Malena Ernman Faces Euro-vote

Could Sweden be facing it’s Waterloo tonight, as it competes in the first of the two Semi-Finals in the run up to Saturday’s Final in Moscow? Representing Sweden this year is Opera star Malena Ernman with the song ”La voix”, selected in Sweden’s national contest in March.

Unusually, the Swedish media is not overly-confident of this country making the final, yet it does expect ”Sweden” to be one of the 10 envelopes opened in this evening’s Semi from the Olympic Arena in Moscow.

18 countries will compete this evening, with the top 10 going forward to Saturday’s final.

9 of those places will be decided by telephone voting in all 18 competing countries, as well as the UK and Germany, and the 10th ”Lucky loser” spot goes to a song selected by national juries consisting of music experts. Among Sweden’s main rivals this evening are Bosnia, Turkey and Iceland, according to the Swedish tabloids.