In his song he sings “We don’t have a thing to lose” and this poll is another thing he won’t be losing. Kristian Kostov from Bulgaria has emerged the favourite with wiwibloggs readers to take out top spot in tonight’s semi-final.

Back on March 18 we launched a poll asking who your favourites were leading up to tonight’s semi-final. The votes came in thick and fast, with a total of 30,374 votes cast across the 18 songs competing in tonight’s show. Kristian Kostov earned your highest praise, with 12.15% of the votes. Slayage personified!

Second place in the poll goes to Jana Burceska from FYR Macedonia. She sings of dancing alone but she is not alone! In fact, 2,726 people want to dance with the sultry songstress — that’s 8.97% of the vote. Her visually appealing LED screens and her innate ability to slut-drop has all of us hollering. Yaasss!

Receiving the bronze medal in our poll is the amazing Timebelle from Switzerland. A vision in lemon curd, Miruna and co have been nailing their fantastical performance all through this Eurovision season. Y’all do not want to pull the rug from underneath Timebelle, with 2,518 votes — 8.29% of the total — going to the land of cheese, army knives and hot cocoa.

Fourth place went to Ireland‘s Brendan Murray. His hot hair balloon is taking y’all to the sky, earning him 2,467 votes (8.12%). Rounding out the top five is Danish-Australian Anja Nissen representing Denmark. 2,402 votes later, she has found where she is and that is in fifth place, with 7.91% of the vote.

POLL RESULTS: WHO SHOULD WIN SEMI-FINAL TWO OF EUROVISION 2017?

  1. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov, “Beautiful Mess” — 12.15% (3,689 votes)
  2. FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska, “Dance Alone” — 8.97% (2,726 votes)
  3. Switzerland: Timebelle, “Apollo” — 8.29% (2,518 votes)
  4. Ireland: Brendan Murray, “Dying To Try” — 8.12% (2,467 votes)
  5. Denmark: Anja Nissen, “Where I Am” — 7.91% (2,402 votes)
  6. Romania: Illinca ft. Alex Florea, “Yodel It!” — 7.66% (2,328 votes)
  7. Netherlands: OG3NE, “Lights and Shadows” — 6.1% (1,854 votes)
  8. Estonia: Koit Toome & Laura, “Verona” — 5.64% (1,714 votes)
  9. Israel: Imri Ziv, “I Feel Alive” — 5.39% (1,637 votes)
  10. Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic, “In Too Deep” — 5.17% (1,569 votes)
  11. Hungary: Joci Papai, “Origo” — 4.69% (1,425 votes)
  12. Norway: JOWST, “Grab The Moment” — 3.83% (1,164 votes)
  13. Belarus: NAVIBAND, “Story Of My Life” — 3.71% (1,128 votes)
  14. Austria: Nathan Trent, “Running On Air” — 3.52% (1,070 votes)
  15. Russia: Julia Samoylova, “Flame Is Burning” – 2.44% (742 votes)
  16. San Marino: Valentina Monnetta & Jimmie Wilson, “Spirit of the Night” — 1.81% (550 votes)
  17. Croatia: Jacques Houdek, “My Friend” — 1.77% (538 votes)
  18. Malta: Claudia Faniello, “Breathlessly” — 1.6% (485 votes)
  19. Lithuania: Fusedmarc, “Rain of Revolution” — 1.21% (368 votes)

Based on the results, our readers think that Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark, Romania, Netherlands, Estonia, Israel and Serbia will qualify tonight. That would mean an exit for Hungary, Norway, Belarus, Austria, San Marino, Croatia, Malta and Lithuania.

What do you think of the poll results? Do you think that Bulgaria can make a beautiful mess of this semi-final? Will Jana Burceska dance alone all the way to the final? And will any of the bottom eight acts still qualify? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Trevlo
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Trevlo

Estonia just nailed it!

Trevlo
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Trevlo

I can’t vote in this semi but Estonia would be my vote.

syngaszy
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syngaszy

Ecuador to win this semi, Japan second…

Bernhardina
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Bernhardina

My favourites tonight are Estonia, Norway, Ireland, Serbia, Macedonia and Hungary. If they go through I will be happy.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

I don’t think that Bulgaria will win this semi-final. Maybe it will be first with the juries, but I really don’t see that song gaining so much in televote. I don’t really think they will be top 5 with the televoting to be sincere. In my opinion Estonia is favourite to win it, because I see it top 3 with both the televote and the juries. Romania will also most probably be on top, mabe even first with the televote, it’s totally unpredictable how the juries will see it though. It could be a middle standing there. And as a… Read more »

John doo
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John doo

U were tottaly right… Estonia definitely won…. U should be music critics…

eszter
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eszter

Hungary is going to be in the hous!!! He is going to make you feel -it. Go my beloved country!

Ascension
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Ascension

Hey guys, what did you think of the results and production of Semi-Final 1? Here’s my review and reaction to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJPA40szVZQ

Pia Hansen
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Pia Hansen

Please support denmark tonight a great singer and nice person so please anyone who wys and will do it i will vote for your contry tonight too

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

I thought it is a music contest, not one about nice people. Sorry, but you’re totally lost a possible vote from me :))

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

(Sorry for repeating here my qualifiers)
Serbia – Romania – Netherlands – Bulgaria – Estonia – Israel – Hungary – Austria – Belarus – Switzerland
Enjoy the show, guys

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

*oops. Sorry about that. That was meant for another post.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

Predicting this semi is giving me a headache, especially after Tuesday’s results. All I know is that Bulgaria and Romania are safe while San Marino (and probably Lithuania) will go home.
And I’m REALLY hoping for a qualification for us (Switzerland) and Belarus.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

(Sorry for the cross posting) In Semi-final I predicted 8/10. But this Semi is more difficult for me to predict because the overall quality is very much balanced in general. These are the ones who will qualify in my opinion: – Serbia: The song is strong, contemporary, well delivered and Serbia benefits from bloc voting and diaspora. – Romania – no comments – Netherlands – That has grown so much. The studio version is very average at best, but the girls completely transform it in the life performance. Will appeal to the nostalgic audiences of the nineties sounds. My guess… Read more »

Enthusiast
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Enthusiast

Ha! I see again an interesting characteristic about the Bulgarian entry in the term of getting the extremes together! Your expression: – Bulgaria – I think this song will be the consensus between West and East, young and old, jury and televote. My bet to win the Semi and a strong contender to will the Grand Final. I am still not convinced of his vocals towards the end, but hey, if Isiah and Blanch made it, then Kristian will slay. Gertd Waldemar’s one under Kristian’s video of the Semi final: This guy exudes joy and sadness. Strength and Weakness. Perfectionism… Read more »

G
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G

If only we WERE RID OF Bulgaria and Denmark – both unbearably tedious for very different reasons!

V. Serduchka
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V. Serduchka

The esc bubble will be shocked when the viewers will vote tonight, and again this blog will show …error…because of too much traffic.
Maybe all other articles should be removed from the main page if that helps…I don’t know.

Burger
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Burger

Definite qualifiers – Romania, Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Estonia: only fails if there’s a disaster (but that doesn’t explain what went wrong with Finland on Tuesday night) Likely qualifier – Austria (I originally thought the song was boring but Nathan brings it to life with his enthusiasm) Possible qualifiers – Croatia (since rehearsals I’m more certain its a likely qualifier at the expense of Macedonia), Norway (its a bit different) Belarus (viewers seeing it for the first time are going to love it) Israel (more fun songs usually do well). I realise that I have 11 above (not including Macedonia)… Read more »

Peter rodgers
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Peter rodgers

Hehe you’re all daft
If Lithuania and Romania whistled on stage they qualify/ Europe is full of Lithuanian and Romanian migrants voting for their home country from Ireland Norway Netherlands etc these are the first 2 countries to qualify

Mylo
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Mylo

you are daft for thinking Lithuania can qualify

esc1234
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esc1234

@wiwibloggs The greek media are reporting that greek entry was “destroyed” by the ukrainians because nothing of what fokas had thought could be done and also because, they “didnt like him” because he was directing Russia last year. I know that you try to stay positive but since malta and many other countries have faced severe problems with the production, you could right something about it.

rof12
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rof12

If thats the truth, they are completely disgusting

esc1234
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esc1234

Actually it is and i am not suprised. They cant host big events, and they only care about politics. If fokas evangelinos havent worked with russia im sure that his initial idea would be done. Also, greece was informed JUST 5 DAYS before the rehearsals that ukraine is not able to stage the concept. PATHETIC.

Esco
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Esco

Sadly thats the truth our staging would be completely different if it wasnt for this bad organazation

Amor A.
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Amor A.

Is there any truth to this or just rumours?

esc1234
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esc1234

The greek delegation sent an official statement to the ebu concerning the -many- problems they faced, so yeap its true…

Maniac
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Maniac

Qualifiers:

Bulgaria
Estonia
Israel
Croatia
Hungary
Norway
Belarus
Austria
The Netherlands
Romania

Peter rodgers
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Peter rodgers

Glad u think so

Esco
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Esco

Wiwi i dont know if you will see this but could you please make an article about how ukranians messed with the greek staging and managed to inform only 5 days before

Americanvision
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Americanvision

Heading home from vacation and hopefully can catch the 2nd semis just in time. Those who will def. make the Final: Bulgaria, Netherlands, Hungary, Netherlands The remaining 6 spots will be covered by any of these 8 acts: Austria (if he can hit that note), Denmark (people like coronation songs like that), Ireland (ending the 1st half), Croatia (so much going on), Norway (it’s a safe song), Belarus (Lithuania and Ukraine are voting in this semi), Estonia (my co-favorite in this semi), and Israel (beefcake factor). Spoiler: Malta (people love big ballads), Lithuania (diaspora) And I’m might show the 2nd… Read more »

Jo
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Jo

Can we qualify 12 countries from SF1 and 8 from this one, please?

Maria
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Maria

Oh… I really like Lithuania. I hope the best for them. But my favorites for tonight are Belarus, Austria, Norway and Switzerland

Pia Hansen
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Pia Hansen

Lease vote for denmark too

herbert
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herbert

It’s a mystery for me why radio still exists. There are 20 years since radio doesn’t exist for me anymore, it’s like video tape or audio cassette.

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

I presume you don’t have a car then?
Never drive somewhere?

herbert
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herbert

I don’t listen radio anywhere, unless is other peoples decision, I don’t tell them anything.
Is this what is running the world? The minutes of driving the car?

ChiaraM
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ChiaraM

VOTE FOR NORWAY
Thanks

Pia Hansen
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Pia Hansen

Inwill i ypu vorte for denmark and promise you will

Gemelli5
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Gemelli5

Luckily poll results don`t matter and there are always some surprises. I think that only Bulgaria, Romania and Netherlands can be sure of their places in the final. I very much hope that Estonia gets into the final, too. They so deserve it! Such a beautiful staging, beautiful people in beautiful clothes, who can sing extremely well. And they have a great chemistry in a cool Estonian way! I love the Italian version of their song perhaps a little more but they so deserve to be in the final and in the Top 10. I also wish the very best… Read more »

coryn
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coryn

Romania is so not passing, who can possibly listen to that? Netherlands, small chances.

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

Romania is definitely qualifying.

NL not sure, but their vocals are among the best this year.

Henry
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Henry

Romania and Netherlands will both be in top 3 of this semifinal.

Monika
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Monika

Romania will 100% qualify. In the final will also receive also votes from the countries that could not vote in this semifinal: Italy, Spain, Moldova, Australia, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and UK.

Trevlo
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Trevlo

If ‘Running Scared’ could win who knows? Estonia ftw!

Matt
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Matt

This just in. Kristian Kostov performed in Crimea after its annexation by Russia on the 1st June 2014.

Ariana
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Ariana

sigh

The Ukrainian law wasn’t passed until a year after Kristian performed there, in 2015. Despite the annexation, it still takes time to pass laws. Julia performed there in 2015, hence why she’s banned.

Matt
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Matt

Yeah, correct. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) now says Kristian Kostov did not violate the Ukrainian laws when visiting the Crimea in 2014.

coryn
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coryn

you just explained why he won’t be banned, but he can still receive a bit less votes than previously..

Colin
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Colin

By Ukraine, yes. But who else cares about that law? I imagine televoters won’t be bothered at all, and neither will the juries of other countries.

MistyEyes
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MistyEyes

do everyone think of us as that intolerant and easily provoked? gee

Allie
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Allie

He was what 11 or 12 years old when he performed at Detskaya Novaya Volna, representing Bulgaria. Surely the law does not cover children. Just for the record, Nastya Petik, who won Junior Eurovision 2012 also won the following year Detskaya Novaya Volna and Ukraine did not have a problem sending her there… All these last minute attempts to sabotage Kristian’s chances are disgusting. Thankfully, Ukrainians understand all these nuances, so their voting will not be affected.

Colin
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Colin

I will try to make an ‘objective’ (as much as I can) prediction on who will qualify tonight: 1. Bulgaria – 90% – A big fan-favorite, OGAE, You Tube, Wiwibloggs and press polls favorite + Will attract many votes which are usually going to Russia. 2. Romania – 85% – Romania is the country with the biggest diaspora in this semi and the only one with a 100% qualification for now. The song is different and cute, and Ilinca and Alex are great on stage. 3. The Netherlands – 70% – Girls have a tremeneous live, their voices are great… Read more »

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

Excellent review, I agree with you but I hate Estonia 2017 with a passion. This would never-ever-ever be played on a serious radio station.

What have the Baltics done this year? They’re my bottom 4 this year with Greece.

Colin
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Colin

Thank you. 🙂 I know the feeling of just disliking the song no matter what. For me, it’s Montenegro. It was so incredibly bad in the last semi. It set the bar so low, I don’t even know whether Lithuania could top it. But I guess they’ll try to anyway.

As for Estonia, I don’t find it to be a bad song at all, but they just don’t convey any connection in live; between them or with the audience. Their facial expressions show acting in love, not being in love, and that’s a huge difference.

Kaz
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Kaz

Switzerland has been doing well on OGAE, Wiwi, ESCstats and ESCnation. Sure qualifier in all 4 polls.
I hate the comment “it’s all nice and stuff, but no”. It is so frustrating. It feels that no matter the song, the country is already destined to a pre-determined faith.

Colin
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Colin

It’s been doing well because it’s a great song. I am even considering giving it a vote. Along with Macedonia and Ireland, it deserves to return the country into the finals. However, I am aware of the politics getting in the mix. It’s not how it should be, but unfortunately it is. Best of luck to Timebelle!

Just Me
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Just Me

My prediction (random order):
1. Bulgaria
2. Estonia
3. Romania
4. Austria
5. Israel
6. Hungary (or Denmark)
7. Switzerland
8. Norway
9. Netherlands
10. FRY Macedonia (or Serbia)

E
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E

My top spots: The Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Malta, Ireland, Hungary
These I can take or leave (but need som additional qualifiers): Belarus, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia
The following I won’t miss at all – in fact, I would rather not see them in the final:
Denmark and Israel(both definitely NOT), Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, San Marino, Macedonia, Switzerland

adriana
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adriana

Bookie favorites ,lol :))) 1
Bulgaria Bulgaria Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess
1.01 1.01 1.01 1.02 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.01 1.01 1.01
2
Romania Romania Ilinca feat. Alex… – Yodel It!
1.07 1.07 1.03 1.13 1.08 1.05 1.03 1.06 1.08 1.07 1.07 1.06 1.04 1.06 1.03
3
Netherlands Netherlands OG3NE – Lights And Shadows
1.12 1.1 1.07 1.13 1.14 1.08 1.07 1.13 1.14 1.14 1.12 1.15 1.1 1.1 1.13
4
Estonia Estonia Koit Toome & Laura – Verona
1.14 1.16 1.11 1.13 1.17 1.13 1.11 1.11 1.17 1.14 1.15 1.12 1.12 1.14 1.17
5
Denmark Denmark Anja – Where I Am
1.16 1.16 1.11 1.18 1.17 1.13 1.11 1.17 1.2 1.2 1.15 1.16 1.12 1.2 1.19
6
Israel Israel Imri Ziv – I Feel Alive
1.16 1.16 1.12 1.2 1.29 1.14 1.12 1.2 1.29 1.22 1.2 1.12 1.15 1.29 1.18
7
Hungary Hungary Joci Pápai – Origo
1.25 1.22 1.25 1.25 1.3 1.25 1.25 1.29 1.25 1.29 1.25 1.29 1.28 1.29 1.33
8
Austria Austria Nathan Trent – Running on Air
1.4 1.35 1.36 1.4 1.44 1.36 1.36 1.4 1.36 1.44 1.4 1.44 1.4 1.4 1.47
9
Norway Norway JOWST – Grab the Moment
1.44 1.52 1.61 1.45 1.44 1.57 1.61 1.4 1.44 1.44 1.45 1.5 1.6 1.44 1.71
10
Belarus Belarus NaviBand – Historyja Majho Zy…
1.57 1.68 1.5 1.45 1.44 1.5 1.5 1.44

Xavier
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Xavier

This music of Salvador Sobral is the best!
EUROVISION is not for movie producers….
Salvador only use a Microphone to sing and not need a show stage whith massive virtual effects…!
EUROVISION is for sing and not for Music vídeo…!
The only one that is real is Salvador, voice + piano + string NO MORE VIRTUAL EFFECTS!!!!
Italy and bulgaria have massive effects and and unreal voice treatment…!

Yossarian
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Yossarian

OK, we get it. 🙂

MS
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MS

I like Hungery a lot. I’m from sweden and it’s so diffrent and exotic from music that a usaly listen to! It feels so honest in a way. My other favorite is more common but I like it! I Love to dace on my own so offcourse FYR macedonia!

Irland and Bulgaria are good as well!

MS
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MS

Sorry Norway and Danmark!

Iamme
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Iamme

…but Italy and Bulgaria have good songs at least! The portoguese song is boring and makes me nervous at the same time. Eurovision deserves something good…

Fatima
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Fatima

Let’s extrapolate the pattern from semi 1. A 5 / 5 split with older acts (GEO, SLO) attracting fewer votes than younger performers with lest polished performances (AUS, BEL). So I predict

AUT
BLR
BUL
DEN
NED
NOR
HUN
IRL
ISR
ROU
SMR

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

That’s 11 countries.

JP
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JP

@ Pink – ‘Romania is one of the most annoying songs ever. I hope they wont pass’

Romania will pass, unless the boy parks that cannon in the audience, because he always jumps on it while moving, tho he must stop it first.

Ireland will qualify, not Estonia – just a guess.

Fatima
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Fatima

I think some of the audience would quite like the boy to park his cannon in them

Batttista
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Batttista

Yes Romania will qualify. They could send a guy farting on stage during three minutes and they would still qualify.

Actually they should send a guy farting during 3 minutes, that would still be better than an opera vampire, a yodel/rap with cannonballs, a stupid circle piano with holograms, etc. All the garbage they send.

God-Emperor
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God-Emperor

Agreed. Because of their garbage Eurovision is still seen as a bad comedy. Yodel It is the personification of brainfart. Awful, just awful.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

I’m pretty tempted to think that certain people are angry on Romania just because they qulified every time. Lots of bad words for Romania last year too. Last year it was too retro, or too dramatic, a lot of accuses for no ‘happiness’ and ‘joy’. Now we find sth else: happiness and joy, but it’s cheap. It’s ok, next year you’ll find sth else to complain for. No words for Belarus, Macedonia, Montenegro??? Cause, with your logical elements, they’re making Eurovision a comedy either.

Battista
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Battista

Yes, Romania’s recipee is pretty effective: make your country as sh*t as possible so that no one wants to live there, they all escape to other European countries and then you have a great diaspora to vote for your song.

Belarus is a joke too but at least this year they sent one of the best songs, same for Macedonia. Montenegro is a joke too. Are you happy, you have another country that is the shame of Europe?

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

Blah blah blah! Romania sent 2 very original songs in the last 4 years. That vampire was sth absolutely unique (sth like Croatia this year) but a little more sophisticated. Not sth that everyone would understand, of course. This year, again, it is a totally new combination of styles, old styles compounding modern music. Again, not for everyone, but is still sth remarkable. Too bad that last year we didn’t see Anton, who would have bring a great spectacle with his ‘Moment of Silence’. So, proud of Romania in the recent years, originality and different styles every single year. I… Read more »

Jo
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Jo

It will be Bulgaria or the Netherlands.

Rodrigez
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Rodrigez

MACEDONIA MUST QUALIFY ! BEST SONG EVER! GO JANA! GO GIRL!

coryn
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coryn

she’ll win the second semi, no worries..

Kostka
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Kostka

My qualifiers:
1) the best entries: Hungary, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Ireland
2) would like to see: Israel, Estonia, Malta, Norway, Switzerland
3) the last spot between F.Y.R. Macedonia, Serbia, Austria and… San Marino (so outdated disco like a few other songs, maybe in good taste but still like it)

Definitely don’t want to see again in Grand Final Denmark. For me one of the worst songs this year.

F
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F

Agree, agree! Denmark is terrible – the sooner we’re rid of it, the better!

Pia Hansen
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Pia Hansen

Buh anja is so goid

Racal
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Racal

My personal favourites for tonight:
1. Macedonia
2. Belarus
3. Hungary
4. Denmark
5. Netherlands
6. Norway
7. Bulgaria
8. Israel
9. Austria
10. Serbia
(NQ: 11. Switzerland | 12. Estonia | 13. Ireland | 14. San Marino | 15. Malta | 16. Lithuania | 17. Croatia | 18. Romania).

This is just my personal opinion. I correctly guessed 8 out of 10 qualifiers for SF1 (I only missed Cyprus and Poland, I thought Finland and Iceland would qualify instead). This time I think Estonia and Romania will qualify, maybe Switzerland as well (probably at the expense of Austria and Serbia).

Gil
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Gil

Two semifinals of ESC 2017 in contemporary with two semifinals of Champions leaugue 2017….

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

Europa League, not Champions League ?

NL is well represented today (though I expect more from OG3NE than from Ajax)

Gil
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Gil

Yeah, sorry, 9 May Champion League, 11 May Europa League.
xD Lione is a strong wall to smash for Ajax.

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

I can totally see them giving away their 4-1 lead. (Typically Dutch to do so)

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

What a hell do you expect more from OG3NE, Ajax is almost qualified :))

Xavier
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Xavier

The music of Salvador Sobral is the best!
EUROVISION is not for movie producers….
Salvador only use a Microphone to sing and not need a show stage whith massive virtual effects…!
EUROVISION is for sing and not for Music vídeo…!
The only one that is real is Salvador, voice + piano + string NO MORE VIRTUAL EFFECTS!!!!
Italy and bulgaria have massive effects and and unreal voice treatment…and more of the same dance music…!

Jo
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Jo

This post is about sf2. And Portugal didn’t win yet. It seems that you’re afraid of Italy and Bulgaria.

JRN
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JRN

After seeing yesterday’s jury rehearsal… Serbia, modern sound. Won’t somebody save me tonight? She will be saved! Austria, radio friendly cuteness, laughs his way into the final. FYROM, I don’t see her qualifying, it needed more party-vibe (yes I know she’s dancing alone). Malta, powerful performance and a good postion after non-qualifier (imo) FYROM. I think she can still breath Romania always qualifies, sexy dress, the euro kitsch we need every year Netherlands solid harmony, probably a qualifier and they deserve it. Hungary, unique sound, sure qualifier. One of the best of semi 2 Denmark, excellent singer, but outdated song,… Read more »

Maniac
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Maniac

I just want Macedonia out , flop of the year

coryn
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coryn

could you elaborate, or you just hate?

Maniac
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Maniac

Overhyped cheap song that have being heard million times in the past

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

I really don’t have to hear it more than once either. I wouldn’t mind Macedonia qualifying though, there are worse songs.

coryn
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coryn

@Maniac, @LAHAYANO, it is because you have heard this particular song hundreds of times, because you love it.. you are fans and you have probably overheard the song. People who will vote might hear it for the first time and just think when you heard it for the first time. You loved it, haven’t you?

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

I might have heard it twice. It doesn’t do anything for me I’m afraid. I still appreciate Macedonia’s effort though, they came with something sort of contemporary. I would not mind seeing the song in the final but I would not miss it either if it doesn’t qualify.

coryn
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coryn

OMG, i am so going to rub this from your head tonight after the semi, we are going to talk again before saturday and i am so going to use your words against you… Jana will win the second semi, mark my words, and even be top 10 in the final.. wanna bet?

Maniac
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Maniac

I meant this type of songs , i heard this song 3 or 4 times , and I find this song cheap , too much hype over this for nothing

Pink
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Pink

Romania is one of the most annoying songs ever. I hope they wont pass

adriana
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adriana

Sadly to say this to you ,but they will .Get used to it from now.:))))))))))))

Bart
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Bart

Yes they are going to qualify, but they shouldn’t. It is a terrible service to the ESC and to European music I for, one, will have my toilet break during that song and will close all the doors not to listen to it.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

Reactions from people like you are showing that the song is pretty good. The best things are the most hated, that’s a fact. You don’t hate sth unimportant. Well, all the hate for ‘Yodel It’ is beacause it is too loved by others. And one of the favourites.

Doda
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Doda

O sa te sufoci de la putoarea propriului rahat, Lol

MS
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MS

Don’t we need funny acts in the final! It makes me smile. Do I think its good music? No.

sorin
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sorin

What is good music? Blackbird? It doesn’t sing anymore because people don’t like it.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

Let’s not exaggerate, I love ‘Blackbird’. It’s so unique, it is a shame that it didn’t qualify. I would have seen both ‘Yodel It’ and ‘Blackbird’ on a top spot in the final.

Pia Hansen
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Pia Hansen

They will not my cup of tea either that jodling

M_K
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M_K

Ok, so this is my attempt at a prediction: Qualifiers 1) Bulgaria: The entry as a whole has kinda lost ist “spark” for me since I’ve seen the rehearsal videos, but I’m pretty sure that Bulgaria will make it to the final. 2) Norway: I think that Norway has the best package in this semi final. Vocals, staging, song – to me, it’s the most coherent conception. Might be the jury winner (of course, it might also be eliminated). 3) Ireland: When the song was first released, I didn’t think it would make it to the final. It’s still borderline,… Read more »

Apollo
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Apollo

hahahahahahahah San Marino, Lithuania and Croatia getting more points than Switzerland. Now I laugh!

M_K
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M_K

Remember Estonia last year? Who would have though they might receive less points than Moldova, San Marino and Montenegro? Melanie René received less points than San Marino and Portugal in 2015, something which had not been expected as well. Every prediction is a wild guess… in recent years, the last places in the semi finals were almost always predicted incorrectly so who knows what’s going to happen? I don’t – but you don’t either. 😉

Apollo
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Apollo

I don’t see a lot of countries supporting Lithuania (only Estonia? maybe part of Belarus), San Marino is left alone without Italy, and Croatia has strong competitors within the Balkans, which will disperse the votes.
Switzerland will receive points from Romania and will also get the attention of part of the romanian diaspora. Neighbouring Austria, Germany and France are also voting in this semifinal.
The last place will be occupied by the lonliest country.

Colin
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Colin

I remember “Play” and I still cry for how it went. 🙁

Yeah, in the last years, the last song tends to be a nice one, just left behind for the lack of support. This year, it’s probably the same. I guess it’s more probable that Slovenia or Albania ended-up last in the first semi than Montenegro did. I assume Lithuania isn’t going to qualify, but it’s nice songs like Switzerland, Macedonia, Malta or Ireland that could either qualify or end-up last.

Apollo
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Apollo

Not to mention that historically Malta awards points to Switzerland.

M_K
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M_K

The last time Malta was able to vote for Switzerland was in 2015 and they gave 0 points. 🙂

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

Croatia will most probably qualify, I don’t think Switzerland will. While Lithuania could get more points than Switzerland through the televote. Personally I really like the Swiss’ song, but it lacks sth to steal the attention. I think it will get lost between many other entries.

D
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D

I couldn’t have given a better summary – totally agree! Minor point – I would swap Malta for Israel on pure vocals (This Imri-guy is not a vocalist – he’s terribly out of tune at times – lady from Malta has a stunning voice – and looks stunning!)

Apollo
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Apollo

The staging of Switzerland is different and deserves some attention. Everybody this year is going with the same dramatic staging and lights, dark-White costumes, or red for some. Switzerland is definitely out of the bunch. The visual effect stands out from the other 17 acts of the semifinal. I do believe it is definitely a plus and will bring some additional points for a well deserved qualification!

Harut
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Harut

My 12 goes to Switzerland from Germany

adriana
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adriana

Agree because is all yellow and pink :))))

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yellow and pink?
Apollo must have been very camp! 😮

Theboynextdoor
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Theboynextdoor

We live in a world that the Netherlands is just 7th… Stupid world.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I agree.
If only you really did live next door. 😛

LAHAYANO
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LAHAYANO

If only NL had a better song!

I’m 100% sure the execution will be flawless, but the song is just so incredibly mediocre..

‘What’s with the universe, why youuuuu’ just makes me cringe. (Though they sing it beautifully)

Ariana
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Ariana

I didn’t realize this until now, but the chord progression in Beautiful Mess is genius and unique! Try to just listen to the guitar. It feels like they’re really trying to convey the feeling of trying to love the world despite the mess it is.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Indeed, especially in the Chorus.
I have played this one on the piano, for my reviews. Its harmonic structure certainly does define its “beautiful mess” very well. 🙂

C
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C

As long as Austria, the Netherlands, Norway and Malta get a place in the final – who cares about the rest! Just keep Denmark out of it! SCREAMING vocalist and boring and generic song!

Rhingo
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Rhingo

Prediction
Q: Bulgaria, Croatia, Netherlands, Switzerland are solid for me
Macedonia, Romania, Austria, Ireland, Hungary, Estonia are my bet however any of these can be replaced by Belarus, Denmark or Israel

adriana
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adriana

Having thought a litlle bit longer i will like a mixed qualifiyers:
Bulgaria,Malta (ballads)Netherlands(harmony)Romania,Belarus (fun,pozitive energy)Hungary(gipsy traditional from Hungary)Israel ( dance,party) the other three i have no clue .

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

This is a very difficult Semi Final 2, in which no-one is guaranteed a place in the final. I like 17 out of the 18 songs, which means that I’m going to lose 7 songs that I like. I can’t even vote in this Semi either! 🙁
Good luck to everyone.

coryn
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coryn

I would love to hear who you think will pass

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Here’s the problem:
17 songs are good enough to pass.
Nightmare semi!
I just can’t choose 🙁

Colin
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Colin

I would agree. 17 songs are fine. Lithuania is a mess. But just to be more detailed, I would also say San Marino, while enjoyable, just isn’t camp enough to make a cut and Serbia is overall in the middle of the road. Hungary has an interesting song, but it’s just not my taste. Israel’s song is somewhat typical party song, but a lively performance could elevate it. Among other 13, everyone would deserve a shot at qualification.

Eve
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Eve

Don’t be surprised if Lithuania qualifies 😛
Everything is possible here 😀

Racal
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Racal

Hungary, Norway and Belarus have three of the best songs this year; according to this poll they would not even qualify… *sigh*

Darth Thulhu
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Darth Thulhu

It’s an insanely tough semi. I’d honestly like to see 12 or 13 of these make it, booting Spain and Germany and Ukraine. Whoever gets in at 10th needs to thank Russia for withdrawing, because Russia absolutely would have made the Final if it were in the semi.

Leo M
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Leo M

Semi 2 is so tough to call I think Bulgaria, Romania and Netherlands are they only assured qualifiers. The other seven places I hope go to: Norway, Austria, Estonia, Belarus, Hungary, Ireland and Macedonia but I cannnot rule out Serbia, Croatia, Israel, Denmark sneaking through

Julian
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Julian

Hungary and Croatia instead of Ireland and Switzerland, rest of the top is ok. If Bulgaria is so underwhelming as it seems it was in past live singing events there will not be a clear winner. It is a much more messy semifinal than it was the first one.

babychops London Town
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babychops London Town

I am in the uk so unable to vote tonight, if you can, please pick up the phone and vote for my favourite MALTA .

Forza Malta

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Same here! Please vote Malta, thanks. 🙂

coryn
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coryn

No worries, hardly anyone will.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Cruel. 🙁