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.

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Semi-Finals

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

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Daniel
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Daniel

I love the Spanish entry. I find Galician to be a very beautiful language and the song is really different. I wish Spain would send something like this to Eurovision

stephen podesta
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stephen podesta

Dami im is sooo amazing, a no brainer, her voice is incredible and a gorgeous person.

LizaNoli
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LizaNoli

Dami Im from Australia sound amazing . Voting for her ????

Justin Doan
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Justin Doan

Dami Im, She totally incredible.
Dami Im always #MakeUsSmile
We always proud of her.

Justin Doan
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Justin Doan

Dami Im ????????????????????
She totally incredible.
Dami Im always #MakeUsSmile
We always proud of her.

Macky
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Macky

Dami Im slays with her song Gladiator. Powerful and captivating vocals! Australia is definitely my choice.

Martin
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Love dami vote for her! #Australia

Luis Fuster
Editor

This is only a game, y’all! 😉

Enzo
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Enzo

Spain bad bad baaad!! Can we change the Spanish wiwi reporter? Thanks… -.- podría representarnos a todos los españoles no a él solo gracias.

Toney03
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Toney03

Australia is my choice – Dami Im singing Gladiator live is an awesome experience to behold, what an amazing voice and performer!

jote
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jote

What? Spain? WHY? I don’t like it. I can’t feel nothing with that. I love Germany!

Maria
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Maria

Spain’s not singing in Portuguese but Galician (a language from Galicia, region in the north of Spain, even though in the middle ages portuguese and Galician were the same language). Spain has more than one official language. Xoel Lopez has been in music since 1996, he was the man behind Deluxe,an awesome alternative band. Him or Vetusta Morla could be the perfect entry from Spain, being totally different from the other countries and from what Spain has chosen until now and not being just bad pop songs.

Álvaro
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Álvaro

What!!!! Why The United Kingdom has Olly Murs as their entre and Spain(my country) has an artist whith a bad song who nobody recognize ??!!. That’ really unfair ????

Miguel
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Miguel

My favorites are UK and Australia

ponylove
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ponylove

Who chose that song for Spain?!!! We don’t like it! WE WANT THIS SONG FOR WIWIVISION<3 #LoveWins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UknJDUGYutI

daniel
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daniel

my order of the automatic qualifiers
1.Australia this slays by a mile
2.Italy this reminds me of finland 2014 and i loved that
3.U.K He is cool but the rapping let it down
4.heard it before and yet again another dj but she has a nice voice
5.Austria this is boring and nice I dont now what to think
6.France I dont know why but i really dislike it
7.Spain why is this so bad ??????? come back Edurne

Disappointed
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Disappointed

I’m so disappointed with the ”’Spanish”’ song. WTF????!?! Really bad song, that doesn’t represent my country SORRY

Nadors
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Nadors

The Kolors are extra cool.
Love them.

Peter
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Peter

I mean Italy may have a point but Spain? The thing here is that these are BIG countries with many QUALITY artists in them. These are decent choices but Spain feels cheap and unfinished. I don’t think even the guy who chose it expects to win.

But anyway… I’m gloriously surprised by how fun this Wiwivision thingy is turning out. Rooting for Belarus (although it seems like very few people like it lol) and Austria. I’m so damn happy I’ve found these great songs.

Still, very very bad Spain.

Eugene ESC UK
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Deban – “Wrapped Up” by Olly Murs peaked at No. 3 in the UK charts and charted in the Top 40 in about 20 countries including the US. However, I would not consider it a WOW song by any means, so it will be interesting to see how it does. It is not the worst choice, but there are much much better songs in the last year by Top UK artists in my opinion and I can rattle off at least 4 or 5 songs that could win this and showcases UK music and UK talent far better.

Eugene ESC UK
Guest

One Wiwi guy says “here’s wiwibloggs to showcase the wide variety of the Spanish music”, another Wiwi guy says about Nek “why would we want to choose a national final artist that y’all already know when we could bring someone completely new to the spotlight?” Then you have some Wiwi guys who have clearly chosen songs capable of winning this little thing and some that don’t really care at all ie San Marino!! Choose a song for whatever reason, but at least choose good songs, it is a song contest after all. I agree with Peter about the Spain and… Read more »

Racal
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Racal

Shy’m does extremely catchy songs. Unfortunately, she sounds awful when she sings live.

Laura
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Laura

All my respects to him, but who the fuck is Xoel López? Seriously.

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

Oh no, more warrior women. We get a French extra from Mad Max & an Australia who has levelled up to become a Gladiator. Yawn.

I like the Spanish song which brings something new to the competition.

Of the automatic qualifiers, my fav is the UK.

Luis Fuster
Editor

@abedull It’s not Portuguese, it’s Galician, an official language of Spain 🙂

LucyPercy
Guest

Oh Deban what the hell! The UK has SO much better music than that…Olly Murs has better songs than that even! With, out-dated as hell.

Daniel
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Daniel

1st semi winner for me : Hungary
2nd semi winner for me : Ireland
Automatic qualifier : Australia! !!

abedull
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abedull

SpaiSpain singing in Portuguese. No

Peter
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Peter

I was expecting so much more from Spain and Italy… Bad bad bad choices.

oooops
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oooops

And the song from Spain is really catchy

oooops
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oooops

I also like Australia’s song very much

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

So, for me, it’s Belgium in the 1st round, Norway (most definitely) in the 2nd round, and Austria among the automatic entries. Kygo from Norway for the win!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

For me, it’s a toss-up between Dami from Australia and Thorsteinn from Austria; and I’m leaning toward Thorsteinn on this one.

oooops
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oooops

My favourites here are:
United Kingdom
Austria

The Lurker
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The Lurker

DAMIIIIIIIIIIIII 😀

I was hoping for Gladiator or Super Love (Both would have probably slayed).

Good choice Josh 😀 (And generally all around)

Sam "Sopon"
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@mocosuburbian

Eurofans already know Nek from Sanremo. Why would we want to choose a national final artist that y’all already know when we could bring someone completely new to the spotlight?

Sam "Sopon"
Guest

Andalouse – ew.

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

industry instead of tradition
no idea why I typed that

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

oh nah
you picked an English song for Italy despite the country having a huge Italophone tradition
not cool
at least use somebody like Nek if you’re going to pick a rock song though
I quite like Germany’s and Spain’s though

Unknown
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Unknown

Andalouse would have been so much better for France OR Spain.

Daniel
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Daniel

Disappointed with the UK choice..but the UK and Australia are my only favourites of the bunch. Italy was ok. Shy’m could do better and Germany and Spain were just awful.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Olly Murs? Just yuck. I really dislike the Australian and Spanish (sorry!) songs .

The rest are pretty ok and I like the Austrian one a lot. The Italian one is a good song, I do not know the band but why is the singer using an English accent?

Maria
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Maria

As a Galician from A Coruna, thanks for choosing a galician song by a musician from my city ^^ He represents that galicien music is more than bagpipes (even if I love Luar na Lubre and such bands) and that Spain is much more that flamenco.

George
Guest

Seriously, Olly Murs and Robin Schulz??? Thank God there’s no David Guetta for France!!! Play fair people,play fair.

marie
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marie

SHY’M

France2017
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France2017

Well I’m sure Shy’m would place us right up on left side of the final scoreboard but .. Sorry this song is one of her weakest for years ! She recently released ” l’effet de serre” which would rock eurovision instantly !

G. Pereira
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G. Pereira

SHY’M <3

Luis Fuster
Editor

Given that RTVE doesn’t give a fuck about the co-oficial languages in Spain, here’s wiwibloggs to showcase the wide variety of the Spanish music 😉

dennis
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dennis

I LOVE YOU KATIE <3 U CHOSE EXACTLY WHO I WANTED FOR MY COUNTRY <3

Lia
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Lia

Out of all the great Italian artists out there…you pick a band fresh out of a talent show with a mediocre English song…but then again it is wiwibloggs.