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five leaves left
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    Austria
    Estonia
    Slovenia
    Croatia
    Denmark
    (break)
    Russia
    Ukraine
    The Netherlands
    Montenegro
    Lithuania
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    Moldova
    Ireland
    (break)
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Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:15 PM BST
Norway
Report bearcub May 14, 2013 11:16 PM BST
Malta , a nice happy number
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:16 PM BST
i have this feeling that norway will get first half and then will be first to perform and denmark last to perform, i certainly hope not
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:16 PM BST
Norway is not the right kind of song to close.  If they close with that or Denmark, there really will be screams of fix lol.
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:17 PM BST
well its down to the producers to sort out the running order, I did read somewhere that the producers who decide the running order will NOT know the results or the outcome positions of the semi-finals which is good i think
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:18 PM BST
The Producers in conjunction with the EBU so SVT will not get everything their own way.
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:19 PM BST
Good point from Keith on twitter. Sweden are 16 so they will almost certainly want a gap to Ireland, which means a late draw for the Irish
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:22 PM BST
Yep I would think 20th at least for Dolan.  They will probably keep Malta away from them too, so could easily see one of them 20ish and the other 24ish.
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:26 PM BST
isnt there the danger if Norway< germany get second half draws they all cancel each other out lol
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:27 PM BST
Pick a second half ballad for the win LaughLaugh
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:27 PM BST
they will probably seperate them as far as possible
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:28 PM BST
denmark back out to evens
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:28 PM BST
haha ukraine price all over the place
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:29 PM BST
yep indeed
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:29 PM BST
price wiped out on the lay side to 16 including my back at 14 and now back into 9
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:29 PM BST
it shortend to 6 now out to 9
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:29 PM BST
yes but was 15 2 minutes ago....
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:30 PM BST
crazy
Report the_ace10 May 14, 2013 11:31 PM BST
done Russia top 3 tonight in the qualifiers but have to wait till Saturday for result what u reckon
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:31 PM BST
i think the bots are working overtime
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:32 PM BST

May 14, 2013 -- 11:31PM, the_ace10 wrote:


done Russia top 3 tonight in the qualifiers but have to wait till Saturday for result what u reckon


you mean do we think it was top 3 or do you have to wait until after saturday? yes to both imo

Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:32 PM BST
and definitely yes to find out...
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:33 PM BST
every year someone says they know the 1 -2- 3  dont blieve them
Report the_ace10 May 14, 2013 11:33 PM BST
for just tonight do u think Russia was in the top 3..thought they settled the market straight away and now its locked :(
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:33 PM BST
surprised no-one has posted a 'leak' yet lol
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:34 PM BST
keen leader will be back with one
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:34 PM BST
Laugh
Report the_ace10 May 14, 2013 11:34 PM BST
this drift getting me worried guess its just draw related
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:35 PM BST
LOL, keen told us Ireland 9th or 10th at best lol.
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:35 PM BST
Ukraine marketing bots now in full swing

6 again by tomorrow?
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:35 PM BST
It is draw related, they shortened to equal 1nd faves before the implications of the draw.
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:36 PM BST
2nd*
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:36 PM BST

May 14, 2013 -- 11:34PM, the_ace10 wrote:


this drift getting me worried guess its just draw related


yes is all down to the draw 100% was in to 12's before the draw

Report popking May 14, 2013 11:36 PM BST
The lower the better for Ukraine and Denmark if it continues to push others out.
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:36 PM BST
yes a real sickner and Ukraine were drifting like a barge
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:36 PM BST
well keen leader posted the top 3 in order of the irish jury and they said it came from their other half who was a member of the irish jury. Whether its true or not.
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:37 PM BST
Not, I suspect
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:38 PM BST
maybe another fan getting hyped over certain songs.
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:39 PM BST
this is playing out like last year though almost exactly with denmark being Loreen and to an extent Ukraine being the grannies
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:39 PM BST
price wise I mean ^^ and the weakness in everything else
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:40 PM BST
and the draw
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:41 PM BST
though grannies got 6 - I mean everything i backed got a bad draw near enough like poor leaves this year
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:41 PM BST
Denmark is no Sweden though and Ukraine no Russia
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:41 PM BST
He seemed to still think the system was the same as previous years, so I also think not.  He did seem to have a grasp of some key facts though like Ireland's televoters historical support for Lithuania.
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:41 PM BST

May 14, 2013 -- 11:41PM, five leaves left wrote:


Denmark is no Sweden though and Ukraine no Russia


I agree

Report popking May 14, 2013 11:42 PM BST
I think late draws for Azer, Georgia and Malta will be pleasing to many.  Norway to some.
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:43 PM BST
Ireland is ok.
I still don't believe women will vote for the likes of Denmark ot Ukraine when they see their other halves drooling over them
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:43 PM BST
The Georgian female is not as attractive which could be a plus, and there's a guy who is easy on the eye too.
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:44 PM BST
Denmark hmm vocally a little weak for me tonight and the interaction worked poorly on camera also. No euphoria for sure
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:44 PM BST
Italy and Georgia I want for a late draw
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:44 PM BST
Yeh im still keen on Italy
Report bexley May 14, 2013 11:45 PM BST
and he might end up very different from the other second half artists the way tonight panned out
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:45 PM BST
Loreen was no threat to women. Nor was Lena. Too young and awkward.
Emeille is and so is Zlata
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:45 PM BST
Italy has more to worry me, than excite me, but I have it 6th in my predictions now.
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:46 PM BST
The likes of Ruslana and Helena Paparizou were attractive though.
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:48 PM BST
Will be interesting to see if any of the songs from tonight go back into iTunes top 10's
I'm not sure if they are all released Europe wide yet, but so far Birds the only one charting. #5 in Netherlands again
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:49 PM BST
Most of them are on Itunes, but not all of them are available in every country and some are album only at the moment - this will change later this week.  I will try and keep an eye on what I can, got a few contacts.
Report teo813 May 14, 2013 11:49 PM BST
Dana International, too LaughLaughLaugh
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:49 PM BST
True pk. Helena more cute I would say. Didn't appear to love herself like Zlata or ready to jump on you like Emeille
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:52 PM BST
On Uk itunes right now:

Only Teardrops #207
Believe In Me #230
Eurphoria #290
Who See #870
What If #894
Love Kills #1065
Only Love Survives #1135
Fairytale #1185
Glorius #1246
Birds #1277
You #1322
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:52 PM BST
Oh, I'm thinking of the wrong one. I'm thinking of secret combination girl
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:53 PM BST
Helena was more cutesy but still sexy.
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:53 PM BST
Did else get to thinking that they hoped that the giant book would close on her.
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:53 PM BST
Cheers pk.
Thank God we are useless at picking the winner. I don't think we gave Lena any pts
Report teo813 May 14, 2013 11:53 PM BST
Kalomoira
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:55 PM BST
lets hope the uk itunes don't equate to votes
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:55 PM BST
Did she win? I forget.
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:55 PM BST
The semi does not get too many viewers though, expect them to peak on Sunday/Monday.

What is interesting is Cascada is there without even performing, but you may expect her song to do better on Itunes anyway.  Her song has been bubbling under the top 1000 for weeks now just on the back of the limited bits and pieces of ESC-related media.
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:56 PM BST
Kalomira was 2nd or 3rd.  I forget which as it was very close.
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:56 PM BST
only the hardcore fans watch the semis and vote
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:57 PM BST
she was 3rd
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:57 PM BST
was quele quele 4th?
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2013 11:58 PM BST
that was another fan fav
Report five leaves left May 14, 2013 11:58 PM BST
yes, 4th
Report popking May 14, 2013 11:58 PM BST
UK used to regularly give 12 to winners - Charlotte Nilsson, Lordi, Helena etc. but this seems to have changed in recent years.  I think we gave Lena a few, but we gave "Molitva" and "Believe" 0 IIRC.  I don't think Loreen got to many more points, but it was the highest charting ESC hit since Katrina & The Waves.
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:00 AM BST
UK gave Lorren 12
Report bexley May 15, 2013 12:00 AM BST

May 15, 2013 -- 12:00AM, Corbyguy wrote:


UK gave Lorren 12


yes

Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:00 AM BST
only France didn't give it any points
Report bexley May 15, 2013 12:01 AM BST
night guys im wondering what the market will look like tomorrow morning when i wake up. Ukraine fav? Crazy
Report popking May 15, 2013 12:01 AM BST
Maybe it was the semi when we gave her less?
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:01 AM BST
I think Denmark will still be evens or shorter
Report five leaves left May 15, 2013 12:02 AM BST
We didn't even give fairytale 12pts
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:02 AM BST
the fans will be going hyper and betting on it me thinks
Report popking May 15, 2013 12:03 AM BST
The UK voters were dazzled by Hadise, attractive girl, lots of turks in UK, and ALW bigged her up on the show.
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:04 AM BST
that was another fan fav too
Report popking May 15, 2013 12:05 AM BST
It was a very good pop song, but vocally demanding and maybe cost her some jury points.
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:05 AM BST
yeah i agree
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:05 AM BST
and it was on early so draw may have not been good
Report popking May 15, 2013 12:07 AM BST
I didn't like Fairytale much, but the top 4 that year were all really strong songs.

Fairytale
Is It True
Always
Dum Tek Tek

The sickly ALW ballad did not deserve to be as high as 5th.
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:08 AM BST
I wasn't keen on Rybak when he sang the chorus he sounded as though he was screeching and that put me off
Report popking May 15, 2013 12:08 AM BST
Both Hadise and Yohanna could have come closer with a reversal of the draw, but it would still have been Rybak's.
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2013 12:08 AM BST
i would have liked it if yohanna won
Report popking May 15, 2013 12:08 AM BST
Yep me also, my balance would have truly loved it.
Report five leaves left May 15, 2013 12:11 AM BST
Lots of Turks here too.
Report five leaves left May 15, 2013 12:30 AM BST
Goodnight whoever is still up.

One final thought. The money for Estonia and the money laying Croatia were both spot on.
Report the clipper May 15, 2013 12:14 PM BST
I  backed last two winners of eurovision and am shocked that it is not obvious to everyone that DENMARK will win by at least 50 points

I have thousands on at 2.92 average
Report RMB © May 15, 2013 5:30 PM BST
Good work the clipper. I got in later at 2.5, I'm with you. I see it winning pretty easily too.
Report the_ace10 May 18, 2013 5:43 PM BST
have a feeling for Georgia myself
Report the_ace10 May 18, 2013 8:38 PM BST
when do they announce the top 3 for this
Report the_ace10 May 18, 2013 11:26 PM BST
jeez top 3 come one
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