Wiwi’s readers have cast a total of 9,254 votes in our poll to determine the winner of the second semi-final. If they have it right then Azerbaijan’s Farid Mammadov will win in a landslide with Romania’s Cezar Ouatu finishing a distant second.

The Azerbaijani heartthrob, who is also a front-runner in our search for Eurovision’s Next Top Male Model, earned a whopping 2,851 votes—or 31% of all those cast. Clearly his workout series and amazing rehearsals have made a difference. (Or maybe it was his charming interview on wiwibloggs, or his sizzling shirtless photo?). In any case, we hope that he’s let that dancer out of the glass box!

Romania’s Cezar Ouatu finished more than 800 votes behind Farid. In recent days our take on his first rehearsal has triggered a whole lot of drama on the comments page, but we still love Cezar no matter what y’all think. He totally had chemistry with one of our bloggers.

According to our poll, Malta, Norway, Greece, San Marino, Finland, Switzerland, Israel and Latvia will also advance.

Complete Results

Contestant Votes %
1. Azerbaijan: Farid Mammadov with “Hold Me” 2,851 30.81%
2. Romania: Cezar Ouatu with “It’s My Life” 2,004 21.66%
3. Malta: Gianluca Bezzina with “Tomorrow” 743 8.03%
4. Norway: Margaret Berger with “I Feed You My Love” 579 6.26%
5. Greece: Koza Mostra & Agathonas Iakovidis with “Alcohol is Free” 497 5.37%
6. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Crisalide” 463 5%
7. Finland: Krista Siegfrids with “Marry Me” 375 4.05%
8. Switzerland: Takasa with “You and Me” 299 3.23%
9. Israel: Moran Mazor with “Rak bishvilo” 261 2.82%
10. Latvia: Grupa PeR with “Here We Go” 228 2.46%
11. Bulgaria: Elitsa and Stoyan with “Samo Shampioni” 209 2.26%
12. Iceland: Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson with “Ég á Líf” 176 1.90%
13. Georgia: Nodi & Sophie with “Waterfall” 165 1.78%
14. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Esma & Lozano with ”Pred da se razdeni” 135 1.46%
15. Hungary: ByeAlex with “Kedvesem” 120 1.30%
16. Albania: Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko with “Identitet” 91 0.98%
17. Armenia: Dorians with “Lonely Planet” 58 0.63%

Photo: Sander Hesterman (EBU)

You can read our song reviews on the Wiwi Jury page. Then read the lyrics to this year’s entries on our contestants page. And then vote for your favourite contestants in our various polls.

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nargiz
nargiz
8 years ago

azerbaijan farid mammedov. number one

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

I had no doubt about Farid winning! And now it hangs on the grand finale – which I’m sure he’ll perform in superbly!

Natalie
Natalie
8 years ago

I truly believe that Azerbaijan will win also garnd Final!!!

nikki
8 years ago

Farid i love you because you are perfect man

Murad Ali
8 years ago

FERID WE BELIVE YOU!

AZERBAIJAN

Zarko
8 years ago

Nice performance! Charismatic guy!

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

Come on San Marino 12 points from the United Kingdom, sorry we cant vote for you tonight. Will vote for you in the final on Saturday, fingers crossed.

Maryam
Maryam
8 years ago

FARID!! FARID!! FARID!! You can do it! You”l rock EUROVISION!!!!!
Im from Azerbaijan , so no matter who i vote for ill always hope azerbaijan winns

fira
8 years ago

AZERBAIJAN ESC 2013 IN BAKU 😀

Shanice
Shanice
8 years ago

Goodluck MALTA!!

Leta
Leta
8 years ago

I’m sure, that Azerbaijan will win the final too! Good luck, Farid (:

Varya
Varya
8 years ago

go for it! we are with you:)

Alexander
Alexander
8 years ago

That’s true! Azerbaijan has the best song in this year’s Eurovision! Good luck to Farid!

Stefanie
Stefanie
8 years ago

Farid!! You are the best!! 12 points from Germany

AZERON
8 years ago

I LOVE YOU “AZERBAIJAN”

Niaza
8 years ago

Farid butun Azerbaycan seninledi sen birincisen…

Niaza
8 years ago

SUPER

Abbi
Abbi
8 years ago

I’m going to vote for Azerbaijan this year!!
They always have good, strong performances, songs !
Farid Good Luck from Italy!!)))

fira
8 years ago

FARID <3

nigzz
nigzz
8 years ago

12 POINTS TO FARID FROM DUBAI!

scarlish
8 years ago

i hope this year malta will win comeon europe you is the cutiest song there is this year

SQFan
SQFan
8 years ago

I really, really hope Cezar qualifies. I also hope that he places higher than Norway and Denmark. If that happens, it would make up this rather lacking year of Eurovision.

Jack
Jack
8 years ago

ISRAEL — TOO UNDERRATED!!!!!

Eltun
8 years ago

ESC 2013 Winner Farid Mammadov !

Nathalie
8 years ago

Kedvešem ? 🙂

Joe
Joe
8 years ago

Malta the winner for me 🙂

redarrow
8 years ago

@bahar thanks for your vote pls vote again this year for us maybe will win this year thanks 🙂

Bahar
Bahar
8 years ago

@redarrow I like Malta’s song 🙂 Last year I was voting from UK for Kurt 🙂
Thanks for 12 points Malta 🙂 Last year I expected Malta to win 🙁

Ann
Ann
8 years ago

Yeah!!!!!!!:) He is great:)))

Bahar
Bahar
8 years ago

Everything will find out in final :/)
I like refreshing song of Malta with cute boy 🙂
Like San-Marino’s song
Norway is interesting 🙂
Farid is my favourite 🙂
Israel song is interesting too :/)
These are my semifinal favourites 🙂

Bahar
Bahar
8 years ago

Redarrow I am agree with you <3 Malta has lovely and refreshing song and cute singer 🙂 Can't vote on semifinal 🙁

daniel
8 years ago

i hope malta will win this year they deserve to win for at least one time. so my 12 points going to malta this year good luck malta

RAM?L
RAM?L
8 years ago

fer?d mammedov

redarrow
8 years ago

for me azerbaijan or malta should win dont forget to vote for us azerbaijan we always give you the 12 points 🙂

don
don
8 years ago

Come on Finland <3

SAVALAN
SAVALAN
8 years ago

Beware! Farid is coming! : D

Liam
Liam
8 years ago

He’s just perfect. I’m hoping for Baku 2014.
That was the best stage performance I had ever seen.

Tereza
Tereza
8 years ago

Hold ME!!! Farid is the best one!!!

monarh
monarh
8 years ago

YEAH! He is going to win the whole contest! Get ready, the winner is coming!!

Julia
Julia
8 years ago

He will win in final too! Go, Azerbaijan!