Next Year in Jerusalem?
To our great joy, Harel Skaat delivered in Oslo last night, and qualified for the grand final in the Eurovision Song Contest tomorrow. Harel will compete against some other strong entries, such as Armenia and Azerbaijan.
We know that the competition is tough, but we still haven’t given up hope.
For Sweden, however, all hope is lost since Anna Bergendahl didn’t qualify. This was in fact the first time ever Sweden won’t make it to the ESC final. The young Swedish singer herself was devastated of course, and the nation itself is in a state of shock. On national radio, crestfallen Swedish fans declared that they would throw away their tickets for the final and return home from Oslo immediately. The tabloid Aftonbladet demands the resignation of Christer Björkman, the supreme macher behind the Swedish ESC efforts in the last decade or so. The other national tabloid, Expressen, chooses to blame the system, saying that the selection procedures must change, or Sweden should withdraw from the ESC in order to avoid similar national humiliations in the future.
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