Overthinking Eurovision last year taught me one thing for sure: we are terrible at predicting Eurovision. I said the Netherlands would never make the Finals. Not only did they make it, they finished 9th out of 26. Mark Lee completely panned the Hungarian song, promising “this hipster will get eaten alive.” He finished a very respectable 10th. Wrather shared my enthusiam for Finland’s super catchy “Marry Me,” which stacked the deck with Eurovision’s gay fanbase by adding a lesbian kiss to the end of their performance. They still finished in 24th place.
So it should not surprise anyone that one of my favorites this year, Latvia’s goofy “Cake to Bake,” is predicted to finish in last place. But please enjoy this review anyway.