first semi-final eurovision 2017 poll

With the reveal of Armenia’s song on Saturday night, the field for Eurovision 2017 is now complete. We know all 43 entries for the contest, including the 18 that will compete in Semi-Final 1 on May 9. We’ve already asked who your favourite is for the second semi-final and now we want to know your opinion on this one.

Once again, there is plenty of intrigue on the horizon. Their Eurovision histories may be short, but Australia and Azerbaijan both hold perfect qualification records. Will Isaiah and Dihaj maintain honour for their respective country?

Bookies’ favourite Italy is already in the final. But two of the other big names in the odds begin their conquests here. Robin Bengtsson from Sweden and Blanche from Belgium will hope to qualify without much trouble in the first semi. Will it be smooth sailing from the Tuesday show to the bigger one on Saturday?

Latvia will be hoping that Triana Park can prove they don’t need Aminata to qualify, whilst the Czech Republic will strive to make the final for just the second time in their history (and for the second time in a row). Popular online acts like Portugal‘s Salvador Sobral and Montenegro‘s Slavko Kalezic will draw on quirkiness and originality in their bid to make it through.

But it’s time for you to let us know your thoughts! You can find all the songs below and then vote in our poll afterwards. You can vote for as many of the acts as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Make sure you tick all the right boxes before pressing submit.

Poll: Who should win the first semi-final of Eurovision 2017?

We’ll be updating you on the poll results as we get closer to the first semi-final on May 9.

Make sure to shout out who your favourite is on the wiwibloggs app! You can also let us know in the comments section below. Remember you can also support your favourite with one of our Eurovision t-shirts too!

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Garrett
4 years ago

Hey I just wanted to say hello. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d say this to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Cheers!!

bLm
bLm
4 years ago

Portugal the winner!! Bélgica primera tras su primer ensayo?? Risaaah

Eurovision Expert
Eurovision Expert
4 years ago

Hello haters!
In May be comfortable seing PORTUGAL be the winning of juries Votes and be second of fans votes.
The Portuguese Song don’t comperces to any of another Songs in contest because it is a Masterpiece.
Good luck to all.

Blackbird
Blackbird
4 years ago

1.Finland
2.Greece
3.Belgium
4.Sweden
5.Iceland
6.Montenegro
7.Australia
8.Cyprus
9.Moldova
10.Latvia

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

My Top 10 in Eurovision Song Contest 2017:
1) PORTUGAL – GREAT MUSIC WITH DEEP FEELING – YOU SHOULD WIN!!!!!
2) FINLAND – AMAZING BALAD
3) DENMARK
4) UK
5) IRELAND
6) FRANCE
7) HUNGARY
8) ISRAEL
9) SWEDEN
10) BELGIUM

CONGRATULATIONS FOR PORTUGAL!!!!

Arian
Arian
4 years ago

Definitely Armenia.

Mary
Mary
4 years ago

I am very confused who voted for Armenia’s song ????? It sounds like old style not modern turkey song…… and video is really not interesting …… I listening few times and nothing …… please stop viting fir this song.. ..

Anatoly Klimenko
Anatoly Klimenko
4 years ago

I avoid listening to the Portuguese song, it makes me cry every time, especially after knowing the meaning of the lyrics. Amazing.

Hugs from the beautiful Minsk

Magical
Magical
4 years ago

Michal Szpak, where are you in this year?! Michal Szpak was and still he is the best!!!

Malena
Malena
4 years ago

I like Ireland’s song. It’s the best in this year.

Euro.vision
Euro.vision
4 years ago

Armenia and Belgium are the best!!

iprA
iprA
4 years ago

My favourite song this year is Armenia….
Armenia the best!! Welcome to final!!!
Gooo Artsvik?!! #flywithme
Good luck from Cyprus!!!

Lutius Parvinen
Lutius Parvinen
4 years ago

Belgium song don’t count, is a copycap of Alexe Gaudreault – Éclat.

Armenia is zero music.

Good luck from Finland

velorin
velorin
4 years ago

@Lutius Parvinen
So you think the songs of the likes of Belgium and Armenia , etc.. are unoriginal Eurovision garbage ? What ?

Lutius Parvinen
Lutius Parvinen
4 years ago

The only songs with real quality are those of Portugal (timeless beauty) and Finland (poetic sensibility). Everything else is to forget.
Eurovision SONG contest has to leave the circus … And again to focus on the quality of the song.
The word “modern” tries to hide pastiche mediocrity. 98% of ESC songs are pure junk.

Aleksandar
Aleksandar
4 years ago

18th is Albania, forgot that one. 😛

Aleksandar
Aleksandar
4 years ago

My Top 18
1. Belgium
2. Sweden
3. Azerbaijan
4. Moldova
5. Australia
6. Portugal
7. Georgia
8. Iceland
9. Poland
10. Montenegro
———————–
11. Greece
12. Armenia
13. Cyprus
14. Finland
15. Latvia
16. Slovenia
17. Czech Republic
good luck to all of participants from Azerbaijan. 🙂

MARY
MARY
4 years ago

I think Finland should be in final instead of Armenia’s song – sorry but this quite weak song, also Australia’s song is quite weak- Demi Im a year ago it was fantastic but not this year….. POrtugalia’s song makes me confused.. I dont know but this song is really so quiet for me for me -I think in ESC we looking for modern songs not old type songs….. I would put Belgium in TOP 10, but it not sounds as winning song sorry……And Greece is quite medium songs. So that my TOP 10 into GRAND FINAL : 1.POLAND. 2. FINLAND… Read more »

EuropeUnion
EuropeUnion
4 years ago

1. Azerbaijan
2. Sweden
3. Belgium
4. italy
5.F.Y.R Macedonia

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

Daniel: “at least it’s in English”. Clearly, celebrating diversity doesn’t come naturally to you.

Tuna turner
Tuna turner
4 years ago

Why the hell is Poland getting more votes than iceland???!!!

Artemi Gavezou
Artemi Gavezou
4 years ago

Portugal, by far the best,

and then Finland.

My country this year takes a song without flame.
Good luck from Lesbos, Greece

Zlatko
Zlatko
4 years ago

1. Belgium
2. Poland
3. Finland
4. Azerbaijan
5. Latvia
6. Moldova
7. Sweden
8. Albania
9. Cyprus
10. Montenegro
———————-
11. Iceland
12. Armenia
13. Australia
14. Czech R.
15. Portugal
16. Georgia
17. Greece
18. Slovenia

Pietro Palio
Pietro Palio
4 years ago

I think this semi has the winner of 2017. Here are my predictions:

Juries:

1. Portugal
2. Finland
3. Azerbaijan
4. FYR Macedonia
5. Moldova
6. Australia

Public:

1. FYR Macedonia
2. Belgium
3. Portugal
4. Azerbaijan
5. Australia
6. Sweden

And the winner is… Portugal, with the best Eurovision Song in the 21st century.
Gabbani, purtroppo, non sarà in grado di superare l’arte del Portogallo.Baci dal Italia

Thomasfan22
Thomasfan22
4 years ago

Not my personal ranking, just a prediction to who is going to qualify and whos not:
1. belgium
2. australia
3. sweden
4. armenia
5. greece
6. poland
7. azerbaijan
8. cyprus
9. iceland
10. latvia
————–
11. finland
12. albania
13. moldova
14. portugal
15. slovenia
16. montenegro
17. georgia
18. czech republic

Ananas
Ananas
4 years ago

I can see that Semi Final 1 is definitely the harder one. There are so many songs that I would like to qualify…. 1. Iceland – Svala! I saw her as a winner of Icelandic NF at the very beginning – it came true. She’ll not be a winner of SF1 though, even though I wish she’d be! That mix between 80’s keyboard and contemporary music makes it much better! It sounds so, so Nordic! I love it! 2. Poland – Duuuh… my country! It’s one of the best Polish entries! Kasia has a magnificent, powerful voice. If she’ll control… Read more »

KrakenESC
KrakenESC
4 years ago

Portugal <3 <3

LordFin
LordFin
4 years ago

Greece ????????????

FRANCE
FRANCE
4 years ago

2017 TOP 5 🙂
1-SWEDEN
2-AZERBAIJAN
3-BELGIUM
4-ITALY
5-POLAND

Art-Lover
Art-Lover
4 years ago

I imagine Audrey Hepburn singing the song of Portugal instead of Moon River. What a beauty so overflowing. Completely in love with this beauty! 1200000 points de la France.

Franck
Franck
4 years ago

Armenia is best for me 😉

from Frane

AustinAustria
AustinAustria
4 years ago

1. Belgium
2. Azerbaijan
3. Sweden
4. Iceland
5. Latvia
6. Finland
7. Poland
8. Portugal
9. Georgia
10. Cyprus

FRANCE
FRANCE
4 years ago

POLL: WHO SHOULD WIN THE FIRST SEMI-FINAL OF EUROVISION 2017? 163 by Chris Halpin • Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Finland, First Semi-Final, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Polls, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden • Tags: Artsvik, Blanche, Demy, Eurovision 2017, first semi-final, Hovig, Isaiah, Kasia Mos, Lindita, Martina Bárta, Norma John, Omar Naber, Robin Bengtsson, Salvador Sobral, semi-final one, SF1, Slavko Kalezic, Sunstroke Project, Svala, Tako Gachechiladze, Tamara Gachechiladze, Triana Park With the reveal of Armenia’s song on Saturday night, the field for Eurovision 2017 is now complete. We know all 43… Read more »

Peter Bhauman
Peter Bhauman
4 years ago

My TOP 10 (1st semifinal)
01) Portugal (This song plays in another League)
02) Finland
03) Azerbaijan
04) Montenegro
05) Poland
06) Moldova
07) Czech Republic
08) Slovenia
09) Georgia
10) Latvia

Maria Butyrskaya
Maria Butyrskaya
4 years ago

This time I will play the game of Eurovision … I will vote for the first time in a song: Portugal. More songs like this in the future, and Eurovision will regain its prestige. For now, much public returns only for a song that is already a classic. Love from Russia

DNMRK
DNMRK
4 years ago

01) Australia
02) Armenia
03) Albania
04) Montenegro
05) Belgium
06) Moldova
07) Czech Republic
08) Poland
09) Georgia
10) Cyprus
——————–
11) Portugal
12) Slovenia
13) Iceland
14) Greece
15) Sweden
16) Latvia
17) Finland
18) Azerbaijan

caucaz
caucaz
4 years ago

Off Topic
Don’t you think that Switzerland is channeling Rita Hayworth in Gilda?
Great idea, she must be next top model.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY2IpSCV-Nk

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Portugal should win the semi-final.

chessguy99
4 years ago

I see very fragmented televote, with no real top song. But, Belgium should get points from all juries with a good number of 12’s, taking the jury vote by a wide margin and being the winner of the first semi.

Anton
Anton
4 years ago

@Piro That would be pretty amazing if your cat is not mistaken this time! I would be happy as hell for Hungary if they won

Anton
Anton
4 years ago

Many good songs, I couldn’t decide who I would exclude from the 10, so I’ll just post a list of my 5 favorites:
1. Portugal
2. Finland
3. Latvia
4. Azerbaijan
5. Armenia

The bad: Belgium is pretty good, but it’s a copycat identifiable from the first seconds, there’s no denying

Iris
Iris
4 years ago

as an Armenian myself i’m ashamed of this “hooray-patriotism” of my people and unobjective voting. Our song isn’t that great and could have been a better one instead of this. Also i actually like Latvia,Azerbaijan,Sweden and Australian songs.

DyGh
DyGh
4 years ago

You can say what you want, but Blanche is leading the poll 🙂

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

@Trans Mermaid, Portugal’s song this year is a boring dated ballad from the 1920s we have all heard a million times before and there is no way will it win this semi-final, more like it will come dead last like Estonia last year. Even Slovenia’s dated ballad is better, at least it’s in English! Had they would have chosen Pedro, they would most definitely be qualifiers.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 years ago

1. Latvia
2. Belgium
3. Azerbaijan
4. Finland
5. Sweden
6. Iceland
7. Armenia
8. Cyprus
9. Albania
10. Georgia
11. Czech Republic
12.,Australia
13. Slovenia
14. Poland, I really love the studio version, but live is boring..
15. Greece
16. Moldova
17. Portugal
18. Montenegro

PP
PP
4 years ago

My prediction TOP 10 for final
1. Sweden 2.Belgium 3.Australia 4.Azerbaijan 5.Greece 6.Armenia 7.Portugal 8.Moldova 9.Poland 10.Latvia 11.Finland 12.Georgia 13.Cyprus 14.Iceland 15.Albania 16.Montenegro 17.Slovenia 18.Czech Republic
TOP 3 with juries 1.Belgium 2.Sweden 3.Australia TOP 3 with televote 1.Sweden 2.Greece 3.Moldova

My TOP 10 in no order
1.Azerbaijan 2.Belgium 3.Finland 4.Georgia 5.Iceland 6.Latvia 7.Moldova 8.Portugal 9.Slovenia 10. Sweden

Zeft1234
Zeft1234
4 years ago

Prediction: Azerbaijan,Belgium, Greece, Sweden, Australia, Armenia,Poland, Moldova, Portugal and Finland
My favs: Same but Portugal out and Cyprus in

nanfae
nanfae
4 years ago

01) Albania
02) Belgium
03) Azerbaijan
04) Montenegro
05) Latvia
06) Moldova
07) Armenia
08) Poland
09) Sweden
10) Cyprus
——————–
11) Portugal
12) Greece
13) Iceland
14) Australia
15) Finland
16) Czech Republic
17) Georgia
18) Slovenia

DyGh
DyGh
4 years ago

Blanch will light up the city of Kiev!
#WinningLights

Nika
Nika
4 years ago

Georgia Goo!!!