May 8 at Eurovision 2016 saw all of our automatic qualifiers – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom – completed their second rehearsals at the Globen Arena in Stockholm. Huge improvements had been made to all of the performances from the first rehearsal – really shaking up who could potentially go home with the Eurovision trophy. We’ve seen and reviewed all of the rehearsals, but we want to know who you think had the best second rehearsal on May 8 by voting in our poll.

You can watch our clips 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 8

FRANCE: AMIR WITH “J’AI CHERCHÉ”

GERMANY: JAMIE-LEE WITH “GHOST”

ITALY: FRANCESCA MICHIELIN WITH “NO DEGREE OF SEPARATION”

SPAIN: BAREI WITH “SAY YAY!”

SWEDEN: FRANS WITH “IF I WERE SORRY”

UNITED KINGDOM: JOE & JAKE WITH “YOU’RE NOT ALONE”

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|Ricky
|Ricky
4 years ago

I think everyone here is big on name and country only and dont give a rats ace for talent. Now Australia has a constant #5 vote, yet everyone here does make no mention of them as finalists when not even hearing the talent. Makes the voting a bit BS-ish if you ask me. Russian song is a rehash of a popular polish song that did well in the early 2000s. Wait untill the world hear it and remember and see the copy. It nearly won then and now russia want it to again lol. Very weak russia. The rest I… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

CookyMonzta :- Hi Yes it is very disappointing; it is all caving in on France. I’d like to see a Big 5 country win again. It really depends who ends up in the 1st half as well. If we have Russia, Ukraine and Australia in the 1st half too, that is going to cause some issues. Usually the Producers favour the favourites and countries that WANT to win and Host. I’d like to think France will get 11th to 13th depending on who else ends up in the 1st half. I think Amir could need all the help he can… Read more »

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Davve, yes in this case, but this year, my favourites are Estonia and Italy, two serious and nice ballads. In this case, Moldova and Russia did made me very happy in 2012, and both made it to top 15. Even though Moldova did not get any points from Sweden. But Russia and Serbia(another favourite I had that year) got

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Davve, I also think Samra will do a “Maria Olafsdottir”. I think that the running order will make San Marino qualify instead of Croatia, or as they called Croatia in JESC 2003, Keratia

mohi
mohi
4 years ago

Germany is the best this year…They will win
GO Jamie…

Apple
Apple
4 years ago

@Charles “Nobody wants to see Amir surrounded with flying horses, climbing walls and naked dancers”
….No? 😮 I’d love to see that! Especially the naked dancers! Amir could join in too! Wouldn’t mind that… 😀

Fenistil
Fenistil
4 years ago

I’m totally in love in Jamie Lee, her voice, her song, her staging and her outfit. I’m so glad she stayed true to herself and didn’t change much in her performance from NF. Still my no. 1. Go, Germany! 🙂

Allen
Allen
4 years ago

@Michael I love Bare’s staging…

Cedric
Cedric
4 years ago

The only one I can’t deal with is the UK. It looks extremely amateurish.

Top 15 for the rest, Uk bottom 5

JonathanUK
JonathanUK
4 years ago

1- UK (very surprised)
2- France (good but not great)
3- Sweden (consistently good)
4- Germany (good singer, poor staging)
5- Italy (good song and singer but horrid staging)
6- Spain (sadly, Barei didn’t live up to the hype for me and her staging and backing vocalists/dancers are atrocious!)

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

@Eugene: France can’t catch a break, can they? They had to sing 1st in the 2013 final and 2nd in 2015. What are the chances that they will wind up placed among the first 6 or 7 in the singing order again?

silvester
silvester
4 years ago

France is the best of them. The best song – contemporary and radio friendly and Amir is pretty charismatic. Sweden have a good, contemporary song, too. The songs from Germany and Spain are o.k. UK could have done better. Italy’s song is kinda boring, you can either take a nap while she’s singing or laugh to the kitsch they bring to the stage, either.

davve
davve
4 years ago

Are there more ESC fans than me that thinks that semi1 is a mine field this year.. if feels like almost all of the 18 songs deserves to make it to the final. I have a feeling 1 or 2 of the favourites could fall in this semifinal. I do think that Russia and Malta probably will fight for the first and second position.. closely followed by Croatia, armenia and for some reason I think Bosnia will do much better than most people think. and could place high in the semi. The major upset of this semi will probably be… Read more »

davve
davve
4 years ago

@oooops.. so basically you love the very easy pop songs.. with no actual meaning except instant entertainment 😉

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

Found this (some tv shots included)

http://blogs.20minutos.es/dando-la-nota/2016/05/08/exclusiva-asi-veras-por-la-tele-la-actuacion-de-barei-en-eurovision/

You may like it or not, but this one stands out amongst the flood of blue and red with lots information backgrounds we have this year.

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

But I am honest with my own country. I am actually one of a few who did not(and still) like “Euphoria”. I think it is just a regular pop song, and there were better songs. My favourites that year were Moldova and Russia, both maked me happy.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

@mohi: Nobody wants to see Amir surrounded with flying horses, climbing walls and naked dancers … he’s a singer … if you know what that means!

davve
davve
4 years ago

Sweden and France.

bb
bb
4 years ago

I would love to see Russia,Ukraine,Australia,Malta,Israel, Bulgaria,Netherlands in I half in final.

Petersmith
Petersmith
4 years ago

I dont believe is so much spanish voting here , i think Barei like to much people , and she dont deserve the so bad critics from some talifans(extremist fanatics from eurovision) good luck Spain , this year deserve to be high

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

FINAL RUNNING ORDER :- BIG 5

For the first year the draw for 1st and 2nd half for the Big 5 was done at the Red Carpet event this evening. The positions :-

1st HALF :-
GERMANY
ITALY
FRANCE

2nd HALF :-
UK
SPAIN

Yet again we had 5 separate draws.

estoesloqhay
estoesloqhay
4 years ago

Si todo el mundo piensa q sois una panda de maricas salidas de lo peor de europa, aprovechar para abriros un poco estos dias.., ya me entiendes bonita

exais
exais
4 years ago

the winners is wiwiloggs, por tener tanta maricona en tan poco espacio

Steve Gray
Steve Gray
4 years ago

UK for me

bb
bb
4 years ago

France, Italy, Germany will sing in I half in final , they draw position on red carpet. UK and Spain did n come tll now on red carpet.

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

Fransen, so the Georgian fanbase have moved to Spain. Interesting…
There is an Irish fanbase too, but I still notice it in the polls. I know I voted for Sweden and Sweden is my country, and I could may be patriotic, but I honestly like Frans and his song. Not my favourite, but still.

o.p
o.p
4 years ago

Frans and France was best.

ESCDUCK
ESCDUCK
4 years ago

Spain. She needs to improve the disposal of the backing vocals and the lights ,thought.

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

Germany for me, I love Disney 🙂 🙂 🙂

Loo
Loo
4 years ago

Amir and Frans 🙂

Dorien
Dorien
4 years ago

My top 6 of second rehearsals May 8:

1. France (a possible winner)
2. Spain (there is something wrong with the dancers. No energy, a little bit sleepwalking on stage :-)) but I like the song.
3. UK
4. Germany
5. Italy
6. Sweden (don’t like his voice)

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

I like France’s song, but the rehearsal was dissapointing. Spain was better than in Objetivo Eurovision and UK… Exactly what I expected

But I voted for:
Germany(Very good improvement. But select Avantasia internally next year)
Sweden(Good as always)
Italy(Best of today, one of my two favourites in this year’s ESC

MarioMario
4 years ago

1. Italy
2. France
3. Spain
4. United Kingdom
5. Germany
6. Sweden

OR
OR
4 years ago

france and uk

power b.
power b.
4 years ago

Italia

Rock Me
Rock Me
4 years ago

None.I really don’t like BIG 5 & Sweden this year.

Fransen
Fransen
4 years ago

These polls are completely fake because there are A LOT of eurofans voting for their own country… I wouldn’t be surprised to see Barei win this poll… and it seems like almost everyone agrees her rehearsal wasn’t the best of the Big 5 + Sweden! 😉

steve
steve
4 years ago

UK
Spain
Sweden
Italy
France
Germany

mohi
mohi
4 years ago

Is France joking with this performance? 😐
They could win but now they better get in to top 10

eurofan
eurofan
4 years ago

spain the 2nd? hahaha a lot of Spaniards around here voting

Go Sweden
4 years ago

Sweden are best this year

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

This is still a SONG contest …therefore this is not the Circle Du Soleil shining inside a bathhouse or a drag queen show … having said this, AMIR all the way .. music is speaking for itself …

Allen
Allen
4 years ago

1 France
2 Spain
3 Itay
4 Uk
5 Germany
6 Sweden

esc 2016
esc 2016
4 years ago

1-Spain
2-Italy
3-France
4-Germany
5-Uk
6-Sweden

Nikk
Nikk
4 years ago

France definitely.. The biggest improvment..