The first rehearsals for the first semi-final concluded earlier today, so it seems like a good time to check in our our poll for who will win the first semi-final.
Since the launch of the first semi-final-poll on March 20, we have counted a total of 17,217 votes. Since the last update on the 9th of April, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Sweden have claimed a stronger grip as the favourites in this semi. here’s what our readers are thinking…
Armenia’s Aram Mp3, who stated in his ‘meet and greet‘ that he was very happy with the first rehearsal in Copenhagen, is still in the lead. He is numero uno with a total of 5,203 votes, or almost 28 percent of all those. This is less then the 31.47% Armenia had in the last update, so they definitely need to stay focused.
Azerbaijan’s Dilara, who decided to take a trapeze-artist to the rehearsal, remains runner-up, with 19.05% of the votes (this indicates a total of 3,274 votes). Can Dilara maintain the second spot or will Sweden “Undo” second place?
At the moment, Sanna, who really ‘owned the stage‘ during her first rehearsal, is slowly but surely closing in. Sweden is the only contestant who saw her percentage increase in the poll since the 9th of April. Sanna has 1,582 votes now (9.21 %, against 8.87 % in the earlier update).
Moldova, Russia and Iceland are still sitting at the bottom of the poll. Iceland in particular is struggling to gain traction with our readers. Some of our Wiwibloggers were unimpressed after the first rehearsal. Perhaps this will change after the second rehearsal?
First semi-poll standings (29 april)
1. Armenia: Aram Mp3 with “Not Alone” 5,203 30.28%
2. Azerbaijan: Dilara with “Start a Fire” 3,274 19.05%
3. Sweden: Sanna Nielsen with “Undo” 1,582 9.21%
4. Hungary: András Kállay-Saunders with “Running” 996 5.8%
5. Latvia: Aarzemnieki with “Cake to Bake” 823 4.79%
6. Netherlands: The Common Linnets with “Calm After the Storm” 722 4.2%
7. San Marino: Valentina Monetta with “Maybe” 719 4.18%
8. Ukraine: Maria Yaremchuk with “Tick-Tock” 611 3.56%
9. Montenegro: Sergej Cetkovic with “Moj svijet” (My World) 566 3.29%
10. Estonia: Tanja with “Amazing” 547 3.18%
11. Belgium: Axel Hirsoux with “Mother” 504 2.93%
12. Albania: Hersiana Matmuja with “One Night’s Anger” 424 2.47%
13. Portugal: Suzy with “Quero Ser Tua” 380 2.21%
14. Moldova: Cristina Scarlat with “Wild Soul” 341 1.98%
16. Russia: The Tolmachevy Twins with “Shine” 302 1.76%
17. Iceland: Pollapönk with “No prejudice” 191 1.11%
What do you think? Who deserves to be on top in the first semi?
Daphne Dee contributed this report from Belgium. Follow her on Twitter @JacinthaD1. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page