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JESC’12: Our Prediction Part 2

Here Is Our Top.5

We left you earlier this afternoon when we revealed our thoughts on the songs that we placed from 12th to 6th and now it’s time to return for the top.5 songs. We can tell you now that there is just 5 points between the top.5 and you may be surprised just how close it is. But here is a recap of the placings from earlier

  • 12th – Belarus & Albania – 5 points
  • 10th – Ukraine – 10 points
  • 9th – Belarus – 11 points
  • 8th – Georgia – 12 points
  • 7th – Azerbaijan – 12 points
  • 6th – Sweden – 14 points

So now we shall start from 5th place going up to 1st.

5th – Moldova – 15 points

Again this was reviewed last night and both myself and Bruce felt that this song was very good. Denis showed passion when singing “Toate Vor Fi”, it is a nice little song with a great feel to it. Bruce said that it’s simplicity made it stand out whilst I felt that it was just an uplifting song. I received 7 points from myself and 8 from Bruce.

4th place – Belgium – 15.5 points

Peter joined me three weeks ago to rate this song and to be fair we agreed about it. It is a song that will do well in the contest, it has a universal appeal to it. Fabian has a great voice and is likely to get a few votes from the girls of Europe, whether it could win next week, we thought that was a bit of a stretch for us. It received a 7 from me and 8.5 from Peter.

Now we are into our top 3. now there is a 3.5 point window between all of the countries below. You may have noticed that Israel, Russia and the Netherlands are yet to appear in our ranking so far, and yes they are just below this point. But let’s have a quick recap:

  • 12th – Belarus & Albania – 5 points
  • 10th – Ukraine – 10 points
  • 9th – Belarus – 11 points
  • 8th – Georgia – 12 points
  • 7th – Azerbaijan – 12 points
  • 6th – Sweden – 14 points
  • 5th – Moldova – 15 points
  • 4th – Belgium – 15.5 points

Okay here we go:

3rd – Israel – 16 points

This was by far the best debut nations song this year and both myself and Bruce agreed. “Let the music win” just has something to it that makes you start tapping your feet. We felt that it had a beautiful harmony and a great message behind it, whether we could see politics getting in the way of a good song next Saturday, we will have to wait and see. In hindsight I now think I should have given this song an 8 but I gave it a 7 at the time, Bruce gave it a massive 9 points.

Now I will tell you now that there is just 1.5 points between the winning song and 2nd place, I could make you wait a bit later, but that would be mean. So here we go it’s time to reveal 2nd place.

2nd – Russia – 18 points

Receiving an amazing 9 points from Bruce and myself we both agree it is an incredibly strong song. It just grabs you from the start and just sounds so professional  I really think that this is the best song Russia has ever sent. What can else can you say about this song, when I first heard it I really felt that Russia was onto a winner and it may still be onto one, but it got beaten by just 1.5 points. And if we are honest we feel that the contest could be the same, with just points between the winner and 2nd place.

So that means that…

1st – The Netherlands – 19.5 points

With the only 10 in this years review, Bruce just loves this song. And to be honest I am not to far behind Bruce on this song it got 9.5 from me. We felt that this song had the perfect mix of catchiness and to tapping fun. It reminds me a lot of Click Clack which was the song that won back in 2009 which was my first JESC experience. Whenever I hear this song I get “Tik, Tak, Tik”stuck in my head for hours afterwards. So really what can we say.

So here is the final recap of the positions of every country:

  • 12th – Belarus & Albania – 5 points
  • 10th – Ukraine – 10 points
  • 9th – Belarus – 11 points
  • 8th – Georgia – 12 points
  • 7th – Azerbaijan – 12 points
  • 6th – Sweden – 14 points
  • 5th – Moldova – 15 points
  • 4th – Belgium – 15.5 points
  • 3rd – Israel – 16 points
  • 2nd – Russia – 18 points
  • 1st – The Netherlands – 19.5 points

We wish the Netherlands and the rest of the countries in this years contest the best of luck in Amsterdam and “Happy 10th Birthday JESC”

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