Ukraine, United Kingdom or Sweden, these are the favorites for the win

From our special correspondent in Turin (Italy)

Who will succeed the Måneskins and their song? shut up and good in the Eurovision Song Contest? The answer falls after midnight, in the night from Saturday to Sunday. Meanwhile, the forecasts are going well and 20 minutes got caught up in the game. Here are our predictions for the Top 5.

After a brutal double 0 scored by the public and juries last year, our British neighbors in Turin were able to experience an opposing scenario, making a 12 point raid. Their hopes are pinned on TikTok star Sam Ryder, where he has over 12 million subscribers – a solid base of potential supporters. his song, Space Man, allows him to deploy his full vocal range, with a power equal to his sympathetic face. This one power ballad in any case, has everything it takes to conquer European radio stations.

Big favorites among bookmakers, who estimate their chance of victory at almost 60%, the group Kalush Orchestra could offer Ukraine its third trophy in the competition, after those collected in 2004 and 2016. The song, Stefaniaat the crossroads of hip-hop and folkloric sounds is at the top of this edition’s basket, but when it comes down to it, its qualities will undoubtedly be overshadowed by the symbolic dimension of this Ukrainian triumph.

Two victories and six other Top 10 in the last ten editions: Sweden is a stronghold of the Eurovision Song Contest. Always keep an eye on her when you talk about favorites. Of hold me closeran emotional pop ballad, sung by the writer, the charismatic Cornelia Jakobs and her raspy voice, the Scandinavian country seems to have the perfect package this year to match Ireland’s record of wins in the competition by collecting its seventh trophy.

A duo disguised as yellow wolves, flanked by a DJ in a gold astronaut suit… The Subwoofers are the kind of proposals we only see at Eurovision. The concept is crazy, but not ridiculous — well, it’s possible to feel shivers of unease when the two wag their tails shackles the “yum yum” (“yum yum”). Give that wolf a banana is an effective electro-pop song that gets stuck in your head and makes you want to dance: it’s in good spirits, it puts a smile on your face and it relaxes the atmosphere. We can well imagine the children adoring and begging their parents to vote for this title.

To complete our Top 5 we could have mentioned Italy, Spain or Greece, who place the bookmakers in the winning quinté, but let’s make a bolder prognosis by betting on Healthy body† This song in Serbian (and in Latin) is about hygiene and evokes the plight of artists in Serbia who have no social security. Konstrakta sings while washing his hands: there is something intriguing and compelling about this performance that captivates the audience with the gimmick of clapping hands during the chorus.

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