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post Mar 15 2015, 11:01 PM
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So now NF season is all wrapped up and we pretty much know how all of the entries this year sound (either based on the actual songs or how they've been described) iwe can now move on to the next stage of eurofan speculation, the running order! In a change from the last few years, this is less of a 'predict what the order will be' and more of a 'if it was solely up to you, how would you order the songs?' thread.

A reminder of the Semi Final line ups and divided into the first and second halves:

Semi One
Armenia
Belgium
Estonia
Finland
Greece
Macedonia
Moldova
Netherlands
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Albania
Belarus
Denmark
Georgia
Hungary
Romania
Russia
Serbia

Semi Two
Czech Republic
Ireland
Lithuania
Malta
Montenegro
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
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Azerbaijan
Cyprus
Iceland
Israel
Latvia
Poland
Slovenia
Sweden
Switzerland

So, put simply, in what order would you put this 158,000 ballads we have this year? Feel free to go into as much depth as you want to justify what you would put where. Whoever gets the order closest to what it ends up being gets a lick of Mans Zelmerlow (or if it's one of those dirty str8s idk, replace with whoever the most attractive female of this year's eurovision is).
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post Mar 15 2015, 11:23 PM
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QUOTE(LexC @ Mar 15 2015, 11:01 PM) *
(or if it's one of those dirty str8s idk, replace with whoever the most attractive female of this year's eurovision is)


I hold that it's Leonor. Although there are a lot of attractive girls this year, what with all these male/female duets pushing up the numbers for both genders.

That's beside the point of this thread though. I will comment/predict whatever shortly.
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post Mar 16 2015, 12:21 AM
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Semi One
01 Belgium
02 Macedonia
03 Netherlands
04 Estonia
05 Moldova
06 Armenia
07 Greece
08 Finland
09 Denmark
10 Albania
11 Georgia
12 Romania
13 Serbia
14 Belarus
15 Hungary
16 Russia

Wow, semi 1 has a lot of uptempos in the first half. Hard to pick which they'd go for as the starter, but I'd go for Belgium or possibly Moldova, won't be Finland as I can imagine them saving that for later in the show as I'm sure it'll get a bit of hype. For similar reasons Armenia might well be later on. Macedonia seem a likely country to stick in 2nd place.
Russia (I haven't heard it) should be later on but I'm not sure if they'd give them the honour of closing the show, but then Hungary seems like a weak closer too and the others I'd all put on earlier.

Semi Two
01 Malta
02 San Marino
03 Portugal
04 Lithuania
05 Norway
06 Montenegro
07 Czech Republic
08 Ireland
09 Slovenia
10 Cyprus
11 Latvia
12 Azerbaijan
13 Switzerland
14 Israel
15 Iceland
16 Poland
17 Sweden

I am feeling Israel or Sweden closing the thing with a bang, put the other one a couple of songs before. That's possibly a weak start but I'm preferring Czech Republic/Ireland on later for reasons. It would be awful to put San Marino in second place but I feel like it's the sort of act (again, haven't heard it yet) that would be just shoved on second before we get on with the rest.
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post Mar 16 2015, 12:45 AM
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These are mine

Semi One
01 Netherlands
02 Macedonia
03 Moldova
04 Greece
05 Belgium
06 Armenia
07 Finland
08 Estonia
09 Serbia
10 Russia
11 Belarus
12 Romania
13 Denmark
14 Albania
15 Hungary
16 Georgia

Netherlands seems like a good opener to me in that it's perky, catchy and a safe "settling in" song. From there on it's pretty much alternating between uptempos and ballads with Finland and Estonia as the big press interest and favourites being kept as late as possible. Georgia I feel is the most 'going out with a bang' entry so I'd have that close the show.

Semi Two
01 Malta
02 San Marino
03 Norway
04 Lithuania
05 Montenegro
06 Ireland
07 Czech Republic
08 Portugal
09 Israel
10 Poland
11 Latvia
12 Iceland
13 Switzerland
14 Azerbaijan
15 Slovenia
16 Cyprus
17 Sweden

Jesus that top half is hard to order. Normally I'd put Lithuania at the top but I think it needs to be held back to break up all the balladry and Malta works as an opener I think. For the rest of the first half it's basically alternating between 'nice' and 'dramatic' and then Israel straight after to inject energy back into the proceedings. Sweden therefore is the only sensible closer left so run into that with the most simple/stripped back ballad (Cyprus) and put Slovenia before that as a strong quirky pop song.
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post Mar 16 2015, 02:23 PM
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Austria have drawn #14 for the grand final.
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post Mar 17 2015, 07:58 PM
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Fun fact.

TEN artists whose name starts with an M (they are always credited first too if it's a duet (FOUR of those)) participate in the Semi 2. INSANITY I TELLS YA
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post Mar 18 2015, 03:29 AM
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God semi 2 is going to be a bloodbath. I can see a few great songs missing out. The quality is very high this year and i hope countries like Greece don't still get through even when their song doesn't deserve to.

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post Mar 20 2015, 09:28 PM
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Semi 1
01. The Netherlands
02. Macedonia
03. Moldova
04. Greece
05. Finland
06. Belgium
07. Armenia
08. Estonia
09. Belarus
10. Romania
11. Albania
12. Denmark
13. Hungary
14. Serbia
15. Russia
16. Georgia

Semi 2
01. Malta
02. Czech Republic
03. Ireland
04. Portugal
05. San Marino
06. Montenegro
07. Lithuania
08. Norway
09. Israel
10. Poland
11. Iceland
12. Cyprus
13. Switzerland
14. Slovenia
15. Latvia
16. Azerbaijan
17. Sweden

I like the idea of semi 1 closing and semi 2 opening with the 'Warrior' songs.
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post Mar 22 2015, 08:00 PM
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I would order them as follows:

Semi Final One

01 Belgium
02 Greece
03 Moldova
04 Armenia
05 Finland
06 Estonia
07 F.Y.R. Macedonia
08 The Netherlands
09 Romania
10 Georgia
11 Hungary
12 Belarus
13 Albania
14 Denmark
15 Serbia
16 Russia

Semi Final Two

01 Lithuania
02 Ireland
03 San Marino
04 Malta
05 Czech Republic
06 Montenegro
07 Norway
08 Portugal
09 Israel
10 Poland
11 Slovenia
12 Latvia
13 Iceland
14 Cyprus
15 Switzerland
16 Azerbaijan
17 Sweden
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post Mar 23 2015, 01:08 PM
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The running order of the semis have been revealed!

Semi-Final 1

01. Moldova
02. Armenia
03. Belgium
04. The Netherlands
05. Finland
06. Greece
07. Estonia
08. FYR Macedonia
09. Serbia
10. Hungary
11. Belarus
12. Russia
13. Denmark
14. Albania
15. Romania
16. Georgia

Semi-Final 2

01. Lithuania
02. Ireland
03. San Marino
04. Montenegro
05. Malta
06. Norway
07. Portugal
08. Czech Republic
09. Israel
10. Latvia
11. Azerbaijan
12. Iceland
13. Sweden
14. Switzerland
15. Cyprus
16. Slovenia
17. Poland


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post Mar 23 2015, 01:08 PM
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Semi Final running orders announced: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=runn...finals_revealed
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Poland as a closer though? I do not quite see that working tbh oops. Mans or Elnur would've worked SO much better but I guess they didn't want to increase chances of either of those winning haha
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post Mar 23 2015, 01:14 PM
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Yay Armenia and Ireland in the death slots (now watch Armenia still qualify comfortably).

Poland seems like an odd choice of closer, if they qualify at the expense of someone like Latvia or Montenegro then I will not be happy.
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Looks like Ireland is doomed
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post Mar 23 2015, 01:19 PM
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omg just noticed Golden Boy coming on after a Czech snoozefest

OH YES *.*

Loic though. Ugh. Let's hope he'll still pull a Dino!
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post Mar 23 2015, 01:37 PM
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YESSSSSSSSSS they haven't fucked over Macedonia wub.gif
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post Mar 23 2015, 04:05 PM
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Initial thoughts are that Poland is an unexpected closer yet makes sense when you think about it, that should now sail through. Ireland will need a miracle to qualify from 2nd. The Netherlands are looking like big strugglers now, between the modern and quirky Belgium and the obviously memorable Finland.

Latvia and Belgium are screaming fan favourites that struggle, although they did before the draw - but 10th and 3rd respectively are 2 of the worst draws they could have had, especially Latvia being sandwiched between party track Israel and potential big moment Azerbaijan.

Nice to see the Nordics not given an easy ride compared to the last couple of years, Denmark in particular could struggle considering they are after the commercial break - Sweden will of course be fine in the other semi.

Romania will definitely be able to keep their 100% qualification record now, although I did think they would wherever they performed. Greece are less convincing coming on after the commercial break and also after Finland, but I can still see them getting a high jury vote and the televote will have to be shocking low - however Dilara nearly failed last year in similar circumstances so you never know.

Still not convinced Albania will qualify but at least that draw gives them the best chance possible. Likewise Slovenia should now avoid any chance of being a surprise failure.
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post Mar 23 2015, 09:31 PM
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Not really happy with Belgium, Netherlands, Latvia or Lithuania's placements for the chance at success. Poland shouldn't be last as it's a boreathon. Also I would have stuck Sweden on first as it'll go through regardless.
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it's all about sLOVEnia this year for me!
oh and good for Kajmakoski performing right at the middle in semi 1...maybe he'll just sneak into the final...maybe!
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QUOTE(Jack89 @ Mar 23 2015, 09:31 PM) *
Not really happy with Belgium, Netherlands, Latvia or Lithuania's placements for the chance at success. Poland shouldn't be last as it's a boreathon. Also I would have stuck Sweden on first as it'll go through regardless.


I hate to interrupt your 58,000th post of nothing but winging that contributes nothing BUT:

A - Going on first is one of the best running order positions

B - Sweden couldn't have gone first because they were drawn into the second half
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