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Grand Final Jury Performances Live Blog

Grand Final Jury Performances:

Israel: Imri seems more relaxed today than earlier. Vocals mostly fine.

Poland: Kasia holding the last note especially long today to leave a mark with the juries.

Belarus: NAVI as before, energetic and good chemistry.

Austria: Nathan gives good camera for juries. And vocals better than Wednesday.

Armenia: Artsvik sells 'Fly With Me' as she always does: Excellent!

The Netherlands: OG3NE should be very happy with their jury performance. The Dutch journalists in the press centre are too.

Grand Final Running Order Revealed

The running order of the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest:
1. Israel
2. Poland
3. Belarus
4. Austria
5. Armenia
6. The Netherlands
7. Moldova
8. Hungary
9. Italy
10. Denmark
11. Portugal
12. Azerbaijan
13. Croatia
14. Australia
15. Greece
16. Spain
17. Norway
18. United Kingdom
19. Cyprus
20. Romania
21. Germany
22. Ukraine
23. Belgium
24. Sweden
25. Bulgaria
26. France

Bookmaker Odds Prediction for Semi Final 2

According to the betting markets these 10 are the qualifiers from Semi Final 2. On Tuesday they were wrong on Finland, so keep in mind they don't always get things right.

Austria
Romania
Hungary
Netherlands
Denmark
Norway
Belarus
Bulgaria
Estonia
Israel

Jury Rehearsal Semi-Final 2 - Live Blog

This is the live blog for the Jury Rehearsal of Semi Final 1 on which juries will give their scores.
The blog will be updated throughout the show.

Serbia: Tijana with a dramatic and vocally solid effort.

Austria: Nathan plays it safe and pulls out of the big note. Charming performance.

FYROM: Jana with a very fierce and flirty performance for juries. Vocally sound.

Malta: Claudia shows passion and the best vocals so far.

Romania: Alex' voice got a little wobbly after riding the cannon. Ilinca's vocals and yodeling strong throughout.

Bookmaker Odds Prediction for Semi Final 1

The bookmakers' odds have been moving all week and now that the first semi final is near let's have a look at what the betting markets predict for Semi Final 1 Qualifiers:

Armenia
Portugal
Sweden
Azerbaijan
Greece
Australia
Finland
Moldova
Belgium
Cyprus

See the graph for predicted probablities.

Semi Final 1 Qualifier Wishlist

Sweden
Australia
Belgium
Finland
Azerbaijan
Portugal
Poland
Armenia
Slovenia
Latvia

Jury Rehearsal Semi-Final 1 - Live Blog

This is the live blog for the Jury Rehearsal of Semi Final 1 on which juries will give their scores.
The blog will be updated throughout the show.

Sweden: Robin sounds better than he has all week. Choreography as slick as usual.

Georgia: Tamara can be very happy with that performance. Flawless vocals, big voice.

Australia: Isaiah with mostly fine vocals, maneuvered himself in trouble with ad-libbing at one point, but recovered quickly.

Albania: Lindita held the long note with ease. Overall solid performance.

France Second Rehearsal

Alma is in better form today than for France's first rehearsal, but the staging is still vertigo-inducing, nauseating even.
Requiem is a modern sounding french pop song, but the staging seems very arbitrary to me.
I feel like last year, just a bit more creativity with concept would have helped to do really well on the scoreboard.
At the moment I do not see France aiming for a top10 finish, but I'm keeping open-minded to the idea IF Alma can really carry it alone with an outstanding performance we haven't seen from her so far.

United Kingdom Second Rehearsal

The UK's staging of golden stars is really effective.
Lots of gold, even Lucie's dress is golden today. Would have been better to have some element of contrast in there perhaps, but it still works very well on screens.
Lucie pulled out of one note in the first run, but gave a very strong and passionate performance on the second run.
And her acting skills certainly help with providing the drama.

Germany Second Rehearsal

Germany probably have the best opening shot in the competition, unfortunately the staging doesn't build a lot from there.
But this has improved from German NF on so many levels.
Levina gives much better camera, vocals still could be a little better though.
But the overall feel of the entry is uplifting and cool, even though the song is not.
In contrast to Desiree I have the opinion that the outfit is pretty much perfect. Many delegations tried to go for sci-fi inspired costumes. Most of them failed, Germany did not.

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