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Corbyguy
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Semi-Final 1 – 09 May 2017

Semi-Final 2 – 11 May 2017

Grand Final – 13 May 2017

Announcement has been made that 43 countries will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 see here: http://tinyurl.com/hu9xw6t

Countries participating: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, F. Y. R. Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom

A request has been made to Betfair to set up the win market which I hope will be up and running soon.

Good luck to all.
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Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 2:32 PM BST
Hungary first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/Uyf7IvY6ynA
Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 3:21 PM BST
Denmark first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/8SeWhDZzpgg
Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 3:44 PM BST
Ireland first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/qglb2vro94w
Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 6:26 PM BST
ESCToday press poll voting of today’s first rehearsals, 35 people voted giving 5 points, 3 points and then 1 point to who they thought had the best performances from todays rehearsals. Link to video of the ESCToday press poll here: https://www.facebook.com/esctoday/videos/10154601617070950/

Austria  79
Romania  72
The Netherlands  54
Hungary  39
Denmark  29
FYR Macedonia  18
Ireland  14
Malta  10
Serbia  0
Report SpanishEyes May 2, 2017 9:08 PM BST
@ Corby

Wondering why these videos are only "snippets" & sound like mobile recordings ..
yet bear the Eurovision logo  ...

Never seen these before  ...
Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 9:16 PM BST
These snippets are the official clips of the rehearsals that is provided by the producers that they upload to the official Eurovision.tv channel on Youtube.
Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 9:18 PM BST
They have the sound that you hear from within the venue and not the actual sound that you would hear through your speakers when watching on tv.
Report SpanishEyes May 2, 2017 9:21 PM BST
Thanks ..
Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 9:22 PM BST
For the second rehearsals the rehearsal clips get shown for 1 min instead of the 30 secs that you get with first rehearsals.
Report Corbyguy May 2, 2017 9:23 PM BST
I think its 1 min but i'm not sure, i do know its longer than 30 secs on second rehearsal clips.
Report SpanishEyes May 2, 2017 9:34 PM BST
Little bit sneaky that someone decides what small section we hear ...
Report SpanishEyes May 2, 2017 9:35 PM BST
Thanks again ..
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 10:12 AM BST
San Marino first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/dba69bFv6O4
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 11:36 AM BST
Norway first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/B5UCQ2lSnmM

Switzerland first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/XxqSdhMnh2s
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 12:24 PM BST
Belarus first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/KwG7Te6DLn4
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 1:24 PM BST
Croatia first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/m3YD9_1ShQ8
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 2:13 PM BST
Bulgaria first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/hiFOo885Hp4
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 2:32 PM BST
Lithuania first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/mzaWIR4wzrU
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 3:14 PM BST
Estonia first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/WqancM8DSfQ
Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 3:46 PM BST
Israel first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/dHL5WeQ00MU
Report Cider May 3, 2017 4:23 PM BST

May 2, 2017 -- 9:34PM, SpanishEyes wrote:


Little bit sneaky that someone decides what small section we hear ...


It's only designed to give viewers a flavour. Basically first rehearsals will be the first time a lot of the nations will have put their staging plans together, and they don't want to embarrass any of them as they won't all go smoothly the first few times. I don't think there's any attempt to put people away but they want to leave something in the locker for the lives.

Report Corbyguy May 3, 2017 6:29 PM BST
ESCToday press poll voting of today’s first rehearsals, 35 people voted giving 5 points, 3 points and then 1 point to who they thought had the best performances from todays rehearsals. Link to video of the ESCToday press poll here: https://www.facebook.com/esctoday/videos/10154603941335950/

Bulgaria  97
Croatia  50
Belarus  43
Estonia  43
Norway  30
San Marino  27
Israel  16
Switzerland  6
Lithuania  3
Report timbuctooth May 3, 2017 7:39 PM BST
Interesting out-performance of market expectations for Croatia; will be my first 1000 winner. Stand-out memorability, extremely well performed, why not?
Report bearcub May 4, 2017 12:04 AM BST
Tomorrow, Thursday 4th of May, 15 of the participants who take part in the first Semi-Final will rehearse for the second time. And we have a surprise for you: For the first time EVER, we are going to share short preview clips of the rehearsals as they will look on television, straight from the internal feed!
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 10:19 AM BST
Sweden second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/PPpabP8Xkzc

Georgia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/A7ZhxR6UDrQ

Albania second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/1KXsuchavk8
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 11:41 AM BST
Australia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/sFOGiI86Tgw

Belgium second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/IZOeF8X_BMw
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 12:24 PM BST
Montenegro second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/TicG-QBKx_A
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 12:49 PM BST
Finland second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/5Eb3UI-N1T8
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 1:25 PM BST
Azerbaijan second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/YrQCijtX84U
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 1:48 PM BST
Portugal (stand in) second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/ugoknoMf3lI
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 2:19 PM BST
Greece second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/fjvHk6ilY8M
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 3:29 PM BST
Poland second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/QSbzfpiewmY

Moldova second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/pPprtz36QSw

Iceland second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/QFAW00KPmVY
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 4:22 PM BST
Czech Republic second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/BpzAvV514o8
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 4:36 PM BST
Cyprus second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/PTlDrOZrRgs
Report bearcub May 4, 2017 4:36 PM BST
Cheers Corbs Cool
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 4:37 PM BST
That's the lot for today.
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 4:46 PM BST
Wiwibloggs recorded 3 min rehearsals of today's rehearsals minus Iceland which has venue sound recording. The link to the Wiwiblogg channel on youtube is here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuBPg3ImZOjajg-0tpc6dJ3HbMlVAGLFn
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 4:49 PM BST
Wiwibloggs did have 3 min Iceland rehearsal but wasn't included in the main playlist above. Link to Iceland here: https://youtu.be/Zk8MZnp-6_8
Report five leaves left May 4, 2017 4:50 PM BST
Good work Corbs Happy
Report bearcub May 4, 2017 4:55 PM BST
It's embarrassing that I have to shame you into acknowledging the hard work Blush
Report Corbyguy May 4, 2017 4:57 PM BST
Blush
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 10:04 AM BST
Armenia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/ewpiB9iDA3E
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 11:28 AM BST
Slovenia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/rMmD2Ug2kYs

Latvia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/VzdlfWvLvGA

Serbia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/XaAW6o7FIHw

Austria second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/sccVUNVGVGw
Report five leaves left May 5, 2017 12:54 PM BST
Romania Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxVggdFLjmM
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 1:28 PM BST
FYR Macedonia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/Im6enLHTCck
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 2:14 PM BST
Romania second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/pk4IGlrdyEk
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 2:15 PM BST
Malta second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/1K915QwwlgY
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 4:41 PM BST
Ukraine first rehearsal: https://youtu.be/wq-YqbDSw1c
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 4:55 PM BST
Italy first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/dtFuHGeZR7U
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 5:12 PM BST
Spain first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/13meP5Xo_j4
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 6:20 PM BST
Germany first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/SlmgGDVtIzI
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 7:28 PM BST
ESCToday press poll voting of today’s first rehearsals of the 6 automatic qualifiers, 35 people voted giving 5 points, 3 points and then 1 point to who they thought had the best performances from todays rehearsals. Link to video of the ESCToday press poll here: https://www.facebook.com/esctoday/videos/10154612909010950/

Italy  133
United Kingdom  97
France  31
Ukraine  25
Germany  25
Spain  4
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 7:30 PM BST
United Kingdom first rehearsal clip:  https://youtu.be/nw6_xLZXP9A
Report Corbyguy May 5, 2017 7:42 PM BST
France first rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/M5MYVl6M_lg
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 10:01 AM BST
The Netherlands second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/xbCvozc1Nkk

Hungary second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/tdFkLcj7X6w
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 11:39 AM BST
Denmark second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/2PXdkvSekPg

Ireland second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/7mTRVjX44r4

San Marino second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/VF2nAj43upw
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 12:38 PM BST
Croatia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/WJ0Zjlx4RIc
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 1:06 PM BST
Norway second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/zAGsvpwLh2Y
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 1:21 PM BST
Switzerland second rehearsal: https://youtu.be/OeZxt5fURuU
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 2:00 PM BST
Belarus second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/RWefjNremzw
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 2:57 PM BST
Bulgaria second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/gFv_yAnm_IQ
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 3:13 PM BST
Lithuania second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/x8fU6SbbCro
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 3:59 PM BST
Estonia second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/mTlLGvonCn4

Israel second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/KylBM15zvSQ
Report Corbyguy May 6, 2017 4:39 PM BST
I think tomorrow Sunday the 6 automatic qualifiers will be selecting their half draw for the grand-final. Last year the 6 automatic qualifiers selected their half draw for the grand-final during the red carpet session whereas in previous years they did the selection during the second press conference after their second rehearsal. Both are taking place tomorrow so we will get to find out the half draws for the 6 automatic qualifiers.
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 10:21 AM BST
Ukraine second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/t4vcONZWePs

Italy second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/GpT5vdRBhM0

Spain second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/crNAKzLULG8
Report bearcub May 7, 2017 10:29 AM BST
Italy drawn 1st half
Spain 2nd half
Report bearcub May 7, 2017 10:44 AM BST
Germans 2nd half
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 10:47 AM BST
What about Ukraine?
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 10:49 AM BST
I'm sure the producers will be kind to Italy and give them a 10-13 slot. We could have another 2014/15 year where the winner won from first half.
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 10:50 AM BST
Hope the UK get a second half they could do with some luck.
Report bearcub May 7, 2017 11:07 AM BST
UK 2nd half
Report bearcub May 7, 2017 11:34 AM BST
France 2nd
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 11:54 AM BST
Germany second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/WP6lTjrPWj0

United Kingdom second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/6ZyUcB_8xDE
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 12:02 PM BST
France second rehearsal clip: https://youtu.be/HqWAarATwXk
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 12:05 PM BST
If anyone has any links to the press centre poll for the 2 semis then please do post a link. Thanks.
Report Corbyguy May 7, 2017 12:15 PM BST
So Italy draw first half whilst Ukraine, Spain, Germany, UK and France all draw second half. Interesting. Which leaves 12 first half slots and 8 second half slots. So chance of getting a first half slot is 60% to a second half of 40% for the first qualifier on Tuesday and if they go in performance running order in previous years the first to pick out will be Sweden.
Report gawdalmighty May 11, 2017 2:35 PM BST
Hi Guys. I am contemplating schticking a fiver on the Irish lad, the one that sounds like a 10 year old girl screaming in a choir. Odds 290.00!! Ok, I'm kind of bias as I live in Ireland but sometimes freaks and odd balls push through to make for a good trade. Worth a fiver surely??
Report Llamedos May 11, 2017 5:37 PM BST
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Hi Guys. I am contemplating schticking a fiver on the Irish lad, the one that sounds like a 10 year old girl screaming in a choir. Odds 290.00!! Ok, I'm kind of bias as I live in Ireland but sometimes freaks and odd balls push through to make for a good trade. Worth a fiver surely??


If I was you I would stick your fiver on Ireland to qualify from tonight's semi at around 9/2, if it gets through you can get yourself a free bet for the final, I doubt the odds will change that much in the win market even if it does get through.If it doesn't get through you would lose your fiver on the win market anyway. Good luck in whatever you do.
Report the whizz kids May 11, 2017 6:03 PM BST
I know it's a tough Semi Tonight but any reason why Macedonia is trading at 2.8 to qualify??
Report gawdalmighty May 11, 2017 8:23 PM BST
@ Llamedos  Yeah, that makes better sense. Cheers mate Wink
Report Smith1 May 13, 2017 10:32 AM BST
3 horse race = tricast market required Cool
Report Corbyguy May 13, 2017 12:28 PM BST
ESCtoday press poll of the final: http://tinyurl.com/moe9gjn

A total of 35 members of the press on location in Kyiv have voted for the five countries which left a remarkable impression on them among the long running order of the final, awarding five points to their first place, all the way to one point to their fifth place.

The full prediction for this year’s final is as follows:

Italy 100
Portugal 99
Bulgaria 90
United Kingdom 38
Sweden 37
Belgium 18
Armenia 17
Azerbaijan 16
France 15
Hungary 15
Romania 13
Norway 12
The Netherlands 11
Belarus 10
Denmark 10
Moldova 10
Israel 4
Austria 4
Cyprus 3
Australia 1
Germany 1
Ukraine 1
Poland 0
Croatia 0
Greece 0
Spain 0
Report Corbyguy May 14, 2017 1:05 AM BST
Enjoy the summer months guys and i will be back in November/December when the EBU release the list of the participating countries for next years contest so hope to see you all again.
Report bearcub May 14, 2017 1:18 AM BST
Thanks for all your informative posts Corbs, It's very much appreciated Cool
Report Henry VIII May 14, 2017 8:54 AM BST
Thanks Corby, immense stuff, including the info in the live threads.
Report Henry VIII May 14, 2017 8:55 AM BST
And thanks to Bear for doing a Horse with the prices.
Report five leaves left May 14, 2017 12:50 PM BST
Don't big bear up H Sad It will go to his head.

I agree great work from corbs Cool
Report SpanishEyes May 14, 2017 11:44 PM BST
Mr Corby ...

Please PM me your paypal account  ..

I'm not a rich man ..  but - WANT to credit that account with £20

with thanks ...

Spanish.
Report timbuctooth May 15, 2017 1:41 AM BST
Thoughtful offer, Spanish.

Corby; do you remember, before last year`s final, I offered to place a bet of your choice, in appreciation of all your efforts? You said you`d get back to me, but never did, so perhaps you`ll take me up on the offer next year?
Report hemsby May 15, 2017 5:35 AM BST
Terrific stuff Corbs ....many thanks Cool
Report Corbyguy May 15, 2017 3:37 PM BST

May 14, 2017 -- 11:44PM, SpanishEyes wrote:


Mr Corby ...Please PM me your paypal account  .. I'm not a rich man ..  but - WANT to credit that account with £20 with thanks ... Spanish.


Alas i do not have a Paypal account and as for the offer of payment i have to decline. I only post on here for pleasure and if anyone finds what i post to be helpful that helps them with deciding their betting/trading then it makes me happy if they find it to be useful.

Report Corbyguy May 15, 2017 3:47 PM BST

May 15, 2017 -- 1:41AM, timbuctooth wrote:


Thoughtful offer, Spanish.Corby; do you remember, before last year`s final, I offered to place a bet of your choice, in appreciation of all your efforts? You said you`d get back to me, but never did, so perhaps you`ll take me up on the offer next year?


Yes, I did partially give you an answer on that. On the Thurs or Fri before contest i said that i was quite partial to Ukraine but at the time i posted wasn't confident to say to anyone to back it and then it won but i didn't even back it myself which i kick myself for that. This year i was partial to Bulgaria and it came second but i didn't back it. Perhaps next year should i become partial to something that i should back it Top 3 in the market. I have only ever back/lay in the win market in these past 6 years so perhaps next year i might try the 10 to qualify from semi markets next year.

Report Corbyguy May 15, 2017 3:57 PM BST
Many thanks guys. I hope you have found the postings to be useful in deciding your betting/trading. As i have just commented earlier i only post for pleasure and if anyone finds what i post to be useful then it makes me happy. I also have a form of autism and as i am not working i post to kill the time that i have and you can say that i am a nymph in that i cannot get enough of it with the enjoyment i get from posting and of reading comments on here. Any information i come across for next years contest over the summer/autumn months i will post in the Eurovision 2018 Portugal here we come interlude thread so i will still be here but not as much as the summer/autumn months can be a quiet period with news etc. If anyone would like to add me as a contact on here then feel free to do so. Enjoy your summer guys and spend your winnings wisely.
Report jollyswagman May 15, 2017 4:47 PM BST
it's great work you do corbs Cool

if they were the best two dozen odd songs on offer then you have listened to some right old sh1t for many months, i hope next year you make more cash.
Report Henry VIII May 15, 2017 5:58 PM BST
Many thanks Corbs. I didn't have time to properly do anything with ESC until about April this year. ESC 2018 I intend to be on the ball from the first entrant selection this November / December. See you back here then.
Report Corbyguy May 17, 2017 1:39 PM BST
Robin Bengtsson says Salvador Sobral’s victory speech “was below a true winner”  http://tinyurl.com/mhyu5vl
Report bearcub May 17, 2017 2:05 PM BST
Robin Bengtsson is a total ****
Report five leaves left May 17, 2017 10:33 PM BST
#talentless
Report five leaves left May 17, 2017 10:37 PM BST
I see Isiah agrees. Or 'Deux points' as he should be referred to.
Report timbuctooth May 17, 2017 10:50 PM BST
Corbyguy 15 May 17 15:47
Yes I did partially give you an answer on that. On the Thurs or Fri before contest i said that i was quite partial to Ukraine but at the time i posted wasn't confident to say to anyone to back it and then it won but i didn't even back it myself

Sorry, but I didn`t interpret that as your accepting the offer. We`ll try again next year.
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