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04-05-2018, 15:43   #391
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I've been getting all my co-workers to listen to all the songs today. I know it's not scientific but the 3 everyone are highlighting are Croatia, Austria and Macedonia! Really is the tightest race in recent years.
Weee, wo-hoo, thank you Ireland, Merci Irlande xD

Yeah, Franka is very sexy & speaks perfect "Cambridge" English, plus she is a huge eurovision fan, since early childhood (just like me).

Considering it's a good song (in English), feedback from you & the size of Croatian diaspora in the republic, hope we send her many points on Tuesday.

PS. Will root for Irish song on Croatian forums, as it's a nice love ballad with a brave choreography.

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The cyprus tune live is CLASS!
The rehearsals look great!
I think it could even be top 10 if not top 5

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I've been getting all my co-workers to listen to all the songs today. I know it's not scientific but the 3 everyone are highlighting are Croatia, Austria and Macedonia! Really is the tightest race in recent years.
my three favourite songs are Denmark, Austria and Lithuania. I don't think any of them will win unfortunately...

I see why everyone loves Macedonia too, the song ticks a lot of boxes
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my three favourite songs are Denmark, Austria and Lithuania. I don't think any of them will win unfortunately...

I see why everyone loves Macedonia too, the song ticks a lot of boxes
I'm deliberately not looking at any of the rehearsals as I prefer to watch them live on the night. From listening to the Spotify playlist though the 3 you mention there are my 3 favourites. I also like Germany and Hungary. Wasn't too pushed on the Macedonia song tbh.
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My favourites
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Macedonia (some staging issues though)
Azerbaijan (seriously catchy even with the rubbish lyrics)
France - very classy could see this winning

I dont get the Norway song at all.

I can see why Israel are current favourites defo top 5.

The Denmark song is a bit too west end for me, but it is solid. That snow is a disaster atm

Ireland very slim chance to qualify, he has a great voice but the song and staging aren't great imo.
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my three favourite songs are Denmark, Austria and Lithuania. I don't think any of them will win unfortunately...
I really find the song and Ieva's voice special -- sweet and delicate! It's in a tough semi though.

If it's too soft for your tastes there's a nice remix available:

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Ireland very slim chance to qualify, he has a great voice but the song and staging aren't great imo.
In today's 2nd rehearsal clip the staging doesn't look too bad. The focus is on Ryan and the dancers are more in the background. I really like the simple lamp post on the stage.

One of the ESC podcasts said Ireland's hot air balloon from last year is a running joke among the production crew this year. Supposedly caused lots of problems getting it on and off stage in the 30 seconds required to set-up.
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Lithuania getting a lot of positive feedback from their rehearsal, Macedonia meanwhile is apparently terrible live.

Really looking forward to seeing the reaction to France later, especially the betting market.
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In today's 2nd rehearsal clip the staging doesn't look too bad. The focus is on Ryan and the dancers are more in the background. I really like the simple lamp post on the stage.

One of the ESC podcasts said Ireland's hot air balloon from last year is a running joke among the production crew this year. Supposedly caused lots of problems getting it on and off stage in the 30 seconds required to set-up.
Glad to hear that!
Would be lovely to cheer Ireland on in final.
The balloon is literally the only memorable thing from Ireland entry last year.
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I'm deliberately not looking at any of the rehearsals as I prefer to watch them live on the night. From listening to the Spotify playlist though the 3 you mention there are my 3 favourites. I also like Germany and Hungary. Wasn't too pushed on the Macedonia song tbh.
We must have very similar taste in music Cuz I also love the Hungary song, it's very like 30 seconds to Mars
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Confirmation from Netta herself that she's performing without a looper. She's visibly not happy about it.

I also pass similar questions where "it's his fault" to my manager for answering.


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Some good news from Macedonia:

"Second rehearsal done✔ It's getting better"

Looks like an outfit change?

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiXalbaAlNZ


Our man enjoying a well deserved rest in the city...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiXVg0ynZwM
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Eurovision Village officially open!



https://twitter.com/ESCpulse/status/992426725601660928
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Come on Macedonia!
I have a flutter on couple top 10s
Poland 12-1
Macedonia 20-1
Azerbaijan 8-1

I meant to put a bet on Cyprus last week but left it too long so zero value now
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Come on Macedonia!
I have a flutter on couple top 10s
Poland 12-1
Macedonia 20-1
Azerbaijan 8-1

I meant to put a bet on Cyprus last week but left it too long so zero value now

Maybe add Croatia at around 16/1? I'm considering it.

From comments it seems that Macedonia's outfit above is what she's wearing during the 1st half of the song. She switches to that pink number in the 2nd.
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