wiwivision 2016 semi final 2 1

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”.

wiwivision 2016 semi-final two YouTube playlist

wiwivision 2016 semi-final two Spotify playlist

FYR Macedonia not available.

https://open.spotify.com/user/wiwibloggs/playlist/2UaUpoXuAKyFfWj2mJ07tz

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driton halili
3 years ago

Era Istrefi – Bonbon <3

Michael
Michael
4 years ago

I just like BonBon 🙂 Albania wins!

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

My Qualifiers
1.Australia
2. Denmark
3. UK
4. Norway
5. Albania
6. Lithuania
7. Latvia
8. Ireland
9. Georgia
10. Belgium
11. Israel
12. Poland
13. Germany

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Is this a joke? Just checked some of the songs that have never heard before but are here on the list to represent their countries and they all have 300. 000 views or less, while Era with Bon Bon for Albania has 70 million views

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

Albania Era Bon Bon honestly shouldn’t compete here cause it’s by far the best and the most different song and artist, Albania Era Bon Bon

Lagertha
Lagertha
4 years ago

Albania is the best i can hear in this list .
Bangkok os good too

#Justice4Margaret
#Justice4Margaret
4 years ago

Where is Margaret for Poland? Oh well, she would’ve won too easily. ALBANIA!<3

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

Here are my next 3, since they are taking 13: (11) Albania, (12) Georgia, (13) Ireland.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

Here are my top 10 in this round: (1) Germany, (2) Latvia, (3) Lithuania, (4) Poland, (5) Australia, (6) Switzerland, (7) Norway, (8) Bulgaria, (9) Ukraine, (10) U.K.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

My Qualifiers:
1. Switzerland
2. Lithuania
3. Australia
4. Norway
5. Latvia
6. Poland
7. Belgium
8. Denmark
9. Italy
10. Ukraine
11. Albania
12. United Kingdom
13. Israel

My Non-qualifiers:
14. Germany
15. Serbia
16. Bulgaria
17. Georgia
18. Ireland
19. Slovenia
20. F.Y.R. Macedonia
21. Belarus

Graph
Graph
4 years ago

I’m a bit dumbfounded by the selection of songs in both semi-finals. Considering how strict the Wiwi jury is when judging Eurovision songs, especially on matters like originality, I’m not sure how they like these mostly average-sounding songs enough to choose them for Wiwivision. Anyhow, I thought Norway’s song was definitely the best of this semi-final. Here are my scores: F.Y.R. Macedonia: 4 / 10 Georgia: 4 / 10 Slovenia: 3 / 10 Australia: 3.5 / 10 Serbia: 4.5 / 10 Switzerland: 4 / 10 Italy: 4 / 10 Denmark: 4 / 10 Latvia: 4.5 / 10 Albania: 4 /… Read more »

LV
LV
4 years ago

LV <3 LT <3 BG <3

Sezzyyy
Sezzyyy
4 years ago

yaass #ALBANIAFTW

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 years ago

In random order:
1. Georgia
2. Slovenia
3. Australia
4. Switzerland
5. Denmark
6. Latvia
7. Albania
8. Bulgaria
9. Lithuania
10. Belgium
11. Israel
12. Norway
13. United Kingdom

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

Georgia and UK smell delicious <3

NINA
NINA
4 years ago

My vote to FANTASTIC Georgia

Samuel Whiskers
Samuel Whiskers
4 years ago

Norway got my vote.

Tony KuKo
4 years ago

These UK entry is far more superior than the real eurovision. I think wiwibloggs should get involved with the UK selection process.

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago

YYEEEEAAAASSSSS GJAN ???? Slay 😀 12 pts from Ireland go to Lithuania 🙂

Layla
Layla
4 years ago

Sylwia has so many great songs, and you have chosen the worst, why? ;/

She has an amazing voice. She has one of the best voices in Poland here is the proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObCwZ4nva9g.

and here it is one of the most beautiful of her songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goH0I0aLTS0

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

William, grazie mille/bardzo dzi?kuj?/thank you a million lots for the song Greju Scast’e. I totally love this song. Your song picks are so perfect and your music taste is brilliant.

cherry 3.14
cherry 3.14
4 years ago

Such an irony that Yolka is for Ukraine 😀 You could choose Jamala for Russia likewise

My Qualifiers - [PREDICTION]
My Qualifiers - [PREDICTION]
4 years ago

My top 6 –
01 – Ireland [Voted]
02 – Denmark [Voted]
03 – Lithuania [Voted]
04 – Albania
05 – Australia
06 – Italy

?????
?????
4 years ago

1. Albania
2. Denmark
3. Georgia
4. Belarus
5. Ukraine
6. Lithuania
7. UK

the rest I don’t like

Desi
Desi
4 years ago

Italy’s song is one of my favorite ever songs, so seeing here made me freak out. Definitely my winner <3
I've also been super obsessed with Lithuania's song lately, so I am also excited it's here.
I haven't heard of the other songs yet, but I shall listen to them now.

Paulius
Paulius
4 years ago

Why is Gjan representing (my country) Lithuania again? Don’t get me wrong, I love Gjan, but there’s so much more talent! Was really wishing for Jazzu to represent 🙁

Angelos
Angelos
4 years ago

A-L-B-A-N-I-A!!!! <3 <3 <3 Voted and wait to win!!! it is not a eurovision song neither a wiwivision song but a WORLDVISION song!!! it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

I voted for Georgia. Good Choice Rezo!

Mary
Mary
4 years ago

Georgia slays! <3

logixc
logixc
4 years ago

Norway is winner of this year wiwivision. It could win the eurovision. I als love Australia, Albania, Serbia and UK.

Steven
Steven
4 years ago

Lea Rue is a great choice for Belgium although the original is much better than the remix. Florrie is great, it’s a pity she didn’t represent last year when she had some stronger bops. Germany is also very cute. Also Bulgaria I think I’ll be adding this to a playlist.

MO is such a huge artist that I mark her down (though the song isn’t great either). Era Istrefi…so over that song.

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

Chris :- Thanks for the explanation, that is fair enough, but isn’t that what Freeman does, likes to try different things every year and not interested in winning the bloody thing or doing really well? “Real Love” is just “okay” for me and the bottom line it is just not a “wow”. I agree with Josh’s attitude if you are going to do it you may as well try and win or do well, why not, and choosing a song that “appeals to the masses” is just part of that. Same as the ESC really. I’m afraid I also don’t… Read more »

oooops
oooops
4 years ago

I listened to some songs again, and I officially have right now three favourites in whole wiwivision, those ar B&H, Czech and… Latvia

Sadii
Sadii
4 years ago

Albania Era ?

Steven
Steven
4 years ago

FLORRIE YAS!!!!!

Ariso Light
Ariso Light
4 years ago

I like Ireland, Germany, Australia, Latvia, Poland, UK, and Bulgaria! 😀
My favorite is Ireland so I think they should win again! 😀

Leyla
Leyla
4 years ago

Elka´s videoclip “Greju scast’e” was shoot in Russia. And she´s performing in Russia, not in Ukraine. Can you inform yourself better next time? Zlata Ognevich were born and have lived in Russia as well, but it´s not the reason to respresent the other country.

Leyla
Leyla
4 years ago

Why Elka respresents Ukraine????? She has been living and working in Russia for many years. She works with russian producers, composers, dancers and etc. And if she ever goes to Eurovision, she will respresent Russia for 100%!

Cindy
Cindy
4 years ago

My fave is Masha – Mr.Presley.
This song is uniqe and interesting.

Ewan
Ewan
4 years ago

I’m going to put a vote in for each of my top 10:
1. Albania (I was surprised how much I liked this despite being very…typical pop)
2. Australia
3. Denmark
4. Latvia
5. UK
6. Israel
7. Switzerland
8. Ukraine
9. Norway
10. Bulgaria

The worst of this semi would have to be Macedonia/Serbia (they were the same song, right?), Slovenia (what looked like it was going to be a great idea turned out to be extremely poorly executed) and Belarus.

Pansypoison
Pansypoison
4 years ago

01] Poland (Voted For)
02] Serbia (Voted For)
03] Switzerland (Voted For)
04] Georgia (Voted For)
05] Denmark
06] Israel
07] United Kingdom
08] Belgium
09] Ukraine
10] Germany
11] Latvia
12] Slovenia
13] Macedonia
14] Norway
15] Bulgaria
16] Lithuania
17] Australia
18] Italy
19] Albania
20] Ireland
21] Belarus

I can’t wait until Ireland or the UK win purely because of national bias.

nik
nik
4 years ago

this is not Florrie’s best, she is fantastic

Tony KuKo
4 years ago

Hi guys,

If you’re interested, check out my game to choose the best song from the Americas. Nothing like wiwivision, of course. I’m just trying it out to see how many people engage. Here is the link:

https://thegramophonereporter.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/panamericansong-an-online-game/

tez
tez
4 years ago

my vote would be delta.

oliverisamazing
oliverisamazing
4 years ago

Albania HAS to win!

NachoNachoAU
NachoNachoAU
4 years ago

I actually picked GJAN and her song for Lithuania for my ideal ESC video on youtube!! I hope she represents Lithuania one day. You can check it out here if you want 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxIZbG0INT4

btw go aussie

stephen podesta
stephen podesta
4 years ago

What I would like is if we could judge the song on its sound and not on visuals, really sick of people Judging a song on the look of the person, wonder if the result would be the same.?

stephen podesta
stephen podesta
4 years ago

Delta goodrem all the way for me. the Song is good.

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

Enough with the Westlifers! 🙂

aaa
aaa
4 years ago

Era istrefi and Albania should win