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hemsby
24 Feb 18 15:19
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Alfred & Amaia representing Spain singing Tu Cancion

20/1 E/W 1st 4 with Ladbrokes and Corals ....LPM 21 on Betfair.

These 2 met during the recording of the Spanish RTV show OT (a combination of Big Brother and XF) and fell in love.They subseqently went on to be chosen to represent Spain at ESC ,with Amaia going on to win the OT show.

Staging will be everything for this entry.....if the Spanish get it right it will challenge for the win.They’re likely to be performing to a very partisan audience given its being held in Lisbon this year and I can already envisage a sea of mobile phone lights in the crowd as they sing.

In a year where nothing released so far has captured the imagination and many of the National Finals comprising of low quality entries,Spain have the song and storyline to stand out from the crowd.

If they can replicate the enchantment and intimacy of their original performance of the song,the watching audience will fall in love with them.The kiss at the end will seal the deal.

It’s a 3 minute version of Ross and Rachel in Friends,with a happy ending.You can’t help but feel great watching the 2 of them perform together.

As the words of the original Love Train song say .....

People all over the world (everybody)
Join hands (join)
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world (all the world, now)
Join hands (love ride)
Start a love train (love ride), love train
The next stop that we make will be soon
Tell all the folks in Russia, and China, too
Don't you know that it's time to get on board
And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
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Report timbuctooth February 24, 2018 8:05 PM GMT
Mi verde mas grande, Viva Espana! Viva!! Viva!!!
Report Jim Duncan February 24, 2018 10:18 PM GMT
I'm on board for this journey - Vamos!
Report hemsby February 25, 2018 7:14 AM GMT
Welcome aboard chaps Cool

Precisely nothing from last night’s National Final winners to worry us.Sweden look to be void of challengers this year too.

A quick translation of our lyrics to get you feeling all emotional this Sunday morning Love



ENGLISH TRANSLATION
I would have never imagined

that travelling to the Moon could be something real

You turn everything upside down

when you kiss my forehead I discover the reason



I can no longer

Invent it



I feel like I’m dancing for the first time

You’re the art that sweetens the skin

From my traveller mind, that follows your feet

I feel like I’m dancing for the first time by your side, oh



I know that in you I can find

that voice that warms me when the weather’s not good

Everything’s perfect if you’re

by my side creating a new city



I feel like I’m dancing for the first time

You’re the art that sweetens the skin

From my traveller mind, that follows your feet

I feel like I’m dancing for the first time by your side, oh



I can no longer

Invent it

I just want

Your song, oh, oh, oh



I feel like I’m dancing for the first time

You’re the art that sweetens the skin

From my traveller mind, that follows your feet

I feel like I’m dancing for the first time by your side, oh
Report five leaves left February 25, 2018 7:03 PM GMT
You beat me to it hems. My train will have to leave from  one of two Baltic Stations then

I really love these 2. I hadn't followed the show, so wasn't aware of the backstory, when I first saw their performance.
I totally bought into them on the 1st view. Helped by a really beautiful melody.
There's something hugely endearing about these 2. Her quiet confidence and wonderfully smooth vocal. His slightly awkward performance and rather more interesting vocal style for me. It's a perfect blend.

Fully onboard the love train CoolLove
Report hemsby February 25, 2018 8:00 PM GMT
Welcome aboard Fig Love

I’m quietly confident.
Report bearcub February 25, 2018 8:10 PM GMT
If a train can be judged by it's passengers Plain
Report Henry VIII February 26, 2018 9:17 AM GMT
I'm on.
Report hemsby February 26, 2018 3:57 PM GMT
Welcome aboard H Cool

We’re just beginning to pick up some speed....LPM 17.5.
Report sofiakenny February 27, 2018 5:55 PM GMT
A late arrival..but on board with an excellent first class carriage for the journey.
Report hemsby February 27, 2018 6:49 PM GMT
Welcome aboard Kenny Cool

Let’s hope we get a nice run for our money.
Report hemsby February 28, 2018 10:11 AM GMT
LPM 16

Lovely acoustic version performed over the last couple of days and an English version due to be released too in order to heighten interest elsewhere.Official video due out this week plus we’ve had confirmation that A&A will be attending various ESC preview concerts around Europe.

Some opposition to the songs chances on a couple of the ESC fansites from experienced gamblers which is always a cause for concern.

Don’t worry though .....they’re wrong WinkCool
Report hemsby February 28, 2018 10:16 AM GMT
In recent ESC’s you’ve needed an USP to win ....

2014 The Bearded Woman
2015 The Bloke with the cute Stick Man
2016 The Wailing Woman
2017 The Nerdy throwback
2018 The cute kissing couple.

It’s Peeta & Katniss rolled into 3 minutes Love
Report timbuctooth February 28, 2018 3:28 PM GMT
`Fansites` and `experienced gamblers`? Recent form suggests you should follow their every move; if they/you lose, they`ll have the market conveniently voided for you.
Report sofiakenny March 8, 2018 10:59 PM GMT
Very worrying drift..need some re-assurance.Sad
Report timbuctooth March 8, 2018 11:34 PM GMT
Nothing more than a minor revamp of the song, but it`s been scientifically and mathematically proven that no Specials market has EVER been right or accurate so no need to worry; ignore erroneous drifts, time to top up!
Report hemsby March 9, 2018 7:32 PM GMT
LPM 26

As tim says,the drift is in relation to the revamp being revealed which for some has taken away some of the intamacy of the original in favour of a bit more oomph and a more climatic build.

Completely understand the doubts being expressed over the new version,however Spain’s USP is the chemistry between Amaia & Alfred and the cuteness of their love for each other and that won’t change.Provided the staging is done correctly we’re still where we were IMO and we know have a more epic feel to the song.Originally the doubters were saying it was too cheesy / sickly ...now with the revamp they’re saying it’s lost it’s charm Grin

The good news is that all the recent reveals have no chance.Australia is a huge generic disappointment lacking in quality and mistaking chanting “We got Love” 15 times in the last 75 seconds as a “banger”.Ireland,Croatia and Austria no chance either so ATM the only real opposition to Spain is Czech.

We still have a few yet to reveal though so no time to be complacent,keep the celebratory Sangria and Paella on hold just for the time being.

I’ve been steadily increasing my green over the last couple of days as the price has drifted.No panic on this train ATM...

Choo Choo !!! Cool
Report hemsby March 10, 2018 7:21 AM GMT
Official video shown yesterday for the 1st time ......at the end of this clip .....

https://youtu.be/aKrF6-7uufw

They’re just so damn cute Love
Report hemsby March 10, 2018 7:24 AM GMT
Amaia -Pamplona
Alfred - Catalonia

The star crossed lovers spreading their message of love and helping to unite a country .....it’s beautiful CoolLove
Report sofiakenny March 17, 2018 2:28 PM GMT
need more re-assurance please..Sad
Report hemsby March 18, 2018 6:46 AM GMT
LPM 40 Sad

Unfortunately Kenny with the plunge on Israel from around 20 > 3 it was inevitable that everything else would drift.TBF the Israeli song is very unique and sure to stand out on the night so the price crash is more than justified IMO.

It has a few doubts surrounding it though such as possible jury reaction and the ability to transfer the brilliance of the video to the stage so all it’s far from a done deal just yet.Should Israel fail to hit the mark then it’s still a very open contest.
Report CLYDEBANK29 March 18, 2018 8:40 PM GMT
Just checking you are alright old chap?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-43448270
Report hemsby March 19, 2018 7:54 AM GMT
Currently adrift somewhere in the North Sea.Currents difficult to predict,next port of call odds ....

6/4 The Netherlands
4/1 Denmark
7/1 Norway

10/1 Bar.
Report hemsby March 19, 2018 7:56 AM GMT
....almost drifting as fast as this train Cry
Report sofiakenny April 2, 2018 12:48 PM BST
Captain Mainwaring last price matched 50..we are DOOOOOOMED I tell you!!Sad
Report sofiakenny April 29, 2018 5:26 PM BST
last price matched 55..ffsSad
Report bearcub May 1, 2018 6:20 PM BST
Shocking train and hems doing a runner and leaving the passengers is shocking
Report hemsby May 2, 2018 6:43 AM BST
I’m back by popular demand Plain

1st rehearsal Friday.With most of the market leaders disappointing there’s an opportunity for redemption for this train.

Things could be worse though.....we could have backed bearcub’s tip Germany Crazy
Report bearcub May 4, 2018 2:31 PM BST
Gonna flipflop later Cool
Report bearcub May 7, 2018 3:54 PM BST
The flip has flopped Cool
Report stu May 7, 2018 4:47 PM BST
Worried by being 1st half draw, with no semi coverage to add in?
Report stu May 7, 2018 4:48 PM BST
That's for both Germany and Spain in fact.
Report sofiakenny May 11, 2018 11:38 AM BST
Last price matched 250Laugh
Report Trusty May 11, 2018 12:15 PM BST
"The worst running order position to get, according to past voting statistics, in a Eurovision Final is the 2nd position"

https://adriankavanagh.com/2017/05/12/the-eurovision-song-contest-final-the-luck-of-the-draw-or-the-running-order/

with a better draw it may have been another story.
Report Trusty May 11, 2018 12:26 PM BST
from same blog:-

No act has ever won a Eurovision contest (either a Final or a semi-final) from the “dreaded” 2nd position in the contest running order.
Report topcattt May 12, 2018 7:51 PM BST
im on board @ 450
Report topcattt May 12, 2018 7:53 PM BST
this trains on fire....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQmJAu_zoEo
Report bearcub May 14, 2018 9:22 AM BST

May 2, 2018 -- 6:43AM, hemsby wrote:


I’m back by popular demand 1st rehearsal Friday.With most of the market leaders disappointing there’s an opportunity for redemption for this train.Things could be worse though.....we could have backed bearcub’s tip Germany


Cool

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