The bookies have Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw down as the favourite to win Eurovision 2015 and, before that, semi final 2. He’s not just brining “Heroes” — a mainstream songs with shades of David Guetta. He’s also bringing an amazing digital projection screen which tells the story of a stick figure struggling to make friends.

Victory won’t be a walk in the park. In the second semi-final perennial Eurovision contenders Azerbaijan are fielding Elnur Huseynov, a Eurovision veteran and the winner of The Voice of Turkey. He is on the hunt with his song “Hour of the Wolf”. Then there’s Slovenia’s husband-wife duo Maraaya. With their catchy number “Here for You” they’ve emerged as the bookies’ outside pick to win it all. In an unexpected turn of events we find ourselves asking, “Ljubljana 2016?”

In terms of qualifiers, semi-final 2 seems wide open. While semi-final 1 is definitely an Eastern affair, this semi is much less predictable. It’s a nice opportunity for smaller countries that normally struggle to make the final to do so. From Latvia’s Aminata Savadogo (“Love Injected”) to Israel’s Nadav Guedj (“Golden Boy”) recent non-qualifiers have a major chance for revenge…

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 20 at midnight, just ahead of the second semi-final on May 21. It’s up to you, Europe. Start voting now!

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

SEMI-FINAL 2 CONTESTANTS

Azerbaijan: Elnur Huseynov with “Hour of the Wolf”

Cyprus: Giannis Karagiannis with “One Thing I Should Have Done”

Czech Republic: Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta with “Hope Never Dies

Iceland: María Ólafsdóttir with “Unbroken”

Ireland: Molly Sterling with “Playing with Numbers

Israel: Nadav Guedj with “Golden Boy

Latvia: Aminata Savadogo with “Love Injected”

Lithuania: Monika & Vaidas with “This Time

Malta: Amber with “Warrior”

Montenegro: Knez with “Adio”

Norway: Mørland & Debrah Scarlett with “A Monster Like Me”

Poland: Monika Kuszynska with “In the Name of Love

Portugal: Leonor Andrade with “Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa”

San Marino: Michele Perniola and Anita with “Chain of Lights”

Slovenia: Maraaya with “Here for You”

Sweden: Måns Zelmerlöw with “Heroes

Switzerland: Mélanie Réne with “Time to Shine”

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fan @ euro
6 years ago

my vote goes to MALTA ……

Jn
Jn
6 years ago

malta

Vaskos Arvanitakis
Vaskos Arvanitakis
6 years ago

1PORTUGAL 140
2MALTA 139
3SWEDEN 139
4IRELAND 136
5AZERBAIJAN 116
6NORWAY 78
7ICELAND 74
8SLOVENIA 68
9POLAND 61
10LITHUANIA 55
11LATVIA 48
12CYPRUS 38
13MONTENEGRO 32
14SWITZERLAND 31
15ISRAEL 28
16SAN MARINO 27
17CZECH REPUBLIC 8

Richardpp
Richardpp
6 years ago

Portugal <3<3
Azerbaijan <3 <3
Malta <3 <3
Israel <3 <3
Sweden <3 <3

ruth45
ruth45
6 years ago

It is time for Portugal to show! Almost all the other countries lie below! Portugal will turn grand final
PORTUGAL GO GO GO <3 <3
I am from Italy

charle91
charle91
6 years ago

I’m from Norway and I love the music of Azerbaijan and Portugal
For the first time I will vote in these two countries! Azerbaijan and Portugal <3 <3 <3

john_log
john_log
6 years ago

12 points to Azerbaijan
10 points to Norway
8 points to Portugal
7 points to Slovenia
6 points to Sweden
5 points to Iceland
4 points to Israel
3 points to Malta
2 points to Lithuania
1 point to Switzerland

meli@euro
6 years ago

my points are going to MALTA ….

Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

My top:

Qualifiers

1º Portugal
2º Malta
3º Slovenia
4º Iceland
5º Azerbaijan
6º Sweden
7º Lituania
8º Switzerland
9º Latvia
10º Israel

Not-qualifiers:

11º Poland
12º Montenegro
13º Norway (sorry)
14º Czech Republic
15º San Marino
16º Ireland
17º Cyprus

It’s sad, Portugal out again with music is amazing.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

It is difficult to choose only 10 songs to go to the final. I don’t dislike any of the songs in this final. I know Sweden is likely to win but I can’t put it in my Top 10 because I want more than a rear projection and an Oh Oh Oh chant. It’s a catchy song & Mans is awesome but it’s tough in the semi. 1 Azerbaijan 2 Slovenia 3 Israel 4 Ireland 5 Czech Republic 6 Cyprus 7 Lithuania 8 Montenegro 9 Norway 10 Switzerland ============= 11 Latvia 12 Iceland 13 Poland 14 Sweden 15 Malta 16… Read more »

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Absolutely love Molly’s song, its really good, but there is not a hope in hell that its going to win this semi final. Either Sweden, Slovenia or Norway will manage that. In saying that though, Ireland does deserve to qualify and do well. Why is always Ireland that gets inflated every year? My predicted Qualifiers are: in no particular order: Sweden Norway Iceland Azerbaijan Ireland Slovenia Poland Latvia Malta either Czech Republic or Montenegro. Really hope Israel and Lithuania dont qualify, these songs grate on me. I dont particular like Malta or Latvia either, but these are fan favorites which… Read more »

Kelly
Kelly
6 years ago

My top 3:
1….Portugal
2….Azerbaijan
3….Latvia

Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

Portugal deserves to be in the final for its fantastic song, everyone vote in Portugal in the second semi final, 21 May, is well deserved.

PORTUGALLLLL !!!!!!! LEONOR ANDRADE !!!!!!!!

Monika
Monika
6 years ago

My top 17:
1.PORTUGAL(<3,<3,<3,<3,<3)
2.Slovenia (<3,<3,<3)
3.Azerbaijan(<3)
4.Israel
5.Norway
6.Lithuania
7.Montenegro
8.Latvia
9.Switzerland
10.Malta
11.Ireland
12.Cezch Republic
13.San Marino
14.Iceland
15.Poland
16.Cyprus
17.Sweden ( I HATE THE MUSIC OF SWEDEN)

oliver
oliver
6 years ago

my top 5 (semi final 2)

1.Portugal
2.Slovenia
3.Azerbaijan
4.Latvia
5.Norway

Aleksandra
Aleksandra
6 years ago

top 3:
1.Portugal (<3 , my favourite song of this ESC)
2.Azerbaijan
3.Latvia

Enzo
Enzo
6 years ago

My top 5 :
1.Portugal
2.Sweden
3.Israel
4.Cyprus
5.Montenegro

Marija
Marija
6 years ago

My top 3:
1.Portugal
2.Slovenia
3.Iceland

Erik
Erik
6 years ago

My top 5 (SF2)
1.Portugal
2.Norway
3.Sweden
4.Israel
5.Latvia

Molly
Molly
6 years ago

my top 10:
1.PORTUGAL
2.Azerbaijan
3.Sweden
4.Latvia
5.Norway
6.Slovenia
7.Iceland
8.Ireland
9.Montenegro
10.Malta

John
John
6 years ago

my top 17:
1.Portugal
2.Latvia
3.Norway
4.Iceland
5.Azerbaijan
6.Slovenia
7.Sweden
8.Switzerland
9.Malta
10.Ireland
11.Lithuania
12.Israel
13.Montenegro
14.Czech Republic
15.San Marino
16.Poland
17.Cyprus

João
João
6 years ago

My qualifiers :

10) Portugal
9) Poland
8) Azerbeijan
7) Lithuania
6) Norway
5) Switzerland
4) Iceland
3) Slovenia
2) Malta
1) Sweden

Per
Per
6 years ago

My favorats are:
1: Sweden
2: Iceland
3:
4:
5:
7:
8:
9:
10: Ireland

patrick
patrick
6 years ago

IREAND FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

André
André
6 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/EurovisionSongContest/posts/10153251027703007?comment_id=10153251040083007&notif_t=like&hc_location=ufi – Like please, vote in Portugal in the second semifinal, # 7 song, we want to reach final, #team leonor andrade

Theoni Kotsafti
Theoni Kotsafti
6 years ago

Semi2 http://vote.pollcode.com/86315471 (up to 1218 votes)

Theoni Kotsafti
Theoni Kotsafti
6 years ago

Semi2 http://vote.pollcode.com/86315471 (only 1218 people can)

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Wow… TEN of those songs will be in the final? Final spots will probably come down to who has the cinematography and stage show to make their weak song look good.

G. Skarsgard
G. Skarsgard
6 years ago

My ranking of the 2nd semifinal:
1 – Norway
2 – Portugal
3 – Sweden
4 – Iceland
5 – Poland
6 – Irlanda
7 – Israel
8 – Lithuania
9 – Azerbaijan
10 – Czech Republic

Karon
Karon
6 years ago

Azerbaijan the best!!!!

Love Leonor
Love Leonor
6 years ago

Leonor will go to Portugal’s Got Talent on 12th April (Sunday)

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

Slovenia is never gona winn. Its a bad son, and a bad voice

Theoni Kotsafti
Theoni Kotsafti
6 years ago
Theoni Kotsafti
Theoni Kotsafti
6 years ago

For second semi final vote http://vote.pollcode.com/86315471

luke@euro
6 years ago

MALTA the best 12 points …

Alena
Alena
6 years ago

Azerbaijan

DANNY SÉNIOR
6 years ago

My ranking for the 10 plus of the 2nd semifinal is as follows:
1 – Sweden
2 – Cyprus
3 – Portugal
4 – San Marino
5 – Israel
6 – Irlanda
7 – Poland
8 – Lithuania
9 – Iceland
10 – Czech Republic

Manne
6 years ago

Jag kanske har missuppfattat den här tävlingen. Trodde att den bästa låten förtjänas attvinna, och inte länder som aldrig vunnit. Slovenien kommer aldrig att vinna, då måste dom ha bättre låt, och bättre sångerska.

George from Spain
George from Spain
6 years ago

The winner gotta be Slovenia! it’s a country that deserves winning the most because they always bring super-good song to the contest yet they don’t qualify just because it’s Slovenia and not, say, Sweden. Sweden as a favorite?! ohhh c’mon!!! if that guy with that unoriginal song (the only original part is its delivery) won I would throw up. Sweden has won the contest enough! and now the win will have to be for Slovenia and get the revenge of all the other past years, Specially in 2011 with Maya Keuc; Keuc was the true winner of that year, instead… Read more »

raquel
raquel
6 years ago

Last friday, Leonor sung her eurovision song on a tv show, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4DnkOjviOQ

PORTUGAL 2016 ! #teamleonor

ulya
ulya
6 years ago

1.Azerbaijan

Tural
Tural
6 years ago

Azerbaijan & Israel

Euro Vision
Euro Vision
6 years ago

My qualifiers:

Azerbaijan
Iceland
Ireland
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovenia
Sweden

Liebe aus Deutschland x

Manne
6 years ago

Norge och Slovenien, är dom sämsta låtarna i år. Förstår inte att dom är så populära. Slovenska sångerskan sjunger surt usch!

Rodrigo
Rodrigo
6 years ago

Portugal is ok but this year the victory will be decided between Slovenia and Italy.

André
André
6 years ago

Europe, vote in Portugal in the semi final 2, please

Paulo
Paulo
6 years ago

Lol I’m from Portugal but this is embarrassing. Can’t you see that almost all comments saying Portugal is their favourite come from the same guy (or guys)? It’s so obvious! Just take a look at the bottom part of the comments, no one likes it and it’s always on the last places. But suddenly it changes! Everyone likes it, everyone says it’s original, everyone says it’s great! And no, it has nothing to do with the final version of the song, because all comments were written at least 3 days after the release of that video. Anyway, I must admit… Read more »

erik
erik
6 years ago

Go Azerbaijan Go Elnur

Zander Zion
Zander Zion
6 years ago

Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenia, Montenegro, Israel,Norway,Azerbaijan,Ireland,Malta, San Marino.

Anyways Ill be happy as long my first 5 got the slot and as long as NO FINAL to Sweden. why? 1) its a sampling not an original song 2) only the animation is great.

Mikhail
Mikhail
6 years ago

Portuguese song is growing on me since i listened to their new version! Probably the best entry in 2nd semi-final. Good luck!