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Eurovision Song Contest winner Cheryl Baker has supplied up her predictions for this yr’s contest going down in Malmo in Sweden – and he or she does not fee the UK as a possible winner. Speaking solely to on the day of the second semi-final she supplied up her opinions on who was going to go all the best way.

“Italy is up there,” she contemplated. “I think it’s still second [favourite]. I don’t much like it so I’m not going for Italy. I do think Croatia will will win.

“But Ireland is the wild card so Ireland may very well be like Italy did a few years in the past,” she speculated. She was referring to Måneskin’s 2021 victory where they came from behind and won on the audience vote with their song Zitti e buoni.

Admitting that her money would be on Ireland as were she to bet she raved about Bambie Thug’s track Doomsday Blue. “I feel that it may very well be one other Irish win I feel their efficiency is extraordinary,” she said.

“When I heard it when it begins and it is so darkish, after which it goes, I’d say sometimes Irish – lilting, beautiful little tune – after which goes darkish once more and it is nice. I feel it says precisely what Eurovision is. It’s theatre.

“You know it’s this is not just a song competition anymore. It’s a whole great big theatrical extravaganza and that’s why I love it. Honestly, I think that Ireland could be the wild card this year, Cheryl said speaking on behalf of  Heart Bingo.

“I do know that Croatia and the favourites and truly I do [like it] but when I used to be to place a guess on I’d put it on Ireland arising from behind,” she admitted.

Ireland have made the final of the competition for the first time since 2018. They currently tie with Sweden for the most wins with seven. Since Bambie’s father is Swedish and his mother Irish it would be somewhat of a dual victory for both countries if they took home the trophy.

While Cheryl is a fan of the Irish entry she is not as hopeful for the UK representative Olly Alexander. He will take to the stage with his song Dizzy in an attempt to become the sixth UK winner.

“It was [just] a music contest and folks would come on the stage in a complicated frock or a dicky bow tie and they might sing a beautiful ballad or a candy little music and they might both win or lose. And that was then, however now, thank goodness, there’s a lot greater than that,” Cheryl explained.

“It’s all in regards to the improbable costumes and the improbable lighting and the manufacturing,” she continued. You need the special effects and you need the song and the performance. So that’s what I think – it’s a whole package.

“Olly Alexander this yr, I do not suppose has the entire bundle. I like his manufacturing. I feel it is nice, he appears nice, he appears nice. But the music, I feel, does not go anyplace,” she pondered. “That’s my solely subject with Dizzy. It simply goes it does that (signifies flatline) – and there is not any raise in it.

“So therefore, I’d like to think we’re gonna come in the middle somewhere. I don’t think we’ll do any better than that,” she predicted.

Cheryl Baker was talking on behalf of  Heart Bingo.