This time two weeks, it will be the day after the night before. Of course, the night in question is that of semi-final one. Then we’ll be processing the aftermath, but, for now, all we can do is look into our crystal balls or examine the tea leaves.
On 11 March, we asked y’all to vote for your favourites in semi-final one of Eurovision 2019 before rehearsals. After counting a total of 39,971 votes for 17 acts, the results are in.
He’s not rating high within the fan bubble or with the oddsmakers, yet Georgia’s Oto Nemsadze has emerged on top. The “Keep On Going” rock singer secured 5,409 votes or 13.53% of all votes cast.
His patriotic song has struck a nerve with Georgians and resulted in him being possibly the first ever person to win the same version of Idol twice.
Oto Nemsadze “Keep On Going” (Georgia 2019) Interview
Making it a Georgian one-two is Tamta. The Greek-based popstar is representing Cyprus and amassed a massive 4,753 votes. That’s 11.89% of all votes cast. “Replay” is already dividing fans, some love it while others are tying themselves in knots with “Fuego” comparisons.
Of course, the track comes from the same gene pool as Eleni Foureira’s 2018 hit, with songwriter-producer Alex P on board once again. Staging supremo Sacha Jean-Baptiste is also back as creative director.
Tamta “Replay” (Cyprus 2019) Interview
Snatching the bronze medal is Greece’s Katerine Duska. The Candian born songstress scooped up 4,371 votes or 10.94% of all votes cast. “Better Love” is fast becoming a fan favourite with many predicting it to secure Greece’s best result in over half a decade.
Katerine Duska “Better Love” (Greece 2019) Interview
Rounding out the top five is Portugal’s Conan Osíris and Iceland’s Hatari. The remaining five qualifiers — according to our readers — are Estonia’s Victor Crone, Belgium’s Eliot, Slovenia’s Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl, Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidke and Hungary’s Joci Pápai.
Check out the full pre-rehearsal results below.
Results: Who should win the first semi-final of Eurovision 2019?
- Georgia: Oto Nemsadze With “Keep On Going” 13.53% (5,409 Votes)
- Cyprus: Tamta With “Replay” 11.89% (4,753 Votes)
- Greece: Katerine Duska With “Better Love” 10.94% (4,371 Votes)
- Portugal: Conan Osíris With “Telemóveis” 9.8% (3,916 Votes)
- Iceland: Hatari With “Hatrið Mun Sigra” 7.83% (3,129 Votes)
- Estonia: Victor Crone With “Storm” 6.74% (2,696 Votes)
- Belgium: Eliot With “Wake Up” 6.72% (2,686 Votes)
- Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl With “Sebi” 6.66% (2,664 Votes)
- Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke With “Zero Gravity” 4.2% (1,677 Votes)
- Hungary: Joci Pápai With “Az Én Apám” 3.39% (1,356 Votes)
- San Marino: Serhat With “Say Na Na Na” 3.3% (1,320 Votes)
- Poland: Tulia With “Fire Of Love (Pali Sie)” 3.27% (1,306 Votes)
- Czech Republic: Lake Malawi With “Friend Of A Friend” 3.2% (1,281 Votes)
- Serbia: Nevena Božović With “Kruna” 3.13% (1,252 Votes)
- Finland: Darude Feat. Sebastian Rejman With “Look Away” 2.58% (1,032 Votes)
- Belarus: Zena With “Like It” 1.86% (742 Votes)
- Montenegro: D Mol With “Heaven” 0.95% (381 Votes)
Total Votes: 39,971
Do you agree with the results? Is Georgia your favourite? Which songs are underrated? Let us know in the comments.
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Note: This poll is just for fun. It is not designed to predict the final result in May.