On May 15 we filmed the second rehearsals for the first semi-final. We’ve already told you who our hits and misses are, but we want to know what you think. Who worked that LED screen best? Who’s outfit screams “winner”? Who combined song, stage, costume, and vocals best and deserves to make it out of semi final 1? We don’t know who is going to win, but we do know this: It’s getting hot in here!

You can review each of the 16 acts below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote one time, so make it count.

semi final 1 rehearsal videos

Moldova – Eduard Romanyuta with ‘I Want Your Love’

Armenia – Genealogy with ‘Face The Shadow’

Belgium – Loïc Nottet with ‘Rhythm Inside’

The Netherlands – Trijntje Oosterhuis with ‘Walk Along’

Finland – Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät with ‘Aina mun pitää’

Greece – Maria-Elena Kyriakou with ‘One Last Breath’

Estonia – Elina Born and Stig Rästa with ‘Goodbye To Yesterday’

FYR Macedonia – Daniel Kajmakoski with ‘Autumn Leaves’

Serbia – Bojana Stamenov with ‘Beauty Never Lies’

Hungary – Boggie with ‘Wars For Nothing’

Belarus – Uzari and Maimuna with ‘Time’

Russia – Polina Gagarina with ‘A Million Voices’

Denmark – Anti Social Media with ‘The Way You Are’

Albania – Elhaida Dani with ‘I’m Alive’

Romania – Voltaj with ‘De La Capat (All Over Again)’

Georgia – Nina Sublatti with ‘Warrior’

Rehearsals Poll: Semi Final 1

You can vote in all of our polls here

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Elena
Elena
6 years ago

lets not forget that from those countries georgian population is one of the few, i think most of the likes are from foreigners.

Jake
Jake
6 years ago

Stupid biased people, stupid competition ! Who the hell voted for Armenia, Georgia or Greece? Their songs suck ! You dont vote for the songs, you all vote for the countries, DISGUSTING ! Denmark’s song was pretty good but they were eliminated while stupid songs went thru to the final.

buli
buli
6 years ago

albania

Anna
Anna
6 years ago

If someone has a doubt that Nina isn’t the best vocalist from them all, watch this !!!!!! https://youtube.com/watch?v=w7VQD890Ip8

Anna
Anna
6 years ago

Nina from Georgia, N1!!!! great song, great appereance, great idea, great vocal! if someone doubts her vocal, search for her georgian idol perfomances. She’s just a bunch of talent + the song and even the costume is created by her. Oh, and those magnificent eyes… Georgia is a winner !!!!!!! face that

per
per
6 years ago

If Georgia goes to the big final. Remember this! You can not wote for your own contry, as they do in this contest.

davve
davve
6 years ago

Russias song is absolutely vile and disgusting

gagah!
gagah!
6 years ago

I understand that everyone love yours homeland but this people from Georgia are now just annoying.Ok,Nina is ok for me….i belive that is gona qualify but Serbia,Belgium,Russia,Estonia and Greece are sure qualifyers…just look press voting.

Nini
Nini
6 years ago

Georgia,Netherlands 🙂 🙂

Lucas
Lucas
6 years ago

No one can’t predict anything,beforehand!!! But Nina Sublatti from Georgia is flawless,splendid and perfect young girl. She has many chances!!! So carry on Nina!

likaelba@yahoo.de
6 years ago

GEORGIEN gewinnt.!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

ESCStratos
ESCStratos
6 years ago

NINA SOUNDS TERRIBLE!!!

ESCStratos
ESCStratos
6 years ago

Greece was the best today and I have a feeling that this could finish top 3 and maybe be the surprise of the year and win 😀 From Russia <3

jesi
jesi
6 years ago

Georgia is best!!!!!!

Marta
Marta
6 years ago

Georgia is Winner! ESC Tbilisi 2016!

ESC Marissa
ESC Marissa
6 years ago

Belgium by far.

Also Greece was amazing to watch.

PHIPIPS
PHIPIPS
6 years ago

Seddik Ghoule its your dream??? haha stupid.

GEORGIA 100% FINAL <3 GO NINA

Seddik Ghoule
6 years ago

Georgia will not qualify for the final.

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BuyHere.Now
6 years ago

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maria
maria
6 years ago

Georgia!

Mitchelvaneijk
6 years ago

Im hating the Georgian Warrior even more now

Mitchelvaneijk
6 years ago

Georgian*

Mitchelvaneijk
6 years ago

And the Goergian spammers are back

Anabell
Anabell
6 years ago

Georgia is the best!! I love Georgia and Georgian people. They are very talanted and warm. Best regards!!

Tia
Tia
6 years ago

Nina from Georgia – BEST! SUPER! WINNER!

David
David
6 years ago

Georgia looks winner no doubt, 12 points from UK. I think this is only song with strong idea, in the masculine dominant world we need strong female warriors like Nina 😀

Tia
Tia
6 years ago

Georgien ist echt super! Cool, poppig, der Song ist einfach toll, Video dazu wirklich gut und man kann die Melodie super mitsummen 😉
Nina from Georgia – BEST, SUPER, WINNER!

BunnyC
BunnyC
6 years ago

I hate to say it, but I find Polina a bit screechy live. I love the studio version and I think it is a good, solid peace song, but her live vocals are a bit shouty.
And I dont get the hate towards Estonia’s staging, what were you expecting??

Magdalena
6 years ago

Georgia NINA is perfect :* amaizing!!!!!!! Omg

maria
maria
6 years ago

Sure Nina’s WARRIOR!!! My favourite is GEORGIA!

PHIPIPS
PHIPIPS
6 years ago

NINA SUBLATTI WARRIOR FROM AUSTRIA

astrit
6 years ago

Elhaidaaa all the wayy she is going to wear another dress a gorgeous dress u can see it in youtube PRIVE KLAN KOSOVA she is really photogenic,her voice is amazing and she will do great.Albania is the winner

Nia
Nia
6 years ago

Georgia is THE BEST gooo Ninaa

Lena
Lena
6 years ago

Armenia was the best. Don’t deny it.

Caro
Caro
6 years ago

@Adam:
That’s not all there is to it. I voted for Georgia, not because it is among my favourites, but because Nina improved so much between the 1st and 2nd rehearsals. My second and third in this poll are Hungary and Belarus, I’m indifferent about the former and like the latter in a way as songs. However, they also improved greatly between the rehearsals.

Giorgos
Giorgos
6 years ago

GREECE Belgium and Estonia!!!!!<3<3<3<3<3

HahaNOT
HahaNOT
6 years ago

Fyrom of course…. #NOT

marc jones
marc jones
6 years ago

Greece song is the best. She has a great crystal voice, she reminds me of celine dion! I think that she has the best voice in the esc and a classy performance! I also like esthonia 🙂

Adam
Adam
6 years ago

so suddenly georgia gets a bunch of votes out of nowhere? Georgia has a good song and all but you know all her fans are solely voting for her which is such a biased opinion, not even recognizing that they can probably vote for other songs (which they wouldnt do) and that there are better songs than hers in the semifinal so thats why its annoying

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 years ago

1. Georgia.
2. Greece.
3. Armenia.

I am noting the songs that improved the most from music video to live performance. I still hate so much about Armenia’s effort.

lacrymea
lacrymea
6 years ago

Sorry, but this poll looks a bit rigged lol. In less than 30m, Georgia just went up the roof. Something smells fishy, just saying.

SpirK
SpirK
6 years ago

Top 16 of rehearsals: (placing in top 40 in the parenthesis) 1. Hungary (34/40) Staging: 9.5/10 2. Estonia (5/40) Staging: 9.5/10 3. Greece (4/40) Staging: 9.0/10 4. Georgia (37/40) Staging: 9.0/10 5. Armenia (11/40) Staging: 8.0/10 6. Russia (31/40) Staging: 7.5/10 7. Albania (10/40) Staging: 6.5/10 8. Belgium (18/40) Staging: 6.0/10 9. Romania (27/40) Staging: 6.0/10 10. Belarus (26/40) Staging: 5.0/10 11. Serbia (25/40) Staging: 5.0/10 12. Denmark (38/40) Staging: 5.0/10 13. The Netherlands (18/40) Staging:4.5/10 14. FYROM (24/40) Staging: 3.5/10 15. Moldova (39/40) Staging: 1.0/10 16. Finland (40/40) Staging: 0.5/10 Prediction 1. Estonia 2. Russia 3. Greece 4. Hungary… Read more »

Harry
Harry
6 years ago

Greece was the best for me, he voice is amazing and her song is beautiful. Her lighting and staging was amazing.

Jack Brown
Jack Brown
6 years ago

Nina for sure!

Rob Purton
Rob Purton
6 years ago

I’m shocked with Nina’s warrior from London… Georgia and Albania are the winners by far

MM
MM
6 years ago

#1 Nina Sublatti -Georgia
#2 Alhaida – Albania
#3 Estonia
#4 Mans – Sweden
#5 Italy
#6 Russia
#7 Australia
#8 Spain
#9 Iceland
#10 whatever

Josh
Josh
6 years ago

Warrior by Nina .

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

I don’t know what to say. Just go Georgia

Thomas
Thomas
6 years ago

Go Georgia ! Go Ninaaaaaaaaaaaa . The best performance
We have winner