One sings a tender heartfelt ballad, the other a slice of soulful disco-pop. And tonight both Duncan Laurence and John Lundvik will take to the stage in the jury show of Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2019.

Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Odds To Win:

In the market to win Duncan is out in front*. The Netherlands is the favourite to win with odds low odds across the board. His highest odds are 6/4 at Bet365, which reflects market confidence in his abilities.

Sweden‘s John Lundvik is in second and in the blue at SportingBet. That means his odds to win are shortening. They list his chances at 11/4.

Sergey Lazarev from Russia follows in third. His ballad “Scream” is low in the odds, but does not command the same confidence enjoyed by the Netherlands or Sweden. Unibet is one of several bookmakers offering high odds at 5/1.

Azerbaijan and Switzerland round out the top five in the to win market. 888Sport puts Azerbaijan at 13/2 and SkyBet lists Luca Hannï’s chances to win at 12/1 so they’re some distance behind the leaders.

Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Odds To Qualify:

The to qualify market is a close reflection of the to win market.

One difference is the leader: Sweden is out in front, with The Netherlands in second and Russia third.

Azerbaijan and Switzerland follow.

Malta, Norway, North MacedoniaArmenia and Denmark make up the rest of the top ten.

If the odds are right that means we’ll say goodbye to these eight countries at the end of Semi-Final 2:

  • Albania
  • Romania
  • Austria
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Croatia
  • Latvia
  • Ireland

We can expect movement in the odds after tonight’s jury show final.

What do you make of the odds? Are these your ten qualifiers? Let us know in the comments below!

*Accurate Israeli local time 12:20pm

Photo Credit: EBU

 

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horacast
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horacast

And the one who had to win representing Romania, Laura Bretan was boycotted by a purchased jury and did not reach the competition. It won easily with the vote of the public, but it was lowered by the foreign jury. See but: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1NPm88iflU

Fanesc
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Fanesc

26 songs…How is possible CONAN be absent!!!????

Burger
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Burger

Conan was too avant garde, yes its different but sometimes you have to remember a lot of juries haven’t seen the entries beforehand and similarly first time viewers would’ve been scratching their heads which makes it hard for them to go and vote for it

Roger Rabbit
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Roger Rabbit

I like much the song from Ireland nobody talk about she .I go to vote for Ireland tonight .

Darren
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Darren

The fandom always underrate Ireland every year, even last year they had us dead last on every poll etc but we finished 16th in the final.
Unsure about our success this year though. I’ve a feeling we are back to the NQs

Swedish Moose
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Swedish Moose

I think Ireland got a big chance tonight. She is lovely, the song is good and it is a cute and fun performance. The song get stuck in your head easily. That always helps. Good luck to you!

Darren
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Darren

Cheers Swedish Moose
I’m voting Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Sweden tonight. They will qualify easily anyway, , but I’m sending them my love regardless

Swedish Moose
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Swedish Moose

I did wote for Ireland 🙁 I’m so sorry! I’m so sad about Romania aswell!!! Thank you for you vote!

Whisker
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Relax. Ireland has many fans, myself included.

lasse braun
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lasse braun

with laura romania would make the final with ease but 2 men has played god…
no MARUV,no joci & no laura = no really ESC fun for me this year.

Whisker
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Don’t watch then. We don’t need homophobic people on the Eurovision stage.

horacast
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horacast

Homophobic?, you are such an id iot, What does homophobia have to do with art and music? You are a poor and miserable person.

Burger
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Burger

This semi could be a bloodbath, I get the feeling one or two we think are going to qualify will not: there’s only 3 or 4 I think have no chance but we can’t select 13 tonight.

Eric
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Eric

Sweden will qualify without a doubt!

pooky1001
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pooky1001

I dont think there is any doubt that Russia, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Azerbajan will qualify, personally i dont like the Russian entry but its gonna go to the final for sure, the other 5 places i think Malta will go through without any problems, and the final 4 spots could be a fight but i think most likely it will be North Macedonia, Norway, Romania and hopefully Albania. If it was my own personal choice i would take out Russia and Norway and replace with Austria and Ireland.

Frysk
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Frysk

Austria??? How can anyone like that squeeky voice. I had to walk out. I do no do that very often. Absolutely dreadful. She seems a nice girl so there will be something else for her. Singing it isn’t.

Marco
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Marco

My Top 10 for 2nd Semi-Final:

Russia
North Macedonia
Albania
Denmark
Moldova
Latvia
Sweden
Austria
Azerbaijan
Lithuania

GotIt
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As a Swede, it is funny to see people feel threatened.

Eric
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Eric

I know right! 🙂

Swedish Moose
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Swedish Moose

As a Swede… I think we all should just chill and see what happens. And support each other! No need for arrogance

Denis
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Denis

No offence, but are you new here?
It would be easy to chill if people din’t constantly hate your country. Sweden is hated here. Last year people cheered when Sweden only got 21 points by the voters. Even in the arena. Who know same thing might happen this year too..
So we take nothing for granted.

Swedish Moose
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Swedish Moose

No, I have been reading the page seens 2011. I know all about the hate, and of course I was devastated when people cheered in that situation and booed when Benjamin went through. BUT I do undrerstand the other side of the coin. And I don’t agree with swedes who says that we will win the whole thing or the semi. I think we all should wait and see. And be humble. We can afford to be that with all the wins we got

Anne
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Anne

Lol that feels the same for a Dutchie 🙂

Kredential
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Kredential

I know I will be sad watching this semi final because I really want to see Romania, Macedonia and Albania all qualify but I don’t think it’s realistic to believe all three will be qualifying. Eurovision gods if you’re out there, I’m more than happy to sacrifice the likes of Norway and Armenia xD

pooky1001
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pooky1001

Yep im with you there, i would love to see Romania, Macedonia and Albania all qualify but i think its going to be difficult.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Sergey’s Scream performance is really good both vocally and visually. A lot more original and modern sounding than Only One. Wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Russia winning TBH

Eric
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Eric

Scream is an ordinary song… hidden behind a flashy performance

Hold my beer, I'm Serhat
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Hold my beer, I'm Serhat

Like Australia. The lady in the air hides her awful song.

Anne
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Anne

I agree its theater

Swedish Moose
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Swedish Moose

Charli Cheer Up: 100% Agree!

florinho
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florinho

i have huge emotions for my country, Romania.. if we will not qualify again for the second time in a row i will be heartbroken

Una
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Una

I am super excited for Romania since I like the song a lot. And Ester is a fantastic performer. I have all my positive and negative criticism put away. I just wait for the TV show now. Good luck, florinho! I hope you’ll be happy after the show 🙂

Kiraki
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Kiraki

I like Ester. But from what I’d seen at the jury show (my friend recorded it at his FB), it’s not really promising. Nothing wows me compared to some other entries. Even Ireland did better (my impression is based on that video).

Same goes with Switzerland. His voice sounded shaky, although not as drunk as our daddy Serhat hahahaha

sorenina
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sorenina

I don’t care if we qualify or not. It’s all about Ester, because she is bullied by those primitives Bretan fans who think voice is everything… Vincerooooooooo,..Vinceroooooooooo, ……Vincerooooooooooo, Vincerooooooooo

horacast
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horacast

Really someone makes such a pitiful comment about Laura … it’s not the fans, it’s the quality with which she sings … far superior to the one they chose, which, oh coincidence, did not even appear …

Swedish Moose
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Swedish Moose

I’ve got my fingers crossed for Romania tonight! I really love the song and I hope her performance will go as well as possible

Whisker
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Fingers on both your hands please!

Whisker
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I think Romania will qualify.

Eric
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Eric

Sweden is sooooo great! Can not wait to see John Lundvik on stage tonight!

Michael
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Michael
Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

This high-key feels like a winner performance, wow!

Kristy
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Kristy

If Arcade was sung by other singer (someone who can deliver real and pure emotions), then it would be great. But unfortunately, no strong emotions, average voice, and therefore, average song. Not a winner for me. Place 10 in final. Listen better how Roko sang Arcade. This is how this song should sound.

Adrian ESC
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Adrian ESC

The way arcade is sung is pure and full of emotion. And the reason why? Because the singer has co wrote the song from his own emotions. The fact that you don’t see it that way is probably you haven’t tried to. And an average voice is certainly not what Duncan has, even a child could come to that conclusion 🙂
And really , i like Roko too but don’t compare the two of them, they both are great in their own way!

Lol
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Lol

?? you sound very jealous Kristy, and I did hear Roko’s version from arcade…he scipt the high notes, because he cannot song them like Duncan can

ESC2019TTLV
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ESC2019TTLV

Haha oohhh Kristy, your so funny……NOT!

Henry
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Henry

Kristy is a bit Envious and jealous, aren’t you Kristy?

Kristy
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Kristy

Come on, he is a bad singer and destroyed his own song.
BTW, not everyone likes the Netherlands Arcade… live with it.
If he wins, he will be one of the worst winners in all Eurovision history.

Davve
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Davve

Sweden will win this semi

gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

Sweden or Russia.

IVANOV
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IVANOV

Russia.

Helene
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Helene

It is so sad that you can’t like Sweden on this site without being downvoted. The same with Russia I guess. I hope that Sweden will make it to the final.

Davve
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Davve

Its so much jealousy towards Sweden. Mostmy by ESc fans from countries that sends bad song to the contest.

Una
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Una

Sweden will make it to the final. Don’t worry 🙂

Lol
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Lol

There is much hate for all the top favorites…like every year.

Maria
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Maria

Because they are announced as winners already 3 month before Eurovision. And it is so annoying. I cannot even enjoy the show when I already know who is going to win. So I hope for less favorite song to win. People who cannot decide which song they like the most, check out bookmaker odds, different tops, and see oh, … this country is top 1, ok it is probably good then. then they vote for that. (Not because they like it, but because others say its the best).. It is like advertising some certain songs, as if countries pay to… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Question to you all:
Who should Purple Mask vote for in Semi Final 2, and why? 🙂

Jo.
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Jo.

Albania, because Ketju Jokes needs to be in the final
at
any
cost.

aroncido
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aroncido

Vote for Austria so they can finally play Zero Gravity at the press conference.

Michael
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Michael

The song you like the most.

Una
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Una

I couldn’t tell you who to vote for even with that smiley face 🙂 You obviously know more about music then me, LOL. But I could recommend some criteria to consider for a triage: 1. Novelty factor of the song (plus) 2. Novelty factor of the performance (plus) 3. Capacity of the performer in what is his or her capacity to convey the message of the song (plus) 4. Harmony between the song – performance – staging. What I would recommend you not to put too much emphasis on is the camera angles. It looks like they’re a hit or… Read more »

Colin
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Colin

I’ll try to predict ten qualifiers, even if almost all songs have some legitimate reasons to make it. 1. The Netherlands – The obvious first one to make it, probably even winning the semi. It’s impactful, emotional and has a great position in running order. Even if someone else wins, this is certainly sailing through the final in top 5. 2. Russia – Except last year, Russia always does well. Sergey is an amazing performer, the song is very dramatic and the staging looks striking. I don’t see this missing out in any version. 3. Sweden – Besides the fact… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I agree that Austria is underrated.
Albania might be in trouble – it was the wrong semi final and a bad draw for Jonida. 🙁
Dare I mention that Croatia might grab a few votes from a certain audience? 😉

Colin
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Colin

I can see Croatia being like 7th in televote and 12th with the juries and thus qualifying on 10th spot or so. Not impossible. Roko has a great voice. The staging is… well, it’s noticeable. Yeah, I can see this going through instead of Austria or Armenia.

Nightingale
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Nightingale

Please, join the petition! Not only for Portugal and Hungary but for all countries that suffered from injustice last night and to prevent more problems tomorrow and Saturday. Some people were unable to vote for their favorite countries. In some contries, a lot of people got the message “error” while calling to vote for their favorites. Their votes didn’t count!!
https://www.change.org/p/eurovision-recount-eurovision-2019-first-semifinal

Anna
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Anna

Just chill and enjoy the contest. It’s not the end of the world, so no need for drama. These are not political elections.

PP77
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PP77

If some country have problem with televote ,they use only juries result (it is EBU rules). If some country have problem with juries votes, they use only televote result.

Sila
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Sila

@pp77
Yes , but that hasn’t happened yet. And in the meantime almost nobody was able to vote for portugal, which is a pretty big deal in a singing competition where a delegation puts in six months of work… People who wave this off as something small should be ashamed of themselves. Imagine if it was your country that stayed in the semi final only because nobody was able to vote for it.

Sylte
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Why do i have a feeling that sweden won the jury show???

Stephanie
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I actually think Netherlands smashed it and won the jury vote. I guess we’ll find out after the final

Mark Dowd
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Mark Dowd

Press poll had Netherlands on a massive 133 and winning semi 2 by a country mile…

Helene
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Helene

Well they won but not by a mile. Sweden is not that far behind. We will see tomorrow! I guess Netherland will win.

yom124
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yom124

Well we won´t see until after the grand final…

Denis
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Denis

They won but it wasn’t exactly by a mile. It was tight race.
Also press poll doesn’t mean they actually won it, just that the press find it best. But they don’t decide, do they? Juries and audience decide.

Julius Caesar
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Julius Caesar

Odds are always totally off on Albania. I remember last year they were like #38 in betting odds and finished 11th in the grand final.

Riseandshine
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Riseandshine

There is a lot of albanians all round the world, so …

Alex
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Alex

Romania will not make it, Albania is up to televoters as it will do well with juries (they have some diaspora voting coming from Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, FYR Macedonia)

Armenia could stay out of the top 10, same for Denmark.

Jo.
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Jo.

if albania doesn’t make it…
i
will
nuke
them
ALL
!!

Jo.
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Jo.

where are the juries????DO YOUR JOB!!

Joshua
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Joshua

There’s no way Denmark can qualify and Albania can’t… let me join you in case they commit a Eurovision crime.

Una
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Una

I have a problem with this comment. “Nuke them ALL”? Criticism about broadcaster’s love for a certain country deleted, but this post is still on?

Darren
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Darren

Anybody know how the jury rehearsals went? Any particular countries looking like strong contenders? And pre-contest favorites starting to fall??
I NEEDS TO KNOW!!!!!!!!

Thiago
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Thiago

Yea both Duncan and Lundvik completely butchered their jury performance. There’s no way they can advance now.

Mark Dowd
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Mark Dowd

Love your use of irony

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Basically, all the big favorites to qualify -current top 6 of betting odds- did well and got warmer applause from the press center. North Macedonia also.

Blediotari
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Blediotari

They were warmer with Albania then NM…why don’t you mention it?

Rogesc
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Rogesc

Omg I’m so excited, will this be our year after 44 years of not winning?? GO DUNCAN

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Looking at SF 1 qualifiers, here’s my prediction:
Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Azerbaijan, Malta, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway.
It’s completely different from my wish list, but yesterday semi-final has showed me that it’s (almost) all about the upbeat songs this year.

Budwires
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Budwires

5 entries you mentioned are not upbeat songs, so you contradict your point

DerKai
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DerKai

Will there be something about the Sisters-Video at Wiwibloggs?

KYLLITO
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KYLLITO

Wiwi covered it on YouTube already.

pooky1001
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pooky1001

Listening to the live stream of the jury final on youtube the biggest applauses of the night sounds like they went to North Macedonia, Azerbajan and The Netherlands. Cant comment on Armenia coz i missed the beginning but i understand she had some kind of ear microphone problem so might perform again.

Flags
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Flags

Albania has to go through,would be such a shame to leave that masterpiece in the semis.
Cmon Europe ??????

Polegend Godgarina
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i need ester, jonida and tamara to pull thru

Gigii
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Gigii

Jon Ola just announced that the difference beetwen the 10th and 11th place was only 2 points… 8/10 qualifiers juries and televote agreed upon on… #votesmatter!!

Kuhkatz
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Kuhkatz

Heard that too, already made up some speculations.

Televoters couldve preferred Portugal and Poland over Belarus and Cyprus

Judges could‘ve preferred Georgia and Hungary over San Marino and Estonia

11th one that missed out I predict that it is not Portugal, it might be Hungary, Poland or a surprise like Georgia.

Last two places Montenegro and Finland, Belgium finished between 13th and 15th

These are only my shot at what could‘ve been part of the full results of SF 1

Una
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Una

If Georgia missed their qualification at two points I would be gutted.

Tonks
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Tonks

My vote are go to Azerbaijan and Switzerland

stella
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stella

I don’t care what happens tbh as long as Armenia goes through, it’s the only one I’m really invested in this semi. I hope Srbuk can pull through.

Why?!
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Why?!

So…are we ignoring the fact that some people from Spain and France were unable to vote for Portugal?! Hopefully this kind of stuff is gonna be reviewed so it doesn’t happen again in the future…

Idksmth
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Idksmth

I think that Romania will qualify, but I’m not sure about the one who won’t. Lowkey feels like Armenia, sadly. Vocally killing it and the performance is amazing, but may come off as scary. Last year’s NQ doesn’t help at all. Running order could be better.
I hope Switzerland will flop in the final. The song is good, but the performance is autrocious.

Alex
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Alex

I mean San Marino unexpectedly qualified so anyone can qualify.

KYLLITO
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KYLLITO

In SF2, that’s not necessarily so.

Joshua
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Joshua

That “unexpectedly” is debatable. Many people believed in Serhat. The only problem is that San Marino is a small country and never much talked about.

susi
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susi

my money will go to switzerland and the netherlands

I say
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I say

You will lose your money on Switzerland for sure don’t say I didn’t warn you

redarrow
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my vote goes to Malta.

Yuv
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Yuv

Report on Israel’s channel 12: Crisis between EBU and Madonna over anti christian messages in her Like a Prayer performance

Denis
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Denis

LOL, are we suddenly back in the 80’s or what? Who still get offended over that song?

Say Na Na Na
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Say Na Na Na

EBU has rules : no politics, no religion.
If one wants to break that rule, then everybody will want to do the same. Eurovision will not exist at all then.

aroncido
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aroncido

Perhaps it would be for the best, if they will try and make it into a pointless parade of authoritarian systems anyway.

Sila
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Sila

An anti christian message is very edgy, unneeded,uncalled for and not okay. Just imagine the commotion that would happen if she did an anti islam message.

Samo
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Samo

Good. The last thing we need is Madonna on the show. Don’t get me wrong – I respect her as an artist and love her older music, but performances like this don’t belong to Eurovision.

I’m all for having star acts as interval acts, but surely there are more contemporary and European artists who would love to perform on the world’s largest TV show and would fit its format.

What’s more interesting is how is KAN going to handle loosing several minutes of interval act. There still is a time to fly Maruv into Kyiv! 🙂

Tobias
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Tobias

Yes, because Maruv is what the grand public would see? haha

Denis
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Denis

Netherlands isn’t really that big of a favourite though. It got 25% chance to win, according to polls. Which is more than Anybody else but still not much of a number. It means that it has a bigger chance to not win than to win. The field is open!

Dan
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Dan

I think you mean 30% …

EzZ
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EzZ

They have 30% chance to win which is quite a big lead, but still like you mentioned I think this year definitely is wide open for sure, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, Malta, Azerbaijan probably will all do well for sure, but then again Serbia went up in the polls. So literally anyone can win, it’s going to be exciting.

Juan
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Juan

Well, acoording to the odds, Netta had 24% just before the final las year.

Milla
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Milla

I agree. And a win based on what? The Netherland’s rehearsals have not been that great.

Mark Dowd
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Mark Dowd

Tonight’s dress rehearsal was flawless. Superb.

Jo.
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Jo.

the odds say he is, but I don’t think he is a clear winner.

Bigger
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Bigger

In the meantime it’s 31% (8am cet) though ;p

ESC2019TLV
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ESC2019TLV

33% at 10am

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

35% now, oh my god.. The will soon be lower than 2.0

ESC2019TLV
Guest
ESC2019TLV

uhhhh 36 % now 🙂

PP77
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PP77

Jon Ola wrote that 2 points was difference between 10 and 11 place in I semi. And also that juries,televote agree with 8 finalist.

Colin
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Colin

My guess in that case is that the televote saved San Marino, while the juries saved Serbia. My reasoning behind the fact is that SM was nowhere near polished for juries to rank it that high. As for Serbia, it’s a song appreciated among fans and press polls, but frequently seen 25th-32nd in big aggregator polls for general audiences on You Tube. 11th was hopefully Portugal or Poland.

PP77
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PP77

I think S Marino out of TOP 10 with juries, and Estonia out of TOP 10 with televote.
My prediction 11.Georgia 12.Poland 13.Hungary 14.Belgium 15.Portugal 16.Montenegro 17.Finland

Colin
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Colin

Deban said that Slovenia was the least talked about on social media during the show, so it actually might be them who got saved by the juries. I see people somewhat questioning the qualifications of Estonia and Belarus, but I honestly don’t see the juries pushing for them in higher amount than the public. Both probably did well because of charismatic performers and easily accessible songs (personally I love Estonia and don’t like “Like It”, but I can see it’s cool on stage). It’s likely SM and Slovenia.

stella
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stella

I think the televote saved Belarus and the juries saved San Marino. I can’t see the public backing San Marino that much

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Drunk juries then.

TJH
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TJH

San Marino would have had more televotes than jury support

EuroBalkan
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EuroBalkan

I think you haven’t watched YT videos recently. Serbia was among top 5 in every video for SF1 after rehearsals.

Una
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Una

I actually think that Serbia was absolutely stunning. I rather see the juries having saved Estonia. Televote must have saved San Marino for sure!

EuroBalkan
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EuroBalkan

Btw, I think that maybe juries saved San Marino. In past, some countries withdrew from the competition because they failed to qualify for many years, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the jury’s “duty” is to stop that from happening again.
But, that’s only a thought.

PP77
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PP77

If we have in I semi surprise to see San Marino,Belarus to go to final (both in betting odds out of Top 10 qualiffiers), I have feeling that we have surprise to see Ireland,Romania,Austria in final, instead Armenia,Denmark, N.Macedonia.

Aisling
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Aisling

I hope you’re right.

Darren
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Darren

No way should Ireland be last in the odds.
Right it’s a string semi with about 15 good songs competing for 10 places. I’m not saying we 100% deserve to qualify…I actually don’t think we will. But to be dead last with like likes of Croatia, Lithuania, Romania ahead is a bit of a joke if you ask me.
Ireland isn’t perfect but it’s certainly not the worst song in the semi.

acp
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acp

I completely agree with you, I really like Ireland’s song and she doesn’t deserve last place having Croatia and Lithuania… Truly underrated along with Austria

Marine
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Marine

The Irish song is lovely. Just enjoy the show and don’t focus too much on the competition part, which is just about deciding who gets to host the following year.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Belarus is on fire this year. Their commentator gave homophobic comments ans the jury revealed their points already. Whats wrong with Belarus?

Whisker
Guest

Say WHAT? Details pretty please.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask
aroncido
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aroncido

Norway is clearly not qualifying. I think people saying otherwise are a bit delusional. Or maybe I am. We’ll see.

P!nk Forever
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P!nk Forever

Let me tell you that the exact same people who let San Marino slide through are doing the same with Norway.

Henry
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Henry

I don’t think so, they cannot vote in Semi 2….

aroncido
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aroncido

Oh San Marino was my second favourite yesterday. Norway is a very different kind of beast. It’s not fun, it’s cringey. For me. For others, idk.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Your 2nd? it was my 15th

anonymous
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anonymous

there is no way albania will miss

Polegend Godgarina
Guest

i need albania and romania to pull thru. we can leave armenia at home, the disappointment of the year.

Colin
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Colin

I am totally with you on this. Albania and Romania are both great. I have no idea how betting odds are sleeping on them. Armenia is… fine, but I have similar problem with them as with Moldova. I don’t feel the connection between the performer and the content. Not only that someone else wrote the song, but it’s very obvious too. I really feel nothing there.

La Signora
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La Signora

If Albania is not in the final this year people deserve to listen I’ll be flossin’ Backpack kid for the rest of their lives

Idksmth
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Idksmth

I’m sorry, but if the staging makes you asleep, which, sadly is the case, then you won’t even hear it. The kid would do the same thing or people turning the TV off means that the views for the final would really drop. The song is amazing, but in this bloodbath in order to qualify you need both – an amazing song, that Jonida is serving and a great staging which Albania ain’t giving to us this year.

Amel
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Amel

I like the fact that there were a few shocks in last nights semi final, though do think the songs should be judged on how good the singer performs them, live, and the lyrics/meaning of the song. I feel pyrotechnics and special effects are overshadowing the performances every year. That said, in my opinion I do believe The Netherlands deserves the win this year.

Matija
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Matija

I love the song, I find it in it, far from it, but I think that cheap lamp and a fake piano can not bring the victory. That is my opinion.

Bigger
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Bigger

No you already made it a thousand times clear that you don’t like it at all, in the first place, and hope it wont do well. I don’t understand how people can get a satisfied feeling when they troll…

Say Na Na Na
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Say Na Na Na

No victory for the boy with the naked bu tt who thinks he can be like Salvador Sobral. Europe will not vote for this.

Say Na Na Na
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Say Na Na Na

Duncan belongs to a certain district no decent wo/man will go to.

Valhalla
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Valhalla

wtf…

acp
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acp

I really hope North Macedonia gets through. I was very confident after her rehearsals but seeing yesterday’s results I am very worried a country like Croatia or Lithuania might take her spot… Please vote for Tamara, she really deserves it and they finally got the staging and the live singing right!!

Matija
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Matija

Yes, but she is not the only performer who has a good vocal and a good stage performance. Honestly, after yesterday’s semifinal, I really think everything is possible, so to pass, but not to pass.

PP77
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PP77

I have feeling that N.Macedonia will finish like Georgia 2017. Strong vocal,good song, but out of TOP 10 in semi.

acp
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acp

Well if she doesn’t qualify, I hope that will be the outcome

Loin dici
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This semi is packed with ‘jury countries’ (Russia, Sweden, Malta, Azerbaijan, Netherlands), that I don’t really want to bother on who’s qualifying on the jury’s side (or even the televoting side for occasions), unless miracle happens and juries ditched these countries out of their scoreboard. It’s competitive but all of it was just too polished and in the end leaves me cold. Well, SF2, surprise me.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

The more interesting and “unique” entries were definitely in SF1. I find this SF fascinating. I mean, all the big jury points are going to be going to the same set of songs. A song like Malta might end up only picking up 4s and 5s from the juries here because their points are going elsewhere.
Ironically enough, this SF is screaming out for something like Portugal for televoters to get behind.

Say Na Na Na
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Say Na Na Na

What? Russia has never been a jury country.
Dima Bilan was in glory during 100% televote.
Sergey won no. 1 in televote in 2016.
Jamala won just for anti Russia message.

Say Na Na Na
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Say Na Na Na

Thank you for your like. If anybody thinks Russia is a jury country, that means that person started to follow ESC yesterday, literally.

Loin dici
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Okay, so maybe I was wrong to think a country that can persist its placement to never sink from top 15 of the jury scores as a ‘jury country’. Russia is a televoting country, but i’m doubting that’s the case this year: this entry might cater more to the juries than televoting, but yeah, maybe you’re right.

Sebastian
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Sebastian

Bookmakers are the main indicators of how the audience will be and who will favor, and 50% of the vote is carried by a jury that maybe Switzerland and Malta will not like it. I think there is a great likelihood that there will be surprises, I do not believe that Malta, Russia, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Sweden will also pass directly. There may be surprises.

Sebastian
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Sebastian

Obviously viewers and jury do not have the same taste, which is quite legitimate right.

Proud Malteser
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Proud Malteser

You have a hidden agenda against Maltese entries so cut the crap. You’re always speaking against Malta’s entries.

Loin dici
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Is ‘Chameleon’ even worthy to be called a Maltese entry, while in fact it is not?