We launched our polls to determine the winner of the Eurovision semi-finals on 19 March. Since then a total of 9,874 votes have been cast. Here’s a quick update on who’s on top and who is poised to crash out of the semis.

First Semi-Final

A total of 5,423 votes have been cast in the first semi-final poll. This semi is undoubtedly the stronger of the two, and includes a number of the bookies’ favourites including Anouk from the Netherlands, Emmelie de Forest from Denmark and Zlata Ognevich from Ukraine.

When we last checked in on 25 March, Serbia’s Moje 3 sat in third position with 355 votes. But buoyed by their performance in our search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model, the ladies have more than doubled their votes to 878. That puts them in first place, slightly ahead of Holland’s Anouk who has 806 votes. Denmark, Ukraine and Austria round out the top five.

According to our poll, the other contestants advancing to the final will be: Ireland, Slovenia, Moldova, Montenegro and Cyprus.

Russia, Belarus, Croatia, Estonia, Belgium and Lithuania will be eliminated. I find this difficult to believe. In my humble opinion Russia and Belarus will kick out Montenegro and Moldova.

results

Contestant Votes Percent
1. Serbia: Moje 3 with “Ljubav je svuda” 878 16.19%
2. The Netherlands: Anouk with “Birds” 806 14.86%
3. Denmark: Emmelie de Forest with “Only Teardrops” 690 12.72%
4. Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich with “Gravity” 357 6.58%
5. Austria: Natália Kelly with “Shine” 355 6.55%
6. Ireland: Ryan Dolan with “Only Love Survives” 351 6.47%
7. Slovenia: Hannah Mancini with “Straight Into Love” 303 5.59%
8. Moldova: Aliona Moon with “A Million” 286 5.27%
9. Montenegro: Who See with “Ingranka” 257 4.74%
10. Cyprus: Despina Olympiou with “An Me Thimase” 239 4.41%
11. Russia: Dina Garipova with “What If” 219 4.04%
12. Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya with “Solayoh” 179 3.30%
13. Croatia: Klapa s Mora with “Mizerja” 165 3.04%
14. Estonia: Birgit Oigemeel with “Et uus saaks alguse” 131 2.42%
15. Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa with “Love Kills” 104 1.92%
16. Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis with “Something” 103 1.90%

Second Semi-Final

A total of 4,451 votes have been cast in our second semi-final poll.

Romania’s Cezar Ouatu remains in the lead with 979 votes. That puts him ahead of Margaret Berger, who has moved up to second place from fourth place on 25 March. Malta’s Gianluca Bezzina is holding strong in third place. San Marino’s Valentina Monetta jumps two spots to fourth, and Greece’s Koza Mostra has climbed to fifth from eighth.

Finland, Switzerland, Latvia, Israel and Azerbaijan round out the top 10.

According to our poll, the following countries will be eliminated: Bulgaria, Georgia, Iceland, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Albania, and Armenia.

The qualifiers here seem reasonable. But I’m fairly certain Georgia will qualify, especially after listening to their amazing vocals at Eurovision in Concert. Latvia, which tanked with the Wiwi Jury, will struggle to make it. And I’m not yet convinced that Romania and Israel will qualify.

Results

Contestant Votes Percent
1. Romania: Cezar Ouatu with “It’s My Life” 979 22%
2. Norway: Margaret Berger with “I Feed You My Love” 465 10.45%
3. Malta: Gianluca Bezzina with “Tomorrow” 409 9.19%
4. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Crisalide” 381 8.56%
5. Greece: Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis with “Alcohol is Free” 313 7.03%
6. Finland: Krista Siegfrids with “Marry Me” 311 6.99%
7. Switzerland: Takasa with “You and Me” 251 5.64%
8. Latvia: Grupa PeR with “Here We Go” 218 4.90%
9. Israel: Moran Mazor with “Rak bishvilo” 210 4.72%
10. Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov with “Hold Me” 194 4.36%
11. Bulgaria: Elitsa and Stoyan with “Samo Shampioni” 169 3.80%
12. Georgia: Nodi & Sophie with “Waterfall” 136 3.06%
13. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with “Ég á Líf” 122 2.74%
14. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano with ”Pred da se razdeni” 103 2.31%
15. Hungary: ByeAlex with “Kedvesem” 91 2.04%
16. Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko with “Identitet” 59 1.33%
17. Armenia: Dorians with “Lonely Planet” 40 0.90%

What do you think? Who are the qualifiers from each semi-final?

You can also listen to all 39 Eurovision entries on our contestants page. You can also read our latest reviews and see the current standings on the Wiwi Jury page.

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Bahar
Bahar
7 years ago

Where are these results from? 🙂 who and where was voting? 🙂
every year on websites results, but on Eurovision different voting results 🙂

nikki
7 years ago

my love Azerbaijan and Farid number 1

Dreamer
Dreamer
7 years ago

Semifinal 2 (Alphabetic Order): Azerbaijan, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland 11) Bulgaria 12) Malta.

TaSha
TaSha
7 years ago

Serbia is ONLY WINNER :3
Go girls! Because, love is everywere 😀
We love you! ?
Girl in white ( mirna ) is angel, girl in red ( sara) is devil , and Nevena is just a girl who fall in love :3

mickey
mickey
7 years ago

only Serbia have great thing!

MOON-ROSE
7 years ago

I DONT AGREE WITH YOU!!!! BECAUSE NUMBER ONE FARID- HOLD ME

MOON-FLOWER
7 years ago

I DONT AGREE WITH YOU!!!! BECAUSE NUMBER ONE FARID- HOLD ME

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Wiwi: I have not even thought last year will qualify Mandingahave classified the song as a close contest Gypsiad and saw among the favorites. Who will understand?I apologize for not so perfect English

Alexander
Alexander
7 years ago

@Vio I respect your opinion and understand where you’re coming from, but it’s called “Eurovision Song Contest”, not “Eurovision Voice Contest”. It’s true that a singer’s vocal abilities can make or break a song, but in general, Eurovision places more emphasis on the song. Also, the English word for what I think you were describing is “acoustics” 🙂

Sasha
Sasha
7 years ago

I will run down the Malmo high street wrapped in nothing but a Georgian flag if Georgia fail to qualify!

Vio
Vio
7 years ago

My final comment (sorry for being such a nuisance :)) – I think the concert in Amsterdam was poorly organized, and this affected the performance of many artists to a great extent – the sound effects (sonorisation?, don´t know the English word) were horrible, it is unacceptable for an artist to keep adjusting his/her headphones during the show. That Milky Way club was not a brilliant idea for such a concert. I hope London will be different. @MF: you are right, too much soul. Better stick to music. @Alexander: I like opinions, that´s why I keep posting mine here. I… Read more »

MF
MF
7 years ago

@Alexander: Lorenzo was great, but his tragedy was Esma! It might not have sounded that bad in the theater due to the general noise, but now that Eurovision guys have cleaned up all the videos it’s clear who’s far from reality….I was not keen on this song anyway, but adding the partial English lyrics was a good idea…Now they are in danger of Esma spoiling it…and she’s not that cute as the Russian grannies 🙂

Lorelai
Lorelai
7 years ago

Thank you Wiwi Bloggs for making those information available. It just conformed to me what too often this contest is about.
As for my dear friend Charlton, he deservers no replay.
And yes I have more exciting things to do and places to go.

Charlton
Charlton
7 years ago

lorelai: you have an attitude problem. if you don’t like this blog then don’t come back to it and don’t put up your b*tchy comments. go to some boring site that reports boring facts about how great everyone is. even if you don’t agree with this site, at least it offers an honest opinion unlike the crap on eurovision.tv

Anca Ion
7 years ago

CEZAR is the best artist,great voice!!! Luv from America!!!

ioana
ioana
7 years ago

I bet on Russia. If Russia won in 2008 with Believe, it is so obvious that they will win in 2013 with What if, a much better song with a stronger message and a beautiful and sensitive Dina Garipova.

Lorelai
Lorelai
7 years ago

“this blog is meant to be fun”, so for the outcome of this contest it should has no relevance. However, I would really appreciate if somebody would help us remember what kind of the reception this “funny blog” gave to the last year’s entry from Russia. Just wondering, since in the end, that was a very well placed entry. Thank you.
P. S. Thank you for acknowledging, the news that matter come from organizations from across the Ocean ?.

Alexander
Alexander
7 years ago

@MF I agree that Esma was a big disappointment, but I also think Lozano was great. I kind of feel sorry for him…

@Vio Everyone has different opinions. WiwiBloggs is a fan website meant to be opinionated…that’s the whole point! It even says “–WITH ATTITUDE!” in the header. If you want straightforward Eurovision news where every entry is treated equally, head over to eurovision.tv 😉

MF
MF
7 years ago

@Vio: Don’t put your soul in this blog or Eurovision contest. Everybody has its own opinion. Who cares? Just yesterday here was a post about exceeding expectations and that FYR Macedonia was great. Eurovision just posted their video on YT from Eurovision in Concert – in my opinion it’s rather a tragedy – Esma is terrible and in this moment the video has 80 dislikes and 14 likes…I don’t agree with many of the reviews, but I find here and there people that have similar opinions as me.

Vio
Vio
7 years ago

Thanks, Wiwi Bloggs, do not worry, your blog is fun! (though sending me to CNN and the NY Times does not really have anything to do with the Eurovision, does it?) A little heated discussion does not harm anyone, and I did not want to be rude. Anyway, according to all these polls and predictions, I might as well try my luck at Eurovision next year, I got the recipe – teardrops, butterflies, unicorns, short skirt…… easy-peasy…

ines
ines
7 years ago

alyonaaaaaaaaaaaa

Jo
Jo
7 years ago

I want to do that bet with AlAlekoff!

Anthony
Anthony
7 years ago

@Vio, Sadly, even the bookies are with Wiwi Bloggs, who aren’t convinced about Romania’s Cezar doing well this year. And the quote, ‘You can’t please everybody’, very much applies to Cezar’s entry this year. Although I have a gut feeling that Romania might just scrape their way into the final.

Vio
Vio
7 years ago

Look, Wiwi Bloggs, if you call yourselves a “jury”, then stop calling yourselves “music unprofessionals” – otherwise, please, define “jury”. Unprofessionals are all the people who will vote in May, and who will be taken into account along with THE JURY. Can we just be honest and admit that Eurovision is not the beginning, nor the end of the world? It is only a (highly geopolitical) contest, which should have absolutely no relevance for a true fan of an artist! If you think that Cezar will not make into the final, you know what? It is only your simple opinion,… Read more »

nicolas
nicolas
7 years ago

Duke’re sorry! Caesar is the best in Semifinal 2! Has good voice, good song, and remarkable presence!

AlAlekoff
AlAlekoff
7 years ago

I bet my old signed Lordi t-shirt that Azerbaijan will finish higher than Romania! 😉

Duke
Duke
7 years ago

I can’t believe Romania is first! o.O Cezar’s voters can dream about that. I hope we will hear his crap only on 16th of May.