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And here’s your running order!

Posted by Caroline on May 24, 2012

So the draw for the remainder of the running order has been made, and faster than you can say, ‘well look where Sweden ended up, guess we may as well all pack up and go home then’, here’s how it’s looking for Saturday night….

1) UK

2) HUNGARY

3) ALBANIA

4) LITHUANIA

5) BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

6) RUSSIA

7) ICELAND

8) CYPRUS

9) FRANCE

10) ITALY

11)ESTONIA

12) NORWAY

13) AZERBAIJAN

14) ROMANIA

15) DENMARK

16) GREECE

17) SWEDEN

18) TURKEY

19) SPAIN

20) GERMANY

21) MALTA

22) FYR MACEDONIA

23) IRELAND

24) SERBIA

25) UKRAINE

26) MOLDOVA

See you on Saturday, folks….

 

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25 Responses to “And here’s your running order!”

  1. anon said

    AGAIN!!!???

    Once again, it seems that the songs most expected to do well got stuffed into the second half of the draw. Let’s take a look at the “sure” qualifiers (a consensus from another web site):

    SF1
    06 Russia
    07 Iceland
    08 Cyprus
    14 Romania
    15 Denmark
    16 Greece
    23 Ireland
    26 Moldova

    SF2
    11 Estonia
    17 Sweden
    18 Turkey
    24 Serbia
    25 Ukraine

    That’s nine out of thirteen “sure” qualifiers in the second half, so once again we will see the second half of the draw dominate the top ten. In fact, there might only be two songs from the first half of the draw (Russia and Italy) to make the top ten.

    First guess at top ten (performance order)

    Likely:
    Russia
    Italy
    Romania
    Greece (they finished third in the televote last year, and I expect their even larger diaspora to come through again this year)
    Sweden
    Turkey (don’t deserve it, but another country with diaspora everywhere)
    Ireland (barely)
    Serbia
    Ukraine (diaspora vote again)

    That leaves exactly one spot for another country. I see one of the following as most likely:
    Iceland
    Azerbaijan
    Spain
    Germany
    Moldova

  2. donal said

    Caroline – I made this little parody of Humperdinck’s song, which you might enjoy!

    Keep up with the Eurovision news!

  3. Alex said

    Not since 2004 has a country singing in the first half of the draw won. Statistically that rules out Russia.

    Only once in 14 years has a country singing in their own language won. Statistically that rules out Serbia.

    Sweden or Ireland. I can’t see anyone else winning.

  4. anon said

    Wish I had time to write up a bit about each song, but I don’t. First, I am following three simple rules:

    1. Never bet against Ukraine making the top ten.
    2. Never bet against Greece making the top ten.
    3. Never bet against Turkey making the top ten.

    I could probably add Azerbaijan to that list despite their short history.

    This should be the last time I have to listen to that excrement from Albania (given that it will completely disappear after the show).

    I detest the Russian song, but know it will do well. Obviously, I hope it doesn’t win, but Eurovision will survive, even if it does. The last time Russia won, its victory was so outrageous that the EBU changed the rules. Maybe that will happen again this year.

    I actually don’t dislike the Swedish song itself that much, but I absolutely hate Christer Bjorkman and what he is trying to do to Eurovision (bigger productions with more people on stage and the use of recorded vocals). He is on the EBU Reference Group, and a win by Sweden would give him even more power. That is reason enough for any fan to root against Sweden.

    There is plenty of irrationality in the reactions one has to the songs. Greece 2005 has been at the very bottom of my all time list since that year (and I disparage it every chance I get), but Greece 2008 was my favorite that year, and this year’s entry is one of my favorites, as well. You might say that that doesn’t make any sense, since those songs are quite similar (and I won’t argue with you about that ๐Ÿ™‚ ), but that is just the way it is.

    Last year, I made three predictions:

    1. Azerbaijan would win (check).
    2. Estonia would finish last (they finished next last).
    3. Sognu (the favorite) would not do as well as “Allez Ola Ole” (the French entry from the previous year). CHECK!

    I doubt I can do nearly as well this year.

    I think politics (feelings about what is going on in Germany and Greece affecting votes, for example) could play a bigger role than usual this year, but that is just one more thing that the prognosticator has to overcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    *DESIRED* outcome:
    01 Romania
    02 Greece
    03 Iceland
    04 Serbia
    05 Cyprus
    06 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    07 Germany
    08 Italy
    09 Azerbaijan
    10 Spain
    11 Lithuania
    12 Moldova
    13 Ireland
    14 Macedonia
    15 Malta
    16 France
    17 Estonia
    18 Denmark
    19 Turkey
    20 Norway
    21 United Kingdom
    22 Hungary
    23 Ukraine
    24 Albania
    25 Russia
    26 Sweden

    *PREDICTED* outcome:
    01 Serbia
    02 Italy
    03 Russia
    04 Sweden
    05 Ukraine
    06 Germany
    07 Azerbaijan
    08 Spain
    09 Turkey
    10 Greece
    11 Romania
    12 Iceland
    13 Moldova
    14 Macedonia
    15 Ireland
    16 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    17 Estonia
    18 Cyprus
    19 Malta
    20 Denmark
    21 Norway
    22 United Kingdom
    23 Albania
    24 France
    25 Lithuania
    26 Hungary

  5. Gob13 said

    i so IRELAND WINS 4 DE 8TH TIME !
    GO JEDWARD

  6. Gob13 said

    I LUV IRELAND 2 WIN SO MUCH I CANT STOP POSTIN COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  7. Gob13 said

    JEDWARD WONT STOP ENTERIN TILL THEY WIN EUROVISION!!!!:) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Gob13 said

    WOO HOO IRELAND AR GOIN TO WIN SOME YEAR

  9. Gob13 said

    AND THEY BETR OR THERE IS GOIN 2 B A ANGRY FAN ;(

  10. Gob13 said

    I WONDER HOW MANY COMMENTS CAN I DO IN A HOUR :O

  11. Gob13 said

    ๐Ÿ˜ฎ am likin postin comments

  12. Gob13 said

    i hope JEDWARD will win ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. Gob13 said

    IM HAPPY:o

  14. Gob13 said

    WE’LL WIN SOMETIME!!!

  15. Gob13 said

    AR U SIC OF MY COMMENT???:o

  16. Gob13 said

    CAUSE I AINT STOPIN!!! HAHA

  17. Gob13 said

    DE RUSSIAN GRANNIES AR GONE COOKOO!!!!!!!:P

  18. Gob13 said

    I WONDER HOW MANY COMMENTS DID I SEND???HMM

  19. Gob13 said

    JEDWARD PERFORMIN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOOHOO!!!!

  20. Gob13 said

    CMON JEDWARD!!!!!!!!

  21. Gob13 said

    IM STOP COMMENTIN 4 A WHILE NOW!!

  22. Gob13 said

    i cant believ ireland came 20th!!!!!!:(

  23. Caroline said

    They didn’t, they came 19th ๐Ÿ˜‰

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