Discussion in 'Eurovision 2012 Betting' started by Gavster, Jan 25, 2012.
Updated to account for the running order.
For clarification... Qualification hasn't taken place yet, but both Romania and Bulgaria are taking part, but in opposing semi finals.
Yes I'm enduring it now whilst watching the football. Not brilliant, I must say!
I watched that video, was a worthy reward for my patients for watching such crap all night..... did he just 'black up' though? Sweet Jesus he did.
Also, you didnt answer my question... do you bet on eurovision?
The ad breaks will have less significance this year due to the voting changes. The EBU have reverted back to old system of not opening the phone lines until all songs have been performed.
Two long breaks and a short intermission in the middle where one of the hosts provides us with an annoying oneliner gag.
The long breaks might be a little bit significant for televotes, as some casual viewers will switch channels during commercials and arrive a bit late back to the show.
I strongly believe, even though this has yet to be confirmed, that this year the two long breaks will be after Song no. 5 and after Song no. 14. That would be bad news for Portugal and Slovakia.
The short intermission will probably take place between 9 Slovenia and 10 Croatia.
3 others to qualify from the following:
You have to think only one can qualify out of estonia and lithuania? i favour estonia but lithuania has the better draw and the showier number.
belarus have a much better song than previously but looks like it is hampered by the draw and static presentation.
the one in my deffo list that i'm not absoloutely sure about is slovenia. in terms of quality it should qualify but slovenia are the poor man of the balkans in term of local support and a poor draw makes it vulnerable. it's going to need jury help.
a hard one to predict is croatia. for my money it's the most sleep inducing of the songs this year... i mean boring with a capital B. it also follows slovenia and is likely to come off second best in a straight comparison for neutrals (also has anyone heard a live version of this yet?). but you can't ignore the level of friendly voters it will attract... i don't know? a hard one?
i wanted to put turkey into the borderlines but i'm guessing their diaspora will see them through. it only really it's ethno charm going for it.
i've put bosnia in the borderlines, but i can also see this one coming top 3. from my personal point of view i'd rather stuff my ears with iron filings but i can't help thinking it's position in the draw, jury friendly musical ability and vocal, and heavy friendly vote presence will make this a contender... hope i'm wrong
They failed last year. Although, they had an average song compounded by a below average stage show.