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The build-up to the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku

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EBU Press Conference / Azerbaijani Pilaf Ceremony
Keith SP
akoe07
Next year's Eurovision Song Contest is 14/16/18 of May.

Last night had the biggest arena audience for a live semi-final.

The idea that each country will have an open selection and that no country will do a totally internal selection is under serious consideration.

Complaints that people in the Arena couldn't see the screens, so more screens are being added.

Apparently the public and juries agreed an 8 of the 10 qualifiers last night and one jury favourite and one public favourite filling the remaining two places. 

A few scattered questions on Human Rights, but really nothing of any significance.



While we wait for the Semi Two jury final, there has been an Azerbaijani Pilau Ceremony, a very elaborate way of feeding the Press Area with a lovely lamb and rice dish complete with apricots.

Here's the latest Press Area vote. As a matter of interest, the poll, the poll in the first semi got 9 out of 10 correct, with Switzerland being in and Hungary outside the Top 10.






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14th day before my bday then the 16th and the 18 gonna be a brilliant birthday for me next year yay

Two questions:

(Anonymous)
1. Did anyone in the press conference ask what happened to Blu-Ray? I would really like to hear their explanation for dropping it.

2. ARE THOSE VOTES REAL? Seventh place has 486 votes and seventeenth has 474? That is a statistical tie, and there is no information there to clearly indicate preferences (below the first six).

The bottom 11 places are extremely close - only 6 points separate Estonia from Belarus. It is going to be verz tight !!!

jury and viewers favorites

I'm a bit confused, I thought I understand how the 50-50 voting system works, but you wrote:
"Apparently the public and juries agreed an 8 of the 10 qualifiers last night and one jury favourite and one public favourite filling the remaining two places. "
If jury and public agreed on 8 qualifiers and then the 2 favourites were added, does it mean that juries favourite wasn't among publics top 10 and public favourite wasn't in juries? If yes, who do you think it is? Are there any rumours in the presscenter? Since we won't know until after the final.

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