Ten days ago, we launched wiwivision 2016 – our alternative song contest. The aim was to banish those post-Eurovision blues, and it seems to have worked. Y’all voted in your thousands and went crazy in the comment box. The wiwibloggs team may have picked the entries, but you were all determined to make your opinions known! After counting a whopping 5,379 votes, we can now confirm that the results of the second semi-final are in! Have your favourites made it through to the grand final? Remember, the poll only accounted for half the vote, with the remainder coming from the Wiwi Jury.
wiwivision 2016: Semi-final two results
Watch the video below to discover the ten qualifiers. In the interest of both fairness and entertainment, they are listed in random order. The actual ranking and points breakdown will be revealed after the grand final.
We highly advise that you watch the results video before you scroll any further. Spoilers lie ahead!
Semi-final 2 qualifiers
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.
Albania: Era Istrefi “Bonbon”
Selected by Ramadan.
wiwivision history: Albania are through to their first wiwivision final. Enca placed 14th in last year’s first semi-final with “Play My Game”.
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”.
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.
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”.
Denmark: MØ “Final Song”
Selected by Deban.
wiwivision history: Medina represented Denmark in 2015 with “Giv Slip”. She came 22nd in the grand final.
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”.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ukraine: Ëlka “Greju scast’e”
Selected by William.
wiwivision history: Ukraine are debuting at wiwivision 2016.
Semi-final 2 non qualifiers
In order of appearance:
- FYR Macedonia: Elena Velevska “Losa kopija” — Selected by Antranig.
- Georgia: Rati Durglishvili “Crazy” — Selected by Rezo.
- Slovenia: Kimalie “You’re Not Sorry” — Selected by William Cahill.
- Serbia: Seka Aleksic “Crnooka” — Selected by Katie.
- Switzerland: Len Sander “Another Man” — Selected by Rick.
- Belarus: Bianka “Sexy Frau” — Selected by Bernardo.
- Bulgaria: Ruth Koleva “Run” — Selected by Cinan.
- Israel: Tzlil “Oh My Love” — Selected by Max.
Semi-final one results were announced on Tuesday. Voting for the grand final will open on Saturday.
In case you’ve missed all the wiwivision fun so far — who are you?! — here are some all important links to get you up to speed.
- INTRODUCING WIWIVISION 2016: OUR ALTERNATIVE SONG CONTEST
- WIWIVISION 2016: THE FIRST SEMI-FINAL AND RESULTS
- WIWIVISION 2016: THE SECOND SEMI-FINAL