We launched our poll for the second semi-final on March 24. In just 24 hours we’ve already received a total of 2,420 votes. Since y’all are voting up a storm, we thought we’d review the current standings so you can figure out how intensely you need to campaign in the coming weeks. Drum roll, please….
We launched our poll to determine who will witn the first semi-final on March 19. As of 25 March at 20:00 GMT, a total of 3,443 votes had been cast.
At the moment Holland’s Anouk has a narrow lead over Denmark’s Emmelie de Forrest. Less than 50 votes separate the two favourites. Serbia’s Moje 3 currently sit in third, followed by Austria’s Natalia Kelly and Ireland’s Ryan Dolan.
According to our poll, the other acts that will advance to the final are Ukraine’s Zlata Ognevich, Slovenia’s Hannah Mancini, Moldova’s Aliona Moon, Cyprus’ Despina Olympiou and Russia’s Dina Garipova.
The following acts would be eliminated: Montenegro’s Who See, Belarus’ Alyona Lanskaya, Croatia’s Klapa s Mora, Estonia’s Birgit Oigemeel, Lithuania’s Andrius Pojavis, and Belgium’s Roberto Bellarosa.
|Country and contestant||Votes||%|
|1. The Netherlands: Anouk with “Birds”||484||14.06%|
|2. Denmark: Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops”||437||12.70%|
|3. Serbia: Moje 3 with “Ljubav je svuda”||355||10.31%|
|4. Austria: Natália Kelly with “Shine”||284||8.25%|
|5. Ireland: Ryan Dolan with “Only Love Survives”||273||7.93%|
|6. Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich with “Gravity”||230||6.68%|
|7. Slovenia: Hannah Mancini with “Straight Into Love”||228||6.62%|
|8. Moldova: Aliona Moon with “A Million”||193||5.61%|
|9. Cyprus: Despina Olympiou with “An Me Thimase”||163||4.74%|
|10. Russia: Dina Garipova with “What If”||156||4.53%|
|11. Montenegro: Who See with “Ingranka”||145||4.21%|
|12. Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya with “Solayoh”||134||3.89%|
|13. Croatia: Klapa s Mora with “Mizerja”||131||3.81%|
|14. Estonia: Birgit Oigemeel with “Et uus saaks alguse”||90||2.61%|
|15. Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis with “Something”||70||2.03%|
|16. Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa with “Love Kills”||69||2%|
This is definitely the tougher of the two semi-finals. There’s a lot of depth here and it’s going to be hard to predict who will advance. wiwibloggs does not believe for a minute that Serbia will qualify in the Top 3. They’ll be lucky to qualify at all. And I think this poll seriously underrates Belarus’ Alyona Lanskaya. Her song is going to go down a treat across Europe, and will surely qualify. Expect Russia to finish in the Top 5 rather than squeaking through in spot #10.
We launched our poll to determine who will win the second semi-final on March 24. As of 25 March at 20:00 GMT, a total of 2,420 votes had been cast.
At the moment Romania’s Cezar Ouatu has a commanding lead with 504 votes. That’s nearly double Malta’s Gianluca Bezzina who sits in second with 263 votes. Cezar’s votes all rushed in at once on March 25, so we suspect his fan club or Facebook fans are busy spreading the word to vote Romania.
Finland’s Krista Siegfrids, Norway’s Margaret Berger, and Latvia’s Grupa PeR round out the Top 5. They each have more than 200 votes.
The other acts that will qualify for the final according to our poll are San Marino’s Valentina Monetta, Switzerland’s Takasa, Greece’s Koza mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis, Israel’s Moran Mazor and Bulgaria’s Elitsa & Stoyan.
According to our poll, the following countries will be eliminated: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iceland, Hungary, FYR Macedonia, Albania and Armenia.
|Country and contestant||Votes||%|
|1. Romania: Cezar Ouatu with “It’s My Life”||504||21.14%|
|2. Malta: Gianluca Bezzina with “Tomorrow”||263||11.03%|
|3. Finland: Krista Siegfrids with “Marry Me”||229||9.61%|
|4. Norway: Margaret Berger with “I Feed You My Love”||221||9.27%|
|5. Latvia: Grupa PeR with “Here We Go”||201||8.43%|
|6. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Crisalide”||194||8.14%|
|7. Switzerland: Takasa with “You and Me”||154||6.46%|
|8. Greece: Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis with “Alcohol is Free”||104||4.36%|
|9. Israel: Moran Mazor with “Rak bishvilo”||100||4.19%|
|10. Bulgaria: Elitsa and Stoyan with “Samo Shampioni”||94||3.94%|
|11. Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov with “Hold Me”||76||3.19%|
|12. Georgia: Nodi & Sophie with “Waterfall”||66||2.77%|
|13. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with “Ég á Líf”||54||2.27%|
|14. Hungary: ByeAlex with “Kedvesem”||43||1.80%|
|15. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano with ”Pred da se razdeni”||40||1.68%|
|16. Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko with “Identitet”||27||1.13%|
|17. Armenia: Dorians with “Lonely Planet”||14||0.59%|
wiwibloggs finds it difficult to believe that Latvia will qualify from this semi-final. Also, I’m fairly sure Azerbaijan and Georgia will qualify. Both have a stellar track record at Eurovision. Although I’m not into Georgia’s song, Nodi and Sophie can sing really well, and I’m sure the jury will reward them for that. And I really love Azerbaijan’s song—even if many of you do not—and think Farid will come through as well.
As for Romania, it’s daring to bring such a different song to Eurovision. The fact that “It’s My Life” won the popular vote in Romania in a landslide says something, and the man can sing. The song isn’t my cup of tea…but maybe some of y’all want to drink it all up. I’d be shocked if it won its semi-final…but I do think it can make the final.
What say you?
There are still several weeks to vote, so be sure to spread the word! These semi-final polls close on May 12 and May 14 at midnight, just ahead of each semi-final. And be sure to come back next week to vote in our next three polls: Who Will Win Eurovision 2013? Who Is Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2013? And Who Is Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model 2013?