Best Rock Act Eurovision 2018 Eugent Bushpepa

Rock is one of the most diverse musical genres. And within it lies a plethora of sub-genres, many of which are represented at this year’s song contest. Not long ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite rock act at Eurovision 2018.

The results are in.

After counting 5,313 votes, we can confirm that Albania’s Eugent Bushpepa is your clear winner. The uplifting “Mall” gathered more than 30% of your votes.

Eugent picked up roughly 700 more votes than his nearest rival, the Swiss duo Zibbz. They in turn were just marginally ahead of Waylon from the Netherlands.

The full results of the poll are below.

1. Albania – Eugent Bushpepa “Mall”

Eugent Bushpepa is your favourite rock act at Eurovision 2018 with “Mall”. He received 1,710 votes, which is 32.19% of all votes cast.

In the past two weeks, he wowed Eurovision audiences in Amsterdam and Madrid with his stellar vocals and high notes. Will it be enough to see him through a semi-final packed with fan-favourites?

2. Switzerland – Zibbz “Stones”

There was a very close three-horse race for second place. In the end, the brother-sister duo from the Alpine nation came out on top with 1,112 votes — 20.93% of  the total votes cast.

The bookmakers “sticks and stones” apparently didn’t break the siblings. Their good spirit remains intact as they continuously delivered fun and entertaining performances throughout pre-party season. Will they be unbreakable during the “semi-final of death”?

3. The Netherlands – Waylon “Outlaw In ‘Em”

Rounding out the top three is the Netherlands’ Waylon. The former Common Linnet scored 1,033 votes (19.44%).

After performing on home soil, he released the edgy “Outlaw In ‘Em” music video. But will he bring out his inner outlaw on the big night?

4. Hungary – AWS “Viszlát Nyár”

The post-hardcore group just missed out the podium by a few votes, securing 1,002 votes (18.86%).

Besides smashing the pre-parties, the metalcore band also had a surprise for non-Hungarian speakers, as they released the English version of their Eurovision entry. Will they headbang their way into the final? The bookies seem to think they might!

5. Romania – The Humans “Goodbye”

It seems that the wiwibloggs readers agreed the Wiwi Jury, who placed Romania’s The Humans inside the unlucky quartet of acts to receive an average score below five. In our poll, 456 votes went the way of the surprise Selectia Nationala champs – 8.58% of the total votes cast.

The band fronted by the stunning Cristina Caramarcu delivered confident performances at Israel Calling and the Madrid pre-party, but they’re carrying the pressure of a country on their shoulders. Will Romania say “Goodbye” to their 100% qualification streak in Lisbon? We’ll soon find out!

Who is your favourite rock entry at Eurovision 2018? Poll Results

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What do you think of the results? Who’s your favourite? Sound off in the comments below.
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AngieP
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AngieP

One of the songs I like since it was selected and grows on me avery day. His live performances at the pre partys were beyond amazing! He slays! Hope he gives his best perfromance at the semi, because then he’s in the finals for sure!

Hörnchen AT
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Hörnchen AT

Its a deserved winner! I will vote for Albania in the Semi-1 together with Israel, Bulgaria and Cyprus! Im not that worried about Eugent making it to the final, because he will certainly score top 3 with the jury, and that means almost certain qualification. Hungary and The Netherlands are also amazing – Hungary is getting a vote for sure! or two xD Switzerland has sent amazing songs in the last 5 years, but they almost never make it to the Final, which is such a shame in my opinion! Romania is the other side of the coin – horrible… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

I am really astonished that so many people seem to know how the juries value a song. I hope you are right but I fear you are not.

Krisjanis
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Krisjanis

I wonder why hasn’t this poll result been posted on Wiwi’s Insta & FB? Negligence, enviousness, or sabotage?

Godfrey UK
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Godfrey UK

The winner is obvious! Eugent has everything that his “competitors” lack!

VSTORM
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VSTORM

As for the talent, he has no competitors around! His only enemy would be the ESC’s political voting!

Alex
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Alex

My top 5 rock songs
1. Netherlands
2. Romania
3. Albania
4. Hungary
5. Switzerland

Jo.
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Jo.

Yaasss, Eugent!!

Sonam
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Sonam

I love both Eugent and AWS, but since I’m voting in the bloodbath semi, Eugent gets my vote.

onar
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onar

My favourite is Hungary but I’m not mad at all with the poll winner. Eugent is a great artist, I’m gonna vote for him in the semi.

METALHEAD
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METALHEAD

Eugent has the whole package and that fact is highlighted by his collaborations with Deep Purple and Guns N’ Roses. Meanwhile, the Hungarian guys are verging on funny rather than serious! As a metalhead myself, I find that band on the same level with the Romanian one. They are completely deluded!

onar
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onar

I will not pretend I’m some kind of metal expert cause I’m not, I’m mostly listening to rock, so I trust your judgement on Hungary’s song. However, I still like it, I’ve liked it since the moment I heard it. Both songs are in my top ten, I just like Hungary’s slightly more, but I agree that Eugent has the package and deserves to go to the final that’s why I’m gonna vote for him.

Just Rock!
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Just Rock!

With his talent, Eugene should win a Grammy!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Off topic. Have you all seen this yet?:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43898535

Zebb
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Zebb

The cans nearby securities will be fullfiled with selcas. What I always hate about these events is a legalised robbery aka confiscation.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ah, is that why my link is being voted down?

navsegda
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navsegda

Well deserved!

Tianxia
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That’s amazing! Greetings from the Chinese/Hong Kong fanclub of Eugene Bushpepa. http://www.eugenebush-hk.webnode.com

Mowu
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I am Hungarian and I voted for Albania. Eugent just deserves it and I am glad that most of us were fair at voting. Well done!

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Last time I checked Hungary was 2nd and Switzerland was 1st, like wtf happened? Anyways, Albania is indeed a great song… My 9th right now . Hungary is my 1st place, I don’t really care that much about the other Songs.

Y tho?
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Y tho?

Two live performances of Eugent happened. The rest is history.

Anita
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Anita

I think Hungary is a sure qualifier because SF2.
But we really need to promote Albania because it’s a very tough task to qualify in SF1.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I’d really like to vote for Albania, but Germany can only vote in semi 2…. It’s so sad. Albania will struggle to make the final and I can’t do anything about it. I hope Eugent will Smash all the juries and televoters with his live Performance and somehow make it to the final.

Anita
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Anita

I am from Germany too – many greetings – and we suffer the same helplessness. This year my joy about he whole contest depends on Eugent being in the Grand Final.

Clemens
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Clemens

Albania is a sure qualifier and a potential winner! That ridiculous Hungarian band will end last on the semi, with 4-7 points at most!

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

There’s NO WAY Hungary will end up last with this song & in this weak SF2!

Anita
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Anita

And there are more metal fans out there as we would think. It is a really strong entry. Great consistent artists, very good song, strong performance!

Anti Troll Police
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Anti Troll Police

The problem here is that the Hungarian band is not a proper metal but a troll one! Just because someone shouts a terrible noisy song, it DOES NOT MEAN he’s doing metal!

Anita
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Anita

It is a post metall band – and definitely very good music- Where are you haters from?

Anti Troll Police
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Anti Troll Police

It is called “post-metal” not “post-metall”. Single “L” – toots! Since you can’t even spell it, it is obvious that you can’t rate it properly. Get back to your ringtone-pop-tarts.

Anita
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Anita

@wiwibloggs – please do somthing against these assaulting trolls!!

Joy
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Joy

Sue them to the Ombudsman, skank!

Pandora
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Pandora

LOOOOOL

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Albania was first from the very start and it didn’t change. I’ve checked it several times.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

No, I’m a hundred percent sure that Switzerland was first for a very Long time. My comment wasn’t against Albania or anything, I was just confused. Seriously, I’m really sure that Switzerland was first in the beginning…

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Might have been at the very very first votes, I don’t know. But since the moment I voted and saw the results, Albania was first and Switzerland second and it remained like that.
P.s: I always thought you were a boy Weißbrot ?

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Well, most People always think that for some reason. But here I am, as female as always 😀

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Haha I know the feeling. Most assume that I’m a male too for some reason 😛

Anita
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Anita

Yes – I thought so too – but if there is no female indication – no wonder. So I am glad we are a bunch.

Towy
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Towy

@Weißbrot: I’m actually disappointed. You’re not good looking at all, sorry!

Anita
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Anita

@wiwibloggs – these assaulting trolls are starting there work again.
And the haters have a new weapon – downvoting.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

This just means more of us should up-vote the down-voters.
(I’m not even sure that made sense.)

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Hey can I ask you how did you change your profile picture?

Kela
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Kela

He was the first in the poll from the very beginning and everytime i checked, andd i checked very often xD

Y tho?
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Y tho?

I guess his live performances were more than enough to clear out the competition…

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Not quite deserved, even though he’s one of the best vocalists, the song isn’t really good.
my top:
1. the Netherlands
2. Switzerland
3. Hungary
4. Albania
5. Romania

Greg
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Greg

Yeah, you know better than 1710 people who voted for him. Get real, lil serb troll! Better yet, get a life!

Erasmus
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Erasmus

First of all, I’m not a Serb, nor a troll. I just gave my opinion, I don’t like the song, that’s it and that’s why I think it wasn’t deserved. To prove that I’m not a Serb, Albania was in my top 3 in 2012.

Joy
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Joy

Tell that to the judge, loser! 1710 people can’t be wrong and only you right! Take a chill pill and curl up with your teddy! You’ll get over it, eventually…

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Since when can’t I give my opinion? Please be respectful , I didn’t say anything bad about him or Albanians, just about the song, for me it’s not anything special, just another rock song. 🙂

Joy
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Joy

You don’t dare to look at, let alone say anything bad about Albanians! Now, grab your teddy and march yourself to the bedroom, kiddo!

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Why do you have to be so rude, I’m sure you also don’t like all the songs and no one is attacking you? You should behave and be respectful towards people with different(not hateful) opinions. 🙂 Good Night and have a nice sleep!

Moritz (DE)
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Moritz (DE)

@Erasmus: You remind me of some loathsome Russian geekbait from the junior high. He would never get over anybody’s success, so he’d always blab around and blame others when they told him to get lost! Based on your mindset, you are clearly an Eastern European. Here in the West, everyone agrees and applauds someone’s victory, especially if it is a convincing one such as this one! As a German, I shall never be able to understand this cruel Eastern jealousy!

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I’m not jealous, why would I be jealous. I’m mean OMG, I just give my opinion and 3 people attack me for no reason, I never attack anyone if they don’t like our song(I’m from Slovenia, so I’m honest, and yeah that’s Eastern Europe, but I don’t get the connection sorry). Please I’m not attacking Albania or Eugent, I just don’t like the song that’s all.

Diana (UK)
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Erasmus, you should be cognizant that revolting against the free choice of thousands of people, is not an opinion but an insult and a grotesquely uncivilized act! However, that is well-expected from a slavic person who wouldn’t know better, and worse yet, would be incapable of learning!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I don’t share the same opinion or feeling as Erasmus as I love Albania’s act this year, but I don’t get the hate towards him. Musical taste has nothing to do with knowledge or highly civilized manners. He doesn’t like it, that’s ok, it’s his right to express his thoughts and feelings. But don’t hate on that. Eurovision is about diversity and learning to embrace each-other, despite the borders, despite the fact that we’re so different. Love and Peace might sound cliché and cheesy, but that’s the whole idea of the contest! So cheer up people and enjoy the show… Read more »

Kela
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Kela

I agree with you Lourdes. I came here to read news about Eugent and i’m seeing some unnecessary rude comments. Chill people..

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Thank you Kela and Lourdes. I was beginning to think that I did something wrong?! Again my comment isn’t or wasn’t meant to be hateful… While yours Diana from UK is very hateful towards us Slavic people, which have done nothing at all and are way more peaceful than UK as a country. And we’re also highley educated, in Slovenia every single person knows two foreign languages: English and German, some people also French. And we also have great realtionships with every country in this world even with Russia, even though we’re in NATO and EU. So please don’t hate… Read more »

Trevor
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Trevor

Actually, that’s not quite right! While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, there is a difference between free speech and offensive speech! His comment is insulting to all those 1710 people who casted their vote to the Albanian entry and he doesn’t even realize that! One can’t just come up first and utter such statement: “THAT IS NOT QUITE DESERVED! THE SONG ISN’T REALLY GOOD! MY FAVOURITES SHOULD HAVE WON INSTEAD!” I am not sure what is deemed “acceptable” in the spiteful slavic eastern world, but as for the WEST, such behaviour is completely unacceptable!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

@Trevor As someone who has lived in the West for a very long time, I have no idea what you are talking about. I’m one of those 1710 votes and I didn’t feel insulted. It’s his opinion and of course not everyone thinks the same about the song. Otherwise there would be 5000+ votes, not 1710. Try to be more accepting of others and enjoy life! Hasn’t ‘being from the West’ taught you this yet? 😉

Johnson
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Johnson

@Lourdes: Being an immigrant on the West and being born a Westerner, are two different things, toots! Grab your broom and get back to work before we deport you to your third world place!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Honey, I’m a medical student, with a double citizenship, so you can say whatever you like to make yourself feel better, but it won’t change my reality, which is awesome! Cheers!

Tobias
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@Diana: Much agreed! Those slavs are incapable of coming to terms with public decisions because they lack a sense of democracy and reality. While one could blame 50 years of communism among them, as an Austrian, I can confirm that they had the same mindset even before that era! Those slavs just have problems with reality!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

For me it’s very clear who has problems with reality, and I’m 100% sure that you’re not Austrian.

Anti Troll Police
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Anti Troll Police

@Lourdes: Your trolling became tiresome. Quit that tosh or get banned!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I’m not a troll. I’m just trying to make sense of the senseless comments, which by the way are written by the same person with different usernames ( same style of writing, same adjectives used over and over, good English though, so kudos for that). I’m still trying to realize what’s the point of all these comments. Anyway, life is calling, so bye!

Johnson
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Johnson

Yeah, even 1710 votes were casted by the same person. Thanks for banning that lourdes troll! Her stupidity grossed me out for life!!!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I didn’t absolutely say that. Eugent deserves even more. And I get it, you’re attacking everyone who is against Albania’s entry, but you’re also attacking me, while I’m clearly supporting Eugent everywhere. What’s the point of all this hostility?

FUGU
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FUGU

Eugene doesn’t need your troll support. Thanks for your understanding!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Only trolls use different usernames, so it’s clear who the real troll is. Use different writing styles at least, because it’s pretty obvious it’s the same person. I find it very funny actually, how you waste your time doing this.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

Oh it’s fine just let him/her/them be. I just don’t like the entry, and people attack me, while here are some people clearly hateful towards Slavic people and no one attacks them, just unfair… 🙂

Kuys
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Kuys

Seek slavic-fairness in Russia where you came from. This is Europe and those are our rules! The way you act, is too uncivilized for us!

ALB
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ALB

Only now Europe realizes how hard it is for Albanians to deal with those untamed serbo-yugoslav savages! Albanians and Austrians have the ill fate to be surrounded by them…

Erasmus
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Erasmus

OK I won’t fight with since it seems pointless, you’re just hateful, I never said I hate Albanians/or Germans(even though I know you’re not from Germany), but you said multiple times really ugly words about Slavic people, so yeah think about who’s really savage, and incapable of kindness etc. It’s not me that’s for sure. Have a nice day from sunny Slovenia:D

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Don’t bother! This guy clearly is delusional or has some kind of personality disorder. I feel sorry for him!

Groovy
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Groovy

That guy is hilarious! Suck it up, you rest-stop toilet cleaner!

Anisa
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Anisa

I’m Albanian and I’m really ashamed of what I’m reading. Please, don’t think that all Albanians are so racist and disrespectful. We’re a very hospitable and tolerant country. Turp te keni per keto qe keni shkruar!

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I know, don’t worry every country has these kind of people. 🙂

Brence
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Brence

I am Slovenian and this “Erasmus” guy doesn’t even seem to be from my country. He must be either serbian or bosnian immigrant pretending to be Slovenian. It is really sad that he spams and stirs negativity on every Albanian post in here. Furthermore, he is casting a terrible image on Slovenians. “Erasmus” or whatever you call yourself, please stop this!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Yeah right, and I’m Queen of England! Wiwibloggs get rid of these annoying trolls (or troll)!!!

Gills
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Gills

@Lourdes: You seem severely butt hurt! Have you considered suicide?

Lourdes
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Lourdes

No, because my life isn’t sad and miserable like yours.

Rogue
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Rogue

Save the Planet, Kill Yourself!!!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I can’t, ’cause I still need to save the world from moronic idiots like you.