In the three weeks since our polls opened, more than 10,300 votes have been cast to determine who will win the first and second semi-finals at ESC 2012. Some clear favorites have emerged with Greece’s Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Sweden’s Loreen and Serbia’s Zeljko Jokismovic leading the way.

First Semi-Final

In the first semi-final, there have been a total of 5,138 votes cast thus far. Greece’s Eleftheria Eleftheriou sits in first position with her song “Aphrodisiac.” This reflects the reality that she can count on receiving 12 points from Cyprus in this semi, along with high points from regional allies including Albania and Montenegro. The Cypriot-born singer currently has 15% of all votes. But Rambo Amadeus from Montenegro is hot on her heels. The “Euro Neuro” singer—who recently spoke with WiwiBloggs.Com about the euro crisis and his personal activism—has claimed more than 13% of all votes. He’s only 87 votes behind Eleftheria.

Cyprus’ Ivi Adamou (“La La Love”) is in third position. She is the only other singer who has earned more than 600 votes. Ireland’s Jedward (“Waterline”) and Romania’s Mandinga (“Zaleilah”) round out the Top 5.

Only five acts have earned fewer than 100 votes. They are Israel’s Izabo (“Time”), Austria’s Trackshittaz (“Woki mit deim Popo”), Belgium’s Iris (“Would You?”), Moldova’s Pasha Parfeny (“Lautar”), and San Marino’s Valentina Monetta (“The Social Network”). Here are the current standings, as of 3pm GMT on April 9.

Country Votes Percentage
1. Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou with “Aphrodisiac” 768 14.95%
2. Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus with “Euro Neuro” 681 13.25%
3. Cyprus: Ivi Adamou with “La La Love” 671 13.06%
4. Ireland: Jedward with “Waterline” 584 11.37%
5. Romania: Mandinga with “Zaleilah” 392 7.63%
6. Albania: Rona Nisliu with “Suus” (Personal) 343 6.68%
7. Iceland: Gréta Salóme & Jónsi with “Mundu eftir mér” (Remember me) 297 5.78%
8. Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki with “Party for Everybody” 277 5.39%
9. Denmark: Soluna Samay with “Should’ve Known Better” 268 5.22%
10. Switzerland: Sinplus with “Unbreakable” 162 3.15%
11. Hungary: Compact Disco with “Sound of Our Hearts” 123 2.39%
12. Finland: Pernilla Karlsson with “När jag blundar” (When I close my eyes) 112 2.18%
13. Latvia: Anmary with “Beautiful Song” 105 2.04%
14. Israel: Izabo with “Time” 84 1.63%
15. Austria: Trackshittaz with “Woki mit deim Popo” 77 1.50%
16. Belgium: Iris with “Would You?” 73 1.42%
17. Moldova: Pasha Parfeny with “Lautar” 61 1.19%
18. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Facebook Uh, Oh, Oh” 60 1.17%

Second Semi-Final

Wiwi’s readers have cast a total of 5,260 votes in the poll for the second semi-final. Here, the results are somewhat more lopsided. It is currently a two-horse race with Sweden’s Loreen (“Euphoria”) and Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic (“Love Is Not a Thing”) accounting for 49% of all votes. Loreen—the bookies’ favorite and one of the few Eurovision contestants with her very own t-shirt, which you can buy here—has howled her way into the lead with 1,438 votes, or around 27%. Zeljko—who knows how to work a wooden flute—currently claims 1,156 votes, or round 22%.

Bosnia’s Maya Sar (“Korake ti znam”) and Turkey’s Vin Diesel—err, I mean Can Bonomo (“Love Me Back”)—are the only other competitors to earn more than 300 votes. Norway’s Tooji has managed to “Stay” in the Top 5 with 266 votes, which is around 5% of the total. Georgia’s Anri Jokhadze (“I’m a Jocker”) may soon be singing “I’m a Loser.” Tblisi’s act has fallen into last place with only 16 votes. That is just 0.30%, making him the only contestant to secure less than 1% of all votes. Here are the current standings, as of 3pm GMT on April 9.

Country Votes Percentage
1. Sweden: Loreen with “Euphoria” 1,438 27.34%
2. Serbia: Zeljko Joksimovic with “Nije ljubav stvar” (Love is not an object) 1,156 21.98%
3. Bosnia: Maya Sar with “Korake ti znam” (I Know Your Steps) 383 7.28%
4. Turkey: Can Bonomo with “Love me Back” 314 5.97%
5. Norway: Tooji with “Stay” 266 5.06%
6. Croatia: Nina Badric with “Nebo” 229 4.35%
7. Netherlands: Joan Franka with “You and Me” 229 4.35%
8. Slovenia: Eva Boto with “Verjamem” (I believe) 194 3.69%
9. FYR Macedonia: Kaliopi with “Crno i belo” 152 2.89%
10. Ukraine: Gaitana with “Be My Guest” 134 2.55%
11. Bulgaria: Sofi Marinova with “Love Unlimited” 128 2.43%
12. Portugal: Filipa Sousa with “Vida minha” (Life of Mine) 122 2.32%
13. Slovakia: Max Jason Mai with “Don’t Close Your Eyes” 107 2.03%
14. Belarus: Litesound with “We Are the Heroes” 100 1.90%
15. Estonia: Ott Lepland with “Kuula” 98 1.86%
16. Malta: Kurt Calleja with “This is the Night” 98 1.86%
17. Lithuania: Donny Montell with “Love is Blind” 96 1.83%
18. Georgia: Anri Jokhadze with “I’m a Jocker” 16 0.30%

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