Eurovision Thread | Israel 2019

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  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator


    Anyone got a link to a video of Jack Whitehall performing with Sunstroke Project? Him and Epic Sax Guy is a must see.

    He'd be a great replacement for Graham Norton in a few years.

  • IntoxicatedSeal
    1421 posts Professional
    Concept is wonderful.

    The political influence just makes the entire thing pointless.
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    Finland are sending Darude to Eurovision.

  • EA_Cian
    1131 posts EA Staff (retired)
    Alastair wrote: »
    Finland are sending Darude to Eurovision.


    It's like highschool dances all over again.

  • Santiago
    21486 posts Club Captain
    It's almost that time of the year again. Most songs have gotten released by now and we are #1 in the odds B)

    What are all of your favourites so far?
    Except for our song I really like Slovenia and Italy
  • Razer94
    1719 posts Play-Off Hero
    welp.. switzerland or netherlands is winning this
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    Started listening to all the songs tonight. Listened to the first 15 in the Eurovision playlist. Here are my thoughts based on the songs (not heard any before so don't know the standard this year).
    • Norway - Top 10
    • Cyprus - Final but nothing more
    • Moldova - Not getting out of the semis. Bring back Epic Sax Guy.
    • Russia - Not as good as last time but he'll still get top 10.
    • Israel - Israel clearly don't want to host it next year. :joy:
    • Albania - Not qualifying
    • Romania - May just qualify but not a contender
    • Armenia - A finalist but nothing more
    • Malta - Left side of the board
    • Sweden - Top 10
    • Belarus - Finalist
    • Montenegro - No chance
    • Italy - Not in English which will hamper it's chances. Left side is a possible though.
    • Ireland - Decent effort. Top of the right side of the board.
    • North Macedonia - Borderline qualifier.
  • alex1987
    5052 posts Big Money Move
    edited April 10
    Alastair wrote: »
    Started listening to all the songs tonight. Listened to the first 15 in the Eurovision playlist. Here are my thoughts based on the songs (not heard any before so don't know the standard this year).
    • Norway - Top 10
    • Cyprus - Final but nothing more
    • Moldova - Not getting out of the semis. Bring back Epic Sax Guy.
    • Russia - Not as good as last time but he'll still get top 10.
    • Israel - Israel clearly don't want to host it next year. :joy:
    • Albania - Not qualifying
    • Romania - May just qualify but not a contender
    • Armenia - A finalist but nothing more
    • Malta - Left side of the board
    • Sweden - Top 10
    • Belarus - Finalist
    • Montenegro - No chance
    • Italy - Not in English which will hamper it's chances. Left side is a possible though.
    • Ireland - Decent effort. Top of the right side of the board.
    • North Macedonia - Borderline qualifier.

    Where's the Netherlands on your list? I'd say a contender to win this.
    Duncan Laurence.
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    alex1987 wrote: »
    Alastair wrote: »
    Started listening to all the songs tonight. Listened to the first 15 in the Eurovision playlist. Here are my thoughts based on the songs (not heard any before so don't know the standard this year).
    • Norway - Top 10
    • Cyprus - Final but nothing more
    • Moldova - Not getting out of the semis. Bring back Epic Sax Guy.
    • Russia - Not as good as last time but he'll still get top 10.
    • Israel - Israel clearly don't want to host it next year. :joy:
    • Albania - Not qualifying
    • Romania - May just qualify but not a contender
    • Armenia - A finalist but nothing more
    • Malta - Left side of the board
    • Sweden - Top 10
    • Belarus - Finalist
    • Montenegro - No chance
    • Italy - Not in English which will hamper it's chances. Left side is a possible though.
    • Ireland - Decent effort. Top of the right side of the board.
    • North Macedonia - Borderline qualifier.

    Where's the Netherlands on your list? I'd say a contender to win this.
    Duncan Laurence.

    I've only listened to the first 15 on the playlist so far. I'll listen to them and give my opinion some time in the next few days.
  • Mike
    9494 posts League Winner
    I’m doing what I did the past couple years. Don’t listen to any song prior to the event
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    Listening to the rest now but decided to do it one semi final at a time. Some of my predictions have changed a bit in the last couple of weeks.

    Semi Final 1
    • Cyprus - Top 10
    • Montenegro - No chance
    • Finland - Will qualify because of who he is. Can't see it doing much in the final.
    • Poland - I'd prefer to listen to the Fireman Sam theme tune than this...
    • Slovenia - Not singing in English only works if you've got a catchy song. This isn't.
    • Czech Republic - Will qualify. Top of the right hand side of the board.
    • Hungary - Not in the 7 worst in semi final 1...
    • Belarus - Finalist
    • Serbia - This won't be there year.
    • Belgium - Their worst entry for a few years. Should still qualify.
    • Georgia - Not sure why they even thought sending this was a sensible idea
    • Australia - First they claimed to be European and now this song looks like they're claiming to be the statue of liberty. I thought we might be able to escape Australia in the final. Then I heard the rest of the semi final. It'll be borderline but will probably sneak in due to the public vote, the juries will destroy it though.
    • Iceland - I didn't know what to expect from an anti-capitalist BDSM techno band but it certainly wasn't this. They'll qualify. I'm looking forward to Graham Norton's comment on them.
    • Estonia - Top of the right hand side of the board.
    • Portugal - The only explanation I can think of is that they can't afford to host it again next year. The guy reminds me of a thinner, more well kept Salvador Sobral
    • Greece - Left hand side of the board
    • San Marino - I can't see Serhat improving on last time he came...

    Italics = Non-Qualifier
  • Dean
    835 posts Semi-Pro
    Just my personal view ahead of next week.

    Semi FInal 1

    Definite qualifiers:

    Australia
    Cyprus
    Czechia
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland

    Definite non-qualifiers:

    Finland
    Georgia
    Montenegro

    Which leaves four of:

    Belarus
    Belgium
    Estonia
    Poland
    Portugal
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovenia

    I'm fairly confident Serbia and Slovenia will make it which is a bonus for my own personal taste. I'd love Poland and San Marino to join them, but it'll probably be Estonia :s and Belgium.

    Semi FInal 2

    Definite qualifiers:

    Azerbaijan
    Malta
    Netherlands
    Russia
    Sweden
    Switzerland

    Definite non-qualifiers:

    Austria
    Croatia
    Ireland
    Latvia :'(
    Lithuania
    Moldova

    Which leaves three of:

    Albania
    Armenia
    Denmark
    North Macedonia
    Norway
    Romania

    I'd say Norway and NM have a fairly high chance to qualify, and... Armenia?

    Overall, it's hard to see past the Netherlands winning given the general feel of things up until this point. From a personal standpoint Iceland are my runaway favourites, and realistically I wouldn't mind Italy or Sweden (who have sent their best song since 1996) winning.
  • dannyboy
    12751 posts Has That Special Something
    #Dean4Eurovision2k19 @Dean

    Can't believe Darude is going ffs.
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    Listening to the rest now but decided to do it one semi final at a time. Some of my predictions have changed a bit in the last couple of weeks.

    Semi Final 2
    • Armenia - Average. Will probably sneak through.
    • Ireland - Solid song but doesn’t really go anywhere. Will get a bit lost being so early so I doubt it will qualify. A bit of me feels that Dustin the turkey would finish higher.
    • Moldova - Needs more epic sax guy. Not qualifying.
    • Switzerland - Left side of the board.
    • Latvia - Nope. Should have sent Pirates of the Sea. At least they qualified for the Final.
    • Romania - We won’t be going to Bucharest in 2020.
    • Denmark - I like it. Simple but effective. She’ll be performing again on a Saturday evening. Right hand side of the board though.
    • Sweden - They’ve done it again. Top 5 for certain. Probably Top 3.
    • Austria - Not this year.
    • Croatia - Lovren and Modric singing out of tune would get more votes.
    • Malta - Should qualify. Right hand side of the board.
    • Lithuania - Potential qualifier. May be harmed by Russia performing after them.
    • Russia - Sounds similar to his last entry. Should get top 5.
    • Albania - Not quite sure what this is. I know it’s not qualifying though.
    • Norway - Just about qualifying. I prefer Gareth Gates’ Version though.
    • Netherlands - Not really seeing the hype for this. I can see the juries all ranking it first but am not sure on the public. Get the feeling some countries will give it 12 but others will give it 0. It may win but it won’t be as big a landslide as some are predicting.
    • North Macedonia - will probably just about qualify.
    • Azerbaijan - Top 5.

    Italics = Non-Qualifier



    Big 5 + Israel
    • Israel - They’ll get a few votes because they’re hosting this year and people enjoyed the show and that’ll stop them coming last.
    • France - Will get votes from some countries but not others. Somewhere around 4-8.
    • Germany - Another last place finish in order.
    • Italy - Left hand side of the board but unlikely to get top 10.
    • Spain - Outsider for top 10.
    • United Kingdom - 15-20th.
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    edited May 11
    My predicted top 5 is:
    1. Netherlands/Sweden (Sweden's rehearsals look promising)
    3. Azerbaijan
    4. Russia
    5. France
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    I wasn’t a fan of Norway before but it’s grown on me over the few days. It wouldn’t surprise me if it got top 10 overall.

    Anyone else got any thoughts on it?
  • Bob_Dylan
    19175 posts World Class
    you're talking to yourself mate
  • Mike
    9494 posts League Winner
    Don’t listen to the haters, Alistair
  • Razer94
    1719 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited May 14
    Top 5

    Netherlands (Clear winner, odds and voting vise)
    Italy (One of the favourites but never wins)
    Cyprus (Always doing good in televoting)
    France (Because of the message)
    Sweden/Russia (Always doing good even with bad songs)
  • Mike
    9494 posts League Winner
    We go again, chaps
  • Mike
    9494 posts League Winner
    Bad start with this beast
  • Bob_Dylan
    19175 posts World Class
    this Belgium entry is absolutely dreadful
  • bjornini
    3248 posts National Call-Up
    Bob_Dylan wrote: »
    this Belgium entry is absolutely dreadful

    As a Belgian, I have to fully agree with you
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    Just got in. This whole semi final is **** so I know I've not missed much.
  • bjornini
    3248 posts National Call-Up
    Wtf is Iceland :joy:
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    bjornini wrote: »
    Wtf is Iceland :joy:

    Anti capitalist BDSM techno band
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    Reckon San Marino might qualify here
  • Mike
    9494 posts League Winner
    Been pretty **** tonight, is it quite a weak year this year?
  • Alastair
    9652 posts Moderator
    Mike wrote: »
    Been pretty **** tonight, is it quite a weak year this year?

    It's a weak year but all the good ones are either on Thursday or automatic qualifiers.
  • Mike
    9494 posts League Winner
    Alastair wrote: »
    Mike wrote: »
    Been pretty **** tonight, is it quite a weak year this year?

    It's a weak year but all the good ones are either on Thursday or automatic qualifiers.
    Got ya. How’s UK looking? I saw the program where they decided what song will represent us and I thought it was a pretty solid song
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