With only eight songs remaining, the tournament is heating up. Outside of the gap between 1982 and 1990, the remaining songs are relatively evenly distributed time-wise. Only two modern-day "nul point"-ers are left: 1982's "Nuku pommiin" and 1991's "Venedig im Regen".
The seeds are pretty evenly distributed as well - not that they meant that much to begin with. If you're going by that, the 1957 Austrian entry "Wohin, kleines Pony?" is technically the favourite to win, while the aforementioned "Venedig im Regen", initially ranked 13th in its set of brackets, is the lowest-seeded song remaining.
Anyway, here are the four matches in the round of eight:
Austria 1957: Bob Martin - "Wohin, kleines Pony?" (1)
vs. Netherlands 1962: De Spelbrekers - "Katinka" (11):
It's been a good run for the pony, but "Katinka" is the cheerier entry and I really like the arrangement of the middle eight.
Italy 1966: Netherlands 1968: Ronnie Tober - "Morgen" (4)
vs. Luxembourg 1970: David Alexandre Winter - "Je suis tombé du ciel" (6):
Ronnie Tober's ode to tomorrow wins this one.
Finland 1982: Kojo - "Nuku pommiin" (12)
vs. Sweden 1977: Forbes - "Beatles" (11):
The toughest match of this round by far. I was familiar with both songs prior to this tournament and both grew on me, but "Beatles" has moreso.
Austria 1991: Thomas Forstner - "Venedig im Regen" (13)
vs. Norway 1990: Ketil Stokkan - "Brandenburger Tor" (2):
"Brandenburger Tor" is the catchier tune.
Next: We're down to the last four songs - and the conclusion!