Eurovision 2012: Sweden Is the Country to BeatWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan and it is quite interesting to note that whilst the preparations are going on at full speed, several countries are finishing off their promotional tours noting the visits of the Turkish and Azeri representatives in the Maltese Islands over the past couple of days. In the meantime, many have been keeping an eye on the way that the polls and the betting odds have been developing and it seems that there have been no changes in recent days or weeks apart from a switch between the second and third position. The leading country for this years' competition is Sweden who are represented by a track entitled Euphoria which has been described as a mixture between dance and pop and performed by Loreen.
Nevertheless, despite the fact that the Melodifestivalen winner seems to be the favourite even in terms of sales noting that it has charted at number #1 in Sweden and Finland whilst also making the charts in countries such as Norway and Malta, there are another four tracks which together make up the top five and in fact these are L'Amore e Femmina performed by Nina Zilli for Italy, then it would be Buranovskiye Babushki with their song Party for Everybody for Russia. In fourth place comes Serbia with Zeljko Joksimovic and his beautiful ballad Nije Ljubav Stvar and then in fifth place it would be the United Kingdom and their represented Engelbert Humperdinck with the classic entry Love Will Set You Free. Other notable names which have kept high positions in this years' betting odds include none other than Ireland who are represented by Jedward and Waterline as well as Iceland whose Greta Salome and Jonsi will perform the entry Never Forget. Keep a close eye on the songs that will be presented in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.