Sound the trumpets. Blast some “Te Deum”. Let wiwivision 2015 commence! After yesterday’s launch party, it’s time to kick-off the first semi-final in our alternative song contest. The country list is the same as Eurovision 2015, but this time the songs and acts have been chosen by the wiwibloggs team. The 16 entries below all want a spot in the grand final. However, we can only let ten progress.

wiwivision 2015 trailer

Who goes and who stays will be determined by a 50/50 split between readers and the Wiwi Jury. For more details on the voting rules and song selection criteria, click HERE.

You can listen to the first 16 semi-finalists below. This isn’t a tv show, so we’ve decided to move away from the producer-led running order favoured by the EBU. The draw is completely random. Obviously, y’all can ignore it and pick and choose who you want to hear first. It’s up to you!

Once you’re ready, vote in our poll. You can vote for as many entries as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every entry you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends on Sunday 28 June and the ten qualifiers will be revealed on Tuesday 30 June.

Of course, y’all can do more than just vote. We have a comment box for a reason – what do you think of our choices? Would you have chosen differently? Who would you have picked instead? And how do our choices rate compared to the “real” Eurovision entries? Let us know!

1. Denmark: Medina “Giv Slip”

Selected by Angus

2. Belgium: Selah Sue “Alone”

Selected by Padraig

3. Greece: Demy “Rodino Oneiro”

Selected by Billy

4. Russia: Nargiz Zakirova “Ya Ne Tvoya”

Selected by Mikhail

5. Armenia: Christine Pepelyan “Anavart Trichq”

Selected by Sinan

6. Belarus: Bianca “Kedy”

Selected by Francheska

https://youtu.be/c8XNjQ2k3IE

7. Georgia: Tamta “Unloved”

Selected by William Cahill

8. Netherlands: Kensington “Riddles”

Selected by Mike

9. FYR Macedonia: Tyzee “Doma si e Doma”

Selected by Katie

10. Moldova: Nicoleta Nuca “Nu sunt”

Selected by Robyn

11. Albania: Enca “Play My Game”

Selected by Liam

12. Estonia: NOEP “Move”

Selected by Max

13. Romania: INNA feat. Marian Hill “Diggy Down”

Selected by Bogdan

14. Serbia: Ivana Selakov and Aca Lukas “Omaklo mi se”

Selected by Gokhan

Click HERE to watch official video.

15. Finland: Miriam Bryant “Dragon”

Selected by Chris

16: Hungary: Alfréd Gábor Fehérvári “Mary Joe”

Selected by Judit

wiwivision semi final one playlist

wiwivision semi final one poll

 

Check back on Thurday, when we’ll open the voting for semi-final two.

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daniel
daniel
5 years ago

my qualifiers
1.Hungary this is really catchy and of course its awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2.Finland they should of chose this instead of the crap of finland 2015
3.The Netherlands this in one word is COOL
4.Romania Inna is the real deal
5.Moldova this stands out from all the non english songs
6.Georgia instead of Unloved she is loved by me for her song and voice
7.Belgium Selah is really good although she reminds me of Loic
8.Greece this has the best message
9.Armenia its her voice thats saves it
10.Serbia the man is holding her down

Mathias (From Sweden)
Mathias (From Sweden)
5 years ago

Why is Miriam Bryant counted as Finland when she’s from Sweden?
#Mess

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

Is Tamta from Georgia or Greece, she’s representing Georgia, but her song could have been in the Greek ESC-selection

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

Thanks Padraig & the Wiwiblogger selectors, you really put on a good show.
Here are my 10 songs to go through to the final (in random order):
Greece
FYR Macedonia
Romania
Hungary
Russia
Belgium
Netherlands
Estonia
Serbia
Georgia

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

I heard all of them (didn’t know any of these songs). Here is my top 16:
1. Estonia: 9/10
2. Greece: 8.5/10
3. Russia: 8.5/10
4. Moldova: 8.5/10
5. Georgia: 7.5/10
6. Finland: 7.5/10
7. Denmark: 7.0/10
8. Hungary: 7.0/10
9. Belarus: 6.5/10
10. Serbia: 6.5/10
11. Belgium: 6.0/10
12. Armenia: 6.0/10
13. Albania: 5.5/10
14. Romania: 5.0/10
15. The Netherlands: 4.5/10
16. FYROM: 3.5/10
As we want 10 qualifiers, I’ll vote for my top 10.

olivia
olivia
5 years ago

Hey Guys! Nice idea, but most of the videos are blocked in Germany, Is there any playlist (spotify, deezer) where we can listen to the songs?

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

i only voted for hungary cuz i absolutely love it!! the song is great and it doesn’t hurt that the singer is hot.

i think the songs that are selected should’ve been limited to 3 minutes to make it as close to eurovision as possible.

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

All these songs are crap

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

My favourite of course is last again. 🙁
FYROM for the win (ain’t gonna happen)

George
George
5 years ago

Many great songs!! I like Belgium, Estonia, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Finland, Romania…Demy from Greeece is amazing!! But you didn’t pick the best song of her…I like it a lot though! Btw Tamta’s song shouldn’t be competing for Georgia! This song was written for the GREEK national final. Anyway..its a great song and this is what maters…;)

Faye
Faye
5 years ago

01) Georgia *
02) Greece *
03) Finland *
04) Netherlands *
05) Serbia *
06) Hungary
07) Belarus
08) Macedonia
09) Romania
10) Estonia
11) Moldova
12) Russia
13) Belgium
14) Denmark
15) Armenia
16) Albania

* = Voted For

Andrii
Andrii
5 years ago

People vote for Finland,if you like Hungary and second in your top is Finland vote for Miriam,because Hungary had already won in this semi-final!

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

i <3 hungary in this really catchy song !!!!! here is my qualifiers
1. hungary 2.finland 3. the netherlands 4. romania 5.moldova 6. georgia
7. belgium 8.greece 9. armenia 10. serbia

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Nice idea if it is not spoiled by readers voting for their own country irrespective. Should be interesting given the large variances between the taste of the Wiwi jury and this year’s ESC results?!?! No wow’s for me here and a lack of originality and are these REALLY the very best of each country in the last year? It is interesting that 7 of the 8 non English songs are in the bottom 9 though!! Just a thought, but perhaps it would have been better not to show the results of the semi-finals until after the final (like in the… Read more »

The Troubles Of Being An Alaskan ESC Addict
The Troubles Of Being An Alaskan ESC Addict
5 years ago

Ehm I believe Nargiz representing Russia is from Uzbekistan…?

Peadar
5 years ago

I wish they added the Albanian version of Play my Game! It’s so much better! Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcyf-U2rGa8
My vote goes to Albania 100% <3

Andrii
Andrii
5 years ago

Finland haven’t got enough votes,very sad about this. Why people vote for Romania and Hungary????I think this contest must change something,but now I am seeing that really good songs are so underrated !!! I think if this be more popular (200,000 votes), Finland have got 3d or better result!

George
5 years ago

I’m Greek and this is the first time I listen this song ”representing” us here.This is the best we had to give? Like seriously?

michal
michal
5 years ago

Belarus, Estonia, Moldova and Greece are my favourites

sco77ex
sco77ex
5 years ago

I think Sandra Van Nieuwland was the best choice for the Netherlands (I’m from Italy). I absolutely love her song, Oxygen: it’s so magical,so good… I can’t find the words to describe this song. Anyway, I like your choice Mike, well done but it’s not good as Hungary and Georgia’s one. It’s my 6th!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

And I haven’t forgotten about Belgium. Again, they really need to consider sending Selah Sue next year. That song is smokin’! Was this song even eligible for ESC 2015 by the time the Belgian internal selection committee chose Loïc? In any case, the young lions are putting Belgium back in the spotlight.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@Hanner McSinny/Calvin: …And so is the music. If it had been released a couple of months later, it might have been eligible for this year’s ESC; and for some strange reason, I think this song might have presented even more of a challenge against Måns than even Polina’s.

Be that as it may, the girls run the show for Russia. The sooner they send a guy, all bets are off.

anonymous
anonymous
5 years ago

My top 16 for this semi:
1. Belgium
2. Hungary
3. Estonia
4. Belarus
5. Finland
6. Denmark
7. Albania
8. Georgia
9. Netherlands
10. Romania
11. Moldova
12. Russia
13. Greece
14. Armenia
15. Serbia
16. Macedonia

Krinos
Krinos
5 years ago

My personal top 16: Georgia, Denmark, Moldova, Greece, Hungary, Belgium, Finland, The Netherlands, Russia, Armenia, FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Belarus, Albania, Estonia

I’ve only listened to each song once or twice, so it’s likely to change, though I can’t see myself ever liking Estonia’s song. Honestly, other than my top five, none of the other songs are that good.

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

Well Georgia’s song that is 2nd is stronger & better than Hungary’s that is 1st although the hungarian song is beautiful of course. Albania’s song is currently 11th and it has tie with the 10th…But although i can vote for it with one more 2nd vote im not gonna do it as its against my policy to vote more than one time & rig the poll even with just one addiotional vote.. Really pity that Albania is so low in the ranking as the song is very good & one of the best ones on the SF.. Some songs that… Read more »

WTF
WTF
5 years ago

Inna, really? If you wanted something with good radio play you should have actually chosen something decent like Bittman’s “Si ingerii au demonii lor”. Seriously, listen to this and tell me it’s not far better than Inna’s overrated crap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xia2Gs6MqmM

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

hmm
the only five I really like are Belgium, Estonia, Romania, Belarus, and Georgia

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
5 years ago

Belgium’s song is exactly my style <33333333

Gavin
Gavin
5 years ago

Can i just point out their are a couple of remixes of ‘Dragon’ on an EP on itunes! Worth the purchase. I love it! Gets my 12pts

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

And with no offense of course…My words do not mean any bad intention or are judgemental but were written just with good purpose..
I do not want for anyone to misunderstand me thinking that i complain & whine realy..
Whatever i write is just to discuss about the pro & about the cons 4 anything & thats all..

Laura
Laura
5 years ago

WHERE IS ANDORRA?

danielesc
danielesc
5 years ago

omygod georgia fantastic

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

We could vote tactically so to try saving our favorite songs & not vote others on purpose but that would be not fair of course.. I just voted my 10 most liked songs & it doesn’t matter that numerous of them had already big amount of votes compared with others that gathered much less votes.. I truly think that how many other voters are going to do this & vote tactically.. 4 all of us to have the option to witness & know how many votes exactly each of these songs has is risky because there is high chance of… Read more »

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

Armenia is very underrated sadly…It is currently in the last(!) place unfortunately when its my 2nd most favorite…So pity..
Albania is 11th when is my 3rd favorite…It is very good song…I hope that at least it well get enough votes so to finish just 10th & manage to qualify..

Moldova is underrated as well & is currently 12th…Its my 5th favorite song on the SF..

Well it seems that Armenia can not get saved with being in the rock bottom of the scoreboard but there is still hope though 4 Albania & Moldova to get rescued..

Andrii
Andrii
5 years ago

Finland – the best!!! So many votes for Hungary,just why????

Mario
Mario
5 years ago

Well i think that it was not the best idea 4 the names of each WiWi contributor to be revealed and 4 us to be aware about who has which country & song..
I feel bad 4 the WiWi contributors that i have ranked their songs too low in my own SF ranking..
Im just sorry guys but i tried my best to be not biased & vote with fair way according to my own personal criteria & preferences..

Aicrod
Aicrod
5 years ago

Scandinavia has so many great musicians.. From Sweden I hope for Laleh, Elias or maybe Seinabo Sey’s “Younger” or Naomi Pilgrim’s “It’s all good”.. Elias got like one single but it is really touching and his voice is amazing.. From Laleh you could choose song both in Swedish or English cause she has this unique voice.. From Denmark I was hoping for New Politics, Ida Kudo or Turboweekend..

Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Wiwi Vision of Gay Love
Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Wiwi Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Georgia has a fantastic song…<3 Its the only song in the SF that i really like much <3
Well it is 100% sure qualifier & hot favorite 4 the GreAty Victory in our WiWi Vision <3 🙂
It deserves to win… 🙂 But i have to listen first to the songs of the 2nd SF.. 🙂

What a coincidence that Georgia was my own personal #1 favorite song in the Vision of Vienna <3 🙂

Georgia rocks & shines like a diamond this year in 2015 as it seems <3 🙂

Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Wiwi Vision of Gay Love
Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Wiwi Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Here is my own ranking on the 1st SF of our WiWi Vision <3 🙂

1) My Winner ~ *GEORGIA* 7/10 15 points
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2) Armenia 5/10 14 points
3) Albania 5/10 13 points
4) Hungary 5/10 12 points
5) Moldova 4,5/10 11 points
6) Finland 4,5/10 10 points
7) Romania 4,5/10 9 points
8) Greece 3,5/10 8 points
9) Russia 3,5/10 7 points
10) FYR 3,5/10 6 points
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11) Serbia 3/10 5 points
12) Denmark 3/10 4 points
13) Belarus 3/10 3 points
14) Belgium 3/10 2 points
15) Holland 3/10 1 point
16) Estonia 2,5/10 —

Hanner McSinny/Calvin
Hanner McSinny/Calvin
5 years ago

I’m surprised people aren’t taking to that Russian entry; her delivery is really cool.

Snigelpenna
Snigelpenna
5 years ago

Miriam Bryant is Swedish, but that’s non of my business 😉 it’s nice to see the the wiwivision, just like the Eurovision, like to have more than just one Swedish representative ????????????????

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

On my first listen, I have to go with the following: DEN, BEL, GRE, RUS, BLR, NED, MDV, EST, FIN, HUN.

Melissa J
5 years ago

I had no idea Miriam Bryant was Finnish! I love her song “Dragon”! I knew right away I HAD to vote for her and Medina’s “Giv Slip” another of my favorite songs. Lots of great choices, it’s nice to hear some new artists!

Britz26
5 years ago

1st Moldova
2nd Armenia
3rd Finland
4th Greece
5th Belgium
6th Denmark
7th Macedonia
8th Georgia
9th Albania
10th Belarus

Daniela
Daniela
5 years ago

I’m from Macedonia and i hate the song you’ve chosen to represent us…also the serbian one is a pure disaster. Shame..

Kjetil
Kjetil
5 years ago

I’m sorry but I only like the Finnish song xD And Romania is good

I will vote for them

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

If I were Belgium, I’d tap Selah Sue for next year’s Eurovision right now!

Remy
Remy
5 years ago

I recommend “Lyset” by Kristian Kristensen from Norway. Not sounding mainstream, beautiful composition and his voice is simply amazing.

Gavin
Gavin
5 years ago

A disappointing first semi final. Finland stands out as the strongest. Hungary made me stop and listen and a good opener from Denmark and Netherlands having a good try. All songs had roughly the same tempo and sound regardless of language. Fingers crossed for some diversity in semi final 2.