The acts of semi-final two had a huge act to follow after an amazing Eurovision celebration opener from Petra Mede and Mans Zelmerlow. But we felt Justs’ heartbeat, and we were seriously moved by Jamala’s “1944”. The qualifiers from this semi final included the likes of Australia, with Dami Im bringing her country through the semi finals for the first time. Joining her was Bulgaria, with Poli Genova managing to help them qualify for only the second time.

It meant eight nore acts missed out out though, including Denmark and Norway – meaning Sweden are the only Scanidnavian country in the final. Of course, we have you covered if you somehow missed all the results. Here are all the qualifiers for semi-final two below:

Semi-Final Two Qualifiers:

Did not qualify

(Acts listed in performance order)

As in semi-final one, we also saw snippets of the three automatic qualifier countries who were voting in this semi-final. Italy’s Francesca Michielin, Germany’s Jamie-Lee Kriewitz and the United Kingdom’s Joe and Jake all had a minute of their performance broadcast, with the full versions set to be available on the Eurovision website and YouTube.

Make sure to check out our YouTube channel, wiwi.tv for all the news from the semi-final one winners press conference, as well as all the information on the running order draws as they take place live.

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Orla bailey
Orla bailey
5 years ago

i hope Russia wins
Israel 2nd
And may.b next year China will enter
And it’s all sewn up
However thinks Eurovision isn’t about politics is living on cloud couckoo land
Read the news articles on Russia influencing votes from Azerbaijan and doing deals before the Eurovision a couple years baa wake up

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

Good surprise: Georgia going to the grand final. It is great that there is diversity among the songs.
Bad surprise: Norway not going to the grand final. It was an awesome performance of an awesome song.

ESCArgy
ESCArgy
5 years ago

I liked the tempo change too, but I guess it’s too distracting when you listen to the song for the first time.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@ESCArgy: I thought the tempo changes made Agnete’s “Icebreaker” exceptionally unique. I suppose the ESC public is not ready for it, yet. 🙁

With the exception of Laila Samuels’ “Afterglow”, I don’t think any other MGP song (including the Hungry Hearts’ “Laika”) would have fared any better.

ESCArgy
ESCArgy
5 years ago

@Orla bailey

Paul didn’t say such a thing. You have to learn two things:
1. Eurovision is NOT about politics, even if the contest is influenced by it.
2. You should respect everyone’s opinion so your comment about Paul is (apart from irrelevant) stupid.

@CookyMonzta

I have an explanation why Iceland and Norway didn’t qualify, as you can see on my previous comment.

Orla bailey
Orla bailey
5 years ago

Media create a favourite
And the masses follow
Wait until Saturday nights breakdown between jury and televote
I rest my case re displaced and block voting

Orla bailey
Orla bailey
5 years ago

really Paul
U think Poland deserve to be in the final?
Really?!!!!!!!!

Paul
Paul
5 years ago

Strangely, Lithuania was one of the best performance during 2nd semifinal. The funniest thing is though that so many would replace it with Denmark or Ireland saying that Lithuania’s song is commercial and generic. It was clear after first listening that neither Denmark, nor Ireland will qualify, because those songs are even more generic and without any performance what so ever. So stop hating song and saying that even more boring ones are better 😀 P.S. Norway could be in the top 10 in final if not that terrible chorus. It’s like an great song was matched with with in… Read more »

Orla bailey
Orla bailey
5 years ago

To lilo
You ask why Latvia didn’t qualify for years? That’s because the Latvians were in Latvia – now the largest number of Latvian immigrants happen to be in Ireland –

Influencing the Irish vote
Also I cannot understand why Russia is in the competition
There are sanctions against Russia and while the contest is supposed to be non political, Russia’s interest clearly is –

Lilo
Lilo
5 years ago

@Orla Bailey I agree, but to the certain point. Yes, people who live abroad are voting for their native country, but for Gods sake – the song HAS to be good as well! For instance Latvia couldn’t evenqualify for EIGHT years in a row before Aminata brought some hope last year. So where were rose famous immigrants? EIGHT years! Where they were hiding? So song should be good, because don’t forget – it’s a combined votes from televoters and jury, so even so called “immigrants” would be voting for their home country they will fail miserably without having a good… Read more »

sonic0201
sonic0201
5 years ago

Finished watching the performances. From this semi, it is Serbia and Bulgaria for me. Goodbye (Sherlter) is just a classy song with an important message, and Sanja Vucic is a great performer. I still find Bulgaria a little bit disappointing, because they ruined it with wrong presentation (outfit, staging), but it’s still a very good sounding and modern pop song. Belgium – really impressive. I don’t think such a cheesy disco song should be in relatively high position in the betting odds (currently 10th-12th), but Laura Tesoro is totally selling it. Really intense and dynamic performance and choreography. Deserved qualification… Read more »

Orla bailey
Orla bailey
5 years ago

Comments here are stupid- The reality is the countries with displaced populations those people that came to Ireland for example are voting for their home countries from abroad – Latvia Lithuania Poland particularly. The Irish televote does not reflect the vote of the Irish people it is contaminated by immigrants. Time for televote to go and time for juries to explain why they chose a song not because it’s Russia and the Russian agenda or because Ukraine has a song called 1944 or Australia is now involved clearly on financial bonus to the EBU I hope Ireland has the courage… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@Colin: Not only did the Finns fail twice to go with the ones with the potential to score big points, but so did the Danes. They passed up on Anne Gadegaard last year, and this year it was either Simone or Anja Nissen that they passed up on. The end result: No final in back-to-back years. Iceland, Norway, inexplicable. Again, if Frans finishes worse than 20th on Saturday (small chance of that happening, I think), it’ll be a wipeout for Scandinavia.

Darcy
5 years ago

I actually really enjoyed the second semi-final, especially for the stunning opening act, it’s what Eurovision is all about!

I have just wrote a review on what I thought of this semi-final and you can read it through https://thebloggingdj.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/eurovision-song-contest-2016-semi-final-two-review/

Globen
Globen
5 years ago

@power b.
Well good to hear. I wish Cyprus good luck in the final. It’s a refreshing rock song in the otherwise so bubbly and cotton-candy-sweet entry field.

power b.
power b.
5 years ago

Globen, my man is Nicos Anastasiades 🙂

Globen
Globen
5 years ago

@power b.
Well, maybe your man Putin should have thought about the consequenses of his actions. I’m just standing up for the truth.

Margaret
Margaret
5 years ago

I am so happy that my star Hovi qualified!!! He was just brilliant and he made me hypnotized. Another my highlight was Ukraine. I almost cried during her performance.
I’m very surprised that Georgia made to the final

Globen
Globen
5 years ago

I could possiby see Russia end around 5th place. I don’t have anything against Russia, besides that they have illegally annexed Crimea and started a war with Ukraine (where 10000 ukrainans has been killed), applied anti-gay laws and hired propagandists to spread lies and fabricate news trying to portray other countries as evil.

Julian
Julian
5 years ago

@ Gal, so basically criticizing Israel is already anti-semitic? Now that explains a lot!

ESCArgy
ESCArgy
5 years ago

I’m not surprised Georgia qualified, they had a very good draw and their song stood out. Norway didn’t qualify because the tempo change must have been too weird for people who listened to the song for the first time, for example the first time I listened to it I didn’t really like it, either. I’m happy Belgium made it but I don’t think they are going to do particularly well in the Grand Final, since they are performing 1st. I’m also very happy Serbia qualified, they have one of the strongest songs and vocalists in the contest this year. I… Read more »

Globen
Globen
5 years ago

I’m happy if any country will win but not Russia. It’s a cheesy performance and music-wise there are many more high-quality acts in the final. I hope Europe feels the same.
My top 5: Ukraine, France, Israel, Australia and Italy.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

@Colin: Aye. Picking what you like, and picking what you like THAT OTHER COUNTRIES ARE MOST LIKELY TO GIVE THEIR 12 POINTS TO, are 2 different things. That, indeed, is where the Finns failed twice. If they were to have considered the latter, we’d be looking at a possible upset in the making, with Mikael Saari’s “On It Goes” very capable of mixing it up with the big dogs.

Colin
Colin
5 years ago

So, people didn’t vote Iceland ”cause it’s dark” and yet, the darkest song of all, Ukraine, is one of the favorites to win? Something just doesn’t add-up. I disagree about national finals of Estonia and Norway, they have picked the best songs IMO, although I love Afterglow and Seis about as much. However, Play is still 1’st on my list and Icebreaker 4’th. What I do agree about is Finland. They had a great line-up and could have picked almost anything else. This was a disaster. Fins tank 2 years in a row cause they just can’t pick them right.… Read more »

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

I just watched the second round and the remaining 3 automatic finalists (GER, ITA and UK). This is how I saw it: 9.58 Ukraine Simply put, the girl simply slayed! If Jamala keeps it together on Saturday, we could have ourselves a mild upset. Are the people ready for Kiev 2017? Is Kiev ready for the people? 9.46 Serbia If not the top prize, I’m absolutely certain that Sanja may have kept Serbia in the game. Back-to-back top-10s for Belgrade. If they can keep this up, they might have a winner before the decade is out. Could they possibly steal… Read more »

Stan
Stan
5 years ago

Great result for Georgia and Belgium! They have proven their haters wrong!

I’m also relieved that we see less and less block voting. I thought that Macedonia and Albania were going to sail through this one with so many neighbours there. Good that people chose for music and not for neighbours!

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

Double post error, it seems. Can someone please fix that? Thanks.

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

Just a quick note about the Scandanavian/Nordic entries. Those that had to qualify ALL failed to qualify because, frankly, most of them chose the wrong songs during their National Final process. Just think if Norway had chosen “Afterglow,” Finland chose either “No Fear” or “On It Goes,” Denmark chose practically anything else, and Estonia had chosen either “Seis” or Cartoon – these would have all stood a better chance of qualifying, in my opinion. The possible exception is Iceland, since that song was good – the feedback I have on that was that it was just too “creepy” with all… Read more »

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

Just a quick note about the Scandanavian/Nordic entries. Those that had to qualify ALL failed to qualify because, frankly, most of them chose the wrong songs during their National Final process. Just think if Norway had chosen “Afterglow,” Finland chose either “No Fear” or “On It Goes,” Denmark chose practically anything else, and Estonia had chosen either “Seis” or Cartoon – these would have all stood a better chance of qualifying, in my opinion. The possible exception is Iceland, since that song was good – the feedack I have on that was that it was just too “creepy” with all… Read more »

Eveline
Eveline
5 years ago

I’m really happy about Poland and Israel, they were great for me. Also I like Latvia and Belgium. On the other hand I’m little disappointed with Norway and Belarus, they deserved to qualify.
I don’t like Australia at all.. it’s just not my taste. Instead of Georgia and Serbia I would love to see Norway and Belarus in final.

In my deepest dreams final would be like:
1. Poland
2. Hungary
3. The Netherlands
4. Israel
5. Italy
6. France
7. Spain
8. Ukraine
9. Russia
10. Sweden
🙂

Dez
Dez
5 years ago

@Daniel, Bulgaria was disgusting? Man, shut your ass up!

Bulgaria was obviously the best, but I’m also happy for nearly all the countries except Georgia. That was a surprise. I’m sad for Norway, tho. I actually liked the song.

Anja
Anja
5 years ago

Since my country didn’t make it, I am going to support France, Australia and Russia

Amdiron
Amdiron
5 years ago

Norway didn’t qualify? How? She was great, totally on point, didn’t make any mistake. I can’t say the same about Lithuania… Omg, just some stupid teens were sending him a lot of votes, wow. Before semi, I didn’t like Norway’s song, but after I wanted them in the final so much. :c And Georgia is such a suprise.

Ann
Ann
5 years ago
Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

BasterClaster

the only one who needs help is you Russian pigs. see statement from Ruslana about the “prank”, and if you can’t understand Ukrainian, she said at the end, that it’s been reported to broadcaster and to EBU.
https://www.facebook.com/ruslana.official/

Camilla
Camilla
5 years ago

How did Belarus not qualify??? I would have liked my own country Denmark to have qualified of course but they really weren’t that good compared to the others.

ESC84
ESC84
5 years ago

Congratulation to Sweden for getting 48 points from Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland:'(

Kiky3
Kiky3
5 years ago

#LATVIA JUSTS
and
#UKRAINE JAMALA
is good, very good!!!

Zephyr
Zephyr
5 years ago

Correction: Georgia did actually qualify, good for them! At least the final will be a bit entertaining (together with Belgium and Ukraine). Bad luck, Belarus.

sonic0201
sonic0201
5 years ago

Absolutely no surprise.
8 out of my 10 predictions qualified. I had Denmark and Norway on borderline, none of them made it, but one of my dark horses, Georgia did. That doesn’t mean I like that song tho. The Georgian entry did not have competition in its genre, so it probably received enough votes from those were looking for alternatives.

Zephyr
Zephyr
5 years ago

Good, Belgium and Ukraine passed, my favourite ones for the final. Bad luck for Belarus and Georgia. I was pretty aware Georgia’s song had no chance with ESC’s voting criterion and their musical taste, but I still had some hope that Belarus could get to the final.
I just watched Belgium’s performance, they almost nailed it. At the final they will kill it.

Siki
Siki
5 years ago

And one for Latvia.

Siki
Siki
5 years ago

Someone said there are few ex Yugoslav countries, so our votes will somehow automatically go to Russia somehow?! Do you even?

Look, I have no special treatment for Russia. Neither positive, nor negative. I like them this year, but I’m voting for Israel. One of my friends for Australia, the other for Ukraine, and yet another for Bulgaria.

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

I am happy, all of my top 5 songs qualified yesterday evening(Poland, Serbia, Latvia, Georgia and Bulgaria) especiallly Georgia, while it was unpredictable. And this qualification did proof that Eurovision tolerate every sort of music except rap in your own language(Greece and Bosnia)(Even though I liked those songs) and dubstep(Montenegro 2013 and 2016). Even phsycadelic beatles can be part of Eurovision.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Lithuania broke the Lithuania-Estonia joint fate… they had previously either both qualified or both failed to qualify in the semis every year dating back to 2008. I thought Ireland might actually qualify, but the jury probably voted them down. I also thought Denmark might qualify, but really only because I had no idea who to put as my 10th guess. (The guess was initially Lithuania – oops!) Not surprised at Norway’s elimination… unfortunately Agnete didn’t quite own it like she did in the national final, and the staging was really dull. Let me say something about the betting odds –… Read more »

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

I am not a fan of Georgia but it was probably the most original performance tonight and made it stand out…Very BRIT-AWARDS worthy which makes it miles ahead of the very slim competition and they crushed it. Norway was not gonna get through anyway, I predicted this even after it won and everyone here was fanwanking to her little 2in1 number which never works. At least GEORGIA was consistent in what they wanted to show, while Norway played the deadly mix of let’s give the rock fans this and the eurovision mainstream fans the little cluby verses, Impressed with Lithuania’s… Read more »

Ol
Ol
5 years ago

What happened to Nordic countires??

BasterClaster
BasterClaster
5 years ago

@Oxana – With your head – okay? I think you should see a psychiatrist… You seem insane. I hope not all Ukrainians like you…

Vladimir
Vladimir
5 years ago

I’m glad for Serbia, Australia, Belgium and Bulgaria progressing further, but I think Norway deserved to be in the final too.

Erin
Erin
5 years ago

@Pollaski – Thanks, let’s see how far we can go or how fast we fade away. In any case, mission accomplished. I just hope that we never get into a situation where a singer ends up with an unsuitable song and finds himself racing against time to have the song undergo a complete makeover in 7 days just before the EBU deadline. Perhaps this kind of enormous pressure brings out the best out of creative people, but I wouldn’t wish it on any future debutante contestant who can’t handle that kind of pressure like Hovi did. On a lighter note,… Read more »