Israel’s Netta came out on top during the first of Germany’s Songcheck shows and Eleni Foureira from Cyprus managed to win the second show on Wednesday. On Friday, it was all in for Madame Monsieur as they achieved the highest score of the third show. And on Monday, Germany’s songcheck jury, experts and viewers turned to the remaining nations of the second semi-final as well as Italy.

Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden received the highest score from both viewers and the two hostsYes, he took Germany to the dance floor!

ABOUT THE GERMAN SONGCHECK

The songcheck has taken place every year since Lena’s triumph with “Satellite” at the 2010 contest. Hosted by Alina Stiegler and Stefan Spiegel, the pair discuss the entries with a panel of experts, and also bring in comments from readers and viewers.

The 2018 programme marks the first time where the expert panel includes new personalities. Along with the usual faces such as Germany’s commentator Peter Urban and radio host Thomas Mohr, we also heard from Levina, drag queen Olivia Jones and our very own William Lee Adams and Deban Aderemi.

THIRD SHOW RANKINGS

As mentioned above, Sweden managed to win the show (8.8), followed by Italy (8.2) and Hungary (7.0).

Malta and Montenegro didn’t impress and finished at the bottom of the list (tied with identical scores of 4.2).

  1. Sweden 8.8
  2. Italy 8.2
  3. Hungary 7.0
  4. Ukraine 6.7
  5. Slovenia 5.7
  6. Poland 5.7
  7. Georgia 5.2
  8. Latvia 4.8
  9. Malta 4.2
  10. Montenegro 4.2

The second semi-final is now complete and we have the full ranking below:

  1. Sweden 8.8
  2. Australia 7.2
  3. Hungary 7.0
  4. Norway 7.0
  5. Moldova 6.8
  6. Ukraine 6.7
  7. Serbia 6.1
  8. Slovenia 5.7
  9. Poland 5.7
  10. Denmark 5.4
  11. Georgia 5.2
  12. Netherlands 4.9
  13. Latvia 4.8
  14. Malta 4.2
  15. Montenegro 4.2
  16. Russia 3.4
  17. San Marino 3.2
  18. Romania 3.1

With rankings from all 42 songs (Germany wasn’t rated on the show), Israel wins the overall show, followed by the Czech Republic and France respectively.

Do you agree with Germany? Who make up your top 3? Let us know down below!

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47 Comments on "Dance you off! Sweden wins Semi-final 2 songcheck in Germany…but Israel wins overall"

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Matty
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Congratulations to your revamped website!

joao
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Songcheck audience voting rank:

1 France 9.3
2 Israel 8.9
3 Czech Republic 8.7
4 Bulgaria 8.4
5 Italy 7.7
6 Macedonia 7.7
7 Cyprus 7.5
8 Australia 7.5
9 Austria 7.3
10 Finland 7.3
11 Belgium 7.2
12 Greece 7.2
13 Denmark 7.2
14 Switzerland 7.1
15 Ukraine 7.0
16 Portugal 6.8
17 Lithuania 6.6
18 Estonia 6.6
19 Sweden 6.5
20 Slovenia 6.2
21 Poland 6.0
22 Netherlands 5.8
23 Norway 5.8
24 Azerbaijan 5.7
25 Malta 5.6
26 Ireland 5.6
27 Moldova 5.5
28 Hungary 5.4
29 Latvia 5.4
30 Croatia 5.3
31 Spain 5.3
32 Albania 5.2
33 Belarus 5.2
34 Serbia 5.2
35 Armenia 5.1
36 UK 5.0
37 San Marino 4.5
38 Montenegro 4.5
39 Romania 4.3
40 Georgia 3.5
41 Russia 3.3
42 Iceland 2.9

Troblero
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Doesn’t make Israel’s song any better. I think it shouldn’t win.

Boy
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@question. I dont understand. What do you mean. Why did Portugal hate Sweden?

defne
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i guess you should watch the video till the end…commentators from sweden make fun of portuguese song.

Miguel
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Portugal doesn’t hate Sweden.
I guess @Question does! ahahah
I am portuguese, i would know.

He is upset because they make fun of Vania and her song in that video.

coca_cola
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Moldova 2018 is going to do Moldova 2017

Yaa
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I’d love that, actually! Just to see all jows dropping!

Question
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Look why Portugal hates Sweden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=597IZmmjf2k

Yaa
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OMG! Vicious, indeed! The song was beautiful!

Eve
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That song is just wow… masterpiece <3

Denis
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Huh? So Sweden didn´t like it or what? Is that the reason behind the alleged feud?
I find that ridicilious. So some people don’t like your song. you get angry for a decade over it? That’s something 15 year old teenagers do..

Claire
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Furthermore, there were 6 Swedes there… out of 9 million. 4000 people have watched the vid, out of the 10 million in Portugal.

Miguel
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I’m portuguese and i don’t care.
They didn’t like the song, so what? They were rude and ignorant in the comments, so what? Not all swedish are like that. Some portuguese are also like that.

I don’t know anyone in real life who knows about this “incident”…

Malin
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Det var ju skoj för Benjamin. Hoppas det går bättre än dit vindarna blåser just nu. : )
Men dom jag tidigare skrivit så tror jag att hans musik passar US bättre än Europa. Någon som instämmer?

Denis
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Vindarna är större än denna blogg. Utanför bloggen, typ YouTube går det bättre. Och glöm inte vanligt folk som ser det för första gången,de blir mind-blown. Så top 5 blir det!
Att det låter amerikanskt är väl inget problem. Det har aldrig hindrat nån låt från att fungera. Vann inte Tyskland med en amerikansk låt i 2010?

Malin
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Hoppas du har rätt. Jag tycker låten är suverän. Men tycker även om man pratar med folk här så är de inte så förtjusta.
Alla skriver att det är ett så typisk svenska bidrag här. Jag håller verkligen inte med. Tycker det är väldigt osvenskt sound som jag är övertygad kan funka i US. Men kanske även i ESC. Hoppas.

Denis
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Precis. Därför bör du prata med folk utanför bloggen. Även om vi hade en vinnare hade folk ändå hatat den. Loreen hade hur många hatare som helst. På YouTube hyllar folk den.

Jo
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The Netherlands will qualify.

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

3.4 for Russia? Girl bye.

anonymous91
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no, ur right Russia deserves a 0.5 as score 😉

Piotr
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Moldova 6,8 haha, that must be a joke. One of the worst entries this year

another year lost
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Why, because is not about refugees? People want songs like Moldova.
I hope so much that Europe will not accept the little girl gimmick, but unfortunately Europe is not very smart and will vote for the pity votes beggars. France, go and win, but you will be a disgrace.

Roby8
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How can you assume these awful things… I’m sad for you… Hope France will win to show people like you who can’t feel empathy and believe in stupid conspiracy theories that they truly are a minority… A noisy one but still à minority…

another year lost
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”How can you assume these awful things”

Because I have more than one brain cell.

Malin
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If you want to support Moldavia do that. It’s my daughters favorite to, but be respectfull towards those you don’t like. ESC is suppose to be fun and make people happy.
Love, love, peace, peace from Sweden

Malin
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My daughter think Moldavia is best and the audience who will vote are in diffrent ages and have diffrent taste. It’s not my favarite at all, but I think many will apiciate the happy sound, the same way they did whith moldavia last year.
Love, love, peace, peace.

pasi
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Well the puplic gave only 5,5 😀

Lola
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This looks more a list of the fastest to the slowest song…

:(
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All modern songs are well appreciated. Some countries send modern songs and their entries are still not appreciated. #ESC

Question
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11. Georgia 5.2
12. Netherlands 4.9
13. Latvia 4.8
14. Malta 4.2
15. Montenegro 4.2
16. Russia 3.4
17. San Marino 3.2
18. Romania 3.1
Now guess how many points Germany will receive from these countries. You’re right ZERO. What a bad idea to expose your countries taste like that. You only make enemies.

Leo
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Lmao, 99% of televoters in these countries won’t know these ratings on the day of the final. This won’t influence the result at all. It’s a bubble thing.

Yaa
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Germany doesn’t have to qualify and it’s not exactly fighting for the win, so… Still Romania’s jury I hope took note.

Question
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Sweden has a similar show and this is how it started the Sweden-Portugal feud. Portugal did not even wanted to participate when Sweden hosted in 2016. I do think is a bad idea to have such a show.

Anita
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This is not representative for Germany and how the jury and the public from Germany will vote. It is the score of 2 show masters combined with people that watched the show and voted.

Yaa
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He he, you want to bail them out! #43 is stll stingy…

jack 78
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Do German citizens spend money to vote in such shows? Money well spent (sarcasm). After we saw the girl Mercy, France has no more cards to play, and the rehearsals didn’t even started.

Chris
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Of course not!!!!

Cedric
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Nope, it’s a free online voting

Myro
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Who cares about the rating of that whatever-German-show? Stop feeding us with such useless information!

Chris
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You dont have to read it!!

David
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Yes indeed. Very confusing article anyway (who won what??) . And terrible top 3, but hey, Germans are not known for having a great taste :).

max03000
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You definitely have a better musical taste 😉

Leo
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What is confusing about this? In the German Songcheck program Sweden topped the Semi Final 2 list, but Israel got the highest rating in general. The headline said it all.
And btw, the German televoting is historically one of those closest to the final result, so their taste can’t be that bad or at least not worse than the European taste.

daisy
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@David are we done with writing stupid comments and start being racist instead?

David
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My comment was ment as a joke and maybe, that’s up to you, but in no way racist. Where do you get that ??? Are you frustrated ? And yes it’s a horrible top 3 and I’m allowed to say that OK ??

Ron
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Wasn’t it France in fact which topped the overall vote with a score of 9.3?