The Swedes of Finland are hosting their annual preview party once again. YLE are currently broadcasting an episode of De Eurovisa every week. This week’s episode featured some favourites for Tel Aviv. The winner of the night was “Chameleon”, which is set to represent Malta.
Loving the chameleon, less love for the spirit
On De Eurovisa, each of the three panel members awards the songs with a score of 1-10. Johan Lindroos and Eva Frantz host the show and make up two of the three panel members. They have a different guest every week. Their guest this week was Maïmouna Jagne-Soreau.
As previously mentioned, Michela won tonight’s show. The 18 year old, who recently performed her song live for the very first time, scored 26 out of a possible 30 points. Johan Lindroos was a big fan of Malta’s entry, as he scored it 10/10. Right behind “Chameleon”, on 25 points, we have the hot favourite for victory at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Duncan Laurence. Eva Frantz awarded “Arcade” a perfect 10.
At the bottom end of the scoreboard, we surprisingly find Norway. KEiiNO finish with just six points, an average of two per panel member. They fall behind both Jurij Veklenko from Lithuania and Roko from Croatia on the final ranking. The midfield is made up of Azerbaijan’s Chingiz and North Macedonian hopeful Tamara Todevska.
Below you can see the full result of De Eurovisa’s fifth show:
|1. Malta||Michela – Chameleon||10||8||8||26|
|2. The Netherlands||Duncan Laurence – Arcade||8||10||7||25|
|3. Azerbaijan||Chingiz – Truth||5||6||8||19|
|4. North Macedonia||Tamara Todevska – Proud||2||6||10||18|
|5. Croatia||Roko – The Dream||3||6||7||16|
|6. Lithuania||Jurij Veklenko – Run With The Lions||1||2||6||8|
|7. Norway||KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky||3||2||1||6|
The shows so far
The previous four shows were broadcast weekly as well. Iceland’s Hatari immediately went for a perfect 30/30 score on the first episode, when all members awarded “Hatrið Mun Sigra” the highest score possible. Perhaps surprisingly, second place that week went to Poland. Tulia stayed ahead of Tamta for Cyprus, who only finished in fifth.
The second week was a prey for Estonia. Victor Crone’s “Storm” topped the board with 25 points. In general, the scores that week were lower. Finland’s own entry “Look Away” placed fifth, behind Georgia, Australia and Serbia, but still ahead of Montenegro and Portugal. “Telemóveis” picked up just four points in total.
On the third show, all surprises came together. In a field with Greece and Armenia, the three panel members chose Serhat as their favourite act of the week. San Marino won the show with 26 points, as much as Michela scored tonight. Ireland’s Sarah McTernan finished in second place.
Perhaps less surprises were needed for show four of De Eurovisa. Sweden topped the board with a near perfect score of 28 for “Too Late For Love”. All acts up for voting that day picked up at least an 8/10 from someone. Last place Moldova still managed to get that score from guest Andrea Eklund, a composer.
One more show
The last show of De Eurovisa will follow next week, on 9th May. Johan Lindroos and Eva Frantz will then welcome another guest to review the autoqualifiers of this year. The Big Five, including OGAE winner Mahmood, will then be up for review alongside hosts Israel.
What do you think about De Eurovisa’s scores this week? Let us know!