Scandinavia is (again) the favorite in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 was after the victory of the Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra It should normally take place in Ukraine last year. But since Ukraine is currently still embroiled in an armed conflict, the organizers of the 67th edition of the Song Festival have finally chosen to take part. Liverpool (United Kingdom). It’s really no surprise that the British organize this edition, because their country is One of the five major lenders Eurovision Song Contest. Germany, Spain, Italy and France traditionally have a permanent place in the final and do not have to qualify. As the previous edition’s laureate, Ukraine is also entitled to a place in the final on May 13. Our country is represented by the singer Steve Kyers, aka Gustav. He will participate in the second semi-final of “Because of You” on Thursday. Pickx presents you with the favorites in the first semi-final.

Scandinavia above

If we are to believe the bookmakers, then Scandinavian countries En route to qualifying for the Grand Final on Saturday. In fact, Finland, Sweden and Norway are the biggest favorites for the first semi-final. In fact, bookmakers believe that these countries are among the strongest contenders for the final victory.

Sweden… again

According to music fans, Sweden’s Loreen is Big favourite From this edition 67. It seems that she should easily qualify for the final. The song festival was not alien to Lauren, because in 2012 the 39-year-old singer had already won the Euphoria competition. Then I got one Most points ever in competition.

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This year she takes her chance again with the number ‘tattoo’, A love song accompanied by a beautiful gradual. As you can see in the video below, Lauren sings and dances under a 1.8-ton LED screen suspended from the ceiling.

Finland and rapper Käärijä

Finland also appears to be well on its way to an overall victory, and therefore will be well on its way It should be easy to put on to the semi-final round. With his song “Cha Cha Cha,” rapper Käärijä takes the earworm to the stage. And contrary to what the title suggests, this is not a harsh Latin song, but a ballad A skillful mix of pop, rap and rock. Judge for yourself!

Norway is also in a good position

Italian-Norwegian Alessandra It has already captured the hearts of the audience With her song “Queen of Kings”, a powerful track that references “the power of women but also the power of everyone and the fact that it’s important to know yourself”. This number has one Powerful message And we will undoubtedly hear in the final.


Moreover, bookmakers ascribe good odds to it Israel, the Czech Republic and Moldova. They are also on their way to qualifying for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Watch the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest this Tuesday 9 May at 9pm on VRT 1 or Via Pickx.be or the Pickx App.

Sophie Baker

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