esc 2008

Euro '08.

My personal favourite at this year's Eurovision is Bosnia-Herzegovina. David describes it as "Arcade Fire doing Rocky Horror". It won't win but it'll worm its way onto my iPod.

Five other countries of note: + Turkey has sent a local version of Manic Street Preaches with a hefty dash of Muse. Niice. A snowball's chance in hell, of course. + Azerbaijan is completely batsh*t crazy insane. + Sweden is strong as ever and I think it'll go top 3. + Israel has possibly the best singer in the competition. + Bulgaria is my outside bet. Regardless, it'll be a club hit across Europe this summer. + Switzerland is going for the boyband vote (without having a boyband).

Denmark? No. United Kingdom? Possibly too classy.