Eurovision 2018 top 43 acts all countries Lisbon

The time has come. Eurovision fortnight officially begins tomorrow with rehearsals for the first set of acts competing in the first semi-final.

It’s been a long road getting here since the first national selection back in December 2017, through to the last song reveals of mid-March and then the numerous pre-parties over the past few weeks. Many countries have lost and gained momentum during this period, and our top 43 rankings often change weekly throughout it all.

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — first rated the songs way back in late March with predominantly studio cuts available, and before seeing any of the live performances at the pre-parties. Our scores were locked in by our accounting firm, with no way to change them as the results were revealed over the following weeks.

However, like many, our thoughts have changed with time. So we thought it was only right to reveal our updated favourites before the first set of rehearsals tomorrow.

Additionally, while average rankings are all well and good, at Eurovision it’s the amount of high-scoring 12, 10 and 8 points an act receives that really matters. A song may be divisive, but if people still love it then they’ll pick up the phone and vote (even the juries are now set to reward their favourite songs rather than down-grade their least favourite).

Therefore, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at My Eurovision Scoreboard to update our jury’s ranking based on the combined vote of each individual jury member’s current top 10. Think of this as our televoting points, whereas the initial Wiwi Jury was more akin to the traditional jury vote.

Once again our jury is truly international. The 25 members hail from Belgium, Australia, Hungary, Portugal, Ireland, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Czech Republic, New Zealand, Israel, Iceland and the United Kingdom. #CelebrateDiversity y’all!

Israel’s Netta came out on top of our previous Wiwi Jury ranking, followed by Sennek from Belgium and then Finland’s Saara Aalto. But do we still think the same? Take a look below to find out!

Wiwi Jury 2018 – Updated Individual Top 10

Aline

Barnabas

Bogdan

Edgars

Jordi

Lukas

Natalie

Robyn

Antony

 Bernardo

Cinan

Florian

Lucy

Mario

Padraig

Ron

William

Antranig

Bill

Cristian

Jonathan

Luis

Mikhail

Rick

Steinunn

 

 

 

Wiwi Jury 2018 – Updated Top 43

IrelandRomania, San Marino and Georgia did not receive any points from the jury.

And there we go. Netta is still the Wiwi Jury’s favourite act before rehearsals begin with 149 points. This is a lead of 16 points over our second place act, France’s Madame Monsieur who earned 133 points. Saara Aalto retains her third place podium finish with 115 points. No other act received over 100 points from the jury.

It is obviously hard to directly compare between the two jury rankings due to the different number of jury members involved and different voting systems used. However, based on rankings alone the biggest climbers since our original ranking were Lithuania (+17), Denmark (+15), France (+8), FYR Macedonia (+8) and Malta (+8).

Meanwhile, the biggest fallers with the jury were Austria (-11), The Netherlands (-9), Azerbaijan (-9), Italy (-9) and Germany (-9).

Only time will tell if Netta can remain at the top of the Wiwi Jury. And we won’t have long to wait, as she’s set to take to the Altice Arena tomorrow for her first rehearsal. Will her staging and live performance live up to the pre-contest hype?

Be sure to follow all our thoughts and reactions to next week’s rehearsals here on wiwibloggs.com and on our YouTube channel wiwi.tv.

Who are your top 10 favourites before rehearsals begin? Do you agree with our Wiwi Jury? Whose individual top 10 is most similar to your own? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below!

Read Our Previous Wiwi Jury 2018 Rankings and Reviews Here

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Mans
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WATCH HERE MY NEW TOP FROM 300 YOUTUBE TOPS!

https://youtu.be/Y5M3y5dt7GY

THANK YOU GUYS!

Maria
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1. Latvia (12 points)
2. Estonia (10 points)
3. Netherlands (8 points)
4. Hungary (7 points)
5. Belgium (6 points)
6. Spain (5 points)
7. Israel (4 points)
8. Denmark (3 points)
9. Switzerland (2 points)
10. Austria (1 points)

Tomas Davitt
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No scores from Deban – he was the only hope for points for Ireland

Nono123
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1. Israel
2.Estonia
3. France
4. Macadonia
5. Beljum
6.Serbia
7.Bulgaria
8.Greece
9. Cyprus
10.Moldova

My top 10 🙂

freepalestine
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free palestine

Colin
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My points (from Croatia):

10th place (1 point) – BELGIUM
9th place (2 points) – CZECHIA
8th place (3 points) – ITALY
7th place (4 points) – MONTENEGRO
6th place (5 points) – LITHUANIA
5th place (6 points) – DENMARK
4th place (7 points) – ESTONIA
3rd place (8 points) – GERMANY
2nd place (10 points) – HUNGARY
1st place (12 points) – FRANCE

#GOSPAIN
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SPAINWINNER

Music is Art
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Ohhh dont wake up the hating monsters please! Let them sleep hehe

Alex
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HI wiwibloggs,

Why don’t you enquire on the ESCforum meltdown and write an article to provide us with the information about the reasons, the progress on solving the issues and the predicted time of relaunch? I always thought of you as the first source of ESC-related information and I really hoped you’d pick this topic.

NickC
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France just took over Czech Rep in odds for the third place.
Also according to my algorithm now they are THE FAVOURITE to win,

1 France 95.47 (+1)
2 Israel 94.42 (-1)
3 Australia 89.77
4 Bulgaria 87.56
5 Belgium 84.30
6 Sweden 81.40
7 Austria 78.49
8 Estonia 77.91 (+1)
9 Czech Rep 76.05 (-1)
10 Norway 72.91
11 Finland 71.86
12 Belarus 70.00
13 Cyprus 66.98 (+2)
14 Spain 66.86 (-1)
15 Ukraine 62.91 (-1)
16 Greece 56.16 (+2)
17 Germany 55.93
18 Denmark 55.70 (+3)
19 Italy 55.70 (-3)
20 The Netherlands 55.00 (-1)
21 Portugal 53.60 (-1)
22 Azerbaijan 52.67
23 FYR Macedonia 51.51 (+1)
24 Switzerland 50.93 (+1)
25 Latvia 50.70 (-2)
26 Lithuania 45.70 (+1)
27 UK 45.47 (-1)
28 Poland 36.40 (+2)
29 Albania 35.93 (-1)
30 Moldova 34.77 (-1)
31 Ireland 34.71
32 Russia 32.44
33 Armenia 30.35
34 Hungary 29.30
35 Malta 28.14
36 San Marino 23.90
37 Georgia 22.27
38 Croatia 19.65 (+1)
39 Serbia 16.16 (-1)
40 Romania 15.76
41 Iceland 12.91
42 Slovenia 10.47
43 Montenegro 7.79

Azotman
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Bonsoir Lisboa,
Merci les amis, ça fait vraiment plaisir de voir que beaucoup aiment la chanson française en particulier William et tout ceux qui ont donné 12 points. Pour la Finlande, si Saara Alto chante en version multilingue pendant le concours, je vote aussi. Je me languis d’arriver au 8 mai pour voir le concours ! Plus que 10 jours, J-10. Ca s’annonce passionnant. Bisous !

Alfred5
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Israel won the Eurojury competition last night , while France won the televote but only came fourth …..this may be indicative for what happens on the night , with France struggling with the Jury vote but winning the public vote ! They only came 16th last night with the jury vote , but would need a top five Jury vote on the night to have any chance of winning overall

In the French National finals the jury didn’t much like M M but they were saved from certain defeat by the public tele vote !

Music is Art
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Alfred5, what was the result of my favs Greece, Spain and Austria?

David Leeds
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Happy Days – Rehearsals finally here. Heres my top 5 predictions:

1. France
2. Israel
3. Bulgaria
4. Finland
5. Czech Republic

Hope everyone enjoys the experience as much as me. Love from UKxx

Chicken bones
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Prediction oryour top? Because that’s a pop party! Hehe

David Leeds
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my top – love spain but head says no

Music is Art
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Enjoy it freely David. Dont allow all the negative attitudes against it here have an influence on you. It’s one of my favs too. In the end we all have a heart and Feel. And that’s nice.

Alfred5
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I have no idea just why the C R is even in the top ten

Bgc
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Sad to see Ireland, Georgia and Romania not get a single point. =( Admittedly, only Georgia is in my own top 10 from those three but both Ireland and Romania would make my top 20, and are far from the worst songs in the contest. Especially considering even the likes of Iceland, UK and Moldova got points! It’s the classic problem Ireland has every year; we never have the worst song* but an average middle-of-the-table one; sadly, an 11th place finish in every country’s final combined (jury+televote) rank means you end up with nul points. *with possible exceptions of 2005… Read more »
Jo.
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Wait…rehearsals begin this Sunday?!!! omggggg
Good luck to my faves Albania, France, Portugal!!
And to everybody else!!!!!!!

Mr Gold
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LOVE

Curve
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Poor Norway.

Elisabetta
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Italy needs more love.

Music is Art
Guest

Given some comments here, we all need more love…

kard
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Where’s Chris?

Anyway…seriously, william…i dont get the hype with Spain. Now come at me Spanish eurofans.

P!nk Forever
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Bitch, me too t f!

This one is a too sultry, honey dripping, sugar coating, mouth watering disappointing pop ballad. We don‘t need another Running Scared.

kard
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Thanks hun 🙂 Agree and If we’re going for ballads, I much prefer Lithuania

Gabriel
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I love running scared an i love tu cancion.it is not the best song of rhe world but of course much better than other onen in eurovision 2018.in rhe world does not have to be a just one thinking or like

Geeky Monky
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WARRrrrhhhghhggh!!!….
*has a mini stroke* WaaaaaaaarrrreRRRRTghghhgh!!…
*becomes one of the walking dead*
WAAAA!!… grr, grr, gre… *cough, cough, cough*

Did I do that right? 😀
They are an amazing audience in person tho.

kard
Guest

“They are an amazing audience in person tho” That’s because you didnt hear what some spanish eurofans said about Netta’s looks at israel calling.

Geeky Monky
Guest

If they said something regarding her looks (besides saying she look amazing) they are wanking troglodytes, now aren’t they?
But only the ones that said it, not all.

Give me five
Guest

Amd you speak Spanish to understand such a conversation and not the lyrics of the song? Mmm… Something ‘s weird in here honey.

Music is Art
Guest

The English version video on ESC has 520000 visits in just 24h. Watch it and reflect why the hype.. https://youtu.be/UD2Wkqr0RD0

Chicken Soup
Guest

Kard, Silence as response. Guess it’s not what you expected hehe

tyr
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what about our sweetheart Debban?

Mr Gold
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EY!!!

Rasmus
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Do you think this top 10 in semifinal 1 could happen guys?
Cyprus,Armenia,Estonia,Greece,Belgium,Israel,Bulgaria, Czech Republic,Finland,Macedonia

Rasmus
Guest

With Ireland as the darkhorse

Jo.
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Yes, it’s possible, but Ireland won’t qualify. Also, Albania and Austria are still in the game.

Rasmus
Guest

The reheasels will be exiting about that:)

Well well
Guest

Cyprus, Armenia, Finland, FYROM are equally likely as Azerbaijan, Austria, Albania, Lithuania. Based on track record.

Rasmus
Guest

Its shorter to say Macedonia you know:) instead of Former….

Well well
Guest

The path to ignorance is always shorter 🙂 The FYR is there for a reason, it’s not a formality. Anyway, it’s your choice if you want to get political on this matter…

GVasso
Guest

Exactly!!!!

GVasso
Guest

No my fried…. Macedonia is north Greece!!!!

Geeky Monky
Guest

I’d eat some macedonian vegetable salad and some fried fish sticks right about now.

Anitta
Guest

Cyprus , Israel and Skopje OUT …Albania, Belarus and Switzerland IN

Lou
Guest

My top 10 <3 Natalie you sound like a great person.. 😀
1.F.Y.R Macedonia
2.Netherlands
3.Belgium
4.Israel
5.Czechia
6.Norway
7.Bulgaria
8.Cyprus
9.Greece
10.Hungary

JUuu
Guest

I love you, Natalie!! Macedonia winner

Fug
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I want brake

FYR reminder
Guest

Don’t write out North-Rhein Westphalia and Basque Country for the win.

GVasso
Guest

GREECE you mean!!!!!

Dios mio
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Are we inventing countries now?

P!nk Forever
Guest

My Top 10. Not including Austria, my home country but I think it deserves to be in there.

1. Ukraine
2. Estonia
3. France
4. Macedonia
5. Bulgaria
6. Italy
7. Israel
8. Cyprus
9. Belgium
10. Czech Republic

Ummm… yeah that‘s pretty much it.

Boy
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Geeky monkey.
Hws not a stupid boy. I have herd Grece song for 10 years. Im tierd of that song. Cone whir somthing new. Iseael have a stupid song. They are not gonna winn

Oscillate
Guest

Glad that Hungary is gaining momentum.

I can’t with Sweden in the top 5.

Liam Lindsay
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The UK will suprise people and will come significantly higher than people think. People are saying she’s going to come last with nil point which I think is outrageous she won’t come last, but she won’t win. I predict 8th -13th for her in the final.

Thoughts?

Aurel
Guest

SuRie deserved a much better song, she seems to be a very nice person.
I hope she’ll get a correct ranking too. 🙂

Liam Lindsay
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It’s because that the BBC does not care. To the BBC, the Eurovision budget is something that can be cut or sacrificed to produce something better or to go and give other shows more funding (like Casualty or Doctor Who for instance). But, when you do the math Eurovision for the entire year costs about a 1/3 of an episode of Eastenders or 1 weeks worth of news broadcasts. Also, when the BBC finally acquiesced to do a national final, we thought that it would be a step in the right direction but, there is no difference at all, they… Read more »
Jo.
Guest

Too high, I think. I’m guessing 17th or 18th is the highest possible position for her, but I predict bottom 6.

Skimur
Guest

I’m sorry, but she will definitely be bottom 5 or more likely bottom 3. Not a nil point of course, because there is Malta, but definitely lower than last year’s result.

EurovisionNL2K18
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My top 10:

1. France
2. Cyprus
3. Austria
4. Italy
5. Netherlands
6. Israel
7. Bulgaria
8. Australia
9. United Kingdon
10. Sweden

Musimkeup
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Waaawwww……. William giving France 12 points and Spain only 10 ? That’s a nice shock lol 🙂 didn’t see that one coming “honeeey”.

Richard
Guest

Pleased to see FYR Macedonia doing so well, that song is the one I keep coming back too, a real favourite. Loving Ukraine, Belgium, Serbia, Ireland, Israel and Austria. Have no idea who will win but I’d be amazed if we see Russia and Norway at the bottom of the barrel as in this poll. A tricky year to call I think.

Anitta
Guest

MY TOP 3 :
ALBANIA
ITALY
SWITZERLAND

Anitta
Guest

I have a question. Why Eleni’s foureira song is not available in Albania ?

LawStudent
Guest

For those who missed it, Netta in the OGEA party a week ago refused again to say anything about her staged performance, but she did reveal that its going to be the most lavish and thought out in the history of Israel’s participation in the competition. So I am for one extremely looking forward to seeing a glimpse of this in tomorrow’s rehearsal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IkysPN5Q38

esc1234
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I cringed with Barnabas top10, man it needs effost to choose 10 songs with most of them not even qualifying,,,,,

Irina
Guest

HAHAHA INDEED. WORST TOP 10 EVER 😛

Davve
Guest

Sweden will be much more appreciated in ESC

P!nk Forever
Guest

Deban‘s phenomenal taste is lacking. Where are his scores?.:-(

Irina
Guest

Overrated : Finland, FYROM, Sweden
Underrated : Greece, Italy

April
Guest

Finland is NOT overrated.

Well well
Guest

Hard working girl, but can you look at those dancers and their routine and not roll your eyes?

monique
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This man assisted me in hacking my cheating husband remotely without touching his phone ,you can also contact him via: enriquehackdemon11 at g m a I l . c o m

Finn
Guest

Italy 26th and Germany 31st. They are so underrated!??

Geeky Monky
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Greece so low whilst that’s “stupid boy” Benjamin so high?! (I know polls matter very little, but let me rant). I mention Greece because its the one that most seems “out of place” to me, but there are others. He was so very, very rude to almost everyone. A conceited, self-involved (and other similar adjectives) guy. To start, I didn’t like the song. He is bibberish (like Bieber) and the song highly relies on staging. (So I might be condicioned. Not saying I am, but there’s the possibility. I don’t like Biebers). He should be last. Someone that thinks they… Read more »
Rasmus
Guest

Excuse me but he said sorry. Havent you done things when you were 20 you wish you never did? He is 20 years old man. Take it easy. / A swede

Geeky Monky
Guest
I answered you a bit before but it didn’t appear. Yes. I have done many wrong things, and I’m sure I’ll make many more. I like to cultivate a nice ensemble of extremely embarrassing mistakes to warm me up at night. 🙂 But we still have to face the consequences… And… Another thing… I don’t think his reactions had that much to do with his age. It isn’t fair to reward someone that is disrespectful to others. Being a considerate person (or not) should also be something to consider when evaluating a performance, like quality, or fireworks, or feeling, or… Read more »
Elin
Guest

Pleace stop this.

Well well
Guest

At the same time he has had one of the most privileged upbringings in Swedish entertainment. Never had to hustle to get a break. The UK girl and Austrian guy have been backup singers for how long now? He’s a brat alright. One would think, being brought up in showbiz he would know better and not trash talk his peers on camera.

Geeky Monky
Guest

I’m just gonna say this too: I used it but I don’t like the “stupid boy” thing all that much. It sounds a bit wrong… Although I fully support the message. And Sweden’s song is catchy, well produced. Wish my country did something like that… Once in a while.

Davve
Guest

People need to chill about Benjamin. He did not say anything bad. He is a young man, and he said this with a glimpse in his eyes…

People are so jealous of Sweden

Alex
Guest

Albania underrated again, should be top 5.

Irina
Guest

SWEDEN 5TH FROM WIWIBLOGGS ?
WOW WHAT A SURPRISE! HAHAHAHAHA

Rasmus
Guest

Quality gets votes. you know. Thats why Moldova isnt number 1 :). Sweden, Denmark ,Australia,Greece = Quality. San Marino,Moldova,Iceland = the opposite. Very simple 🙂

Ari
Guest

#Fuego – Vote for Cyprus! Top 10 in final!
Queen Foureira burn the stage!

Fug
Guest

I want brake

April
Guest

HAHA! Her song is too normal. Saara Aalto is something more special! Vote for Finland! Fuego Saara!!

Anitta
Guest

yes maybe she will burn the stage with her dancing skills but not with her voice…Her vocals are weak ..sorry

Well well
Guest

Maybe, but she’s a seasoned live performer (most Greek singers are because of the live music industry), so don’t write her off yet.

Anitta
Guest

We will see in her first rehearsal but i still believe that there are better songs and better vocalists …

AngieP
Guest

This is so hard! There are many songs I really like and I can’t fit them all in a top 10. So, I’ll go with my personal favourites who instantly grabbed me.

1.France (my winner)
2.Czech Republic
3.Ukraine
4.Belgium
5.Poland
6.Albania
7.Armenia
8.Austria
9.Belarus
10.FYROM

Apple
Guest

Just gonna say it now: Hungary deserves top 10 this year and Lithuania is gonna qualify while Finland gets left behind

April
Guest

Finland to the final!

Anitta
Guest

Lithuania is not gonna qualify ..there are better songs in semi 1

Adam
Guest

Sad to see Italy (my #2) 26th ;(

Australian Boy
Guest

2019 EUROVISION FRANCE OR ISRAEL ??

Mary
Guest

France, Bulgaria or Estonia

Australian Boy
Guest

No Honey. Tel Aviv/Jerusalem Or Paris.
Estonia will not qualify.
As for Bulgaria, this is Swedish song and production. Very not original.

Mary
Guest

Bulgaria is way better than the chicken song, estonia as well

Australian Boy
Guest

and thats the reason the the “chicken song” is over 16 millions views in the Official eurovision channal while the “Bulgriaian” song is only with 3.4 millions view? or maybe thats the reason israel is number one in Ogae and wiwi juries?
you are so funny. Bulgaria is a Swedish song with American singers. So pathetic.

Jamala
Guest

Israel song is a joke that is the reason “the chicken” is 16 million views. don’t be stupid boy.

Angkor
Guest

joke? so creative, unique, smart, and out of the box song.

Team Netta
Guest

Yeah right. That’s the reason is number 1 on the odds from day 1, number 1 on YouTube and number 1 in all the polls.

Jamala
Guest

What happened with Italy last year with the odds. Wake up people!

RealMcCoy
Guest

Says the “Australian” Boy. Continue trolling.

Geogre
Guest

Tell me exactly when OGAE and wiwi juries were right about the winning song. For example last year Italy was both in first place for OGAE and wiwi jury and in the competition it was on the 6th place. Bulgaria’s song is not even close to pathetic. This is one of the best songs in this year’s competition. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Toy, but for real the battle is going to be between Bulgaria, Israel, Estonia, France and maybe Australia.

bones of America
Guest

Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell are the American additions to the band.
In 2017, Johnny, who is from Michigan, reached the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent.

Jamala
Guest

This was said by the “Australian boy” from… Israel? You stupid boy, wanna be my toy? 😉

Ria
Guest

The Bulgarian song is written by a Bulgarian person and HIS OWN Bulgarian production company. Are you saying that such quality can’t be Bulgarian? Because that would be really really offensive.
The song is absolutely full of Bulgarian folklore. You can like or dislike whatever you want but don’t spread false information about Bulgaria. It’s extremely ugly

Bones of America
Guest

Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell are the American additions to the band.
In 2017, Johnny, who is from Michigan, reached the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent.

Ingrosso Apology
Guest
I hate all these song: 1. Sweden – looks like little girl prancing; 2. Israel – sounds like man-hating chicken quaking; 3. France – sounds like refugees moaning; 4. Italy – sounds like crazy war veteran shouting; 5. Czech – a talk dirty copying; 6. Finland – sounds like a lesbo thrusting; 7. Belgium – sounds like a drug addict getting high; 8. Estonia – sounds a pig squealing. There, that is my honest reaction. What? You find this offensive?! I know I am going to offend some of you because you are going to interpret this out of context.… Read more »
Apple
Guest

No, I don’t *find* this offensive. This is offensive. “A lesbo thrusting” Really dude? Just, really?

Jamala
Guest

Haha funny and maybe painful for some fans but it’s so true. 😀

Rasmus
Guest

I think you should take a break from this site Ingrosso apology. You are not feeling so well i think.

Aprilo
Guest

If you not would know that Saara is lesbo, then you would not say that. Thats very offensive, maybe a little homophobic.

Aurel
Guest

Either I’m very bad at humor, or talking about “refugees moaning” isn’t funny at all …

Lourdes
Guest

He is being ironic with this comment. He’s imitating Benjamin Ingrosso’s reaction and attitude towards other songs and singers.

Mary
Guest

The chicken song is trash and doesn’t deserve win

DyGh
Guest
April
Guest

No, Benjamin is right. Every song is bad this year, but not Finland.