On March 23 we asked our readers to start voting for their favourites to win Eurovision 2015 semi final 2. As of 16:00 GMT on 21 April, we had collected a total of 12,259 votes. Molly Sterling’s song may be called ‘Playing With Numbers’ but according to our poll there’s only one number she’s playing with: number one. Ireland‘s act for Eurovision 2015 continues to lead the poll with 1,683 votes. 

Sweden‘s Måns Zelmerlöw narrowly trails with 1,396 votes and is followed in third by Slovenia‘s Maraaya with 1,195 votes. The Top 3 remains unchanged since last update and collectively has over 30% of all votes cast.

However, Malta‘s Amber has blazed past Azerbaijan‘s Elnur Huseynov into fourth place since our last update. Malta’s warrior has 1041 votes and has left Elnur in a close fifth on 933.

The other five qualifiers are the same: Norway, Iceland, Portugal, Israel and Latvia. Check out the order though – Iceland and Portugal have overtaken Israel. Latvia’s Aminata is only just clinging on to that last qualifying spot too. Switzerland‘s Mélanie René may be in eleventh place but only 24 votes separate her and Aminata.

Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Cyprus and San Marino remain adrift of the ten qualifying spots.

CURRENT STANDINGS OF SEMI FINAL 2 (AS OF 21 APRIL)

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3. Slovenia: Maraaya with “Here For You”  9.75%  (1,195 votes)
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9. Israel: Nadav Guedj with “Golden Boy”  5.61%  (688 votes)
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11. Switzelrand: Mélanie René with “Time to Shine”  4.65%  (570 votes)
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16. Cyprus: Giannis Karagiannis with “One Thing I Should Have Done”  1.53%  (187 votes)
17. San Marino: Michele Perniola and Anita with “Chain of Lights”  1.16%  (143 votes)

Total Votes : 12, 259

Don’t forget: the poll will run until the eve of the second semi-final, which takes place on May 21. You can still vote here.

Can Molly win the Semi-Final or are people cray? Is Måns the hero of your time? Do you think Iceland and Malta will just keep on rising? Let us know your opinion by commenting below!

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eurana
eurana
6 years ago

10 qualifiers for the semifinal 2 (my prediction, not my personal opinion)
1. Sweden
2. Slovenia
3. Azerbaijan
4. Norway
5. Israel
6. Czech Rep (welcomed)
7. Iceland
8. Montenegro
9. Poland
10. Switzerland

Malta as Belarus 2011 changed the rhythm of the song and the probably votes gone, so not qualify.
Iceland is too childish. Do not deserve the final.

richard
richard
6 years ago

Slovenia is just too overrated…..trust me

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

Here now, the same 10 criteria I used for my 1st wave of evaluations, I used for my 2nd wave. With Latvia and Azerbaijan dropping out of the top 10, here are my evaluations now:

9.49 Lithuania (up 2; a music video helps, even if only a little)
9.48 Montenegro
9.47 Ireland (up 1)
9.46 Sweden (down 3; Måns had better hurry with that replacement video)
9.46 Norway (down 3)
9.31 Cyprus (up 1)
9.29 Slovenia (new)
9.27 Iceland
9.23 Poland (new)
9.17 Israel (down 1)

marinek
marinek
6 years ago

MY TOP 3 IN THIS SEMI.
SWEDEN
SLOVENIA
NORWAY

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

Ireland is absolutely incredible. Doubt it will win but hopefully it does qualify.

I hope Portugal causes a surprise and gets through as well – there are only two non-English songs in this Semi and I’d love to see at least one get through, if not both.

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

@Chris, now that you put it that way, maybe it would be interesting to make a comparison between the results of a poll based on personal taste and another based on predictions. At the very least we could determine if the fanbase that frequents this site is capable of putting aside fanatism for once. Kind of like a social experiment.
On the other hand, if you want the most popular predictions, just go see the betting odds. I know that my top three is ecactly the same as the bookies’ (personal taste aside)

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@Tina: If I’m not mistaken, Latvia has yet to make a music video. Not that it matters, because of the 3 Baltic entries here, though the music is excellent, the lyrics don’t make any sense, and I think Aminata will be the one to fall by the wayside. Estonia has an outstanding story within its song, and a video to go with it; and Lithuania has outstanding lyrics and music for their song. If they both qualify (which they should), I expect them to slug it out for points as they campaign for the top 10.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
6 years ago

@Tina: Austria should; they made videos for Conchita and Natália. Germany came late with their video for Elaiza; I expect one of the following: (1) They’ll release a video for Ann Sophie late in the month or early in May, or (2) Their confidence, following Andreas’ withdrawal, may have been so thoroughly shattered that they might not make a video this time, because they don’t believe they stand a chance. Portugal didn’t make a video for Suzy last year. I doubt very much that they will make one for Leonor; and if she has even a small chance of qualifying… Read more »

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@ Mar
But you’re forgetting that the taste of Eurovision’s fans is very specific and rarely covers with the final outcome. In May very various and random viewers will vote. It is not the same. If the question was “who will win”, people here would take into consideration other factors than just their personal taste, for example: neighbouring voting, juries’ taste, message issue etc. By the way, even some readers here are naming the list of the coutries which should win and which will win. Therefore, the separate voting could be interesting. But it is just proposition.

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

I like Cyprus and I’ll support them!

Tom
Tom
6 years ago

Well comparing to who we want to winthe entire poll, this one makes no sense…clearly this isnt accurate. I believe the top ten will go like this.
1. Sweden
2. Slovenia
3. Azerbaijan
4. Norway
5. Israel
6. Czech Republic ((juries and neighbor voting.))
7. Lithuania
8. Poland
9. Latvia
10. Ireland

Esceire
Esceire
6 years ago

IMO the certain qualifiers are : Sweden,Norway,Azerbaijan
Certain Non qualifiers : San Marino,Israel,Portugal,Switzerlands
and then its a battle between 10 for the final 7 spots. Poland would be a cert non qualifier if she was anywhere else other than 17th int he running order tbh.

Esceire
Esceire
6 years ago

@Graph How is the Irish song old fashioned?

Graph
Graph
6 years ago

Come on guys, you complain about Cyprus, Montenegro, and San Marino being boring or old fashioned and leave them in the bottom three, but then you vote Ireland on top???

Hahahaha!

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

I don’t really see the point in voting for who you think will win. There is an obvious correlation between personal taste and succes/popularity at Eurovision. Surely the night of the show people won’t vote for who they think is the most likely winner, but for the act they like the most.

Arianator
Arianator
6 years ago

Azerbaijan

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

I still think Molly is at best a borderline qualifier, but she might be able to pull a Common Linnets and get an undeserved high placing in the final with the right staging.
One thing I’m willing to bet my life on, is that Portugal won’t qualify.

davve
davve
6 years ago

Måns Zelmerlöw will win this semifinal!! for sure.

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@:) , a dark horse, my guess Malta , because at first i really hated the song when she was screeching during National Final. but now the new version i really Love, because at first there was really no orchestra so plenty of room to overscream it, but now with the orchestra her voice really has more passion and she starts slow, i listen every day to this song, and i love it more and more. the storytelling is awesome, love her background doing charity work in Tanzania , also charity work for people with down syndrome. so i don’t… Read more »

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

@ Angus @ William
Can you make also a separate voting with the question “who will win?”? It could also be quite interesting.

:)
:)
6 years ago

I really think Norway is gonna win this thing called Eurovision 2015, so SF2 for them will be an easy thing to face. But, I want to ask you, Eurofans, who do you think is the REAL dark horse of this SF? I am sure it’s Latvia

Tina
Tina
6 years ago

Do you know if Austria, Germany & Portugal will have official videos?

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

I feel like it’ll probably be a repeat of last year with Ireland, that song performing #2 kills it and I’m not sure how it will look good on the stage – kinda sucks because she’s an amazing talent, but it will 100% definitely not win the same semi final that has Sweden, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, etc.

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

My Top 10: 1. Sweden, the avicii like tune could be good or could be his downfall 8/10 2. Ireland, Talented singer and she plays the piano 10/10 3. Malta, This song my personal favourite it really catches me, the music video is great, with Amber sitting in a Throne like a Warrior Queen. 4. Montenegro, Always love the Balkan 5. Lithuania, Lovely duo and catchy tune 6. Iceland, catchy rhythm and love the singer 7. Portugal, underrated and native language 8. Slovenia, unique sound and catchy song 9. Azerbaijan, Always have a special place for them 10. Israel, I… Read more »

Thales
Thales
6 years ago

Except for Sweden, I can agree with the top 5. (Would put Norway instead Sweden) It’s the first time I really liked a song from Azerbaijan, and I loved the revamped version of Malta. Far away better than the song of national final, which I thought so annoying. Slovenia is, of course, the best of this semi. Ireland definitely must go to the Final, is their best song in years. My qualifiers (no particular order): Ireland, Slovenia, Norway, Azerbaijan, Malta, Sweden, Lithuania and Cyprus. I don’t like the others songs, but for the last 2 spots I would put Poland… Read more »

per
per
6 years ago

Ireland and Malta are not going to the final. This song are not good for the final.. Sweden gonna vinn this year

booo angus
booo angus
6 years ago

Angus i hate your articles they are horribly written!! u need to stop w the urban lingo #ThisisShad

Maltish
Maltish
6 years ago

My take: 1. Ireland: Overhyped as usual in these polls. Not stating it is a bad song but it will have a hard time qualifying and may miss out. The reaction online and everything doesn’t help. Not to mention that second place draw. 2. Sweden: By far the favourite of the night. Should go down well with both televoters and Mans strong voice will reel in the judges. An easy choice for first place. 3. Slovenia: One of the best songs Slovenia have sent. If it can qualify last year, it will qualify this year especially since this semi almost… Read more »

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

My personal winner : Malta
My predicted winner : Sweden

Here is my personal rank on the 2nd semifinal
1) Malta 7,5 /10
2) Norway 7,5 /10
3) Sweden 7 /10
4) Switzerland 7 /10
5) Slovenia 7 /10
6) Azerbaijan 6,5 /10
7) Iceland 6,5 /10
8) San Marino 6 /10
9) Israel 6 /10
10) Montenegro 6 /10
11) Czech 6 /10
12) Cyprus 5,5 /10
13) Lithuania 4,5 /10
14) Poland 4 /10
15) Latvia 4 /10
16) Ireland 4 /10
17) Portugal 3,5 /10

PP
PP
6 years ago

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

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

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@Marco, this could be right, lack of allies has proven it’s point in the past and it will again. I think Israel is a non qualifier again because lack of neighbouring countries or friends. Malta or Sweden have lots of friend countries who will probably vote for them, Australia and Malta are i thought also friends

Sal
Sal
6 years ago

1. Norway
2. Azerbaijan
3. Israel
4. Iceland
5. Latvia
6. Malta
7. Slovenia
8. Montenegro
9. Ireland
10. Portugal/San Marino

R
R
6 years ago

This is definitely the more exciting semi final of the 2.

#1-7 are pretty accurate, throw in Latvia, Lithuania and Montenegro and that’s the top 10 there.

I still don’t understand the love for Ireland though.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

You guys are conflating two separate questions… who “should” win can be interpreted as a matter of personal preference, whereas who “will” win is for sure about predicting who will be the most popular. That being said, it would be hard to get people to vote on this site for who they actually think will qualify – they’ll probably just vote for their favorite acts in order to give them some support. It’s not like ESCtoday where people actually vote for who they *think* will win, because there’s a contest where the person who gives the best guesses wins a… Read more »

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

Apart from Ireland, the poll could be quite accurate, I expect a close race between the places 5 – 12. My personal prediction of qualifiers, in no particular order: Slovenia, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Norway, Latvia, Switzerland, Israel, Poland, Malta, Montenegro. –>The first 4 in my opinion almost certain, the other ones only with a relatively small difference between each other and to place 11. Non-qualifiers thus Czech Republic, Ireland, San Marino, Portugal, Iceland, Cyprus, Lithuania. –>Mainly because of expected lack of support/”allies” for these countries. Already interested in the voting pattern, since we have the… ermmm… *suspicious* package of Azerbaijan, Malta,… Read more »

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

Hard to get a non-biased poll on Wiwibloggs, huh? 😉

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

@Leo, yes molly will qualify and i think also Malta will qualify between boring songs.

Sweden is a song which anyone can sing, overrated as hell.

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

Swap Portugal for Lithuania and I think that could be the ten qualifiers we will have in May. I think this is a very open semi so a poor vocal on the night could prove costly, sure look at Israel and Ireland last year. Speaking of Ireland, Molly won’t win but I still expect her to qualify – around 6th or 7th place.

Nicky1991
Nicky1991
6 years ago

go Malta, just being supportive, not spamming. a lot of people like this song from Azerbaijan, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, some from Lithuania. i think her lyrics are better then Georgia. and people say Amber is too sweet and kind for a Warrior, well i got your Answer Amber the Disney Warrior in a good way. love it more than angry face Nina.

People i’m not spamming, just being a fan , i also like Ireland very talented girl. good voice from Molly, much better than last years Kasey Smith.

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

Qualifiers should be (random order): Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Slovenia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Ireland, Portugal (if they perform the revamped version) and either Israel or Cyprus.

Bronson
Bronson
6 years ago

Ireland has a good song, but there are better songs. I won’t count it out on qualifying, but it will definitely not win the semi final, mark my words. That victory will go to either Slovenia, Sweden or Norway.

hurrizah
hurrizah
6 years ago

Irrelevant poll. Ireland 2014, nuff said. Topped poll, out in semi.