Since Tuesday, 21 entries have been battling it out in the first semi-final of wiwivision 2016 – our alternative song contest. Over 4,000 votes have already been cast. Y’all are clearly hungry for the music, so let semi-final two commence! The country list is the same as Eurovision 2016, but this time the songs and acts have been chosen by the wiwibloggs team. The 21 entries below all want a spot in the grand final. However, we can only let 13 progress.
Who goes and who stays will be determined by a 50/50 split between readers and the Wiwi Jury. For more details on the voting rules and song selection criteria, click HERE.
You can listen to the 21 semi-finalists below. This isn’t a TV show, so we’ve decided to move away from the producer-led running order favoured by the EBU. The draw is completely random. Obviously, y’all can ignore it and pick and choose who you want to hear first. It’s up to you!
Once you’re ready, vote in our poll. You can vote for as many entries as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every entry you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends early on Wednesday 15 June and the 13 qualifiers will be revealed on Thursday 16 June.
Of course, y’all can do more than just vote. We have a comment box for a reason – what do you think of our choices? Would you have chosen differently? Who would you have picked instead? And how do our choices rate compared to the “real” Eurovision entries? Let us know!
1. FYR Macedonia: Elena Velevska “Losa kopija”
Selected by Antranig.
wiwivision history: FYR Macedonia have never reached the wiwivision grand final. In 2015, Tyzee came 15th out of 16 in the first semi-final with “Doma si e Doma”.
2. Georgia: Rati Durglishvili “Crazy”
Selected by Rezo.
wiwivision history: Georgia came third in last year’s inaugural wiwivision. They were represented by Tamta with “Unloved”.
3. Slovenia: Kimalie “You’re Not Sorry”
Selected by William Cahill.
wiwivision history: Slovenia have yet to reach the wiwivision final. In 2015, Alice Blue finished 12th in semi-final two with “Hot Air”.
4. Australia: Delta Goodrem “Wings”
Selected by Josh.
wiwivision history: Dami Im sang “Gladiator” for Australia at wiwivision 2015, finishing second in the grand final. She went on to represent the country at Eurovision 2016 with “Sound Of Silence”.
5. Serbia: Seka Aleksic “Crnooka”
Selected by Katie.
wiwivision history: Serbia has never reached the wiwivision grand final. Last year, Ivana Selakov and Aca Lukas finished 12th in semi-final one with “Omaklo Mi Se”
6. Switzerland: Len Sander “Another Man”
Selected by Rick.
wiwivision history: Switzerland’s Stefanie Heinzmann and “In The End” dominated the jury vote in the 2015 final, coming joint top with Belgium. However, she fell to sixth once the televote was factored in.
7. Italy: Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri “Roma-Bangkok”
Selected by Cristian.
wiwivision history: Italy finished last in the wiwivision 2015 final. They were represented by The Kolors with “Everytime”.
8. Denmark: MØ “Final Song”
Selected by Deban.
wiwivision history: Medina represented Denmark in 2015 with “Giv Slip”. She came 22nd in the grand final.
9. Latvia: Masha “Mr Presley”
Selected by Liam.
wiwivision history: Latvia finished 26th out of 27 countries in the wiwivision 2015 final. They were represented by Rassell & Edvards Grieze with “Fire Inside”.
10. Albania: Era Istrefi “Bonbon”
Selected by Ramadan.
wiwivision history: Albania have never reached the wiwivision final. Enca placed 14th in last year’s first semi-final with “Play My Game”.
11. Belarus: Bianka “Sexy Frau”
Selected by Bernardo.
wiwivision history: This is Bianka’s second time singing for Belarus at wiwivision. She failed to make the final in 2015, ending up 13th in the first semi-final with “Keda”.
12. Bulgaria: Ruth Koleva “Run”
Selected by Cinan.
wiwivision history: Bulgaria are debuting at wiwivision 2016.
13. Lithuania: GJan “One More Drink”
Selected by Jason.
wiwivision history: GJan also sang for Lithuania in 2015. Despite topping the combined vote in the second semi-final, she missed out on a top ten spot in the final. “Nobody Around” placed 11th.
14. Ukraine: Ëlka “Greju scast’e”
Selected by William.
wiwivision history: Ukraine are debuting at wiwivision 2016.
15. Germany: Max Giesinger “80 Millionen”
Selected by Zach.
wiwivision history: German DJ Robin Schulz was assisted by the British singer Jasmine Thompson at wiwivision 2015. Their collaboration “Sun Goes Down” placed 19th in the grand final.
16. Belgium: Lea Rue “Sleep/For The Weak” (Lost Frequencies Remix)
Selected by Angus.
wiwivision history: Along with Switzerland, Belgium topped the grand final jury vote in 2015. However, Selah Sue and “Alone” slipped to fourth after the televote.
17. Ireland: Shane Filan and Nadine Coyle “I Could Be”
Selected by Padraig.
wiwivision history: Ireland won the inaugural wiwivision with Markus Feehily and “Love Is A Drug”. He only managed to finish ninth with the juries, but a massive televote pushed him to victory.
18. Israel: Tzlil “Oh My Love”
Selected by Max.
wiwivision history: Israel have yet to qualify for a wiwivision final. Last year, Hank & Cupcakes finished 13th in the second semi-final with “Bat Your Eyelids”.
19. Norway: Ina Wroldsen and Broiler “Lay It On Me”
Selected by Jacob.
wiwivision history: Norwegian DJ Kygo joined forces with American singer Parson James to represent Norway at wiwivision 2015. “Stole The Show” finished 14th in the grand final.
20. Poland: Sylwia Grzeszczak “Tamta dziewczyna”
Selected by Marek.
wiwivision history: Michal Szpak sang “Real Hero” for Poland at wiwivision 2015. He came 13th in the grand final and later went on to represent Poland at Eurovision 2016.
21. United Kingdom: Florrie “Real Love”
Selected by Chris.
wiwivision history: Olly Murs secured fifth place for the UK in the inaugural wiwivision. He performed his Travie McCoy collaboration “Wrapped Up”.
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