The same sources say that qualification for Eurovision Song Contest 2011 to be held on Saturday in Düsseldorf should be easy for Bosnia, Denmark and Estonia. However, entries from Belgium, Belarus and Macedonia are not expected to have much of a chance.
However, the whole of Europe will be given the opportunity to select which songs they want to hear again in the final this weekend meaning that the performances are important.
The ten countries most likely to qualify according to the bookmakers are Bosnia & Herzegovina (Dino Merlin – Love In Rewind), Denmark (A Friend In London – New Tomorrow), Estonia (Getter Jaani – Rockefeller Street), Romania (Hotel FM – Change), Ireland (Jedward – Lipstick), Sweden (Eric Saade – Popular), Austria (Nadine Beiler – The Secret Is Love), Ukraine (Mika Newton – Angeli), Slovenia (Maja Keuc – Vanilija) and Moldova (Zdob si Zdub – So Lucky).
The entries they expect to fail are Latvia (Musiqq – Angel In Disguise), Bulgaria (Poli Genova – Na Inat), Israel (Dana International – Ding Dong), Cyprus (Christos Mylordos – San Aggelos s’Agapisas), Slovakia (TWiiNS – I’m Still Alive), The Netherlands (3JS – Never Alone), Belarus (Anastasia Vinnikova – I Love Belarus), FYR Macedonia (Vlatko Ilievski – Rusinka) and Belgium (Witloof Bay – With Love Baby).
However, Wiloof Bay may surprise the bookies as favourites do not always win.