Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 12 2019


Take your chance to win up to 100 million EC in this years Heavy Betting Game!

Make bets on the results of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Who will win? Who will get the least points? Which place will a certain country make?
Also predict the qualification results from the Semifinals to get a bonus. Here are the rules of this years Yourovision Heavy Betting Game:




Quick Guide


Step One - Predict Semifinal Qualifications
Starting from April 12th, one month before the in-game-event, place your bets on the qualifications from the Semifinals (10 qualifiers per Semifinal) by either making a post in this thread, sending an ingame mail to TedHembach or following this link to a google online form:
Google Form Eurovision Semi Final Qualifier Bets
Step Two - Place your Grand Final Bets!
You can place your bets for the Grand Final also in this thread after the Semi Finals took place, or, if you dare and you have enough Guramba, now!
Step Three - After the final, receive your EC winnings!

Please note: You can find an example post after this one!


Detailed Guide


Every correct bet in the Grand Final wins! You are allowed to place 10 different bets on the results of the Grand Final on May 18th.

Three types of bets are possible:
a) Winner Bet
Predict a nation to win. You can have various winner bets with different countries. You can not bet on the same country more than one time.
b) Loser Bet
Predict a nation to receive null points (or the least amount overall) in the end result. Like with the winners, you can have several loser-bets with different nations, but only one bet per country.
c) Position Bet
Predict which nation will take a certain position, for example the second place or the fifth. Position Bets are limited to only one Postion Bet per position and per country.
You can neither put the same country in a lot of places nor can you bet on different nations in the same position. Make your mind up and bet on a set of different places and different nations!


Winnings


Every correct bet with regards to the Grand Final from all players wins the same share from a pool of 50 million EC. The pool of 50 million EC gets divided in as many shares as there have been correct bets overall from all players. That means if only few people guess correctly, they win lots of EC. And if a lot of people get a lot of things right, everyone wins some EC!

Math Example:
10 correct bets overall 5 million per bet
5 correct bets overall 10 million per bet
2 correct bets overall 25 million per bet
only 1 correct bet 50 million for the one lucky bet

The five fleeties with the most correct bets will also receive 1 ship box of the following:

  • Ferengi D'Kora Ship
  • Tholian Orb Weaver Ship
  • Voth Bastion Flight-Deck Cruiser
  • Hirogen Hunter Heavy Escort
  • Undine Nicor Bio-Warship

The person with the most correct bets may choose one of the ships first, then the person with the second-most correct bets chooses one of the remaing ships and so on until the person with the fifth most correct bets receives the last ship. Should there be ties in between who has the most correct bets, the person who posted their bets first chronologically will be allowed to choose first.
Note: betting on several different winners means that only one of your bets can be correct. If you bet on things that can be true simultaneously, your chances to get one of the ships might be higher.




Predict Semifinal qualifications to win even more!


You will also have the opportunity to predict the qualifications from the Semifinals and guess which ten nations are going to qualify from each Semifinal. For every correctly predicted qualification, you will receive a bonus modificator on the amount of EC you can win with your bets on the Grand Final. For every correct prediction, that predictions number is added as a bonus.

If you predict one qualification correctly, you get 1% bonus added. Betting right on two qualifications, you will receive the 1% from the first one and additional 2% bonus for the second one. So two correct predictions give 3% bonus. The third correct prediction adds another 3% and now you would receive 6% bonus EC to your final win. With a fourth correct prediction, you would receive 10% bonus. This adds up until, in case you predicted all ten qualifiers from this Semifinal correctly, you would receive 55% bonus from one Semifinal to your Grand Final win.

Math Example:

If you won 1 million from the 50-million-pool of the Grand Final and predicted
4 qualifiers from the Semifinals, you receive (1+2+3+4 = 10)
10% bonus which gives you a final sum of (1 million + 10%)
1.100.000 EC winning prize.
Had you predicted all 20 qualifiers from both semifinals correctly, you would receive
110% bonus which would turn your 1 million base win from the pool into 2.100.000 EC in the result.

If one person gets the complete pool 50.000.000 EC
and predicts all Semi Qalifications correctly 2 x 55% bonus
that would result in winnings of 105.000.000 EC


Here are the songs:


If you want to listen and watch the songs please open these links:

Semi Final One (10 of these participants will qualify):

  1. Cyprus - "Replay"
  2. Montenegro - "Heaven"
  3. Finland - "Look Away"
  4. Poland - "Fire Of Love"
  5. Slovenia - "Sebi"
  6. Czech Republic - "Friend Of A Friend"
  7. Hungary - "Az Én Apám"
  8. Belarus - "Like It"
  9. Serbia - "Kruna"
  10. Belgium - "Wake Up"
  11. Georgia - "Sul Tsin Iare"
  12. Australia - "Zero Gravity"
  13. Iceland - "Hatrið Mun Sigra"
  14. Estonia - "Storm"
  15. Portugal - "Telemóveis"
  16. Greece - "Better Love"
  17. San Marino - "Say Na Na Na"


Semi Final Two (10 of these participants will qualify):

  1. Armenia - "Walking Out"
  2. Ireland - "22"
  3. Moldova - "Stay"
  4. Switzerland - "She Got Me"
  5. Latvia - "That Night"
  6. Romania - "On A Sunday"
  7. Denmark - "Love Is Forever"
  8. Sweden - "Is It Too Late For Love"
  9. Austria - "Limits"
  10. Croatia - "The Dream"
  11. Malta - "Chameleon"
  12. Lithuania - "Run With The Lions"
  13. Russia - "Scream"
  14. Albania - "Ktheju Tokës"
  15. Norway - "Spirit In The Sky"
  16. The Netherlands - "Arcade"
  17. North Macedonia - "Proud"
  18. Azerbaijan - "Truth"


Have fun and good luck! May the force be with... oh, wrong franchise. Dare to dream!
#yourovision19
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Edited April 12 2019 by TLara
Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 12 2019
Hello World, hello Europe, hello Stonewall, this is T'Lara from Vulcan calling. Here are my most logical predictions who will qualify in the Semi Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019:

Semi Final One Qualifiers
Cyprus
Poland
Slovenia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Belarus
Georgia
Australia
Greece
San Marino

Semi Final Two Qualifiers
Moldova
Switzerland
Denmark
Sweden
Croatia
Lithuania
Russia
Norway
North Macedonia
Azerbaijan

#yourovision19
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Edited April 12 2019 by TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 12 2019
Good Evening Europe, Hello World, Hey Fleethearts! This is the hippiepunk calling and here is what I guess who's gonna qualify:

First Semi:
Cyprus
Poland
Czech Republic
Hungary
Georgia
Australia
Iceland
Estonia
Portugal
San Marino

Second Semi:
Armenia
Denmark
Sweden
Croatia
Malta
Russia
Norway
Netherlands
North-Macedonia
Azerbaijan


I'd like to add that I think the first Semifinal is rather weak and the second is much stronger generally. From personal taste and general impression of song strenght, there should only be seven or eight countries from the first and 12 or 13 countries from the second, but.... that's not an option.
So I go with this guess of what will happen!
#yourovision19
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Kieran

Kierix

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 13 2019
Kiki cant wait! i will have a look at the songs now and see what i like!
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Kevin Van Eeten

Chipz416

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 13 2019
Good evening Europe! And thank you T'Lara for hosting such a wonderful event... love your dress by the way!

And now, here are the results from Chipz' gambling considerations:

Winners from the first semi-finals:

Cyprus
Montenegro
Finland
Poland
Czech Republic
Belarus
Belgium
Georgia
Estonia
Greece

Winners from the second semi-finals:

Armenia
Ireland
Switzerland
Denmark
Sweden
Lithuania
Russia
Norway
the Netherlands
Azerbaijan

I do agree with hippie... the quality of the contestants in the second semi-finals is way higher than in the first. As long as the Netherlands qualify I'll be a happy little Chipz.
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Dave

Voleron

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 13 2019
Here are my guesses for the semi-finals... from the first category I had picked 11 and had a really tough time cutting one song!  Iceland's entry is insane; I was rofling the entire time I watched it, but it was such a train wreck that I couldn't stop watching it and voted for them for kicks!  Russia's ended up being one of my favorites!


Semi Final 1 Qualifiers:

1. Cyprus - Replay
2. Finland - Look Away
3. Czech Republic - Friend of a Friend
4. Hungary - Az én apám
5. Belarus - Like It
6. Serbia - Kruna
7. Belgium - Wake Up
8. Iceland - Hatrið mun sigra
9. Estonia - Storm
10. San Marino - Say Na Na Na


Semi Final 2 Qualifiers:

1. Armenia - Walking Out
2. Moldova - Stay
3. Switzerland - She Got Me
4. Azerbaijan - Truth
5. Denmark - Love is Forever
6. Croatia - The Dream
7. The Netherlands - Arcade
8. Russia - Scream
9. Albania - Ktheju tokës
10. Norway - Spirit in the Sky
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Kieran

Kierix

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 14 2019
Good evening Stonewall!



It's Qo'nos calling! Kiki Live here from the First City to give you my predictions for the Semi Final Qualifiers 

Semi Final 1:
1. Cyprus - Tamta "Replay"
2. Montenegro - D mol "Heaven"
3. Czech Republic - Lake Malawi "Friend of a Friend"
4. Belarus - ZENA "Like It"
5. Serbia - Nevena Božović "Kruna" (Круна)
6. Belgium - Eliot "Wake Up"
7. Australia - Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity"
8. Greece - Katerine Duska "Better Love"
9. San Marino - Serhat "Say Na Na Na"
10. Finland - Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman "Look Away"

Side note, Iceland, i mean I do like the Go Big or Go Home ethos. But crikey.

Semi Final 1:
1. Armenia - Srbuk "Walking Out"
2. Moldova - Anna Odobescu "Stay"
3. Switzerland - Luca Hänni "She Got Me"
4. Romania - Ester Peony "On a Sunday"
5. Denmark - Leonora "Love Is Forever"
6. Sweden - John Lundvik "Too Late for Love"
7. Austria - PÆNDA "Limits"
8. Azerbaijan - Chingiz "Truth"
9. Norway - KEiiNO "Spirit in the Sky"
10. Albania - Jonida Maliqi "Ktheju tokës"


I love North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska "Proud" 's message in the song though
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Gareth GXV3

GXV3

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 20 2019
Greetings The Teds, this is JigglyPuff calling, and good evening from the Pokemon Island of Kanto, May I first say what a wonderful show you have put on, and Tlara your dress looks beautiful... Here are the Results from the Kanto Region...

first semi-finals:

1 - Iceland
2 - Cyprus

3 - Belgium
4 - Estonia
5 - Greece
6 - Finland
7 - Montenegro
8 - Poland

9 - Czech Republic
10 - Belarus



second semi-finals:

1- Malta
2 - Russia
3 - Albania
4 - Norway

5 - Azerbaijan
6 - Switzerland
7 - Ireland
8 - Denmark
9 - Sweden
10 - Armenia
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Julien Bergeron

Traull

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 20 2019
First semi-finals:

Poland
Belarus
Belgium
Georgia
Australia
Greece
San Marino
Finland
Cyprus
Montenegro


Second semi-finals:

Switzerland
Denmark
Croatia
Romania
Armenia
Lithuania
Russia
Netherlands
Norway 
Latvia
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Gareth GXV3

GXV3

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

April 20 2019
Just to add some fun.. these are my Fav Eurovision songs from the past..

introducing a new pop group called ABBA - Sweden

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Introducing a little known star Celine Dion - Switzerland 

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Luxembourg 1967 - (cos it was on an spooky xfiles episode, a woman kept teenages in a celler and had this song on repeat day and night for 4 years, making them go crazy)

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Cal

calx

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
Salam and good evening Europe and hello Stonewallers! This is Caladdin from Agrabah calling. We hope you all visit us this year as we've undertaken a multi-billion dinar upgrade to full 3D now! So without further Apu, here are my most wonderous predictions who I totally did not ask Genie for who will qualify in the Semi Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019:

2. Montenegro - "Heaven"
3. Finland - "Look Away"
4. Poland - "Fire Of Love"
5. Slovenia - "Sebi"
6. Czech Republic - "Friend Of A Friend"
9. Serbia - "Kruna"
12. Australia - "Zero Gravity"
13. Iceland - "Hatrið Mun Sigra"
14. Estonia - "Storm"
17. San Marino - "Say Na Na Na"


1. Armenia - "Walking Out"
2. Ireland - "22"
4. Switzerland - "She Got Me"
7. Denmark - "Love Is Forever"
8. Sweden - "Is It Too Late For Love"
12. Lithuania - "Run With The Lions"
13. Russia - "Scream"
15. Norway - "Spirit In The Sky"
16. The Netherlands - "Arcade"
17. North Macedonia - "Proud"
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Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
Hello Youro Neuro's,

please remember to vote for your favorites for the Semi Finals! Votes for the first Semi Fimal will be accepted until 21:00 CEST (that's in four hours from now).

To watch the first Semi Final click here!

Have fun
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Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
The first Semi Final is over! What a show, and which results!
As always, this was not expected:

Qualifiers of the first Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
(in order of Announcement)

  1. Greece
  2. Belarus
  3. Serbia
  4. Cyprus
  5. Estonia
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Australia
  8. Iceland
  9. San Marino
  10. Slovenia


#yourovision19
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Dave

Voleron

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
Quote by TLara
The first Semi Final is over! What a show, and which results!
As always, this was not expected:

Qualifiers of the first Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
(in order of Announcement)

  1. Greece
  2. Belarus
  3. Serbia
  4. Cyprus
  5. Estonia
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Australia
  8. Iceland
  9. San Marino
  10. Slovenia


#yourovision19



Yaaaas!!  7 of my 10 #yourovision19 guesses for the first semi-final made it through!  That's some pretty good guessing, if I do say so myself!
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Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
Hello Euro Neuro's,

please remember to vote for your favorites for the Semi Finals! Votes for the second Semi Fimal will be accepted until 21:00 CEST (that's in four and a half hours from now).

To watch the second Semi Final click here!
(if this link is geoblocked in your country, please check out this post)

Have fun

p.S. 'Euro Neuro' is the Eurovision Song from Montenegro 2012 from Rambo Amadeus. Watch it here!
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Gareth GXV3

GXV3

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
Piggy Backing Tlara's post..
Why not join us in SGNs Discord Text Chat
On Sat 18th, 19:00 UST/15:00EST



We will open a special text chat room, where we can live comment on the acts and preformances of the grand final night.
Maybe even keep score of your favoirites see if they win... comment on costumes, preformances, how hot some of them are.. etc..
For the last couple of years we have always watched and chatted along in STO chat while we watched, but this time we will now have a dedicated room for one night only.

Come join in the chat party as we all watch together!
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Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
Oh, what a great Idea, we love it! Thank you Gareth!

And the second Semi Final is over! Which results, and what a show!
This time, much more as we expected:

Qualifiers of the second Semi Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019
(in order of Announcement)

  1. North Macedonia
  2. The Netherlands
  3. Albania
  4. Sweden
  5. Russia
  6. Azerbaijan
  7. Denmark
  8. Norway
  9. Switzerland
  10. Malta



#yourovision19
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Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

2 weeks ago
You can now place your bets on the results of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Here is how it works:

Every correct bet in the Grand Final wins! You are allowed to place 10 different bets on the results.

Three types of bets are possible:
a) Winner Bet
Predict a nation to win. You can have various winner bets with different countries. You can not bet on the same country more than one time.
b) Loser Bet
Predict a nation to receive null points (or the least amount overall) in the end result. Like with the winners, you can have several loser-bets with different nations, but only one bet per country.
c) Position Bet
Predict which nation will take a certain position, for example the second place or the fifth. Position Bets are limited to only one Postion Bet per position and per country.
You can neither put the same country in a lot of places nor can you bet on different nations in the same position. Make your mind up and bet on a set of different places and different nations!

The running order of the Grand Final has been revealed. Here it is:

1. Malta ~ Michela "Chameleon"
2. Albania ~ Jonida Maliqi "Ktheju tokës"
3. Czech Republic ~ Lake Malawi "Friend of a Friend"
4. Germany ~ S!sters "Sister"
5. Russia ~ Sergey Lazarev "Scream"
6. Denmark ~ Leonora "Love Is Forever"
7. San Marino ~ Serhat "Say Na Na Na"
8. North Macedonia ~ Tamara Todevska "Proud"
9. Sweden ~ John Lundvik "Too Late for Love"
10. Slovenia ~ Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl "Sebi"
11. Cyprus ~ Tamta "Replay"
12. Netherlands ~ Duncan Laurence "Arcade"
13. Greece ~ Katerine Duska "Better Love"
14. Israel ~ Kobi Marimi "Home"
15. Norway ~ KEiiNO "Spirit in the Sky"
16. United Kingdom ~ Michael Rice "Bigger than us"
17. Iceland ~ Hatari "Hatrið mun sigra"
18. Estonia ~ Victor Crone "Storm"
19. Belarus ~ ZENA "Like It"
20. Azerbaijan ~ Chingiz "Truth"
21. France ~ Bilal Hassani "Roi"
22. Italy ~ Mahmood "Soldi"
23. Serbia ~ Nevena Božović "Kruna" (Круна)
24. Switzerland ~ Luca Hänni "She Got Me"
25. Australia ~ Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity"
26. Spain ~ Miki "La Venda"

Good luck! May the best song win!
#yourovision19
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Ted Hembach

TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

1 week ago
Hello Yourope,

this is Vulcan calling! It was very hard to make a logical guess on who will place where in the Grand Final, but finally I've come to a conclusion. First let me say that there were wonderful shows and stunning events that I've much enjoyed, in an unemotional way of course. It is great to be a part of an amazing community and I feel very honored to serve in the Stonewall Fleet. Thank you all, and that said, here are my votes:

1. Italy ~ Mahmood "Soldi"
2. Australia ~ Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity"
3. Norway ~ KEiiNO "Spirit in the Sky"
4. Malta ~ Michela "Chameleon"
5. San Marino ~ Serhat "Say Na Na Na"
6. Russia ~ Sergey Lazarev "Scream"
7. Netherlands ~ Duncan Laurence "Arcade"
8. Sweden ~ John Lundvik "Too Late for Love"
9. North Macedonia ~ Tamara Todevska "Proud"
10. Czech Republic ~ Lake Malawi "Friend of a Friend"
11. Belarus ~ ZENA "Like It"
12. Cyprus ~ Tamta "Replay"
13. Azerbaijan ~ Chingiz "Truth"
14. Greece ~ Katerine Duska "Better Love"
15. Estonia ~ Victor Crone "Storm"
16. Serbia ~ Nevena Božović "Kruna" (Круна)
17. Denmark ~ Leonora "Love Is Forever"
18. Israel ~ Kobi Marimi "Home"
19. France ~ Bilal Hassani "Roi"
20. United Kingdom ~ Michael Rice "Bigger than us"
21. Iceland ~ Hatari "Hatrið mun sigra"
22. Switzerland ~ Luca Hänni "She Got Me"
23. Spain ~ Miki "La Venda"
24. Albania ~ Jonida Maliqi "Ktheju tokës"
25. Slovenia ~ Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl "Sebi"
26. Germany ~ S!sters "Sister"

I place my bets on the red marked ones, including one loser bet. I've posted the rest in the interest of completeness. Live long and prosper.

#yourovision19
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Edited 1 week ago by TLara

Yourovision 2019 Heavy Betting Game

1 week ago
Hey folks, this is planet Anarchi-A calling, we are fascinated by this Eurovision Song Contest Thing!
And before I come to my guesses I wanna say I find it incredibly hard to predict this year. So many variables in play with who's gonna score saturday night! Hackers? Children? Fans? Turks? Grandmas?

I'm just pretty sure we're in for surprises. I don't know. Europe is strange these days, you never know. So I'm just going for some wild guesses and I'm gonna leave out Russia and Azerbaijan completely. I think they're gonna score somewhere in Top 10 but I just can't tell where. Similar for France, soooo hard to say what's probably gonna happen. Will these three get lost because their songs are not strong, or will they get carried by interest votes who don't actually have anything to do with the song? All three good singers with a not-so-strong song and stagings that have a risk of reaching too small parts of the audience, missing the mass you need to place really high. Hard to say here what bloc-voting will be able to do! So I decided to leave these three out.

Now here are my bets:

Loser Bet    for    Germany
    because they aren't even sisters, their staging is not so good and one of them is off-key sometimes.

Loser Bet    for    Slovenia
    because they told everyone they don't want to be there. Give your spot to people who'd love that chance, then!

14th place    for     Israel
    Betting odds see Kobi at the end BUT I think the host nation will collect a few votes everywhere.

7th place    for    Macedonia
    Love this song. Would like to see it higher up but 7th would still be Macedonias best, so go Tamara!

6th place    for    Netherlands
    I call this 'Occidentalis Karma Effect' when everyone is sure one artist will win and then too little people call.

4th place    for     Malta
    Yalala! Colours and beat and freshness. Last year loved Fuego, I think this might be this years fire.

3rd place    for    Italy
    It's my favourite song BUT traditionally juries don't give much to Italy and he can't win against them.

2nd place    for    Norway
    The semi audience loved it most, good Eurobeat with special Joik and a message, don't count them out!

Winner Bet    for     Italy
    because Soldi is my favourite. I would just love to see this win but I fear for him with the Juries.

Winner Bet    for    Australia
    So uplifting! ESC might go down under if Juries, pseudo-classic lovers and acrobatics-fans add up.

Winner Bet    for     San Marino
    No, just kidding. Not enough turks in the world to pull that off. But it's gonna be San Marinos best result!

    Aaaaaaaaand I really wanted a reason to end this post with my new motto:
   
    Keep calm, don't panic and Say Na Na Na!

punk out.
#yourovision19
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