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Post #1 · Posted at 2023-05-10 04:40:04pm 1.1 years ago

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Realised this post was in the wrong thread, so let's try again.....

It's less than 14 days to go until the ESC comes to Liverpool, so I think this should get a thread....
What do you think will happen in this contest?

Which countries should make it to the grand final?
There are more than 25 countries taking part in each of the 2 semi finals, but only 10 in each will qualify. However, the other 6 countries (including us) do not compete in any of the Semi Finals, as they have already qualified for the Grand Final. The question is: which countries should qualify in each of the 2 semi finals?

How will you be watching?
In the UK, both semi finals and the Grand Final will air on BBC ONE at 8pm and I promise you, the grand final could take us past midnight. Will you be watching the ESC on these channels with commentary, or will you be watching the official live stream on YouTube with no commentary?

What performance are you looking forward to?
What performance are you most excited for in this contest? Are you excited for our entry, or do you have a country participating (like Loreen) that should be a real winner?

How will the UK fare?
Mae Muller is our entry for this contest, so how do you think she will do? Where in the running order will she be in the grand final? In which position do you think our entry will place in the grand final and how many points in total will she score? Most of all, will she be able to go 1 better and win?

Who should win the contest?
50% of the votes come from the National Juries, meaning the other 50% comes from the entire European Union, the UK & Australia. Which country do you think should win and what will be the Top 5?

So those are the questions... So what are your predictions? Copy all 5 questions into your post in this thread! To help you, listen to this year's UK entry and see if you think this should win!

Here's my predictions:

Which countries should make it to the grand final?
I know 6 countries are dead certs:
Australia
Sweden
Malta
Moldova
Netherlands
Czech Republic

How will you be watching?
The Beeb all the way.

What performance are you looking forward to?
Definitely when the Grand Final comes it's the UK entry, or the Swedish one.

How will the UK fare?
Mae Muller's song is a banger. I think this deserves to be in the top 5 with about 300-400 points, unless Ukraine goes big and steals it again.

Who should win the contest?
I think either Loreen or Mae Muller. This would be the top 5.
1: Sweden
2: Netherlands
3: France
4: Armenia
5: United Kingdom

Over to you.....

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Post #2 · Posted at 2023-05-11 09:32:08am 1.1 years ago

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Which countries should make it to the grand final?
At the time of writing, the first semi final has already aired. I did get every country correct that I predicted, even though I miss Latvia in the final. If I look at semi 2, it's pretty clear cut that Austria, Slovenia and Australia should make it, with Cyprus, Armenia and Georgia as outsiders.

How will you be watching?
Probably by streaming on Youtube or SVT Play

What performance are you looking forward to?
I was anticipating the Finnish performance most, and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

How will the UK fare?
I used to think she could make it into top 10, but I'm not so sure after what I heard from the rehearsals. I hope she doesn't flop completely though.

Who should win the contest?
Seems like a two-horse race between Sweden and Finland at this point.
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Post #3 · Posted at 2023-05-11 09:48:25am 1.1 years ago

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Post #4 · Posted at 2023-05-14 12:54:53pm 1.1 years ago

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Grand final is Today!

Who do you think will win the ESC? You know the drill by now....

This reply will be appended to my previous post, as the votes come in....
23:04 Closure of Votes Here we go. The fate of our acts are sealed. There is no turning back. Good luck to all you predicted people.....

Round 1 We're off on our whistle stop tour.... Ukraine. And we're on the board with 4 points! Come on! Sweden gets 12 points!
Round 2 Up next is Italy, no ground gained, but the 12 points go to...... Israel!
Round 3 Up next is Latvia. Still no points, but Estonia gets the 12 points here.
Round 4 Up next is the Netherlands. No points for the UK, but I think this could go Sweden's way as they've got 12 points.
Round 5 Up next is Malta! The UK is in a tight spot, as we are at the 2nd half of the board. Sweden gets 12 though.
Round 6 Up next is Ireland. And finally! We got 2 points. We're up to 6, but Sweden is still leading!
Round 7 Up next is San Marino! The UK has no points to add, but we're still in the 2nd half. That's bad for us. They thought they'd say Sweden, but it's Italy.
Round 8 Up next is Azerbaijan. I think we're messed up already...... I'm saying Israel takes 12 points.
Round 9{/b] Up next is Austria! That person's back! Who will he choose? It's Italy!
[b]Round 10{/b] Up next is France. I fear we're finished already.... But Israel gets 12 points.
[b]Round 11{/b] Up next is Finland. 4 points for the UK, and Sweden gets 12 points.
[b]Round 12{/b] Belgium's next...... Austria gets 12 points.
[b]Round 13{/b] Germany is up next, and no points for the UK. But they will get 12 points to... Sweden! She's gonna win...
[b]Round 14{/b] Portugal doesn't like the UK, but the Aussies get 12 points!
[b]Round 15{/b] Croatia trusts Italy! 12 points to them!
[b]Round 16{/b] Estonia is next, and this is looking bad 16 countries in. 12 points do go to... Sweden.
[b]Round 17{/b] Armenia is next. Sweden just got 10 points, but the 12 goes to Israel!
[b]Round 18{/b] Poland next. Why aren't we winning? Israel gets 12 though.
[b]Round 19{/b] Romania. We won't win we know. Italy gets the 12 points.

Sweden is still top dog. Israel is closer to winning in 3rd, but we are still on the 2nd half of the board.
[b]Round 20
Iceland kicks our 2nd part off. Some points for Sweden, but I think Australia deserves 12 points.
Round 21 Up next is Serbia. I think we won't win with that. 12 points, Slovenia, their first of the night.
Round 22 Cyprus is up next. The UK is still losing, but the 12 points do go to... Sweden.
Round 23 Norway is next. Come on UK! Sweden is on 228 points, but 12 points go to Finland!
Round 24 Up next is Switzerland. What, still no points? I say we withdraw from the contest! Not yet. After the 12 points go to Czechia.
Round 25 We're in 25th place.... Maybe the Australians will change that. Or maybe not. This could be Sweden's year! Belgium could take it as they've got the 12 points!
Round 26 Denmark is up next. Yay! We got a point! But Sweden got 12 times as much.
Round 27 Spain next. I think.... Sweden takes the biscuit!
Round 28 We can't win from here. I think Israel should go for Sweden..... And they DID!
Round 29 We're losing. Sweden could change that. Finally some high ground! 4 points for UK! Could this take us higher? Finland goes 12 points in.
Round 30 Georgia is up next. No points, but they're taking the 12 points midnight train to Belgium!
Round 31 Czechia is next. No points to us. 12 points do go to UKRAINE! Their first 12 of the night!
Round 32 Slovenia is up next. Every single country hates us, nearly. 12 goes to..... Italy!
Round 33 5 more to go. 15 points for the UK so far. Sweden gets some points, but Greece selects... Belgium!
Round 34 It's not all plain sailing, but it's the country that made Dua Lipa, Albania. I know where the points are going.... Sweden!
Round 35 3 to go. Lithuania. We won't win we know. 12 points go to Sweden!
Round 37 Closing our journey is as always the Hosts, United Kingdom. We end near the last place area. And Catherine Tate is here! Am I Bothered? I certainly am not. The 12 points from them go to... Sweden!
THE PUBLIC CAN CHANGE THAT. Winner coming tommorow.

Well they've done it again. Sweden is the winner!
The UK, by the way, is 25th place. That really is a bad result with 24 points, but I still like the fact that we got points from Ukraine first and the 9 points we got meant we were already slaughtered. Here is the final result.

How did the UK fare?
Mae Muller did all she could, but placing 25th is a lesson to be learnt. I predicted it to be in the Top 5, but 25th? It was a banger but it could have done better.

Was Sweden right to win? Discuss it here!
And see you next year!

Post #5 · Posted at 2023-05-14 07:54:37pm 1.1 years ago

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The song was not a live song and Mae couldn’t give it justice. She probably deserves the place she got. I don’t think that Germany deserved last place, but I doubt they care. They send what they like, not what the public wants.
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Post #6 · Posted at 2023-05-14 08:06:24pm 1.1 years ago

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Post #7 · Posted at 2023-05-15 04:12:33pm 1 year ago

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The song was not a live song and Mae couldn’t give it justice. She probably deserves the place she got. I don’t think that Germany deserved last place, but I doubt they care. They send what they like, not what the public wants.
I agree and getting 9 points in the televote means we were already ending the contest in defeat. Dropping to 25th place after 7 countries means we were already done for. I mean, we got 183 points n the televote last year and zero points 2 years ago (and also 4 years ago), but only 9 points? We couldn't vote, the others could, but not Mae Muller. I hope the UK's status changes so we can win after 27 years. We only beat Germany, and when the televote for us was announced, it was already the end for us. I think Sweden deserved that win after getting more than 200 points, but the UK is doing so badly. If we continue to do bad, we might consider withdrawing.

Post #8 · Posted at 2023-05-20 02:48:17pm 1 year ago

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If we continue to do bad, we might consider withdrawing.
Sorry, it’s been a while and I hadn’t seen this, but this is absolute bollocks. The bill for the Eurovision is incredibly cheap, even as a Big 5 country, and to the BBC, it doesn’t matter where we finish, in terms of money-to-ratings, it’s one of the greatest value for money shows, if not THE greatest. Double the usual audience on a Saturday night for literally the cost of one episode of Casualty. Any talk of withdrawal this year, especially considering how the UK’s generally done since 2000, is frankly wrong.
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