Ermal Meta Fabrizio Moro Eurovision 2018 Italy Sanremo

National final season is almost at an end. But before things wrap up over the next couple of days, we can reveal that Italy’s Ermal Meta & Farbizio Moro are still your favourite Eurovision 2018 act so far.

After counting 29,006 votes, the “Non mi avete fatto niente” duo emerged as poll toppers for the fourth consecutive time. The pair garnered an impressive 2,230 votes.

ITALY: ERMAL META & FABRIZIO MORO “NON MI AVETE FATTO NIENTE”

However, for much of the voting period it looked like the Sanremo winners were on the verge of being dethroned. For coming in a very close second is Portugal’s Cláudia Pascoal with “O Jardim”. Attracting a total of 2,083 votes, the Iberian songstress actually led the poll for much of Wednesday and Thursday.

PORTUGAL: CLÁUDIA PASCOAL “O JARDIM”

Ukraine’s Mélovin rounds out the top three. A tally of 1,953 votes was enough to see the “Under The Ladder” singer climb up from fourth place in the previous poll.

UKRAINE: MÉLOVIN “UNDER THE LADDER”

After several weeks in either the top or second spot, Spain’s Alfred & Amaia tumble down to fourth. “Tu canción” weaved its spell over 1,819 voters.

The top five is completed by yet another newcomer, Finland’s Saara Aalto. She picked up 1,742 votes for “Monsters”.

FINLAND: SAARA AALTO “MONSTERS”

Entries from Belgium, France, Estonia, Greece and Cyprus make up the rest of the top ten. Poland and the Czech Republic occupy the 11th and 12th positions. No other acts passed the 1,000 vote threshold.

At the other end of the rankings, we find Montenegro yet again. The Balkan nation could only manage a measly 95 votes. Iceland did marginally better, picking up 109 votes.

Your Eurovision favourites on 9 March (32 acts)

  1. Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro “Non mi avete fatto niente” 7.69% (2,230 votes)
  2. Portugal: Cláudia Pascoal “O Jardim” 7.18% (2,083 votes)
  3. Ukraine: Mélovin “Under The Ladder” 6.73% (1,953 votes)
  4. Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción” 6.27% (1,819 votes)
  5. Finland: Saara Aalto “Monsters” 6.01% (1,742 votes)
  6. Belgium: SENNEK “A Matter of Time” 5.77% (1,674 votes)
  7. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 5.48% (1,590 votes)
  8. Estonia: Elina Nechayeva “La Forza” 4.89% (1,417 votes)
  9. Greece: Yianna Terzi “Oniro Mou” 4.7% (1,364 votes)
  10. Cyprus: Eleni Foureira “Fuego” 4.5% (1,306 votes)
  11. Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer “Light Me Up” 4.48% (1,300 votes)
  12. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me” 3.83% (1,111 votes)
  13. The Netherlands: Waylon “Outlaw in ‘Em” 3.21% (931 votes)
  14. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 2.93% (849 votes)
  15. Denmark: Rasmussen “Higher Ground” 2.53% (735 votes)
  16. Germany: Michael Schulte “You Let Me Walk Alone” 2.46% (714 votes)
  17. Belarus: Alekseev “Forever” 2.44% (708 votes)
  18. Croatia: Franka Batelic “Crazy” 2.34% (679 votes)
  19. Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan “Qami” 2.19% (634 votes)
  20. Switzerland: Zibbz “Stones” 1.63% (473 votes)
  21. Slovenia: Lea Sirk “Hvala, ne!” 1.51% (438 votes)
  22. Hungary: AWS “Viszlát nyár” 1.5% (436 votes)
  23. Latvia: Laura Rizzotto “Funny Girl” 1.5% (436 votes)
  24. Romania: The Humans “Goodbye” 1.5% (434 votes)
  25. United Kingdom: SuRie “Storm” 1.42% (413 votes)
  26. Azerbaijan: Aisel “X My Heart” 1.24% (361 votes)
  27. Malta: Christabelle “Taboo” 1.21% (350 votes)
  28. Serbia: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika “Nova deca” 1.08% (312 votes)
  29. Moldova: DoReDos “My Lucky Day” 0.54% (157 votes)
  30. San Marino: Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening “Who We Are” 0.53% (153 votes)
  31. Iceland: Ari Ólafsson “Our Choice” 0.38% (109 votes)
  32. Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovi? “Inje” 0.33% (95 votes)

Total Votes: 29,006

Note: The poll took place before Australia’s official release on Thursday.

What do you think of the current standings? Does Italy deserve to be number one? Can they hold on to the top spot once all the new songs enter the race? Who’s your Eurovision favourite? Let us know below.

Previous Favourites

Your Eurovision favourites on 2 March (21 acts)

  1. Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro “Non mi avete fatto niente” 17.88% (3,796 votes)
  2. Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción” 10.39% (2,206 votes)
  3. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 8.49% (1,803 votes)
  4. Ukraine: Mélovin “Under The Ladder” 7.44% (1,580 votes)
  5. Greece: Yianna Terzi “Óneiró mou” 7.14% (1,516 votes)

Your Eurovision favourites on 20 February (12 acts)

  1. Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro “Non mi avete fatto niente” 24.18% (3,559 votes)
  2. Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción” 19.31% (2,842 votes)
  3. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 11.35% (1,671 votes)
  4. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 9.61% (1,415 votes)
  5. Greece: Yianna Terzi “Óneiró mou” 9.18% (1,352 votes)

Total Votes: 14,721

Your Eurovision favourites on 16 February (9 acts)

  1. Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro “Non mi avete fatto niente” 25.91% (2,922 votes)
  2. Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción” 17.74% (2,000 votes)
  3. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 14.64% (1,651 votes)
  4. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 10.39% (1,172 votes)
  5. Denmark: Rasmussen “Higher Ground” 8.81% (993 votes)

Total Votes: 11,277

Your Eurovision favourites on 10 February (7 acts)

  1. Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción” 26.43% (1,473 votes)
  2. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 22.66% (1,263 votes)
  3. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me” 13.2% (736 votes)
  4. United Kingdom: SuRie “Storm” 11.3% (630 votes)
  5. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 9.53% (531 votes)

Total Votes: 5,574

Your Eurovision favourites on 7 February (6 acts)

  1. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” 25.26% (1,981 votes)
  2. Spain: Alfred & Amaia “Tu canción” 24.49% (1,920 votes)
  3. France: Madame Monsieur “Mercy” 20.46% (1,604 votes)
  4. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me” 11.59% (909 votes)
  5. Switzerland: Zibbz “Stones” 9.22% (723 votes)

Total Votes: 7,841

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

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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Hanko

Italys song doesn’t quite get to me. I like it, but the tempo is so fast, it’s easy to miss most of the song. Kind of an “in from one ear, out the other” type of song. I’ll have to listen to it few more times, perhaps it’ll start growing on me.

So far I’ve only heard about one third of all the songs in this years ESC, but there are few songs that I keep getting back to: the songs of Belgium, France, Greece and Estonia. Can’t say I have a clear favorite yet.

Outtawhack
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Outtawhack

Italy’s song is the worst song released so far. Boring, repetitive music, yelling, rather than singing, and cheesy lyrics. They were smart to keep the song in Italian or we would hear lyrics that would make Iceland blush. So, so bad.

Effepy
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Effepy

The pool is clearly “rigged” by Ermal Meta’s fanbase but the song “Non mi avete fatto niente” is beautiful and you’ll see how strong Fabrizio and Ermal are on stage

Jo
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Jo

I’m Italian and I didn’t vote for us. I hope we flop btw.

Lala
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Lala

I’m from Poland, I apologize for bad English) I like the song of Italy, there is no commerce, and the song sounds beautiful. But I do not like the song of Portugal (sorry), the second place should be in Estonia or France. If Ukraine takes the third place, I can agree, his song is weak (I can forgive him, the guy does not have a producer and money for quality), but he has charisma and character, many participants do not have this. Or I did not see it. Spain. Sorry, I do not have emotions from this song. I do… Read more »

Anna
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Anna

Your English is great though!

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Thank you so much from Germany <3

Kevin
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Kevin

Im waiting for the revamped version of Melovin’ song and with better pronunciation, as they promised to fix it, then i could tell he is my favorite for now…also i enjoy listen Belguim and Portugal…very nice

Bakoun
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Bakoun

France will win, mark my words.

sunny
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sunny

I hope so! in my opinion, it’s the most inspired and clever song, and the only one that made me cry! I also like Italy’s, Belgium’s and Denmark’s.

Did027
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Did027

France official video

https://youtu.be/6ft3_DOajNY

Alfred5
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Alfred5

Greece is both epic and atmospheric …it can win Eurovision !

It transcends time in some mystical , atavistic way and communes with the Classic Greeks ..it is dark, mysterious , nostalgic , haunting , but most importantly it is a patriotic love song to Greece from her long suffering people !
It’s more than just a song ; it’s something much bigger than that and that’s why it can win !
GREECE and FRANCE are this years major contenders because they are both more than ”mere music”!

Ay Jo
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Ay Jo

The poll is rigged by Italians?!
This song cannot be near to TOP 5. (Even top 10)

MirkoJoshua
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MirkoJoshua

Trust me, Italians don’t even care about ESC, they probably don’t even know Non mi avete fatto niente is going to represent Italy, they only know that it won Sanremo and that’s it for them. Italy is too overrated every year and I don’t really understand why. So no, the poll is not rigged by Italians, only by tasteless people.

Ay Jo
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Ay Jo

Firstly, neither you nor me know if the poll is rigged and even by whom and which nationalities. Question and exclamation marks in my comment show that I was not sure.
Secondly, if all italians do not care about Eurovision then they would not participate in the contest at all.
It is obvious there are italians who are interested in the contest in different levels. So generalisation does not bring accuracy.

Michaela
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Michaela

It’s rigged by Ermal’s fanbase on Twitter.

pammy
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pammy

the eurofans are the news spanish, or polish or turkish, and this incredibile because since 10 years ago only 300 people in Italy have see eurovision

sunny
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sunny

I’m portuguese and I like Italy’s song, it’s in my top 3 so I voted for it.

Skrim
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Skrim

For my Ukraine it’s horrible and it’s third. Respect the opinions, please.

Kostucha
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Kostucha

Last year I didn’t understand the hype over Italy and now… is the same. Average song with chorus-autoplagiarism. But okay. Let it be high. But 1st place in poll is too much. What makes me really suprised are very high places for Spain, Portugal and Finland. These songs are horrible. What I saw during performance Saary Aalto was the worst kind of kitschy and overloaded performance. I feel sorry for Serbia, Switzerland and Hungary (my personal number one this year and dont’ think it’ll change) they’re so low. Serbia maybe doesn’t deserve top 10, but definitely not bottom 10. they’re… Read more »

Fiona
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Fiona

Singing dracula from Ukraine is such a charmastic guy….*swoon* , i love elfy Belguim girl and Latvia is good too:))

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Its a pretty good top 3, surprised but glad the cringe entries from Estonia, Finland and Czech Republic didnt get in. Italy, Portugal and Ukraine are all in my top 10 right now

Alvaricomg
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Alvaricomg

*Spain wins* oh god, the Spanish Eurofans are just crazy, they are the worst!

*Italy wins* clearly, the spanish Eurofans are voting for Italy, god I hate them!

Wow, that’s inmensively insulting and offensive towards the Spanish fans, we may be passionate, so what? God, some of you are really annoying.

Oh and just in case, I voted for France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary and Portugal, my favs! And in my opinion the best songs.

Leni
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Leni

I recursively vote for Hungary, Albania, Denmark and Greece, now also Portugal… can’t decide on one. I also love France and Italy, but i just like the other ones better. Haters gona hate no matter what….

Alvaricomg
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Alvaricomg

the hungarian song is brilliant! I also like Albania, Denmark and Greece, as I see it, this could be one of the best ESC in the recent years! so much musical quality.

I know, right? haters gonna hate, but my god, they tend to me really obnoxius

Make Eurovision Sanremo Again
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Make Eurovision Sanremo Again

I think the person who suggested below that Spanish fans were voting for Italy was actually joking.

Anita
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Anita

This year the televote won’t have a clear winner and that means that the jury votes will have a greater impact on who is going to win. Have you thougth about that?

azaad
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azaad

Good point. Although I think in the leadup to the contest the momentum can consolidate around a few acts.

Anita
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Anita

This year the televote won’t have a clear winner and that means that the jury vote will have a greater impact on who is going to win. Have you thougth about that?

brunowskii
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brunowskii

Italy and Spain completely overrated…
We already now what happens in the end

AngieP
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AngieP

My huge favourites are (besides Greece and Cyprus) France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Belarus.

Donald Duck
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Donald Duck

GUAUUU, SPAIN IS SOO IMPORTANT, EVERYBODY FOR GOOD OR BAD, TALK ABOUT SPAIN, IS LIKE IS THE ONLY ONE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, GUAUUUU,THAT IS ALREADY A VICTORY , SOO MUCH ATTENTION ,AND DONT SAY IS BECAUSE SPANISH FANS BLA BLA BLA, SO MUCH THEY ARE NOT REALLY

guadalupe
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guadalupe

”The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by”…

doldol
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doldol

Lol ridiculous, guadalupe is so childish, so too much

guadalupe
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guadalupe

So you woke up, do you have hangover? How many refugees do you host in your home?

Skrim
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Skrim

I don’t know that, but in the history of Eurovision, yes, Spain it’s important.

Donald Duck
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Donald Duck

Thanks Skrim, and i think that the history deserve respect, and what tve was doing bad some years is not reason to hate in that form year after year the spanish entrys , we see is just sistematic and scary , very unfair

skrim
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skrim

The important thing, not to go unnoticed and this year. unlike the last 3, spain this year is standing out, like it or not. Look at the bets, or the opinions of the wiwiblogs bloggers.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

Am I the onyl one that doesn’t get the hype over Melovin’s song? I find absolutely nothing interesting in it, it’s so basic, so generic! And why is Spain so high in the odds?! Ok, I expect them to be around 20th place in the odds when the contest will start, but still… I still think that this polls are not related at all with what actually happens in the real contest. Estonia and Poland are very low ranked here, what will not happen in Eurovision in the televotes.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

No, you’re not… I am with you on Ukraine.

Roxy
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Roxy

And I’m with you on Spain.

friedenau
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friedenau

OMG..spanish fans are massively voting for Italy now, so the attention goes away from their song in a plan to be this year’s dark horse. very clever but let’s not get fooled! spain is still the enemy, bottom 49 (irony mode on)

guadalupe
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guadalupe

”spain is still the enemy”

You’ve said big5 is in your top7. Is now Spain the enemy? What enemy?
Relax, you can’t make your own friends to vote for your own country, and you think Spanish people agreed to vote for Italy. Too much imagination.

Benny
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Benny
Lion76
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Lion76

Another that don’t understand and love music . And are only here to do polemic. Well done ! Bravo ! Ahahahaha

guadalupe
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guadalupe

Don’t you like the truth?

Lion76
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Lion76

Who may say this is the truth? The song has been accepted so it is not a plagiarism . Don’t you agree?

Pekka
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Pekka

Lion76, the eurovision authorities will not let it through. I suppose the plagiarism has not yet been inspected

Pekka
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Pekka

That is practically same song! It can not be accepted, that’s for sure.

Lion76
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Lion76

Ok . If you say that, you haven’t heard the song accurately. Because this is only the chorus which is the same ( in terms of vocals I precisely) the music isn’t the same . And why I assume this is an edit one is why the song which was presented at Sanremo ( for the new proposal and not big ) it has been eliminated and never commercialised. No this is considered a new one there won’t be any inspections like you say.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

It has already been accepted, so get over it!

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

The big question is which one platiated which one. From what I see the one posted by you is posted on February 2018, most probably long after SanRemo submissions. I guess your post is a little cover of the song from Eurovision, so don’t try to provoke without any reason.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

Is no cover, Meta-Moro accepted very calm and serene that they took the chorus from other song of theirs, just because they did not wanted to be lost. If you think is a cover, that shows the level of plagiarism. In fact they admitted everything and they say very calm that they wanted to recuperate/recycle their old song. Unbelievable!!!! WOW!!!

Roxy
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Roxy

As far as I understand, this other song in the question was submitted to newcomers section of Sanremo but got rejected. It was never commercially released but uploaded on Youtube after this year’s Sanremo. It could be performed on other occasions though, I’m not sure.
So, I believe both songs have same songwriters and they decided to “recycle” the song. I don’t know if that’s allowed, the committee will probably inspect this.

Jane
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Jane

Is spain going to win?

eurovision6
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eurovision6

No

Oliver
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Oliver

Oh i love these songs on top 10,though Italy not my cup of tea but they are nice guys:))
My favorites are still France Ukraine and Belguim these songs i back to listen over and over again:))

Areek
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Areek

OMG. Since few years people in Poland jokes about Eurovision. That the only way for us to win is send women with a beard on a wheelchair singing about refugees and war. So women with A beard and song about war Has already won. And now song about refugees is your favorite. Like wtf.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

(I assume you are refering to Italy). It’s not about refugees. It’s about terrorism and that we should not be theatened by terrorist attacks. I almost got caught by one terrorist attack once myself. So, this song talks to me a lot. I think people should respect that.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

Please be aware that terrorists like that ESC has those topics, terrorists like when buildings have the colors of the flag of the most recent vicim-country, terrorists like those things, terrorists like that they decide the narrative.
I repeat.
TERRORISTS LIKE WHEN DECIDE THE NARRATIVE.
This is their purpose.
How can you fall for that? How?

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

What you are saying (and I couldn’t agree more) is what the song is all about. It’s an ecouragement for people not be dominated by the terrorists. We have decide our narrative, not them.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

They determine the narrative, they start, they like if you think/sing about that. They are smiling right now. You think that you decide, but they make your agenda about what to think. I’m sure they watch Eurovision 2018, and they like what they see. Don’t let them think they had an impact on your agenda!

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I see you have strong views on that. I respect that. But indeed, my perspective is different.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

I would still prefer to watch a contest where music wins, not commercial messages. Especially that I find it a little discriminating that Romania wasn’t allowed to participate with a global message, much more less commercial than others and more imaginative. Coming back to Italy, wow, you sing about being against terrorism, absolutely genious. It’s commercial, it’s generic, it’s banal, all the planet is against it, we don’t need a song to find out that. Ok, Italy deserves to win, they were robbed in 2015, they have the best music in the world, but it would be a little ironically… Read more »

Lion76
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Lion76

Italy has also a good music and good vocals and good singer and I think their must is that they deliver with their interpretations the real feelings and meanings of the song. Ok we have to wait first the first rehearsal, and then we will discuss again

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Well, I agree that it is not the best Italian song ever nor of this century. And yes, it should be about the music. We had plenty of songs with political messages, that didn’t win because they were not good songs. But if one good song also has a valid message, then my interest grows. After all, I don’t think that talking about terrorism is banal. It may be heavy, but certainly not banal… For example, as much as I love the Spanish song, the theme is much more banal: teenage love… On Romania, I am not sure what you… Read more »

azaad
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azaad

France is the song about refugees. Italy is the one about fighting terrorism.

Both are objectively among the best songs competing this year. Their lyrics made me tear up – something that never happened last year.

Lions76
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Lions76

Finally someone I agree with !

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I had a look at last years wiwi poll in April. And actually the overall placings reflected overall the final scoreboard. There are even some high placed matches such as 2nd place for Bulgaria and 4th for Belgium. But also the 3rd for Portugal was close. Of course there are some outlayers such as Italy that won the 1st in the poll (but I guess that was in all the polls), 6th for Spain (yes, really!) or 10th for Macedonia, which did not qualify. http://wiwibloggs.com/2017/04/03/poll-who-is-your-favourite-to-win-eurovision-2017/183786/ I am (pleasantly) surprised with the high placing of Portugal, tbh, and based on the… Read more »

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

When the 3rd place was put in the bottom of the table, let me doubt about it’s potential. Of course there are songs that will fit, I still consider these polls reflecting nothing. And I guess that last year the poll was maybe closer than never. I mean I don’t remember wiwibloggs polls putting Austria and Netherlands in 2014 near the first places, or Ukraine in 2016. Ok, 2015 the winner was obvious a top placing one, it would have been ridiculous to have to big differences there.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

🙂 Yes, indeed. Moldava was completely sidelined in this poll. But, from what I recall the whole hype after Moldava started in the reharsals but really picked up after the SF (me included, I must confess).

Mel
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Mel

I have a feeling this year is going to be different. I think it’s more equal across the board and there are no clear favorites, so early polls like this might be less indicative of the end result. I personally think the Top 5 especially will be very different to this. I could be completely wrong, we’ll see come May. This is just a gut feeling I have.

L'oiseau
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I agree with you that it is too early and from what we know there seems not to be a clear winner, which makes this phase more interesting. Being Portuguese, loving Italy and also Isaura and Claudia I wouldn’t mind at all if the outcome would be this one, though 🙂

Donald Duck
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Donald Duck

STILL THIS IS MY TOP 3 , AND I THINK DONT GO TO CHANGE MORE
1 SPAIN (FRESH,YOUNG, BEATIFUL,SWEET,FULL FEELINGS, WINNER)
2 NETHERLANDS(POWERFULL,CARISMATIC,GOOD CUALITY)
3 GREECE(MISTERIOUSE,GOOD ETNIC GREEK, LIKE IT)

Alfred5
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Alfred5

These kind of polls, just like the Bookies odds are virtually worthless two months away from the actual competition
It’s my intuitive hunch that the eventual winner is laying in mid table at around 25-1 odds …..France , Belgium, Germany , Greece

Anna
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Anna

Yes, agree, which is one of the reasons I love the ESC. You can speculate as much as you want, it won´t matter

Alfred5
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Alfred5

Italy is not going to win Eurovision with these two ; they look like a pair of dodgy Albanian migrants straight off the boat …they were fortunate not get disqualified for lifting the chorus of their song from a previous song from two years ago !
They’re a pair of scruffy looking dudes wearing cheap clothes and sporting tattoos and looking like they’re in need a good scrub and a haircut !

Gippa
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Gippa

Do you copy and paste all your comments because you think they are so brilliant that they need to be read as many times as possible? Your racism is really appalling, do you really really think Eurovision is your cup of tea?

marii
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marii

what does their looks have to do anything with their song?? it’s not about looks, it’s about the performance and last year Salvador wasn’t much of an eye candy either but he won bc he was able to create a touching moment for the viewers, so your comment is totally nonsense.

Lion76
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Lion76

Alfred5 do you know the sentences which says: You can’t always tell a book by it’s cover. First of all you speak like you don’t understand the meaning of the song and second you don’t know that one of them is Italian . And they are one of the best songwriters in Italy so please be respectful. Finally if you understood Italian languages you’ve understand that their message is deep and the songs gets goose bumps. What is your age sorry?

Alfred5
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Alfred5

They ‘ve taken the chorus from a previous song …what don’t you understand about that ?

greenh
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greenh

Alfred, racist people like you make me loose every faith in humanity.
Shame on you!

Anna
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Anna

Well, I for once don´t mind if the song in one way or another has already been “released”. It is the common way of how the music industry works, that you do samples and then pick them up again, make them better, and then release them. And I think just because it is a little bit unfortunate that this sample has already been “released” once, doesn´t mean you can´t work on it and “re”release it. Plus to me it is not plagiarism if it is your own work, which in this case it is. Same with Belarus. Yes, it is… Read more »

Anna
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Anna

As for you being racist and hating on people because you don´t like their looks, clothes or song, just drop it.

Michaela
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Michaela

You’re judging people by their look. Wow…

azaad
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azaad

Also, what is wrong with one of them being ethnically Albanian? Your racism is the very thing that ESC is supposed to NOT be about.

Candy
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Candy

Just remember that those cheap, poor immigrant Albanians are topping every music Toplist everywhere, while you are spreading hate on bloggs. How can you offend an entire nation like that?

Funny
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Funny

I’d like to see how nice you look and sound compared to these guys. You’d be competing with an Albanian voice and Italian looks. I’m laughing already, but please make our day and show us!

Pluma
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Pluma

Is obvious that everyone has a personal taste, but when we go to found a really songs inside eurovision, I think that, the songs that they gonna do it very well are,(random order) Hungary, Spain,France , Greece, Australia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Chech Republic, Estonia…and Defo no my favorities as I found Hungary and Estonia totally…..dont gonna say it

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

I don’t agree at all. Hungary: I don’t they’ll reach the final, for the simple purpose that the vocalist is too weak. That song is not able to win even the metal rock fans, cause it is not a quaility one. This time I doubt that the different choice was a good one for Hungary. Spain: they could finish higher than usual, for their vocals and atmosphere, but top 15 is still a brave objective. Greece: in my opinion it is overrated, I don’t think they will win the audience that much, a mid table is the maximum I expect… Read more »

Anita
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Anita

And who is going to win in your opinion?

Hsinaps
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Hsinaps

Something I like about this year is the lack of a clear frontrunner. When you watch YT Tops you see that it’s anyone game and I think that’s great.

At first, as songs were being revealed I felt a bit pessimistic about this year, but now I can say that we are getting a great year in terms of diversity and quality.

Anita
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Anita

I am very impressed by the French Music Video – it speaks to me on many levels and different layers.
For political reasons I would grant Greece to win – after surviving their financial crises so far – it would be great to have Eurovision 2019 in Athens.
This year is very gripping – you can’t quite make out who is going to win.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

”For political reasons I would grant Greece to win – after surviving their financial crises so far – it would be great to have Eurovision 2019 in Athens.”

What makes you think they survived? Have you noticed all the disqualifications from this year’s national final? Obviously they are the unfortunate that did not survive. lol
Seriously speaking, I would like Greece to win because they were hit the worst by the refugees, and a Grecian win will be a slap on the face for the rich countries that give us lessons about tolerance.

Anita
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Anita

I wrote “so far”
Democracy Now and go to Athens Eurovision – for political reasons and your song is very good Greece.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

The first half of my comment was a joke, and of course Greece will survive, just don’t eat those leanders you have everywhere, remember ”Leander Kills” from A Dal.
Still a joke. My country is not more rich than Greece.

Roxy
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Roxy

These are the worst possible reasons to support a country in Eurovision.
I love Greek entry this year, it’s among my favorites. I’d like to see them win but not for those reasons.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

As if Jamala won for the right reasons. Yes, right.

Roxy
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Roxy

I liked 1944 as I like Oneiro Mou now but one mistake can’t cancel out another one.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

The mistake would be to talk about terrorism (Italy) and refugees (France). This is the narrative the terrorists want us to have. Don’t accept the narrative they want to impose to us.

doldol
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doldol

#TeamMercy and proud, it’s only a song about a nice story with a message of hope I can’t see something bad here, but your dirty mind can’t understand, the humanity is bad because of people like you, it’s sad…

Roxy
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Roxy

So would you suggest to go like hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil about the issues like refugee crisis, terrorism or war? So you don’t want to be disturbed about these but you think you get away with it and clear your conscious by granting a victory to a country that gets all the burden? Go ahead!

azaad
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azaad

Greece has a good song this year (easily their best since 2013) but if they won, it should be because people like the song and not because they don’t like refugees.

Honestly what is with all the racism that some fans are expressing here.

underground
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underground

Here the new official clip for the french song : https://youtu.be/6ft3_DOajNY

MrNobody
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MrNobody

I just want to make something clear: Eurovision is a contest that every year has an approximately 180 MILLION viewers! Most people (say the 90% of 180M) will just listen to the songs for the very 1st time during the semi finals! People are busy working, they don’t sit all day long for 3 months prior the contest and listen to the songs every day and argue in f*** blogs. What i want to say is that, by saying that some songs (like France and Italy) are getting boring after couple of time of listening is not valid judgement for… Read more »

Lourdes
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Lourdes

So true!

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

Exactly!

Some people call it as a surprise when something qualifies, they placed at the end of their poll (Montenegro 15, Georgia 16 just to mention two).
But they just failed to please the fan section, not the majority, who just listened to the songs the first time at the semifinals. Not the fanwank wins the ESC, the ones, who can make a sudden impact will win, and thats what makes this year special.

Anna
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Anna

Thank you!

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

It‘s just a freakin‘ pre poll that doesn‘t mean anything.

It‘s just funny to see, how much expectation all the top 5 countries from this poll have and then they fall in the actual contest.

Since the 50/50 vote has been introduced, these polls are even more pointless than before, no one can smell, what juries actually like (they can honor beautiful songs but also be their nightmare, hello Norma John)

Jane
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Jane

Thankfully, we have someone like you to tell us who is going to fall and who isnt. Twat.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

This poll doesn’t say much so I’m hoping more people will connect to O Jardim ??

Opinion maker
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Opinion maker

DON’T FORGET YOUR PINK WIG FOR LISBON!!!

Mary
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Mary

Because some people are in question in this things – Lukas Meijer from polish -swedish duet singing for Poland – is Gromee’s friend – but singing is his own rock band (No Sleep for Lucy – check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHcuge4OmZI ) – they working together for 2nd singiel (after “Without you”- debiut in Nov./2017) – regarding Gromee – best polish dj worked as with or for : Mariah Carey, Elton John, Mahan Moin or David Quetta. We have decided in National Elimination send them for Eurovision as new proposal from Poland after years with ballad – I am with Eurovision 24… Read more »

Sanny Mofdh
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Sanny Mofdh

The Netherlands will reach top 5 because they will buy votes, they have enough money. That man won’t let anyone ruin his career, neither will the dutchies.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

This is so funny. Actually, if many are accusing Azerbaijan of buying 2011 victory, I wonder why nobody did it again. Germany fooled the world with Volkswagen, but they cant buy some lousy televotes to escape last place at least? BTW I think Azerbaijan won fair and square, and we will have the same type of winner this year (Spain?). 2018 is full of equal songs, and if you are waiting for Julia Samoylova to save ESC, well……..

Sanny Mofdh
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Sanny Mofdh

I was talking about The netherlands, not Germany, Not Spain, NOT Azerbaijan. –

escESCesc
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escESCesc

Sanny don’t talk with this person, she has serious head issues, do not pay attention to her anymore it’s useless. greetings.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

The fact that you adore France’s song, doesn’t mean others have head issues. I do believe that what I’ve said in my comments was coherent, I just don’t like France’s song. Is that a mental illness?

escESCesc
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escESCesc

Coherent lol not !! The fact that you love unconditionally Spain song doesn’t mean that all the others are bad at the point to write negative comments just to be free unrespecful and to try to down the artists talking about details. It’s so childish….and yes head troubles because to have a such behavior something is not normal….

escESCesc
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escESCesc

I hate the spain and estonian songs and so what, I don’t go to criticize them just for the pleasure. What is your goal in doing that ? What do you want to prove ? You want to show that your favourite are better, sorry it doesn’t work.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

1. I like Spain’s song. It’s not unconditionally. If they do something bad, I may stop liking them.
2. What behavior do I have? Am I not allowed to say that I don’t like France’s song? Is that a symptom that my brain is not well?

escESCesc
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escESCesc

It’s confirmed you are not able to understand simple things…..go back to read what you have wrote…..the behavior you have to have is RESPECTFUL, do you understand that ? You have totally the right to don’t like the french song who say the contrary ? Why you don’t give me answers when I ask you questions ?

guadalupe
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guadalupe

Am I not allowed to say I don’t like a song? Mercy is not this year’s Occidentalis Karma. Accept that. If I don’t like a song, I will say it. Why do you feel personally attacked?

guadalupe
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guadalupe

Do you want answers? This is the answer:
I like Spain, I don’t like France.
Will you allow me to still be alive after saying that?

escESCesc
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escESCesc

OMG I don’t care if you like or don’t like, is not the question you are not the centre of the world and why you talk about italian song 2017…I stop here we definetely can’t talk with you I was right about you and your level.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

@escESCesc
You don’t have to care, all fans have their tops. I have mine. I’ve never said I’m more than one single person.

Angie
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Angie

I fear for Sara. She has the best up-tempo song but her vocals ruin it.

Belarus is one of the worst entries this year, what do people see in it?

Everyone is hyping Czech republic (and Spain) too much, just like it happened with Italy last year.

Melovin has an amazing staging and he’s a potential winner…not sure how it’s gonna work in the new stage, but everything about him gives me winner vibes.

Entries i dont see in the final: Armenia, albania, switzerland, romania, montenegro, croatia and latvia

Everyone is sleeping on Denmark and Hungary.

PP
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PP

I think Belarus willl be surprise of the year. My prediction that Belarus 2018 will be similar like Poland 2016, Austria 2016 , Croatia many votes from televote and in bottom 5 with juries.
My prediction dark horses for win Germany.
My prediction flop for some favorites on betting odds for Spain, Finland,Czech Republic, Estonia, especially for Spain and Finland.

StannyB
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StannyB

Alekseev was terrible live so no he should be happy if he makes it to the final.

Skrim
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Skrim

Few people want to return to Ukraine.

Choo
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Choo

We have some songs about refugees/immigrants/ (or whatever you wanna call it) this year. One of them will not be in top 15……….just wait until Yulia arrives…..

doldol
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doldol

The aim and the meaning of this comment is ?

guadalupe
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guadalupe

I guess is a comment like any other. The fans of Mercy are becoming so aggressive when they see that Mercy is not Occidentalis Karma of 2018.

doldol
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doldol

Who are you to judge like that ? Where do you see some agressivity ? You and your comment are agressive. Bye #TeamMercy

doldol
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doldol

And very proud to be in this CLEVER and TRENDY team.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

The bookies and polls show everything. ”Mercy” could not get the same hype as Gabbani last year. This is what is bothering you, not my opinion. I’m just a person, a drop in the ocean, what is bothering you is that the hype for ”Mercy” is not big like it was last year for Gabbani.

doldol
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doldol

!!!!!!???? Wow man are you deaf ? Lol what are you talking about that ? Take a pill and take a breathe you seem not very good…

doldol
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doldol

What is bothering me it’s you, why you talk so much about a song you hate as much as you can ? Why ? Let the people in peace.

guadalupe
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guadalupe

Actually I understand you, you’ve had high expectations for Mercy and now you see that France 2019 is not going to happen.

doldol
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doldol

You you are obsessed by this song more than other songs of this year, you, you try to convince yourself that France can’t do well and why ? You see that some many people who are behind this song and believe in this song and so what ? What is your problem ? You are afraid for your favourite ? Who have talked about France 2019 it’s you not me. Anyway so listen man if you make an obsession or whatever on the brillant song Mercy it’s not my fault, let the people in peace stop to denigrate and the… Read more »

Sri
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Sri

France is going to flop so hard. I’m sorry, the song is tiresome and her vocals are nothing out of extraordinary, nor is the staging. Her boyfriend with that serious face, pretending to play the guitar, is hilarious.

oldschool
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oldschool

Why you give so much interest in it at the point to come here to write a bad comment ?
No life ?
Afraid ?
Jealousy ?
Free wickedness ?
And what is the aim ?

guadalupe
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guadalupe

I’m not Sri, but I will answer anyway.

No life ?……Of course, why else I would be here at this hour.
Afraid ?…….Very.
Jealousy ?…….Can you blame anyone for being jealous of this masterpiece? I’m joking
Free wickedness ?…….Just free speech.
And what is the aim ?…….The aim is to make France welcome all the families of this world that have 6, 15 or 18 children. It’s so obvious that in France you are not very fruitful by yourself, and need extra help.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I know this poll was a bit rigged in the end, but I’m happy with the result! Italy <3

maria
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maria

spain winner, polls are useless 🙂

Liam Lindsay
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The UK will do better than people will think, all I say Poland 2016 Deja part 2. I love Italy’s message in their song although it’s in by bottom 10 songs, I wouldn’t be annoyed if they did well because their message is incredibly touching. Spain, Australia, Estonia, Spain, France, Germany and Portugal will either have appalling staging or their vocals will fail and underperform dramatically, especially Estonia, Germany and Portugal with all 3 needing strong vocals and impeccable staging to get decent results, I seriously worry for Elina though as the LED won’t have the same effect in Lisbon… Read more »

No Name
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No Name

You are delusional, take care of yourself honey

Sri
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Sri

he’s drunk.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

Finland 2017 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>(>>>)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Finland 2018

guadalupe
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guadalupe

Lisbon will not have LEDs and many countries will not be able to bring their own LED. I guess bands with instruments will have an advantage Hungary, Romania, maybe The Netherlands, and all 3 in the second semifinal. It’s not the weak semifinal.

Eren
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Eren

It is so funny that you think Elinas performance in danger woth this years stage but in fact hers is one of the most unique and proper performance to this stage. She does not use LED, her costume is the star creating all the light effects and she will shine in Lisbon.

opus1612
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opus1612

the studio version of “O Jardim” was released:

https://open.spotify.com/album/3wJKUfPtkLUsLrXTBcfNNW

It reminds me so much of Lorde.
great track.

Sumi
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Sumi

Hungary can be a potential winner, it’s very underrated so far…

Linde Rottiers
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Linde Rottiers

Last year showed that the polls are relative. . Hopefully other countries will surpass Italy during their live performance, just like last year. First of all, Belgium, but it is a pity that Portugal is runner up instead of winnner.

en
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en

In case someone would say polls are not fair and Italian fans voted for their country: I’m Polish, voted for Italy and some other songs but Italy is my fav (again) 😉 That may be the truth, some people vote for their countries but… Maybe people voted because they like the song as well 😉 And to sum up, these are only polls. It means absolutely nothing. The real result is going to be known in May and that is important.