Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2018 is officially on. Tonight nineteen countries competed in the jury show, facing a panel of musical experts in this semi’s competing countries (and also Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom).

Wiwibloggers Chris, Deban, Padraig and William were watching live inside the press centre. Afterwards they awarded their 8, 10 and 12 points. We won’t spoil the surprise, but you can see our concise comments and scores in the video above.

Who were your favourites? Who do you think is going to take the cake on Tuesday evening? 

PHOTO: Andres Putting (EBU)

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janet kench
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our house had Ireland. Austria, Finland and Bulgaria as faves however having seen Cyprus at the end we just had to add her to our list. So sad about Belgium who have for the last few years been bringing in cutting edge stuff that we love but sadly the staging was to blame for her loss. Try harder next time Belgium please and give your acts a better chance.

Marcus
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I was so sad my Greece didn’t go through. They were true to themselves with a Greek sounding song, sung in Greek, lyrics with heart and soul. Year after year we enter English Pop songs, this year Greece wanted to be themselves. Kurt Cobain once said “I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for being someone I am not” It is always a risk to not sing in English, but I feel Greece were true to themselves this year, and for me that was an honorable performance that as a Greek I am proud of, despite it… Read more »
Pazzo
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wiwi, you may delete my comment again, but it is a fact – Cyprus is a mixture of Shakira and Beyonce. Do you get paid to push it up?

janet kench
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I don’t altogether think it is a bad thing to compare an act to another act, people however will vote for the performance of the night and there is no denying she got the whole World up and dancing. One thing I did notice though were the first few bars of her song sounded very much like 2016 Bulgaria Poli Genova’s “If Love Was a Crime” but that’s no bad thing either. What is that old saying again, oh yes…………………………’.Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’.

drag kvinna
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We’ve all heard Fuego already, when it was called Mambo and sung by Helena Paparizou.

@EugeneESCUK
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So this is my 10 to qualify (in alphabetical order) :-
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AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
BULGARIA
CYPRUS
CZECH REP
ESTONIA
FINLAND
GREECE
ISRAEL
LITHUANIA
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I think ESTONIA or CYPRUS will win the semi tonight
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Good luck with your predictions and have a fun night and enjoy the show tonight.

Nicolas
Guest

So predictable lol. This never happens like that in reality.

AngieP
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This will be a bloodbath! I’m sad because there are so many good songs but only 10 spots. I’m sure there will be song/s I like which will stay behind.

Davve
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Albania and Iceland are the only countries that are out of the running for spots in the final

Melovin
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Albania is 100% qualifier.

Anita
Guest

We are in the dark because we only saw snippets and so far were dependend on what wiwibloggs etc. told us. Tonight we can trust our own guts while seeing the full package and some can transfer their feelings into votes.

My deepest sympathies go to those entries that do not qualify.

beccaboo1212
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As long as Albania and Armenia qualify, I don’t mind. 🙂

Martina
Guest

I will be happy i these countries will make it to final..But i think only one of them wil pass the semi final

Capsfanatic
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Sadly maybe none of them :'(

ted
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This is getting real now. We’re going to lose so many good songs tonight at the 1st round of semi’s.
and I predict that the majority of these will draw to be in the second half of the live final.
I’ll be watching whist biting my finger nails as the results are announced.
Good luck to all

Malin
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Yes, good luck and have a good evning everyone whith many good songs. Be proud of your country regardles of the result. They are doing such a good jobb and they are allready winners.

Good luck from Sweden

Tuvddtgccj57g
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I wouldn’t mind if this won (like about 10 other great songscthis year), the song is catchy and fun and she’s a great performer and a nice person

Nicole
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Funny how some people are putting Cyprus down because the singer is “cheap and classless,” and are promoting Israel to win because it’s all about women empowerment.

Well, guess what. Don’t support the #metoo movement if what you do is bring other women down and shame them. That’s not how it’s supposed to work, boo.

Yaa
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I think the song is cheap but the singer is very good at what she does! Israels’s song is good and the singer is also good. My opinion only.

Tuvddtgccj57g
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Well said. The ease with whi society publicly shames women is a huge part of the problem

Tuvddtgccj57g
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Cyprus is just a fun song about being in love, or being uplifted by something /someone, not about being hot. Unless now we’ll start shaming people just for being beautiful.

Helene
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Well the message of being uplifted neither fit with the choregraphy nor the whole atmosphere in the performance or the video. If you compare with Euphoria where the message and the whole performance was coherent. Loreen had so much more content than this entry and still was dance floor ffiendly. Critizising Cyprus for being not feminist is not to downgrade or shaming the artist. However being a woman does not make you free from using stereotypes in genders and it should be possible to critizise a woman for using such stereotypes as well as men.

Helene
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Sorry but the question is not about class or bringing down a woman but how you portray yourself being aware of the message you bring to the world. It is an interesting contrast between Cyprus och Israel. Two ways of using women power that are almost opposites. One is the traditional sexy woman, trying to attract by being on fire and shaking her hair and body. The performance is full of cliches and completly without humor. The message is yes she is powerful but she needs to expose her extreme beauty to have power. It is a conditional power relying… Read more »
Helene
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What would be extremly interesting is if they would change songs and staging with one and another.

Nicole
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Funny how some people are putting Cyprus down because the singer is “cheap and classless,” and are promoting Israel to win because it’s all about women empowerment.

Well, guess what. Don’t support the #metoo movement if what you do is bring other women down and slut shame them. You’re a hypocrite.

omri
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So people prefer a song about how hot the singer is instead of a song of empowerment…… sad
cyprus will be destroyed by juries

Funkerman25
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If you are focusing on how hot the singer of Cyprus is, you probably don’t really care about women empowerment.

Power
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If you can’t appreciate the power of sex, you can’t appreciate power altogether.

Helene
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The problem is when sex is the only power women has. What happens when the woman gets older then? There is no one that denies her of her power as a sexy woman.

Funkerman25
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Actually the power that the Cypriot entry has is that it is by far the most captivating on stage, not sex. If you think that’s sex, I bet all my money that you haven’t had any in months.

Budapest Dreams
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I am a person who mainly values the song quality, thus I will write my personal top 10, based on studio version, also mind, these are not who I think will qualify:
1. Albania
2. Belgium
3. Greece
4. Belarus
5. Bulgaria
6. Finland
7. Austria
8. Ireland
9. Czechia
10. Estonia

It could well be that after the live performances my preference would change, but this an honest Hungarian’s opinion, who is not a typical Eurovision fan

johnny
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Your opinion is sincerely appreciated, but that could be a prediction of 90’s!

Budapest Dreams
Guest

We Hungarians always stood out a little with our less than common music tastes, as we tend to value originality quite a lot, but glad to see other countries doing the same. Winning isn’t even the most important, but leaving a positive impression

Capsfanatic
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I totally agree with the qualifiers (there are actually 15 songs i want to qualify) but i feel that albania, belarus and ireland or finland will not be able to make it and instead Israel, cyprus and switzerland will. Your personal top 10 also reflects what the juries would want to qualify

MariSantal
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HAAA ! funny …really funny that nobody is tallikng about the shade and all sabotage that portuguese and ebu are throwing to Greece…last night was a disaster when Yianna was about to do the blue hand with the lazers suddenly the pyros came out and the juries couldn’t see anything …after that Yianna was so unhappy and ert send a message to eurovision saying that Greece would like to repeat the rehersal and they rejected this request by saying the most senseless thing …”THE JURIES WILL FOCUS ON THE SINGING AND NOT IN THE STAGING “… hmm okay i will… Read more »
Nicolas
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We will have the answer with Sweden rankings on the jury part…..

smoot
Guest

everyone is trying to sabotage greece every year, apparently.

Vicky
Guest

Bad losers always find numerous excuses.

Tuvddtgccj57g
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They let denmark do additional rehearsal to get the snow right, so why not greece?

Life is a drag
Guest

Because Denmark prepaid for it

Capsfanatic
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That is a different thing. Both Denmark and Greece were allowed to rehearse again on Sunday not yesterday. Yesterday was the jury rehearsals.

Donald duck
Guest

In the end is the money who wins not the music, sad , very sad

Benito
Guest

Cyprus is so gonna open the final.

florin
Guest

the favorite song never open the final

omri
Guest

OMG cyprus is gonna end up so like israel 2017

Roelof Meesters
Guest

They are Very likely to, they always open with a fast pop song.

Alex
Guest

omg that would be awesome

Capsfanatic
Guest

No she won’t. Probably Melovin will if he qualifies since he will be the last to perform in the semis

Tinou
Guest

I hope so. Cyprus deserves a really good place at the end but not the winning. Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Israel, Estonia all deserve more the victory.

Ally
Guest

Jeez, stop comparing this mediocre Cyprus performer with Beyonce or Rihanna! it’s dated and cheap copy, I’m sure it won’t get many televote as you expect.

Leo
Guest

Well, I don’t love the song either, but you just have to admit that she sells it and she’s a great performer. And with a song like that in the last starting position there is no way not to receive many televote points (look at IMRI last year). So if I were you I’d rather hope for the juries.

Ally
Guest

Well, I gotta admit I don’t trust to juries anyway 😛

Capsfanatic
Guest

Yeah the juries won’t put it so high in their ranking but i’m sure the televote will

Funkerman25
Guest

I’m just gonna love it in the end when she wins both so you can shut your trap

JEFFERSON
Guest

Beyoncé and Rihanna are two goblins who do not know or sing live. Increasingly famous, less able to sing nowadays. These top 30 junk from the Billboard Hot 100 and UK SINGLES are terrible as live singers. I really prefer Eleni Foureira.

Ally
Guest

LOL

Croatian For Life!
Guest

That Cypriot emigrant above thought that people will like his comment, lol.

JEFFERSON
Guest

The problem for the people today is to think that ESC music has to look like the rubbish we hear on the radio.

Gtyhygf
Guest

Oh so when a ‘global star’ like beyonce or rihanna does a fun dance song everyone looses ther sh***, but when a girl from a poor country, without a big label behind her does the same suddenly it’s trash? You are so xenophobic

Jake
Guest

Greece must be beside itself. Not only have they rejected Eleni time and time again. They now see her as a sure qualifier and leading the odds for another country while they might fail to qualify. Odds are Eleni will steal traditional diaspora votes leaving Greece vulnerable. Justice must be sweet for Eleni after being turned away so many times and even having to see in press she was second choice to Helena. I could not see Helena do this Eleni performance or do justice to Fuego like Eleni does.

Cywin
Guest

That’s what happens when you reject someone good and they find someone else that values them. You get stuck in the semi finals, while they win the grand final!! Eleni for the win! Cyprus made the right choice! 😀

Konstantinos
Guest

Well, in my opinion…Greece has rejected several times Eleni because it was afraid that in this case, they could win eurovision and Greece doesn’t have money to organize this party unfortunately. Greece wanted to send a good, quality song and that’s all. I think that it has managed that. Not that I’m a greek, but seriously it’s the first year after many years that I really like our song. Good luck to everyone.

Tinou
Guest

And we will laugh when Cyprus will have to organize ESC 2019. It could bring money but only if you know how to do well. And we all have seen that eastern Europe countries like to make a big show and burn money.

Vicky
Guest
Greece cannot afford organizing the contest (nor can many other countries, incl. Cyprus, to be honest). Yet every time Greece doesn’t do well – which to them means winning or being in the top 5, a syndrome that began after one win and two good positions – the blame game begins: they are being sabotaged and wrongly treated and their song deserved a top position etc. Never once do they admit that perhaps their song and performance just isn’t or wasn’t good enough and did not appeal to the judges and televoters. Having said that, let me tell you that… Read more »
Vicky
Guest

From what I hear Greece has rejected Eleni n o t because they were afraid of having to stage the next contest, but for more or less racist reasons, because she was born in Albania and not good enough in their eyes to represent Greece. When Swedish born Elena Paparizou or American national Kalomira were chosen to represent Greece no one reacted.

Davve
Guest

Fuego is a great somg. Performed by a great singer. Cyprus is the front runner now

Pazzo
Guest

indeed, nice swedish song..

Vicky
Guest

Which just goes to show that the Swedes write good music in general (though this year’s entry is not good IMO) . In 2016, for example,11 of the entries in the two semifinals were written by Swedes, or they were otherwise involved in the performances!

Vicky
Guest

This year, too, Swedish composers and/or writers are everywhere – the entries of Austria, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Malta, Moldova, Poland and of course Sweden are by Swedish “creators”. So it’s not just Cyprus. Read up and be informed.

Roderic
Guest

The average ESC fan has a much more different taste than the average of the saturday final watcher…
Cyprus and Israel are ESC fanwanks, don’t think people would take Rybak again with a better song, not even in this case as this is a worse song than Fairytale.

Smells like a surprise winner.

S.T.
Guest

Well put.

Papadopi
Guest
Wonder why they call this contest gay contest. Because everyone change opinion in a matter of time and if someone a little bit better looking pass away, you forget about the one you had. Just like gay guys. Cyprus has a nice festive song, but she is just a promoter. Greece has Jamala effect song, Israel is completely different than others but I would rather see this on MTV than on Eurovision, Czech is kinda kiddo, girls are jumping and too much wrong self promotion. Bulgaria is “eurovision” made group which will last for one song. This is forcing something… Read more »
Blah
Guest

Let’s make a differentiation between basic bytches and regular gay guys right here right now. Not everyone in the gay world is the gym rat narcissist that your generalization claims them to be.

Papadopi
Guest

Not saying about outside look only. Just the expression I got being gay also. Drama, drama, drama. Making it everywhere and changing mind more than changing socks.

Blah
Guest

Yeah but not all gay guys are that way. There’s plenty of examples of gay guys having stable partners and careers also, without the drama and volatility of the fickle ones. There’s also many straight people who behave erratically, so linking mindchangers to gays or Eleni fans is kind of a leap.

Jessica
Guest

Never liked Fuego, really, though I am curious to see how the whole performance would go tonight. After all this is a song that has changed the perception of the press and oddsmakers alike in recent weeks, so there must be at least something redeeming about it.

esc1234
Guest

I can see on Saturday night the snoozefest-thesongsthatwinmustbeaboutadrama fans, to cry on the comments because a fast food song won. WELL, IT’S NICE TO HAVE SOUP FOR 2 YEARS BUT IT COMES A TIME WHERE YOU NEED YOUR BURGER KING. ELENI IS FAST FOOD QUALITY, HOW DARE YOU SAY SHE CANST SING WHEN MOST OF YOU ARE BRITNEY FANS? BYEEEEEE

paul
Guest

if united kingdom come last its time for BBC pull all money out of it become so much anti British
and Eurovision will show his true colours

Cookie Nation
Guest

That’s not true. The UK couldn’t care less about Eurovision and it shows. You send C list acts while you could do much better with little effort, look at the countries at the top of the odds, most of them having small music industries with limited resources. Your bad placings are self inflicted, i’m sorry to say.

paul
Guest

could you imagine if it was shock united kingdom winner it remember Surie never bookies favourite winner
You Decide she came from nowhere

toms
Guest

what

Roy Moreno
Guest

CYPRUS IS 1ST IN THE BETTING ODDS!

johnny
Guest

Guys Cyprus is currently the winner in betting and odds!!!!

wise man
Guest

I will be very disappointed if Cyprus wins. Just go back to the days when a song without content and without a message wins the Eurovision just because there are some dancers who perform a sexy dance on stage.

esc1234
Guest

It’s not called eurovision drama contest, i don’t get why a song should always have a message lol

MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart
Guest
MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart

Is not that I’m crazy for Netta, but still, in a metoo year, is embarrassing to have a winner like Cyprus, with a woman that spreads her legs.

Jessica
Guest

I’m sorry? How does her dancing go against the #metoo movement? I see a woman who’s confident in her own skin, who’s not afraid to show what she has and what she’s worked for. Now don’t give me that “she’s calling for it” comment because that is some utter sh*t. That is what exactly the #metoo movement is fighting against, putting the blame on women whenever sexual harassment occurs. How a woman acts or dresses is NEVER a reason.

Anthony
Guest

give me a break .. It’s not just she opens her legs during the dance. In general, the whole message of this song is – Come, do whatever you want with me. Is this a message of female empowerment?

Diane
Guest

Feminism and sexual empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive. Sex-positive feminism caters the idea that being sexually free is a part of a woman’s freedom, as long as the activities between the two parties is CONSENSUAL. Numerous artists, who are a big part of this #metoo movement (like Beyonce and Rihanna) have talked about this before. You might wanna look it up.

Lidija Horvath
Guest

If there was ever a strong woman who fought and overcame every obstacle by herself and with everything against and still looking like she is still giving love to the World, that’s Eleni Foureira. All my respect for this strong and determined woman. Sometimes strong messages don’t need to be explicit, they are just there for all to see.

MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart
Guest
MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart

If we talk about obstacles, let’s talk about Yulia Samoilova, or Alekseev that never knew his father and was almost adopted by a couple in Spain, and Christabelle with her mental problems……….Foureira family just had a chance in Greece, don’t tell me she was bullied like no one else. She is a star in Greece.

Alina
Guest

Let’s not belittle the struggles of each person, let alone compare them. They are human, just like you and me, who can react to these obstacles differently. She said so in her interviews that growing up, she was bullied for her different heritage. True, she’s a star now in Greece, but I can only imagine the trauma she had when she was a child. Being a racist victim myself, as a half black Russian, I understand her pain.

Vicky
Guest

Well said. Eleni said in an interview that Greece did not consider her good enough to represent the country in the Eurovision. “You’re Albanian, so go represent Albania in the contest”! But then, racism is very widespread in Greece, unfortunately.

MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart
Guest
MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart

What if Melania Trump or Kate Middleton would dance like Eleni Foureira, would people say that is a message of empowerment?

Diane
Guest
False analogy. You can’t compare women who are from different backgrounds with positions that limit/allow their freedom of expression. Besides, what Eleni is doing is only a form of women empowerment. There are many ways wherein you can show you are grown, independent woman. A girl who is wearing a trench coat and a top hat can be as empowered as her. The fact that you are shaming someone for her actions, and claiming you are a supporter of the #metoo movement is very hypocritical, I think. Women for ages have long been restricted, and this kind of thinking isn’t… Read more »
Hayley
Guest

Let women embrace their sexuality if they want to lmao. If a women is empowered by modesty and covering up, power to her. If she is empowered through her sexuality, ALSO power to her. Also saying its “embarrassing” to have a “woman who spreads her legs” win in a “metoo year” is REALLY victim-blamey because it implies that women ‘ask for it”.

Nick
Guest

Fuego is an amazing song and it might win. I hope that it will win, although Lithuania is my favourite. Cry me a river, it’s fun and it’s entertaining. Funny how people are against Eleni being fierce and flirty, but they like Czech Republic’s song which is literally about a girl giving a blow job to a guy (“Get down on my body and love me….”)

Funkerman25
Guest

Yes cos viva la diva, satellite, wild dances and running scared came straight out of Broadway

Queak
Guest

Norway will win and Rybak will become the first two-time winner in the modern era. His violin thing turns people crazy.

Edgar
Guest

Agree

Vicky
Guest

OMG!

Edgar
Guest

I see two possible outcomes of this year’s contest.
1. A surprise winner, with a very small margin. 3-4 countries fighting for victory.
2. Or, I dare say, it’s Norway’s year, and Alexander will win with a huge margin.
P.S. I think neither Israel nor Cyprus will win.

MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart
Guest
MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart

We all know France will win. Is a country aware of social problems, France can host even tomorrow if needed, 2018 is MM’s year. In the last two years winners were songs for heart. Eurovision is on the right track.

Tiago S
Guest

I agree with you. The last two years my favourites have won. Songs for the heart, as you say. This year, France or Greece to keep the momentum going and making this song contest special.

Capsfanatic
Guest

I would love to see France or Greece host the contest but i have the feeling that a pop song will win this year

MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart
Guest
MERCYisFORpeopleWITHheart

Down vote as much as you want. There are songs for heart (Mercy) and songs for hips (Fuego). I prefer quality. France.

Nicolas
Guest

Those who prefer quality like me will vote Estonia. France is overrated boring song with a naive message.

Anthony
Guest

Cyprus? I think this song could have won if we were in 2005. A nice and rhythmic song but there is nothing new in it. You can open the page of beyonce and find such things only in better performance. Not a winner

Polegend Godgarina
Guest

Y’all need to stop comparing her with Beyoncé when this song is more in Rihanna’s style lol

Queak
Guest

This is a worst case scenario, so she dances like Beyoncé and sings for Rihanna’s style.
Sooo original.

Leo M
Guest

Netta has been dethroned. Cyprus the new favourite to win Eurovision.

Davve
Guest

For sure. Cyprus is in it to win it

Sksksksk
Guest

Oh, at least better pop than “Toy”. Eleni is like wannabe Beyonce but I like her package much-much more than Netta’s. I can dance to it, but not to “Toy” ….. And as an Estonian, we don’t need to win. We’re (/I’m) happy when we finally qualify… Hopefully. Best of Luck for tonight 🙂

RiverDale
Guest

No consensus. If Madrid 1969 never happened (rule changer) we should better have a multiple winner year. LOL.

Nicolas
Guest

Rybak will win it at the end. Cyprus can’t host Eurovision unfortunately.

Chris
Guest

Sure we can honey!

Lasha Tumbai
Guest

Netta will win this SF whatever you say…

thespb01
Guest

Lol, there’s always so much bitterness in these comments,

DrunkSheep
Guest

I just really want the Czech Republic to get to the final and get a decent placing. Come on Eurovision Gods let Mikolas qualify

Polegend Godgarina
Guest

I can’t see Cyprus winning as the current odds predict, but if it did, I’d be AMAZED. She’s literally the only one who brought a real choreography and she deserved to slé. Helena is shook.

Vrede
Guest

Thank you for calling out Waylon in the vlog, William! He’s been a HUGE ass in the Dutch press yesterday, refusing to talk to the 2 biggest newspapers because they’re too critical of him and his act. And now he’s been blocking you guys too? He needs to take a chill pill. And the Friday flight home to Amsterdam. Bye felicia!

Muy
Guest

Before you start throwing shade get all your facts straight ok.

stommie
Guest

Those two biggest news papers happen to be right wing rags. Especially Telegraaf can be compared to the British Daily Mail. AD isn’t much better.

Kit Kat
Guest
This edition is crazy!! New “winner” almost every week. I don’t know if professional jury votes total different from Press Cener, but here is a Copy/paste from the Press Center votes on escportugal (doesn’t need translation I guess ? ) : “1.º Chipre – 103 pontos 2.º Lituânia – 67 pontos 3.º Suíça – 27 pontos 4.º Estónia – 22 pontos 5.º Bulgária – 20 pontos 6.º República Checa – 14 pontos 7.º Finlândia – 12 pontos 8.º Irlanda – 11 pontos 9.º Azerbaijão – 10 pontos 10.º Albânia – 8 pontos 11.º Áustria – 7 pontos 12.º Israel –… Read more »
Helene
Guest

Interesting with top two; one whos says I’m not your toy you stupid boy and the other I’m your toy, but still kind of you stupid boy. Who wins? Maybe classy Estonia or France will sail through?

Pedro
Guest

Booking odds are going crazy- I think we have every day new leader now. Personally I like Cypros a lot but this is not winning material- TOP 5 for sure. This song is bit oldfashioned and could win 10 years ago maybe. But I m oldfashioned as well- so I like this song anyway :):)

Prediction in final:
1. Estonia (or 2)
2. France (or winner)
3. Hungary
4. Sweden
5. Cypros

Capsfanatic
Guest

I think that this could be the top 5 of the televote in the final

Milla
Guest

Cyprus.. oh dear. It could have won 10-15 years ago. Ass-shaking girl with a seen-it-before type of performance. What happened?? But on the positive side.. it’s a country that has never won before.

Elin
Guest

Yes, but I miss the sound. I don’t think it’s allways bad when the music have influenses from earlier yeas

Piotrek
Guest

Toy is starting to sink in the odds…how shocking would be seeing her eliminated in the SF after being a huge favorite all these previous months? She clearly has breathing problems to sing this song. Should’ve never taken a fat…sorry fast song in her physical conditions. I hope she can nail that high note at the end, full chicken style… cookorookooo!

Elic
Guest

Time to use Edit. Respect

Not a Cypriot
Guest

Even though Cyprus isn’t particularly my favorite, Eurovision should have such a winner. After Jamala and Salvador i don’t want to see Elina or MM also win.

Martina
Guest

You know what happen with Albania? You have news about his jury rehearsal??

EUROFAN MEXICO
Guest

GO TO EUROVISION AMERICA FANS EN FACE AND WATCH THE VIDEO COMPLETE OD TODAY EUGENIS SINGING ESPECTACULAR

thespb01
Guest

I’ve heard he did well.

Anita
Guest

Albania can only qualify if people vote today. “Let’s do this” (The way Eugent rocked this in the interview sounds in my head right now, I think wiwibloggs should make something out of this snippet)

M_K
Guest

Ok, so this is my prediction for the first semi final after the rehearsals:

Qualifiers: Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Israel, Estonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Finland, Ireland, Cyprus

Non-Qualifiers: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Lithuania, Belarus, Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Armenia, Switzerland

The ten songs I’d personally want to make it to the final are (in descending order) the entries from Albania, Finland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Ireland, Greece, Croatia, Israel, Macedonia and Lithuania.

Tibor
Guest

This is exactly my gut feeling. My personal top 10 differs from yours, but I think, your prediction could be the one. 🙂

M_K
Guest

Well, who knows? Last year, my prediction was totally off. 😀