Israel’s Imri Ziv opened the show with a club banger and France’s Alma brought it home by dancing in front of the Eiffel Tower. And in between them Italy’s Francesco Gabbani danced with a gorilla, Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov sang in a monochrome dreamscape and Romania’s Ilinca & Alex Florea yodelled it out with digitally rendered sheep. But who among them deployed their vocals and visuals the best to win with the juries?

We watched the jury final — which accounts for 50% of the overall score — inside the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. Moments afterwards Chris, Padraig and William sat down to review what went down…

Eurovision 2017: Jury Final review

EUROVISION 2017: GRAND FINAL RUNNING ORDER

  1. Israel
  2. Poland
  3. Belarus
  4. Austria
  5. Armenia
  6. The Netherlands
  7. Moldova
  8. Hungary
  9. Italy
  10. Denmark
  11. Portugal
  12. Azerbaijan
  13. Croatia
  14. Australia
  15. Greece
  16. Spain
  17. Norway
  18. United Kingdom
  19. Cyprus
  20. Romania
  21. Germany
  22. Ukraine
  23. Belgium
  24. Sweden
  25. Bulgaria
  26. France

The jury show, of course, is also a rehearsal for the spokespeople who deliver the points during the live shows, and for the hosts who much communicate with the 42 spokespeople (and their varying levels of English).

Eurovision fans will recognise a number of the presenters, including Sweden’s Melodifestivalen star Wiktoria, seen above.

The voting, which is 100% fictitious and has absolutely no relevance to the actual results, saw the United Kingdom come out on top with the juries…only to finish last in the televote.

Armenia’s Artsvik won the fake televote and was crowned the winner.

Are you excited to watch the grand final tomorrow evening? Who has you saying yay? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Kingdom of Hayastan
Kingdom of Hayastan
3 years ago

Armenians are not Gypsies. Borat is not Armenian but Kazakh. Armenians are not trolls they are a good diaspora. Armenians are Whites and Aryans. Armenia is the mother of Europe. Russians and Ukrainians are Mongols. Israel and Turkey are not Europe. Azerbaijan is Negroid and not Europe.
Armenians are 1st Genocide of 6,5 millions dead. Armenians are 1st Christians. You are all children of King Hayes Hayastan 5000 B.C. See Bible.

Vanessa
Vanessa
3 years ago

Many rumours that Portugal won jury vote. And that’s for sure, Portugal won Best singer and Best melody of the Eurovision, it is confirmed..

Maria
Maria
3 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

There’s only source that said that Portugal won the jury vote and it wasn’t reliable.

Lour
Lour
3 years ago

Portugal deserves to win this year… is in an unbeaten rising..

Tatikka
Tatikka
3 years ago

I can’t see anything preventing Bulgaria’s victory. They have 1) a cute lad that 2) has gained some popularity already and 3) that really can deliver, singing 4) a contemporary pop song 5) fabulously staged. What else you might want? Oh, 6) diaspora support is there, too, as Kristian is half Russian. As to Italy, it has gone too much to the direction of a novelty entry, a thing juries would hate deeply. As to Portugal (my personal favourite for the victory), however artistic and genuine it is, it is not radio friendly pop so some jury members won’t consider… Read more »

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

I was surprised by one thing in your review guys: Before rehearsals, Italy was everywhere! And now I see all three of you root for Bulgaria and Portugal! However, you’ve heard the songs so many times and you’ve seen all the rehearsals! Some thoughts on the results: 1st: we should take into account that Russia is out this year unfortunately. So countries that would vote for Russia will actually root for another act! This makes me assume that Bulgaria will do extremely well! 2nd: Eastern countries don’t have “winning songs” so the contest will most likely come southwest! (Belgium, Portugal,… Read more »

Liam Alan Lindsay
Liam Alan Lindsay
3 years ago

Here’s the thing, either the UK or Portugal will win the jury vote with Bulgaria in around 3-4th in jury vote but seeing as the UK and Portugal don’t really have a diaspora vote as Bulgaria or Romania do it could put an end to them.

I don’t what to see Bulgaria win, it’s to generic to me it sounds like a Lana Del Ray/Shawn Mendes rip off.

I want either UK, Portugal or Romania/Armenia to win.

Please comment

Mars
Mars
3 years ago

Portugal will win… is in an unbeaten rising everywhere.

Ima
Ima
3 years ago

The problem with peripheral countries is that they don´t have the massive bloc vote of the neighbours (Nordic countries, Balkans, central Europe, etc. ) so it is very difficult for countries like Portugal to win the televote.
I hope that everybody that is in love with Salvador’s song, votes as many times as they can 🙂

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

Hilarious parody on the world of Eurovision. A must-watch ? http://www.luckytv.nl/going-on-stage/

Guðrún Karlsdóttir
Guðrún Karlsdóttir
3 years ago

My prediction:
1. Portugal
2. Bulgaria
3. Italy
4. Belgium
5. United Kingdom
6. Romania
7. Sweden
8. Azerbaijan
9. Hungary
10. Armenia

Stefan
3 years ago

Win probability in %, according to odds, averaged and adjusted numbers, as of 12:00 GMT Saturday 29.7 Portugal Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois 27.5 Italy Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma 21.2 Bulgaria Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess 4.4 Belgium Blanche – City Lights 2.7 Sweden Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On 2.4 United Kingdom Lucie Jones – Never Give Up on You 2.2 Romania Ilinca feat. Alex… – Yodel It! 1.4 Croatia Jacques Houdek – My Friend 1.1 Moldova SunStroke Project – Hey, Mamma! 1.2 Armenia Artsvik – Fly With Me 1 France Alma – Requiem 0.9 Netherlands… Read more »

Kris
Kris
3 years ago

Hi guys!! long time no see 🙂

I have a doubt!! why is wiktoria’s name Wiktoria Johansson?? Shouldnt it be Wiktoria Johansdottir?

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3 years ago
Reply to  Kris

She’s Swedish not Icelandic

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Sweden, France or Italy to win

mikespain
mikespain
3 years ago
Reply to  TJ

belgium

Arie
Arie
3 years ago
Reply to  mikespain

portugal

Just Me
Just Me
3 years ago

1. Bulgaria
2. Italy
3. Portugal

Bulgaria has the geographic force and the diaspora.

Just Me
Just Me
3 years ago
Reply to  Just Me

Or they will cancel each other and we will have a surprise winner.

mikespain
mikespain
3 years ago
Reply to  Just Me

voting Bulgaria is voting Russia

so I will definately not vote him

Maria Teresa
Maria Teresa
3 years ago
Reply to  mikespain

Are you stupid or what ?

mikespain
mikespain
3 years ago
Reply to  Maria Teresa

no, I am realistic

he was born there, the russians will do whatever to make him win, even hacking the votes

Marina
Marina
3 years ago
Reply to  mikespain

mikespain: Voting Bulgaria is voting Bulgaria and the best performance of the year. Not voting Bulgaria because Kris was born in Russia is homophobic and stupid, in addition to narrow minded. Making comments like yours is hatefulness and misrepresentation.

And may the best win tonight!

Sektusss
Sektusss
3 years ago
Reply to  Marina

Do you know what homophobic means ? Clearly not so don’t speak about something that you dont know anything about.

Marina
Marina
3 years ago
Reply to  Sektusss

Discriminating on the basis of country, skin color, age, sexual orientation is disgusting. And discrimination against one of these is very close to discrimination agaist the other. Facist and homophobic in its root… The best singer/song should win and the haters including Mikespain should lose. And incidently, there is a lot of anti-semitism as well. How will you feel if there are posts here stating that people should not vote for Blanche, whom you so eagerly lobby for, because she is Jewish? Have you seen the disgusting comments about Jewish people and soup? Well your comment is not that far… Read more »

LightvsDarkness
LightvsDarkness
3 years ago

personal top 10:
1. United Kingdom
2. Azerbaijan
3. Belgium
4. France
5. Bulgaria
6. Armenia
7. Portugal
8. Romania
9. Spain
10. Norway
40. Malta
41. Slovenia
42. Montenegro
43. Estonia

I want someone from my top 6 to win.

DyGh
DyGh
3 years ago

I’m afraid the last 4 perfomances will cancel out the rest. Belgium, Sweden, Bulgaria and as last one France… that’s litterally like 4 out of 6 favourites.
I think one of these will win, since Italy and Portugal are close to eachother in the first half…
Go Blanche! La Belgique attend plus que 30 ans, aujourd’hui peut être TON moment!

Luke
Luke
3 years ago

I think Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria will all cancel each other out and we will get a surprise winner this year
My Top 5 Of Final:
1.UK
2. Portugal
3.Bulgaria
4.Belgium
5. Austria

Amy
Amy
3 years ago

Oh, Wiwibloggs you guys keep changing your mind!
The jury vote will be close but Italy will crush the televote as Il Volo did in 2015.
100 million+ views = Rome 2018!

uncommon opinion
uncommon opinion
3 years ago

Everyone here is switching up between Bulgaria, Portugal and Italy for the number one spot. Though I do agree that they are all very impressive songs, I am LOW-KEY rooting for Romania to take out a surprise victory. Yes, sure, the song’s not for everybody – but it is catchy and memorable AND they have a great position in the running order! Not sure how the juries will score, but the televote could really do it for them (like I said, running order). Romania has the most unusual song in the entire contest and it 100% goes with the theme… Read more »

Gerritjan
Gerritjan
3 years ago

I also love Romania! I’m from The Netherlands and have to say that l’ m proud of og3ne, but Romania makes me all happy and cheetfull!!

Just Me
Just Me
3 years ago

No thanks. I can already see comments like: gypsies and thieves. When we will have a song which is loved by the majority of the people, yes, now no, this one is 50/50. @Gerritjan thanks for you support.

mikespain
mikespain
3 years ago
Reply to  Just Me

what do you think of Burglaria? 😛 hehehe, just joking

Lukewarm
Lukewarm
3 years ago

Would not surprise me if they do well with televote, but I doubt they will be anywhere near top 5 with the juries.

MS
MS
3 years ago

To escfans from Hungery!

You should be so proud this year, and I and my daughter whish you the best of luck! We love it! It’s my daughters favorite and my third best. We don’t understand a word, but we feel it and love your beatiful language.

Good luck Hungary, love from Sweden <3

Kai
Kai
3 years ago

Go Portugal..lets do this
Its your time!!!
Lisbon 2018

MS
MS
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

Yes!
Good luck Portugal! I think Portugal and Belgium are the best this year!
<3 … from Sweden

MS
MS
3 years ago
Reply to  MS

…. And Hungery is third best!

mikespain
mikespain
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

I prefer Brussels 2018

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

I wish people would stop moaning about the juries vs televote, it’s just the way it is and there’s nothing you can do about it.
For the first 42 years we had 100% juries – people moaned about the results.
Then we had 11 years of 100% televoting – people moaned about the results.
Now we have 50:50 and guess what? People moan about the results.
People just like to moan.

Marianne
Marianne
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Sorry, not gonna happen. If the televote winner doesn’t win, I’ll keep on moaning. 🙂

VF
VF
3 years ago
Reply to  Marianne

So you just want the country whose got the biggest diaspora to win every time. RIP music

VF
VF
3 years ago
Reply to  VF

*who’s

Marianne
Marianne
3 years ago
Reply to  VF

Yeah, I guess Finland gained a huge diaspora in 2006 when they won. Diaspora is not enough for a win, it can definitely help get a better position but to win you need something that appeals to a wide range of people. And nowadays also something the juries will go for. It’s not like the results were the same year after year when only the televote was used.

Evan
3 years ago
Reply to  Matt

Well having sex is a basic instinct and moaning goes along with sex.

Lukewarm
Lukewarm
3 years ago

1 Bulgaria
2 Portugal
3 Armenia
4 Italy
5 Norway
6 Belgium
7 Azerbaijan
8 Greece
9 Romania
10 United Kingdom
11 Sweden
12 Cyprus
13 France
14 Netherlands
15 Austria
16 Hungary
17 Croatia
18 Belarus
19 Denmark
20 Moldova
21 Germany
22 Poland
23 Australia
24 Ukraine
25 Israel
26 Spain

Ricb
Ricb
3 years ago

XD guys ESA fans are so funny…when italy was utterly in the lead with the bookies a lot of people were hating on it…now that Portugal has taken over everybody seems to be deeming Portugal as a not deserving winner…it seems nobody wanna root for the favorite XD…anyway Im italian so im keeping my fingers crossed for tonight

Rhingo
Rhingo
3 years ago
Reply to  Ricb

Last time I checked fans are not a single entity. It is normal for everyone to have different tastes and also to hope for success for his/her own country. So far the only strange thing is how some songs get sudden momentum among the fans and others are considered garbage without any obvious criteria. It is strange and beyond me how dancing gorilla was deemed masterpiece or how a song from the 50’s can gather so many loyal fans. It is unbelievable how someone who does not hit a single note correctly go to final and someone with perfect performance… Read more »

Enchanted Lobster
Enchanted Lobster
3 years ago

Winner: Bulgaria or Italy.
2nd or 3rd place: Belgium
I hope Portugal fails to make it into TOP5. I hate the song and the performer is hideous. He looks hobo-ish. Oh, and he has the grossest mannerisms.

Christina
Christina
3 years ago

and i hate italian and bulgarian songs… in 6 months nobody listen that songs… normal normal pop fast food songs.

Maria
Maria
3 years ago
Reply to  Christina

“Fast food song”. It’s pretty clear you haven’t read the lyrics. Also, Salvador – who is known for using that same expression – said that Italy is far from being a fast food song.

Kai
Kai
3 years ago

and i hope you totally fail your stupid prognosis….

Miked
Miked
3 years ago

I think you guys underestimate the power of Blanche’s song and her charm.

Maria
Maria
3 years ago
Reply to  Miked

I think so too. City Lights is unquestionably one of the best songs of this year. She didn’t deliver during the first semi-final, but she noticed that she had a great deal of support from the audience, so hopefully she’ll do well tonight.

mikespain
mikespain
3 years ago
Reply to  Maria

she has my support also

Caz
Caz
3 years ago

My prediction about tonight is not based on personal favorites but I think it can be like this- 1. Bulgaria (the dark horse will win) 2. Italy (he will do a russia from last year this year). 3. Belgium (if she nails the performance) 4. Portugal (maybe switch place with the italian guy, they have the same fans) 5. Sweden (he will be great today) 6. Romania (the yodel is in every peoples heads) 7. Armenia (always a screaming lady from the east in top 10) 8. UK (the girl can actually sing) 9. Hungary (like the “folkmusic thing”) 10.… Read more »

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Prediction:

Italy: 1st, only 1st
Bulgaria: 2-3
Portugal: 2-5
UK: 3-5

Romania, Sweden, Belgium: 4-7
Armenia, France, Hungary: 7-10

Guys, I cannot believe you think that beautiful song from Portugal can win it all in 2017, when Italy is represented by a charismatic artist signing a super addictive tune with an eye-catching choreography featuring even a gorilla!!!! Jury votes, count them in! Televoting votes, haha I dont even have to mention! I can believe that Portugal could possibly go higher than Italy in the jury voting, but Italy will be unbeatable with the televoting!!!

Keep awaiting Italian victorious realness tonite.

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

No, Italy will not do a Russia because it’s not Russia, k? Second, Italy and Portugal don’t have the same fans. Third, Blanche’s vocals are shaky and nervous…you think people like that? Hell no!

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago
Reply to  blondboybc

Sorry, Alex! That comment was for Caz above! My apologies! 🙂

misha
misha
3 years ago
Reply to  blondboybc

Italy and Portugal don’t have the same fans, but I think this is bad for both. It would’ve been better for them to steal fans from one another. But if their fans are divided, that leaves place for a 3rd.
I like Italy and Bulgaria and many others.

Milla
Milla
3 years ago

I agree about Sweden. There are many entries that’s alot better. But we need a bad year as well 🙂 I hope Portugal win to. Good luck to everyone!

MS
MS
3 years ago
Reply to  Milla

Yes, but I don’t think it’s bad whith top 10!
For Robin i think maby 4-7.
Heja Robin, men jag hopps på Portugal eller Belgien!

Milla
Milla
3 years ago
Reply to  MS

Ja heja heja:)) Nej, det är inte dåligt. Men så fort det handlar om Sverige så är en topp 10 placering dåligt anser folk. Vi ska ju helst vara topp 5. Eller t.o.m. topp 3 för att det ska vara bra liksom. Lite jobbigt att det jämt ska vara så skyhöga förväntningar på Sverige.

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Milla

Are you kidding me? Bad year is when you’re around 20 or not qualified. Obsessed fangirls will push swedish song into top10 no matter what.

Milla
Milla
3 years ago
Reply to  Zebb

Well, for Sweden a bad year and song is if we barely make top 10. Or land just within top 10 and not top 5. People always set the standards very high when it comes to Sweden. That’s how it is.

dw
dw
3 years ago
Reply to  Milla

This is what Ireland, UK and Germany used to think.

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Milla

Yes Milla, but that’s for now. Who knows if people may start get bored of kinda very similar style of songs they recieve each year from Sweden. So it’s also up to what can they bring to future contests and what vote for.

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Milla

We will be top 5. Last year no one thought we would do well, especially Swedes themselves. This year we should get top 5 easily with both jury and fan support. We know it has both

wim
wim
3 years ago

My prediction:

1) Belgium
2) Portugal
3) Bulgaria

Mateo
Mateo
3 years ago
Reply to  wim

Belgium winning (assuming she gives a good performance) would be very good for Eurovision. It’s the only song with real international chart potential and could like Euphoria go beyond the Eurovision fans.
Sweden’s Im not sorry did much better in the charts than the songs ending above him. If more songs with chart potential end at the top than that could finally start to bridge the gap between what people listen to on the radio, iTunes etc and what they get to see on the Eurovision stage.

Thomas
Thomas
3 years ago
Reply to  wim

Go Blanche!!!! ??????????

Nickc
Nickc
3 years ago

Portugal will win, but you are totally underestimating Norway guys.

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago

Unlike others on this board and in the ESC bubble, I’d not be so quick to diss Italy. Sure, the act was NEVER going to win the jury vote (enter Portugal, Bulgaria), but I’d argue it’ll fare much better than Russia did last year–quite apparent most juries voted politically to block their win (for obvious reasons).
Francesco’s song/performance–gorilla and all– is radio friendly, approachable, and populist, so it’ll do VERY well in the tele-vote, mark my words. There’s no doubt that Portugal’s act has its merits, but bailing on Mr. Gabbani seems almost illogical–bookies and Wiwi pundits aside. Peace.

Marianne
Marianne
3 years ago
Reply to  blondboybc

I just hope Italy gets enough points from the juries to win if it is the televote winner. It would be so wrong if the juries rob them of their victory again. And I don’t want it to be three years in a row that the televote winner doesn’t win. Less power to the juries! Five people’s taste in music deciding 50% of the result is too much.

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago
Reply to  Marianne

I totally agree with you, Marianne. Even the bookies have Portugal, Italy and Bulgaria neck and neck, so it may come down to the wire until the last of the tele-vote results are given! My favourite has been and remains Italy, with all it’s so-called gimmickry! Forza Italia!!

Arne
Arne
3 years ago
Reply to  blondboybc

Totally agree… All those guys who commenting here are easily hooked… Question to u all: 1. What do you think what has changed since the rehearsals when Italy still was favorit number 1 , in this blog in odds etc..? Everybody new staging! All new it will be simple fun , colourful… whats changed? 2. ESC would be borring if it would be one favorit to win all the way through… think about it 3. You can loose momentum if uour performace is going down with quality or staging , but i would argue this is not the vase atleast… Read more »

Bernhardina
Bernhardina
3 years ago
Reply to  blondboybc

Italy is still in it to win it. I think people just want to root on the underdogs, because it’s more exciting. Not saying Italy will win 100 % but the ESC-fans and Wiwibloggs seem to forget that Italy was the clear favourite for 2 months and for a good reason. Most people watching will be hearing all these songs for the first time and the televote-winner will be Italy, it’s just a question of the jury by this point. And I strongly believe the jury should be removed – their taste have been very questionable recent years.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago
Reply to  Bernhardina

“people just want to root on the underdogs, because it’s more exciting.”

EXACTLY. Also, increases Italian odds 😉

andrew
andrew
3 years ago

Im from uk so hope were in the top 10 then the bbc will finaly relize we have a chance to win and stop blaming politics and make more of a effort to sent great sings to eurovision .

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago
Reply to  andrew

Sorry to burst your bubble, but I heard this kind of talk back in 2014 with Molly–and look where she ended up. Wasn’t a fan then, not a fan now. The UK can do better, that’s a given. Stop outsourcing your music to Danes. LOL!

MS
MS
3 years ago
Reply to  andrew

Good luck from sweden! <3

Rhingo
Rhingo
3 years ago

Definitely Bulgaria!
Never got the hype around Portugal anyway

Essy
Essy
3 years ago
Reply to  Rhingo

I don’t care who of them wins, since both countries deserve it^^ especially because they are not one of those “I qualify every year”-countries like Sweden.

misha
misha
3 years ago
Reply to  Essy

Portugal skipped esc, because their broadcaster wanted to focus on corridas, bull fightings, and this year they came back with a lazy song.
Why should they win?

Mari
Mari
3 years ago
Reply to  misha

Actually, Portugal has skipped last year because its national competition needed to be reformed. In fact, this entry was chosen under a totally different format of the national contest … So don’t be so quick in judging if you don’t know the facts … And bull fighting has been broadcasted with far less publicity than before nowadays and it is only broadcasted because RTP is a public broadcaster and is obliged by nature to do it … additionally, and contrary to other countries, ESC has always been broadcasted, even when Portugal was not participating, even semis…. plus, broadcasters have nothing… Read more »

misha
misha
3 years ago

So is that it ?????
Nobody talks about Italy anymore as winner ?????
ESC fans made Francesco keep the gorilla, keep the language, now for wiwibloggs and for many others, top 2 is Portugal and Bulgaria ???
Poor Francesco, he is abandoned in the last moment.

Arne
Arne
3 years ago
Reply to  misha

It is only in this site be calm .. regular voters will see what is most fun charismatic, etc!
No offence towards Portugal I think he is genius!

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  misha

Relax, step outside this blog’s bubble. You find Francesco has a lot of support still. He won the press voting during jury show. And on YT he has massive support.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  misha

That’s true. He did what the fans asked him to do. Now his fans abandoned him.

Sarah
Sarah
3 years ago

Italy never… people are tired of that fast food song.

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Sarah: “Fast food” songs would be Sweden/Israel/Greec…Italy’s song is far too genius to be labelled that. Done.

Bernhardina
Bernhardina
3 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Most people will be hearing these songs for the first time, so in no way will they think Italy is boring!

Slaytina
Slaytina
3 years ago

I would be happiest person on Earth if Portugal wins (I hate the song but love the idea of Lisbon 2018), but lets get real: Bulgaria will win. And dont forget Kristian is russian in a year Russia does not participate. If you still think Bulgaria is not the winner, well, you are just lying to yourself.

Sarah
Sarah
3 years ago
Reply to  Slaytina

hating Portugal song??? you dont have heart?

Vivien
Vivien
3 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Heart is only with love song and love crying? I think just the opposite! Cleverness and social irony makes my heart bump more!

Erdbeere
3 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

We have a heart but we also have ears and different taste in Music. Please respect that..

Nikos
Nikos
3 years ago

Ahhh this is so hard! But guessing is fun lol 1 Portugal, 2 Bulgaria, 3 Italy, 4 Sweden, 5 France, 6 Armenia, 7 UK, 8 Moldova, 9 Azerbaijan, 10 Belarus, 11 Belgium, 12 Greece 13 Romania, 14 Ukraine, 15 Poland, 16 Hungary, 17 Netherlands, 18 Austria 19 Croatia, 20 Cyprus, 21 Israel, 22 Denmark, 23 Norway, 24 Germany 25 Australia, 26 Spain I think Belgium, Sweden, Bulgaria, France all are strong at the end, but I can’t see all 4 in the top 10. I have a weird feeling that Ukraine will do better than people are expecting and that… Read more »

kvira
kvira
3 years ago

My prediction:

1. Portugal
2. Italy
3. Bulgaria
4. Belgium
5. Romania
6. Sweden
7. France
8. Armenia
9. The Netherlands
10. Moldova

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago

So does this mean that they’re gonna use the same point system last year? Spokesperson gives Jury 12 points and then televotes gets announced later

Sarah
Sarah
3 years ago

yes, exactely the same… i dont understad why they dont give the points from each country in televote. they should do it.

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Visually it has been changed to avoid of showing neighbour voting for every year from lots of countries. So both plus and minus of system. Minus is when sometimes juries are pretty much disagree with public, public gonna hate. That was happening before but wasn’t revealed due to calculation.

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

Portugal: the song is not the original or interesting, simple voice, a expression is an absolute nightmare.

Sarah
Sarah
3 years ago
Reply to  Tom

is only the best melody in many many years in eurovision.

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago

AUS 4 UK

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago

??????

Danpito
Danpito
3 years ago

2017 N.K. AWARD

The N.K. Award is an annual award (created by Venetian artist D.S.K.) for the most experimental, avant garde and original outfit in the Eurovision Song Contest.

It is named after Nina Kraljic, who represented Croatia in the 2016 contest.

Jury: me & my cat

Stay tuned!

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
3 years ago
Reply to  Danpito

Croatia, Czechia, Iceland, Latvia were my first thoughts. Perhaps Georgia? Azerbaijan?
My bet is on Croatia.

VF
VF
3 years ago

I just hope Salvador doesn’t have a heart attack or something after winning.

Plusihe
Plusihe
3 years ago
Reply to  VF

I hope he will have heart attack during final and will die a horrible death.

VF
VF
3 years ago

Just think how cool it would be Lisbon 2018 instead of frikin Sofia 2018 .___.

Niki
Niki
3 years ago
Reply to  VF

When was the last time you visited Sofia? Oh, yes… never, I guess! There is something “frisking” around here indeed and it’s definitely not Sofia, but your comment.

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  VF

Evencooler with Rome or Milan 2018.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPERRRRR

Hada
Hada
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo

YEAH YEAH, YEAH YEAH, YEAH YEAH

Jo
Jo
3 years ago
Reply to  Hada

so many pearls lost… I still think that “In too deep” is the worst name for a song representing a country ever given.

helen
helen
3 years ago

?Y TOP 4 PREDICTION :
1.PORTUGAL
2.BULGARIA
3.ITALY
4.SWEDEN

Americanvision
Americanvision
3 years ago

If Portugal wins, please get Bernardo and Chris’ reactions! I have a feeling that Bernardo will be overcome with emotion while poor Chris will continue to sulk about it.

Regardless of what happens, glad season is coming to an end! This season was full of drama, from national finals to Russia to the whole organization of the event. Wherever 2018 ends up, let see hope it’s smooth sailing.

Niki
Niki
3 years ago
Reply to  Americanvision

Kristian’s career has hardly started! And yet he’s where he is – up there in the lights of the big stage, with outstanding voice and charisma. And even more… from here he’ll keep going only upwards and onwards. Hardly anything to be sulking about, really.
I’m sure that a little bit more respect to your fav’s main competition will be appreciated. That is the least you owe him. Regards.

Americanvision
Americanvision
3 years ago
Reply to  Niki

I’m talking about Wiwi’s Chris, not Kristian.

Niki
Niki
3 years ago
Reply to  Americanvision

I hope you’ll accept my apologies! I obviously misunderstood you. 😉

Ariana
Ariana
3 years ago

Bulgaria is definitely a threat. People were screaming and applauding him during the jury final.

Jana
Jana
3 years ago
Reply to  Ariana

People also did that to Italy, Portugal and Moldova