The second semi-final at Eurovision 2014 is full of big personalities. Austria’s Conchita Wurst—the singer who is half woman, half sausage—will face off against Belarusian playboy TEO, FYR Macedonia’s self-described MILF Tijana, and Romania’s beloved duo Paula Seling & Ovi. Norway’s Carl Espen—one of the bookies’ favourites to win the whole shebang—will hope his meloncholic ballad is enough to overcome all of them.

Precisely who will qualify is anyone’s guess. But who do you want to see make it? You can listen to each of this year’s second semi-final contestants below (or by visiting our Contestants Page). Then vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you would like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count.

This poll closes on May 7 at midnight, just ahead of the second semi-final on May 8. It’s up to you, Europe. Start voting now!

You can also vote in our poll for the first semi-final by clicking here.

Second semi-final contestants

Austria: Conchita Wurst with “Rise like a Phoenix”
Belarus: Teo with “Cheesecake”
Finland: Softengine with “Something Better”
FYR Macedonia: Tijana Dapcevic with “To the Sky”
Georgia: The Shin with “Three Minutes to Earth”
Greece: Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd with “Rise Up”
Ireland: Can-linn feat Kasey Smith with “Heartbeat”
Israel: Mei Finegold with “Same Heart”
Lithuania: Vilija Mataciunaite with “Attention”
Malta: Firelight with “Coming Home”
Norway: Carl Espen with “Silent Storm”
Poland: Donatan and Cleo with “Slavic Girls”
Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi with “Miracle”
Slovenia: Tinkara Kovach with “Spet/Round and Round”
Switzerland: Sebalter with “Hunter of Stars”

Who will win the second semi-final?

 

The fun doesn’t have to end. You can also vote in our other Eurovision polls.

Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. You can keep up-to-date on the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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VoteKasey
VoteKasey
6 years ago

REMEMBER TO, VOTE SONG NUMBER 9 TONIGHT IN THE EUROVISION 2ND SEMI FINAL!!

If you think Kasey Smith is beautiful or Heartbeat is in your top 10 then… VOTE IRELAND TONIGHT! It’s free on the Eurovision app for android & apple so download & vote Ireland please!

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

So, we know the first ten qualifiers from the semi finals. Let’s now zone in on the second semi final: This is my honest opinion: Almost Certain Qualifiers Romania Norway Ireland (Best voting strength in the semi final. 9 allies in the semi alone, Including The UK, Norway, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Malta, Austria and Switzerland.) Greece Austria Will most likely get through Malta Israel (In light of what happened to Estonia tonight. I am a bit worried for this song now. If it was about my feelings, Israel would be an almost certain qualifier.) Switzerland (HOWEVER, this might end… Read more »

eurofan
6 years ago

my number one is MALTA .. great song … 12 points

Bihter
Bihter
6 years ago

@Day One (Marcus) Can you answer to my question? Why if win Greece the look on the greek face will be seem hilarious? I respect all opinions but this comment seems offensive!

redarrow
6 years ago

MALTA all the way ……. 12 points … very nice song and lirics…..

Harrei
Harrei
6 years ago

Hey guys 🙂

Look: https://twitter.com/michaelkealy1/status/462361912882495488/photo/1

Its the Greek & Irish acts hanging out together in Copenhagen 🙂 Kasey together with Freaky fortune & Risky Kidd. All being kind to each other and supporting each other.

Theres no war here. So please stop fighting 🙂

Jo
Jo
6 years ago

Listen guys this entire Greece/Ireland nonsense is getting out of hand. Both songs are great and will both qualify for final. However you can’t compare the two so its pointless. All that matters is that people ignore all of this crap and vote across all shows with their heart and not be railroaded by any online trolls. This is not the spirit of the Eurovision song contest Of course we all want to see our own county win but Europe will make the right decision and the best on the night will win. Good luck to all coz this year… Read more »

Kenti
Kenti
6 years ago

Stop this nonsense. Greece has a wonderful song. Ireland has a wonderful song. Both great songs. Both great countries. Why are you f**king fighting????????? STOP GUY!!!!!!! Seriously. Dont even respond to each other. Be the bigger man and stop being mean. Take all comments in your stride and let Europe decide 🙂 Please stop being negative. Its a waste of energy. Its much easier to love and be happy. Stop fighting 🙂 Please….do it for Eurovision. Do it for your love of Music and the love of your country. If you love your country and want your country to do… Read more »

Armenian guy
Armenian guy
6 years ago

@Wiwi Bloggs ahahahaha xD Nice try ! Shall I write “Barak Obama ” instead of my name ? or even “Putin “? WTH xD

Iliea
Iliea
6 years ago

All those pretending to be wiww bloggs you are fooling no one.

When wiwi bloggs makes a comment on a post it has a red banner and a star above its icon picture. Not just a plain generic comment icon.

Cathair
Cathair
6 years ago

Come on Kasey <3

Heartbeat should win, if it doesn't, top three. Favourite song this year.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi Wiwi Bloggs,

I never hacked the polls. I honestly don’t know what you are talking about.

Wiwi Bloggs
Wiwi Bloggs
6 years ago

@Deven O’ Kearney We are aware of what you are doing. Please stop hacking the poll in favor of Ireland. Also, stop making fake accounts in order to provoke people and cause a chaos on the site. If you don’t you will be banned. Thank you.

alex
alex
6 years ago

you are all losers! greece will win the second semi final!!! and in the grand final greece will be between 3-5!!!! 😉

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

VoteKasey

I agree, Greece has no chance of winning the semi final. Check their profile over on ESCTIPS. They only got like 2.5 stars out of 5. Belarus has no chance of winning this semi final either. Teo can’t sing. He sounds like Eldar Gasimov talking when he sings. If anything, both Greece and Belarus will be borderline qualifiers. Either Norway, Romania, Israel or Ireland will win this semi final.

VoteKasey
VoteKasey
6 years ago

Greece will not win the second semi final!
Ireland has more of chance of winning the 2nd Semi final and the Grand Final!!!

For those of you who said Teo – Cheesecake is better than Ireland’s entry, you must be joking? Belarus’s entry is outdated and not good at all!!

VOTE IRELAND IN THIS POLL, 2ND SEMI FINAL & THE GRAND FINAL!!

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

GrRulesESC,

Are you one of those Greek trolls that keep rigging the polls?

GrRulesEsc
GrRulesEsc
6 years ago

@Deven O’Kearney Oh god, you are clueless. 1: Many of the jury members are rappers this year, don’t expect Greece to be destroyed from them. Top 3 in televoting for sure. Certain qualifier. 2. Can-Linn is gorgeous but she is pationless. She has no soul. The song is ok (strong chorus but in general nothing special at all). Belarus is going to vanish Ireland, Teo has charisma, Can-Linn hasn’t. Ireland will struggle to qualify. 3. Romania is going to win the semi and do really well in the final. Returning artists, good staging, catchy song and a killer high note… Read more »

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I am just going to summarize this semi final: Malta: Very nice song. I love the barnhouse vibe that comes about this song. It should qualify and come in and around 7-10 in the semi finals. Israel: Wow, big difference from both Izabo and Moran Mazor. This is a really spicy entry and Mei reminds me of Beyonce. Definite qualifier. 1st-4th in semi finals. Norway: This is a nice enough entry. However, Norway have sent better entries in the past. Is it a qualifier? Yes. Austria: Jaysus, This is f**king QUALITY entry from Ms. Wurst. Austria, Why did you send… Read more »

SteliosN
SteliosN
6 years ago

To be honest I love Heartbeat as well 😛 Adore the chorus and the dancers but I can’t really seeing it doing better than Rise up

PS: Can-Linn is gorgeous

Carl
Carl
6 years ago

Hi SteliousN

I’m from Ireland. And I love Greece’s song. It’s a catchy fun upbeat dance tune. I’ve been listening to it constantly. One of my favourite songs this year. Hope your country does well. We don’t need to fight and argue and say bad things about each others country’s song. Thats not in the spirit of the competition. Wishing Greece well in the semi final and grand final. It gets high points from me 🙂

x

SteliosN
SteliosN
6 years ago

@Tarin

Lol. Please have a look at this:
http://www.oddschecker.com/tv/eurovision/winner

And you are Irish. And you have to wake up. Stop dreaming

Tarin
Tarin
6 years ago

@steliousN

Ireland is higher than Greece in the bettings odds lol.

Greece is at 50/1

Ireland is 40/1

And 4 places higher than Greece.

Greece is at 16th to win.

Ireland is 12th.
And Im not Irish.Im from Spain.

SteliosN
SteliosN
6 years ago

We are deluding ourselves? Have a look at the current bets… Ireland is at the BOTTOM! Wake up! There’s no way Ireland does better than Greece… Not in this world

Kreylin
Kreylin
6 years ago

Greece will qualify 100% but I agree with the comment below. It’s too just a club banging dance song. It does not have musical quality only banging and mess and noes. Its a joke song. A novelty. A ballad will win this year. Like Armenia or Sweeden or mid tempo songs like Hungry or Ireland.

Sorry to all you greeks but you are deluding yourselfs voting for your own country lol

Bye.

Marsha
Marsha
6 years ago

Greece has a really good song. I like it a lot. But its not a Eurovision song. Its too messy and the juries will not vote for it. They will prefer to chose a song with real quality and real singing. But dont hate me for saying that. Because its a great song and I love listening to it but the juries are going to vote for a song with better singing and better melody. Greece is just a loud dance song with beats and barely any singing in it lol. It will qualify for sure. But it wont win.… Read more »

LiliDekavala
LiliDekavala
6 years ago

Irish people keep voting in these polls and they think that this is going to change their fate in the contest! Greece will win!

Escstar9
Escstar9
6 years ago

GREECE NORWAY AND ROMANIA!

SteliosN
SteliosN
6 years ago

Of course Greece is going to win it. Ireland will struggle to qualify!

PeterAlex89
PeterAlex89
6 years ago

My predictions for the qualifiers of the second semi final with total results of juries and televoting:
1st.Greece
2nd.Norway
3rd.Israel
4th.Romania
5th.Austria
6th.Finland
7th.Ireland
8th.Switzerland
9th.Slovenia
10th.Malta
Failed to pass to grand final:
11th.Poland
12th.Belarus
13th.Lithuania
14th.FYROM
15th.Georgia

Jake Dan
Jake Dan
6 years ago

Greece wont win the semi lol. It’s too obnoxious, loud, over produced, too youth, too club. Tbh, I actually think its a great song. Id listen to it getting ready to go on a night out. I’d dance to it in a club. I’d listen to it in my car with the windows rolled down cruising along in the sunshine. BUT its not a Eurovision song unfortunately. It wont appeal to the mass voting public. The juries will also not this type of song when scoring. They will qualify but with a low placing 7th or 8th.

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

I think these results are fairly accurate about the semi final, I think Greece will win the semi final, with Ireland in second place and Romania in third. As for saying that Ireland sounds dated, it really doesnt!!!! It is a mixture of modern pop and Irish traditional which works really well, and worked well for Denmark last year when their Irish-influenced song actually won.

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

@ SteliosN
If ‘Heartbeat’ is dated just because it has traditional Irish elements well then so is ‘Only Teardrops’ which is actually more dated because ‘Heartbeat’ has got modern pop and traditional Irish mixed together nicely. It should qualify for the final at least.

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Hi SteliosN

If ‘Heartbeat’ is dated just because it has traditional Irish elements well then so is ‘Only Teardrops’ which is actually more dated because ‘Heartbeat’ has got modern pop and traditional Irish mixed together nicely. It should qualify for the final at least.

SteliosN
SteliosN
6 years ago

@Deven O’Kearney Ireland is not going to win. Romania or Greece will rule in the semi and Sweden or Armenia in the final. Heartbeat is too dated to win (I enjoy the chorus though!)

redarrow
6 years ago

MALTA number 1 …

sagead
sagead
6 years ago

1. Romania
2. Israel
3.Ireland
Hello, Romania win the ESC 2014 believe in Romania the ESC 2015 can come in Bucharest. So vote for Romania Its a miracle …… TEAM Miracle

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I think that if Kasey Smith does win, Ireland with would have easily created an outstanding dynamic like Germany did with Lena Meyer Landrut. Will it be a run-away, I don’t know! Hopefully, provided that we win, we will do so comfortably.

Please tell me who you think should win Eurovision 2014. 😀

Nikos
6 years ago

My top 10 of the second semi final in random order:
Romania
Israel
Greece
Finland
Switzerland
Norway
Belarus
Poland
Austria
Lithuania

Any comments????

redarrow
6 years ago

hope that MALTA will win …

davve
davve
6 years ago

i think conchita will!

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

This is my NEW prediction for the second semi final: 1. Ireland (208 points, 1st-15th place) 2. Israel (186 points, 1st-17th place) 3. Romania (160 points, 5th-14th place) 4. Finland (117 points, 7th-20th place) 5. Greece (103 points, 7th-23rd place) 6. Malta (91 points, 10th-19th place) 7. Norway (79 points, 13th-24th place) 8. Austria (66 points, 15th-26th place) 9. Belarus (58 points, 16th-26th place) 10. Switzerland (55 points, 20th-26th place) —————————————————————————————————— 11. Poland (48 points, COMMENT: What can I say, I think it is just a piece of urban trash. Cleo looks like Tulisa (from X Factor UK) in a… Read more »

Degiane
Degiane
6 years ago

Ireland is a new favourite from all the polls and booking agent favourites.

Hope they win 🙂

Bonsouir

airis
airis
6 years ago

Come and vote for the bests! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf28tOfghs4

Joseph
Joseph
6 years ago

1. Ireland

IRELAND TO WIN!!!

Vote Ireland guys, great song, fantastic vocals and traditional Irish elements. What’s not to love!!

Dubin2015<3

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Which country has the best chance of winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in semi final 2?

1. Romania
2. Ireland
3. Israel
4. Norway

Please tell me what you think. 😀

Vasileios-Konstantinos Arvanitakis
Vasileios-Konstantinos Arvanitakis
6 years ago

My poll
Pass
1 Greece 142
2 Ireland121
3Norway114
4Slovenia 91
5Romania86
6 Austria 66
7 Malta 60
8 Finland 58
9F.Y.R.O.M55
10Georgia53
Fail to pass
11Poland 50
12Lithuania47
13Israel 44
14Switserland39
15Belarus18

Nathan UK
Nathan UK
6 years ago

Ireland is going to win this semi and the grand final

Mateser
Mateser
6 years ago

Ireland is my winner.

Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

I think it is a 2 horse race to win between:

Armenia and Ireland

These are not necessarily my favourite acts this year. I am basing it on polls and betting odds. Even though their odds have lengthened, Armenia is still the favourite. As for Ireland, their odds have been slashed pretty significantly and their is a lot of support in the polls. They are also the favourites to win in other countries believe it or not.
Hence, Ireland or Armenia will win this year.

Tell me your opinion.