Malta ditched the projection dress, Bosnia and Herzegovina slipped into robotic costumes and Iceland went back to their original staging from the country’s national selection. And that was just three countries out of the eighteen that took to the stage today for their second rehearsals of the first semi final. But who of today’s acts — Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Russia, San Marino — had the best rehearsal?

You can watch our reviews of today’s second rehearsals below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many countries as you like, but you can only vote one time, so make it count. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

SECOND REHEARSALS: MAY 6

ARMENIA: IVETA MUKUCHYAN WITH “LOVEWAVE”

AUSTRIA: ZOË WITH “LOIN D’ICI”

AZERBAIJAN: SAMRA WITH “MIRACLE”

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: DEEN & DALAL FT. ANA RUCNER & JALA WITH “LJUBAV JE”

CROATIA: NINA KRAJLIC WITH “LIGHTHOUSE”

CYPRUS: MINUS ONE WITH “ALTER EGO”

CZECH REPUBLIC: GABRIELA GUNCIKOVA WITH “I STAND”

ESTONIA: JÜRI POOTSMANN WITH “PLAY”

FINLAND: SANDHJA WITH “SING IT AWAY”

GREECE: ARGO WITH “UTOPIAN LAND”

HUNGARY: FREDDIE WITH “PIONEER”

ICELAND: GRETA SALÓME WITH “HEAR THEM CALLING”

MALTA: IRA LOSCO WITH “WALK ON WATER”

MOLDOVA: LIDIA ISAC WITH “FALLING STARS”

MONTENEGRO: HIGHWAY WITH “THE REAL THING”

THE NETHERLANDS: DOUWE BOB WITH “SLOW DOWN”

RUSSIA: SERGEY LAZAREV WITH “YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE”

SAN MARINO: SERHAT WITH “I DIDN’T KNOW”

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Diane
Diane
5 years ago

Queen Ira Losco! <3

lana
lana
5 years ago

Armenia,France,Bosnia and Herzegovina

FoxyT
FoxyT
5 years ago

What’s so special about Armenia?? Why is everyone praising this performance. Yes, she’s a cute, hardly dressed girl. And..? Where is anything to make this performance special??? She could stand there in lingerie and not to sing at all. Would be the same.

Ian, London
Ian, London
5 years ago

Czech Republic Extra Quality !!! Winner.

Bianka
Bianka
5 years ago

Ar Me NI Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa love love love

Gayane
Gayane
5 years ago

Armenia.. beautiful voice

Suzan
Suzan
5 years ago

Armenia is the best. She is amazing

Marianna
Marianna
5 years ago

ARMENIA

Syuzanna
5 years ago

The queen of Armeniaa Ivetaa We Armenians believe that the victory is in our hands.

Thanos.asp
Thanos.asp
5 years ago

Greece will make it to the final!

Annie
Annie
5 years ago

The best rehearsal – Armenia !!!!!!!!!!!

Alvaro
Alvaro
5 years ago

And Spain? Barei has also rehearsed on May 6th!!!!

Athanasios Papatsanis
Athanasios Papatsanis
5 years ago

Greece, Armenia, Russia, Czech Republic, Malta, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Austria. Kisses from Greece and Good luck all the countries!

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

1. Malta ( vocally it was already good, but I prefer this dress above that awful coat)

2. Armenia ( stunning looking girl and a really good voice)

3. Cyprus ( I really love this song)

4. Czech Republic ( Gabriela Slayed big time)

5. Iceland ( Greta is a good singer and the song is catchy)

this is my top 5

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

My prediction after the second rehearsals : 1. Armenia 2. Russia 3. Iceland 4. Malta 5. Czech Republic 6. Greece 7. Hungary 8. Bosnia and Herzegovina 9. The Netherlands 10. Cyprus 11. Azerbaijan 12. Estonia 13. Austria 14. Croatia 15. Moldova 16. Finland 17. Montenegro 18. San Marino Numbers from 5 to 14 were really hard to write, I think it’s gonna be a blood bath with some shockers and some surprise qualifiers. Even Malta and Iceland are not surefire qualifiers, not totally convincing. Last year I had 19/20 on the semis, I think this year it will be really… Read more »

@galstian
5 years ago

My favourite Top 5
1. Armenia
2. Armenia
3. Armenia
4. Armenia
5. Armenia

Janus
5 years ago

Armenia and Czech Republic.

esc 2016
esc 2016
5 years ago

Everyone can agree with me in that (regardless if is fun of Sergey or not)

When Sergey stop to do mooves in the box and came up of it…then the song seem to be a mediocare one….

Some American Fan
Some American Fan
5 years ago

If I have to rank them, it’s this:
1. Czech Rep.
2. Armenia
3. Russia (love the song, but the staging lacks heart)
4. Iceland
5. Austria
6. Cyprus
7. Malta
8. Hungary
9. Greece (my shock qualifier)
10. Bosnia
———-
11. Estonia
12. Netherlands
13. Croatia (biggest disappointment, I also think the Balkans will stand behind Bosnia’s entry instead)
14. Moldova (better than expected but not a qualifier)
15. San Marino (awesomely bad)
16. Montenegro
17. Azerbaijan (overrated and gosh, my ears are still recovering)
18. Finland

Peyton
Peyton
5 years ago

Armenia and Czech Republic!!

silvester
silvester
5 years ago

Armenia and Russia. 🙂

Zagreb2017
Zagreb2017
5 years ago

Croatia the best 😀

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

After the second rehearsal, my semi 1 qualifiers are:

1. Russia (was happening anyway)
2. Czech Republic (deserve top spot)
3. Armenia (Growing on me)
4. Iceland
5. Malta
6. Croatia
7. The Netherlands
8. Azerbaijan (undeserved, but it’s Azerbaijan)
9. Hungary
10. Fight between Greece, Austria and Estonia for the final spot, with probably Greece making it to the final – because it’s Greece.

Anton
Anton
5 years ago

I don’t see nothing similar to last winner in Russia song or staging. It’s totally different, so Eugene is right.

Richard
Richard
5 years ago

Czech Republic wow

Milla
Milla
5 years ago

Eugene.. I’m not sure if the juries will go for a similar type of performance like last years winner. And the song is not that current.

Anton
Anton
5 years ago

No. I hate the idea that imperialistic USA is dominating the whole world.

xsandyx
xsandyx
5 years ago

1. Armenia
2. Croatia
3. Czech Republic
4. Russia
5. Malta
6. Hungary
7. Iceland
8. Estonia
9. Greece
10. Austria

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@Anton: You really love the idea of communist Russia or should I say URSS dominating the whole world, don’t you?

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
5 years ago

In my opinion Russia was the best but Sergey`s performance must be worked because it is so dark.

Crstu
Crstu
5 years ago

Hungary, Czech Republic,Iceland, Netherlands,Armenia,Russia was great

bzb
bzb
5 years ago

Malia

Croatia is Slovakia 2010.

Croatia wili stay in semi this year.

bzb
bzb
5 years ago

Best rehearsals today Armenia, Czech
Worst rehersals today Croatia, San Marino, Spain and favorite for win France.

Hosrh
Hosrh
5 years ago

:Did you know that Gabriela Yordanova(Bulgaria JESC 2015) covered Jamala’s 1944

Allen
Allen
5 years ago

Armenia, Czech Republic

Debeilor
Debeilor
5 years ago

So many pretty girls and boys, Nina really stands out as a unique one

Jack Silver
Jack Silver
5 years ago

Armenia,Malta,Czech Republic

ESC 2016 !!
ESC 2016 !!
5 years ago

Czesh Republic and Azerbaijan were really good today..
I think the Top 3 will be also Russia, Czesh Republic and Azerbaijan in this Semfinal

Tim
Tim
5 years ago

Austria, Czech Republic and the Netherlands

power b.
power b.
5 years ago

Russia *drops the mic*

esc2016
esc2016
5 years ago

Yeaahh Greece is in the final!!

Bango
Bango
5 years ago

Czech Republic and Armenia 🙂

Michaela
Michaela
5 years ago

Czech Republic – She has a GREAT vocals and her stage was – Wow! 🙂

Bouke
Bouke
5 years ago

Czech of course 🙂 <3

Daniel E.
Daniel E.
5 years ago

Armenia, Czech Republic, Russia, Iceland and Cyprus.

Hayk
Hayk
5 years ago

Armenia winner

Anton
Anton
5 years ago

Russia of course. It was just a nuclear bomb on all the others.

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Change Estonia and Greece.

esc 2016
esc 2016
5 years ago

Greece Armenia Iceland Netherlands and Montenegro

Still
Still
5 years ago

Armenia, Malta, Czech Republic, Iceland and the Netherlands, in that order