Eurovision 2019 Semi Final One

When Poland’s Tulia confirmed they were singing “Fire Of Love” on Friday, the set list for the first semi-final became complete. Their folk sound is certainly distinctive but Eurovision 2019’s semi one has a lot more to offer.

Both Cyprus and Belarus are hoping to recapture the success of “Fuego” with dance bangers “Replay” and “Like It” from Tamta and ZENA respectively. Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke takes things to another level with her pop-opera hybrid “Zero Gravity”.

Indie-darlings Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl bring Slovenia in a new direction. And, after a couple of years in the doldrums, Greece means business with Katerine Duska’s “Better Love”.

He gained global notoriety with “Sandstorm” in the 1990s, and now Finland’s Darude hopes to recapture that success with “Look Away”, ably assisted by Sebastian Rejman. San Marino’s Serhat takes us to a disco of a different kind with “Say Na Na Na”.

Serbia’s Nevena Božović and Montenegro’s D mol each deliver varying degrees of Balkan flavour with “Kruna” and “Heaven”. Fans of male pop can choose from Czech cheeky chappies Lake Malawi with “Friend Of A Friend”, Belgian brooder Eliot with “Wake Up” and Scandi-crooner Victor Crone singing “Storm” for Estonia”.

Rock enthusiasts can find solace in the techno/punk of “Hatrið mun sigra” from Iceland’s Hatari or the gravelly tones of Georgia’s Oto Nemsadze with “Sul tsin iare”. Meanwhile, last year’s hosts Portugal provide some avant-garde rhythms courtesy of  Conan Osíris and “Telemóveis”. Hungary’s Joci Pápai “Az én apám” also relishes in ethnic sounds.

Precisely who will qualify is anyone’s guess. But who do you want to see make it? You can listen to each of this year’s first semi-final contestants below. Then vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count.

This poll closes, just ahead of the first rehearsals in May. It’s up to you, Europe. Start voting now!

Who should win the first semi-final of Eurovision 2019?

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Nicola S

The rigging of this poll is obvious. Whoever has done this seems to just be a scared individual who cannot handle criticism. This is no shade to the Georgian song, which has its own merits (even thou I can’t see them), but was never going to win the first semi final, let alone the whole competition. Just take a look at the poll on oddseurovision.com. Is the song good enough to be in the top 10? And if you think it is, good for you, but understand that songs always criticized, and if you cannot handle criticism, ignore it. Focus… Read more »

Shorena
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Shorena

Georgia Oto nemsadze – best

Hey
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Hey

Great Songs!
My qualifiers are:
1. Greece
2. Cyprus
3. Slovenia
4. Serbia
5. Portugal
6. Australia
7. Finland
8. Estonia
9. Belarus
10. Belgium
I would also like Czech Republic to qualify…

JOKL
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JOKL

RANDOM ORDER
GREECE
AUSTRALIA
CYPRUS
BELGIUM
SLOVENIA
HUNGARY
SERBIA
POLAND
SAN MARINO
AND………

bozovich
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bozovich

Georgia

James
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James

Chronicle of the songs to bring by house. Concerning the Eurovision phenomenon. Yesterday, by chance, I attended what are now called the Eurovision finals. I prefer classical music, as eclectic as I am I was to watch, even by the imaginary legacy of my childhood. What immediately highlighted me was the copy past of the various little pink pop songs, all the same, the same format, the bad taste of the presentations, the bad English, since most of the countries lost their cultural linguistic identity. Suddenly, there is the winner of last year, which was even in Portugal, after the… Read more »

AngieP
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AngieP

Several good songs here!
My qualifiers:
1. Belgium
2. Cyprus
3. Czech Republic
4. Estonia
5. Finland
6. Greece
7. Hungary
8. Portugal
9. Serbia
10. Slovenia

About who will win the semi, I’m between Cyrpus and Estonia.

Veta
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Veta

Can hardly pick 8 songs I’d qualify from this list
1. Hungary
2. Czech Republic
3. Belgium
4. Portugal
5. Montenegro
6. Poland
7. Belarus
8. Australia

Ariel
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Ariel

Remember when semi final 1 was the weaker of the two? Well, look how the tables have turned

Komentator
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Komentator

Katerine Duska is the second Jess Glynne…

Komentator
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Komentator

What is happening with Belgium???They are totally insensible in comments and polls…

Komentator
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Komentator

SERBIA AND SLOVENIA IN FINAL!!!

mike
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mike

Portugal

Luka
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Luka

My country (Georgia) working very well at this poll. Lol

pastel de nata
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pastel de nata

Georgians are the new Croatians, lol!

Tamara
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Tamara

Not Georgians, only Oto`s relations 😀

Jo.
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Jo.

LMAO at Georgia winning the poll.

Anael
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Anael

I’ve been conanized ah ah
1 Portugal
2 Finland
3 Cyprus

Im the future winner of Eurovision
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Im the future winner of Eurovision

Slovenia will win the first semifinal.

Finn Kalvik
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Finn Kalvik

Oh well. The weakest song of semi 1 is at top place? What?? It won’t go to the finals that is sure.

Jake Dallas
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Jake Dallas

Running order prediction: 01 Cyprus 02 Montenegro 03 Finland 04 Hungary 05 Czech Republic 06 Serbia 07 Belarus 08 Poland 09 Slovenia 10 Belgium 11 Portugal 12 Greece 13 Estonia 14 Iceland 15 San Marino 16 Georgia 17 Australia Predicted qualifiers Greece Hungary Serbia Australia Portugal Cyprus Slovenia San Marino Czech Republic Belgium Others: Iceland- Love it but I’m afraid people might find it too aggressive, Finland- Overrated, the song is dull, Estonia- Good but not amazing, hope he improves his vocals, Poland- Imagine a glass filling up with water but then a hammer smashes the glass to pieces. In… Read more »

Val
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Val

SAY NA NA NA!!!

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

Say No No No!

ESC
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ESC

Do you really like Georgia’s song?

Val
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Val

Nope, and I’m half Georgian

Datme
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Datme

I’m probably not someone who should be doing this. Not really a prediction and I’m not exactly trying to push all the favs towards the final positions, just what I personally would find fun and entertaining. 1. Cyprus 2. Montenegro 3. Czech Republic 4. Finland 5. Slovenia 6. Belarus 7. Hungary 8. Poland 9. Serbia 10. San Marino 11. Island/Australia 12. Belgium 13. Estonia 14. Georgia 15. Greece 16. Portugal 17. Australia/Island Trying to make a running order for the 2nd semi is a nightmare. I feel sorry for the producers. That second half is giving me a headache. Now… Read more »

Miguel
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Miguel

When i saw this i thought it was your ranking of the songs hahaha
you should explain it’s a running order or you will get a lot of dislikes!

Ps: iceland 11th and australia 17th. i don’t see iceland coming after portugal

SabaKanchashvili
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SabaKanchashvili

Georgia is the winner

Sonam
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Sonam

Ofc! And then Georgia and Croatia from sf2 will battle for the trophy in the GF. LMFAO

Val
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Val

Stop hating on Croatia

PP77
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PP77

My prediction running order

1.BLR
2.MNE
3.CZE
4.SRB
5.POL
6.SLO
7.FIN
8.HUN
9.CYP

10.POR
11.SM
12.BEL
13.GRE
14.EST
15.GEO
16.AUS
17.ICE (first in final)

spidey
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spidey

you put cyprus No 9 and Greece No13 ? haha

Fatima
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Fatima

I’ve got a soft spot for Montenegro. Even more so now that I see it’s bottom of your poll. Groups are going to stand out in this semi.

Elsa
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Elsa

Conan and his masterpiece – what else? 😉

Meliris
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Meliris

Yes, that one and Iceland. 🙂

Milde
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Milde

I would like for Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Iceland and Slovenia to go through. I don’t really care of Iceland’s song, but I can see the appeal and I want Iceland to do well. I’d also like to see Finland go through becasue who doens’t want to see their country in the final.

Stef
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Stef

I think Greece, Cyprus, Iceland or Belgium will win semi-final 1.

I’m pretty sure the following countries are going to qualify: Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Iceland, Hungary, Australia and Estonia.

Serbia, Slovenia, San Marino, Portugal, Czech Republic, Belarus and Poland will battle it out for the remaining 3 spots in the final.

I think Georgia, Montenegro and Finland will not qualify.

Eleftheria
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Eleftheria

My personal qualifiers are:
Estonia
Poland
Belgium
San Marino
Slovenia
Serbia
Belarus
Hungary
Cyprus
Greece

Sorry if I don’t have the same favourite songs (Iceland, Portugal etc.) with you but everyone has their personal favourites and I don’t care what song you support. You’re free to support whatever you want.

Joao Rompante
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Very Strong semi final.
But i Only like 3 songs, are they from :
Iceland
Portugal
Greece
….
Cyprus… No. Fuego its better.

johnny
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johnny

It is so obvious that Georgian citizens sms each other to vote their own country!!

Taita
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Taita

From 1st Final should qualify: Slovenija, Portugal, Iceland , Poland- because those entries entertain… are all unique… because of Quality: .. for sure: San Marino -this entertains…& …Canadian Katerine Duska starting 4 Greece…. this is Quality… . Boring: Czech… and the rest….

spidey
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spidey

Katerina Duska born in Canada but her parents are both Greek . She is here from many years .

Lol
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Lol

Slovenia is so boring. THE BEST IS CHECZ REPUBLIC

tom
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tom

Who should make it to the final – Czech Republic, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Belgium, Portugal, Iceland, Estonia, Hungary and Slovenia
I like also Poland, Australia, Serbia or Finland but there is only room for 10 spoots

Kik
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Kik

Portugal, Serbia, Greece, Australia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Belarus, Slovenia, Hungary and Belgium.

For sure: Portugal,Serbia, Greece, Australia and Cyprus.

tony ding
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tony ding

nananananananana,guess which song i am singing

West
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West

Hungary’s song, obviously.

Kev'
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Kev'

Portuguese entry is absolutely addictive, unlike others like The Netherlands or Greece that I can not stand anymore. Portugal is totally a grower that’s why I think it coul be the winner!

Mari
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Mari

Agree

Anael
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Anael

Must agree too. First you think wtf and then you just think it’s a masterpiece. Growing on me too and I didn’t get it the first time. Perfect combination ?

Marios
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Marios

lol Portugal’s the most annoying song for me and Greece/The Netherlands are in my top 3.

Kev'
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Kev'

Good for you Marios 😉

Psypriot
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Psypriot

We all know that Georgia won’t qualify. Not that I don’t like the song but lets face it.. too ethnic, too rocky, too foreign… Why these trolls wanted to spoil this poll. What did you gain guys!

johnny
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johnny

Because all citizens of Georgia voted it!! haha

alisaalisa5992
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alisaalisa5992

ja, it’s good that it’s too foreign

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Okay, what troll georgians voted for the georgian song that no one likes?

buranovskayagirl
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buranovskayagirl

lmao Bilal, Tamta & Zena look the same with this haircut ))))))))))))))))

My hopes are for Joci, Tamta & Zeo gravity.
Slovenia should win the contest. Much better & sincere than this overhyped Dutch guy

Alex
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Alex

My qualifiers SF1:

1. Cyprus
2. Greece
3. Iceland
4. Belgium
5. Czech Republic
6. Portugal
7. Slovenia
8. Australia
9. Estonia
10. Belarus
———————-
11. Poland
12. Hungary
13. Serbia
14. Finland
15. Montenegro
16. San Marino
17. Georgia

Shanfa Chai
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Shanfa Chai

My qualifiers : Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia

DPG
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DPG

Top 10 1SM:
1.Greece
2.Iceland
3.Cyprus
4.Australia
5.Slovenia
6.Czech Republic
7.Poland
8.Finland
9.Portugal
10.Belgium

MarioVision
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MarioVision

With no offense to Georgians…
BUT this phenomenon that they are voting massively
their country’s entry every year (for years now) is not right or fair…
Currently Georgia is 2nd with over 3000 casted votes…
I suppose that when the poll closes on May,
the winner of the 1st SF, according to the Wiwibloggs readers, (obviously) will be Georgia…. I rest my case…..

Kristianna
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Kristianna

I cant understand this, I am Georgian and yes I vote for Oto, and the same can do the people from other contries as well, whi it is not fair, go a head and vote for your country, the rules are the same for every country here!

Colin
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Colin

I have to ask, did you vote for Oto because you really think his song is (among) the best or because he is representing your country? I’m not judging, I just try to understand. Personally, I vote for best song(s), regardless of the country. For example, my country (Croatia) had an amazing song in 2016 and I don’t recall, but I might have voted for Nina’s Lighthouse in the Wiwi poll (It was in my top 5 of the year). This year, Roko’s song is… well, let’s put it politely and say I’d never vote for that.

David
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David

Dear,this poll tries to give a prediction about the televote on May,that night you are not allowed to vote for your own country!So what is the point for you to vote for Georgia in this poll?The result is.fake,the only thing is that you ruined the whole poll! The real results so far are 1–>Cyprus 2—>Greece —-> Portugal

GEORGIA is last!The only thing that you managed to do is to make us realizei that georgian fans have been in a massive hysteria here!

pastel de nata
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pastel de nata

Try to understand that the reason the poll exists is for fans to get an idea of how many people will vote for your country! If you can’t vote for your country on the Eurovision but you vote in the poll, we’re not getting accurate data! No one wins anything from this poll, it won’t change people’s feelings on the night..

MarioVision
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MarioVision

I agree with you guys.
At least, if you are going to vote for your own country,
do it because you truly like the song
and NOT because it is your f***ing damn country! Jeez!

Lena
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Lena

Portugal of course!

Kirby
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Kirby

Portugal / Iceland / Slovenia / Greece / Cyprus

Anita
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Anita

My winner of SF1 and of Eurovision 2019 is MARUV and Siren Song – hm… honorable mention.

I hope that the 10 qualifiers of SF1 are (in alphabetical order) : Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Slovenial.

Nicola
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Nicola

A few days ago Georgia was way down on this poll. Now their second. Looks like we have someone a little too eager…

MarioVision
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MarioVision

Guys, the question on the poll is : WHO should win the 1st SF…
So we suppose to choose just only 1 country actually…
Not who do we want to qualify or which songs are our favorites…

Iejdhcr
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Iejdhcr

Too late 😉

MarioVision
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MarioVision

😛

Psypriot
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Psypriot

Well, don’t you think there can be more than one candidate to win. I think Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, and Belgium could equally have chance to win the Semi. Yes there will be one winner but it can be four horse race for me. For you it can be one. For someone else it can be 17 if s/he believes all the songs are amazing and they all can have a shot at winning the semi 🙂

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Just as a reminder to all the people voting for their own country, during the actual semi final you can’t vote for your own country. So don’t be surprised when Georgia gets second place in this wiwibloggs poll, but during the actual semi final doesn’t even qualify…. I’m just speaking FACTS that’s all, so don’t come for me…

David
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David

well,i really don’t know what they think they do….it is hilarious..they should be banned…..get a life georgian guys

Kristianna
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Kristianna

Of course we will get in final) see you after semi final )))

pastel de nata
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pastel de nata

Don’t be too sure, please don’t bet, I beg of you!

EscGeorgianFan
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EscGeorgianFan

First of all, thanks for voting Georgia <3 I know that some of you found our song uninteresting but you are really mistaken. Our song is super patriotic and it shows real condition of Georgia. Please listen it for another time and you'll get sure about it <3 Love from GEORGIA

Elvira
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Elvira

See, the problem for us non-Georgians is that we dón’t get the song… It might be very emotional/meaningful for you guys, but we can’t understand what it’s about. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating on Georgia or anything. I think it is a very fascinating country and my dream is to visit it one day. I also always absolutely love the Junior Eurovision songs from your country. But I don’t think the European public will vote for this particular song.

EscGeorgianFan
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EscGeorgianFan

Elvira, you’re absolutely right. But please read the translated lyrics. Maybe it’ll help you to undrstamd the lyrics. 🙂
P.S come and visit Georgia. We’ll be happy

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

but we understand it perfectly; it’s varada varada varadadada, which means I’ve just come from the boozer and I’m unconsciously drunk.

alisaalisa5992
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alisaalisa5992

,,varada” is folk-song refrain. all musician can understand this, and when everybody wants to know which one is professional musician, must listen other songs too.