When she goes low, she goes so low. And it seems that Switzerland’s Luca Hänni may well be talking about the woman behind the Eurovision 2019 betting odds.

By the early hours of March 22 the bet makers had slashed Switzerland’s odds to win the grand final of Eurovision 2019 to as low as 7/1.

His uptick in fortune comes as the bookies have widened Sweden’s odds. When we last checked in on March 17, John Lundvik had odds as low as 5/1.

But his odds have now been raised and his best price is at 15/2. That’s dropped him down to fourth favourite and helped Switzerland rise toward the top.

The change in the odds may reflect growing confidence that Luca’s song will maintain its energy and pace on stage in Tel Aviv.

Swiss broadcaster SRF recently shared a photo of Luca with noted stage director and choreographer Sacha Jean-Baptiste following their first rehearsal together.

Sacha is the woman behind several of the most talked-about stage shows in recent years, including Cyprus’ Eurovision 2018 performance “Fuego”.

And while there should be no doubt about Luca’s ability to move, Switzerland also released a ‘making of’ video that showed him dancing in the offices of SRF juxtaposed with his actual moves in his official music video. The man doesn’t need a massive stage to shine!

 

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Pina Colada

great

Stephanie
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Stephanie

This is one of those songs that I heard once too many times… Despacito, But then extremely light. Half of that top 10 is absolutely crap…Malta? Sweden?Cyprus?Russia?…. Seriously? While Slovenia is not even in that top 10. Thé surprise this year could come from Belgium..I like our entry but it’s not that great, simply because it’s about climate change and with good staging it could come far and of course thé fact his a young guy reminder Bulgaria 2017

Rob
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Rob

For me, Tamta is a ‘copy-paste’ of Eleni. However, that’s not a bad thing, for I love that sound. Tamta should do well, just as Eleni did. Ironically, both of them are not born in Greece or Cyprus, but in Albania (Eleni) and Georgia (Tamta). One should really check out their previously made music; it’s pure pop-heaven. Check out Eleni’s “To Xo (Pom Pom)” or Tamta’s “Fotia”. What’s got my attention, though, is: Greece and Cyprus keep exchanging each other’s artists for some time now. It feels like they are not betting on the same horse, and spread their chances… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

Greece groes on me, I have to say.

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

Is just a pseudo latino pop song what in the latín music world we have millions and much better than this .camon this dont deserve top 10 in the final

Maxime
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Maxime

Odds are not really revelant before the rehearsals of course but it’s always nice to see that a little country like Switzerland, who really struggled for the last few years to be among the favourite to do very well in may <3

Oh and btw, that would be aazing if you all could vote in this, all you need it sending me your points!
https://goo.gl/forms/iT9ZFtAVqlZEfCof2

Valentino
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Valentino

It will be a battle between Luca and Duncan for the win.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

Duncan is so underrated with just 21% chance to win, he has more chance to win than that

our international superstar 🙂

ZuZu
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ZuZu

First wait for Greece, Cyprus and Malta

PP77
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PP77

My prediction
1.Sweden
2.Russia
3.The Netherlands
4.Italy
5.Switzerland

NickC
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NickC

Here is a list of winning probabilities based on not only odds, but also on youtube views and spotify streams. Only 14 songs have a statistically significant chance of winning at this point, and Portugal is not there. Sweden is barely ahead of Switzerland, thanks to spotify. Also keep in mind that Russian song was released late on spotify.

PROBABILITY
1 Netherlands 24%
2 Iceland 15%
3 Italy 15%
4 Cyprus 10%
5 Greece 8%
6 Russia 8%
7 Sweden 7%
8 Switzerland 7%
9 Malta 4%
10 Norway 3%
11 Denmark 2%
12 Belgium 2%
13 Azerbaijan 1%
14 France 1%
15 Portugal 0%
16 Australia 0%
17 Armenia 0%
18 Spain 0%
19 U.K 0%
20 Slovenia 0%
21 Romania 0%
22 Estonia 0%
23 Czech Rep 0%
24 North Macedonia 0%
25 Lithuania 0%
26 Finland 0%
27 San Marino 0%
28 Germany 0%
29 Poland 0%
30 Latvia 0%
31 Ireland 0%
32 Hungary 0%
33 Albania 0%
34 Belarus 0%
35 Serbia 0%
36 Israel 0%
37 Austria 0%
38 Croatia 0%
39 Montenegro 0%
40 Moldova 0%
41 Georgia 0%

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

This is dumb. Youtube view/spotify streams/betting odds do not give winning probability. Tell the juries about spotify streams LOL

Veronika
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Veronika

Most people don’t vote based on views and streams. They vote based on the performance on that night.

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Exactly. Seems obvious to me. Buttttt we got so many streams! hahaha

NickC
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NickC

It is certainly an indicator of televising.

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

It’s an indicator of streams. Nothing more. Nice try.

NickC
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NickC

What is YOUR problem? Let me guess, are you Romanian?

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

My problem is when people post fake “winning probabilities” that have no connection to reality.

Katitam
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Katitam

Top 3 seems accurate to me. And what you said about Russia explains why I’m not saying “top 4”.

For me, they are the candidates. And Cyprus or Switzerland complete the top five of possible winners.

Without the amazing existence of dark horses that make ESC so fun.

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

Iceland has a lot of youtube views because people heard about it and wanted to see it for themselves. Italy has a huge amount of youtube views and spotify streams, but a lot those come from people who live in Italy. I wouldn’t give too much weight to streams and views.

Pok
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Pok

The most overtated entry this year. I can’t even listen to this song after hearing those cringey lyrics. It’s like he is hitting puberty after chasing girls in his school. His good-looking face makes it more cringey.

Leah
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Leah

Just can’t get this song out of my head, it’s so CATCHY <3 I want to prefer others that might be more risky, more unusual, but damn, if this makes me so happy maybe I should just accept it and root for Luca and the Swiss to finally get a good result (it doesn't have to win, I doubt it will, but it doesn't matter because the Swiss can finally be proud again)!

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

She Got Me makes me feel that they listened closely to chart toppers of recent years and created a song using the same formula. It’s definitely not the most inspirational entry this year, but it will probably do well.

INAMOO
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INAMOO

I am so happy for Luca and Switzerland this year. He may be having that success similar to Mikolas last year. Win or not, at least he is making his country proud.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

It looks like bookmakers are just reacting to “Fuego”s success from last year and protecting themselves against the songs that have the potential to perform just as well. Realistically, “She’s Got Me”, “Replay” and “Chameleon” have little chance of all being in the top ten and more likely, one of those songs is going to dominate that area of the votes. The safest bet of the three (at this point) would be Cyprus. At those odds, I see absolutely no value in backing Switzerland, however.

Marc
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Marc

I agree on everything. Fuego success is warning bookies.
And one is going to dominate but I think the safest bet might be Switzerland just because I think people/families will connect easily with Luca rather than Tamta.
Sasha will decide also which one she see with more potential and put more effort to it.

Denis
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Denis

Cheap and boring to death.

Pok
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Pok

True.

Gili
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Gili

Kobi from israel will surprise everyone in the final I have no doubt….

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Odds from March 18, 2018 (per wiwibloggs) – got only 4 out of the top 10! Many not even close:
1. Israel (finished 1st)
2. Estonia (finished 8th)
3. Czech (finished 6th)
4. Belgium (did not qualify!)
5. Bulgaria (finished 14th)
6. Australia (finished 20th)
7. Sweden (finished 7th)
8. Norway (finished 15th)
9. Netherlands (finished 18th)
10. France (finished 13th)

Meanwhile on March 18th, 2018, the odds said the following:
Cyprus (predicted 24th! Finished 2nd!)
Austria (predicted 19th, finished 3rd)
Germany (predicted 20th, finished 4th)
Italy (predicted 16th finished 5th)
Denmark (predicted 17th, finished 9th)
Moldova (predicted not to qualify! Finished 10th!)

Nicolas
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Nicolas

I always said last year that Belgium was so overrated and i was right. And Belgium 2018 = Switzerland 2019

Underrated songs so far are Portugal, Malta, Armenia and I have a feeling that Germany will do once again well this year.

Katitam
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Katitam

Belgium was amazing, but Sennek had some kind of lack of experience on stage and we saw it. Sad: the song was gooood. But I understand that you think another way.

About underrated: Portugal it’s too risky, and for that it’s unpredictable. Malta it’s a catchy song, and until now its direct competitors are Switzerland and Cyprus. We will see what happens (?). Armenia is the Ukraine 2018 of this year: powerful song with a charismatic artist to which people or juries will not pay enough attention.

I think the real underrated here is Albania. Everyone is sleeping on Jonida.

Salem
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Salem

Absolutely agree on Albania. Betting sites are usually dominated by Western European players (and especially English), which can partly explain their ignoring of this non-westernised, traditional ballad.

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

The betting odds at this point are so off a child can predict better. It’s not worth even discussing them. Why does wiwibloggs keep posting about them?

Polegend Godgarina
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it’s not like the odds from the day before the rehearsals in late april were much more accurate

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

The odds the week before the ACTUAL SHOW were still not accurate (where was Austria??). The odds are dumb. They fail so bad when it comes to the jury. Why even discuss them?

It's me
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It's me

You guys remember Isaura from last year’s Portugal? A bit off topic, but I found her new song, and it’s AWESOME! What do you think? Here’s the link https://youtu.be/1y86Arl69ig

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Most overrated song of ESC 2019.

Argento
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Argento

Typical teenage song. Oh, just let him win because he’s sexy. 😉

DAvve
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DAvve

Sweden will be top3 and we all know it!

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we know nothing…

Vincent
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Vincent

I’m a little conflicted on this one. On one hand I see why it appeals many people, it has this typical summer radio hit vibe. And it helps that it came as a surprise since CH never sends something like this. But on the other hand the 1910 style and music are really not my type. This reminds me so much like Despacito (its not the same, I didn’t say that). But in my country only 14-16 year old type of girls in clubs where they dont serve alcohol like these kind of songs. So i was surprised that it… Read more »

Wai
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Wai

Switzerland stands out because basically there is no similar song in the contest and solid performer is a bonus. Spain is more party festival anthem, similar to France 2010.

Ivar
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Ivar

Has the Swiss song been performed live? If so, is there a link someone could share?

Polegend Godgarina
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i think he’s the most likely winner, i mean, his song is already real good but his performance is gonna be awesome

Raoul
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Raoul

I think the staging has to be fuego-levels hot for this to win. He might deliver that, given his other material, but the video was weirdly unsexy most of the time. Say what you will of past winners, but most of them in recent years (besides maybe “heroes”) had something more to them beyond being good/catchy pop songs – each in its own way. I don’t see this one having it, unfortunately.

ESCalator
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ESCalator

The song is very nice, but lacks that special X factor to be the winner.

bastian
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bastian

exactly, and everytime i see him, i just dont see a winner. Mans, Loreen, Netta, Jamala and Sobral all had something extra. I dont know how to name it, i guess its called x-factor ;), but they had something special.

Alex
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Alex

Agree I don’t see this entry as a winner right because it lacks that special vibe.
Sadly not all winners had that “x factor” or special thing tho

Argento
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Argento

They all had excellent vocals and presence on stage.

MrBrightside
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MrBrightside

And what factor had that bland Azeri couple from 2011? I can’t even remember their names lol. :p

Ohi
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Ohi

Oh don’t even remind me of that mess

Rainer1
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Rainer1

I am sure that Luca wins. the song is extremely cool and perfect for the great dancer luca . Go for gold, switzerland

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

These odds are meaningless. They will change multiple times between the contest. They will change drastically after the rehearsals. And they will still be wrong. Last year the odds were wrong for most of the top 10. They totally fail to predict the jury vote.

Liam Lindsay
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Liam Lindsay

Finally someone with common sense. The odds always change during rehearsals week and during the semi finals, I just hope that the UK does well as its deserving of a Top 10 finish or at least Top 13

Nicolas
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Nicolas

And they can be wrong even after the SF. Last year Ireland was 4th in the odds just before the grand final and Austria was 20th,

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Exactly. Most of the top 10 were wrong last year. Austria was nowhere near correct – not even on the stratosphere. Same with Ireland. They were SO wrong. Cyprus was not rated high at all until the rehearsals. Then suddenly it changed. The bookmakers odds are so irrelevant at this point in the season that wiwibloggs should not even report on them.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I wish Switzerland the best, I really do, they should be in the final god knows how many times, but I simply cannot fall in love with “She Got Me”. Luca is talented and handsome performer no doubt, and SJB can make miracles happen on stage when she wants to, but the song itself is… meh? Radiofriendly and current, but it’s just not remarkable. A big collage of recent hits that I just don’t get. Well, time will tell.

Preuss
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Preuss

I’d be pleased if he managed to finish that high 😀

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

To be honest, if Luca finishes inside the top 10, I‘d rate this as a massive success.

In Switzerland, popularity of ESC is currently in a low, most people think that SRF should spend their money elsewhere, but I‘m happy that they still do ESC and only for that reason, I hope that Luca climbs the scoreboard.

However a Top 5 or even Top 3 finish would be absolutely breathtaking!

Miel
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Miel

Luca deserves to win. “She got me” could be an international hit.

Markus
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Markus

I think Sweden is way overrated for this simple and predictable song. So being fourth favourite at the moment is something they can be happy with. Switzerland’s song is catchy and entertaining and for me the actual ranking is ok, because there are no real better songs in the competition this year IMO (except Azerbaijan that should be higher up).

A passerby
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A passerby

I tried with all myself to like this, but it just doesn’t feel “authentic” to me. It’s like him and his song (which is nothing special honestly) are going two different ways and don’t cross their paths even once, not sure if I can explain this… They just don’t connect. And the chances I’m buying SJB’s staging are lower than Luca’s betting odds.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

As a Swede i can see both Switzerland and Sweden in top 10. I can also see Australia and Slovenia in top 10 but i cant see Portugal in top 10 at all. Iceland maybe. Netherlands and Russia in top 10 to.

Atlas
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Atlas

Portugal is a winner alert!

MrBrightside
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MrBrightside

Australia will be lucky if it manages to reach top10 but in the semi. :v

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Watch out for Greece their odds have been shortening and shortening for the past 2 days to the point were they are close to passing Iceland and Cyprus… I don’t know what’s up with Greece…

Andy
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Andy

Not much is up with Greece. There was a video of Katerine singing in the studio and hitting a high note which probably certified that she does actually have an amazing voice or at least as good as the recording.

Denis
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Denis

I really can’t picture switzerland that high. The song is good and will probably do well and give Sitzerland it’s best result in years but that high? SJB is a hit or mess these days. But who knows..
I can see the rest of top 5 being Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Italy though!

Ric
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Ric

I like this song and I am hoping it will do well after so many of failure for Switzerland, but third with the odds? Mmm…it makes me frown quite a bit, especially considering it is above Italy Iceland Portugal Greece Norway and Cyprus…I don’t know…It should be high but not that much Imo.

Una
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Una

I said it the other day when SJB was announced as creative director. That Switzerland’s odds will go up.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Thank God out of top 10 the minute the song will end performing on SF1

LjupchoMKD
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LjupchoMKD

I do not get the hype about this entry. A desparate Fuego/Despacito attempt. Televoting may push it in finals, but I do not see it ending in top 10.

khanova
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khanova

agree %100

bastian
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bastian

Im not a big fan either, and lets face it as a song its just not enough to be a winner. I miss originality. But im sure it will be in the top 10 in the final and it could be a hit in Europe.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

This is remarkable for Switzerland. When I listen to the song, i always think the lyrics are way too awful for a winner song, but then I remember that nobody actually listens to the lyrics. One thing is for sure though: Switzerland should keep selecting internally. Their NFs have been a long, amateurish road to nowhere. This is so much better.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

(a road to nowhere except for the treasure that was Sebalter, obviously. He could be selected internally next year).

Darren
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Darren

I miss Sebalter. By far my favorite Swiss entry.

Whisker
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Whisker

I still have nightmares about The last of our kind and Timebelles. Last year they didn’t qualify either.

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Timebelle was fine, it was the staging that sucked. Last of our kind was just plain bad. If Switzerland qualifies and gets a high enough place, they should stick to internal selection.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

Yeah Yeah Fire Luca 🙂

the Swiss are HOT HOT HOT this year

Darren
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Darren

Switzerland will qualify for sure for the first time since 2014, and well done for them at last. However in the final, I think the song could finish anywhere, either low or high.
Lucas live vocal will be the ultimate decider.

Whisker
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Whisker

IMO whereas the jury might give fewer points for bad live vocal the public might be forgiving.

Mina
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Mina

I really wish it for Luca and Switzerland to have a great show on stage and even to win the Eurovision (even though my heart beats for Italy, Mahmood and Soldi).

Whisker
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Whisker

I don’t care anymore who wins to be honest, but I want Luca to smash that stage. I want to see every year something I haven’t seen before, in a good way, of course.

Mina
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Mina

I second that.

insalata di cesare
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insalata di cesare

I dont like the bookies Top 3. Too slick and polished and quite bland. Sweden is very uplifting, Italy , Iceland and Portugal the true favorites, slovenia and Austria criminally underrated

haron
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haron

the game is between Netherlands and Italy

CHUPACABRA
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CHUPACABRA

Same Favorites

Rainer1
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Rainer1

????austria, slovenia….good night europe, sleep well

haron
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haron

Slovenia is the dark horse

Atlas
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Atlas

Portugal italy and iceland

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Funny how you call the top 3 “too slick and polished”, while you’re acting like Sweden’s song this year isn’t the exact definition of that…