Back on March 19, we asked you — our readers — to pick your favourite Nordic entry of Eurovision 2017. It was a close race, but in the end Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson prevailed with his R&B flavoured sex anthem “I Can’t Go On”. Looks like all that treadmill walking has paid off…
Sweden, which advanced from the first semi-final on Tuesday, is currently sitting pretty with the bookies, who have him down as fifth favourite to win. His slick performance includes funky choreography and plenty of swagger, and sees him seduce the audience with close-ups of his smouldering eyes and a hand gesture that might get him in trouble in Brazil…
The other Nordic entrants from Semi Final One — Iceland and Finland — did not advance to the final, marking the third straight year of relegation for Iceland and the second straight year for Finland.
The other two Nordic entries — from Norway and Denmark — had better luck during their semi final appearances on Thursday. Norway’s JOWST advanced with the radio-friendly song “Grab the Moment”, while Denmark’s Anja Nissen reached several climaxes in “Where I Am” to slay her way to the final.
RESULTS: FAVOURITE NORDIC ENTRY OF EUROVISION 2017
- Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On” (26.52%)
- Denmark: Anja Nissen – “Where I am” (22.12%)
- Finland: Norma John – “Blackbird” (19.08%)
- Iceland: Svala – “Paper” (17.62%)
- Norway: JOWST – “Grab the Moment” (14.66%)
Will you be cheering or voting for one of the Nordic countries during the Grand Final on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below!