Gjon’s Tears — cry no more! According to the Smarkets prediction market, Switzerland currently has a 98% chance of qualifying from Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2021.
Close behind are Bulgaria’s VICTORIA (89%), Iceland’s Daði Freyr & Gagnamagnið (87%), Finland’s Blind Channel and Greece’s Stefania (both at 83%), and San Marino’s Senhit (81%). Rounding out the Top 10 most likely to qualify are Moldova’s Natalia Gordienko (78%), Serbia’s Hurricane (66%), Albania’s Anxhela Peristeri (51%) and Austria’s Vincent Bueno (47%).
That means, according to their prediction market, the follow countries are out: Portugal and Czech Republic (39%), Denmark (37%), Estonia (35%), Latvia (33%), Poland (29%) and Georgia. Tornike Kipiani is last in the market. Georgia does not have a percentage listed, meaning that no one has placed a bet on it to qualify.
Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2021?
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Speaking to Wiwibloggs in March, Gjon’s Tears said that he was not happy with his live-on-tape recording.
“I did it in February,” he said. “I need to be at Rotterdam, because from February to May you still have time to work. I’m feeling like I couldn’t give everything to that live-on-tape, so I really hope there will be no problem to be there and that I will re-do my live. I really want to because I’m not so proud of that.”
It’s not that it was bad, but more that Gjon is a perfectionist who wanted to elevate. And while he didn’t give away too much information, it’s clear he didn’t have the same technical toys at his disposal.
“It’s not the final performance. The light wasn’t the same. There are other elements that weren’t the same, but we had to do it like this.”
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