It’s been just three days since we last checked the odds, but things have shifted quite dramatically in the Eurovison 2017 odds. We not only have a different top ten, we also have have a different top three. The Eurovision bookmakers have been busy taking bets and keeping the fans guessing.

Since our last update on 2 May, Sweden has drifted ever so slightly, falling in fourth place. Portugal is now sitting pretty in third position, despite Salvador Sobral not yet being present in Kyiv for the rehearsals. Italy and Bulgaria still lead, with the first still boasting very comfortable odds to win next Saturday despite not having rehearsed yet.

The biggest shake comes from Romania, who, following a well-received first rehearsal, has jumped four places to the sixth position. The yodel/rap duo Ilinca feat. Alex Florea must be doing something right — it is the first time since 2006 when Romania has been so high in the odds to win Eurovision. Obviously, they are expected to “Yodel It!” to the grand final without problem.

Romania passed Belgium, now in tenth place, and Australia, who has fallen five positions to 11th place, despite very decent first and second rehearsals.

Another significant climber is Finland. Norma John‘s “Blackbird” has finally hopped into the top ten and is now singing happily in eighth place — further consolidating Finland’s chances of advancing from the first semi-final. Speaking of the first semi, Azerbaijan also jumped two places to the seventh spot in the top ten.

Despite not having rehearsed yet, France has climbed one place to the ninth position. Greece, who had been edging the top ten, has now fallen four spots to 15th.

Eurovision betting odds – 5 May 2017

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Eurovision odds - top 15 - 5 May 2017

Places 16 – 30

Places 31 – 42

What do you think of the latest Eurovision 2017 betting odds? Have you placed a bet on anyone? Shout out your thoughts in our comments section below!

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irada
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irada

I think Romania, Armenia or Belarus will win in Eurovision 2017. Portugal is so boring and oldfashioned. I hope Salvador won`t win because next year will be inspired his performance.

Leo Herlington
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Leo Herlington

Oh dear… Now, Portugal is actually 2nd in the majority of the odds… I’m so happy :’)

Hi
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@JJ
In 1 oddslist they are 2nd.
Al the outhers they ar 4 and 5th. They should be around 25-30

Leo Herlington
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Leo Herlington

Check again 😉

Gabriel
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Gabriel

Australia????? Really????

Hans van Bavel
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Hans van Bavel

Yes really! – and our singer is an indigenous Australian. Given that on in four of Australians was born overseas, we continue to have close ties with Europe. And we are loyal Eurovision watchers, nearly won it last year and we write damn good music!

GAGAH!
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GAGAH!

Denmark,Romania,Armenia,Portugal,Belgium,Finland TO OVERRATED
Serbia,Croatia,Israel,Moldova, TO UNDERRATED

Markus
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Markus

Place 21 for Germany?!? OMG, I bet we would celebrate so hard in Germany, if we really end up there… 🙂

AngieP
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AngieP

Go Finland! Of course you should be top 10! And not only at the odds, but also at the end of the show on May 13th!

We love leds, visuals, air fans, divas and dated ballads!
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We love leds, visuals, air fans, divas and dated ballads!

Dont care about the odds, I would be interesting to see who bets and for whom. Anyone supporting Romania has (and dont mean to be rude, sorry) NO music taste, despite the good staging.

Ern
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Ern

I find it very hard to believe that Romania and Finland will make the top 10.

France & Belgium may be top 10, but they are far from certainties. Further, I’m not even sure Belgium will make the final.

I also find it hard to believe Portugal will be in the top 3, although a top 10 finish is still possible.

I still think Greece is being under estimated.

Racal
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Racal

When we get the results of the OGAE poll or of the Wiwi jury, everyone gets mad and goes digging their results from 5 years ago to point out how wrong they were. And yet when the betting odds come, it seems that no one minds that they are almost always wrong too! I guess people just like to read what they like and filter out the rest… 😉

Ern
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Ern

I wouldn’t say the betting odds are “almost always” wrong. Very often people look at the betting odds too early. You can’t accurately predict who will do well based on the studio versions of the song. Rather, people need to wait until after ALL the acts (or almost all the acts) have had a live run-through during a rehearsal on the Eurovision stage. Thus, nobody should really take the odds seriously until AFTER all the semi-finals. Also, the odds may not get everything right, but about 7 of the 10 songs they have ranked in the top 10 will actually… Read more »

Racal
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Racal

Not wrong, but the exact same can be said for the OGAE polls (they got seven out of the last ten winners in their top 5), and yet in all OGAE articles people were bashing it, comparing the full Eurovision rankings with the OGAE ranking for the past ten years, etc. But the odds? Oh no, everyone is sipping on them like milk. 😉

Ern
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Ern

To be fair, the odds are a bit more accurate than OGAE. Much of that has to do with the fact that OGAE votes BEFORE the dress rehearsals, thus they never get to see the song actually performed live. By contrast, the odds are constantly changing. They even change DURING the actual contest, as they did the year Conchita won. Going into the final, Sweden was expected to win. But during the show, Conchita suddenly was elevated to having the best odds of winning. Still, there are surprises. Last year was a total surprise, since it was Russia that was… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I compared the final odds of last year and the actual rankings and they were astonishing close. The did not predict the winner, but 1944 was ranked 3rd.

Racal
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Racal

See my answer to Ern here above.

JJ
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JJ

Portugal is now 2nd <3 😉

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Not yet according to eurovisionworld. But closing the gap, though. Amazing

Rick Dean
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Rick Dean

Ireland , Nedtherlands and Austria are growers. Didn’t rate from video however staging and vocal performances enhance all three. In contrast, Belum was interesting from video but horrible live and I don’t think it will qualify.

Stephen Podesta
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Stephen Podesta

These are betting odds everyone, they are not always right, Australia will be in the finals.

Danika
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Danika

Australia will be in the top 10 again. It will look and sound much better in the live show. They will surprise us once again because he has a beautiful voice. I’m behind Australia once again this year.

igal
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igal

With apologies – Roman’s song is a torture. Love the country, love the singers, love the language – but this song will make me drink:(

anonymous91
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anonymous91

you are allowed to drink then, i’m glad you love the country and the singers and the language, maybe if you drink you can enjoy it more

just laugh at the song, Ilinca and Alex don’t want us to take their song way too serious, they want to make us happy 🙂

Bart
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Bart

The problem is the hangover 🙂

Peter rt
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Peter rt

Armenia and Romania overrated, especially Armenia. Italy will win. <3

Hi
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Even its highe, it dont have to be a goid sing. Look at Italy and Romania. Awful songs.

Bart
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Bart

I am curious. What are your favorite songs, if any?

WolfClaw
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Hey guys, which is your favorite rehearsal from the Big 5 + Ukraine? I made a Top 6 video…let me know what you think!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXDyoUHRhY0

Camões
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Camões

Ladies and gentlemen there is history in the making: Never ever have Portugal be so high in the odds. 3rd place!!! Take that all you Portugal haters!

FJ
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FJ

Yes, I’m sure generations to come will be studying this is history lessons…

Camões
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Camões

You might not like it but you have to take that in! Yes they should study and try to improve the quality of the songs they send.

Pekka
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Pekka

It’s one of the best this year and will easily make it to the finals

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Armenia too high, Croatia too low.
Others that I personally disagree with but based on the rehearsals, no way Jacques should be that low.

Bart
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Bart

Perfect top 5. That would be great if the outcome would be like that. Finland is of course missing in top 6. On Romania, I guess every year there is a gimmicky entry doing well. This might just be it.

tia
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tia

Do you know what gimmick is?
Lady Gaga and Beyonce are 100% gimmicks.
Relax already.

tia
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tia

Don’t be surprised if we will see cannons in Americans stars stagings, just like last year, when we saw Greta Salome (Iceland) staging in Britney Spears performance. Don’t be so boring people. Eurovision is a celebration.

Bart
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Bart

Are you comparing the artistic quality and voice of Beyoncé to Ilinca??? Well enough said about taste…

Bart
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Bart

I am relaxed honey. Maybe you are not

Dot Com
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Dot Com

Romania ? Seriously ?

adriana
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adriana

Its a gimmick and they stick to it ,especially they belleve in it..Thats why.lol

anonymous91
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anonymous91

there is 110% commitment to the gimmick, vocally Ilinca is really great, Alex also has shown massive improvement as a performer

yeah i accepted it now as a gimmick/joke, and i really would love this to do really well 🙂

adriana
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adriana

It would do just because of that ….

anonymous91
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anonymous91

i think i’ve been worrying too much and really getting annoyed by the haters, but i just am going to try and be happy and relaxed from now on 🙂

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Go Portugal!!! 3rd place! How great is that and without Salvador !

Justitia
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Justitia

TOP 15…only Bulgaria and Australia deserve to be there, although, I am not amazed by these songs either. This year is extremely disappointing.
Eurovision is a very dated and boring song contest. I cannot see any progress (songs, performances, dresses…). It should have been stopped years ago.

tia
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tia

Can you give an example about how songs should sound like, and dresses should look like?

brownies
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brownies

I disagree that it is boring and dated – Eurovision has its peaks and falls, granted, I know last year was a peak year for good songs for example, as was 2009. But there are always good songs in the competition every year, and half the fun is picking out your favourites. Besides, it’s only a one night event in the end for most viewers, so why not let people continue to enjoy the fun. Eurovision is a huge thing for many people and I know there are plenty of people who want to see it continue to grow and… Read more »

tia
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tia

I want to add one more thing :
Eurovision should not be modern, it should be diverse, fun, even to have
gimmicks. Eurovision will be alive as long it will know how to have fun.

adriana
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adriana

Correct.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I agree with you on diversity (although having 80% of songs being sung in English is not exactly what I call diversity…) I like fun, but quoting Madonna, “sometimes fun is highly overrated”

tia
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tia

And you choose Madonna to say that fun is overrated.
From them all, Madonna is out teacher
about how not to overrate fun.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Well this is what she said and chose precisely her to say that EVEN Madonna says that. I am all in favor of fun. But can we also have more peaceful and sensitive ballads. I for one like both

Denis
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Denis

Yes, fun is fun but even fun can be to much sometimes. A contest that’s only “fun” soon loses steam, that’s what happened last decade. It’s not much to build on.
A perfect ESC should have a mix of fun and serious. Both dance hits as well as slow ballads.
That’s a ESC.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Well said. Couldn’t agree more!

Julian
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Julian

Sweden sliding down but still hugely overrated. Same for Australia and Belgium that have good chances to not even make it to the final.

PietroBello
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PietroBello

THE NETHERLANDS = DARK HORSE ALERT

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Agree

Henry
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Henry

100%

tia
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tia

May be off topic, but do we see a pattern here? Seems that Romania does well with duos male/female.
The duo reminds me of Paula and Ovi (2010) and the staging reminds me of
Romania 2005.
…..I like Croatia so much…..
If Italy will win, it will be because melody and stage presence. Give me a break about lyrics. I know the lyrics and if Italy wants to win, it should hide those stupid/offensive/arrogant lyrics. And they hide them under italian language. Let them that way, don’t speak again about lyrics.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

What’s offensive about calling out Westerners on their wrong and laughable approach to cultures they know nothing about? I think you’re the one who needs his ass cooled down a bit.

tia
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tia

I think all religions are a joke and Dalai Lama is a clown. Nothing against you or Francesco, but East (Asia) is overestimated too.
And I think Italy will win anyway. Great!

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I think it is really too harsh to call the lyrics arrogant or offensive. I think there about the emptiness and superficiality of modern world. I think in one way or another we can all relate to that. 😉

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Also, why is Denmark so high? Are they even going to qualify?

adriana
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adriana

This year looks so unpredictable….Looking foward for Italy rehersal.Hope they have a great stagging.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I bet he won’t change much from the Sanremo staging. Why fix what’s not broken?

adriana
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adriana

I agree with you

M_K
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M_K

I agree that Denmark is way too high… not (only) based on my personal opinion, but on Observation. The song is not very popular in polls or reviews, it has not even charted in Denmark… I don’t really see why so many people put down money for this to push it up in betting odds.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

The gap between Italy and Bulgaria is abysmal, it’ll be a scandal if Italy doesn’t win. Portugal is about to overtake Bulgaria also, talent is prevailing! Odds below 20/1 don’t mean anything anyway, so I guess it’s between 4 countries this year.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Yes I have also noticed that the gap between Bulgaria and Portugal is shrinking. Crazy ?

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

* ! 🙂

tia
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tia

Love Finland, Love Romania, and a Giant like Russia is not in competition.
This is the year of an underdog.
Armenia/Ireland/Hungary/Finland????????????????

Mark Dowd
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Mark Dowd

Ireland……is this a joke??

Héctor
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Héctor

What’s going on with Romania? An annoying song with a messy over-the-top staging. I don’t understand why it’s loved so much…

The same goes to Switzerland, totally overrated by some eurofans. I also think France will flop and end somewhere 18th-24th.

eda
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eda

i agree

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

People like Romania’s song because it’s over the top and not regular at all. It stands out, whether you like it or not.

Battista
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Battista

Romania is high because people love crap music. 😉

Battista
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Battista

Actually if it was still 100% televote, Romania is so bad that it would win. Thankfully we have the juries and they will kill and destroy that horrible mess.

tia
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tia

Juries are not there to be murderers, juries are wrong so many times that they are simply not in the real world, why don’t you try to understand that normal people like what they like, and they are the people that enjoy music after all.

Bart
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Bart

Totally agree

Bart
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Bart

Totally agree with Battista

Bart
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Bart

This was meant to the previous comment sorry

Veronique
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Veronique

Hello there! Juries can kill as they please. Last year they did that with Michal Szpak. Color of your life was a beautiful ballad, sung by a good performer, and they still killed it. So…. maybe they like yodeling. Cheers

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

They do put on a show. Due credit where it is due. Let’s see if it is not too much and be crucified by the jurors.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

This year is very hard to predict. The rehearsals we had so far where great and in both semi’s more then 10 songs deserve to qualify. If Italy has a solid rehearsal they can win but anything can happen, and this is one of the most exiting Eurovisions ever 😀

Aria
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Aria

Yes Russia already exited

Karen Tariutriyeva
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Karen Tariutriyeva

Yes it is a very exciting eurovision, and one of the best contests since 2008!

Harut
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Harut

Switzerland and Poland are really underrated

anonymous91
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anonymous91

Poland i agree

but Switzerland a classy song with a staging like Disney’s Aladdin, uh i hate that staging

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I agree is too much over the top

fikri
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fikri

italy’s odds is really narrow. do i get any profit if i place a bet now?

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

A small one on most sites.

Aria
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Aria

You’ll get a 50% profit on what you bet!! So to recover hugely you need to bet huge!!

Kapow!
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Kapow!

Ridiculously overvalued entry. A tip from a professional bettor: there’s no value in betting Italy with those odds. Personally I wouldn’t place a bet on Italy if it was 20/1. I just can’t see it winning. The perceived “hype” (more local than global) won’t carry into final and there’s 4 underdogs with huge odds that are capable of taking Italy’s throne. The only value bets: Hungary, Finland, Armenia, Portugal.

Adam
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Adam

how is the hype with Italy local? It doesn’t have 100,000,000+ views on youtube, or win OGAE voting all thanks to 60~ million Italians.

There’s a reason it has hype: people actually like it, it’s a good song that makes people happy and feel good. His energy is infectious. People can hate or whatever but they should just stop pretending they don’t know why MANY people like Italy this year.

Marco
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Marco

In the end the thing that matters most is being there and having the amazing opportunity to show your music. Or make nice cooperations like this austrian-swiss-romanian medley https://www.facebook.com/ORF/videos/vb.553577838028208/1435316719854311/?type=2&theater 🙂

anonymous91
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anonymous91

keep up the good work TeamYodel-It, TeamBlackbird 🙂