Eurovision 2018 is almost upon us. Rehearsals begin in less than a week, at which point we’ll finally get to see each country’s staging plans.
As always there’ll be majestic masterpieces and boiling hot messes. But for now, we’re judging each act solely on their official audio and promotional performances.
Since 17 March, we’ve been asking y’all to vote for your favourite act in semi-final two. And thousands of you have answered our call, with an impressive 26,171 votes already cast. The poll remains open until 8 May, but we’re going to take a sneak peek at how the figures are currently stacking up.
Ukraine took a rare misstep on last year’s Eurovision scoreboard. But Mélovin is hoping to steer the 2017 hosts back on course in Lisbon. The former X Factor winner has undertaken a relatively low-key promotional campaign, only performing “Under The Ladder” in Amsterdam. Nonetheless, the sense of mystique and intrigue which surrounds the contact lens wearing singer seems to be paying dividends. He currently leads our poll, clocking up 2,768 votes or 10.58% of all votes cast so far.
Mélovin “Under The Ladder”
He cruised to victory at Melodifestivalen. And Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso looks set to enjoy yet more success at Eurovision. The “Dance You Off” will seek to increase Sweden’s record of six top five finishes since 2011. And he currently sits strong at second in our poll, amassing 2,639 votes or 10.08% of all votes cast so far.
Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off”
Australia returned to the preview party circuit for the first time since their 2015 debut. And that’s only added to Jessica Mauboy’s already high levels of popularity. Y’all got more than a little love for “We Got Love”, and it currently occupies third spot in our poll. The popstar from down under has gathered 2,288 votes or 8.74% of all votes cast to date.
Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love”
Rasmussen’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix winning performance oozed Viking drama. And while “Higher Ground” is all about laying down one’s weapons, that hasn’t stopped the bearded Game Of Thrones lookalike from plundering votes from all over the world. The Dane has collected 2,172 votes or 8.3% of all votes cast so far.
Rasmussen “Higher Ground”
Poland rounds out our top five. Like so many of their contemporaries, Gromee and Lukas Meijer made multiple appearances during pre-party season. And their trademark hats always adorned their heads. Whether the trusted headpieces make it to Lisbon remains to be seen. But with or without them, the “Light Me Up” duo are still a favourite. They’ve managed to garner 2,171 votes or 8.3% of all votes cast so far.
Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer “Light Me Up”
Based on the current rankings, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Latvia will take the remaining five spots in the final.
At the other end of the poll, Georgia’s Iriao sit in last place. “For You” has received just 407 votes or 1.56% of all votes cast.
Of course, all this is subject to change. The poll remains open until 8 May. So if you haven’t done so already, vote now!
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WHO SHOULD WIN THE SECOND SEMI-FINAL OF EUROVISION 2018? POLL UPDATE
Results as of 21.50 CEST 24 April.
Who should win the second semi-final of Eurovision 2018?
- Ukraine: Mélovin “Under The Ladder” 10.58% (2,768 votes)
- Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” 10.08% (2,639 votes)
- Australia: Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love” 8.74% (2,288 votes)
- Denmark: Rasmussen “Higher Ground” 8.3% (2,172 votes)
- Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer “Light Me Up” 8.3% (2,171 votes)
- Malta: Christabelle “Taboo” 7.52% (1,969 votes)
- The Netherlands: Waylon “Outlaw in ‘Em” 7.41% (1,940 votes)
- Norway: Alexander Rybak “That’s How You Write a Song” 6.05% (1,584 votes)
- Slovenia: Lea Sirk “Hvala, ne!” 5.03% (1,316 votes)
- Latvia: Laura Rizzotto “Funny Girl” 4.72% (1,235 votes)
- Hungary: AWS “Viszlát nyár” 4.53% (1,186 votes)
- San Marino: Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening “Who We Are” 3.5% (917 votes)
- Serbia: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika “Nova deca” 3.37% (883 votes)
- Romania: The Humans “Goodbye” 3.3% (864 votes)
- Russia: Julia Samoylova”I Won’t Break” 3.19% (834 votes)
- Moldova: DoReDos “My Lucky Day” 2.15% (562 votes)
- Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovi? “Inje” 1.67% (436 votes)
- Georgia: Iriao “For You” 1.56% (407 votes)
Total Votes: 26,171