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TEKO 2018: Group 15 Results


teko-2018 logo-icon-sizeTEKO 2018 – Voting in group 15 is closed! See the results of the group with Azerbaijan and Spain!

After three days, people cast 105 votes in our poll! Remind yourself of the entries:

Azerbaijan AZERBAIJAN X My Heart – Aisel

Spain SPAIN Tu canción – Alfred & Amaia

Without further ado, the winner is:


AZERBAIJAN!!!

“X My Heart” was composed by Tim Bran and Dimitri Kontopolous, with lyrics by Sandra Bjurman. After being internally selected by Azeri broadcaster İctimai TV, it will be performed by Aisel in Lisbon! The percentages of the results are listed below.

1st place: Azerbaijan – 65 votes (62%)

2nd place: Spain – 40 votes (38%)


This means that Azerbaijan has moved onto the duel stages and that Spain has been eliminated from TEKO 2018. Come back tomorrow for the results of the final group, group 16!

113 comments on “TEKO 2018: Group 15 Results

  1. That is a bit of a surprise, at least to me.

  2. It seems like people were craving for something salty

  3. Spain just got a smashing 7.69 in wiwibloggs and is currently leading their ranking.
    OK, these guys are from a totally different universe. They even believe it might win…

    • I enjoyed watching Chris’ face while William was talking …

    • LOL.This is ridiculous.Greece got a 6,94 and a lot of bashing from one of the bloggers.

      • Well tastes differ. I kind of thing that the song is lacking too but it does speak to my heart :)

      • I don’t mind that. When they like something it’s usually the kiss of death. I wouldn’t have Spain that high, but I wouldn’t have France very high either as most people do even though it’s hardly that much better.

        • France is not in my top10😁,Spain is not in top20

        • I’d put Spain very low given it’s just an average ballad with a rather weak live performance.Lithuania and Germany are much better ballads,imo.The ridiculous part of my comment was referring to Spain’s first place on their list and not the fact they gave Greece a 6,94.France on the other hand is the song OGAE and INFE guys love this year for their own reasons.I can’t exactly explain it.

          • A lot can explain it in my opinion. Eurofans’ general francophilia, excitement about their first national final, a song that’s catchy even to non-french speakers, the subject matter, the couple’s chic hipster coolness and France’s “soft power” status in the world ATM. However I don’t think that singing about a baby is less mushy sentimentalist than two turtle doves singing about being in love. So for me, the basic approach is the same. And Spain does have moments in its composition that frankly I don’t see in Lithuania for instance.

        • Which means now what we already know then aka Israel won’t get anywhere close to victory ? They loved it (as expected).

  4. As artist Aisel must the biggest lost opportunities this year. X My Heart is the easily the blandest and most generic song on offer this year. It’s so generic that you really can’t even get into hating it.

  5. https://youtu.be/msSc7Mv0QHY, and here the wiiner for the next year maybe, ????masterpiece , lol

  6. INFE FRA

    12 BLR
    10 EST
    08 GBR LOL
    07 AZE :))
    06 DNK
    05 ISR
    04 ALB
    03 FYR
    02 AUS
    01 POL :)

  7. Btw, PB’s voting for the best Portuguese ESC song is still on. We have a final with 16 songs:

    http://blog.prinz.de/grand-prix/prinz-portuguese-open-teil-9-das-musikalische-finale-mit-16-beitraegen/#comments

    • Can we still vote tomorrow? I want to vote. Can’t believe people are almost all voting for the awful senhora do mar. How can that be possible?

      • PJ, it’s time to just teko that poll! 😃

      • LOL I guess you can. :)

        • “Hier nochmal der neue Abgabeschluss: Dienstag, der 17. April 2018 um 20.00 Uhr”
          Does this mean the voting is closed? :(

          • Yes 1996 won.

            • Meh…
              Here’s my Top10 (from those 16 entries):

              1966: Madalena Iglésias – Ele e ela (Platz 13) 2 points
              1969: Simone de Oliveira – Desfolhada Portuguesa (Platz 15) 6 points
              1972: Carlos Mendes – A festa da vida (Platz 7): 12 points
              1974: Paulo de Carvalho – E depois do adeus (Platz 14): 8 points
              1981: Carlos Paião – Play-back (Rang 18)
              1984: Maria Guinot – Silêncio e tanta gente (Rang 11) 3 points
              1989: Da Vinci – Conquistador (Platz 16)
              1991: Dulce Pontes – Lusitana paixão (Platz 8)
              1994: Sara Tavares – Chamar a música (Platz 8) 5 points
              1996: Lúcia Moniz – O meu coração não tem cor (Platz 6) 4 points
              1998: Alma Lusa – Se eu te pudesse abraçar (Platz 12) 7 points
              2003: Rita Guerra – Deixa-me sonhar (Só mais uma vez) (Rang 22)
              2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora do mar (Negras águas) (Finale Rang 13)
              2009: Flor-de-Lis – Todas as ruas do amor (Finale Rang 15) 1 point
              2012: Filipa Sousa – Vida minha (Semi Rang 13) (never heard, didn’t even know there was a song with that title))
              2017: Salvador Sobral – Amar pelos dois (Finale Rang 1): 10 points

            • I think that you are being too harsh. 😀

  8. OGAE Germany has published a tribute to Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen. :)

  9. Off-Topic: I updated the group 16 post with the percentages and rankings of all the runners-up. https://eurovisiontimes.wordpress.com/2018/04/16/teko-2018-vote-in-group-16/

  10. 🇫🇮 And now Debs are coming to Lisbon as part of delegation. UMK producer Asko Autio is happy that they found solution and apologies his comments that this whole thing was caused by Ms. Aalto’s management.
    It’s not a happy house, that delegation 😃 🇫🇮

  11. 2nd preview show in Iceland:
    Finland – Saara Aalto – Monsters (10, 7, 10, 8) – 35 points
    Bulgaria – Equinox – Bones (8, 10, 10, 3) – 31 points
    Cyprus – Eleni Foureria – Fuego (8, 6, 8, 7) – 29 points
    Greece – Yianna Terzi – Oniro mou (6, 8, 7, 7) – 28 points
    Ireland – Ryan O’Shaugnessy – Together (7, 8, 6, 6) – 27 points
    Switzerland – Zibbz – Stones (7, 6, 7, 6) – 26 points
    Armenia – Sevak Khanagyan – Qami (7, 5, 7, 3) – 22 points
    Macedonia – Eye Cue – Lost and found (4, 3, 3, 7) – 17 points
    Croatia – Franka – Crazy (2, 3, 4, 5) – 14 points

    • Very predictable results; these experts seem to be heavily influneced by the odds and the bubble’s frame of mind. They are as diverse as the ESC jurors are, which means that there is little diversity among them.

    • Makes sense imo and it gives us an idea about juries voting in May.
      Croatia and FYROM are too daring and out of the box for the average jury member to appreciate.
      Armenia and Switzerland are too basic in their own genre.
      Ireland and Greece could appeal in certain regions only
      Cyprus has Bjorkman on their side. Bulgaria is desperate enough
      And Finland, well probably they haven’t watched her live in Iceland :P

      • I don’t think Ireland and Greece are comparable but i also don’t think Greece is a song the juries will support.It’s evident from the Eurojury votes.

      • Don’t forget that La Foureira has also Harmfjäll by her side 😃

      • Croatia has melody that’s used so many times before it could be labelled as trad. If they had credited trad. that would have been quite out of the box. No need to ask him/her part of delegation either 😃
        Fyrom is mostly a style experimentation which as such is interesting of course, as listening experience not so much. It looks better on paper than recorded, I think.

      • Croatia is daring?lol.I consider it so predictable and heart-it-all-before.

      • croatia is like listening to Alicia Keys from Lidl…

      • I disagree on the fact you say juries won’t appreciate out of the box entries.

        Italy 2011 won the jury vote. Albania 2012 got 3rd in the jury vote. Latvia 2015 got 2nd in the jury vote. Portugal 2017 won the jury vote. Could go on and on haha. Although they have favoured modern, static and sometimes generic entries, the juries have a willingness to vote for daring entries as well, as long as it ticks off their vocal boxes.

        • I think no matter how good songs both Italy 2011 and Portugal 2017 are(i don’t really like Italy)they are very obvious jury pets and not really daring choices.I believe witty humorous songs are often overlooked because they are not consodered serious enough.

        • I agree but those examples you mention are just the exceptions. For every PRT 17 they’ve favored, there’s also a BGR, AUS, SWE, NLD, NOR, UK and AUT 17 they’ve favored too :P

          • I mean, those were just a few examples. If I did more research I could find more. Two more off the top of my head are Estonia 10 and Israel 12 both qualifying with the juries.

            I understand the general angst with juries, I have problems with them too. But if there’s problems with the jury, there’s problem with the televote too. In the end, those problems seem to cancel each other out for the most part 😛

            • Problem with juries begins the moment they are advised to vote based on charts-potential criteria (That puts down anything not in English, or genre-daring). I agree that televoting is not flawless either

            • I agree. I have sit through the dark ages of Eurovision (2004-2008) and does not wish to live another era like this. Anyone calling for the end of juries will not get me on their side. On the other hand, the juries have their flaws which can be more easily corrected (more juries, more diverse in their music background, different agenda or list of things to reward from the EBU, etc)

            • Yeah agreed completely. I think the 2 major changes that need to happen to the contest are: 10 members in each jury, and a return to random running orders. Everything else present is good with me. Plus, I don’t know what kind of rules you can put in place to reduce the problems in the televote (diaspora and neighbourly voting, which isn’t that big a deal as some people make it out to be imo) that haven’t already been done.

      • What is out of the box about a dated RnB and a prime example of bad song craftsmanship ? And what exactly is “desperate” about showing enough interest in the contest to actually bother to work on it ? I thought this is what we wanted for the contest..or not. I don’t even know what an Israel-supporting, Sennek-bashing bubble wants anymore. Not a song contest it’s obvious to me.

    • It’s interesting to see how Sweden will do in these Nordic previews.

  12. Eurojury 2018 votes after 16 juries have voted:

    Israel – Netta Barzilai – Toy – 139 points
    Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie to Me – 91 points
    Sweden – Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off – 75 points
    Australia – Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love – 65 points
    Bulgaria – Equinox – Bones – 65 points
    Austria – Cesar Sampson – Nobody But You – 54 points
    Belgium – Sennek – A Matter of Time – 53 points
    Switzerland – Zibbz – Stones – 48 points
    Belarus – Alekseev – Forever – 47 points
    Norway – Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song – 43 points

  13. Off to Frankfurt again …

  14. Po reveals his ranking for semi 1 in a quite dramatic way :P

  15. 2 weeks before the rehearsals it seems like the esc bubble has settled to a very unanimous top 10 all over the net. How many of them will trouble the scoreboard in Lisbon? Remains to be seen…
    But which entries are those? Take a look :

    ISR
    FRA
    BGR
    BEL
    EST
    CZE
    CYP
    GRC
    FIN
    ITA

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