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Corbyguy
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Running order for Semi-Final 1 as follows:

1.    Finland: Sing It Away sung by Sandhja
2.    Greece: Utopian Land sung by Argo
3.    Moldova: Falling Stars sung by Lidia Isac
4.    Hungary: Pioneer sung by Freddie
5.    Croatia: Lighthouse sung by Nina Kraljić
6.    Netherlands: Slow Down sung by Douwe Bob
7.    Armenia: LoveWave sung by Iveta Mukuchyan
8.    San Marino: I Didn't Know sung by Serhat
9.    Russia: You Are The Only One sung by Sergey Lazarev
10.  Czech Republic: I Stand sung by Gabriela Gunčíková
11.  Cyprus: Alter Ego sung by Minus One
12.  Austria: Loin d'ici sung by ZOË
13.  Estonia: Play sung by Jüri Pootsmann
14.  Azerbaijan: Miracle sung by Samra
15.  Montenegro: The Real Thing sung by Highway
16.  Iceland: Hear Them Calling sung by Greta Salóme
17.  Bosnia & Herzegovina: Ljubav Je sung by Dalal, Deen, Ana & Jala
18.  Malta: Walk on Water sung by Ira Losco

Good luck to all.
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Report George Bailey May 10, 2016 10:06 PM BST
Thought they would suspend semi when votes closed
Report leroyb May 10, 2016 10:06 PM BST
How was reaction to Amir?
Report George Bailey May 10, 2016 10:06 PM BST
Loud
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:06 PM BST
the winner market still suspended
Report George Bailey May 10, 2016 10:08 PM BST
France lpm 8.6...micro trading tim must be quids in
Report bearcub May 10, 2016 10:08 PM BST
Betfair skimming off the NQ money
Report the swede May 10, 2016 10:08 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 10:06PM, George Bailey wrote:


Thought they would suspend semi when votes closed


they never do that regarding semi Q. suspention when all 10 finalists are known

Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:09 PM BST
This ^
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:09 PM BST
i watching the winner market so don't know about the semis etc.
Report the swede May 10, 2016 10:09 PM BST
layers disapeard when lots of many matched on azer for Q. got 2 K at 1,20
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:10 PM BST
Why did Estonia send that awful ****ing dirge when they had the amazing I Wear* Experiment
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:11 PM BST
Estonia not qualifying doesn't bode well for Latvia. Another lifeless dirge by a lifeless performer
Report J.O.TOBIN. May 10, 2016 10:12 PM BST
Not a great night for me Iceland suffered after Russia. Wasnt the only one I got wrong but onwards we go.
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:12 PM BST
win market up
Report hemsby May 10, 2016 10:12 PM BST
2 bets 2 losers for me Laugh
Report conostar May 10, 2016 10:15 PM BST
I've not seen any rankings of the qualifiers - do we reckon the semi final winner market is going to be settled as multi way dead heat?!
Report conostar May 10, 2016 10:15 PM BST
I've not seen any rankings of the qualifiers - do we reckon the semi final winner market is going to be settled as multi way dead heat?!
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:18 PM BST
we will know who won the semis after the final
Report conostar May 10, 2016 10:19 PM BST
ah - just read the rules. Cheers
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:19 PM BST
live feed for press conference: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv?program=213563

Hasn't started yet.
Report brassneck May 10, 2016 10:22 PM BST
over 10,000 screaming fans outside the arena waiting to get a look at the ex westlife singer.And he is not singing until Thursday.LaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:22 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 10:22PM, brassneck wrote:


over 10,000 screaming fans outside the arena waiting to get a look at the ex westlife singer.And he is not singing until Thursday.


and those are all teenage girls

Report honestcl May 10, 2016 10:25 PM BST
five leaves left

Why did Estonia send that awful ****ing dirge when they had the amazing I Wear* Experiment
_______

Baffles me mate.  Top tune is that...but too classy for ESC IMO.  Supersonic by Laura on the other hand I thought was perfect for this comp.  After all the love Eesti Laul got recently and now they don't even qualify.  Madness.
Report brassneck May 10, 2016 10:25 PM BST
but they can all vote by phone ,and westlife where number one in 17 European contries.
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:27 PM BST
Esctracker, Russia 10, France 10
Report honestcl May 10, 2016 10:28 PM BST
If they could have just replaced the words 'Czech Republic' with the word 'Iceland' it would have been a decent night.

Still, as long my pattern of one losing semi and winning semi every single time since 2010 carries on then I guess Thursday is where I make my money this year!
Report honestcl May 10, 2016 10:30 PM BST
Last year's Iceland non-qualification was purely down to the terrible performance.  This year's was the lack of voting friends.  In hindsight, no Denmark, Sweden, Ireland or Norway didn't help the cause.  Will be interesting to see the voting breakdown for this semi
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:31 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 10:25PM, honestcl wrote:


five leaves leftWhy did Estonia send that awful ****ing dirge when they had the amazing I Wear* Experiment_______Baffles me mate.  Top tune is that...but too classy for ESC IMO.  Supersonic by Laura on the other hand I thought was perfect for this comp.  After all the love Eesti Laul got recently and now they don't even qualify.  Madness.


I wasn't a fan of Laura but I'm sure it would have qualified in that poor semi. As would 3 or 4 others. Patience, Sally and Sies for sure

Report George Bailey May 10, 2016 10:31 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 10:27PM, Corbyguy wrote:


Esctracker, Russia 10, France 10


Shows the advantage of not automatically qualifying

Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:32 PM BST
yep indeed as they don't really get the exposure.
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:33 PM BST
Very poor response all round on esctracker
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:33 PM BST
very low ranks though.
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:33 PM BST
Zoe charting in Sweden and Norway now Love
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:33 PM BST
press conf. soon to start.
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:35 PM BST
Zoe will be #1 in Sweden soon Grin
Report timbuctooth May 10, 2016 10:35 PM BST
Welcome to you, conostar.  12 years, five posts, and three of those in the last 10 minutes!
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:35 PM BST
conference started.
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:36 PM BST
Freddie Cool
Report George Bailey May 10, 2016 10:38 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 10:33PM, five leaves left wrote:


Very poor response all round on esctracker


Like I say a shyte year...this is empirical proof imo

Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:38 PM BST
going in performance order.

Hungary
Croatia
Netherlands
Armenia
Russia
Czech Rep.
Cyprus
Austria
Azerbaijan
Malta
Report honestcl May 10, 2016 10:40 PM BST
Like I say a shyte year...this is empirical proof imo

_______

Agreed.  I was initially a fan of the songs that came out in early Feb given the big guns were still to come.  But nothing great ever materialised after the encouraging start.  Still enough to keep me interested as an ESC fan but this is the worst year of the last 7 for sure.
Report the swede May 10, 2016 10:41 PM BST
hungary 1 st half
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:41 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 10:38PM, George Bailey wrote:


May 10, 2016 -- 10:33PM, five leaves left wrote:Very poor response all round on esctrackerLike I say a shyte year...this is empirical proof imo


Hard to argue with that. I love quite a few songs this year but maybe not iTunes friendly songs.
Unless something comes out of the 2nd semi esctracker could be useless this year

Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:41 PM BST
8 first, 11 second left
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:43 PM BST
Maybe Europe will take JJ to their hearts Cool
Report the swede May 10, 2016 10:45 PM BST
croatia 2nd
Report the swede May 10, 2016 10:49 PM BST
netherlands 1st
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:49 PM BST
Netherlands sunk
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:49 PM BST
so 7 first and 10 second slots left now
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:49 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 10:49PM, five leaves left wrote:


Netherlands sunk


drifted out

Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:49 PM BST
Iveta Love
Report stu May 10, 2016 10:50 PM BST
would not rule out Croatia from this just yet.
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:50 PM BST
fingers crossed for 2nd
Report Cider May 10, 2016 10:51 PM BST
Iveta will be a good performer when she gains a little confidence.
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:52 PM BST
Laugh she's great
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:53 PM BST
and 2nd
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:53 PM BST
2nd half Iveta Cool
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:53 PM BST
for Amermina
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:53 PM BST
here comes Russia, 7 first and 9 second slots left
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:54 PM BST
fingers crossed
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:54 PM BST
If Russia pick 1st half then it's going to be very crowded with male singers
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:54 PM BST
and price drift
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:56 PM BST
JJ could be the only males in the 2nd half Grin
Report the swede May 10, 2016 10:59 PM BST
2 nd russia
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 10:59 PM BST
and russia now odds on
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 10:59 PM BST
lucky coont
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 11:01 PM BST
russia lpm 1.97
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:02 PM BST
Russia #72 on swedish iTunes. Has a winner ever performed so badly?
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:04 PM BST
Zoe #19 Love
Report bearcub May 10, 2016 11:04 PM BST
Have you had bets in Top 10 market fig?
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 11:04 PM BST
russia now in 12
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:06 PM BST
Just a free bet on Austria bear
Report honestcl May 10, 2016 11:07 PM BST
It's probably the biggest indictment of this year's comp that while I was underwhelmed by Russia I'm finding it increasingly hard to make a case for anything else to come along and beat it.

France staging lets down a good song
Ukraine has got the power to WOW but it's controversial nature might mean a lot of people don't approve or even get that emotion
Australia - dull
Malta - dull (boobs are fantastic though Love)
Sweden - song OK but poor draw
Spain - can a giant country not find decent backing singers??
Report bearcub May 10, 2016 11:07 PM BST
Do the amounts look correct? mine are miles out
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:08 PM BST
Massive cheers for Zoe Love
Report leroyb May 10, 2016 11:09 PM BST
agree with all that Hcl - Spain and France could be great with right setting and backup
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:10 PM BST
Spain is great
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:10 PM BST
Look ok here bear
Report bearcub May 10, 2016 11:11 PM BST
Cheers Plain
Report the swede May 10, 2016 11:12 PM BST
austria in 2nd
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:12 PM BST
how does it look out?
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:12 PM BST
Zoe Love
Report honestcl May 10, 2016 11:13 PM BST
Good work Zoe - just seen someone matched my 20 on you for Top 10.  Don't even remember putting that one up!!  Laugh
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:14 PM BST
Azer kicking off
Report honestcl May 10, 2016 11:15 PM BST
I missed that - what happened there.  Just heard the host giving the room a verbal yellow card
Report bearcub May 10, 2016 11:15 PM BST
I've just realised it's because they've part settled Blush
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:16 PM BST
Azer journalist p1ssed off with Iveta over a flag
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 11:16 PM BST
i wonder if we get any leaks as to who has won the semi.
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:17 PM BST
Cleary Zoe Corbs Love
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:19 PM BST
Bjorkman will make sure she gets 2nd half
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 11:19 PM BST
Azerbaijan get 1st
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 11:20 PM BST
Malta 2nd
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:21 PM BST
There was only 1 left?
Report Corbyguy May 10, 2016 11:23 PM BST
5 first and 5 second slots left
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:24 PM BST
looked to be only one slip left in the bowl. I'd like to watch that again
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:24 PM BST
Zoe matched @ 55 Grin
Report honestcl May 10, 2016 11:31 PM BST
I never understood the prices for Austria qualifying simply because the reaction she got at pre-ESC concerts was generally amongst the best of the lot.  Yes it's fluffy and sweet but for many fans it's perfect ESC fodder.

Good job I got on board the Zoe train late - about the only plus I had all night!
Report five leaves left May 10, 2016 11:34 PM BST
yep, she's hugely charming and a very charming song. Ofc it had no chance as it was in French and just fanwank :D
Report Corbyguy May 11, 2016 2:54 PM BST

May 10, 2016 -- 11:07PM, honestcl wrote:


It's probably the biggest indictment of this year's comp that while I was underwhelmed by Russia I'm finding it increasingly hard to make a case for anything else to come along and beat it.France staging lets down a good songUkraine has got the power to WOW but it's controversial nature might mean a lot of people don't approve or even get that emotionAustralia - dullMalta - dull (boobs are fantastic though )Sweden - song OK but poor drawSpain - can a giant country not find decent backing singers??


I've heard people saying that Ukraine won't win because of what the lyrics are about etc. and people won't vote for that etc. Well in my opinion in 2007 people voted for Serbia a song that was sung in Serbian without knowing to what she was singing about. Serbia won because it was a great performance that people who didn't understand Serbian voted for it. There are millions of people in Europe who don't speak or understand English and if Jamala pulls off a great performance then those people who don't speak or understand English will vote for her because of the performance despite not knowing what she is singing about because they don't speak or understand English just like the people who voted in 2007 for Serbia despite not knowing what she was singing about because they didn't speak or understand Serbian.

Report stu May 11, 2016 5:18 PM BST
Problem is they won't know what she's saying, and she's wailing it too.

Not pleasant enough on the ears IMO, but it's all subjective of course.
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