In his Eurovision entry, Eric Saade proclaims in his song that he “will be popular.” He sure was in Sweden throughout February and March, when he won the hearts of millions of Swedes on his way to a momentous victory over best friend forever Danny Saucedo.
But after his first rehearsal, bookies started to wonder how much longer the youngster can last. His voice cracked several times during today’s rehearsal, and he just didn’t seem to have the energy he had in Stockholm. Maybe he’s saving it for the big day, but he has already made some people nervous: his odds have dropped to as low as 9:1, placing him in fourth behind Estonia, Bosnia and Denmark.
Vocal problems aside, Eric’s stage performance is by far the strongest of the 2nd Semi-Final thus far. He essentially has copy-pasted his Globen performance from March, but it works. He glides across the stage, dancing in tandem with his back-up singers, and then concludes with the oh-so-controversial glass scene. Young girls and old gays will be glued to the TV like Philip Kirkorov to Western songs.
Vebooboo is doubtful that ESC will move to Stockholm next year, but the good news is that this year will NOT be a repeat of last year’s disaster a la Anna Bergendahl. That poor, poor girl…we just keep hating on her…but it’s just too easy.