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Tinchey
8th March 2019, 17:32
Post your predictions for two semifinals, since we know all songs in semi 1 lets do that one first!

Here's mine:

1. Finland
2. Montenegro
3. Belarus
4. Czech Republic
5. Serbia
6. Poland
7. Slovenia
8. Cyprus
9. Hungary
------------------------------------
10. San Marino
11. Georgia
12. Estonia
13. Portugal
14. Belgium
15. Australia
16. Greece
17. Iceland

Realest
8th March 2019, 17:39
#1 ::by
#2 ::me
#3 ::pl
#4 ::rs
#5 ::fi
#6 ::hu
#7 ::cz
#8 ::sl
#9 ::cy
#10 ::ge
#11 ::ee
#12 ::is
#13 ::gr
#14 ::sm
#15 ::be
#16 ::pt
#17 ::au

popavapeur
8th March 2019, 17:42
#13 #14 #15 are NQ ah ah.

If they pull Iceland elsewhere than 17th position, that's gonna be shady AF.

aef
8th March 2019, 22:52
For me ::cz is the clear opener and ::ee the closer... I will post my complete list soon

Kaz
8th March 2019, 23:31
01 Belarus
02 Montenegro
03 Czechia
04 Serbia
05 Poland
06 Finland
07 Slovenia
08 Hungary
09 Cyprus
10 Belgium
11 Portugal
12 San Marino
13 Greece
14 Iceland
15 Georgia
16 Australia
17 Estonia

MooseShoes
8th March 2019, 23:33
I can also see Finland opening. Can't see Iceland closing, though.

JonnyWest
8th March 2019, 23:46
1st semifinal

Opening : ::by/::cz
Closing:I don't think they would close with a song in the native language so ::au/::ee

EvNickGR
9th March 2019, 01:10
Opening: ::fi
Closing: ::gr

wtf
9th March 2019, 01:42
Belarus or Finland are guaranteed openers. Australia or Iceland the ones closing the show. Cyprus is probably closing the first half.

henhu
9th March 2019, 12:36
1. ::cz Czech Republic
2. ::me Montenegro
3. ::fi Finland
4. ::hu Hungary
5. ::by Belarus
6. ::pl Poland
7. ::rs Serbia
8. ::cy Cyprus
9. ::sl Slovenia
10. ::au Australia
11. ::be Belgium
12. ::is Iceland
13. ::ge Georgia
14. ::ee Estonia
15. ::pt Portugal
16. ::gr Greece
17. ::sm San Marino

midnightsun
9th March 2019, 21:20
Pretty sure ::fi will open the semi and ::cy end the first half. Also quite sure about ::au ending it. Starting the second half with probably ::be or ::ee. The rest is pure speculation.

JamieBrown
10th March 2019, 18:51
01. ::cz
02. ::me
03. ::by
04. ::rs
05. ::fi
06. ::sl
07. ::pl
08. ::hu
09. ::cy
10. ::ee
11. ::be
12. ::sm
13. ::pt
14. ::gr
15. ::au
16. ::ge
17. ::is

darkap
10th March 2019, 20:07
SF 1

1. Cyprus
2. Belarus
3. Czech Republic
4. Slovenia
5. Montenegro
6. Hungary
7. Finland
8. Poland
9. Serbia
10. Georgia
11. Greece
12. San Marino
13. Estonia
14. Belgium
15. Iceland
16. Australia
17. Portugal

SF 2

1. Switzerland
2. Moldova
3. Denmark
4. Latvia
5. Sweden
6. Ireland
7. Austria
8. Armenia
9. Romania
10. Albania
11. Netherlands
12. Croatia
13. North Macedonia
14. Malta
15. Russia
16. Azerbaijan
17. Lithuania
18. Norway

henhu
10th March 2019, 20:58
Semi-final 1




1. ::cz Czech Republic
2. ::me Montenegro
3. ::fi Finland
4. ::hu Hungary
5. ::by Belarus
6. ::pl Poland
7. ::rs Serbia
8. ::cy Cyprus
9. ::sl Slovenia
10. ::au Australia
11. ::be Belgium
12. ::is Iceland
13. ::ge Georgia
14. ::ee Estonia
15. ::pt Portugal
16. ::gr Greece
17. ::sm San Marino



Semi-final 2



1. ::dk Denmark
2. ::se Sweden
3. ::am Armenia
4. ::ie Ireland
5. ::md Moldova
6. ::lv Latvia
7. ::ch Switzerland
8. ::ro Romania
9. ::at Austria
10. ::lt Lithuania
11. ::al Albania
12. ::nl The Netherlands
13. ::az Azerbaijan
14. ::hr Croatia
15. ::mt Malta
16. ::ru Russia
17. ::mk Macedonia
18. ::no Norway

theCONWEL
11th March 2019, 00:22
SEMI 1:

1. ::by
2. ::me
3. ::pl
4. ::fi
5. ::rs
6. ::cz
7. ::hu
8. ::cy
9. ::sl
10. ::ge
11. ::sm
12. ::pt
13. ::gr
14. ::is
15. ::be
16. ::au
17. ::ee

Semi 2:

1. ::ch
2. ::md
3. ::dk
4. ::ro
5. ::lv
6. ::se
7. ::ie
8. ::at
9. ::am
10. ::hr
11. ::mt
12. ::nl
13. ::az
14. ::mk
15. ::lt
16. ::ru
17. ::al
18. ::no

JamieBrown
11th March 2019, 14:32
Semi 1

01. ::cz
02. ::me
03. ::by
04. ::rs
05. ::fi
06. ::sl
07. ::pl
08. ::hu
09. ::cy
10. ::ee
11. ::be
12. ::sm
13. ::pt
14. ::gr
15. ::au
16. ::ge
17. ::is

Semi 2
01. ::dk
02. ::md
03. ::am
04. ::ie
05. ::ch
06. ::lv
07. ::ro
08. ::se
09. ::at
10. ::lt
11. ::ru
12. ::mk
13. ::mt
14. ::no
15. ::az
16. ::hr
17. ::al
18. ::nl

WhoKnows
11th March 2019, 22:27
Semi 1

Belarus
Serbia
Czech Republic
Montenegro
Hungary
Cyprus
Poland
Slovenia
Finland
-
Estonia
Australia
Portugal
Georgia
Iceland
Greece
San Marino
Belgium

Semi 2

Moldova
Denmark
Armenia
Switzerland
Austria
Romania
Sweden
Ireland
Latvia
-
Lithuania
Albania
Croatia
Azerbaijan
Malta
Russia
Norway
Macedonia
Netherlands

No clue.

DaFlo
12th March 2019, 03:06
Opener
::cy / ::am

Closer
::ee / ::no

Cyprus is the perfect opener, but being 6th place in odds I guess they will save it for later on. In that case Finland or Czechia should open. Semi 2 is kinda tricky. Naturally Sweden or Switzerland should open, but they are the only male acts in a female dominated half, so they shouldn't waste one of them as opener. That leaves us with only one other song in that half with a pulse: Armenia. But I could also see them going for one of the midtempos (Denmark/Ireland), or wild guess: Romania.

For closing I think they want to end the semis on a positive note. Estonia and Norway fit that criteria the best. I could also see Australia & Russia (because of the epicness) closing as well. But then again Australia is one of only two female songs in that half, so will be needed to space the male acts out I think.

Clinty
12th March 2019, 07:08
my wild guesses:
1. ::by
2. ::me
3. ::fi
4. ::rs
5. ::cz
6. ::hu
7. ::cy
8. ::sl
9. ::pl
10. ::be
11. ::sm
12. ::gr
13. ::is
14. ::ge
15. ::pt
16. ::au
17. ::ee

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1. ::ch
2. ::lv
3. ::ro
4. ::md
5. ::ie
6. ::se
7. ::at
8. ::am
9. ::dk
10. ::ru
11. ::no
12. ::hr
13. ::mk
14. ::al
15. ::nl
16. ::az
17. ::lt
18. ::mt

Matt
12th March 2019, 08:12
I'll give it a shot


SF 1
1. Czech Republic
2. Slovenia
3. Belarus
4. Serbia
5. Montenegro
6. Finland
7. Poland
8. Hungary
9. Cyprus
10. Belgium
11. San Marino
12. Portugal
13. Greece
14. Estonia
15. Australia
16. Georgia
17. Iceland


SF 2
1. Armenia
2. Latvia
3. Ireland
4. Switzerland
5. Austria
6. Denmark
7. Moldova
8. Sweden
9. Romania
10. Croatia
11. Malta
12. Lithuania
13. Albania
14. Russia
15. Azerbaijan
16. North Macedonia
17. Norway
18. The Netherlands

goncalovieira
12th March 2019, 20:37
Portugal in 12th... seems so early for a favorite.

QwaarJet
13th March 2019, 07:04
This is always tough, but always fun, so here goes!

Semi 1 - first half

1. Cyprus
2. Poland
3. Montenegro
4. Belarus
5. Hungary
6. Finland
7. Serbia
8. Slovenia
9. Czech Republic

Semi 1 - second half

10. Georgia
11. Portugal
12. Belgium
13. San Marino
14. Greece
15. Iceland
16. Estonia
17. Australia


Semi 2 - first half

1. Sweden
2. Latvia
3. Romania
4. Ireland
5. Armenia
6. Moldova
7. Switzerland
8. Austria
9. Denmark

Semi 2 - second half

10. Lithuania
11. Macedonia
12. Croatia
13. Netherlands
14. Norway
15. Albania
16. Malta
17. Russia
18. Azerbaijan

Schlagerman1
13th March 2019, 12:52
This might be the hardest year ever to guess the running order, but here is what I think:

SEMI 1:
1. ::cz (They need to start off with something happy, but that is not among the favorites, and this song fits the best I believe)
2. ::hu (Something calmer, and also since it has a folky sound, it needs to be put a bit aside from the others that has it as well)
3. ::by (Need uptempo again, and something that is in the same level as Czech Republic, we all know that Christer likes putting these "duels" to push one of the two songs out, and this might be the one to challenge the Czechs)
4. ::sl (Time to calm this down further, is also a little similar to Hungary in terms of rhythm)
5. ::me (The first half doesn't have as divisive songs as the 2nd half, but I see Montenegro as one of the most ones in this half, so it is for the best to put the two together, so they don't make people watching change channel too quickly)
6. ::pl (Maybe the most divisive song in this song, so it is for the best to put it right before the first break)
---BREAK--- (I believe breaks will be put between 6-7 and 12-13 in both semis)
7. ::fi (Finland may have the act that has the most props in this half, so I believe they will get this slot, just to assure that everything is put in place)
8. ::rs (Need a ballad again)
9. ::cy (Being one of the favorites in the semi, I believe they want to put them as much further down as possible)
10. ::ge (With very few ballads in the 2nd half, I believe that Georgia is the one that is the closest to Serbia genrewise, both being rockish ballads)
11. ::ee (Need something to fight Cyprus, and Estonia is the one that is the closest genrewise. Also being rather close to Finland seems fair in the duel aspect, since they and Estonia has quite similar songs)
12. ::pt (Need something divisive before the break and one of the most ones in the contest is Portugal. People need time to digest this and also make up their mind about it)
--BREAK--
13. ::au (I have heard that the performance might change, but if it is the same amount of props as the NF, then Australia gets this position.
14. ::be (Needs something not as extreme now and Belgium is by far the best choice at this spot)
15. ::sm (Back to crazy and also something happy after quite serious tones lately)
16. ::gr (The last woman out is really needed here, also fights with Belgium for the same votes, the non-crazy acts at the end)
17. ::is (We have to put Iceland last. Anything that is put after it will completly kill off the next song, since people watching will be talking a lot after this song. It is only fair to put it last)

SEMI 2:
1. ::am (This semi is almost impossible to guess, but I put Armenia here in the end. It is a cool umtempo song that stands out directly, while not being among the top favorites.
2. ::lv (Time to calm things down, and this fits the best I think)
3. ::ch (Needs to be in a uptempo battle with Armenia, though I think both can go through nevertheless)
4. ::dk (Fights with Latvia about the same votes)
5. ::ro (Something midtempo in the middle fits)
6. ::se (Time to put one of the faves in now and a song people will talk about during the break. This works IMO, since we don't have too many divisive songs in this half)
--BREAK--
7. ::md (A traditional ballad that also keep the Romanian viewers watching.
8. ::ie (Something slightly uptempo at least to keep the show interesting)
9. ::at (Another ballad, even if this and Moldova is rather different from each other)
10. ::lt (Fights with Ireland with quite the same votes and also make the Lithuanian diaspora on the island awake a little longer)
11. ::mk (An another ballad fight between Austria and N. Macedonia.
12. ::az (Needs something uptempo and a performance I feel might get pretty divisive. Will be interesting to see where Christer and his ESC-gang puts this in the running order)
--BREAK--
13. ::hr (Needs a male ballad here)
14. ::no (Norway is the only song here that feels for real uptempo in this half and with so many midtempo and slow songs, they need to be put somewhere in the middle)
15. ::nl (Time for one of the favorites and an another male ballad)
16. ::al (Even if both NL and Albania has quite dark and slow songs, they do have different temperatures and that is why I put them next to each other)
17. ::mt (Must have something rather uptempo now and this fits very well here towards the end)
18. ::ru (With so many ballads this half, it feels like we must end it all with a ballad, and why not put the man everyone will be curious about watching on the ESC-stage again. Is also close to the dramatic ballad from Albania and as well as the male ballad, and fellow favorite, Netherlands, so it is easy to compare for the viewers)

So yeah, something like that. I am probably wrong on many parts, but it is fun to guess at least! :D

aef
13th March 2019, 13:07
Okay so all I know is that ::cz and ::dk look like the obvious openers and ::ee and like a obvious closer.

Kitakaze
22nd March 2019, 05:24
Channeling some inner Christer this is what I came up with. Seems like there are so many scenarios they could run with this year given the difficulty of balancing out the slower female acts in the first half of semi 2 and the abundance of males in the second half of semi 2.

Semi Final 1
1 🇨🇿 Czech Republic M (upbeat, party starter, good energy)
2 🇧🇾 Belarus F (uptempo, dance)
3 🇲🇪 Montenegro M/F (mid-tempo, group, keeping things upbeat)
4 🇷🇸 Serbia F (ethnic, orchestral, melancholy ballad)
5 🇫🇮 Finland M (mid-tempo, melancholy, dance)
6 🇵🇱 Poland F (ethnic, divisive)
break
7 🇨🇾 Cyprus F (bop, favourite, uptempo)
8 🇭🇺 Hungary M (melancholy, ethnic, warm, folk)
9 🇸🇮 Slovenia F (atmospheric, quiet, cold, melancholy)
second half
10 🇬🇪 Georgia M (angry, power ballad)
11 🇪🇪 Estonia M (uptempo pop, uplifting, pop)
12 🇵🇹 Portugal M (divisive, interesting)
- break
13 🇦🇺 Australia F (theatrical, uplifting, cinematic finish)
14 🇧🇪 Belgium M (mellow, melancholy, mid-tempo pop)
15 🇸🇲 San Marino M (fun, uptempo)
16 🇮🇸 Iceland M (dark, metal, favourite)
17 🇬🇷 Greece F (uptempo, uplifting, pop)

Semi Final 2
1. 🇦🇲 Armenia F (uptempo, empowering, high impact)
2. 🇩🇰 Denmark F (light, uplifting, welcoming)
3. 🇲🇩 Moldova F (mid-tempo, power ballad)
4. 🇨🇭 Switzerland M (uptempo, favourite, breaks up the females)
5. 🇱🇻 Latvia F (mellow, quiet, melancholy)
6. 🇷🇴 Romania F (dark, brooding, pop)
break
7. 🇸🇪 Sweden M (uplifting, favourite, breaks up the females)
8. 🇦🇹 Austria F (melancholy, brooding, alternative)
9. 🇨🇮 Ireland F (light, pop, brings some pace back)
second half
10. 🇱🇹 Lithuania M (midtempo ballad, uplifting)
11. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia F (mellow, stirring, melancholy ballad)
12. 🇷🇺 Russia M (theatrical, power ballad, favourite)
break
13. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan M (contemporary, uptempo, high impact)
14. 🇦🇱 Albania F (power ballad, high impact, ethnic)
15. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands M (gentle, melancholy, favourite)
16. 🇲🇹 Malta F (upbeat pop, original, favourite)
17. 🇭🇷 Croatia M (mid-tempo, melancholy, power ballad)
18. 🇳🇴 Norway M/F (uptempo, uplifting, high impact)

Romeo
22nd March 2019, 23:15
Do we know when the running orders will be known?

esc87fan
22nd March 2019, 23:26
Do we know when the running orders will be known?

I would think the next couple of weeks, since rehearsals start at the end of April for the main artists and before that for the stand-ins

Jim
23rd March 2019, 05:21
SF1

01 FINLAND
02 CZECH REPUBLIC
03 HUNGARY
04 SLOVENIA
05 BELARUS
06 MONTENEGRO
07 POLAND
08 CYPRUS
09 SERBIA
10 ICELAND
11 BELGIUM
12 GEORGIA
13 SAN MARINO
14 PORTUGAL
15 ESTONIA
16 GREECE
17 AUSTRALIA

EscUKFan
24th March 2019, 12:53
My wild guess

SF1
1. ::cz
2. ::hu
3. ::fi
4. ::by
5. ::me
6. ::rs
7. ::cy
8. ::pl
9. ::sl
10. ::ge
11. ::sm
12. ::gr
13. ::is
14. ::pt
15. ::be
16. ::ee
17. ::au

SF2
1.::dk
2. ::ie
3. ::ro
4. ::ch
5. ::md
6. ::at
7. ::am
8. ::lv
9. ::se
10. ::lt
11. ::mk
12. ::az
13. ::al
14. ::mt
15. ::hr
16. ::nl
17. ::no
18. ::ru

Pawhlen
29th March 2019, 23:31
Last year, the running order was announced on 3rd April, so probably next week will we have the official running order for the semis

Pawhlen
2nd April 2019, 16:33
Running order is out:

Semi-Final 1:

1. ::cy
2. ::me
3. ::fi
4. ::pl
5. ::sl
6. ::cz
7. ::hu
8. ::by
9. ::rs
10. ::be
11. ::ge
12. ::au
13. ::is
14. ::ee
15. ::pt
16. ::gr
17. ::sm

Semi-Final 2:

1. ::am
2. ::ie
3. ::md
4. ::ch
5. ::lv
6. ::ro
7. ::dk
8. ::se
9. ::at
10. ::hr
11. ::mt
12. ::lt
13. ::ru
14. ::al
15. ::no
16. ::nl
17. ::mk
18. ::az

0scar
2nd April 2019, 17:51
Lol @ ::se at place 8 in the first half of semi 2 and ::ch at 4.

Honestly think that ::pt can be forgotten when ::gr follows with a strong performance

Citelis
2nd April 2019, 17:52
::pt is a safe qualifier and will probably win the SF1!

Pawhlen
2nd April 2019, 17:54
Lol @ ::se at place 8 in the first half of semi 2 and ::ch at 4.

Honestly think that ::pt can be forgotten when ::gr follows with a strong performance

::ch probably has the best position since its surrounded by two ballads in ::md and ::lv

The most important is not the actual number, its which songs you have before and after and based on that, ::ch is the biggest winner

0scar
2nd April 2019, 18:08
Because ::dk and ::at are indeed very hard songs to be squeezed in between when your entry is 'Too Late For Love'. Nah Sweden got a good draw, which isn't surprising as it's also high in the odds but I felt like ::ch should have the later draw of those two

Why ::ie at starting position 2 :(

henhu
2nd April 2019, 20:05
Semi-final 1



1. ::cz Czech Republic
2. ::me Montenegro
3. ::fi Finland
4. ::hu Hungary
5. ::by Belarus
6. ::pl Poland
7. ::rs Serbia
8. ::cy Cyprus
9. ::sl Slovenia
10. ::au Australia
11. ::be Belgium
12. ::is Iceland
13. ::ge Georgia
14. ::ee Estonia
15. ::pt Portugal
16. ::gr Greece
17. ::sm San Marino



6/17 (with last 4 correct)


Semi-final 1Semi-final 2



1. ::dk Denmark
2. ::se Sweden
3. ::am Armenia
4. ::ie Ireland
5. ::md Moldova
6. ::lv Latvia
7. ::ch Switzerland
8. ::ro Romania
9. ::at Austria
10. ::lt Lithuania
11. ::al Albania
12. ::nl The Netherlands
13. ::az Azerbaijan
14. ::hr Croatia
15. ::mt Malta
16. ::ru Russia
17. ::mk Macedonia
18. ::no Norway



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