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2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« on: April 04, 2013, 04:40:22 PM »


Hello!  :) I was thinking that all of us could rank the songs in 2nd semifinal. I wil post also a similar thread for semifinal 1 a little bit later. You can also rank your own entry. The songs in semifinal 2 are:

SEMIFINAL 2: May 16th 2013

1. Latvia: PeR - Here we go
2. San Marino: Valentina Monetta - Crisalide (Vola)
3. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano - Pred da se razdeni
4. Azerbaijan: Fərid Məmmədov - Hold Me
5. Finland: Krista Siegfrids - Marry me
6. Malta: Gianluca Bezzina - Tomorrow
7. Bulgaria: Elitsa & Stoyan - Samo Shampioni
8. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson - Ég á líf
9. Greece: Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis - Alcohol is Free
10. Israel: Moran Mazor - Rak bishvilo
11. Armenia: Dorians - Lonely Planet
12. Hungary: ByeAlex - Kedvesem
13. Norway: Margaret Berger - I Feed you my Love
14. Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko - Identitet
15. Georgia: Sophie & Nodi - Waterfall
16. Switzerland: Takasa - You and Me
17. Romania: Cezar - It's my life

You can start ranking now!  :)

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 04:45:27 PM »
I have listened all the songs 2 times now and this is how I personally rank them:


12 pt - San Marino
10 pt - Iceland
08 pt - Malta
07 pt - Azerbaidzan
06 pt - Israel
05 pt - Georgia
04 pt - Makedonia
03 pt - Hungary
02 pt - Norway
01 pt - Switzerland

and then:

11th - Albania
12th - Greece
13th - Romania
14th - Bulgaria
15th - Armenia
16th - Finland
17th - Latvia

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 05:56:40 PM »
12: Israel
10: San Marino
08: Azerbaijan
07: Greece
06: Macedonia
05: Georgia
04: Iceland
03: Malta
02: Albania
01: Bulgaria


11. Norway
12. Finland
13. Switzerland
14. Latvia
15. Romania
16. Armenia
17. Hungary

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 12:06:03 AM »
I'm far behind due to lack of time and interest...last year i did update regarding newly selected songs, but now i'm really behind being fed with news only in my fav forum :) so i'd say:

Norway - 12 points
Israel - 10 points

about the rest:
1. Latvia: PeR - Here we go - didn't hear as of yet
2. San Marino: Valentina Monetta - Crisalide (Vola) - nice one
3. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano - Pred da se razdeni - didn't hear as of yet
4. Azerbaijan: Fərid Məmmədov - Hold Me - ok....i forgot
5. Finland: Krista Siegfrids - Marry me - hahahaha
6. Malta: Gianluca Bezzina - Tomorrow - nothing special
7. Bulgaria: Elitsa & Stoyan - Samo Shampioni - didn't hear as of yet...very curious about that, there were my favs in 2007 though i hate comebacks
8. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson - Ég á líf - boring
9. Greece: Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis - Alcohol is Free - didn't hear as of yet....but cool title :)
10. Israel: Moran Mazor - Rak bishvilo - 10 points :)
11. Armenia: Dorians - Lonely Planet - didn't hear as of yet, but curious as Tommy Iomy of Black Sabbath is the composer!
12. Hungary: ByeAlex - Kedvesem - didn't hear as of yet
13. Norway: Margaret Berger - I Feed you my Love - 12 points. i guess the only ESC 2013 song i wanted to hear again
14. Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko - Identitet - very very cool! me likes!
15. Georgia: Sophie & Nodi - Waterfall - didn't hear as of yet
16. Switzerland: Takasa - You and Me - stupid
17. Romania: Cezar - It's my life - ok one but not so wow

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 01:15:40 PM »
I'm far behind due to lack of time and interest...last year i did update regarding newly selected songs, but now i'm really behind being fed with news only in my fav forum :) so i'd say:

I am sitting in the same boat with you Danijel.  :P I had listened only a couple of songs in this semifinal, but then I had to listen them just to open this thread here. I must say that there is only one song in this semifinal which I truly like and it is San Marino.  ;)

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 01:59:35 AM »
This semi is MUCH better imo, even the Finnish entry would be in my top 10 had placed in the 1st semi, so here is my first impression:

1 - Armenia
2 - Bulgaria (big disappointment after the 2007 entry...)
3 - Greece
4 - Romania
5 - San Marino
6 - Israel
7 - Hungary
8 - Latvia
10 - Albania
12 - Norway


11. Azerbaijan
12. Switzerland
13. Finland
14. Iceland
15. Macedonia
16. Malta
17. Georgia

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 11:27:46 PM »
Countries in running order:

1. Latvia: PeR - Here we go
They managed to put a smile on my face from the very beginning. May the force be with you too  :P

2. San Marino: Valentina Monetta - Crisalide (Vola)
Good song, good performance too!

3. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano - Pred da se razdeni
Hope Lozano will make a solo comeback in the future.

4. Azerbaijan: Fərid Məmmədov - Hold Me
Interesting show on stage, nice to watch.  I like the "Fabrizio Faniello" look.  :shrug:

5. Finland: Krista Siegfrids - Marry me
Now lets just wait and see how much do Europeans want to see again the live end of the show in the Final.  :P

6. Malta: Gianluca Bezzina - Tomorrow
Such a cheerful song! Oh, oh :dancing:

7. Bulgaria: Elitsa & Stoyan - Samo Shampioni
Got the feeling that this performance will never end.

8. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson - Ég á líf
Sweet!  :sing:

9. Greece: Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis - Alcohol is Free
Talking about cheerful songs! And yet I still have to ask myself what does the title of the song has to do with the song itself.

10. Israel: Moran Mazor - Rak bishvilo
Good one! Hope she goes for another dress in the Final.

11. Armenia: Dorians - Lonely Planet
 :shrug:

12. Hungary: ByeAlex - Kedvesem
Nice. Made me wanna wish to read the translation of the lyrics.

13. Norway: Margaret Berger - I Feed you my Love
Can't imagine this one missing the Final.

14. Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko - Identitet
Different is good this time!

15. Georgia: Sophie & Nodi - Waterfall
Beautiful song!

16. Switzerland: Takasa - You and Me
Nice :)

17. Romania: Cezar - It's my life
Not bad at all, although Cezar seemed to be preoccupied with his helmet a bit too much. I would have liked to see the Avatar dancers more.



My personal favorites: San Marino, Israel, Norway, Iceland, Georgia. Lets see how Romania will do this time.
Although the performances from this semi made me smile more, I have to confess that I liked more the first semi.

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2013, 11:57:35 PM »
And finally ... the qualifiers from this semifinal are:

Hungary
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Romania
Norway
Iceland
Armenia
Finland
Malta
Greece



Can't believe that San Marino and Israel will not compete in the Final  :eyepop:

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 01:28:05 AM »
This was extremely weird...(or not!)...for me the results are very unexpected...at the beginning at the day i had a feeling of some LOL might happen, like Switzerland qualifies...but with the first 5 qualifiers announced i was not surprise at all...then came Iceland and i was like  :doh: but Finland, Malta and Greece?!?!?!  :o

after the 1st semi which all the Soviet countries qualified as expected and was not so cool, and all the ex-YU countries eliminated as was not that expected but was pretty cool, with the 2nd semi, i guess all the conspiracy theories are out...

So regardless of performances where they good or bad, these are my conclusions:

* Norway (deserved), Finland and Iceland would have qualify no matter what they send....after all, they are Sweden's neighbors, which means more rating and more money....

* Greece is very important to the ESC...well i liked the song once i've listened it here in this forum for the 1st time, but after that one time, i couldn't listen it anymore...well Greece obviously doesn't want to win, but if we recall back to 2006, when Greece hosted the ESC, the rating figures in this country were monsterous! so especially with the economic situation in Greece now, the last thing EBU would want to do, is to make them eliminated, so at least Greek people are happy with tonight after all.

* Israel, San Marino and Bulgaria - they should all withdraw from ESC! Bulgaria for example, didn't have so memorable song like they had with the same duo in 2007, but Israel and San Marino out?!?! that proves that it's all economic, as these countries i mentioned doesn't add anything to the ESC, unlike Greece, and don't have to pay much like others, especially due to their size. but really, Israel and San Marino eliminated is one of the biggest disgraces of all-time!
just i'm sure had Russia would send the Sanmarinese entry, for sure it would get more than 200 points, no doubt about it, and we all learned in the past that some countries are very strong, regardless if sometimes their singers doesn't sing well, and of course vice versa...

* All the Caucasian countries made it, no surprise at all...so we'll have big USSR party in the final (well Latvia and the other Baltics quit them first, so at some point, it's still 100% success for the Soviets...) i can live with Azerbaijan and Armenia, but Georgia had really horrible song  :doh:

* I hope Hungary will do better than last year...this country never enjoyed so much neighbor votes, and qualified last year as the 10th place, and ended in the bottom. so i hope something gets wrong, and Hungary will do better than 2012!

* I have a feeling Romania will end in the top 5, and this time it will be deserved, the Romanian entry is zillion times better than last year entry!

* well i knew it was chanceless, but i can't help it, for me Albania was the best song by far! unfortunately Albania enters the category of countries i mentioned before, but the song is just great and this is the one i've also listened the most among all the 2013 songs. great song!


well i guess meanwhile the SVT with the EBU are fixing the final draw, so after that badly weird evening, it brings me back to the reasons cited by Turkey for the 2013 withdrawal, and after that i can only say: Turkey is the real winner of Eurovision 2013!

and seriously...i hope for Lithuanian win...it won't happen, so i'd be happy with the German victory :)


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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 11:49:05 AM »
This was published few minutes ago in Israel: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=iw&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globes.co.il%2Fnews%2Farticle.aspx%3Fdid%3D1000844691%23fromelement%3Dnrg_Globes_KidumItemsFromNrg_Homepage_Item

well, and with other programs being watched much more, all i can say is this is classic case of a country with huge drop in rating figures, and totally big waste for the EBU to make Israel qualify at the expense of Greece for example, Israel is totally unimportant country to the ESC nowadays who does not add nothing anymore...the drop is huge considering the fact that during the 2003 Eurovision (with Lior Narkis), the viewing figures in Israel were around 40%

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Re: 2013 - Semifinal 2 - your personal ranking
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 04:24:00 PM »
Reading your comment Danijel was just like reading the good old comments of Morgan!  :laugh: I am not satisfied with the results of yesterday evening. In stead of Georgia and Armenia, Israel and San Marino should have been qualified, but what can you do when most of the juries and televoters are tasteless and totally deaf.  :irked:

Also, the running order for final is done for certain countries and their success (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland all in the second half), and all their biggest and most dangerous contenders in the first half (with the exceptions of Azerbaijan and Italy).  :doh:

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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 07:58:16 PM »
My personal ranking of Semifinal 2:

1st – Iceland
2nd - San Marino
3rd – Hungary
4th - Malta
5th - Switzerland
6th - Azerbaidzjan
7th - Norway
8th - Finland
9th - Israel
10th - Latvia

11th – F.Y.R. Macedonia
12th - Georgia
13th - Greece
14th - Romania
15th - Armenia
16th - Bulgaria
17th - Albania


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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 09:39:02 PM »
17. Romania: Cezar - It's my life
Not bad at all, although Cezar seemed to be preoccupied with his helmet a bit too much. I would have liked to see the Avatar dancers more.

There is a live discussion at TVR now about Romania at Eurovision 2013. I've just found out that Cezar had to take out his helmet during his live performance in the semifinal because it was completely off (disconnected). There was a huge issue with it accidentally caused by one of the Romanian staff members. It is only fair to clarify that this time EBU & the Swedish organizers had nothing to do with it.
It's amazing that Cezar managed to sing without hearing a thing in his helmet.

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 03:16:17 AM »
2nd Semifinal ranking revealed: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/malmo-2013/about/shows/semi-final-2

01) Azerbaijan
02) Greece
03) Norway
04) Malta
05) Romania
06) Iceland
07) Armenia
08) Hungary
09) Finland
10) Georgia

11) San Marino
12) Bulgaria
13) Switzerland
14) Israel
15) Albania
16) F.Y.R. Macedonia
17) Latvia


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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 03:20:48 PM »
Poor San Marino.  :cry: How can anyone seriously think, that the boring Georgia, not even funny Finland or lame Armenia were better than San Marino?!  :o

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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2013, 07:54:49 PM »
Reading your comment Danijel was just like reading the good old comments of Morgan!  :laugh:
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2013, 03:21:04 AM »
Split results:

Jury voting:
1.   Malta: 3.40
2.   Azerbaijan: 4.60
3.   Greece: 5.55
4.   Norway: 5.80
5.   Georgia: 6.05
6.   Finland: 7.05
7.   Armenia: 7.15
8.   Iceland: 7.40
9.   Israel: 7.95
10.   San Marino: 8.40
11.   Hungary: 8.55
12.   Albania: 9.10
13.   Romania: 9.70
14.   Macedonia: 9.75
15.   Latvia: 9.90
16.   Switzerland: 10.65
17.   Bulgaria: 10.75

Televoting:
1.     Romania: 4.78
2.     Greece: 5.00
3.     Azerbaijan: 5.28
4.     Norway: 5.50
5.     Switzerland: 7.00
6.     Bulgaria: 7.44
7.     Malta: 7.78
8.     Hungary: 8.39
9.     Iceland: 8.61
10.     Finland: 8.89
11.     Armenia: 9.44
12.     San Marino: 9.47
13.     Georgia: 9.89
14.     Israel: 10.67
15.     Albania: 11.78
16.     Macedonia: 12.22
17.     Latvia: 13.28



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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2013, 11:14:20 AM »
That's very strange....Malta wins the jury votes  ::) and Romania wins televotes, but on the other hand, jury have qualified Israel and San Marino in place of Hungary and Romania, while televoters qualified Switzerland and Bulgaria in place of Armenia and Georgia, so in both cases there are goods and bads...

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2013, 05:35:52 PM »
My likes ...

12 pts = Hungary
10 pts = Malta
08 pts = San Marino
07 pts = Romania
05 pts = Finland
04 pts = Israel
03 pts = Iceland
02 pts = Armenia
01 pt = Norway

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