Forty-three countries came to Eurovision 2018, but only 26 managed to make it to the final. And on Friday evening they all competed in the jury final, which accounts for 50% of their overall score. During the show they faced a panel of music professionals. But in the video above they face the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals.

In recent weeks our review videos have primarily featured Chris and William from the UK and Padraig from Ireland. But we’ve had more than 20 wiwibloggers on the ground in Lisbon. They’re not always visible, but they’ve been editing videos, running live streams, standing in interview queues and much, much more. In this video we bring many of them together. Among the faces are livestream queen Robyn (New Zealand), selfie stick maestro Deban (UK), videographer Ron (Israel), permanent press conference attendee Sebastian (Australia) and William’s sister Suzanne, video editor Cinan (Bulgaria) and special guest and table mate Ben (United States).

We’ve picked our jury show winners and also the acts we think actually won. Now you let us know yours. 

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jozeknazi
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israel wins by televote it is a scam and fraud

sevzch
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Nope its not learn who to loose dude for real

myname
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I think this song really won, because that is the level of eurovision. No more.

Yossarian
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Italy top 5! I’m delighted. But gutted for Portugal, my 2nd favourite. And Albania 11th, well done!

MaryJane
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That moment when Wiwibloggs predicted NOTHING!
Good job, Austria! Who expected this?

Loica
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Vote #Cyprus #FUEGO

Markus
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Again you all did a great job during the last 2 weeks in Lisbon – THANK YOU to everybody from wiwibloggs for all your hard work & entertainment and let`s all celebrate tonight!!! 🙂

M_K
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This is my prediction for tonight: 1) France (The last two years my personal no. 1 favourites won but I predicted them not to… so I want to give it a try this year.) 2) Hungary (It might as well finish rock bottom… but I guess the televoters and juries will reward something a little different.) 3) Sweden (It’s more about the visuals than the song, but it might do better than expected, especially because both the juries and the televoters might react positively to this entry.) 4) Cyprus (She’s got fire and might give Cyprus its best result ever.… Read more »
sevzch
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Welp we were all wrong ha?

Aags
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Good luck to all the entries.
For for all those who came to Portugal, Lisbon, i hope you enjoyed to be here with us. 🙂

pooky1001
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Good luck to all the acts tonight, i think everyone has worked very hard to get to the final and represent their country, also well done to RTP tv and Portugal for great organization, i think its gonna be a great show with some surprise voting, i dont think anyone can really predict who is gonna win this year but in a few hours time we will know, enjoy the show everyone!!!

RockMe
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Guys, if you want Cyprus to win, VOTE FOR IT! 🙂

Lily
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This year is difficult to know who will win but I hope that a song that merite will win I mean a god singer with a message not a fast food song from Salvador Sobral. HIHI
Good Lock to all country and especially to Italy (My Winner)
#ForeverItaly
#MetaMoro
#Eurovision2018
Whom is your Winner?

May the best Win !!!

Efi
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no difficult for anyone Lily. Look at the odds. There is the ultimate ever favourite.
Nicosia 2019

Efi
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Oops, sorry, Lily! I start being annoying again. I actually have to admit that Fuego is just an average pop song sung by a mediocre artist. So good luck to everyone!

Celine
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What is your point? None of the songs in the contest is particularly original.

sam
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American journalist William Lee Adams resign is a Tory

sam
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# William Lee Adams resign Great campaign

Aags
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What’s going on with W L Adams?
I really don’t know.
Everybody here is furious with him because he used the words of Salvador interview to create a sensationalit post only for buzz and controversy.
Everybody already knows Salvador speaks always without filter. Yes it’s true Salvador said he don’t like the song but only that, many parts of interview lines have been set to create the shameless post we all know not to prejudice Salvador, but the Portuguese entrie with negatives reactions around Portugal and the Portugueses.

Go SuRie!
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Go SuRie! l love you not like 2 face # William Lee Adams resign say like you when put you down in videos

ochi chernye
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# William Lee Adams resign

neo
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# William Lee Adams resign

neo
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# William Lee Adams resign

neo
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Being such a small and not a wealthy country, I am really proud that Cyprus makes it to internationally recognised and famous websites, magazines and TV shows. We Cypriots thank you all for the publicity; it was really not expected and is such a nice surprise. It makes us all feel the love of Europe and the world in general. I hope that you will give us the chance to show the world in 2019 how beautiful and sunny this small island is, with marvelous people and great hospitality.

BEFAN
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Neo – with all my heart !! You guys are awesome !!

Jo.
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Lovely. Good Luck!

Gd
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# William Lee Adams resign

laura
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William Lee Adams is the founder and editor-in-chief of wiwibloggs. Must resign not fit enough for the job
join campaign now # William Lee Adams resign its all over twitter and facebook power to people

Jo.
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Laura, you’re making my day with all these comments LMAO

laura
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vote united kingdom if love contest

LLilah
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Laura i will vote for U.K
I like the song and also do u know Israeli songwriter write this song?
Im sure Israel will give points to U.k

laura
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vote united kingdom

laura
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united kingdom to winner biggest shock of the night

laura
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its a fix from start wiwibloggs you know it

laura
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# Stop fuego its a fix

laura
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BOOOO

Shanfa Chai
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Efi, please STFU and stop spamming. I’m a huge supporter of Fuego too, but you’re just making people hating on the song even more.

Jon Smith 007
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ISRAEL: 25.000.000 VIEWS ON YOUTUBE.
https://youtu.be/CziHrYYSyPc

#WE HAVE THE WINNERRRRRRRR.

TEL AVIV 2019 *

?????!!!

laura
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F . U . C . K OFF wiwibloggs

BEFAN
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A MESSAGE TO GERRY ADAMS: Oh Gosh Gerry Adams…. NO you DON’T boycott Israeli products…. The fact you have the privilege to be online and type your comments on your computer…. you are actually USING ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY (“Good morning America”…. – FYI – The R&D of Intel where all computing technology worldwide is developed is in ISRAEL!!), the Firewall that protects your data is ISRAELI technology, same goes to your Mobile Phone and Apps, the next MRI you’ll pass in the Hospital to SAVE YOUR(!) LIFE (is ISRAELI DEVELOPMENT), the fruits and vegetables YOU eat are irrigated with ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY…… Read more »
LLilah
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BEFAN:) thanks from Israel ..you sound very smart person.where are you from?

BEFAN
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BE is for Belgium

S.T.
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I feel sorry for those who dare to say their favorite is a certain winer. The competition is thankfully wide open.?

Aaron
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I hope it’s someone outside the bookies top 3 to throw a spanner in the works!!

Jon Smith 007
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Burger
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It’s the most wide open in a long time, with about 6 possible winners, it possibly will come down to who was consistently good with the juries and gets a good televote result. I get a feeling the top televote result will be mid field with the juries and that costs them the win and might scramble top 5; since the voting changes pre contest favourites whee hammered by the juries and were left too much ground to catch up (especially Russia in 2016 where quite a lot of juries gave them zero)

BEFAN
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Experts analysis of Jury Final:
Eleni’s Cyprus vocals are actually carried by backging vocalist and Juries saw that.
Netta’s Israel performance was much better!!
https://www.escdaily.com/jury-rehearsal-final-eurovision-2018-vocal-assessment-of-all-the-songs/#

Paul Eurofan
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I go to vote for Spain and France

Katerina
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My favorites in no particular order:

– Italy: powerful and classy without being politically correct.
– Cyprus: fun, super presentation, charismatic performer.
– Hungary: authetic, powerful, different.
– Bulgaria: mysterious, modern, cosmic feeling.
– Lithuania: sweet, warm, emotional, simple.

I would be happy with any of the above winning the contest and they would make a great top5 as well.
Honorable mentions: Slovenia and Germany. Good luck to all countries.

Tuvddtgccj57g
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I will vote for Cyprys and Estonia this year, because of the offensive comments I’ve read about them on this site – some disgusting nazi shouvinists have called them whores just because they are beautiful, successful and come from poor countries. Also they are great performers who have charisma and very good songs

AAGS
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Offensive comments….really?
I hope not from portuguese fans.

Helene
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I haven’t seen anyone write such things about Estonia. Wish them luck!

Tim
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I m so agree with you- I m sure all countries can manage this contest- Portugal is doing so great work for example. I cannot stand comments like “you are bus driver from poor country and I m better bus driver because my country is rich”. And actually those people dont understand that everybody does not respect them as human at all.

Tim
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Sorry Cypros- my firend asked me- why I m sending 2005 winner link to him as favorite ? 🙂 Greece already had same song in 2005 :):):):)

Lily
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Since my last post has been removed I explain myself in another way. If you listen the beginning of the song of Bulgaria 2016 and Cyprus 2018 you will see that they are similar.
What do you think?

laura
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Lily your right sound same

Helene
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Swedish song writers in both?

laura
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if united kingdom come last to night so much outrage with it BBC will come under so much pressure from
from the right wing press conservative MPs United Kingdon will pull out of the Eurovision Song Contest
for good be afraid be very afraid remember united kingdom vote brexit all the brexiteers will use it

get BBC pull out of it you have been warned

Vincenzo
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I’m sure this will not be true. But yes United Kingdom, there has been much press coverage this year (more than I can remember for a long time) What a shame as we have such a bad song. Let’s get together and make the BBC listen. We need a good NF, we need good songs, we need good singers and we need people “all-aboard” the Eurovision train here in the UK. We have done it before, we can do it again. So directly to the BBC, let’s do this.

BEFAN
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Experts analysis of Jury Final:
“Eleni’s Cyprus vocals are actually carried by backing vocalist and Juries saw that”.
Netta’s Israel performance was a stand out on Jury’s Final and was much better!!
https://www.escdaily.com/jury-rehearsal-final-eurovision-2018-vocal-assessment-of-all-the-songs/#

Donatas
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Hungary ?- YES can win ; France ?- YES can win ; Estonia ?- YES can win ; Bulgaria ?- YES can win ; Germany ?- YES can win ; Lithuania ?- YES can win

So good show this evening 🙂 and for Betting odds winnres I predict Cypros- 5-10 place and Israel 8-15 place- just dont know who will vote for those songs because everybody says they are too overhyped- and I agree with my friends

Jo.
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My Final prediction:
Jury winner: Germany
Televoting winner: Cyprus
Overall winner: Really hard to predict…gonna stick with France.
Last place: Slovenia

Top 10 (random order):
France, Cyprus, Germany, Sweden, Moldova, Italy, Lithuania, Israel, Austria, and Estonia.
Bottom 6 (random order):
Slovenia, Spain, UK, Denmark, Serbia, and The Netherlands

Let’s see what’s gonna happen… Have a nice show everybody!!! May the best song win!

laura
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my top 3 united kingdom austaila lithuania

Anita
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SuRie is a great musician – she didn’t get the right song to perform. Watch this at the british ambassy – great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSZjFw64kag

laura
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wiwibloggs is so anti British it makes me physically sick

laura
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“All Aboard” for tonight more like a sinking ship Eurovision Song Contest officially been destroyed
I totally blame certain people Executive Supervisor should resign

Efi
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why? what happened? can you tell us?

AAGS
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?

laura
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only one vote to night
it’s going to be in shock

laura
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I think united kingdom surprised people tonight never go winner may get top 10

laura
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who give right to Jon Ola Sand cronies decide final run order in 21st century ireland shame on you used gay vote to winner

AAGS
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Netta reminds me Italia last year. Too much buzz around the song, too soon….
I think everybody is already tired of listening Netta song.
I’m not saying the song is not ok, but the marketing strategy and promotion of the song was not well planned. Everything done too soon.

BEFAN
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The ESC bubble maybe…. still 95% of the FINAL VIEWERS are NOT from the ESC bubble…. They’ll see it for the first time – and react EXACTLY as it was received by all amazed ESC fans before – SO CREATIVE AND FUN SONG !! They’ll fall for it as all others did 🙂 GOOD LOCK TO ALL TONIGHT

AAGS
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Hi BEFAN, not only the ESC bubble. Remember last year…
Around the eurovision world who follows eurovision directly or indirectly is already tired of listening Netta song. In my opinion a completely different song will win.
France has a good entrie this year, Portugal too and we have other fantastic discreet songs.

BEFAN
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Hi back AAGS, I’m not sure about that…. The Google Data Traffic (NOT ODDS) on this years entries (I posted a link before to the source of the information) does not support the events of last year as you suggest – but the contrary – By the overall Google traffic (last update of today) the likely winner is Israel. Nope, I’m not Israeli but facts are facts… Personally I’m rooting for Eugent Albania (which is more my music genre) 🙂 GOOD LUCK TO ALL TONIGHT

Efi
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I really thank Eleni Foureira and her team for this triumph! Fuego is number 1 everywhere! Odds, Polls, views in Youtube, social media! We are very proud of you! After so many decades, we achieved what we deserved! In 8 hours all Europeans dance in the rythm of Fuego! Good luck to all!
Tonight is our night!
I should thank also wiwibloggers because their job is great! We feel like we are there! Bravo guys!

BEFAN
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Efi’s FAKE NEWS ALERT – Efi’s FAKE NEWS ALERT: From radiotimes.com (10h ago): “WHO COULD ACTUALLY WIN EUROVISION 2018?” If we just looked at search traffic, Cyprus’s Eurovision 2018 victory (by the odds) would be far from a done deal. The powers that be at Google HQ have crunched the tech data (as you do) and come up with a list of winners based on the countries and acts that have been searched for the most by people in participating Eurovision countries online. Here’s what their Top Five looks like: 1. Israel’s Netta – tops the list and is the… Read more »
Jamala
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You deserve everything else but no the trophy. I prefer to win someone with a beautiful voice and meaningful lyrics.