The search for France’s next Eurovision act is underway. And with another four remaining slots in the final, the competition is far from over. There are 9 acts in the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision fighting for the ticket to Tel Aviv. Do we have our winner in this semi-final?

In this second instalment of the French national final, we’ve got another strong field of contestants battling for the four spots in the grand final. Can Emmanuel Moire build on his popularity and sail through? Or will it be The Divaz with their track remembering the greatness of Aretha Franklin? And we know you cannot miss the emotional chanteuse Seemone either. And that’s far from everything. Why don’t you just check out all the snippets for yourself?

Destination Eurovision 2019: Semi-Final 2

A total of nine acts are competing in the second semi-final. Most of them are now available for digital purchase and streaming as well.

This semi-final includes Doutson, Emmanuel Moire, Gabriella, Noémie, Philipelise, Seemone, The Divaz, Tracy de Sá and Ugo.

Below you can listen to all of their clips. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many songs as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to click next to all four of the acts you want to see in the final before pressing submit.

Doutson – “Sois un bon fils”

Sois un bon fils – Doutson

Choisirez-vous le titre "Sois un bon fils" de #Doutson pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Emmanuel Moire – “La promesse”

La promesse – Emmanuel Moire

Choisirez-vous le titre "La promesse" d'Emmanuel Moire pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Gabriella – “On cherche encore (Never Get Enough)”

On cherche encore – Gabriella

Choisirez-vous le titre "On cherche encore" de Gabriella pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Noémie – “Ma petite famille”

Ma petite famille – Noémie

Choisirez-vous le titre "Ma petite famille" de Noémie pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Philipelise – “Madame la paix”

Madame la paix – PhilipElise

Choisirez-vous le titre "Madame la paix" de #PhilipElise pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Seemone – “Tous les deux”

Tous les deux – Seemone

Choisirez-vous le titre "Tous les deux de Seemone pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Divaz – “La voix d’Aretha”

La voix d'Aretha – The Divaz

Choisirez-vous le titre "La voix d'Aretha" de The Divaz pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Tracy de Sá – “Por aqui”

Por aqui – Tracy de Sà

Choisirez-vous le titre "Por aqui" de Tracy De Sá pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

Ugo – “Ce qui me blesse”

Ce qui me blesse – Ugo

C'est parti pour le Reveal Day ! Choisirez-vous le titre "Ce qui me blesse de Ugo pour nous représenter à l'#Eurovision ? #DestinationEurovision

Posted by Eurovision France on Thursday, December 20, 2018

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Really looking forward to this semi. Several good songs. I’m really curious to watch Gabriela and Seemone.
I think Seemone, Emmanuel Moire, Ugo and Gabriela will qualify.
Seemone is actually my favourite of all the 18 contestants. Hope she slays the live perofrmance. My winner of Destination Eurovision. Watching how popular Bilal is among the fans and at the semi, Seemone is the only one I can see winning instead of him. It’s between those two.

Irmak
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Irmak

It was nice to watch the First Semi Final Destination Eurovision. Second Final gonna be nice and exciting too. My favourite is Ugo. I think he has chance to win. I’m sure other countries will give points too for him and he will win for the Final. I watched to First Semi Final and I’m sorry but Bilal Hassani didn’t sing powerful especially cours part like his studio version. Should be more good. But other artists were great. I’m so sorry for Florida. Also Là – Hout ( I forgot her name) made me suprised. She sang it better than… Read more »

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UGH

Seemone is basically a rebrand of ‘Jem – It’s Amazing’…

Edouard
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Edouard

1. Gabriella – This song is brilliant, original, well-constructed and she’ll pull off a great live performance, so I think this could actually be a surprise contender for the win. 2. Seemone – A perfect example of how simplicity can work better than all the factory-produced pop songs they’re throwing into ESC. A really nice song, and she has a great voice. 3. PhilipElise – The vocal parts are a bit flat, but it sounds very pleasant on the whole, a bit of a Zaz vibe to it. Really like the instrumental sections, and can see this doing quite well… Read more »

Lolek
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Lolek

Agreed with many of your thoughts.

Not a huge fan of the singing parts of Philipelise’s song but the instrumental bit is awesome.

I have no knowledge of Emmanuel ‘s music career but the lyrics for “la promesse” are just so dull and the melody itself isn’t anything to rave about either.

I also find it kind of interesting that Gabriella’s song is basically all about going against social media/internet fame – almost like the polar opposite of Bilal’s song/what he more or less represents in a sense.

Kovalska
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Kovalska

For me Gabriella, Noemie, Seemone and Emmanuel 🙂 PS A little bit off the topic but Noemie in that picture reminds me of Mans Zelmerlow’s fiance.

Étoile
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Étoile

I think Emmanuel can qualify because he has his fanbase, I think one of the three women (Seemone, Tracy, Gabriella) will not go the final). I think Ugo has his chances too with the teens. The others except a surprise à la Sylvàn won’t qualify. It’ll depend on the staging and live. I really hope the mixing will be better. My faves are Seemone, Gabriella, Tracy and Ugo.

JohnMcFlame
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JohnMcFlame

If Saturday winner has almost all the jury’s points, and a landslide or nearly from televote, Bilal can be defeated (and to be honest, It will be a guilty pleasure for me when I saw the not so good quality of the song, the live performance and some of its childish reactions in its Youtube videos…) The key is Chimene Badi’s fans + those of the second one on Saturday evening Because finally there were not too many televote points between Bilal and Chimene (especially when you know the “fans” of Bilal, which have spent a lot of money for… Read more »

Elvira
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Elvira

I like Seemone’s song musically, but the lyrics are a bit basic so I don’t really feel touched when listening. I think it’s cooler for someone who doesn’t know french.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

Let no one stone me but I honestly think that Seemone will not go to the final (unless the whole jury gives her best points). I understand that this song is dreaming when you don’t understand the language, it’s “typically French” and romantic, but as for the French (in any case I speak for myself), I think it’s on the one hand, boring and depressive to die on the other hand, “barely” copied on Louane. And I believe that French votes will also go in this direction, they will prefer to vote for a fast tempo song.

JohnMcFlame
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JohnMcFlame

For me, Louane’s songs are faster tempo songs than this one. An example please ?
Seemone’s voice is also different. Adèle like natural voice.

But the terrible question is always:
do we vote for a song that could win ?
or do we vote for a song that we love ?

Response: French people like this kind of song.
They didn’t vote a lot for Lisandro last year (winner potential) and and preferred Malo, Igit and MM.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

example: it looks like a variant of Louane’s “Si t’étais là”, same theme, words that come together, barely different music, and even to debit the text, except on the verses. This is absolutely not a plagiarism but it is still done to look like a lot. The song of Seemone, it’s going to be the moment “we cry in the thatched cottages” and hollow of the evening, I already see the staging with the piano and black and white images. Our best success in recent years was Amir, I doubt very much that voters choose a title that has the… Read more »

Dalth
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Dalth

Gabriellas song is easily the best for me, although gut tells me it’s more of a playlist song than something that will work as a live performance for Eurovision. Hope to be proven wrong so,only other song I really like is Philipelise but think this semi is pretty open tbh.

Aaandi
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Aaandi

I fear for Gabriella, because full English chorus songs face trouble in French televote. More traditionally French entries are more preferred by the public it seems like. Roi is an exception since it’s one line french, one line English and his internet fame overall.

June Flavor
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June Flavor

Ugo’s song is extremely underrated sounds like a top 10 material!

Box
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Box

eh only Tracy’s song really convinces me tbh. Gabriella’s is an updated version of Valentina’s Facebook song and I liked Seemone’s until I heard the full thing but it turned out to be a daddy song and I just started cringing so hard.

Héctor
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Héctor

My top picks are Ugo, Seemone and Tracy de Sá. These are the strongest songs in Destination Eurovision 2019. I don’t care about the 4th qualifier, but Emmanuel Moire would do for me.

Idksmth
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Idksmth

I voted for Seemone, Gabriella, Tracy, Ugo. I love Seemone’s song, its so special and ambient, but I fear she might have the end of Claudia Pascoal. Gabriella’s song is catchy and great, but I feel it’ll be hard to stage and perform a song like that. Tracy and Ugo – don’t really care about them that much. As far as predictions go I think my faves are going through, maybe Emmanuel will pull of a Silvan and have an amazing and effective staging and he qualifies instead of Ugo, maybe Seemone if people don’t get the appeal, but I… Read more »

Edu
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Edu

Hope France vote for PhilipElise with ther Madame La Paix, it’s a beautiful song and catchy. I think it could do weel in Eurovision.
Don’t know why people attacks and underrate this song :'(

Bram
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Bram

I LOVE that song!!!

Valentino
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Valentino

Like Chimene Badi, the televote will go in Emmanuel Moire’s direction, since he is a confirmed singer and popular in France.

Sera
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Sera

WOW! I just listened to the Top 3 songs of this poll. France may actually win with Seemone. I got chills. 😮 I’m sure there will be a lot of upbeat pop songs in Tel Aviv and she will definitely stand out amongst them with that simple, classy song.

Geo
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Geo

After seing the awful jury vote from the 1st semifinal I got the impression the juries had no interest in gaining a good rank for France this year, but instead for their own countries….

blondboybc@hotmail.com
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Seemone (very special/unique/classy/sultry chanson), Doutson (African realness), Philipelise (catchy chorus) and Gabriella (worry about this live, though).

blondboybc@hotmail.com
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So far as the final goes, it’s Bilal’s to lose, based on what I’ve seen in the tele/jury vote. Perhaps only Seemone could challenge him with a class act!

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Or Gabriella, I hope she’ll bring an amazing show.

NickC
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NickC

I am with my friends Sabrina, Colin and purple mask here, Seemone all the way. What a beatiful song. My only concern is I think she is singing about her father, a bit like Michael Schulte did last year.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I don’t speak French and I haven’t found a proper translation to the lyrics, but am I right to say it’s not a sad song as Michael’s? Anyway, it sounds so cozy. I hope she can transmit the same feelings when performing it live.

NickC
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NickC

Hi Sabrina, I can speak a bit French and the sentences I understand are pretty sad, Stuff about being last time she was in his arms, him still being her first man..etc. I think this is also a song for the dad who passed away or more likely left. Feels very personal, I dare to say more personal than Michael, because this is sadness rather than anger.

Étoile
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Étoile

It’s not a sad song at all and her father is very fine. There’s a “mélancolie” in it but that’s it. She just thanks her father for being there for her, for supporting her. It’s an hommage to her daddy that she really loves. Je suis fran (I’m French )

Étoile
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Étoile

français*

NickC
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NickC

Thanks etoile…

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I used Google Translator (which sometimes is not that accurate) and I had the same understanding as you, @Étoile. I think the “last time in his arms” is not a sad memory, but a sweet one, @NickC. Like she was singing about the good times they have together, not as a past thing. For me it seems like a “thank you for always being by my side” song, which would make it the opposite from Michael’s.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It’s curious how NickC knew Seemone was one of my five favourites from this Semi when I never actually publically revealed that information. 😀
Bravo. Now guess the other four. 😛

NickC
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NickC

Madame le paix? Great minds think alike…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Yes! That’s two out of five.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Seemone is the one I’m most excited about, so I voted for her. I hope she has a better faith than Battista, who was my initial bet on the first semi. The live performances count a lot, we’ve seen it last Saturday, we’ll see it next one. Having a good studio version is a great start, but can also lead to cruel unfulfilled expectations.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

This is the type of Semi Final I dread, because there are at least five wonderful songs here, but only four can qualify!
Live performances might change everything of course, but for now there are five that I really like, three that are okay, and only one that I dislike. But I’m not telling which. 🙂

Pineaple
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Pineaple

I honestly can’t believe how underrated Doutson is. Our man from Zaire slays!!!

Yssy
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Yssy

I want Gabriella to win. Do not get me wrong I adore Seemone and her voice but I do not think France should send a Ballad. Would be very risky move but either ways I would not mind either Gabi or Seemone winning the whole competition. Best of luck to the both .

Aaandi
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Aaandi

Actually a ballad is a good strategy. Last year’s top 2 had two very upbeat songs and usually countries follow that trend the following year. So 2019 could have less ballads, which means Seemone might stand-out (just like how she stands out in this selection as the only one who has a very classic ballad).

JohnMcFlame
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JohnMcFlame

EXACTLY.
Send the best song.

Not your best song of the same type as the previous winner and the next one you think.
Always a bad idea. Always. Especially for France.

One ballad VS all the other upbeat songs => great result at the end for the ballad

Leon
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Leon

Gabriella is so underrated to me. Her song is fresh, modern, catchy while retaining some kind of originality (that chorus and bridge are epic!). The lyrics are really good as well, it’s got an interesting message. Provided she’s good live and the staging fits the mood of the song, I’d love to see her fly my country’s flag against all odds.

toitoto
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toitoto

If Seemone or Gabriella win the whole thing, it would be a saving grace for France who agree ?

Yssy
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Yssy

Me!!!

Mako
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Mako

Me too 😉

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Also me!

JJ Abrahames
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JJ Abrahames

the winner is here

Mako
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Mako

Gabriella, Seemone, The Divaz and Tracy de Sa must qualify this weekend. And personnally, my winner for the French NF is Seemone. Her voice is so delicate and sweet, I love it. The melody of her song is really beautiful and relaxing. But, the lyrics aren’t really touching to me. The first time I listened to the 1-min snippet of ‘Tous les deux’ I thought she was dealing with her lover. And I was pretty surprised when I discovered it was actually about her dad. It’s so cute. But we don’t know if Seemone’s Papa is still alive or sick… Read more »

Lolek
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Lolek

I think the hype is because it is quite different from the typical pop songs present in most contests (including DA). As a result, it stands out. I don’t dislike it but I’m not wildly crazy about it either – I think its mostly because people see it as a possible challenger to Bilal’s song.
Personally (and assuming she wows during her live performance) I’m hoping Gabriella has a chance at being selected. However Bilal is crazy popular in France and the jury seems to have bought into the hype so he just might be sent after all.

Lou
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Lou

Voted for Ugo, Tracy, Philipelise, and Gabriella <3

eurovision6
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eurovision6

Voted for Seemone, Gabriella and Ugo. Hopefully one of them can beat Bilal in the final

Ricky
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Ricky

I have the same 3 favorites! I hope they all qualify!

Lola
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Lola

I’d love for Seemone to go through, Tracy as well, as long as it sounds as good live. The remaining spots are wide open for me! The one I dislike the most is Gabriella actually, but I can see her doing well.

Bouke
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Bouke

If Seemone can deliver her song live and she has the right staging I can see her winning this show, but also in Tel Aviv. I hope she gets the right to represent France, I fell in love with her song

KESC
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KESC

I just saw a video of Florina talking about her sadness because of the 0 points she received from the international juries. I was never really a fan of her song, and she didn’t gave the best performance, BUT her vocals and performance deserved better than those 0 points. I feel really sorry for her. Comparing her vocals to Bilal’s vocals, I can’t see a huge difference, and yet there were 58 points of difference between them. My only hope is Seemone now, since it’s the only good song in the running, and if it will be Bilal, I just… Read more »

Ric
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Ric

I think the best one is definitely Seemone. If she can deliver live she could a sort of French more appealing Salvador Sobral with her introspective and delicate song. Definitely the greatest chance for France as of Now. After last semi I don’t want to have high expectations but my guts tell me Gabriella might be another Florina. But hopefully she wont

Michèle
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Michèle

Love ‘Ce Qui Me Blesse’ and think it’s far superior to the others. While Seemone has a lovely voice ‘Tous les Deux’ sounds very unoriginal to me and reminds me too much of the great ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ by Jaques Brel.

Lolek
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Lolek

1. Gabriella (love this song, very versatile and at this point is the only ‘pop’ song to stand a chance of doing decently well at eurovision – fingers crossed she performs well live/DA fixes their sound issue asap). 2. Tracy de Sa (pure bop – if she performs well I could see this being a top finalist at DA) 3. Seemone (Stands out due to its uniqueness. Could do well at Eurovision because of it.) 4. Philipelise (The song is alright but what really hooks me is the musical beat of the refrain) —- 5. Ugo (It’s alright. No strong… Read more »

CyxCy
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CyxCy

A little more difficult to decide on this semifinal because there is less difference in the musical genres. Emmanuel Moire is the one for whom the spectators of France 2 could vote. Ugo is the one to whom will vote teenagers. for the last two qualifiers, I’m going to bet on Tracy, who has a good song to dance and a lot of charisma, and Doutson who has a style that sells well in France. If I can add a bonus, I think Gabriella also has a chance to qualify.

Here’s My Name
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Here’s My Name

Seemone? I can barely remember how that song goes, i hate it. Even generic bilal would be a better choice.

Bilassani
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Bilassani

I completely agree!

Escfan
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Escfan

This semi is so better than semi 1, my top 4 of the semi would be:

1) Gabriella – 10/10
2) Seemone – 8/10
3) Tracy de sa – 8/10
4) Ugo – 7.5/10

I doubt all of my favs will make it through but who knows

Lolek
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Lolek

Fingers crossed for Gabriella, Tracy and Seemone anyway. Those are the only three I feel strongly about this SF.

Stephanie
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I have a feeling that the only person able to stop Bilal and his social media army is Seemone, and I hope she doesn’t disappoint live because her song is simple and beautiful. I also voted for Gabriella

BYT
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BYT

From the bottom of my heart, I want Seemone to win! Her song is a MASTERPIECE!!!
Roi is also a good song, but miles behind Tous le deux…

FanESC
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FanESC

My qualifiers are Seemone, Gabriella, Tracy de Sá, Ugo. But since last night juries’ votes, I think that Philipelise could qualify instaed of Tracy if the live isn’t good, just like Emmanuel could qualify instead of Ugo because it’s more “french” (that expression, lol). Hoping Doutson won’t make it too. To conclude, except Seemone and Gabriella which are almost sure to make it, nothing is sure.

Lolek
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Lolek

Agreed, although after the upset with Florina, I’m worried that even Seemone and Gabriella aren’t safe.

JohnMcFlame
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JohnMcFlame

IMHO Seemone has the safest song.
It is so simple and natural that it will be OK (except technical issue)

Marcelo
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Marcelo

My Top 9 from Peru:

1. “Por Aqui” – Tracy de Sá
2. “On Cherche Encore (Never Get Enough)” – Gabriella
3. “La Promesse” – Emmanuel Moire
4. “Ma Petite Familie” – Noémie
5. “Tous Le Deux” – Seemone
6. “Ce Qui Me Blesse” – Ugo
7. “La voix d’Aretha” – The Divaz
8. “Sois Bon Un Fils” – Doutson
9. “Madame Le Paix” – Philipelise

As of now, it’s probable that only two of my Top 4 will qualify. But who knows, the live performance is the thing that will make or break any of these acts, unless you’re Bilal.

Rome
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Rome

Seemone is the clear winner here. Oh please don’t disappoint me in live, Seemone. That’s such a beautiful song.

Frenkc
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Frenkc

She won’t, she is stunning live

JohnMcFlam
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JohnMcFlam

Clear winner I don’t know but she will do well in live. See its demo on its twitter account.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I really like Philipelise’s song, but I fear it’s not gonna qualify. Gabriella also would be a fine choice , knowing that she has already some experience from the Voice. Anyway, it’s a semi-final with less hyped entries, so I’m waiting for some positive surprises.

FanESC
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FanESC

On the contrary, I think that it really could qualify thanks to a good place with juries like Silvàn Areg. It’s very french, very catchy, very Zaz-like.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

I’ve just listened to the full version if Gabriella’s song and it’s so good! Much more diversed than I thought.

Colin
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Colin

Madame la paix is a very mysterious song. I haven’t heard the full version (blocked in my country), but I have a feeling it possibly will develop a lot more after the released cut ends. It might be a big surprise of the evening.

Yellowman96
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Tracy de sà and Ugo only… everyone else are weak

Daan
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Daan

I like Noémie, The Divaz, Emmanuel and Seemone, but I have to admit, that they don’t have this one special winner vibe. I guess this year’s Destination Eurovision isn’t as great as it was Last year, but it’s still very good!

bry45
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bry45

tracy por aqui

BlackKava
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BlackKava

I voted for Seemone and Ugo
Hope they will qualify: )

Colin
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Colin

My big favorite of the evening is Seemone and her masterpiece ”Tous les deux”. My only fear is that the jury will find it slow and outdated as they did with Noee last year.

JohnMcFlam
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JohnMcFlam

Don’t worry. If she sing well, it will be OK.
Last year Noe was not in final because not televote in SF.