get their album.

Also in the crowd, but not performing, were the singers from Italy and Sweden. And talking about Sweden, I’m going to give my colleague, Robin Scott a hand today checking the camera as he interviews Robin Syjernberg.

And due to time-lapse photography – here a few pics from the interview. You can view the full interview on esctoday.com. Robin Syjernberg was an extremely nice young with a very laid back attitude and great sense of humour, as these pics show. I hope he does Sweden proud!

As Robin was being interviewed as another Robin, the Swedish one showed us his chest hair in the shape of a Batman symbol.

As Robin was being interviewed by another Robin, the Swedish one showed us his chest hair in the shape of a Batman symbol.

And here's Robin (the Swedish one) doing a handstand for us - he's been practicing with his dancers.

And here’s Robin (the Swedish one) doing a handstand for us – he’s been practicing with his dancers.

 

SEMI-FINAL ONE PREDICTIONS

Anyway, prediction time! Who do we think the ten acts from semi-fonal one will go through to the final? Here are our thoughts – but w’re voting with our heads, not our hearts.

In order of appearance:

Robin Scott
Estonia, Croatia, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Belarus, Ireland, Belgium, Serbia.

David Phillpott
Croatia, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Belarus, Moldova, Ireland, Belgium, Serbia.

David Elder, David Ransted, Hass Yusuf
Croatia, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Montenegro, Belarus, Moldova, Ireland, Serbia.

As you can see, three of us had identical views, and the two views didn’t differ that much. Personally I would rather see Cyprus, Lithuania and Belgium go through at the expense of some of the others, but I doubt it. Hopefully I won’t get ten out of ten — it’s always good to get a surprise.

Enjoy the show!

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