A lot goes into a Eurovision win — a strong song, a solid performer, effective staging and occasionally political winds that blow voters in a particular direction. But for the superstitious among you, a win may be down partially to fate and signalled by omens, symbols and curious patterns. Whether stemming from hope, silliness or an irrational belief in the weird and wonderful, soothsayers often say they can predict the next Eurovision winner through signs hidden in the past.

Let’s have an example. Greece‘s football team took the Euro 2004 title, winning 1-0 over Portugal. Fast forward one year to the final of Eurovision 2005 and Greece were the winners again. So, with that fresh in everyone’s minds, fans, including wiwiblogger Angus, began to speculate that Portugal, the winners of Euro 2016, would win Eurovision 2017. Most people laughed. Salvador did too…though he laughed straight to victory.

So, in a cheeky nod to fortune telling and the reading of tea leaves, we present you with three scenarios that would once again give life to superstition at Eurovision.

Of course there are plenty of counter examples to the below. This isn’t a forecast, merely a fun look at what could be. Don’t take it too seriously…

The comeback winner

Lately rumours have swirled that the EBU has been in talks with Bosnia and Herzegovina to return to Eurovision following their absence in 2017. Their broadcaster faces a myriad of problems and hurdles — financial, organisational and political — so a Eurovision return is highly unlikely. But if they did manage to stage a comeback, they have the potential to create a special kind of three-peat.

As you’ll remember, Ukraine took a one-year break because of financial problems in 2015. They won the contest upon their return. In 2016 Portugal sat out of the contest so that it could re-group and figure out how to avoid another elimination. They returned in 2017 and won it all. Could the same thing happen to Bosnia and Herzegovina if they return to Lisbon?

Naturally the same could be said for Russia, which also withdrew in 2017. But we’re saving Russia for the next point…

Second time lucky?

Yes, Russia could definitely have returners’ luck on its side. But there is another facet to their potential win. In 2018 Russia will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of its only Eurovision win — secured by pop star Dima Bilan in 2008. Dima had competed at Eurovision just two years earlier, in 2006, placing second.

Anticipation is building about Russia’s return in 2018. Following the ban of their 2017 contestant, they’ll no doubt want to come back with a bang. And they may do that with Sergey Lazarev who competed at Eurovision just two years earlier, placing third.

Sergey fuelled speculation recently when he told wiwibloggs that he hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll compete again in 2018. That suggests he’s at least thought about it. Could Sergey — like his friend Dima — return two years after his debut at Eurovision and win it all?

Third-place springboards

The last country following a striking pattern is Sweden. Back in 2011 Eric Saade came third at Eurovision and one year later Loreen won. Two years later Sanna Nielsen came third at Eurovision and one year later Mans Zelmerlow won.

Most recently — at the 2017 contest in Kyiv — Robin Bengtsson came fifth. But if we revert to the old voting system used for Eric and Sanna, then Robin actually came third. History suggests Sweden’s next win should take place at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon.

So what do you think? Which scenario do you think is most likely to actually happen? Are there any other striking patterns Eurovision fans should look out for?

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Ari
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Ari

Israel should win ESC 2018.
They won in 1978, they won in 1998 and now they win in 2018.

Fidel
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Fidel

Romania)))

Hope
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Iceland or Sweden gonna be the winner

Kinie
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Kinie

Portugal and Hungary will

Yerevan is calling
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Yerevan is calling

Eurovision has mafia with own scenario writers and scenario must be written already. Once upon of time Italy had to win and Sweden was forced by jurors, in 2014 Armenia simply had the best song but Eurovision mafia orgnized scandals because of Aram’s jocks which exhausted Aram and crowned Conchita with her bland James Bond track who won ESC as victim of discrimination and a signal to Russia, then Russia sent winning act and once again ESC mafia made Ukraine win with poitical song. Let me remnd you that Armenia was forced to change the title of it’s entry in… Read more »

Ddraven
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Ddraven

So what is the new pattern that has started in 2016 by your logic. Or do we need to wait for next year for the pattern to be clear? Sarcasm sarcasm.

Paul
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Paul

National languages?

claclap
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claclap

That’s a good hint, Paul. 😉

Flynn
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Flynn

I’m hoping for Hungary to win preferably with something like Origo My second choice would be Albania with a big pop hit like 2009/10 or keep their big vocal songs but sing it Albanian because while I understand it better and I still like it, it seems to lose something in translation so they don’t quite fully click for me Of the countries that have done well recently or are part of the superstitions I’d personally want Belgium or Bosnia. I really don’t want to see Sweden, Ukraine or Russia win most their songs are average at best and complete… Read more »

Tikriut Bvel
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Tikriut Bvel

Yes maybe Tirana2019 or Budapest2019!! 🙂 I’d be happy with either winning!

Pryk Pryk
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Pryk Pryk

I think it’s finally time for POLAND to win, I’m sure they would be fantastic hosts.

Napaw
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Napaw

San Marino, mark my words.

Ariso Light
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Ariso Light

I feel like Malta will win some time in the early 2020s, but who knows?

Michele
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Michele

My friend from Israel told me that a TV promo for their 2018 ESC act selection is on the way, so that means Israel is parricipating in the comming ESC.

This means they are a strong contender for the win, exactly 20 years after DIVA and 40 years after A-BA-NI-BI. 20 years cycle… 😉

Jo
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Jo

I think Italy, France or Australia could take it. I don’t see Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia or Sweden winning next year.

Jo
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Jo

my comments got blocked

Jo
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Jo

aff

SW
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SW

One of the countries that scored really well in recent years but didn’t win yet:
• France (left handside for 2 years in a row)
• Bulgaria (top 5 for 2 years in a row)
• Belgium (top 10 for 3 years in a row)
• Netherlands (4x left handside in the past 5 years AND second in 2014)

I’m even more hoping for a Swedish NQ XD

Kinie
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Kinie

I’d love to see Finland or another southern european country winning. I think Iceland will put a lot more work into it too, i bet they’re sick of being stuck in the finals. So im expecting they send something better next year.

Kinie
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Kinie

Oh, i also would be happy to see Portugal winning again.

Ddraven
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Ddraven

Portugal winning again? Seriously? Disregarding the fact that it will probably be another 50 years before Portugal comes even close to victory the likelihood of a country winning twice in a row is minimal.

Bart
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Bart

You never know… Why not? Those sort of comments about Portugal abounded during this year… That they would never win and might just quit for good. And look now…

Kinie
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Kinie

Ddraven, lol i knew i’d get a comment like that. Gosh troll, WHY are you bashing your own country? You’re always spreading your negativity about Portugal here, you’re portuguese, dont you feel ashamed? Also, can you read? I said I’D BE HAPPY to see Portugal winning again. Oh and people said the same thing this year, that Portugal would never win and they slapped yall in the face. People like you always end up getting f * cked from behind, which amuses me tbh. Get some self esteem.

Kinie
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Kinie

I’d love to see another Finland or another southern european country winning. I think Iceland will put a lot more work into it too, i bet they’re sick of being stuck in the finals. So im expecting they sent something better next year.

Ugnius
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Ugnius

Since when Finland is in south ? 🙂

Maclaren
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Maclaren

I guess everything is to the south of… Iceland 🙂

Kinie
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Kinie

Ugnius…since when did i say Finland was in the south?

Desfolhada
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Desfolhada

“So im expecting they sent something better next year.” The problem is the Finland really sent a “masterpiece” this year, completely ignored by juries, did you notice the piano solo?

Hada
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Hada

You guys couldn’t see Portugal coming less than a couple of months before the actual event, let alone guess next year’s winner or even winning candidates by now.

Talking only from my desire, I want Italy to win, or maybe Spain if they do things, right, or even a back-to back for Portugal. I wanna see the start of a Mediterranean/Southern European era at Eurovision.

Bart
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Bart

I agree! I would love Italy to win. They really deserve it, because they have elevated the music standard so much since they came back. I love every single entry since 2010. Italy is one of the country that is treated less fairly in the whole history of the ESC. I would love Spain to win as well, but that strikes me as less probable. But so was Portugal…

Kinie
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Kinie

I agree. Portugal could definitely win again, the people who are saying they wouldn’t are the same people who never believed they would win the first place.

CONCLUSION: YES, Portugal will win again, maybe this year, maybe not, but they will soon. I’d love to see it happen.

sorin
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sorin

That means Alexander, Lena, Ell and Nikki, Loreen, Emmelie, Conchita, Mans were the children of financial crisis? This is not superstition, this is conspiracy theory. It might be true, now I know why maNga didn’t win in 2010.

Chance
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Chance

Ah, yes, the “financial problems” that led to Ukraine skipping the 2015 contest.

Charles
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Charles

Oh Jesus Lord … this is so American-esque conspiracy theories bs … why are spending time on these things? Haven’t we all grown up from an era where we pretended to be our favourite cartoon heroes (or female singer) at elementary school? We should be excited about the MUSIC that is about to show up towards the end of the year … these artists have more important things to do than please our spoil brat connection to Eurovision. They have a career to follow through … They’ve been there, done that … let them move on … and embrace whoever… Read more »

Niki
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Niki

San Marino will win for sure!!

And in 2041 Germany will be the winner! xD

D
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D

I mean, I’m Swedish, so I really don’t mind if we win again. However, I’d want us to deserve our win like how Portugal deserved to win this year. Not win because of flashiness or whatever like in 2015, win because we truly had the best song. I don’t think Bosnia will be back next year, but I still would love to see a country who’s never won win. A returner like Slovakia would be great as well. As much as I don’t want Sergey to come back and win, I don’t think it’s too far off. “You Are the… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

Couldn’t agree more.
I think not many Swedes are proud for that “win” in 2015. By not winning the televote.
On the other side, Sweden so deserved to win in 2012 because it was the song, performance and everything.
Anyway I love to see Swedes are voting for what they really love (Frans, Nano) and not thinking on what could be the best for Eurovision.

Denis
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Denis

How can we ne be proud? A win is a win!
We were proud then and we are still proud now!

Anna K
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Anna K

Brazil will be the country invited by EBU at the request of Portugal. And if this country presents a composition made by one of its classical monsters, and chooses a charismatic singer, we will watch a Brazilian victory. And, of course, we will see Lisboa2019 with Brazilian financial support.

If Brazil is even invited, and judging by the careful way that RTP is preparing its own 2018 festival, as soon as the bets open, I will try to bet a lot of money in these two countries: Portugal and Brazil.

sorin
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sorin

What makes you think Portugal and Brazil are friends? No Bazilian speaks good about racist Portugal. Portugal is racist as hell.

ThePify
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ThePify

Lol, the same can be said about brazilians who are always insulting Portugal just because of things that happened years ago. Grow up.

Jayjay
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Jayjay

Hi sorin. You have clearly had a bad experience in Portugal. But I hope that you will be able to change your image. Anyway in relation between Brasil and Portugal, let me just tell you that during the Olympics in Rio the Portuguese athletes were cheered by Brazilians as they were their own. Also no place in Europe is Brazilian music so heard as in Portugal. Caetano Veloso during the show tweeted that his favorite was Salvador and now Amar pelos Dois will be the main theme song of a mainstream telenovela. So, what you are thinking does not really… Read more »

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Anna: Is Brazil an associate member of the EBU? If not, they can’t be invited….I think we’re more likely to see Australia invited back, and possibly Kazakhstan. 🙂

Ddraven
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Ddraven

Brazil is indeed an associate member.

sorin
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sorin

I’m already so tired of this hypocrite country, Portugal.
Football players from Brazil run away from this hell of a country. Of course during Eurovision they will behave, but they are racists.

Bart
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Bart

And what makes you an expert on racism in Portugal? Were you even there once? Talking about football players: well Brazilian-born Deco and Pepe are considered heros playing for the National Team.

Bart
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Bart

And if you are tired of it, you can just go away if you are there. And quit following ESC 2018 because you are going to hear and see a lot of it! Deal with it!

sorin
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sorin

Bart, you are one of the most aggressive persons on this blog, and I think you are L’oiseau.

Bart
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Bart

I cannot compete with you on aggressiveness. And what is this l’oiseau thing?…

Bart
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Bart

“run away from this hell of a country”… This is not exactly a non-agressive sentence. Maybe the racist here is you!

Pedro Silva
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Pedro Silva

One of the major heroes in Portugal is black… Eusebio. Sorin, you must search were is he now and who is with him side by side… Do you know that the first black singer in Eurovision (1967) was Portuguese? You are a portuguese hater.

Frisian ESC (jr)
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Frisian ESC (jr)

Actually the netherlands already send a black woman to eurovision in 1966

brunowskii
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brunowskii

Brazilians and portugueses were embraced and celebrated together Salvador’s win in Kyiv…. it was a win for both countries… it was great to sing a winning song in portuguese

R
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R

Portugal and Brazil are like these siblings that set each other on fire, defenestrate and stab, but in the end, they’ve got each other’s back.

Jo
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Jo

They don’t hate Portugal.

Jai
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Jai

I have a different theory. Using the same superstition that when Ukraine hosts the contest the country that won the UEFA European Championship (Euro) that year also wins the contest . In 2006 when Greece hosted the next year the winner was Finland- a Scandinavian country that, despite the success of their neighbors, and competing in the contest for decades, had never won. If you want to follow the trend from years ago based on superstition that means that Iceland, the last Scandinavian country to never win will win the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Get ready for Reykjavik 2019 y’all!

saša
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saša

Serbia won on May 12 in a country that won finally after decades of failing, Finland, next year Eurovision is again in a country that failed to score a victory for decades and again on May 12, so there’s another pattern ?

R
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R

Following that pattern, a winner could be a country that never participated in Eurovision.

Denis
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Denis

Sweden and Russia are always favourites to win and sooner or later they will win, Sweden for now has the edge over Russia .
I would like to add Belgium, Bulgaria, Australia, Italy and maybe Estonia to the list as well.

It is highly unlikely B&H will return. The broadcaster is still in a crisis. So no to that.

Ko
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Ko

Bulgaria, Armenia, Georgia and Belgium seem likely to me.

Andrea
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Andrea

I’d like Montenegro to win with a good Balkan song, so I’d wish Sergej or Knez come back.

If not, let Sebalter win for Switzerland!

sorin
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sorin

Actually, patterns don’t work. Sergey has no chance if he takes Yulia’s place, and 2 years pattern will not apply to him too, life is not made of patterns.

Bella
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Bella

And watch, there’ll be some sort of pattern behind whoever wins ESC 2018. You realize that people can find a pattern with pretty much anything? 😀

nene
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nene

i could see either belgium, the netherlands, or bulgaria win in the following years. they really stepped up their game in the past years and seem to really try their best to win.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I think Bulgaria was just lucky. Their broadcaster doesn’t care that much, they don’t even cover most of the participation expenses. They got strong entries submitted to them by chance, that’s it.

sorin
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sorin

I agree with most of your comments, but in this case I disagree. Every country cares, EVERY COUNTRY. To say that Bulgaria was lucky, it means that Germany was unlucky. It’s not about luck. Germany had more than 2000 submissions, FYRMacedonia had more than 100 submissions, and Bulgaria…I don’t know. They had to choose, and is so easy to make the wrong choice. How that Germany could not choose a better song out of so many applications?
http://wiwibloggs.com/2016/11/22/germany-2493-applications-received-unser-song-2017/157360/
Germany had 2493 applications and could not choose a decent song, this is obscene.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Bulgaria had 6 submissions. Six.

D
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D

I disagree so much. Bulgaria is probably one of the countries that cares the most. They’re very active on their Twitter and are always keeping the public informed about their songs/artists, so they’re very transparent about everything happening. They put a lot of money into getting high-quality acts with strong imported songs and good staging. After taking a break I think they finally understood how to succeed in Eurovision, and that’s why they’re doing well now. I’m excited to see what they’ll come up with this year and they’ve expressed how they very much so want to win.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Then why doesn’t BNT pay a relevant portion of the participation expenses? One of the shortlisted acts for this year was rejected because she didn’t have the coins to finance her own participation. I ain’t making this up, I have an insider spilling the tea for me.

Tikriut Bvel
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Tikriut Bvel

Polegend where do you get this information from?

D
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D

So you have a so-called insider who’s very knowledgable about a television network in Bulgaria……interesting. Do you actually expect people to believe that?

Frédéric
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Frédéric

It might be as you say, so that next year we’ll see a rather trashy and/or odd bulgarian entry again. Thinking about it, i kinda doubt it though, because if i was a composer with a real winner on my hands, Bulgaria certainly wouldn’t be the last country i’d offer it to (right now i’m afraid that honour would go to Germany).

Kinie
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Kinie

bulgaria ? lmao only in dreams.

AngieP
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AngieP

As far as I know it’s unlikely Bosnia & Herzegovina participates next year, due to financial issues. Personally, I hope to see them in Portugal! Russia follows several patterns. First, they were out in 2017, so they could win in 2018, as it happened 2 years in a row. Secondly, if Sergei sings for Russia again, he will do what Dima Bilan did and won with the 2nd attempt. As for Sweden, it’s the most successful country since 2010. Top 5 places, 2 wins (in 2012 and 2015). It’s possible for them to win again.However, I want them to take… Read more »

AngieP
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AngieP

To be more specific, I’d like Italy, France, Belgium and also Bulgaria to win the next few years!

AngieP
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AngieP

To be more specific, I’d like Italy, France, Belgium and also Bulgaria to win the next few years!

Daniel
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Daniel

Pattern-wise, Israel should win. They won in 1978 and 1998, a 20 year gap. 2018 is 20 years from 1998.

I hope they come back this year!

Frédéric
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Frédéric

I’d welcome that but you didn’t forget Hallelujah (1979) did you?

Liam Lindsay
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Liam Lindsay

I just have a gut feeling about the UK and Switzerland for next year

Thoughts?

sorin
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sorin

Sure, it is possible, for people who don’t like Brexit, the next best thing is to make them host Eurovision. Also Switzerland has Christer Bjorkman.

Tikriut Bvel
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Tikriut Bvel

Some thing is telling me that San Marino will withdraw next year and Slovakia and BiH will return. And either the top 5 will be like this :
1-Bulgaria/Belgium
2-Romania/Poland
3-Hungary
4-Bosnia
5-Sweden
🙂

sorin
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sorin

In February 2017, before the Occidentali’s Karma’s boom, we had some songs (Albania, Georgia, Belarus, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Finland) and somebody said : ”noooooo the winner is not among these songs”. Well, how do we know? What to look for? Is there a recipe after all?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

You can tell if a song will click with the public.
Albania and Georgia had generic three-minute-long screamfests about peace. Belarus had a cute folk song, but nothing that oustanding. Switzerland had a pop ballad, the UK and Finland’s songs were slow ballads without too much originality, and Germany had a trash song.
Meanwhile: Portugal had a ballad like no one other, Italy had the super catchy and infectious song, and Bulgaria was going to get all the tweens’ votes. Everyone saw it through and these three songs did great as predicted.

Soy
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There is a charm. You can see it clearly in some songs.

sorin
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sorin

Thank you for your answers, still nobody saw Moldova on 3rd place.
I’m thinking that National Selections can be better if the broadcaster knows more about those things, like us fans, but unfortunately we find out in interviews that they are clueless. After that they cry they were robbed.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Nobody saw it coming from Moldova because they hadn’t qualified for 4 years and because the song had no hype and promo before the contest. It wasn’t charting anywhere on iTunes, whereas Italy’s song had already made it to the top 200 in 15 different countries and was receiving airplay in Austria and Lithuania.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I hope either a Benelux country wins, a Balkan one or Poland/Czech Republic/Slovakia(if they come back)/Hungary. But of course we can’t make predictions until the song is released.

Darren
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Darren

Yeah, Russia and Sweden would be on my predict list, but I would also add Australia to that too…they will win soon, a victory next year will ensure that they participate until atleast 2019, just incase the Asian Eurovision project fails, they will have a backup. Australia will win next year, watch this space. I hope I am wrong though.

Personally, Id love an underdog country like Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany to win, or a consistently good country like Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria to win. France has also been showing promise lately.

Bella
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Bella

I’m with you on the underdogs! I like to root for the underdog. If they actually have a good song, that is.

Nico
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Nico

We’ve seen, that underdogs can get good places. If you had told me in 2010, that the Top4 of 2017 would consist of Portugal, Bulgaria, Moldova and Belgium, I probably wouldn’t have believed that. So, I think times ready for Iceland, Hungary, Poland or Belgium. I’m German, but I don’t see Germany winning for the next ~10 years (of course, I like to be surprised, but I wouldn’t place a bet on that). Maybe the Swiss, Irish (and Icelandic) are finally stepping up their game a bit to break their non-qualification streak. And let’s not forget San Marino, who is… Read more »

Stan
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Stan

Russia will send Yulia… The quality of Melfest seems to be going down… so that leaves B&H for the win. Maybe Hari Mata Hari can come back, that was so beautiful

KESC
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KESC

Lol, don’t be that sure.. I’m most likely sure that they won’t send the poor Julia.

PP
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PP

Chance for win
1.Sweden
2.Ukraine
3.Italy
4.Armenia
5.Bulgaria
Best chance for win from countries they didn t won Armenia, Romania or Bulgaria

Frisian ESC (jr)
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Frisian ESC (jr)

Why ukraine so high? They kinda flopped this year.

PP
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PP

Interesting that Ukraine send not good song when they hosted Eurovision, worst 2 placement was when they are eurovision host

PP
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PP

My prediction Sweden have best chance for win in 2018. Russia don t have chance to win , with this system of voting

Roberto
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Roberto

If you see the work that countries do, it is time for a win for Belgium or The Netherlands. Bulgaria will also deserved, but I don’t like the arrogance of the broadcaster. So come on Benelux!

Darren
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Darren

Im with you on a win for Belgium, they are fast becoming one of my favorite countries at Eurovision, starting to overtake the increasingly predictable Sweden as my favorites. I hope they keep this progression going. Brussels or Antwerp (Hopefully Brussels) would be great host cities someday.

bella
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bella

I can see Belgium or Sweden or Bulgaria win next year but since svt wants very much the 7th win and rumours say once again many big and talented artists will compete at Melodifestivalen i think it might be Sweden again next year with Belgium and Bulgaria in top 5 again.

mr
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mr

Would be super keen to see Bosnia and Herzegovina win for the first time, or for Russia to take its second win. If Belgium continues its top 10 streak, then they could definitely be in for a win in the next couple of years. I would like to see Hungary win though sometime soon. And personally, I’ve seen enough of Sweden for now.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Belgium, Bulgaria and Poland are three countries we’ll see winning sooner or later. Also, any year could be Italy’s year.

Ugnius
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Ugnius

Belgium and Bulgaria – okay, I understand, they are doing quite well in recent years, they put much effort and so on. But Poland ? Why on earth should they win ? Their results are not so stunning, diaspora helps just a little, I think that they don’t have much chances

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Because if you look at Poland’s music industry you’ll see that they have a huge chance to win. Of course, they need the right stuff and everything. Also it’s one of the few countries that can afford to host without any problems but haven’t won yet (the others being the Czech Republic, Hungary and Iceland).

TheStellarSeacow
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TheStellarSeacow

I feel Russia really sends Sergei I will be highly upset. Like, Sergei is great, I have nothing against him at all, he’s amazing. But it would just make it so much more obvious that Yuli was nothing more then a pawn to the Russian delegation and she deserves better then that.

Honestly if Sweden sends something decent I’m ok with them winning… and if they get that 7th victory maybe it will light a fire under Irelands ass to up their game.

I want Bosnia and Herzegovina to come back and if a win garubtees them back for 2 years, good.

Loo
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Loo

Belgium is on a uphill and will win within the next three years. It’s either Sweden or Belgium in Lisbon 🙂

bella
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bella

You are right.The Belgians will win or the hot vikings will take the crown from Ireland.Accept it people.I understand that my country Greece has lost her path,but you why dont you see that Sweden does great and that my and your countries need to just get better?

sorin
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sorin

You are so Swedish.

Möhrant
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Möhrant

Anything could happen when it comes to Eurovision. This time last year, we all thought there was no way that Portugal would win! So who knows what’s going to happen. 😀

Magpie
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Magpie

If we are going for a winner who returns to Eurovision, why not Slovakia?

William Lee Adams
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That’d be lovely — great to see any returning country experience success. But our point above is for countries that return after a one-year break (Ukraine and Portugal).

chup
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chup

Come on Sweden was NOT good this year
Like hopefully, who thought that Hungary’s “Origo” would be more (tele)voted than “I can’t go on” ????
Besides he mostly got his votes just because he was good looking; let’s be honest

Now when it comes to 2018 I really hope that both Eurovision Asia’s and Eurovision’s entries/songs to be as much awesome as possible, especially the winner.

Darren
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Darren

Yeah, Russia and Sweden would be on my predict list but I would also add Australia to that too…they will win soon, a victory next year will ensure they participate until atleast 2019, it gives the Asian Eurovision a chance to grow and develop and if the Asian Eurovision fails, Australia would still be able to compete in 2019 in the European Eurovision.
Australia will win next year. Watch this space. Hope I’m wrong though.

Personally I’d love an underdog country like Ireland, Spain, Switzerland etc or a consistently good country Like Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Bulgaria to win.

sorin
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sorin

Poor Yulia. I hope she will be invited at events related with Eurovision, even if she will never participate. She went to Crimea to show support for her country Russia, and this is how her country sees her : a pawn that now is not useful anymore.

KESC
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KESC

Not even sure if Bosnia will return, which seems quite unlikely, however Russia could really do it. And most highly with Sergey. If he gets a strong entry such as You are the only one, I could imagine him winning, since a lot of people were mad that he did not win instead of Jamala.

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Polegend Godgarina

There was nothing strong about the song You Are the Loser to Jamala. The performance and the 90 automatic televote points Russia gets every year did that.

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KESC

Lol, You are the only one was a nothing next to masterpiece 1944. However, that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a strong one as well. It was a pretentious entry, which was peformed well, although it was a huge copy of Zelmerlöw’s performance, but that’s what the audience likes nowadays..
What I’m trying to say is that Sergey could do it in 2018, since his fans were highly disappointed that he didn’t win, and thus vote for him extra because of that next year.