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Realest
20th October 2017, 19:40
Tell us all your Wishes and Hopes for the ESC 2018 in Lisbon...

- One of the Countries that works hard since a few years like Belgium or Bulgaria wins.
- The Big5 end up in the last 5 Places (I know we had this in 2005 but still...) so this Rule might be finally overthought.
- Portugal ends up in the Top 10 to establish in the ESC-Kosmos and prove they are no One-Hit-Wonder.
- Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Australia fail in the Semifinal so that Romania remains the only Country with a 100% Success-Rate.
- Less Swedish Entries.
- A more equalized Voting like 2011 f.e.

EscGeek
20th October 2017, 20:10
-a record breaking number of NFs (so far, it's looking good) xheat
-russia to keep their "promise", you know what i mean
-adding kazakhstan
-no withdrawals
-final for my country, unless i'll hate the song
-and i wish for the official eurovision channel to start uploading old performances on youtube and stop with the compilation nonsense

edit:
-joke songs xjumplol

blue00eyes
20th October 2017, 20:55
I want:
- no annoying/joke acts
- cool stage
- more non-English/bilingual songs
- my country to get more jury points
- my country or a country which name starts with B to win
- an exciting voting in a Grand Final
- cool postcards like 2014
- Australia to be out of the top10 jury votes
- drama xheart

esc87fan
20th October 2017, 22:03
I wish for...

* France to keep on its streak of good luck
* No joke entries
* Switzerland to break its jinx and finally qualify for the first time since 2014
* More entries in other languages (aka the "Portugal Effect")
* Fewer visual distractions (aka: over-the-top special effects)
* Geo-blocking removed from the ESC YouTube channel so I can watch the streams of the live shows (it's tough being a ESC fan in Canada)

Dodiih
20th October 2017, 23:42
- I want to see a country, that has never won before, winning
- More non-English songs
- Balkan ballads
- Simple, yet beautiful staging
- Creative postcards (about the contestants)
- Surprises in the Grand Final voting (like Moldova and Romania this year)

NNR
21st October 2017, 17:41
Dear Svante Claus (I'm sorry),

Here's what I want for Eurovision 2018.

-For Albania to send an entry which hasn't been translated into English and lost all meaning. Bote was 10 times better than World, IMO.

-For not every single country to 1) send a song in their language, 2) send a ballad or 3) both, in an attempt to replicate Salvador.

-More Swedish entries! You may complain about them, but they're absolute tunes.

-For Ireland to take the contest seriously.

-Reinstate the orchestra! You could see the difference in quality between Occidentali's Karma in the Sanremo against in the Eurovision final.

-I'd love to see a song more similar to 2012 and 2015 win this year. There were none of those last year, unfortunately.

-For Salvador to recover fully and be able to play a big part in the final. I don't want the contest to be marred by tragedy.

-Hosts that aren't 3 white men making poorly written and rehearsed ad-libs.

-High quality songs. Please.

-No more yodelling. I beg.

-Maybe one joke entry, but at least a decent one. More along the lines of Zdob si Zdub than Buranovskiye Babushki.

-Portugal not to send a dreadful entry and end up coming near the bottom. That would be great.

-Russia not to send Yulia. There are so many other choices.

Yours sincerely,
NNR x

Realest
21st October 2017, 19:30
Tell us all your Wishes and Hopes for the ESC 2018 in Lisbon...


- Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Australia fail in the Semifinal so that Romania remains the only Country with a 100% Success-Rate.


I have to add:

I want Russia to fail because it hasnt enough Televotes while the Juries have Russia in the Top10.
And Australia should fail because its not in the Jury Top10 while the Televoter have.

BernadetteCydonia
25th October 2017, 12:09
- Lithuania to send something the majority kinda likes and to do well.
- Amazing postcards.
- Winner catching everyone by surprise. Well Portugal is Portugal but they were rather foreseen as the winners by the last weeks into ESC. I need some surprises like Moldova doing that well in 2017.
- At least a bit of something eclectic in regards to joke entries. ESC fans cannot really live without them. People on tumblr kept talking about Romania, Croatia and Montenegro mainly because they were memorable somewhat (and so was Finland but that's rather a serious entry that got hurt by juries and that's all).
- Cyprus sending something I like again and not getting underrated. Also, less standard manufactured entry, I mean I did like whan G:son did to this country but I'm sick and tired of majority complaining that their favourite song should've qualified over Cyprus. IRYO but... :/

A-lister
25th October 2017, 17:52
- For the juries to start appreciate musical diversity, which includes European diversity, linguistic diversity but also to generally understand that we are in 2017 and not in a Disney movie from the 90's or some lame ass American Idol audition of 2002...

- For politics to STOP in ESC! ... although that won't happen

- For EBU to invite ::kz to play ... although pretty sure that won't happen either

Realest
27th October 2017, 02:02
- For the juries to start appreciate musical diversity, which includes [....] linguistic diversity


I dont think that Juries vote against a song because its sung in its mother-language but because of the song itself. If a song is bad then mother-language cant safe it. And countries like serbia, moldova and italy got often high juryscores with songs in their own language.

cegs5
27th October 2017, 13:51
1. Less songs in English.
2. The Finnish jury not overhyping whatever Sweden sends.
3. More flamboyant, ridiculous, kitsch, WTF entries.
4. No more canned applause.
5. No nore cheesy LGBTi propaganda (rainbow flags shouldn't be allowed) either jokes about how gay eurofans are during the show.

Jack
31st October 2017, 01:17
Well rainbow flags will be allowed as in Portugal there is freedom of speach! (If they weren't allowed it would go agaist the Constitution!)

A-lister
4th November 2017, 13:45
I dont think that Juries vote against a song because its sung in its mother-language but because of the song itself. If a song is bad then mother-language cant safe it. And countries like serbia, moldova and italy got often high juryscores with songs in their own language.

Not sure we've watched the same contest for the past 8 years :lol:

To add though, I wasn't just speaking about linguistic diversity, also musical diversity and thinking "outside the box" is part of that...

Realest
4th November 2017, 14:45
Not sure we've watched the same contest for the past 8 years :lol:


I mean when you look at 2013 for Example, the Good songs from ::md ::gr and ::is got more or less what they deserved and the bad songs from ::cy ::es and ::al also.
Also 2012 the Jury Top6 (except Sweden) where all in its own language. And average motherlanguaged songs like ::sl and ::pt got also what they deserved.

But other than that I agree. I still fail to understand which high Quality the Juries saw in ::nl ::au and ::at this year which unique songs like ::ro ::hu and ::hr apparently didnt seem to have.

revallsay
4th November 2017, 22:11
::uk HURTS xheart

RomanFromRussia
5th November 2017, 08:17
Russia sends some indie or electro or maybe synthpop entry not Yulia Samoylova.

LastDreamer
5th November 2017, 10:22
::lt YVA win with a song on Lithuanian and 100+ points gap over the second place !!!

LastDreamer
13th November 2017, 19:33
The duration of their fresh song is near 3 minutes. Possibly we already heard the song of winner. :lol:

scratchthat2009
17th November 2017, 03:18
- a few returning artists (Michał Szpak especially)
-for me to represent San Marino
-Georgia top 5
-another artsy song to win
-and/or an Italy win
-Laura Groeseneken top 3 (or win)
-Sweden and Russia to not qualify
-mostly songs in native languages
-Luisa Sobral as an interval act or a host, Nelly Furtado to open
-Czech Republic to qualify

Sammy
18th November 2017, 12:35
either a winner from a country that has never won so far or one from a country that hasn't won for a very long time. (provided the song is good :mrgreen:)

CaraMia
18th November 2017, 23:48
Well rainbow flags will be allowed as in Portugal there is freedom of speach! (If they weren't allowed it would go agaist the Constitution!)

I think the flags allowed in the audience are not related to the laws of the country but to the laws that come from the EBU. In Portugal you can carry a flag of Nagorno Karabakh with you everywhere, but probably it wouldn't be accepted in the audience of ESC because it's not from a country recognized by the UN. ;)

NicoRobin
22nd November 2017, 17:49
I hope the rebirth of Switzerland 2018.

Neo
23rd November 2017, 14:22
- For the juries to start appreciate musical diversity, which includes European diversity, linguistic diversity but also to generally understand that we are in 2017 and not in a Disney movie from the 90's or some lame ass American Idol audition of 2002...
This, but most of all I want ESC to finally decide juries have to go. https://i.imgur.com/FL3tYlR.png

Ezio
1st December 2017, 18:26
I hope to see an underdog winning for the second year in a row. But that never happens. Or a double strike by Portugal.

A-lister
2nd December 2017, 11:15
This, but most of all I want ESC to finally decide juries have to go. https://i.imgur.com/FL3tYlR.png

Well that would be the dream scenario, but EBU won't let that happen, so to put the jury vote to 60/40 or 70/30 (with the public vote having upper hand) could be a compromise, but can't see that happen either unfortunately.

Oh, and of course, for the millionth time : RE-INTRODUCTION OF RANDOM STARTING ORDER DRAW!!!! I hate that EBU is so blatantly promoting lack of transparency (= corruption, cronyism, nepotism). I don't buy the argument that them choosing the starting order is to "create a more interesting show", like plenty of people pointed out already (including me, every year since this corrupted method got introduced!), there are ways to get a diverse show with just having some tempo or genre pots where entries are put in and THEN draw it randomly... c'mon it's not so hard to be creative unless you really don't want a transparent fair show!?

FilipFromSweden
5th December 2017, 01:19
The random draw could be discussed for a million years. At this point I don't really care anymore if it's random or producer made. Having it random is more exciting I guess, I would usually wake up in excitement to find out what each finalist had drawn from the bowl.

FilipFromSweden
5th December 2017, 01:22
5. No nore cheesy LGBTi propaganda (rainbow flags shouldn't be allowed) either jokes about how gay eurofans are during the show.

It's hard for me to not insult you right now. Propaganda?

Sammy
5th December 2017, 08:30
I think the flags allowed in the audience are not related to the laws of the country but to the laws that come from the EBU. In Portugal you can carry a flag of Nagorno Karabakh with you everywhere, but probably it wouldn't be accepted in the audience of ESC because it's not from a country recognized by the UN. ;)

xgood
Just a little reminder: the EBU is not a state nor a legislative authority that has juridical power. Therefore, what the EBU allows or does not allow are RULES, not LAWS and are thus in no way comparable to laws of a country.
Also, if you break those rules the consequences are at the worst a fine for the TV channel (I never heard about sanctions against any fan), whereas if you break a law, you might find yourself in court.
Finally - the EBU as we all know - is by no means very consequent in pursuing let alone punishing infractions of their own rules. (As the example of the Karabach flag, you mentioned clearly demonstrated)

EscTurkey
8th December 2017, 22:21
Well that would be the dream scenario, but EBU won't let that happen, so to put the jury vote to 60/40 or 70/30 (with the public vote having upper hand) could be a compromise, but can't see that happen either unfortunately.

Oh, and of course, for the millionth time : RE-INTRODUCTION OF RANDOM STARTING ORDER DRAW!!!! I hate that EBU is so blatantly promoting lack of transparency (= corruption, cronyism, nepotism). I don't buy the argument that them choosing the starting order is to "create a more interesting show", like plenty of people pointed out already (including me, every year since this corrupted method got introduced!), there are ways to get a diverse show with just having some tempo or genre pots where entries are put in and THEN draw it randomly... c'mon it's not so hard to be creative unless you really don't want a transparent fair show!?

I second this comment.
My solution to juries it lowering down their percentage to 30%.
Always thought that's how it should be.

About random order, a similiar solution could be adopted.
Instead of two halves being determines by draw, they could make a draw for quarters, or even groups of 4, then the producer decides the order within these group of songs.

In the current situation, they have so much power. They basically killed the chances of Laura (::be 2016) and Imrı (::il 2017).
Laura was 3rd in semi and 10th in final, Imrı was 3rd in semi and 23rd in final
Just because they're uptempo songs they were put last in semi and first in finals.
All of us already knew they would be the first songs, right after it was known they would be in first half.

Ezio
9th December 2017, 21:42
I want juries only in Semifinal, because they are smaller events and political televotes would always help the same countries to prevail.

100% Televote in the final.

Realest
10th December 2017, 00:54
I want juries only in Semifinal, because they are smaller events and political televotes would always help the same countries to prevail.

100% Televote in the final.

It doesnt make sense that the Juries offer the popular Song from ::ee for ::at only that ::at ends up with 0 Points. Or the same with ::cz last year while ::ba would have got at least 50 Televotes in the Final.

Alaska49
10th December 2017, 03:15
5. No nore cheesy LGBTi propaganda (rainbow flags shouldn't be allowed) either jokes about how gay eurofans are during the show.wow you really hit every single branch of the insecurity tree on your way down huh

TheAlexer
10th December 2017, 12:00
Please no random starting draw. I don't want something like Euro Neuro to open a semi ever again

A-lister
10th December 2017, 14:00
Please no random starting draw. I don't want something like Euro Neuro to open a semi ever again

You can make a random draw and yet make the show exciting and diverse (as proposed earlier with having genre/tempo pots or/-and having 4 "halfs" instead of just 2 like now), there are many ways to introduce more fairness and transparency to the contest, it's a win-win for all (except for the ones who want to corrupt it).

FilipFromSweden
10th December 2017, 23:22
The winner is from big 5 or it's Portugal again

Franzilein
12th December 2017, 03:32
– Italy or the Netherlands finally taking home the trophy (in case they send amazing songs again ofc)
– A song in a Scandinavian language
– A power ballad from Spain, preferably in Spanish itself, loved their entries from 2012 and 2014
– A lot of Portuguese culture in-between the performances!
– Australia not being the jury's babe
– Ireland reaching the final, UK sending a Top 10 entry
– Poland sending a song I can connect to, have been quite underwhelmed by their choices since their return

EscTurkey
12th December 2017, 20:37
-Malta or Iceland to finally win after getting so close.
-Ireland winning could also be nice, Sweden is getting closer to most number of wins.
-Mariette winning Melodifestivalen.

burrito
24th December 2017, 21:39
so here's my little list

- random order!
- one good joke entry
- another winner from country you would not expect to win Poland, please try at least
- and winning song that will become a worldwide hit
- well, generally it would be nice to see more esc songs receiving attention out of contest
- winning singer being very young (around 20 or teenager)
- no politics, not even a bit of it. Guess we had enough this year
- no more nul points this year <3
- more hip-hop oriented entries! ::hu set a good example that I'd be happy to see others following
- ::de not ending at the bottom
- ::ru staying in semis if they don't send Samoylova; better and less cliche song for her if they do
- ::fi sending a song in Finnish because your language is to die for, sweeties!

John1
27th December 2017, 19:25
Here we go with my wishes:

-a bunch of great entries, among which the winner would remain unpredictable.
-a country winning for the first time ever.
-::fr hacking its way through the top 5.
-::ru winning the whole thing without sending Julia Samojlova.
-::bg making it through again.
-::mk finally sailing through the grand final.
-more than 15 countries competing with a song, which includes lyrics in their national languages or official languages.

anto475
27th December 2017, 21:15
More national languages
Ireland to make it to the final and do well in such a way that it reinvigorates the Irish public's interest in the contest
Sweden and Russia not to qualify
Lilith and Levon Navasardyan to compose another smash hit for Armenia
A return of the Balkan Ballad
The UK and France to send songs not in English or French
Another first-time winner (we had a series of those from 2001 to 2008, let's have 8 more in a row!!)
More ethnic/traditional music and less schlager/pop
At least one song, if not more, to break out of the contest and become a chart topper across Europe (like Euphoria or Waterloo)
An exciting voting section
Kazakhstan to be invited

revallsay
8th January 2018, 20:14
::uk HURTS xheart

::pl GROMEE ft.LUKAS MEIJER - WITHOUT YOU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4Ng9rOrMtI

AdelAdel
13th January 2018, 14:26
- All countries have to send songs in their national languages (AKA bring back the language rule already!)
- If the above is too much, then at least have Denmark sing in Danish... pretty please?
- Back to the original 1 to 12 points system like it was until the 2010s.
- Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange their first points to each other.
- Greece and Cyprus exchange their first ever 0s. (I think Greece didn't give points to Cyprus once or twice in the 1980s, but Cyprus never failed to give Greece points.)
- At least one of the following not qualifies from its semi: Russia, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine.
- No songs about world peace or politics.
- Each song has to be written by a NATIVE resident, so no more Swedish songs from Azerbaijan.
- Better lyrics, less "oh-oh-oh" and more meaning.

I'd say that the only wish from this list that might come true is the one about Russia/Romania/Azerbaijan/Ukraine not qualifying.