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

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Reaction to Semi Two result and draw
Keith SP
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Delighted to see Macedonia and Malta make it, but disappointed to see Portugal and Slovenia failing to make the cut.  I got 8/10 which is probably slightly above average in this field.

Things very slow to get going here, Lithuania, Malta and Macedonia seem to be the most delighted delegations. The Dutch seem to be quite disappointed.

We're getting a live feed tonight so the updates will be instant. The one most people sem to be interested in is Sweden. Ireland will be hoping for an early draw for that one.

In order here's how the qualifiers will draw their positions in the final
Lithuania
Bosnia-Herz.
Serbia
Ukraine
Sweden
Macedonia
Norway
Estonia
Malta
Turkey

Ideally Ireland would like Serbia, Macedonia, Estonia and Bosnia drawn around us.

UPDATE :
Lithuania draw number 4
Bosnia draw number 5
Serbia draw 24
Ukraine draw 25
Sweden draw 17
Macedonia draw 22
Norway draw 12
Estonia draw 11
Malta draw 21
Turkey draw #18



Here's a reminder of the running order for the final right now.
1: U.K.
2: Hungary
3: Albania
4: Lithuania A poor draw but he is the first uptempo song in the final
5: Bosnia-Herz A really slow start to the contest and playing into the hands of Russia?
6: Russia
7: Iceland
8: Cyprus
9: France
10: Italy
11: Estonia Helping Cyprus & Italy?
12: Norway A pretty anonymous draw

13: Azerbaijan
14: Romania
15: Denmark
16: Greece
17: Sweden draw Ireland's lucky position. 4 uptempo female sung songs in a row.
18: Turkey sets up Spain nicely.
19: Spain
20: Germany
21: Malta Fantastic draw coming after Spain and Germany and before Macedonia, but doesn't help Ireland.
22: Macedonia A good draw for them and a great draw for Ireland.

23: Ireland
24: Serbia A real contender now and it also helps Ireland
25: Ukraine A really good draw but it does hurt Ireland and Moldova.
26: Moldova

The prime draw positions are 21, 22, 24 & 25

The two that missed out for me were georgia and the netherlands and the two that got tru that i didnt think would were macedonia and malta (malta was terrible in my opinion but such is the voting)

Estonia

(Anonymous)
Keith if Estonia gets one of the last slots and is surronded by uptempo songs..can it sail into the top4?

THANK YOU FROM MALTA!!!!

(Anonymous)
MALTA deserved it after 3 years left out/ robbed by non-sense songs... THIS IS THE NIGHT (Thanks Europe for supporting the island... we really LOVE such Contest)

A million times better than Tuesday on every level, that could have been the final...Better songs singers and performances loved it, just hated that Bosnia, Turkey(soooo bad Georgia was better) and Lithuania got through, Bulgaria, Belarus and Joan were a million times better..great we saw the interval act.. but bloody el and whatshername from last year couldnt even remember the words of waterloo...

Serbia to win

(Anonymous)
Cant wait to see where Serbia are put, as after tonight, I think they can win (with a good draw).

Up until tonight Sweden has been my favourite, but its moved into my 2nd place after tonight.

The two that missed out for me were georgia and the netherlands and the two that got tru that i didnt think would were macedonia and malta (malta was terrible in my opinion but such is the voting)

Serbia to win

(Anonymous)
Cant wait to see where Serbia are put, as after tonight, I think they can win (with a good draw).

Up until tonight Sweden has been my favourite, but its moved into my 2nd place after tonight.

The one that didn't deserve it IMO was Turkey.

Thought it was a very weak semi. Tuesday was far better. I got 8/10 (didn't predict Lithuania and Bosnia).

Interesting if we get two slow songs in 4 and 5, the Grannies will be the first fast number of the show. Sweden will want to avoid both those position and have something in the 20s.

Estonia could do well in a late draw but I have to say that I think he's making a mess of the song by oversinging it completely.

Netherlands had a sweet little song, BUT IMHO it will go loooooooong time before rap and hip-hop ( Austria) or somebody in indian headwear ill get voted into finals. Agree, that Turkey is probably the least deserving one.

Snap! I got 8 out of 10 on my blog prediction too Keith. But - as I said on there - I've only been watching this thing for nearly 50 years, so I've stll got a lot to learn!

I was bang on until the last three countries. Estonia getting through sadly meant no Portugal, Croatia or Slovenia, and then Malta(!) advancing killed off Belarus and Georgia. Had a feeling Turkey would be the last announced...yet all I remember about the performance was the cloak-boat.

Malta must have done surprisingly well with the Juries. The UK probably gave it a high-ish score.

I got 9 of 10 and I can't believe Malta did it. I don't mean getting into the final, I mean making a good entry out of zero. wow. Bravo!

Hi guys - has the draw begun?