second rehearsals eurovision 2017 day 7 semi final 2

It might be the weekend but there’s no rest when it comes to Eurovision. The second set of semi-final two rehearsals took place today, with thirteen more countries taking to the stage again. Brendan Murray soared in his hot-air balloon for Ireland. Croatia’s Jacques Houdek showed us two looks in one. And Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov mastered his on-screen squiggles.

But which of the thirteen countries performing — The Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark, Ireland, San Marino, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia and Israel — was your favourite?

You can watch all of our footage, alongside our reviews of today’s second rehearsals, in the playlist below. Once you’ve watched them, then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many countries as you like, but you can only vote one time, so make it count. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

Reviews and footage: Second Rehearsals (May 6)

Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal on May 6?

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Jack
3 years ago

I loved Croatia song! Its so original and beautiful! #voteforcroatia #winners2017

Maria V.
Maria V.
3 years ago

Macedonia has the most modern song this year… she deserves a high ranking

Anne^^
Anne^^
3 years ago

My opinion:
1. The Netherlands
2. Bulgaria
3. Hungary
4. Denmar
5. Estonia
6. Norway
7. Belarus
8. Switzerland
9. Israel
10. Ireland
11. Croatia
12. Lithuania
13. San marino

Pedro
Pedro
3 years ago

Norway just jumped to my number one.
JOWST is a breath of fresh air among endless boring ballads! Super cool and super catchy! NR 1 <3

USA
USA
3 years ago

BulgariA offcorse we post ncthe song here in California!!!!

AverageAron
3 years ago

my reaction to the 2nd semi final 2nd rehearsals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuBsKwcVmqU

Max_M
Max_M
3 years ago

Ireland is looking good. The voice is everything. With the theme of diversity, Vrendan Murray’s voice has a place. I do agree you either love it or you don’t but that’s good for Ireland. Those who love it will vote for it. Songs like Denmark where people are on the fence (are indifferent) and kinda go meh! to the song will struggle to get votes.

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

Netherlands and Hungary. Both impressive

Gemelli5
Gemelli5
3 years ago

My Top 3:
1. Estonia
2. Bulgaria
3. Netherlands

Estonia`s Laura has already secured the number one position in one category: she`s the best dressed female performer in Eurovision!

Will
Will
3 years ago

NORWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Leoniems
Leoniems
3 years ago

#netherlands #winners2017

Nikos
Nikos
3 years ago

I thought that the Netherlands and Belarus were the best today.

Trevlo
Trevlo
3 years ago

1. Estonia has got it right after the woeful excuse for a song last year. It’s a shame the backdrop is so bland but maybe black and white is how they like it. Verona is so catchy and I hope to see it in the top 5.
2. Denmark with Aussie Anya is very strong vocally with a great performance. Not as memorable as Verona though.

They are the two that stand out and get my vote.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago

Semi Final 2 is tough.
Bulgaria had the best rehearsal, I think. Estonia, Croatia and the Netherlands all really good, too. Nobody was bad, however.

irada
irada
3 years ago

In my opinion Belarus is the best:)
1. Belarus
2. Lithuania
3. Israel
4. San Marino
5. Bulgaria
6. Norway

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

Netherlands will qualify! Those harmonies are amazing! They are the Poland of this year. If you read those lyrics on page, they would look cheesy, but on stage, it just oozes emotion.

On the other hand, I think it’s safe to say that San Marino will not qualify. If Eurofans, who already love Valentina Monetta, cannot put it past the last place, I’m assuming general audience won’t be much more benevolent.

Felicia Trayvet
Felicia Trayvet
3 years ago

Croatia was absolutely amazing. I love their performance. Pyros really build up the enegry of song which is actually very high for itself… Well done Croatia. The Netherlands were also very good. Their harmony is great. Israel dissapointed me so much! I cant stand hearing that AWFUL voice… Th esong itself is one of the best in this decade…

Azerbaijanfire
Azerbaijanfire
3 years ago

My vote goes to Israel)

Marko C.
Marko C.
3 years ago
Reply to  Azerbaijanfire

My vote goes to Macedonia slay !!!

Éire
Éire
3 years ago

1. Bulgaria
2. Estonia
3. Netherlands

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

The best rehearsals for me were from Hungary, Norway, Belarus and Bulgaria!
But I also love Switzerland and Estonia!

ALL Wei
ALL Wei
3 years ago

“You should never cry, no more
Feeling all alone and insecure
You have been going through these stages
Now it’s time to turn the pages

We’re gonna stand in line and not give up
But walk that road that everybody goes
Through lights and shadows”

with LOVE

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

My top 3:
1. Estonia
2. Estonia
3. Estonia

MoonLight
MoonLight
3 years ago

Mafia Di Verona <3

Marko C.
Marko C.
3 years ago
Reply to  MoonLight

Jana slay…. go Macedonia 🙂 !!!!

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago

Winners today: Netherlands and Belarus (you can’t help but smile when you see them!).
Underwhelmed or as expected for the rest.

Katrinelene
Katrinelene
3 years ago

1.Estonia my winner, very polish and elegant, good voices, catchy song
2. Belarus – very joyfull and happy perfomance, good melody
3. Ireland- unique voice!

Santogold
Santogold
3 years ago

Croatia and the singer’s vocal power are outstanding

Po
Po
3 years ago

People are focusing more on what they want the song/performance to be but not what it actually was on stage and what we see in 30 second snippet. That’s the only reason people would say that Israel is any good. It’s terrible. It’s even worse than Estonia. And Denmark… Well it is not awfully shouty anymore. But still no good. Switzerland looks sooo cheesy and they have hardly any chance to qualify. San Marino is simply no good. Croatia is neither good nor bad. Let’s switch to the positive side. Hungary is not any better that it was in NF.… Read more »

Zolipop
Zolipop
3 years ago
Reply to  Po

Yay, best of luck for Lithuania! 🙂

Greta
Greta
3 years ago

Croatia and second Netherlands.

Don
Don
3 years ago

I love israel

loren
loren
3 years ago

Israel and ireland were the best

Americanvision
Americanvision
3 years ago

My top 5 today were:
1. (tie) Estonia and Bulgaria
3. Netherlands
4. Israel
5. Croatia (it’s so cheesy but I liked it)

HM: Hungary, Ireland, and Norway

Americanvision
Americanvision
3 years ago
Reply to  Americanvision

Oh crap! I forgot Belarus! It’s my #4!

@DaStarSays
@DaStarSays
3 years ago

The Netherlands are top 5 to me overall

jorgequi
jorgequi
3 years ago

There are a lot of good songs/performances really.. I mostly liked Netherlands, Croatia and Belarus today.

Justitia
Justitia
3 years ago

Only Bulgaria and Hungary.
The others are “deja vu” songs.

ESC Croatia Fan
ESC Croatia Fan
3 years ago

The Netherlands and Croatia literally SLAYED today

Nicole
Nicole
3 years ago

My opinion:
1. Bulgaria
2. Israel
3. Switzerland
4. Estonia
5. Hungary
6. Belarus
7. Denmark
8. Norway
9. Ireland
10. San Marino
11. Croatia
12. Lithuania
13. The Netherlands

Max Mark
Max Mark
3 years ago

Netherlands!
WhatsApp a surprise!

Rimig
Rimig
3 years ago

The Netherlands, followed by Bulgaria and Estonia!

Roxana Montoya
Roxana Montoya
3 years ago

From today’s rehearsals I liked a lot The Netherlands and Croatia.
Bulgaria, Estonia, Belarus and Hungary were nice as well.

Tel Aviv 2018
Tel Aviv 2018
3 years ago

I loved ISRAEL, The Netherlands and Bulgaria.

Guðrún Karlsdóttir
Guðrún Karlsdóttir
3 years ago

1. The Netherlands
2. Bulgaria
3. Israel
4. Belarus
5. Estonia
6. Hungary
7. Denmark
8. Croatia
9. Norway
10. Ireland
11. Lithuania
12. Switzerland
13. San Marino

Michel
Michel
3 years ago

I honestly do think Croatia can go quite far. This song (and singer, probably even more) was hated and critizied from sole beginning – we all know why. Now even harshest should admit – the performance is good, singing is great, song itself might be cliche but its still nice. It’s original and I do hope jury and voters will award it with points.

And about Lithuania, I am one of very few who actually liked the song and performance seems to be very classy. So, to our northen neighbour, best of luck.

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

Best: The Netherlands (by far), Belarus
Worst: Israel, San Marino

Aaran
Aaran
3 years ago

I have The Netherlands quite low in my top but I can’t deny that today’s rehearsal was amazing. They got my vote!

Darren
Darren
3 years ago

Ireland has impressed me so much! I’m quite surprised, but also nervous just in case we don’t qualify…this reminds me of Black Daisy in 2009 and Molly in 2015 who deserved to qualify…but didn’t.
I hope Europe gets behind him. Loving Bulgaria, Israel and Hungary too

Rotessa
Rotessa
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

I also hope Ireland will qualify

Debailor
Debailor
3 years ago

This is such a strong semi final. Anything can happen. Voted for Croatia, Belarus, Bulgaria and Estonia.