The EuroWhat? #11: First!

Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, and Lithuania will compete in the first half of the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU) Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, and Lithuania will compete in the first half of the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

This week we begin our analysis of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in earnest. First up: the first half of the first semi-final! Which entries are locks for advancing to the Grand Final? Who might get help from the running order? Why is Staples playing Eurovision songs from 2016?

Episode Summary

  • Eurovision Viewing Parties (3:50)
  • Why is Staples playing “Sunlight”? (5:20)
  • Analyzing the semi-final (9:36)

First Semi-Final Running Order

  1. Azerbaijan – Aisel – X My Heart (9:36)
  2. Iceland – Ari Olafsson – Our Choice (14:48)
  3. Albania – Eugent Bushpepa – Mall (19:52)
  4. Belgium – SENNEK – A Matter of Time (27:16)
  5. Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me (31:27)
  6. Lithuania – Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old (37:44)
  7. Israel – Netta – Toy (43:29)
  8. Belarus – Alekseev – Forever (47:44)
  9. Estonia – Elina Netšajeva – La Forza (52:22)
  10. Bulgaria – Equinox – Bones (58:09)

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