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🗳 EUROPREDICTION 2019
More than 133k unique votes have been cast already in the annual Europrediction. You can still have a say and choose your ten potential qualifiers or edit your votes here. The poll for the Grand Final will kick off immediately when the second semi final concludes.
💶 BETTING ODDS
This morning we saw, when one up, changes in the trophy predictions. Sweden replaced Azerbaijan for the winning position and Australia ranked 9th forcing Cyprus one spot down. Further down, Serbia forced Israel and Estonia down with Croatia and Moldova improving also their odds. San Marino, Latvia, Georgia and Montenegro seems to be hopeless once again.
It is hard to be the first to rehearse in the morning. But Duska is not and should not be afraid of that. First run was voted with missed high note but eventually things resolved. Same dress, better camera work. One important difference is that in the second place the 3 girls of the vocals with the yellow sit on the floor lying down and making moves. Also, last time, a flower appeared on the floor, something that was not visible today, only the lotus that opens in the background. So, we observe these two changes.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: Katerine was very good vocally. There’s a point where she does a high falsetto, which needs to be worked on, cause it doesn’t sound quite right yet
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: Katerine has on a different dress and more glitter for this rehearsal
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: In the second attempt, a vocal a little above the sound? Applause, however, does not cease.
ESCXTRA.COM REPORTS: Katerine Duska puts herself in contention for semi-final victory
SAN MARINO 🇸🇲
At the beginning of the song, the 3 people of the vocals and the 2 dancers, all start together and dance at the center of the stage. After the vocals go to the right bridge of the stage while the dancers on the left bridge. Finally, with the dolls that are no longer the dancers, they have been shared with the audience down to the Golden Circle and showing snapshots from the public holding them. With golden letters in the background Na na na and a few fireworks appear. Generally they play white and pink colors on a black background, along with orange. White lights and pink with blue shades on the lights on the bridge. Voices in the last two rehearsals, the whole team was pretty good and much better even from the first rehearsal today.
❌ NOT QUALIFYING
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: The team with Serhat on stage is very professional, both the dancers and the backing singers
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: Pyrotechnics have been added for the last chorus.
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: The vocalist during the “Nanana” of the choirs turns into the king of the dance floor. The performance gathers quite a big applause among journalists.
ESCXTRA.COM REPORTS: Serhat drop the megaphones for the second rehearsal
The singer is dressed again in black (jacket and trousers) and in the pads there is something silver fringes. He continues to be alone on stage, vocals were impeccable in comparison to the last rehearsal, which was an exciting one for the Press Center. She plays very much with the camera and on the bridge that pulls the crowns, knees down and until he finishes sits kneeling. The red color dominates and we have small alternations in black and white. Also at the point of the crown bridge, our screens will look as if they break glasses.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: This song will suffer from being first in the running order and will struggle to qualify in my opinion.
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: Slight moment of insecurity as Srbuk struggles to find her exact placement to match up with the LED’s
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: Changing the Srbuk outfit! She has changed her thigh high boots into her trousers and has a cape with fringes attached to her shoulders. However, she is still alone on stage.
ESCXTRA.COM REPORTS: A fierce performance and a change in outfit for Srbuk
The singer appears on stage with the same red leather dress, the American-style dinner bar and has the two dancers with her. The scenes behind are again scenes from a Candillac, girls who drink cocktails, bubbles, red lips. All the lighting plays in the colors of red and pink, enough pop style and vocals the artist was much better vocal than the first rehearsals of the past. However, very weak participation is shown and the chances of qualification are minimal. A participation that you are looking at, but it looks a bit incongruous about the whole scene.
❌ NOT QUALIFYING
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: This looks a lot like a typical X Factor performance. Will it work in Ireland’s favor? The vocal performance wasn’t accurate and Sarah missed a few queues.
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: We’ve been informed that Sarah had to visit the doctor yesterday for a wisdom tooth infection.
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: There is the improvement of Sarah’s vocals – he does not scream anymore, he sings much more subtly now. Vocals need to refine, but it is better
ESCXTRA.COM REPORTS: Sarah McTernan battles through pain for Ireland
Voices are impeccable, just like the previous times, admirable fact. There does not seem to be any issue, everything works smoothly. The whole scene is mostly black and what everyone mentions is that the whole look is similar to that of Ukraine in 2011. There are also some blue shades with blue in terms of lighting colors.
⚠️ NOT SURE
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: Anna still needs to work on the way she pronounces the words “Stay” and “Way”
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: No major staging changes for Anna
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: Something … Did something break? For about 1/3 of the song, we saw one shot (stage projection) so that after a moment of “normal” shots the entire picture disappeared, after which the attempt was discontinued. Anna did not change the outfit, and in the visualizations a lady still “paints” with sand.