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Sean
18th March 2012, 16:19
Admin note: merged with Trece's (http://www.escforums.com/member.php?u=10351) thread.


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Who will you vote in the Eurovision Song Contest? Select the country that you think should be the winner!




::al Albania Rona Nishliu – Suus
::at Austria Trackshittaz - Woki Mit Deim Popo
::az Azerbaijan Sabina Babayeva - When The Music Dies
::by Belarus Litesound - We Are The Heroes
::be Belgium Iris - Would You?
::ba Bosnia & Herzegovina Maya Sar - Korake Ti Znam
::bg Bulgaria Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited
::hr Croatia Nina Badrić - Nebo
::cy Cyprus Ivi Adamou - La La Love
::dk Denmark Soluna Samay - Should've Known Better
::ee Estonia Ott Lepland - Kuula
::mk F.Y.R. Macedonia Kaliopi - Crno E Belo
::fi Finland Pernilla Karlsson - När Jag Blundar
::fr France Anggun - Echo (You And I)
::ge Georgia Anri Jokhadze - I'm A Joker
::de Germany Roman Lob - Standing Still
::gr Greece Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiac
::hu Hungary Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts
::is Iceland Gréta Salóme & Jónsi - Mundu Eftir Mér
::ie Ireland Jedward - Waterline
::il Israel Izabo - Time
::it Italy Nina Zilli - L'Amore È Femmina (Out of Love)
::lv Latvia Anmary - Beautiful Song
::lt Lithuania Donny Montell - Love Is Blind
::mt Malta Kurt Calleja - This Is The Night
::md Moldova Pasha Parfeny - Lăutar
::me Montenegro Rambo Amadeus - Euro Neuro
::no Norway Tooji - Stay
::pt Portugal Filipa Sousa - Vida Minha
::ro Romania Mandinga - Zaleilah
::ru Russia Buranovskiye Babushki - Party For Everybody
::sm San Marino Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song Oh Oh Uh Oh Oh
::rs Serbia Željko Joksimović - Nije Ljubav Stvar
::sk Slovakia Max Jason Mai - Don't Close Your Eyes
::sl Slovenia Eva Boto – Verjamem
::es Spain Pastora Soler - Quédate Conmigo
::se Sweden Loreen - Euphoria
::ch Switzerland Sinplus – Unbreakable
::nl The Netherlands - Joan Franka - You And Me
::tr Turkey Can Bonomo - Love Me Back
::uk United Kingdom Engelbert Humperdinck - Love Will Set You Free
::ua Ukraine Gaitana - Be My Guest




So now that 41 of the songs have been chosen, who is your biggest favourite that you want to win the contest?

I will add a poll when the UK entry is revealed tomorrow, but feel free to discuss below :mrgreen:

Trece
18th March 2012, 16:22
Why provoke people? :mrgreen:
Tomorrow will be submitted to the UK song and will make a great poll for the winner - now it will be interesting!
A discussion is better to ban people not to swear. And that in fact would argue

DoctorX
18th March 2012, 17:10
Even it's not one of my favorites i'd be glad to see Sweden winning for a magnificent show next year. Besides that it'd be great to see another first time winning country such as Portugal.

ParadiseES
18th March 2012, 17:16
So far, excluding my own country (obviously I want it to win), I would be very happy if either Italy, Greece or Cyprus win. These songs give me the best vibe this year :D

And Italy has a great chance I think!

RainyWoods
18th March 2012, 17:45
The biggest joy for me would be to see Rona Nishliu of Albania win. I am realistic though and know that the chances for that happening are slim. However I feel Albania could be in for their best ever result. If Nina Zilli changes her song back to Per Sempre then id love to see her win for Italy. Shes the only person I think has a real fighting chance to beat Loreen. I wouldnt mind if Loreen won herself even but the unexpected is always more fun.

Metafeller
18th March 2012, 17:49
I would want to win my own country Turkey or my favourite entry Switzerland.
But looks like Sweden will win this year.

QwaarJet
18th March 2012, 18:04
I would say Iceland, but until I see how much Greta has butchered the final version, I'll say Sweden, Spain or Serbia.

Sean
18th March 2012, 18:08
Personally I would love to see Austria, Israel, Hunary or Montenegro win :mrgreen:

I do realise that all four probably have slim chances now though, so my realistic support will be for Denmark :)

Wouldn't mind Sweden winning, I just think people are going too far with the over-enthusiastic support

Cooler
18th March 2012, 18:09
Euphoria is way too overrated for the victory.

I very very very enjoy Cypriot song!!! xheart And that's the one that will get my vote.
Anyway, I wouldn't mind seeing Russia winning, and, as I have already said a couple of times - Russia will win. Now, now, you can say juries won't like it, but why not? It's catchy, completly out-standing, with the good and sympathic vibe and melody, and it's veeeeeery original! :D Don't forget that juries voted for Jedward more than the televoting did last year.

So, I say Russia will win (my second fave), but I'd prefer Cyprus, of course.

MyHeartIsYours
18th March 2012, 18:33
At the moment, it's Norway for me (or the United Kingdom ;)), but Im waiting until after tomorrow to listen to all the songs, I've not heard them all yet.

Sim
18th March 2012, 18:34
Sweden or Cyprus please!

Nike
18th March 2012, 18:45
You can see at my signature who I want to win... ;)

dizzydjc
18th March 2012, 19:10
Italy!!!!!!

Trece
18th March 2012, 19:38
You can see at my signature who I want to win... ;)
And in my:mrgreen:

Sabiondo
18th March 2012, 19:47
Sweden :)))) them Iceland and Serbia :)

perfavore
18th March 2012, 19:48
I would want to win Turkey, Denmark or Sweden..

Anthony Tesla
18th March 2012, 20:03
Based on my tastes: Israel, Switzerland or Slovakia...since that's impossible, I'm rooting for Sweden, Italy or Norway XD

alca
18th March 2012, 20:17
I haven't listened to all the songs yet but for me it's Sweden, Spain or Iceland (if they keep it in icelandic!).

Interrail
18th March 2012, 20:34
I would like Italy, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Austria to win (for the last one I'm aware it's impossible to win, but I'll keep on dreaming):p

Now let's speculate:
I think Sweden or Italy will win.
Turkey / Serbia / Norway won't be far behind.

Probably there will be a surprisingly-do-good entry in top5, I have no idea who will be, perhaps Ireland / Russia. I would like Iceland:p
I think Slovakia will also surprise everyone, will do better then expected.

mono
18th March 2012, 20:37
Portugal xD

Joni
18th March 2012, 20:49
Slovenia.

JurianFeygen
18th March 2012, 21:04
Non-English song, please... it's been thirty-something years since non-english song won the competition..

like Iceland, Italy, Slovenia or Serbia ... or France :D just dont translate those song in English.

Trece
18th March 2012, 21:21
JurianFeygen, 2007 - Molitva, 2004 - Wild dance with ukranian letras parts

EvNickGR
18th March 2012, 21:39
Cyprus or Sweden for meee

r3gg13
18th March 2012, 21:48
::pt every year :lol:

Aside from ::pt, I'd like ::mk, ::it, ::ee, ::gr (guilty pleasure) or ::ba to win.

ESCjunkie
18th March 2012, 22:10
::sl Slovenia!!!!

Vittra
18th March 2012, 23:19
Non-English song, please... it's been thirty-something years since non-english song won the competition..

Serbia's "Moltiva" (was sung in Serbian) won in 2007 and Israel's "Diva" (was sung in Hebrew) won in 1998.

Jim
18th March 2012, 23:53
Yes, why not? Of course, PORTUGAL or hhmmmm... ITALY?

FallenAngelII
18th March 2012, 23:56
For the first time in years, in fact, only the 2nd time for the last 12 years (the number of years which I've been watching Eurovision), I want Sweden to win.

Hegepege
19th March 2012, 00:42
I want something real to win. An artist/band, who write his/her own music, and is not only a "voice for rent" because it's ESC-time again. Montenegro would be great, Hungary, Denmark, Turkey, Slovakia.

une
19th March 2012, 01:52
Spain or Italy

Fichko
19th March 2012, 02:44
I'd like to see Serbia as winner! But I think Sweden is going to win.

Grinch
19th March 2012, 03:53
I want a non-English (for a change) & no Swede included song to win. First time winner would be awesome.

FallenAngelII
19th March 2012, 04:09
I want a non-English & no Swede included song to win for a change. First time winner would be awesome.
You make it sound as if Swedish-penned entries win all the time. In the past 10 years, such entries have won a whopping... 1 time (Azerbaijan 2011). In fact, the last time a Swedish-penned entry (even with a Swede only as a co-writer) won the contest prior to 2011 was back in 1999, when Sweden last won the contest.

Grinch
19th March 2012, 04:13
^^ I wrote "for a change" for "non-English" part of my sentence :)

Yamarus
19th March 2012, 08:07
Sweden or Italy.

JurianFeygen
19th March 2012, 08:50
I want a non-English (for a change) & no Swede included song to win. First time winner would be awesome.

France / Iceland / Portugal xcheer

AlekS
19th March 2012, 13:29
I added the poll. It will be opened after official word from San Marino (today, probably).

Salmon
19th March 2012, 13:40
Iceland or Hungary, please! :D

CPV4931
19th March 2012, 14:26
Germany (of course^^)/Cyprus/Sweden

CypriotGirl
19th March 2012, 15:52
::cy of course, but because in ESC you cannot vote for your own country, I choose ::se , which is my absolute favorite this year!

ayzelto
19th March 2012, 16:07
I'd like Spain to win of course, but it's impossible so I'd choose France, Albania or Austria (impossible too)

CypriotGirl
19th March 2012, 17:01
I'd like Spain to win of course, but it's impossible so I'd choose France, Albania or Austria (impossible too)

Spain is more possible than the other 3 you wrote!

RomanFromRussia
19th March 2012, 17:04
I want Iceland or Switzerland to win

Jopi
19th March 2012, 21:47
Greece,Norway or Rumania or Croatia:)

Gerly
19th March 2012, 22:11
Sweden or Iceland would be my choice =)
Iceland would be cool, because they have never won. Its difficult to compare Euphoria and Never forget, but Euphoria is better ;)

Isabella
20th March 2012, 00:26
I want Serbia to win so hopefully I can watch ESC live next year :D I think it's the only ex-yu country who has chances to win this year.

Stargazer
20th March 2012, 01:30
Well I would love it if Sweden won (and this year I can really say it since I actually like our song), but if not then I would be totally fine with either Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iceland or Estonia winning.

Martini1981
22nd March 2012, 12:00
Every year my hope goes out for a country, with a good song, who has never won the conpetition yet or did not win it for quite a long time.

So this year, my favorites are, since they have never won yet:

- SLOVENIA
- ICELAND
- CYPRUS

My favorites who did not win for quite a long time:

- NETHERLANDS
- ESTONIA
- SWEDEN

Yamarus
22nd March 2012, 12:15
I will be very happy to see the following countries win ESC 2012:

- Sweden
- Romania
- Spain
- Italy
- Cyprus

I will be "meh!" if the following countries win ESC 2012:

- Serbia
- Denmark
- Germany
- Greece
- Norway

I will be sorely disappointed at the results if the following countries win ESC 2012:

- UK
- Ireland
- Russia

IMO the rest don't stand a chance, but I am probably the worst person ever at predicting actual results, so...

alca
22nd March 2012, 12:16
Sweden (oh they're so gonna win!) or Spain! xheart

razi
22nd March 2012, 21:10
I don't know who is going to win, but i know you will spend the summer dancing zaleilah

Joni
22nd March 2012, 21:31
This poll is closed?!

RainyWoods
23rd March 2012, 00:32
I would love nothing more than to see Albania win it this year.

Sean
23rd March 2012, 00:45
The poll is now open and we have our class of 2012! Vote vote vote :mrgreen:

QwaarJet
23rd March 2012, 00:46
Sweden would be good for the contest. I love the song, and they would be amazing hosts next year. Serbia and Iceland are 2 of my other big faves. Albania and Slovakia would be interesting shocks, although I doubt their capacity to host.

Marie Jane
23rd March 2012, 00:51
::rs

Nexos
23rd March 2012, 00:57
I'd like to see Spain as winner! But i think Sweden , Italy or Iceland

Stargazer
23rd March 2012, 00:59
Well I would love it if Sweden won. But if not us, then I'm really hoping for Slovenia! Definitely my absolute favorite this year.

ParadiseES
23rd March 2012, 01:06
Albania and Slovakia would be interesting shocks, although I doubt their capacity to host.

Why? Not sure about Albania, but I don't think Slovakia has any problem to host...

Miguel
23rd March 2012, 01:13
No particular choice. Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Lithuania, Slovakia or Italy - I wouldn't mind if any of them win the contest, I would love it actually. xbounce

JustinCase
23rd March 2012, 02:53
I voted for Slovenia ::sl

I could also live with Estonia or Iceland, but I think it will be Sweden.

raendajad
23rd March 2012, 13:24
Seriously, there are many good songs who should finish in Top 10, but there is no song I would consider as "The Song who must win".

But if I had to choose one, I would go with Ott Lepland from Estonia.

Shelli
24th March 2012, 12:07
::se xcheer

Tristran
25th March 2012, 17:55
I'll be extatic if either Sweden or Denmark wins, both have awesome songs, Stockholm and Copenhagen are my favourite cities in the world, and they're close enough to Belgium so I can attend next year. 8-) It would also be nice to see a first time winner this year, so I'd love it if either Iceland or Slovenia win it too. From the big five, I'd be happy to see Spain winning as well. Estonia would be nice too. I'll be in a big time foul mood if Russia, Austria, Albania or Montenegro win it though. :p

doctormalisimo
25th March 2012, 18:06
::ch is my favourite, but I want ::sm to win for teh lulz.

EvNickGR
25th March 2012, 20:53
Cyprus, Sweden, Iceland, Spain !! <3

Denval
25th March 2012, 23:15
::uk

To bring some class to eurovision. I don't really care who wins usually since I just like watching but with such a classy act it would be a crime if the UK didn't win this year.

CypriotGirl
25th March 2012, 23:25
I followed the ESC rule: I didn't vote for my country! So I voted for Sweden!!

Anthony Tesla
27th March 2012, 09:03
I would want to see as winners: Switzerland, Slovakia, Belarus, Israel, UK, Iceland

I could live with: Sweden, Norway, Spain, Serbia, Denmark, France, Italy

My Nightmare: Russia

MY WORST NIGHTMARE: San Marino XD

Galandar
27th March 2012, 13:22
Iceland FTW!

CC92
27th March 2012, 18:35
I would go best with Serbia.

FilipFromSweden
27th March 2012, 19:08
Sweden :)

OWL
27th March 2012, 23:32
France

Spain

akka
27th March 2012, 23:45
Serbia or Italy

Cooler
27th March 2012, 23:49
Cyprus! *prays*

Haustor
28th March 2012, 00:16
I would like Bosnia and Herzegovina to win :D but since it will not be us then Sweden or Italy.
I could live with France or Denmark winning it.

marjinal
29th March 2012, 14:46
http://i.milliyet.com.tr/YeniAnaResim/2012/02/27/can-bonomo-nun-sarkisina-yabanci-dinleyiciden-tam-not-2041520.Jpeg

He looks like a winner !!!!

EurovisionSmile
30th March 2012, 03:24
Definitely Serbia!8-)

Habibi
30th March 2012, 13:09
Sure I wish victory for Azerbaijan, but alas, it will be very difficult :) Then I would be glad to see Loreen as a winner

StellaStai
30th March 2012, 13:36
Sweden is the winner every year 2 months before semie finales and the final. 382 pages and 3810 replies. What are they screaming so loud for..? :lol: Well, i know.. xrofl3
I think it's time for France or Spain to win it.. Now!!! :p

Scooby
1st April 2012, 13:48
It is time for Iceland. They really deserve that win

nekoisneko
1st April 2012, 15:54
I think it's time for BIG 5 Country to win. (I think France or Spain will win this year)

Mykola
2nd April 2012, 15:59
Spain, Italy, Denmark or Sweden

Metafeller
3rd April 2012, 04:50
Even this is near to impossible, I want that Switzerland.

EurovisionSmile
7th April 2012, 00:15
It is time for Iceland. They really deserve that win

Not my number one, but it's certainly one of my faves. I would be delighted if they won!

Nike
7th April 2012, 01:38
Why it's time for a Big 5 country to win? They won 2010!

nekoisneko
7th April 2012, 15:13
Why it's time for a Big 5 country to win? They won 2010!

Because the rest of Big 5 haven't won for a long time.

GRE
7th April 2012, 17:49
Because the rest of Big 5 haven't won for a long time.
Next year France will win.
This is the year of Sweden.

EurovisionSmile
7th April 2012, 20:25
Because the rest of Big 5 haven't won for a long time.

I'd rather see a country that never won getting the trophy... so I would be happy with: Slovenia, Iceland, Hugary or Romania

On the other hand I wouldn't mind at all seeing Netherlands win the contest :lol:

My absolute favourite is Serbia, though. Sweden would also be an OK winner to me.

Considering the BIG 5 I can't see any of them winning this year. But if I had to choose, Germany would be good (in my opinion they have the best song of the BIG 5)

Sabrewulf238
7th April 2012, 21:57
Tough...

I want to see Spain win, followed by Iceland in 2nd place.

nekoisneko
8th April 2012, 08:30
I'd rather see a country that never won getting the trophy... so I would be happy with: Slovenia, Iceland, Hugary or Romania

On the other hand I wouldn't mind at all seeing Netherlands win the contest :lol:

My absolute favourite is Serbia, though. Sweden would also be an OK winner to me.

Considering the BIG 5 I can't see any of them winning this year. But if I had to choose, Germany would be good (in my opinion they have the best song of the BIG 5)

I'd rather to see that too, a country that should win for the first time.
I'd like to see Iceland to win this year contest.

Narmina
8th April 2012, 08:54
This is the year of Sweden.

Agree! Next year we will meet Stockholm

alca
12th April 2012, 13:03
Wow Spain is second?! :O YAY! :D xcheer I wish we could see that happening!

Mozz
12th April 2012, 14:27
I would like to see our southern neighbour win it. They organize it, Holland will visit and get to have all the fun, but not the costs. :mrgreen:

Metafeller
13th April 2012, 00:23
I would want to learn who are other 2 voters for Switzerland :lol:

Jonaxh
13th April 2012, 00:28
Of course I wanted Portugal to win!! But I'm rooting for Iceland, Serbia and Slovenia! :)

issorus71
13th April 2012, 18:56
Considering the BIG 5 I can't see any of them winning this year. But if I had to choose, Germany would be good (in my opinion they have the best song of the BIG 5)
Out of those 5 I completely agree, but out of all the entrys, I don't think any of the big 5 should win.

marjinal
13th April 2012, 21:38
I hope: ::tr or ::me

I hope not: ::se or ::ru or ::no

FilipFromSweden
13th April 2012, 21:56
::se

Trece
13th April 2012, 22:41
I hope: ::tr or ::me


This is a joke? :lol: Not enough of Georgia in the list :D

marjinal
15th April 2012, 15:39
This is a joke? :lol: Not enough of Georgia in the list :D

No, it's not a joke. I really like Montenegro's song. In particular, the music is in contrast to many top favorite songs very exciting.
The lyric is a little weak but still better than lyrics such as:

- We're going uuuuuu-up
or
- party for everybody! Dance! Come on and dance! Come on and ... boom!
or
- You know it's making me hot, baby, and I do not stop

Jukica
15th April 2012, 17:26
Just noticed that I didn't vote here :lol: Sweden :D

Adeline
16th April 2012, 22:43
My favourites are Serbia and Finland, but since they both won the contest in the previous years, I hope it will be Italy, United Kingdom or Iceland. Iceland would be great, since they never won the contest. But if I had to choose, I would be rooting for the UK, because my heart goes out with them.

LakZaNokte
16th April 2012, 23:39
if I were to pick a winner now, based on my intuition, I would dare to say Italy.
not so sure which of these forum's favorites will make a good result cause, as we learned last year, opinions here can be way off. actually, I'm trying to predict who will be juries' pet this year, and that's why I chose Italy.

daniels1000
25th April 2012, 19:08
::dk , ::se , ::sl or ::hr

Metafeller
25th April 2012, 21:18
I hope not: ::se or ::ru or ::no

I totally agree!! If Russia wins this year, I get stay away from Eurovision!!

southernescfan
25th April 2012, 22:25
I would like for Iceland, Spain, Slovenia, France, or Italia to win the most...

Torrevieja
26th April 2012, 02:08
Without my country (I would like to win Pastora...) my vote is for Loreen!

MrNae89
26th April 2012, 10:18
i think romania has the best song
so from me is romania

LeBomb
27th April 2012, 15:23
I want Slovenia to win, although it will not happen. :(

Yoni
27th April 2012, 15:36
::it

Viva Italia!

but eh, Kiev/Stockholm wouldn't be that bad, either ;)

Sean
27th April 2012, 18:08
230 voters and not one of them a Jedward fan. Huh...:lol:

girl90
29th April 2012, 00:09
Serbia <3

Metafeller
29th April 2012, 10:51
Can't I change my vote?

Torrevieja
29th April 2012, 14:54
230 voters and not one of them a Jedward fan. Huh...:lol:

hahahaha!

Sean
29th April 2012, 15:47
Can't I change my vote?

Looks like there isn't an Unvote button on this for some reason :/

as78
29th April 2012, 16:01
^ There is an Unvote button!

Sean
29th April 2012, 16:02
There isn't for me :?

as78
29th April 2012, 16:08
Perhaps it is difficult to see it because of the same color as the background, but I do not know how the others.

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Sean
29th April 2012, 16:17
Perhaps it is difficult to see it because of the same color as the background, but I do not know how the others.

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Ohhhhh yeah it's white for some reason :lol: Thanks

Grinch
29th April 2012, 22:32
::is would be an amazing winner.

Actually, I'd be fine with any country except ::se & ::ru

Sean
19th May 2012, 19:29
BUMP.

Now that everyone has rehearsed, has your opinion of who you want to win changed? (If so, click Unvote in the top-right corner of the poll and choose a new fave).

Also if you haven't already voted then feel free to do so ^_^

A-lister
20th May 2012, 01:55
Sweden ::se ! And I am going to tell you exactly why I think so:

For the first time since ESC 1988, I think we (Sweden) has THE best entry in a certain ESC year, so I can totally unbiased say we truly deserve to win this year. Also I think, although it's a good year in general, that the song really is a stand-out one.

Contrary to what some say, there have never been an entry like that in Eurovision before. It is very much "on-trend" (which too often is rare in Eurovision) with the current dance-club sound, and I get Guetta/Sia "Titanium" vibes out of this one. It would do Eurovision good to finally have a winner that may cross-over and actually have a life AFTER Eurovision, and not just in the memory of hardcore ESC fans, and that way add some well-needed credibility to this show finally.

Also, it does a unique job in combining a contemporary clubby pop sound, with introspective and artistry... which is very rare not only in Eurovision, but in general. This is by far NOT a "cliché" performance, which it could very well be. Also Loreen IS a very good live singer.

Sorry to the rest, but I think this is the total package and deserves to win.

Song? check!
Voice? check!
Show? check!
Originality/Aristry? check!
Hit potential? check!

Matt
20th May 2012, 02:25
BUMP.

Now that everyone has rehearsed, has your opinion of who you want to win changed? (If so, click Unvote in the top-right corner of the poll and choose a new fave).

Also if you haven't already voted then feel free to do so ^_^


It's though but based on the rehearsals seen so far I'd say Iceland, Estonia, Spain or Romania.

MyHeartIsYours
20th May 2012, 02:27
I want us or Iceland to win. Im wanting class this year. If it is to be a more mainstreamy entry, then Norway it is for me.

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:31
I want us or Iceland to win. Im wanting class this year. If it is to be a more mainstreamy entry, then Norway it is for me.

Class? :lol:

Yeah, let's put Eurovision back in those dark ages when all songs sounded like 20-30 years behind the current music (and not in a charming retro way, more like DATED :lol:), it'll totally help the contest's reputation and credibility :lol:

MyHeartIsYours
20th May 2012, 02:33
Everything else is classless, no soul! :lol:

Matt
20th May 2012, 02:35
Everything else is classless, no soul! :lol:

oh c'mon you're being dramatic.

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:36
Everything else is classless, no soul! :lol:

Iceland is as soulless as it could get, it's extremely formulaic. In Icelandic it had some character, now... not so much.

UK's entry has soul though, in a sort of dated strict way, but still ;)

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:38
It's though but based on the rehearsals seen so far I'd say Iceland, Estonia, Spain or Romania.

Wow you like Romania? I didn't know...

Well... I could be happy with Romania aswell :)

A Spanish or Estonian win would be a TOTAL snooze-fest next year though, although both are decent ballads.

MyHeartIsYours
20th May 2012, 02:39
Class? :lol:

Yeah, let's put Eurovision back in those dark ages when all songs sounded like 20-30 years old, it'll totally help the contest's reputation and credibility :lol:
You should already know Erik I think many things about the past were better!! :lol:


oh c'mon you're being dramatic.
Im not. I listen to Norway now (which I was like really in love with at first) and it's great to dance to on the night, but that's it. Germany the same - it is a great song, but they're both sorta just 3 minutes of music, nothing more. Very plastic, no emotions. Iceland, certainly, is much more than just 3 minutes of song, and I feel the same about our own entry too.

Matt
20th May 2012, 02:39
Iceland is as soulless as it could get, it's extremely formulaic. In Icelandic it had some character, now... not so much.



Somebody is bitter they changed the language. Sorry but that's ridiculous, first you praise that song and now it's trash.
It's okay if you don't like it but it's obvious it's hard to believe that.

MyHeartIsYours
20th May 2012, 02:40
I did think that you really loved Iceland, Erik!

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:41
You should already know Erik I think many things about the past were better!! :lol:

Oh, I like music from different epochs, and not everything "current" is good (just as not everything old is either). But there's a difference between music from back in the day, and new music being dated. ;)

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:42
Somebody is bitter they changed the language. Sorry but that's ridiculous, first you praise that song and now it's trash.
It's okay if you don't like it but it's obvious it's hard to believe that.

:lol:

Well... maybe a little bitter yes ;) But it really does sound formulaic in English, I can't really put the finger on it, but to me it's different.

MyHeartIsYours
20th May 2012, 02:43
Oh, I like music from different epochs, and not everything "current" is good (just as not everything old is either). But there's a difference between music from back in the day, and new music being dated. ;)
Well I can totally understand if you and others think that has a dated sound. I just dont see that as being important, I dont mind if a song is dated, if it is good, which I believe Love Will Set You Free is! ;)

Matt
20th May 2012, 02:44
I agree it's different and I preferred the Icelandic version, too. But I just can't see it dropping from love to total crap. Actually 4 out of 5 songs in my Top 5 are non english songs. It's a good year for those songs IMO. So I really hope one of them is going to win.

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:45
Well I can totally understand if you and others think that has a dated sound. I just dont see that as being important, I dont mind if a song is dated, if it is good, which I believe Love Will Set You Free is! ;)

I like the song though, but still not winning material for me sorry ;) But it IS one of the better entries you send in the past 10 years or so.

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:48
I agree it's different and I preferred the Icelandic version, too. But I just can't see it dropping from love to total crap. Actually 4 out of 5 songs in my Top 5 are non english songs. It's a good year for those songs IMO. So I really hope one of them is going to win.

I dunno, I guess when I really put the English version in perspective to the rest of the songs, and I gave some of the other Icelandic selection entries more listens, I realized that it's not that special afterall.

Now I would have chosen "Hugarró", that really IS amazing! (although it's a blatant copy of "Out of Touch" :lol:)

MyHeartIsYours
20th May 2012, 02:50
I like the song though, but still not winning material for me sorry ;) But it IS one of the better entries you send in the past 10 years or so.
One could say that that isnt too difficult! :lol: And no Im not actually expecting we shall win (really, sadly! :() though I would love us to and I think that we would deserve to. If I am honest about the position, I can see us getting anywhere from 2nd to 10th, it all depends on how strong the Jury vote is and if Engelbert can get older viewers voting in the Televote! If we finish below that, then I will be GUTTED! :lol: Iceland I dont expect to win either - I feel they may finish up somewhere like Yohanna did. Though in both this year and 2009 Iceland very much deserved to win imo!

A-lister
20th May 2012, 02:52
One could say that that isnt too difficult! :lol: And no Im not actually expecting we shall win (really, sadly! :() though I would love us to and I think that we would deserve to. If I am honest about the position, I can see us getting anywhere from 2nd to 10th, it all depends on how strong the Jury vote is and if Engelbert can get older viewers voting in the Televote! If we finish below that, then I will be GUTTED! :lol: Iceland I dont expect to win either - I feel they may finish up somewhere like Yohanna did. Though in both this year and 2009 Iceland very much deserved to win imo!

The fact that you need biased juries to help... doesn't that say atleast a bit? ;) I mean what is a win if there's no public support? It's like a politician/party winning out of vote-rigging.. no legitimacy ;)

As for Iceland, I much prefer your entry to theirs ;)

MyHeartIsYours
20th May 2012, 03:01
The fact that you need biased juries to help... doesn't that say atleast a bit? ;)
Nope - you wont be able to win if you dont have their help either! ;) Our high position in 2009 was a result of jury help, and Im bloody proud of it! :D :lol:


I mean what is a win if there's no public support? It's like a politician/party winning out of vote-rigging.. no legitimacy ;)
We're used to unelected things making decisions for us here! :lol: Just need to get you used to it in Eurovision now! :p


As for Iceland, I much prefer your entry to theirs ;)
xkiss :D

GodSaveTheQueen
20th May 2012, 03:21
I hope Can or Nina but Loreen will win :(

r3gg13
20th May 2012, 03:25
Based on the rehearsals, I would prefer to have Macedonia, Romania, Spain or Iceland to win. For me, Kaliopi just pours her heart out on stage. Though, Romania probably has the best chance at winning tele and jury vote.

Andalublue
20th May 2012, 19:52
Once again ESC Forums decide that Sweden will win. Again. They're almost always wrong. I certainly don't remeber anyone predicting last year's winners. Would anyone like to claim and prove that they forsaw Azerbaijan's victory?

I like Euphoria, but there are quite a few electro-trance-style entries this year and I think others are better, like Bulgaria.

I'm not sure my favourite just yet, but I like all of these:

Romania, Malta, Moldova, Bulgaria, Ireland, Estonia, Italy, Georgia and Spain. I think France, Denmark and Germany are okay too.

If a pure pop song wins it'll be either Ireland or Malta.
If an electro-pop song wins it'll be Sweden or Bulgaria.
If it's a folky sing-along, then Romania or Moldova.
If it's a ballad then Spain or Estonia.

There are some terrific songs this year, and some real stinkers. Of those baddies, Belgium and San Marino are probably the worst, although I particularly dislike the cynicism of the Cyprus entry.

Andalublue
20th May 2012, 20:00
Sweden ::se ! And I am going to tell you exactly why I think so:

For the first time since ESC 1988, I think we (Sweden) has THE best entry in a certain ESC year, so I can totally unbiased say we truly deserve to win this year. Also I think, although it's a good year in general, that the song really is a stand-out one.

Contrary to what some say, there have never been an entry like that in Eurovision before. It is very much "on-trend" (which too often is rare in Eurovision) with the current dance-club sound, and I get Guetta/Sia "Titanium" vibes out of this one. It would do Eurovision good to finally have a winner that may cross-over and actually have a life AFTER Eurovision, and not just in the memory of hardcore ESC fans, and that way add some well-needed credibility to this show finally.

I think the most Guetta-esque entry this year is Malta's, not so much the melody but the arrangement and production. It's very catchy and has a wider appeal than Sweden's. As has been proved time and again, it's not just young, hip, clubbing kids that vote on Eurovision. That's also why I think Spain and Estonia will do well. Maybe even the UK, but I hope not.

Franco
20th May 2012, 20:31
1) Valentina, because it would be awesome! :D
2) Pastora, because she deserves it. xcheer
3) Nina, because I love her. xheart

LakZaNokte
20th May 2012, 20:35
Italy or Spain xbow

Dessi
20th May 2012, 23:23
Once again ESC Forums decide that Sweden will win. Again. They're almost always wrong. I certainly don't remeber anyone predicting last year's winners. Would anyone like to claim and prove that they forsaw Azerbaijan's victory?


I forsaw Azerbaijan's victory! xthank :D
And I know a couple of others who agreed with me.

Misi
20th May 2012, 23:35
Germany, Italy, Spain or Romania.

Mykola
20th May 2012, 23:54
Spain

Mannone
20th May 2012, 23:58
I will cry if Macedonia wins. I will be happy if Italy wins. I will join the celebration if Spain wins, if Slovenia, if Iceland, if Moldova wins, let's say I will cheer if Hungary wins, or if Switzerland wins, or if Romania wins. And I won't bother if any other country win, but believe me I will snort if Serbia wins, and believe me I will grumble if Norway wins, still believe me I will puke if Turkey wins. I will certainly complain if Montenegro wins, perhaps just perish if any other Joker wins, not to mention my dizziness if Belarus wins. You will hear me cry if Russia wins.

I will feel satisfied when Sweden wins.

EvNickGR
21st May 2012, 00:54
I want Serbia, Sweden, Russia or Spain to win :)

FilipFromSweden
21st May 2012, 09:29
I want Sweden to win sooo bad, but my thoughts is that Euphoria is much much better then Running Scared, Satelite, Fairytale, Believe, Molitva, Hard Rock Halleluleja, My Number One ETC. But i also think that the songs that always have been the best (accept in 2007 and 2005), for an example, Russia should have won in 2006, Greece was the true winner in 2008, Iceland for 2009, Azerbaijan or Denmark in 2010 (still a good winner, not the best dough!) and Sweden for 2011.

But i don't wanna go off topic. I really like Sweden, it has a new heartbreaking sound and a really cool number on the stage. But i can't vote for my own country so i will vote for ::no in the semifinal. And probably for Iceland in final

Dessi
21st May 2012, 09:55
Who do I want to win... Well my thoughts are totally uninteresting for you guys, so I just say this:

It's a really great line-up this year, so I would be happy whoever wins.
Acctually I don't hope Sweden will win this year, since there will be so much negativity spreading on this forum. And it's no fun to win a competition when everybody is mad and dissapointed. So, I hope for anyone except Sweden.

Terence
21st May 2012, 10:30
Iceland... they have been sending great entries for YEARS and this one seems to be quite liked, so it would make a great winner (maybe not a memorable one admittedly)

Andalublue
21st May 2012, 10:42
I forsaw Azerbaijan's victory! xthank :D
And I know a couple of others who agreed with me.
But can you prove it? How about linking to your post where you make the prediction? I don't remember anyone mentioning Azerbaijan as the potential winner.

Asiye
21st May 2012, 11:28
I want Iceland to win and top 5 for Turkey please! :D


Who will you vote in the Eurovision Song Contest?

I will vote for Macedonia and maybe Malta in semi 2. In the final, i will vote for Macedonia, Switzerland and Iceland of course. I mean, i'm planning to do like this. I'm sure Iceland will qualify but i doubt for Macedonia and Switzerland although juries will like them. If they don't qualify, i will be sad and angry.

Yamarus
21st May 2012, 12:25
I've slowly shifted my mind from Sweden to Iceland. The hype around "Euphoria" has taken me aback, and I've come to appreciate the strength of Jonsi and Salome's performance so much that I feel it would be amazing for Iceland to achieve a well-deserved first victory with "Never Forget". With Malta, Iceland is probably the country that deserves to win the most if you look at its history. Now's their chance IMO.

That being said, I'd still love to see Sweden win, because it would be interesting to see what Loreen has to offer beyond an undeniably catchy tune at the ESC: will she become a Swedish Lena?

Dessi
21st May 2012, 12:34
But can you prove it? How about linking to your post where you make the prediction? I don't remember anyone mentioning Azerbaijan as the potential winner.

No, ofcourse I can't prove it. I can't find the old predition threads. I can only find the old artist/song/country-threads.
But I remember some others who saw Azerbaijan as the potential winner:
Samb, AlexS and Asiye...

Andalublue
21st May 2012, 12:37
No, ofcourse I can't prove it. I can't find the old predition threads. I can only find the old artist/song/country-threads.
Then I think I'll remain sceptical. I don't remember anyone predicting an Azeri win.

Dessi
21st May 2012, 12:50
Then I think I'll remain sceptical. I don't remember anyone predicting an Azeri win.


Here is Samb's prediction! :D

http://www.escforums.com/showthread.php/5779-THE-FINAL-DISCUSSION?p=542210&viewfull=1#post542210

Stella
21st May 2012, 12:51
I hope: Italy,Azerbaijan,Spain,Slovenia or UK.
And of course Romania,beacuse this is my favorite Romanian entry ever and I listen to it every day....

Andalublue
21st May 2012, 17:35
Here is Samb's prediction! :D

http://www.escforums.com/showthread.php/5779-THE-FINAL-DISCUSSION?p=542210&viewfull=1#post542210

Yes, you're right, Samb did call it correctly. Reps to her! I decided to skips through a few more pages of that thread to see if anyone else got it right. Pierre and AlekS listed Azerbaijan amongst a few others they thought might win, but apart from that, in 12 pages, I didn't find anyone saying "Azerbaijan will win". That's why I don't really believe that ESCF posters are very reliable as predicters of winning entries. ESC has always been fabulously difficult to predict, apart from Alexander Ryback!