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

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

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

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jozeknazi
jozeknazi
3 years ago

israel wins by televote it is a scam and fraud

sevzch
sevzch
3 years ago
Reply to  jozeknazi

Nope its not learn who to loose dude for real

myname
myname
3 years ago
Reply to  jozeknazi

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

Yossarian
Yossarian
3 years ago

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

MaryJane
MaryJane
3 years ago

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

Loica
Loica
3 years ago

Vote #Cyprus #FUEGO

Markus
Markus
3 years ago

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

M_K
M_K
3 years ago

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

sevzch
sevzch
3 years ago
Reply to  M_K

Welp we were all wrong ha?

Aags
Aags
3 years ago

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

Aags
Aags
3 years ago

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

pooky1001
pooky1001
3 years ago

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

RockMe
RockMe
3 years ago

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

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

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

Lily
Lily
3 years ago

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

May the best Win !!!

Efi
Efi
3 years ago
Reply to  Lily

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

Efi
Efi
3 years ago
Reply to  Efi

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

Celine
Celine
3 years ago
Reply to  Efi

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

ochi chernye
ochi chernye
3 years ago

# William Lee Adams resign

neo
neo
3 years ago

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

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago
Reply to  neo

Lovely. Good Luck!

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago

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

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago

BEFAN:) thanks from Israel ..you sound very smart person.where are you from?

Shanfa Chai
Shanfa Chai
3 years ago

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

Jon Smith 007
Jon Smith 007
3 years ago

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

#WE HAVE THE WINNERRRRRRRR.

TEL AVIV 2019 *

?????!!!

Helene
Helene
3 years ago

Sweden also moved from 6th to 5th, However I do not think it will win. I see too many people despising Sweden here. I also think the audience expects staging master pieces from Sweden. Benjamin is too main stream. I wish the Swedishmusic industry would not “help” other countries. Would be more fun.

S.T.
S.T.
3 years ago

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

Aaron
Aaron
3 years ago
Reply to  S.T.

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

Jon Smith 007
Jon Smith 007
3 years ago

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Burger
Burger
3 years ago

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

Paul Eurofan
Paul Eurofan
3 years ago

I go to vote for Spain and France

Katerina
Katerina
3 years ago

My favorites in no particular order:

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

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

Tim
Tim
3 years ago

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

AAGS
AAGS
3 years ago

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

Helene
Helene
3 years ago
Reply to  AAGS

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

Vincenzo
Vincenzo
3 years ago

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

Tim
Tim
3 years ago

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

Lily
Lily
3 years ago

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

Helene
Helene
3 years ago
Reply to  Lily

Swedish song writers in both?

Donatas
Donatas
3 years ago

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

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

Anita
Anita
3 years ago

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

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

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

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

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

AAGS
AAGS
3 years ago

?

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago

Agree with u ..Eleni dont have good vocal..Netta is much better vocally.

Jamala
Jamala
3 years ago
Reply to  LLilah

I don’t like Netta’s song but her voice is powerful. Eleni Foureira has nice body and that’s all.

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago
Reply to  Jamala

Lol

Efi
Efi
3 years ago

why? what happened? can you tell us?

AAGS
AAGS
3 years ago

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

AAGS
AAGS
3 years ago
Reply to  AAGS

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

Efi
Efi
3 years ago

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

Jamala
Jamala
3 years ago
Reply to  Efi

You deserve everything else but no the trophy. I prefer to win someone with a beautiful voice and meaningful lyrics.

AAGS
AAGS
3 years ago

Not so sure about many of your predictions. The big 5 + Portugal, have not performed live yet.
Don’t forget that…
I strongly believe Portugal can have a good result tonight.

Well well
Well well
3 years ago

Fake news. She said she sent her wishes to both Zhana and Eleni, and she has said many times she loves Estonia this year. She can have multiple friends and favourites, like all of us!

Anita
Anita
3 years ago

Has there ever been a last minute dark horse winner? and which year?

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago
Reply to  Anita

Acutally I hope some dark horse will win. I m not against Cypros or Israel but just for fun it is so exited to have some unpredictiable winner (like Denmark in 2000) 🙂

Anita
Anita
3 years ago
Reply to  Anita

Hi Eugene and thank you for your answer. The dark horse I am hoping for is Hungary. Albania has no chance of winning. It is a big success that they qualified and well deserved in my opinion. Any surprise winner would just be fun – the more you can calculate who is going to win the more it becomes a boring competition. As sombody said – at the end it is all about money (buying producers, stage artists, props etc. That’s why I love the entries from artists that wrote their songs, produced them by themselfves or like Moldova don’t… Read more »

Budapest Dreams
Budapest Dreams
3 years ago

Since I don’t live in Hungary I am entitled to add them to my fictional ranking:

12 points Hungary
10 points Denmark
8 points Italy
7 points Albania
6 points Germany
5 points Ireland
4 points Austria
3 points Bulgaria
2 points France
1 point Ukraine

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago

Thats wird ..you suddenlly wishing Israel luck in the final..just a few secends you wrote you hope Israel will not win.
We dont need your wishes we will do great without them.
I see you probebly from Scotland or Ireland two hypocrites states.well…. sorry for you.
The Irish singer come to Israel calling event and enjoyed very much in Israel..so not all Irish pepole are dumb like u.

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago
Reply to  LLilah

Ok since you wish israel good luck two times so i will say to you thanks and good luck to your country as well whatever it is.

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

That’s why I think France will win, unless Cyprus gets a very strong televoting result.

florin
florin
3 years ago

i dont know who will win but i am very sure the winner is in the second half 14-26.. be ready go get your drinks and food and have a great night

AAGS
AAGS
3 years ago

Are we “All Aboard” for tonight?
Good luck to all the entries 🙂

Anita
Anita
3 years ago

Have a nice day and great Eurovision Grand Final and let’s be a Grand Family tonight – wherever we are, we are connected through the music and all the fun. Let it be everything about art and love.
Many greetings from Germany – and this year we will end up really good.

Unknown Agent
Unknown Agent
3 years ago

Who would you like to win??

Cyprus, Israel or Ireland??

Comment bellow.

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago
Reply to  Unknown Agent

Israel..but if not
I will be happy if Ireland will win..they bring important massage like Nettas song

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago
Reply to  Unknown Agent

France.

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago
Reply to  Unknown Agent

France or Estonia are mine favorites

Anita
Anita
3 years ago

William was such a big fan of Spain – I don’t understand what happened?

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago
Reply to  Anita

ANITA he also liked “Toy” but now he promote only Cyprus.

pooky1001
pooky1001
3 years ago
Reply to  LLilah

He also said he would be very disappointed if Cyprus doesnt win which i dont think is very fair, we are all entitled to say who our favourites are but as a writer to say you would be disappointed if one particular act doesnt win seems like a slap in the face to the rest of the contestants.

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago
Reply to  pooky1001

Sorry i dont like William..he is anoyinng and hypocrite.
I hope the guys from escunited will open a blog ..I like them more.

Well well
Well well
3 years ago

Hey, Leo/Gerry Adams troll, we can see you’re the same person, stupid boy! If you’re so desperate to spread hate for Greeks and Israelis and whoever’s next according to your sick brain, go find a reddit page to vent… And dear Efi, I love your enthusiasm and how you never said a mean word, but you need a break.

LLilah
LLilah
3 years ago
Reply to  Well well

Geery Adams is A terrorist troll.
Maybe he is a sad Arab.
I feel sorry for him becouse he is so dumb.

Well well
Well well
3 years ago
Reply to  LLilah

Let’s not stoop to his level. He’s clearly triggered by Eleni and Netta because they are both sickening!

Efi
Efi
3 years ago
Reply to  Well well

i really thank you !!

Well well
Well well
3 years ago
Reply to  Efi

Yeah keep it up, with moderation 🙂 Hope Cyprus wins and Israel, France are top 3 with her!

drag kvinna
3 years ago

I’m not your pork, stupid dork!