Last night Norway’s state broadcaster NRK aired the second programme of “Adresse Lisboa” — its Eurovision 2018 preview show. And both the professional panel and the people’s jury agreed that the winner of the evening was Austria’s Cesár Sampson.
Cesár’s melodious gospel song “Nobody but you” managed to score a massive 86 points, beating first programme winner — Finland’s Saara Aalto and “Monsters” — by 11 points. That makes him a clear favourite at this point.
“Nobody but you” earned a trio of 12s and an 8 from the professional panel, and two 12s, a 10 and an 8 from the people’s jury, putting him way out in front of his rivals. Last night’s show featured the acts from Austria, Czech Republic, Latvia, Romania, Ireland, Slovenia, Georgia, France, San Marino, Lithuania and Azerbaijan.
France and Czech Republic in the top 3
While Cesár Sampson placed himself miles ahead of the others, the programme’s number two and three, France and Czech Republic, are locked in a close battle with each other. France’s “Madame Monsieur” got 74 points and edged past Mikolas Josef from Czech Republic who received 73 points. On the flip side, and at the bottom of the scoreboard, were San Mariano with just 27 points followed by Latvia with 33 points.
Next programme of “Adresse Lisboa” will be aired next Friday and in the meantime it’s possible to stream and watch the first two episodes here.
Second programme rankings
The second programme rankings were as follows:
France: 74 points
Czech Republic: 73 points
Ireland: 59 points
Lithuania: 54 points
Azerbaijan: 54 points
Romania: 52 points
Georgia: 43 points
Slovenia: 35 points
Latvia: 33 points
San Marino: 27
What do you think about Cesár Sampson’s “Nobody but you”? Do you think he can outdo France and Czech Republic in Lisbon?