They stormed to victory during Monday’s Spanish final. And now Alfred & Amaia are your favourite Eurovision 2018 act so far.

Of the 9,494 votes cast in total, the “Tu canción” duo picked up 3,260 (34.34%) — an impressive haul given that the combined total for all acts in our previous poll was 3,747.

Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción”

Despite an eleventh hour surge in support, 2018’s first poll topper Eugent Bushpepa must make do with the runner-up spot. Nonetheless, the Albanian singer increased his tally week-on-week, with “Mall” securing 2,413 votes (25.42%). That compares to 1,957 last time.

Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall”

French duo Madame Monsieur also saw a rise in popularity, even if their third place finish is one spot lower than before. “Mercy” garnered 2,321 votes (24.45%), up from 1,790.

France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy”

Last, but by no means least, it’s the Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef. His saucy number “Lie To Me” seduced 1,500 of you into voting for him (15.79% of all votes cast).

Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me”

Your Eurovision favourites on 3 Februray (4 acts)

  1. Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción” 34.34% (3,260 votes)
  2. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 25.42% (2,413 votes)
  3. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 24.45% (2,321 votes)
  4. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me” 15.79% (1,500 votes)

Total Votes: 9,494

Thankfully, this isn’t a battle royale. Our quartet will return to the ring once again when we relaunch the poll on Sunday. They’ll be joined by two new adversaries in the shape of the winners from the Maltese and Swiss national selections.

What do you think of the current standings? Does Spain deserve to be at number one? And can it hold on to the top spot now that the competition is picking up pace? Who’s your Eurovision favourite? Let us know below.

Previous Favourites

Your Eurovision favourites on 29 January (2 acts)

  1. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 52.23% (1,957 votes)
  2. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 47.77% (1,790 votes)

Total Votes: 3,747

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Klow vandam
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Klow vandam

RTVE tried very hard this year and they’ll certainly pay money to EBU for a top 10 at least. Just like Sweden payed last year to reach top 5.

Klow vandam
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Klow vandam

Spain is my last. Ballad done wrong.

Rocio
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Rocio

Buenas tardes. Soy española y acabo de entrar en esta página. Estoy alucinando con el odio que tenéis a los españoles. Me siento ofendida realmente. ¿El moderador del grupo no tiene nada que decir? Os podrá gustar más o menos la canción, pero ¡que odio más aberrante hacia nosotros! De verdad, os invito a una reflexión. El festival es para pasarlo bien, un acto cultural, pero no para que haya odio entre países. Por favor, un poco de sentido común. Que tengáis un buen día.

GermanQR
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GermanQR

Yo soy español y esto es falso, ridículo, cero puntos. Hay muchísimo talento musical en España pero una y otra y otra vez enviamos BASURA. Y esto es basura. Ya ganaremos cuando se tercie, pero dejemos de hacer el ridículo.

Grumble
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Grumble

I want Spain to do well at Eurovision so badly but it KILLS me to see them go for diabetes-inducing sugar ballads every single friggin time. Have they learnt NOTHING from the success of Despacito?!
The world loves reggaeton and doesn’t care if it’s in Spanish or in English, meaning Spain is the perfect country to bring that genre to the Euro stage. Something like “Lo malo” (with a better singer than Ana Guerra, admittedly) would take the continent by storm, but NO once again we’re stuck with sugary crap. It will be a deserved 19th place for them this year.

ale
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ale

France is my fave tbh Spain I don’t like that much.

Héctor
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Héctor

Interestingly, this is also my top 4.

Hmm
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Hmm

If people are voting for their own country then Albania should not be competing with Spain or France since they are multiple times bigger. So I guess people either really like Eugent, his song, or his fans are very dedicated.

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

No no no! I am probably in the minority here, but the performance of the Spanish duo is ultra cheesy, coming off unnatural and nauseating, I just can’t get over it… Listening to thr song without watching the performance – much better, but still not my cup of tea, sorry…

And I must say, I love Spanish ballads at Eurovision. Pastora and Ruth are two of my all time favs in Eurovision, but thry are in a completely different league!

For me: 1. FRANCE; 2. Albania; 3. Czech Republic; 4. Spain

AngieP
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AngieP

Totally agree! Same top 4 for me!

Shikey
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Shikey

You’re not in the minority. Check their official video, most comments are from spanish people, im not counting the ones in english where spaniards pretend to be foreigners. It will flop.

Stan
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Stan

i wouldn’t be surprised if in the final, the result would be completely the opposite… If Albania qualifies….

Rory
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Rory

I just wanted to say the same. LOL

Pasadena
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Pasadena

How I wish Spain will will this year. 10/10 for me. Greetings from Sweden.

Shikey
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Shikey

hahahaha spanish people are way too funny.

Esc Vegi
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Esc Vegi

Sorry I liked Manels Song last year more then this “Love” Song this year.

Juangaditano
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Juangaditano

Yo solo quisiera decir una cosa que trasciende el mundo de la música, y dejar esto sentado y las polémicas aparte. Lo que está claro que por desgracia, es el gran rechazo y odio hacia España como país que se puede dejar ver en todos los comentarios , a mi país solo se le utiliza para aprovechar el buen sol, sus buenas playas, los bajos precios…. en esos casos cuando la gente se encuentra en mi país al que adoro, España es maravillosa , en cuanto a abandonan la frontera, mi país se convierte en lo peor. Me parece vergonzoso… Read more »

huh
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huh

Why are you so angry against east-Europe, I’m from east and I understand your language without translation because I like Spain. The overestimated here is Sweden with John Lundvik ballad that is so praised even tho is worst than Omar-Slovenia 2017. Melodifestivalen can have a horse farting and people will still gather to smell the so called ”perfume”.

Juangaditano
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Juangaditano

El enojo no es con Europa del Este sigue con el sistema de votación y sobre todo con la gente que no respeta a las personas, una cosa es criticar una canción, eso es lógico, y otra cosa es hablar mal de un país y de toda su gente y eso es muy habitual en este foro con respecto a España

Luks
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Luks

English, please!!!!

Stan
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Stan

knowledge of foreign languages is limited in Spain, a bit like in the UK

Juangaditano
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Juangaditano

I can write perfectly in English, but some of you can also make an effort to understand the Spanish language spoken by millions of people.

Juangaditano
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Juangaditano

I can write perfectly in English, but also some of you could make the effort to understand the Spanish language spoken by millions of people.

Yerevan is calling
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Yerevan is calling

France>Czech>Albania>Spain

Vote for your own country guys as much you want. May is coming 🙂

Cedric
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Cedric

As always, the Spanish fans are the only ones who like the Spanish entry xD

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

I’m not spanish and I voted for Spain and France. Love both of the songs.

Shikey
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Shikey

chico lol i bet you’re not spanish…*irony*

mhhh
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mhhh

Again and again, Albania was in the last place everytime since the beginning of the poll and of course the last day, they ruin the vote.. That’s stupid

Stephanie
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Eugent puts a link to the poll up on his social media pages, that’s how his fans are voting in big numbers. It’s weird that France has been in the lead early in the first two polls, then some massive fan group takes over and pushes it down

Nickfan
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Nickfan

Albania was last yesterday in the poll and now a few hours before the end of the vote had lots of new votes!
The top was : 1. Spain 2. France 3. Czech Republic 4. Albania.
And now : 1. Spain 2. Albania 3. France 4. Czech Republic ^^
Even if these 4 songs are great, the polls are very funny because they change all the time and are not representative of a wider trend.

Luks
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Luks

spain – love, love, love – peace .. 😀 – it’s nasty and annoying 😛

Nicko
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Nicko

Well I disagree. My top 4:

1) France
2) Spain
3) Czechia
4) Albania

Luks
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Luks

1 Czech Republic
2. France
3. Albania
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44. Spain

EurovisionUK
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EurovisionUK

Well for some reason everyone thinks that all of Spain’s votes came from Spanish people. I’m from the uk with no Spanish roots but I voted them because I think their the best at the moment

pls
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pls

from the place where english is from and can’t spell ‘they’re’ -_-

Thespb01
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Thespb01

Lol, Spanish fans be crazy.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

If I remember correctly, I voted for Spain and Czech Republic
Spain’s song is very good with 2 great singers who deliver true love while creating a touching full of love atmosphere
From Israel, not Spain 😉

Shikey
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Shikey

It’s not true love. True love requires time, not some weeks being stuck inside a tv show.

I also doubt you’re from israel with that name moreno, but i dont care, cuz spanish people are crazy-

Shikey
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Shikey

It’s not true love. True love requires time, not some weeks being stuck inside something like OT and have not experienced real life together.

I also doubt you’re from israel with that name, but i dont care, cuz spanish people are cray cray-

kitty
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kitty

1? for gods sake.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Whatever helps the Spaniards sleep at night lol

Piolin
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Piolin

People like you are those who make this such a lovely forum!!!

NickC
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NickC

I think Spain will do well, there is certainly a group of voters (and possibly jurors) who will be pleased with the raw emotion the song (rather the duo of singers) gives, but I simply do not see it winning.

France is my favorite by far, then Spain, then Albania then Czech Rep. Having said that, I think we are off to a very good start- there are no ‘bad songs’ yet.I hope Daniela Cassar or Christebelle wins in Malta tonight, because if Brooke wins, it will be the first ‘eww’ song of the year for me.

TJ
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TJ

Just a reminder… Who was once the leader of this poll for months? Yes Nicky Byrne. ROFL!

portopedreiro
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portopedreiro

My favorite is the one from Albania!”! Czechia has a fun jam that might work if he can sing live. Secondly…It is funny how OT fans from Spain, dislike being compared to Sobral and insult him and try to divide us by comparing with Jamala. These 2 brought music back, yes salvador was a special case because even though he was sick he didnt have to shout high notes or sing a political song in english. I dont even consider 1944 a ballad, it had a modern beat in it. Anyway, that’s why some people mention him you idiotic espanoles.… Read more »

portopedreiro
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portopedreiro

Oh correction: these 2 did not bring music back, they brought a different musical, meaningful direction to ESC, and gave them a victory, specially to jazz.

Pp

Hazar
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My top 4:
1 Albania
2. Czech Republic
3. France
4. Spain

Robert
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Robert

Should be the other way around really..

langki
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langki

LMAO other countries will eat Spain alive and im living for that.

Bam Bam
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Bam Bam

Am I a bad person if I don’t like the lyrics of French song? To use a baby story is a new low, is like Ira Losco caressing her unborn baby. ”Love love peace peace” could not predict that. Gone are the days when it was enough to rip your shirt off like Dima Bilan, now it’s an upgrade.

Alex
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Alex

Uh, bringing attention to the tragic situation of refugees is in no sense a “new low.”

West
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West

Unfortunately, when it comes to refugees, it’s a very controversial topic. I can’t talk about situation in other countries, but if you just mention them in Czech Republic, many people start seeing red. It’s sad, but true. 🙁

Aegeus
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Aegeus

You are right, rich countries don’t understand that refugees will destroy EU countries that are not rich enough, and barely can take care of their own citizens. Even rich countries, why do they think they are so rich after all, do they have UNlimited resources?

Azaad
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Azaad

That’s why quotas exist- poorer EU countries don’t have to take as many refugees as richer ones. It’s just a shame that a lot of governments are unapologetically racist.

Currikitaum
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Currikitaum

It’s seems just right that you’re named after the sea that has killed so much people. Go back to your cave, you xenophobic moron.

About “Mercy” lyrics: Eurovision seems like the perfect place to give voice to those who can’t speak. I’m just not excited about the NF staging. Too many white faces smiling when talking about a drama that takes its toll on mainly non-white people.

Joe
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Joe

Can’t I like them all? I think they all deserve a spot on the right at the moment. I need more entries to be released/selected to make more of a judgment call.

(All I know is that if La Forza goes through its my current #1, no question)

eric
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eric

I wasn’t expecting France to be under Albania, because I’ve noticed in the comments from that article, that many fans of Mercy from all Europe, really want to defeat Albania, only because they suspected in the first poll (with only two countries) Albania won just with the votes of intolerant people that hate Mercy’s message. It seems that Albania was still above France.

Kris
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Kris

Again like the first poll….,75% of Albanian votes came in in the last 24 hrs.

Polman
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Polman

France is under Albania because Albanian came vote massively in the last day of the poll. But during the whole week, France was at the second place and sometimes first (spanish eurofans also massively vote) and Albania was in a strong last place

Kaz
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Kaz

My list would go as follows (by the way this is only the song with staging, live performances and possible revamps scores may change):
1. FRANCE (9/10)
2. CZECHIA (8/10)
3. ALBANIA (7.5/10)
4. SPAIN (6/10)

Rufio Feelwix
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Rufio Feelwix

It’s hard to judge Albania when they have a 4.5 minute song. France, in my opinion, is the cream of the crop thus far. She’s got the look and the edge. Albania could challenge France when their song is edited.

Czech Republic’s song has no climax and Mikolas seems like an insufferable person.

Maclaren
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Maclaren

I did not even notice this vote. When exactly did it happen? Of course I respect other poeople’s point of view but… this Spanish duo on the top does not makes sense to me at all unless… there are commercial interests involved

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Spaniards are finally proud of their entry. They can be one of the psychotic ESC fans ever, specially if it’s an entry they like. Just imagine if Mirela was sent to Kyiv.

Lolita
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Lolita

I certainly dont like that cocky side…i’d understand if they were sweden but ffs. I even saw them bashing other contestants to elevate their own. You can be proud without acting like that.

Denise Bring
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Denise Bring

Bad sign for French if they are in last two acts already

Mako
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Mako

Gosh, this is just a poll ma’am ! France will score well in Lisbon. Frenchies have an other good song this year

mhhhop
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mhhhop

Its just a poll and the poll was skewed by spanish and albanian eurofans who massively vote for their countries while french and czech republic eurofans didnt do that 🙂

Alex
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Alex

#3 and #4 are my #1 and #2. Spain’s song is really underwhelming

EscAU
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EscAU

lol san marino’s 1in360 youtube channel got deleted because former contestants filed copyright claims to the videos

?im
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?im

Valentina monetta probably deleted it to take revenge

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

No way! That’s just terrible.

Frédéric
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Frédéric

If i was asked which of the four was the most frenetic ESC-Country, this poll would exactly be my answer. Great fans indeed, but going by the actual songs my list would be FRA/ALB/ESP/CSR.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

do it for your lover

Polyna
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Polyna

do it for your lover

Denise Bring
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Denise Bring

clap your hands

Kaz
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Kaz

And do it for your lover

Jo
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Jo

Lmao.

Juka
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Juka

MADAM MONSIEUR PLEASE. TELL ME I’M NOT ALONEEEEEEEEEEE

Denise Bring
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Denise Bring

you are

Mako
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Mako

You’re not

Kaz
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Kaz

No they’re my favourite too. Geez Bring Denise is salty

KYLLITO
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KYLLITO

Albania is first for me, what we have to be careful about when voting is that Albania’s song is going to change where the other three right now (and more to come) are already at three minutes. Albania had to cut their song down by a third which can be challenging since it is a slow to build type of song. Here’s hoping for the best for Albania that they get it right. I think they will since Eugent has so much experience behind him.

Lolita
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Lolita

Spanish fans, ofc…so annoying. Even in their youtube video most comments are from spaniards. Either way i dont take these polls or hypes seriously. Can’t wait to hear other songs.

Martin Månsson
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Martin Månsson

So basically. Hypothetically… Spain would never be able to win because somehow there’s this “law” that noone but Spanish people are able to enjoy their entry. That’s it isn’t it? If you are born in another country but spain you’re automatically unable to enjoy a song that has passed through their national competition. I really like Tu Canción, and somehow I’m not a Spaniard. I’m actually a person from the land of “modern trash radio pop music” (Sweden), and I would be devastated if Tu Canción ends up on the right side of the scoreboard. I know that a Spanish… Read more »

Marcelo
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Marcelo

A site in the right side of the board, probably. The hype for “Tu canción” is too much, comparing it to “Amar pelos dois” really? The song is nice, tho.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

spain is too much optimist comparing with portugal

Lolita
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Lolita

In fact, after watching eurovision all these years the spanish should know how unpredictable it can get and be more humble. Thankfully, we live in a free continent so they can act as they wish. But watch them all get angry and complain if they get a bad result, smh.

Lolita
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Lolita

Martin, Can you read? Because i didnt say that, those are your own words. Check how other countries are behaving. France, Czech Republic, for example. The spanish do this every year and then get disappointed, that’s my point. Im not saying they cant do it, so not sure where you got that idea. I just said it was annoying. I wont even mention the spaniards that pretend to be foreigners and compliment their own song. They deserve to be in top 5? you have not WATCHED their live performance in the Arena and you’re already saying that they deserve this… Read more »

Kris
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Kris

So you guys stopped the poll early so that random fan votes from Albania don’t change the placings too much?

Denise Bring
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Denise Bring

SCANDAL!!!!!!!!!

mad-professor
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mad-professor

Do we have to go through this every year with the Spanish fans? It gets tiring after a while.

Polyna
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Polyna

Not every year, last year they were too busy flinging sh*t at poor Manel to vote in any polls.

Lolita
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Lolita

You can see for yourself. They would downvote every video of Manel, it eventually got more downvotes than upvotes.

Polyna
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Polyna

Well, they didn’t downvote video of his performance in Ukraine’s NF, AFAIK, but who in their right mind would downvote a video where Jamala acted SOOOOOOOO adorably?

Tho Jamala had her own problems with all those salty Russians…

Rory
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Rory

My point exactly. LOL

Sometimes, I don’t wanna be involved in whatever pre-ESC just because of these “fans”.

Polyna
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Polyna

Shqiptars put the good fight, but not even the whole Albanian diaspora can win against Spanish psychotic fans. But in the real battle Spaniards won’t be able to vote for their own country while Albanians abroad won’t have problem with voting for Albania…

Jaky Sieras
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Jaky Sieras

Hi. Spanish from UK. I won’t be able to vote my country?

Lolita
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Lolita

You will, but it wont be enough, sweetheart.

Jaky Sieras
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Jaky Sieras

Same with all diaspora votes, sweetheart

Lolita
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Lolita

Well, the difference is most countries have sent better songs than yours. I don’t wish you badly, but that sort of attitude and hype has never taken you far. Good luck.

Rory
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Rory

God Lolita, LOVE your reply.

Lolita
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Lolita

Cheers 🙂

Polyna
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Polyna

For every Spaniard not in Spain there are at least 2137 Albanians not living in Albania, so…

yo
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yo

Albanians abroad were a great help for Lindita and Elhaida for sure

Lolita
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Lolita

Polyna, It reminds me of all the hype concerning Italy last year. But you’re right, the sooner they realise that the better. But let them enjoy while they can.

Polyna
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Polyna

Oh, at least Italy still got to the 6th place in the actual contest. And last time Spaniards were jizzing over their own entry, said entry ended in the bottom five. And weren’t they also “yassss, slaiii qveeen” about Edurne? Yeah…

But Italy’s song last year was *good*, even after their destructive recut, meanwhile “Tu canción” isn’t just fast food music, it’s the British kebab stand music.

Lolita
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Lolita

True, my point was that this sort of hype isnt good. I was expecting italy to achieve top 3.

Not only Edurne but also Barei, you’re right. We havent even heard the other songs…many things can and will change.

Polyna
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Polyna

> I was expecting italy to achieve top 3.

I also was… till I heard the recut. I think it’s a miracle that version so repetitive got that high.

Marc
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Marc

You can’t compare Edurne with Tu Cancion.
Amanecer flopped so hard here, nobody cared but fans.
Tu Cancion is getting a Gold certificate in just one or two weeks which is huge (currently #1on Itunes and #2 on Spotify.. over 200.000 streams/day.
Alfred and Amaia have a whole country behind them. People don’t care about the result, Spaniards are just proud for the first time.

Briniclo
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Briniclo

Ehhh It flopped because her live and staging was not good. The same can happen to Tu cancíon, specially if you look at Alfred.

I read that Lo Malo is doing better than Tu cancion, it’s 11# in the 50 most viral list, GLOBALLY in Spotify and is the only song that has gone viral.

I doubt they dont care about the result but i’m glad everyone is proud. I find the song lovely tho

Polyna Gagarina
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Polyna Gagarina

Hey!!! Spanish, erasmus in Italy!!! Amaia and Alfred will have my vote!

Joe
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Joe

I can’t vote since I’m American but I’ll tell my friends in the UK, Israel, and Russia to send some votes Spain’s way.

Klow vandam
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Klow vandam

Joe, that’s awful. I’d be so annoyed if i had a friend like you.

Adam
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Adam

Mikolas is the best!!!