Tonight the second semi-final of France’s Destination Eurovision will take place. There the nine competing acts will perform their entries and face the vote from both an international jury and the public televote.

As tweeted by the official Eurovision France account, you can watch the show live via the following links.

But ahead of the show, what do you think? Earlier we asked wiwibloggs readers who they wanted to qualify from the second semi.

While nine acts will perform tonight, only four can qualify for the grand final. The poll results are now in.

Your favourite act is  Seemone with her emotional track “Tous les deux”. With a total of 1,056 votes and 23.13% respectively, you’ve put her in the top spot!

Closing up in second place is Gabriella. Her track “On cherche encore (Never Get Enough)” accumulated 956 votes, putting her not far behind Seemone with a share of 20.94% of all votes cast.

And in third place was Tracy De Sá. Her sassy urban take on “Por aqui” got your attention and received 14.61% or 667 votes. Following in fourth place was Ugo with “Ce qui me blesse”, on 13.95% of the vote.

So based on the poll results, these four acts are the ones you’d like to see qualify for the French grand final next weekend. At the other end of the table are Noémie and Doutson who didn’t manage to grab as many of your votes, on 3.92% and 2.91% respectively.

But as we’ve seen during last week’s show, anything can change during the live semi-final. It’s the first time we’ll hear all the songs performed live — and in some cases, the first time we’ll hear the full version of the song. As last week’s semi-final showed, a song that slays in the studio version can fall flat on stage — and vice versa.

Tonight’s lucky four will join semi-final one qualifiers Aysat, Bilal Hassani, Chimène Badi and Silvàn Areg in the grand final next Saturday

Who should qualify from the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision?

  1. Seemone – “Tous les deux” 23.13% (1,056 votes)
  2. Gabriella – “On cherche encore (Never Get Enough)” 20.94% (956 votes)
  3. Tracy de Sá – “Por Aqui” 14.61% (667 votes)
  4. Ugo – “Ce qui me blesse” 13.95% (637 votes)
  5. Emmanuel Moire – “La promesse” 8.74% (399 votes)
  6. Philipelise– “Madame la paix” 6.57% (300 votes)
  7. The Divaz – “La voix d’Aretha” 5.21% (238 votes)
  8. Noémie – “Ma petite famille” 3.92% (179 votes)
  9. Doutson– “Sois un bon fils” 2.91% (122 votes)

What do you think? Will Seemone, Gabriella, Tracy de Sá and Ugo qualify for the grand final? Who would you like to see represent France in Tel Aviv? Share your thoughts below!

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Dani
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It is a very good result for Seemone, and I hope such televote support will also be un the final. I really hope the international judges will be different than the semi’s Bilal’s fanboys.

That Person
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That Person

The results 1. Seemone- Deserved 2. Emmanuel Moire- Surprise 3. The Divas- Seriously? 4. Doutson- Ah 5. Ugo- Thank god 6. Gabriella- What?! 7. Phillipelise- Meh 8. Tracy de Sá- OMG 9. Noémie- *Rage quit* F*ck the juries. They’ve got it wrong. There bottom three consisted of three of my qualifiers (but the fourth was Seemone so I can give them that) and they put Ugo 2nd and The Divas 4th? Also I find it how Doutson made the final despite not making the jury’s or the televote’s top 4. Nonetheless here are the 8 finalists of Destination Eurovision 2019.… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

Emmanuel winning the televoting is just ridiculous. Seemone FTW!!!!

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

What A Surprise! No, not Seemone, The Divaz and Emmanuel. The surprise is, Doutson on 4th, only one point before Ugo 😀

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Good news is : SEEMONE QUALIFIED WITH A HIGH SCORE
Bad News is : SHE CAN BE TRASHED BY BILAL IN THE FINAL

Jo.
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Jo.

The jury will decide the winner…

James
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James

Twist: Fan complacency could kill Bilal’s momentum like what happened with Lisandro.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thank you for reminding us (again).

Yossarian
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Yossarian

If only…

Rom
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Seemone and The Divaz slayed!!!

Tibor
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Tibor

Garou’s stalling was really strange.

Colin
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Colin

Only locked qualifier is Seemone (CONGRATS 🙂 ) Other 3 could possibly go if the public ranked them last. My hunch is that Ugo will remain a qualifier, but I think Gabriella also might qualify on televote.

Colin
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Colin

Boy, was I wrong! Anyway, congrats Seemone!!!

MrBrightside
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MrBrightside

France, what are you doing?

That Person
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That Person

Nope France got it right. It’s the international juries to blame.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m surprised that Gabriella did so poorly with the international juries, they normally love this kind of performance. Seemone got 12 points from all of them. I’m not used to agree with Christer Björkman, it’s a strange feeling!

Jo.
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Jo.

I liked her performance and I think she deserves a place in the final. But being realistic, her song wouldn’t succeed in the contest.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It’s tough to say yet and it would depend on if she can chanel those emotions again and again like she did tonight (running order also could help or hurt). The thing is that I don’t see any song in Destination Eurovision that screams “winner”, so I think the French audience should think more about how they feel about those songs than to try to project what can happen.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

I write my points here before the voting 😀
4 points – Seemone
6 points – Emmanuel
8 points – Gabriella
10 points – Tracy
12 points – The Divaz
Great semi!

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Oh, and 2 points to Ugo from me, I forgot XD

Sabrina
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Sabrina

My qualifiers would be Seemone, Gabriella, The Divaz and Emmanuel (but please tone down the theatricals!). I wouldn’t mind if Ugo finds his way to the final.

Yossarian
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Yossarian

Too bad for Ugo. The song may not be transcendent, but I rather like it, and he was OK vocally. I’m actually not surprised it did well with the international juries. If only he’d come with his guitar… His attitude on stage didn’t fit the song at all. It felt like he was trying too hard, while in the interview, he actually seemed really shy. I was hoping he’d get a second chance to improve his stage performance.

Tibor
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Tibor

Okay, it’s difficult. My personal finalists (in running order) are: La voix d’Aretha: I’ not an enormous fan of the studio version, but their live harmonies were on point, best of the evening. Ce qui me blesse: Staging could have been better, but I liked the emotion and I think he sung well. Por Aqui: For me personally, this is the best song of the selection, although usually I’m not a hardcore hip hop fan. Sound mixing was off, she was too loud in the chorus, but the choreography was on point. I hope, it will be enough. Tous les… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Gabriella’s cover made me think that she’s way better than her song. Since I don’t think she’ll win this year, I would love if she came back with a song that allows us to appreciate more of her voice.

Tibor
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Tibor

Yeah, this song is kind of messy. But she seems talented.

Colin
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Colin

After the performances, counting in lives, vocals, lyrics, melody and impact, my honest opinion:
1. Seemone, 2. Ugo, 3. Gabriella, 4. The Divaz /// 5. Emmanuel Moire, 6. Doutson, 7. Tracy, 8. Noemie, 9. PhilipElise

Yossarian
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Yossarian

I found Gabriella disappointing (I wasn’t a fan of her song in the first place). My qualifiers would have been:
1. Seemone – 2. Ugo – 3. The Divaz (don’t like the song, but those girls can sing) – 4. Emmanuel Moire (what the heck was that choregraphy?)

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

So my personal four qualifiers are: Seemone, Gabriella, Ugo, Les Divas/Emmanuel Moire (undecided, I would flip a coin).

Colin
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Colin

Exactly the same, Purple Mask 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Same top 5, guys. I wonder if @Jo would place Emmanuel 5th place and join the group.

Jo.
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Jo.

Yes, he’s my #5 hahaha.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

That’s quite unusual to happen here! haha

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Even Zoë Straub agreed with us!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Zoë even ranked it in the same order I did. I always loved her and now I think we could be best friends. 😀

Tibor
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Tibor

Laura Rizzotto will be so disappointed.

Jo.
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Jo.

Qualifiers for me are:
Gabriella
Ugo
The Divaz
Seemone

Very easy to pick these 4.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

PhilipElise – I really like “Madame La Paix” as a song concept, and it was good to see some effort put into energizing the audience during the performance. But… I fear the singer has been outperformed tonight, and the audience had already made up their minds about who they liked best. Good form, but bad draw.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I guess this could be the opener and Gabriella should close the night. It would probably be better for both of them. Though I think Gabriella will easily qualify, so it was more like a problem to PhilipElise.

Jo.
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Jo.

Looks like we’ve found the angelic version of Fusedmarc…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Doutson – This is probably the best lyrical song, and a potential radio hit. But live, this sounded a bit pitchy, and don’t get me started about using child performers – cringe. Great song, but the execution was off tonight. Sorry.

Jo.
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Jo.

100% agree.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Let’s say the idea was better than the execution. It was quite cold, even when it was supposed to be moving.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Seemone – Impossible not to cry. I don’t know how she held that together; an exceptional, outstanding performance. Congratulations.
My only issue is – can she do it again in the final? She may have just given her best already.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I wasn’t expecting to cry in the semifinal of a national selection, but Seemone achieved that! Loved the studio version, loved the live performance. If France picks it, will probably get to my personal top 5 again.

Jo.
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Jo.

“Seemone like you”.
Gosh, France, you have one job!

MrBrightside
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MrBrightside

I felt asleep during this performance. I think I’ll pass.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Noémie – This was okay. Somewhere in the middle.

Jo.
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Jo.

It was nice, but the song is harmless and doesn’t cause any impact.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

My thoughts exactly. It was fun to watch, but the song was like a long bridge that took us nowhere.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Emmanuel Moire – I have been a fan of his for a long time before this, so it is difficult for me not to fanboy on him. Honest reaction:
What is going on with that choreography? Much more heavy and dramatic than I was expecting. But, Emmanuel’s “from the heart” explanation afterwards was worth it. It works for HIM. But, that’s not how I interpreted the song at all, originally. So I’m thrown. Suddenly he’s a wildcard. Could go either way.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Emmanuel is great (musically AND aesthetically, if I may say), the song is super playlistable, but those theatricals were over the top and really took my attention from the music.

Jo.
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Jo.

Reminded me of Georgia 2010, when they turned a ballad into a theatrical something.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Tracy – Ah-ha, the choreography is sorted. Three languages = International indeed! The sound is quite fresh. It’s not my personal favourite if i’m being honest, but I can see why it might do well.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Not my kind of music, but I appreciate the good vibes. In other words, the Aysat of this semi, though I prefer “Comme une grande” much more.

Jo.
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Jo.

Her swagga looks fake to me. Also her cover of Lose Yourself was kinda lame.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ugo looks, moves and sounds like the very first love of my life. So, it is psychologically difficult for me to watch him without feeling something. The song enhances that, and all my own memories flood back when he performs. It’s really quite a profound experience. Maybe too profound for Eurovision?

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Definitely not bad for a first love experience, ahn? 🙂 I personally felt that something was off. Maybe the instrumental wasn’t strong enough and his voice sounded too exposed. Anyway, whatever the issue is, it’s manageable. I like the song.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I think physically he was moving around too much for the equipment to properly “track” him, if that makes sense.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It makes sense and it would explain a lot.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It was a bad first love experience, hence it’s amazing how the song accurately reflects that. It was 20 years ago and I’m still not over that pain. Credit to the songwriters that the emotion of “ce qui me blesse” can actually reflect that. But the kind of pain is perhaps too personal for Eurovision, I feel.

Jo.
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Jo.

I usually don’t like those teen pop songs (Melovin, Ben Ingrosso, etc), but I like Ugo’s entry.

DyGh
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DyGh

If the Barbara Des award could be given to artists in national finals, it would go to The Divaz.
Change my mind

AndersP
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AndersP

The Divaz – I’d paid them no attention – what a fool I am. They have to be one of the favourites to win after that performance surely.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I feel the same. I really disliked the idea of a French homage to Aretha originally. Wow, I was so wrong. They could win this Semi, and I could eat cake.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Great vocals! The whole Dreamgirls’ vibe worked quite well even if the isolated parts (the dresses, the little stage) didn’t look good.

Jo.
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Jo.

I loved that hahaha. Very entertaining!!

Tibor
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Tibor

Oh, it’s MB 14 on stage with the Divaz!

James
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James

Yeah, that was the first thing I noticed during the Divaz’ cover performance.

Tibor
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Tibor

Me too, I love him. His version of Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” is genius.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

So far… There was a stage invasion when Netta was around, but that was taken down.

Gabriella is mesmerising. I’m high on ultra-bright colours too. 😀

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Not an easy song to perform live and match the energy of the studio version, but Gabriella did a pretty fine job. It was entertaining to watch and the camera loves her.

Jo.
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Jo.

Melovettes will love the stairs+piano.

someone
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someone

We shouldn’t be sleeping on noémie, I think she will be loved by the public and the juries and therefore will be able slip by.

Yssy
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Yssy

I’m not a fan of ballads because they tend not to score as well at the competition as the public would like to admit. Most of the times the public likes them but juries want flashy events. Although we have to see. I enjoy Gabriella and Seemone the best

Jo.
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Jo.

If it has a “screaming part” the jury will love it…

Colin
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Colin

My qualifiers would be Seemone, Ugo and Gabriella, with the fourth spot completely open to the one who wows me the most in live. There are no bad songs here, though.

Porsteinn
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Porsteinn

That must be the first time ever that my top 4 is identical to wiwipoll. Albeit in a slightly different order.

That Person
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That Person

Another week of DE 2019. So far no vocal fails (we still have to wait for the live shows) unfortunately I can’t talk about The Divas as they didn’t rehearse. 1. Seemone- Tous Le Deux. I’ve loved it from the very first listen and it gets better every time I listen. It’s beautiful and the French audience will really get behind the meaning. It would be a tragedy if it got eliminated. 2. Gabriella- On Cherche Encore. Wow! Her vocals are amazing and she has a fantastic stage show. Thinking outside the box (literally) and it’s got great vibes. 3.… Read more »

Lolek
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Lolek

Got a glimpse of the previews! I think the qualifiers will be : Tracy, Gabriella, and Seemone. Fourth spot is a tossup. I’d like to see Philipelise go through but for some reason I feel like it will be Moire.

Floprina
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Floprina

All in all, the fans are completely right about Seemone and that she has the best song, but the French public are mainly rallying behind Bilal or Chimene. On YouTube, Bilal has 89% viewership, with the other videos put together, so it would be a real shame to waste this masterpiece and send a bland, cliché song that’s bottom 5 material!

I hope France don’t make a mistake, then again, it seems to be more about the singer than the song nowadays!

Lolek
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Lolek

His like/dislike ratio isn’t glorious considering most of his views/likes evidently come from his fan base though – not a good sign if he goes to eurovision imo. :/

JohnMcFlame
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JohnMcFlame

France will do the “mistake” IMHO. Ok, Seemone is leading odds (= bookies thinks she will win). Lovely song. Really. For me it is the best one this year for France. BUT to be honest, I think that Bilal will win (depite it is not my cup of tea): Jury: juries love the “packages”. His show is the best one, his voice is not exceptional but good. Catchy song. Televote: Bilal will be high and could even get votes from Florina’s fans (same kind of music) On the other side: Jury vote: I don’t think (if she qualifies for final)… Read more »

Héctor
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Héctor

Agree, I specially want Seemone and Ugo in the final. Tracy too.

James
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James

Last week, SF1 had a French Mariette. This week, it seems like SF2 has a French Manel Navarro competing. 🙂

Jordan
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Jordan

More like Melovin and Manel’s love child lmao

imperialpop
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imperialpop

Omg yes, readers voters of wiwibloggs have taste 😀
Unfortunately, I think that Moire will be qualify..

NickC
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NickC

After watching rehearsal footage, I predict Seemone, Gabriella and Phillipelise qualifying. Fourth spot is up for grabs, but I think even that last stop will go to a female. Allez les filles!

Daan
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Daan

I actually like Noémie and Emmanuel. Hope they will qualify instead of Tracy and Gabriella (sorry but both songs just annoy me)

NickC
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NickC

After watching reherasal footage, I predict Gabriella, Seemone, PhllipElise to qualify with ease and the foruth spot being contested between the Divaz and Tracy de Sa.. Ugo ain’t Igit, I dont care how popular he is in France, he looks like snoozefest to be honest. Il me sembait que ce soir soit all-female. Allez les filles!

AngieP
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AngieP

Seemone will definitely qualify! At least I hope so! Her song is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see her live performance!

Dani
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Dani

I am sure that Emmanuell will be one of the qualifiers. So either Tracy or Ugo will stay out. Anyway, Seemone will win and I think she deserves it.

Jo.
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Jo.

It seems that the Top 4 here is the likeliest to qualify, with Gabriella being the potential flop (similar to Florina).

Dani
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Dani

I think that it’ll be Tracy.

Jo.
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Jo.

Yes, it might be one of those two. I think Ugo and Seemone are safe.

Escfan
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Escfan

Have you seen Ugo live, he’s more likely to flop

Yssy
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Yssy

No. I heard Gabriella in the rehearsal and she genuinely sounds like a good live. We have to see but she will qualify or else I do not see France sending a decent song.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Your top four looks pretty good though I’d have Ugo in the top two.
Don’t sleep on Philipelise though. If Gabriella or Tracy struggle vocally, it might pull a Sylvan. It’s a distinctly French song that has something to it!

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

These would be the exact same 4 songs I’d like to see in the final, maybe PhilipElise too? I really hope the winner is from this semi final, it’s already looking better than the first.

Edu
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Edu

Madame la paix plz!!! ? Plz vote for PhilipElise ? ??

BlackKava
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BlackKava

Simonne and Ugo my favs from semi 2, hope they both qualify to final tonight

Fiore
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Fiore

YASSS!! She better win it all.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

From what we’ve seen Gabriella’s staging and performance seems like a banger. Also, in Seemone’s performance I saw her dad playing piano – I hope there will be more focus on him later in the performance. And here’s Bilal live from Friday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo6Ffh5MomU
He sounded a lot better, which gives me some hope for the final.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Thank you for the link! It’s really better than in the first semi, the voice is clear and the sound including the piano is working its magic. The last long note is so amazing! <3