For the past four days y’all have been voting like crazy in the semi-finals of wiwivision 2015 – our alternative song contest. Over 4,000 votes have already been cast! But it’s time to ease off on the polls (for a few minutes at least), and just enjoy the music as we reveal the entries for the seven automatic qualifiers – Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
WIWIVISION 2015 TRAILER
As you will remember, our correspondents have each adopted a country and selected a hypothetical entry for the song contest. In a bid to maintain some degree of reality, we’re keeping the structure used by the EBU in 2015 – the same 40 countries, two semi finals and one grand final with the twenty qualifiers plus seven automatic qualifiers. Essentially, we’re reliving Eurovision 2015 but with our own personal song choices.
The semi-final one and two polls will remain open until Sunday 28 June and Monday 29 June respectively. The results will then be combined with the scores of the Wiwi Jury to determine the finalists. The first ten qualifiers will be revealed on Tuesday 30 June, with the second batch being announced on Thursday 2 July. We will launch the grand final on Saturday 5 July. Excited yet?
1. Australia: Dami Im “Gladiator”
Selected by Josh
2. Austria: Thorsteinn Einarsson “Leya”
Selected by Patrick
3. France: Shy’m “La Malice”
Selected by Sopon
4. Germany: Robin Schulz feat. Jasmine Thompson “Sun Goes Down”
Selected by Sami
5. Italy: The Kolors “Everytime”
Selected by Katie
6. Spain: XOEL LÓPEZ “A SEREA E O MARIÑEIRO”
Selected by Luis
7. United Kingdom: Olly Murs feat. Travie McCoy “Wrapped Up”
Selected by Deban