The first semi-final of Eurovision 2018 brings us fire, monsters, bones and even a Pikachu. Nineteen countries will sing and, after Bulgaria’s reveal and Albania’s revamp, we now have all of their songs.
With that in mind, it’s time to ask you for your opinions. Who do you think should win Semi-Final One, and who will qualify?
Eurovision 2018: Semi-Final One
The allocation draw in January saw many people comment on just how strong the second semi-final was. The first, on the other hand, was largely written off. But in the two months that have followed, it’s all changed — and now fans worry that several of their favourites will get the chop.
There’s a considerable mix of genres and tempos in the mix. Classic ballad fans may like Iceland and Armenia, whilst drama comes via Belgium‘s Sennek.
Classic Europop enters the frame with Finland, Azerbaijan and others, whilst Greece and Albania serve the native language realness. What’s more, four of the bookies’ favourites all take part in this semi-final: Israel, Estonia, Bulgaria and Czech Republic.
That’s just scratching the surface, too. The deck is stacked high and there’s bound to be some upsets.
Semi-Final One: Participating Countries
- Albania — Eugent Bushpepa, “Mall”
- Armenia — Sevak Khanagyan, “Qami”
- Austria — Cesar Sampson, “Nobody But You”
- Azerbaijan — Aisel, “X My Heart”
- Belarus — Alekseev, “Forever”
- Belgium — Sennek, “A Matter of Time”
- Bulgaria — Equinox, “Bones”
- Croatia — Franka, “Crazy”
- Cyprus — Eleni Foureira, “Fuego”
- Czech Republic — Mikolas Josef, “Lie to Me”
- Estonia — Elina Nechayeva, “La Forza”
- Finland — Saara Aalto, “Monsters”
- Greece — Gianna Terzi, “Oneiro Mou”
- Iceland — Ari Olafsson, “Our Choice”
- Ireland — Ryan O’Shaughnessy, “Together”
- Israel — Netta, “Toy”
- Lithuania — Ieva Zasimauskaite, “When We’re Old”
- FYR Macedonia — Eye Cue, “Lost and Found”
- Switzerland — Zibbz, “Stones”
Those are the 19 competing entries: now, it’s time to have your say. You can vote in our poll below. The same rules as usual apply: you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. Make sure it counts!
Poll: Who should win Semi-Final One of Eurovision 2018?
We’ll close the poll before the first semi-final on May 8. We’ll bring you updates as we get closer to the show as well.
Make sure to let us know who you voted for in the comments section as well, and let us know who you think will qualify — or who you think might miss out!