Eurovision

What do the children think of semi 2?

Just like for the first semi, I have asked my students to vote on tonight’s entries. (I call this “raising the next generation of Eurovision lunatics.) They are still from 10 to 13 years old, and their instructions were; give one point to the songs you don’t like, two points to the ones you find to be okay and three points to the ones you really like. I have to admit; some of the results came as a big’ish surprise to me.

The results of semi 1

Before we look at their opinions of tonight’s participants, let’s have a look at their “result” from semi one. Out of their top 10, seven qualified for the final; Czechia, Iceland, Greece, Cyprus, Belarus, Estonia and Australia.

How did they vote in semi 2?

Their result, and remember; this is what they want, not what they predict, is as follows:

  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Ireland
  • Croatia
  • Austria
  • The Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Moldova
  • Lithuania
  • Albania
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Latvia

No big fans of the favorites

So, they ended up leaving two of the main favorites just outside their top 10; The Netherlands and Russia. This might be understandable, as neither of these entries are what I would call “child friendly”. They might also have been somewhat overly patriotic regarding Norway’s position. I’m very happy with them including my number three, Armenia, in fourth place. And no; I didn’t tell them until after they had voted what my faves are.

How many of their top 10 do you think will qualify for the grand final? They have seven of my predicted 10, but I’m very often pretty far off with my guess. Good students, methinks.

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