Next week the 62th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest takes place. On tuesday and thursday we can watch the semi-finals, on saturday 26 countries try to win this years contest. Ukraine won last year and that's why they organise the event this year. 42 countries participate, 26 countries will reach to the final. Portugal and Romania will compete in this years contest again, they skipped in 2016. Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina don't participate.
Now some talk about my own country, the Netherlands. 'Our' O'G3NE will try to win this year with their song Lights and Shadows. They will compete in the second semi-final on thursday.
If we look at the bookmakers we can find out that Italy is the ultimate favorite. Since 18th of February they're on top of the ranking. This country will be represented by Francesco Gabbani with the song Occidentali's Karma.
At the moment Portugal is on place 2 and Bulgaria on 3rd place. The Netherlands are doing really well there, since they did some early practice they where rising and are now on place 13.
Who will watching this years Eurovision Song Contest? It's a little bit political, I think, because some countries give each other a lot of points, but it's still interessting to watch. I'm watching normally the semi-final in which the Netherlands participate and try to watch the final (with or without the Netherlands). Because I'm a radio-DJ I love to follow this event, hopefully our country can finish on a nice place inside top 10!
What do you guys think about this contest?