Every year Norway’s national broadcaster NRK airs a pre-Eurovision show where a panel of music experts and Eurovision lovers discuss and rate the year’s pool of Eurovision entries during four programmes. During the first episode of “Adresse Lisboa”, the panel scrutinised 10 songs. After all the points were in Finland’s Saara Aalto and “Monsters” had won the night.
About “Adresse Lisboa”
“Adresse Lisboa” consists of two panels. The professional panel includes Eurovision commentator Per Sundnes, radio host Silje Nordnes, musician and former Norsk Melodi Grand Prix contestant Stian Thorbjørnsen as well as journalist Ingeborg Heldal. The other panel is a so-called “people’s jury” that is made up of four Eurovision fans.
Both panels give points the same way as in the actual Eurovision Song Contest — from 1 to 12 — and their points are then added together.
During the first episode they reviewed Israel, Russia, Denmark, Poland, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Estonia, Armenia, Belgium and Finland.
Israel and Denmark in the Top 3
Saara Aalto’s “Monsters” managed to wow both panels the most, scoring two 10s and two 12s from the professional panel and a 12, 10, 8 and 1 from the people’s jury, bringing Finland’s score to 75 points. That put them ahead of this year’s heavy favourite Netta from Israel.
Netta was, however, hot on Saara’s heels with 72 points, while Denmark rounded out the top 3 with 66 points. At the bottom of the ranking were Poland and Armenia with only 31 and 27 points respectively.
The next “Adresse Lisboa” programme airs on Friday 20 April and you can stream it here as well as watch the first programme.
First show rankings
Finland: 75 points
Israel: 72 points
Denmark: 66 points
Estonia: 65 points
Belgium: 57 points
Hungary: 55 points
Russia: 42 points
United Kingdom: 39 points
Poland: 31 points
Armenia: 27 points
What do you think about the “Adresse Lisboa” rankings so far? Can Saara beat Netta? Let us know in the comments box below.