Wiwi’s readers cast a total of 8,318 votes in our first semi-final prediction poll. If the results are anything to go by then the first semi-final is a three-horse race. Greece’s Eleftheria Eleftheriou leads the pack with her song “Aphrodisiac.” She earned 1,300 votes, or 15.5%, suggesting that her song really does turn Europe on. It looks like replacing her sexy male back-up dancers with some rather plain females hasn’t hurt her chances of winning.

She’s followed closely by Cyprus’ Ivi Adamou. The Cypriot-born beauty, who sometimes sounds like a tired transvestite when singing in the lower register, finished second with 1,083 votes (13%). She squeaked past Romania’s Mandinga, whose impressive PR campaign included filming two videos for Wiwi’s readers: a special message from Elena—and a workout video by her male instrumentalists. That helped nab them 1,083 votes, or 12.6%.

No other contestants managed to crack 1,000 votes. The seven other contestants expected to advance to the final are: Ireland’s Jedward, Montenegro’s Rambo Amadeus, Albania’s Rona Nishliu, Iceland’s Greta Salome & Jonsi, Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki, Denmark’s Soluna Samay, and Switzerland’s Sinplus.

Complete Results

Contestant Votes %
1. Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou with “Aphrodisiac” 1,286 15.46%
2. Cyprus: Ivi Adamou with “La La Love” 1,083 13.02%
3. Romania: Mandinga with “Zaleilah” 1,050 12.62%
4. Ireland: Jedward with “Waterline” 759 9.12%
5. Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus with “Euro Neuro” 745 8.96%
6. Albania: Rona Nisliu with “Suus” (Personal) 706 8.49%
7. Iceland: Gréta Salóme & Jónsi with “Mundu eftir mér” (Remember me) 510 6.13%
8. Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki with “Party for Everybody” 393 4.72%
9. Denmark: Soluna Samay with “Should’ve Known Better” 385 4.63%
10. Switzerland: Sinplus with “Unbreakable” 254 3.05%
11. Hungary: Compact Disco with “Sound of Our Hearts” 198 2.38%
12. Finland: Pernilla Karlsson with “När jag blundar” (When I close my eyes) 178 2.14%
13. Latvia: Anmary with “Beautiful Song” 168 2.02%
14. Israel: Izabo with “Time” 147 1.77%
15. Belgium: Iris with “Would You?” 128 1.54%
16. Moldova: Pasha Parfeny with “Lautar” 125 1.50%
17. Austria: Trackshittaz with “Woki mit deim Popo” 114 1.37%
18. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Facebook Uh, Oh, Oh” 89 1.07%

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bogdan
8 years ago

Romania will win, hands down.

Adam from California, USA
Adam from California, USA
8 years ago

Wish people would stop voting for the “Comedy Relief” act Russia has submitted. It’s such a slap in the face to ESC when there are so many real talented singers out their that should be representing Russia instead of this farce. I had the same opinion when the UK submitted that stupid Muppet turkey years ago. This is a song contest. Artists work damn hard to get noticed and its a shame that their talents are just ignored so some political smack can be ushered just to appease a small percentage of government heads. Only shows how much they really… Read more »

ermo
ermo
8 years ago

pate kala? ti lete gia tin eleutheria mas?mia xara einai to tragudaki!!eleos upostiri3te kai ligo tin xwra sas dn tha pathete tipota 😛

dia
dia
8 years ago

No, Greece will not win the 1st semi-final. But she will make it to the final!

Anthony
Anthony
8 years ago

I can definitely imagine Eleftheria making it to the final BUT I definitely can’t imagine Greece winning the First Semi-Final overall.
My money’s on Denmark to win overall, Romania to win the Televoting section and Albania to win the Jury’s section.

Ruben
Ruben
8 years ago

I hate most of the songs in the top-10 except for Albania, Iceland, Denmark and Switzerland. Montenegro fifth? I doubt this poll is realistic

liza
liza
8 years ago

eleftheria sucks lol 😛

Nadia
Nadia
8 years ago

Yuck. yuck yuck yuck. I’m going to need Romania to bring it and knock Eleftheria out of the top spot!