On March 21 Bulgaria’s Poli Genova released “If Love Was A Crime”, meaning that we finally know the complete line-up for the second semi-final of Eurovision 2016. This semi is far more open than the first, but the bookies seem to be backing Australia’s Dami Im. The country debuted in the top five last year — can the X Factor winner take them even higher?

After a string of poor results, Ireland will be hoping that ex-Westlife singer Nicky Byrne can get them back on track. He’s proven popular online, consistently topping our polls, but will that transfer to actual votes on the night? Ukraine returns from its year long hiatus with the emotionally charged 1944 from Jamala and they must surely have yet another top ten spot in their sights. And Poli Genova isn’t the only Eurovision returnee in the bunch. Donny Montell is taking another shot at glory for Lithuania, while Kaliopi will be aiming to better the record she set for FYR Macedonia in 2012. Contestants from Latvia, Norway and beyond will do their best to outshine all of them.

Precisely who will qualify is anyone’s guess. But who do you want to see make it? You can listen to each of this year’s second semi-final contestants below (or by visiting our Contestants Page). Then vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count.

This poll closes on 11 May at midnight, just ahead of the second semi-final on 12 May. It’s up to you, Europe. Start voting now!

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Eva
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LITHUANIA is the best! Good luck!

Anulak
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@ Giorgio you act like a child inserted into hot water everyone has the right to vote as he wants and you baby nothing to it Would I began to write about the bad song from your country ? how would you feel with this ? at this moment it is you ‘re acting like a troll grow up to express their opinion bye bye

Margaret
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Hovi Star! I don’t know why he is so underestimated in this poll! His voice and song are beautiful <3

Premsl
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Who vote for Nicky from Irealand? Sorry, but it’s weak song and first place in poll is too much.

Kaz
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I’m surprised that Belarus is doing so badly on this poll, coz I really like it.

But anyway, my five faves for Semi Final 2 (in no particular order) –

Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Israel
Poland

Greetings from Australia

Heike
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My top 5:
1. Belarus
2. Russia
3. Poland
4. Ukraine
5. Australia

igal
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ABP = anything BUT Poland. Their song is particularly bad

van buyten
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1.Poland
2.Switzerland
3. Ireland
4. Albania
5. Macedonia
6 Denmark
7. Slovenia
8. Serbia
9. Romania
10.Norway

Sergey L
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oh dear…. it’s quite disturbing to read some of the comments on here but still understandable that people will always choose to support their own representative. anyway, surprised to see Switzerland being placed any higher than 14-19, unless of course playback is going to be allowed like in Estonia’s case a few years back. Bless this gorgeous lady…. hope she has invested in some coaching and we may as well be in for a shocking surprise in May. When it comes to Israel, unfortunately I just can’t see them qualify. Let’s just leave it at that. Although it’s a really… Read more »
Ben Rafter
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20 mins ago Romania were 15th. Now they’re 10th. I’m suspicious….

Eurovision song contest 2016
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My the best top 3
1.Poland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjup9PJ25LM
2.Ukraine
3.Azerbaijan

ADmir
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My prediction for the second semi-final http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6VFHNFiuc

Whiteness
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz7LqR4azxI Look, That is why he will win it.

Whiteness
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz7LqR4azxI Look, That is why he will win.

Semi Final 2
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My Qualifiers – Semi Final 2: (Random Order) The First Qualifier is — Ukraine (Score 7.5/10) *Thoughts* Fair My Vote = Yes The Second Qualifier is — Lithuania (Score 7/10) *Thoughts* Underrated My Vote = No The Third Qualifier is — Bulgaria (Score 9/10) *Thoughts* Fair My Vote = Yes The Fourth Qualifier is — Australia (Score 9/10) *Thoughts* Fair My Vote = Yes The Fifth Qualifier is — Ireland (Score 8.5/10) *Thoughts* Underrated My Vote = Yes The Sixth Qualifier is — Denmark (Score 8.5/10) *Thoughts* Underrated My Vote = Yes The Seventh Qualifier is — Poland (Score 7/10)… Read more »
Ralph
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Michal Szpak (POLAND)

His cover of “Dream On”- Aerosmith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNtsJT2HC6c

Amanda Cruse
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POLAND WILL BE THE WINNER !!!

Pablo
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@Giorgio
Shut up, you are a hater,.

WoWo
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I bet that “Giorgio” is a jealous Margaret;s fan . Too much spam from him:)

Mikk
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Top 3 for this semi final
1. SERBIA !
2. FYR Macedonia
3. Romania

Maxime
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I’m French and really, really love Polish song this year, I’ll vote for it. 🙂

Whiteness
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Oh, come on, guys ;D
Micha? has amazing voice, he is really good.
Just watch this before you comment. His cover of “Dream On”- Aerosmith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNtsJT2HC6c

Ann and Mark
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POLAND NR 1.

Katarzyna
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Hahaha! You made mi laugh! Poland bought voices??? Wtf? It sounds such stupid. Micha? is a poor man who doesn’t thief of voices. He has very good voice and an image. That’s all ! Be honest. You don’t like Poland and you’ve trouble with it :(.

Siki
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Also, when you start claiming that someone is the best voice in the competition, you better make sure you thoroughly checked all other candidates. I’m looking at you DamiArmy. I agree that she’s amazing, but I doubt it you backed your statement with any research about other candidates.

Siki
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If people vote for Poland, then Poland is popular. I love the Polish song. Just because I didn’t make a youtube top 43, doesn’t mean I don’t exist, and that I can’t vote. Polls and voting are a chance for us silent ones to express our tastes.

Julian
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Well, we’ll have to see what remains of these songs when they are performed live. The wrong dress can make the whole thing look stupid. Winner of this semi-final is either Bulgaria or Australia, I think. Both are catchy songs from artists who know what to do with an audience. Poland and Romania won’t qualify I’m afraid, because of poor English pronunciation. Ukraine has the same problem, but with such an epic song I forgive her. My top 10: Bulgaria, Australia, Ukraine, Serbia, Macedonia, Belarus, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Albania. No Poland, no Israel and no Latvia (I get the creeps… Read more »
Stephanie
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The one country I believe is a lock is Australia, mostly because it’s a strong song and Dami sings the hell out of it – her live vocals as I’ve seen in her X Factor performance videos are amazing. I would love to see Switzerland qualify, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Rykka hits her peak at the right time. I sense trouble for Ireland if Nicky can’t deliver live, and I seriously think Kaliopi’s song this year isn’t as strong as her 2012 entry which was mind-blowing. Serbia, Ukraine and Denmark could go either way depending on their… Read more »
Victoria
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Hello there! To Giorgio and others who say that Poland is buying votes. Are you guys kidding me? lol And I am pretty offended by calling me a troll. Who the fudge (pardon my French) are you to call me or others voting for Poland’s song trolls? I would like an apology. OK? Cheers.

Em
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I would be so freakin interested to see the statistics. Polish and Irish people again voted for themselves. real top-1)Australia,2)Latvia,3)Bulgaria…

Laila Fan
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No one seriously believes Poland is this popular. It’s a borderline qualifier at best. Good try though trolls.

Yudhistira Mahasena
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1. Norway
2. Ireland
3. Latvia
4. Australia
5. Israel
6. Romania
7. Ukraine
8. Bulgaria
9. F.Y.R. Macedonia
10. Serbia
11. Poland
12. Lithuania
13. Switzerland
14. Belarus
15. Albania
16. Slovenia
17. Belgium
18. Georgia
19. Denmark

Xeph
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Wow this semi is 10x weaker than the first one.. Not a single song that I care about.

David Who
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There’s a lot of love for Michal Szpak out there. I too think his voice is amazing, so i understand. 🙂

Laila Fan
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Wiwibloggs, you need to change your system if you want your results to have any credibility. It’s clear with the result here and in the comments that you’re being trolled.

Miki
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No offense to all of you who voted for Poland (let`s say these are genuine votes, although I have my doubts), but the Polish song is really bad.

My votes go to

1. Latvia,
2. Australia,
3.Norway,
4. Macedonia,
5. Georgia.

I don`t really care about the other songs.

Beata
Guest

Giorgio! Smile, don’t be so bitter. This year Polish people simply like very much the song they have chosen for the ESC and if they have the need to express it, so what is the problem? Everybody has it’s one ears and brain. I am Polish and I like the song of Micha? Szpak, but my favourite one is the Greek song. I doubt that Micha? Szpak would even have enough money to pay so many people. He is not rich, he is not even very famous in Poland and he is at the begining of his career.

Maria
Guest

Giorgo, yes I really wished to work for Szpak, but as you see I have a site, yes you can check it, a blog and unfortunettly I worked there. I am a real voters as many of us. And pitty of you, we are not a robots, we just love the most awesome guy here, which of course is Michal Szpak.

Hell yeah!
Guest

Don’t complain giorgio! Better try vote for your favorite song… It is very simply. Come on! And don’t be so rude 🙂

Giorgio
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Poland needs to be disqualified from this contest. First Szpak bought over 1.5 million YouTube views from South-East Asia, now he’s rigging online polls and making fake accounts on blogs to promote his flop song… #DISQUALIFYPOLAND

Giorgio
Guest

Omg @ Szpak’s team making fake accounts on here to post his YouTube links! He’s so pathetic haha! Trash.

Jill
Guest

Please guys! Not Ukraine, any Latvia – them songs are awful in this year.
In my head is one of the best very beautiful lyrics ballad from PL by Michael Szpuck, I totally fall in love in that super guy…so sexy and very profesional singer (y). Damn! He made show in my heart…head <3…amazing man!
Ok it's time for next places:
I give 2 for Denmark
3 to Norway
4 for France
5 …is flying to Australia

Giorgio
Guest

Those votes for Poland must be troll votes.

lena
Guest

POLAND- I love this man’s voice..The best for me in this year . this strong voice can crush rocks. Wonderful song.

James
Guest

I think the top 7 should be: Latvia, Poland, Norway, Australia, Georgia, Bulgaria and Ireland. Don’t care about 8 and next

Martha
Guest

First place for Szpak, really good voice and pure message: black or white. So important in these difficult times :/. Just hear him in others songs for ex. ‘ Such is Life’- this strong voice can crush rocks and…bad hearts. And ‘Real Hero’. Wonderful song!
Second place for Norway – well done!
Third is for Georgia- surprised 🙂

Isaac
Guest

Australia, Latvia, Poland !!!

nemesis
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You have to check this, guys. His voice will crush your asses, I promise!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEd7QLcMbUw

First place POLAND and MICHA? SZPAK! 🙂