Seven OGAE fan clubs from across Europe have already revealed their Eurovision 2018 points. And today we fly to Rome to admire the beauty of the Colosseum whilst enjoying Italian exquisite cuisine….and a new set of voting results.

Thus far Israel’s Netta has swept the board, receiving top scores from seven fan clubs in a row. But today Italy is going against the tide. They have awarded their top marks to France’s Madame Monsieur — their first win thus far. Are things about to get much more interesting?

Italy’s 76 voters may have disagreed with the other clubs about their top act. But Israel’s Netta hasn’t been forgotten, and secures an impressive 10 points from the Italian club. It’s not a perfect score, but it’s enough to keep her at the top of the overall poll.

Greece’s Yianna Terzi receives 8 points in the voting — and surely she’ll be happy to feel the love from Italy. Greece is holding strong, having previously received 7 points from the OGAEs in Albania and Hungary.

Italy gave six points to Austria. It’s Cesar’s highest points grab yet, as he had been totally blanked by half of the OGAE clubs that have voted. The rest of the Italian points went to Australia, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Estonia and Bulgaria, all of which are already on the overall scoreboard.

Interestingly, Cyprus, who received 10 points from OGAE Czech Republic, didn’t receive any points from Rome. Estonia, OGAE Hungary’s second favourite, only received two points here.

Denmark scores 5 points for the third time this year.

OGAE Poll 2018: Italy vote

1. France – 12 points
2. Israel – 10 points
3. Greece – 8 points
4. Australia – 7 points
5. Austria – 6 points
6. Denmark – 5 points
7. Finland – 4 points
8. Belgium – 3 points
9. Estonia – 2 points
10. Bulgaria – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2018 total so far

The fact that Israel didn’t receive 12 points shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Israel still leads — and by some distance — when we look at the overall tally. It will soon become the first country to crack 100 points. The real story here is France’s slow and steady rise. They debuted in joint fourth with Finland. But are now safely ensconced in second position.

Many fans are puzzled that The Netherlands — currently the 12th favourite to win Eurovision 2018 — still  hasn’t received any points. But countries that the bookies put lower — Denmark and Cyprus, in 18th and 19th in the odds respectively — are doing rather well in the OGAE voting.

And while there’s quite a bit of distance separating the Top 3 leaders from one another, things get much closer after that. Just five points separate Mikolas Josef in sixth from Benjamin Ingrosso in 13th.

You can see the full leaderboard below:

  • 1. Israel – 94 points
  • 2. France – 52 points
  • 3. Finland – 40 points
  • 4. Australia – 37 points
  • 5. Greece – 27 points
  • 6. Czech Republic – 24 points
  • 7. Estonia – 23 points
  • 8. Italy – 23 points
  • 9. Bulgaria – 22 points
  • 10. Denmark – 22 points
  • 11. Cyprus – 21 points
  • 12. Belgium – 19 points
  • 13. Sweden – 19 points
  • 14. Austria – 14 points
  • 15. Norway – 8 points
  • 16. Spain – 6 points
  • 17. Germany – 5 points
  • 18. Belarus – 5 points
  • 19. Ukraine – 3 points

The following countries have not yet received any points: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, F.Y.R Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

And remember: the OGAE Poll 2018 results should be taken with a hefty pinch of salt. They’re a more accurate barometer of fan opinion than how acts will actually fare during the semi-finals and Grand Final, when a professional jury, casual Eurovision fans and indeed people who aren’t even fans of Eurovision vote in the contest.

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84 Comments on "OGAE poll 2018: Italy gives France its first douze points…as Israel maintains lead"

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Étoile
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Grazie di cuore cugini/e. Muah ! Buona fortuna a Erma e Fabrizio. :3

Boy
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France its SOOOOO boring.

William
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And also Spain, Greece, Belarus and Albania!! So boring..

Marc-Antoine MC
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Wow guys… What an argument ! 🙂

Noamack
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Wow Netta slays the “Israel calling” stage!
Her vocals are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!
WOW WOW WOW!! Good job Netta!
She is gonna win!

Cin
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Um, no, sorry, she dissapointed live. Have you seen the comments under wiwi yt video with her live performance? And the number of downvotes? It didn’t live up to the studio version, sorry

CyxCy
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Gaultier is a big fan of Eurovision and he has already dressed many French candidates in the past (I remember the beautiful dress he made for Angunn, unfortunately they had made the choice to deploy her wings only at the end of the song). I also remember that when we had made the choice of more “simple” outfits, we had been criticized, on you tube there were mockery concerning the performance of Amandine Bourgeois during the final. The couple has already announced that there would be very little staging during their passage, to present themselves with a slightly more worked… Read more »
loveeurovision
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why so much hate in the comment section?i guess eurovision is not about peace and love anymore

esc freak
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I’m loving these Italy votes (except Denmark).

Jamala
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The greek song is very cold for me, not the typical greek sound. Still no live performance to hear Greece and Cyprus. Why??????? Oh, yes, they have not money for the pre-parties.
At least they can upload videos with live rehearsal. Right? What they waiting for? Special invitation or what? 🙁

Http:wait
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Do they have to show their vocal abilities now? If im not mistaken the contest is going to be held in less than a month.

Jamala
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Most of the participants have uploaded videos on the internet with the songs sung LIVE a months ago.
And the other participants we have heard in the pre-parties.

And now I’m asking what Cyprus and Greece waiting for?????

Http:wait
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Are they obliged to sing their songs live before the rehearsals??Btw Yianna sung a little bit of oniro mou in a video she made especially for RTVE the spanish broadcaster.

Pavel
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Element of surprise, you know.

PETER ALEXANDER
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Why are you so obsessed with Greece’s success?Is it called envy,maybe?Can’t you deal with the fact that Greece has so much success with a song full of quality,without fake vocals,circus costumes and needless promotion to every desperate preparty in which most of participants will be disqualified,like FYR of FYROM?Probably your country tries so much without satisfying results,right?

Justaeurofan
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You don’t show that you don’t care about.. You talked about them in so many comments.. I think that you are obsessed with them. Find some life

Justaeurofan
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Yes! That’s what I mean all of your three comments are about Greece and Cyprus

Http:wait
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This sh*tty “joke” isnt funny anymore. Grow up.

GiavK
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The whole thing about money and poor ness regarding Greece is ridiculous and very offensive…what is your problem anyway???Greece is on the verge of war now so show some respect.We must respect all a countries

PETER ALEXANDER
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”Sorry”…The first word your mother told the doctors when she gave birth to you…

PETER ALEXANDER
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And maybe you need death to make kingdom of idiocy weaker.

GiavK
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I wonder WHERE are the administrators of this site to delete your disgusting comments.I cannot feel anything but sorry for you for being such a bad person full of hatred in his life.I hope someday this bad things you say won’t come to you

PETER ALEXANDER
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As a country and as nation,we have faced much worse situations than your bad attitude and a temporary financial crisis and if my nation wouldn’t exist,you would be probably today Persian or Ottoman or miserable Nazi.We still stand since antiquity and I wish you were a civilised and educated person as you have to be considering yourself as European because only then you could understand the meaning of this year Greece’s entry which the only word cannot be used to describe it is ”cheesy”,and mainly how much Greece has offered to european and global culture,art and sciences.This world still suffers… Read more »
Justaeurofan
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You have no life inside you!

Justaeurofan
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Wow I cannot believe that there are so bad people on the Comment section here… Read some politics and history and then talk about these PIGS countries. Your lovely Europe would be nothing without them.. Your taste also socks, now i understand why you use the word poor in your username… It is about about your taste, your knowledge and your inner world which are the only poor things here….
P. S. In this site we talk about music and we try to be united, if you want to show how hateful and jealous you are go somewhere else plz!

Justaeurofan
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OK! Now I can understand the way you listen to music.. And you have no history knowledge….. The history that you are making with your own “mind “(if we can not call it mind) is a full of hate history with no truth inside it.. I can’t also understand from where are you from….. I really feel sorry for you and I am so happy that I can judge the songs as songs and that I have peaceful opinions about all the countries, unlike you… Sorry you should find something else to deal with.. Eurovision is not for people like… Read more »
Justaeurofan
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The only one who must learn how to reply on messages is you! But firstly learn how to talk because your glossary is so poor as your personality and your username.. Your reply is so out of topic.. Somehow get a life plz

GusGranCan2018
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Bankrupt Poor:

To sum up: You are the real *P.I.G* here.

Firstly Spain is basically of one of the worlds biggest powehouses at Tourism…

Secondly A & A is simply a “quality simple ballad”…

Thirdly focus more on your entry an country miseries.

Muchas Gracias

esc1234
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karma is a b*tch and soon will find you.

PETER ALEXANDER
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Find a name firstly for your pathetic country which is still supported financially by the ”bankrupted” Greece and then we could talk about the financial situation of your own country,dear wannabe-Greek!I still don’t get why you still participate since you are always out of final,monkeydonskis!

PETER ALEXANDER
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According to youtube views,the Greek song has the highest amount of likes which shows the wide acceptance and love of the viewers of Europe and rest of world,and we thank them all for putting Greece in topten places in their personal tops,so it’s needless to participate to preparties which can offer nothing to Greek entry.Yianna’s voice is amazing and she has nothing to prove.Maybe your country’s entry needs promotion.And if bankrupted and under-war Ukraine managed to host Eurovision(and with the worst impressions afterall),the richest country of Balkans can do it better,so please as we say in Greece,drink vinegar because is… Read more »
Khan
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I don’t know why I’m thinking like that but this is between France&Estonia

Mark
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France is underrated and Israel is the most overrated song in the history of OGAE

Alina
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Hi I’m love sex. My contact here https://goo.gl/U5xAfg

Esctime
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Loooool! You must be kidding.. That’s the funniest comment for today

Esctime
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I wanted to put this comment as a reply to someone’s comment but I do not know what happened…

KESC
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Hahahahah

Esctime
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I know how to use reply and that’s the problem… That might something has gone wrong… But please learn how to behave first, that’s by far a bigger problem than mine…

Mark
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This is why you can’t trust EuroFans

Azotman
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Bonsoir Lisboa,
Grazie a l’OGAE dell’Italia per i 12 punti. Finalmente un paese che capisce la musica !!! Ne sono molto felice.
Baci

Roby0888
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Love the italian OGAE votes 🙂
Love both Greece and France <3
Overall their top 10 is great!!

Roberto
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This year is for Cyprus.
Fuegooooooooooooooooooo

@EugeneESCUK
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I’m continuing monitoring 7 songs with the OGAE results as they come in, I thought the betting Top 10 did not feel right to me and that these 7 songs may have been overrated. The first position is where the country was in the betting mid-March, the second is the current OGAE position :- (1st) Israel………………. (1st) (3rd) Czech Republic……(6th) (4th) Belgium…………….(12th) (5th) Australia…………….(4th) (6th) Sweden…………….(13th) (8th) Norway…………….(15th) (10th) Netherlands………..( – ) The other 3 countries in the betting Top 10 at the time were :- (2nd) Estonia……………………(7th) (7th) Bulgaria…………………(9th) (9th) France……………………(2nd) It’s just a bit of fun okay?
LEO ESC AUT
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@EugeneESCUK OGAE POLL – ESC 2018 Just in case for Eugene and all other ESC fans. When the next OGAE results (votes) will be available for us? here we go … 13 April Australia – Iceland 15 April Croatia – Ukraine 16 April Latvia – Rest of the World 17 April Serbia – Slovakia – Slovenia 19 April Azerbaijan – United Kingdom 20 April Denmark – Lithuania – Romania 21 April Armenia – Cyprus – Poland 22 April Estonia – Norway – Russia 23 April Belgium – Germany 24 April Greece – Luxembourg 25 April Macedonia – Netherlands – Switzerland… Read more »
Yaa
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No wonder here, they belong to the same political party! And their songs are equally bad. I expect them to equally fail!

LJE96
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OGAE 2018
scorewiz.eu/scoreboard/view/209619/ogae-2018
INFE 2018
://scorewiz.eu/scoreboard/view/210235/infe-2018
EuroJury 2018
scorewiz.eu/scoreboard/view/211667/eurojury-2018

KESC
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“Music is feeling”

KESC
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France will win the contest, mark my words.
Netta will win the televote, but she won’t be the juries’ winner.

jjsmith
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haha, love it!!

Marcus Fr.
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Exactly..for some reason i feel that the country that will win is greece. Bulgaria’s song isn’t so good, czech republic’s it’s a simple good one, australia will not do good in televoting (exactly like last year) and belgium’s live sucks. We’ll see in may though.

Yaa
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Belgium will sing well, I have no doubt about it. It’s her own song, of course she can sing it!

AngieP
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First 12 points for France! Wonderful! Happy for Greece!

Justaeurofan
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OK…. But that’s your opinion, but why you put so much hate on it?!

Christian
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France is over Finland. What a big joke!

Julienbch
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The big joke is that Finland is in the top 3…

Roy Moreno
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I don’t get how Denmark is getting so many points
Thought they would way less
Anyway, I don’t see France making it to the top 10 this year (wouldn’t be mad though)
Israel as a winner? Still waiting for rehearsals to try and predict the winner

Nickfan
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As Italy gave 12 points to Portugal last year (the winner of the ESC !) – and it was the only club to give Portugal 12 points – , maybe it can predict France’s victory ! why not ^^

MrBrightside
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I hope so! They truly deserve to win!

NickC
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I agree!!!! France for the win!

KESC
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“Music is feeling”

Yaa
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Exactly! Last place for sure! Maybe above Italy which is horendorous!

Penguin
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Finally.

Weißbrot
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Israel didn’t get a twelve for once, I’m stunned! 😀 Yeah, I’m not a fan of France and Israel, but it’s such a good and happy year for me, I wouldn’t care if they won. There are so many good Songs this year and except for some Songs (Azerbaijan, Iceland, San Marino, Russia, Romania for example), I’d be okay with almost everyone winning. But I kinda have the Feeling that it’s not gonna be Israel…. I always get These ”winner” vibes for a song, which have nothing to do with my personal taste. 2014 it was Austria, 2015 Italy (Well,… Read more »
LawStudent
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Your excitement in this post just got me excited! lol.. Thank you for that!

Aaron
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lol Israel are a flop
Julia outsold

s
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you cant make a song a flop before it happens (which wil prob wont) come back and comment that after the results and then we would see if she floped or not

Mattias Sollerman
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Italy was the only club to give Portugal 12 points last year.
However, no country gave Portugal less televote points in the actual contest, than Italy did (5).

Marc
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Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine all have big diasporas in Italy. And Italians don’t really vote. Portugal beat Poland tho (big diaspora as well).

Mattias Sollerman
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Yeah, it’s a bit of a shame. Like in 2013 when Romania got a quarter of the votes. Moldova and Ukraine got one eighth each. That’s half the votes combined, for 3 entries.
I understand why some get demoralized and abstain from voting.

Bertrand
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Greece will deserve the victory in Lisbon. Remind my words…

Timo1962FI
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Your link leads to a site that is restricted by my virus defender. So, moderator, please block this Natali. She/he is a spammer.

Timo1962FI
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Sorry Bertrand, my comment was meant to that Natali… your comment is most appropriate 🙂 I would delete my comment but as of now, it seems not to be possible.

friedenau
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I would like to hear Greece perform the song life before deciding if I think it could win. It’s one of my favorite songs this year… in the studio version. But we all know this is only 50% part of the job. So let’s see

Musicfan
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I guess this might be their strategy, not to perform live before the contest so that it is more impressive, but anyway, this is just a guess

friedenau
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Why should they need a strategy? the song is good enough and I hope the singer too. I just don’t want to have high hopes as I don’t like being disappointed. Song is amazing, but what about voice, charisma, stage presence? Let’s see

NickC
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San Marino has a better chance to win than Greece.

s
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I gotta agree with that @NickC Greeces song is full of auto tune when heard live it will be a disappointment and the juries wont rate it (well maybe exept for cyprus….)

Http:wait
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Have you ever heard the word polyphonic song????

Jorge A.
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You mean yo say “mark my words” and it is Spain for the win!!!

Yaa
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Get a grip and prepare for worst!

Common sense
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Not even in your dreams can Spain win. I am Spanish and I must say there is only too much hype about our entry, but let’s be honest, it is not a good one and it does not deserve to win. I’d go for Italy, Greece or France. They have a message and not just a naive love story, which nobody knows how much it will last.

Yuri
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Why value the spanish song for a supposed love story? I find this a weird way to feel music. This song goes about more things than a concrete personal affair.

You connect music with feelings, not with external, personal facts.

Yaa
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Mark my words, none of these will win! No way in hell!

Max
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I absolutely agree with Common Sense