Duncan Laurence the netherlands Eurovision 2019

The second semi-final of Eurovision 2019 is just two weeks away. In 14 days, give or take a couple of hours, we will know the complete line-up for the grand final. But for now, all we can do is look into our crystal balls or examine tea leaves.

On 12 March, we asked y’all to vote for your favourites in semi-final two of Eurovision 2019 before rehearsals. After counting a total of 38,077 votes for 18 acts, the results are in.

He’s a firm favourite with oddsmakers and our very own Wiwi Jury. And, sure enough, our readers are on team “Arcade” too. The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence comfortably topped the poll with an extremely impressive 6,745 votes. That’s 17.71% of all votes cast.

Ilse DeLange’s protegee has been one of the most talked about acts since his entry debuted in March. Appearances at Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert and the London Eurovision Party have strengthened his favourite status.

Duncan Laurence “Arcade” (The Netherlands 2019) Interview

In second place, we have yet another hotly tipped contender for the famous glass trophy — Russia’s Sergey Lazarev. The “Scream” singer brought home a tally of 6,115 votes or 16.06% of all votes cast.

He won the televote in 2016, but ultimately finished third behind Ukraine’s Jamala and Australia’s Dami Im. Could 2019 be his year?

Sergey Lazarev “Scream” (Russia 2019) Interview

Coming a very distant third, we have Armenia’s Srbuk. The “Walking Out” songstress attracted 3,501 votes or 9.19% of all votes cast.

After a rare non-qualification for Armenia in Lisbon, could the former X Factor and The Voice performer be the one to get the country back on track? Our readers certainly seem to think so.

Srbuk “Walking Out” (Armenia 2019) Interview

Rounding out the top five is Switzerland’s Luca Hänni and Albania’s Jonida Maliqi. The remaining five qualifiers — according to our readers — are Malta’s Michela, Norway’s KEiiNO, Sweden’s John Lundvik, Azerbaijan’s Chingiz and Romania’s Ester Peony.

Check out the full pre-rehearsal results below.

Poll Results: Who should win the second semi-final of Eurovision 2019?

  1. Netherlands: Duncan Laurence “Arcade” 17.71% (6,745 Votes)
  2. Russia: Sergey Lazarev “Scream” 16.06% (6,115 Votes)
  3. Armenia: Srbuk “Walking Out” 9.19% (3,501 Votes)
  4. Switzerland: Luca Hänni “She Got Me” 8.7% (3,311 Votes)
  5. Albania: Jonida Maliqi “Ktheju Tokës” 8.28% (3,153 Votes)
  6. Malta: Michela “Chameleon” 7.02% (2,673 Votes)
  7. Norway: KEiiNO “Spirit In The Sky” 6.04% (2,299 Votes)
  8. Sweden: John Lundvik “Too Late For Love” 5.58% (2,124 Votes)
  9. Azerbaijan: Chingiz “Truth” 4.86% (1,850 Votes)
  10. Romania: Ester Peony “On A Sunday” 3.07% (1,169 Votes)
  11. North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska “Proud” 2.85% (1,085 Votes)
  12. Denmark: Leonora “Love Is Forever” 2.36% (900 Votes)
  13. Ireland: Sarah Mcternan “22” 1.98% (754 Votes)
  14. Lithuania: Jurij Veklenko “Run With The Lions” 1.66% (631 Votes)
  15. Croatia: Roko “The Dream” 1.43% (545 Votes)
  16. Austria: Pænda “Limits” 1.32% (503 Votes)
  17. Latvia: Carousel “That Night” 1.23% (468 Votes)
  18. Moldova: Anna Odobescu “Stay” 0.66% (251 Votes)

Total Votes: 38,077

Do you agree with the results? Is the Netherlands your favourite? Which songs are underrated? Let us know in the comments.

Vote in all our Eurovision 2019 polls.

Note: This poll is just for fun. It is not designed to predict the final result in May. 

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IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago

Now that San Marino is qualified for the final the boring Duncan song is screwed by the turkish diaspora of their closest neighbors : Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France lmao. They will give the 12 pts to serhat on televote. Such a disgrace to finish below San Marino AHAHHA.
Only Sergey can save us now from the disgrace of France winning.

Marios
Marios
1 year ago

I know it doesn’t have to do with the poll results, just want to give a hint about Greece’s stage performance
Tableaux Vivant

VladimirP
VladimirP
1 year ago

Let it be a bop, a dance song to win this year. Something that brings you joy and not a depressing song. Life is hard enough so no need to push the depressing songs. You can still go to a funeral or your local cemetery if you want to cry.

Simon
Simon
1 year ago

I don’t see Denmark not making the final. I think it’s an easy qualifier bringing the same type of energy as Portugal 2009, Malta 2013 and Switzerland 2011. There’s a niche that they satisfy. I think Ireland have the potential to bring a surprise again – but it’ll depend on presentation and Sarah’s charisma which is essential. Don’t discount Lithuania either – when they sing well they do well, and have Ireland and the UK to carry them across the qualifying threshold. Would love to see Azerbaijan, Romania and Armenia fail twice in a row as I don’t think any… Read more »

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

Albania MUST qualify!

allex
allex
1 year ago

The hate against Duncan just because he’s the fave to win is sickening, if you guys are so brave why don’t put yourselves in Duncan’s or Mahmood’s or Luca’s shoes for a day, why don’t you try to the feeling of being the favourites to win. That’s what I hate about Wiwibloggs fans, you guys are so delusional that you think that because Duncan performed Arcade 2 years ago that it should be disqualified or that Duncan is booked and busy and you guys are probably jobless that you can rain on his parade. Get a grip, put yourselves together… Read more »

Otto
Otto
1 year ago
Reply to  allex

Thank you! Good to hear there are also sane people on wiwiwbloggs

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  allex

Umm, he should have known the rules lol. How does it even cross your mind? Anyway, he’s gonna get bombarded with questions about this in a week’s time.

Roberta
Roberta
1 year ago

Wow! This community is becomming pretty annoying! The comment section looks like a kids playground where teenagers with uncontrolled hormone levels are constantly fighting and trolling. Such a shame!

Helene
Helene
1 year ago
Reply to  Roberta

Yes the only one everyone here agrees on bashing is Sweden.

Kirby
Kirby
1 year ago

Oh yeah. Duncan may be the overhyped king. But Mahmood is the Emperor.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxY4E7DVf2 Duncan last nite on a intimate live concert in Amsterdam!! this is NOT Arcade!! but another masterpiece of our DunKing!!

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

Already removed, maybe it was the song for 2021 AHAHA.
#MOSCOW2020

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

hahahe, yes indeed!! I think its a KGB hack by the russian admin as its actually too much quality for your ex-sovjet ears!! Sorry you are just 20 years behind us!!

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

My semi 2 qualifiers:
Malta, Norway , Switzerland , Netherlands , Ireland , Sweden , Lithuania , Azerbaijan , Albania and Armenia.

But Russia Will definitely take one of the spots.

My predictions:
Sure : Netherlands , Russia , Sweden , Switzerland , Azerbaijan , Malta

Likely: Norway , Albania

Borderline:
Diaspora qualifier : Armenia/Romania/Lithuania
Jury Qualifier: Austria/North Macedonia/Ireland/Denmark

Rasmus
Rasmus
1 year ago
Reply to  Kris

Diaspora on North Macedonia haha? They havent qualified since 2012 so NOT Diaspora on them anymore

Kris
Kris
1 year ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Sir you skipped multiple words between diaspora and North Macedonia

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago

I’m shoocked no article about Saara Aalto’s birthday.

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicolas

How can that be forgotten and forgiven?…

Cirb
Cirb
1 year ago

Russia will win the real contest. We have Sergey.

123
123
1 year ago
Reply to  Cirb

no….just no

Louis Enright
Louis Enright
1 year ago
Reply to  Cirb

Lol just because you have Sergey doesn’t mean you’ll win… the actual song has to be good too you know ?

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  Louis Enright

Sergey is the best. Period

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

When is the best!! Why he returns now?? Why he didnt win in 2016?

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

#ROBBED

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

couldnt it be despite a handsome good singer, the song could have been a bit bombastic and the staging some over The Top!!?? Just saying. Same faith might occur this year my friend, and Sergey also gained some weight, very visible in his face .

Ton ten Donkelaar
Ton ten Donkelaar
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Hahaha… Ugh… Is Russia a member of the European Community by the way? Who is Sergey?
Never heard of him. Is he a ballet dancer? Just curious…

allex
allex
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Sergey isn’t coming top 7 IMO, yet alone WINNING. All he’s doing is screaming, you get it because the song is called SCREAM. I’ll stop anyway. Again another delusional Sergey fan. SERGEY ISN’T WINNING OK

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 year ago
Reply to  Cirb

Roko is singing the winning song
proof : https://youtu.be/XBVfuSL-vPM

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicolas

hahahahaha, yah he screams indeed!~! lol

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  Cirb

Tsar Sergey our saviour.

Ton ten Donkelaar
Ton ten Donkelaar
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Savior of the toilet company. Song is over dramatic and his video is nonartistic.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Cirb

yas of course!! Scream………………………………and run for the hills!! Nobody in the west like russia anymore, but i hope thet gonna give it a better shot than last years!!? good luck

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

Breaking news: Post of Austria on 3 comment, and italy on 9 comments on the recent Wiwi posts of 2day!, the article where is stated that Duncan could win SF2, on 106 right now!! Soo dear friends and foes, where is the fanwank community talking the most about…………………………………..?? owe yeah if King Duncan is gonna be disqualified!! ya All are just jealous and envied on this. Do you really think we are that dumb?? Take care, and keep the hate coming!! We survived, as a peoples the vikings and spanish invaders as well the french, last but not least the… Read more »

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

Right on brother!!! It is 2017 all over again. The empy-headed banging lover ESC fans when they see such favoritism of good song that they cannot comprehend start acting out and bashing it. Duncan will pervail and the Contest will be in the fine country of Netherlands!

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  Trh

#MOSCOW2020 <3

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

hahahahaha, you are the most funniest clown this year in the online ESC circus!! thx, for making me laugh!!

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

There are more reasons to boicot Mosow than Tel Aviv, but above all because Sergey and the its song is a mess

allex
allex
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

get a life, you useless piece of trash and no Sergey isn’t winning.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Trh

Thank you!! Trh!! i already got 4 dislikes on a very genuine post!! It is amazing isnt it? Dare to Dream and we are all together!! hahahah

Romuald
Romuald
1 year ago

BREAKING NEWS !!! The Netherlands ARE DISQUALIFIED !!!
Jon what have you done OMG.

esc1234
esc1234
1 year ago
Reply to  Romuald

you wish felicia

semon
semon
1 year ago
Reply to  Romuald

I know, it’s sad, but it had to happen.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Romuald
ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  Romuald

Wow your right, damn…and Jamala has to give back her trophy as well , even Netta has to because of her Plagiarism.
Ohhh and Salvador also because he didn’t sing himself in the rehearsals.
What a black day in history it is today.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  ESC2019TLV

Yah, its all Fake!! Let Hatari win 2019 and after next years edition in Iceland we should chanel this whole freakshow!!

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  Romuald

OMG fantastic news ! I love you.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Loving you is a losing Game………………..

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

My humble personal prediction of the Top 3 in this years ESC= 1) Nld’s, 2) Iceland ( by televotes mostly), 3) Italy!! For the rest it’s an open playing field for me and some pleasant surprises might be occuring??. So also my personal top 3 would be diff!! We will see on the 18th of May, Im very excited!! Enjoy the games folkzz!!

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

Iceland will be the flop of the year. I am smelling Saara Aalto’s vibes

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Trh

owe that could be indeed, only Saara’s entry last year wasnt very original!! She sung really well tho. We will see, I have fun with them and I love Iceland!!

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

The originality of Iceland lies on the outfits and the staging. But if you listen carefully to the song you have heard that techno beat, angel-like melody and growling before. For the me the most original entries are Portugal and Poland. They genuinely mix things that are for completely different universes. And Netherlands, of course.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Trh

yups, you make a point here indeed!! I like Poland but after 2 listenings I cant hear the whole song anymore. They sound and look great tho!! They will reach the Final!!

semon
semon
1 year ago

You all, take a bow in front of your Queen Katerine Duska, and just admit everything is clear now.

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All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

Wow, and how it occurs, that recent published articles here on Wiwi, one about Austria and the other about Mahmood from italy. Austria has got 2 comment right now and Italy got 9 reactions( and he is ought to be a fan fav). This article about Duncan from the NLD’s, where he is the fav of winning SF2, has about 80 + comments!! Arent all the haters creating the Hype themselfs, by bashing and hating it?? You could say imo; ‘I dont like it’, “Im borred with it”, “its not my cuppa”etc. Only comparing the dutch fans with the socalled… Read more »

EuroSluuutty
EuroSluuutty
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

Are you stoopid? This article ain’t about Duncan but the qualifiers of SF2 in general, just cause it has Duncan’s pic as the cover don’t mean it’s about him ugh PERIODDDDDDt

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  EuroSluuutty

Poll Results: Who should win the second semi-final of Eurovision 2019?

1) Netherlands: Duncan Laurence “Arcade” 17.71% (6,745 Votes)

i guess you left your reading glasses on the toilet??

( and btw it;s Stupid, not stoopid)

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

Why a downvote?? I just copied and paste the headline from this post!! Are you really that butthurt?? My advice would be , use more vaseline next time!! Kisses

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

yah, already 5 downvotes!! Buy more vaseline my Butthurts it might help you with it!!………………… Still Love Ya All!!

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

Hate Will Prevail!!!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago

surprised croatia didn’t rig this poll

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

His wings were in the way and they were busy with another reavamp, pimping that lack luster song up a bit more, as its a losing Game!!

Kredential
Kredential
1 year ago

Funnily enough I actually think the top 10 here are the qualifiers of the semi – and appropriately enough, the 2 other songs that I think are spoilers are 11th and 12th.

Sasko
Sasko
1 year ago

I hope that noone will vote for the Netherlands. They should be disqualified.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Sasko

NLD’s will win jury and televote!!

allex
allex
1 year ago
Reply to  Sasko

Another obsessed rat

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Sweden and Netherlands will be top2

Henry
Henry
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

Yes, i also think that will happen.

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

No way will Sweden be top 2. It gets lucky if it is top 10.

emperor of the world
emperor of the world
1 year ago

If any of you will say anything bad about Duncan Laurence, this is what will happen to you: a lifetime in Russian wilderness, Siberia will be your mother and father, you will never watch Eurovision again, you will never know who won in 2020 (because in 2019 is D.Laurence of course), and your only food will be snow. Think again before saying something negative about The Absolute Emperor.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

you are not good in your head with saying this!! idiot

Dead Sea
Dead Sea
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

I’m sure you are capitalist. Vote Ha t a r i !!!!!!

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Dead Sea

with this assumption you are not more or less a capitalist than us. And btw what has that to do with liking or not a song~~?? And Im with Hatari since they won the icelandic national final!! Jumping quick into conclusions is soo 00’s my dear!!

Clara Moreno
Clara Moreno
1 year ago

Can we take a moment to acknowledge how unlucky Italy is? Every year, it’s so close to first place, but never gets there. When will be Italy’s time to shine?

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Clara Moreno

They’re quite good at shining in OGAE polls recently. 😉

Dead Sea
Dead Sea
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

OGAE is the most anybody can want. LOL. And Marcel Bezencon awards. But they will be happy with Barbara Dex if there’s no other option.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Clara Moreno

you’re speaking like italy has no chance at winning lmao rehearsals ain’t started yet, it’s still wide open

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

yes, well said as it is!! Italy has a great entry this year!!

semon
semon
1 year ago

always just chances. always somebody better (for the right reasons or not). in 2017 was the boy with the heart and re fu ge es sweater, this year is the boy with a naked b u t t . it’s always something.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  Clara Moreno

I know that Italy will win soon because they always sent good songs, just give it some time.
And if it’s not this year then probably next year. For me it is the Netherlands this year , and if it will be Italy, Switzerland, Russia or maybe a black horse the 18th then it is what it is and we should accept that.
It is all about respect and if you can’t have respect for other countries and their song then your country is not worth the trophy imo.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Clara Moreno

Dont worry I guess italy with star Mahmood will score big in the televote!! Top 3

It is time for Italy
It is time for Italy
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

To be fair, Italy deserved to win in 2011.
Top 3? How generous of you.
Thank you NOT!

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago

My dear!! Why you are so blindfolded>>?? Thats your losing Game, not mines!! Top 3 contains, THREE spots, Nr One Nr Two and Nr Three!! Havent you got any good matt on your schools in Italy!!?? So I said that ALL 3 positions are possible, also for Mahmood!! TY

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Clara Moreno

Clara, I like Italy in Eurovision. A lot. Always with top quality. Keep the faith. Improve staging. I think this year might be Italy’s year but we also have Russia with a very popular returning artist with a lot of appeal to the televote. It’s not only Italy’s quality that matters but what happens with other countries too. But I’d be really, really happy for Italy to win.

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

Qualifiers based on my personal favourites:
Norway, Sweden, Malta, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Lithuania.
Just missing out are:
Moldova – good singer, just a little dated
Armenia – very good last minute, just a bit boring up to that point
Albania – good singer, I think you need to feel the message to get this song and I don’t.
Denmark – too sweet
Croatia – not an exciting enough song
North Macedonia – lacks subtlety
Austria – doesn’t leave any impact on me
Romania – I find parts of the song irritating which unfortunately puts me off it.

Boom Boom Chaka Chaka
Boom Boom Chaka Chaka
1 year ago

Wow how was this poll not hacked like the semi final one poll?

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago

This is the hacked poll in fact or are wiwi readers just depressed folks with suicidal thoughts ?

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

thats a very mean and harsh statement. This i cant consider ‘funny’

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

where’s the Dare to dream and we allUnited vibe in this?? i critisized a very negative comment and i get a downvote!!?? i guess Ivanov needs a wank!!??

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago

My SEMI 2 predictions before rehearsal:

1. Switzerland
2. Sweden
3. Azerbaijan
4. Malta
5. Russia
6. Netherlands
7. Armenia
8. Croatia
9. Moldova
10. Lithuania
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11. Albania
12. Romania
13. North Macedonia
14. Ireland
15. Austria
16. Denmark
17. Latvia
18. Norway

Aly
Aly
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Do you really think Norway will be last? Why?

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  Aly

Yeh the NL will be last, so depressing.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

ivanov, you are depressing!! Creep back under a big stone in the wilderness of Siberia, where we dont have to be bothered with you

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Netherlands is surely Q!
Norway is gonna be flop if you asking me…

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago
Reply to  Aly

Yes… i think this song is not to good that people gonna vote. For those who enjoy that type of song will not vote as there is much better song from Sweden and Azerbajin or Malta.
And people who dont like the song (there are many based on forums) will not vote anyway. Thats why I think, although, some people like the song, on the end it wouldnt be enough to get good scores.

Kredential
Kredential
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Croatia, Moldova and Lithuania as qualifiers LOL, are you sure this isn’t your personal ranking as opposed to your prediction? :v

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago
Reply to  Kredential

The European taste is very different. Remember Cyprus last year. In Odds before the show Cyprus was between 15-20 position and on the end it almost won. So, this is not my personal ranking. I think that depaite what we as fans believe the reality is always different. Why you think CROATIA cant be Q? People who will watch for the first time didnt see the video, or his winhs on national performance. That evening they gonna see young jid with great voice, pretty ordinary compering to all glitters and fire in the air. Same wih Lithuania. For us who… Read more »

Kredential
Kredential
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Croatia cannot qualify because it is a below average and outdated song. It is in the same category as Iceland last year and where did that finish? Last. Moldova is also outdated, and even though I like the Lithuanian song, there are much better songs in the semi final. Come back and tell me that the ‘European taste is very different’ 2 weeks from now when these songs are all stuck in the semi.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 year ago
Reply to  Kredential

We can speak after results od semi 2… whats outdated to you is nice ballad for someone else. Dont follow only the predictions of so called experts. Si many time odds and predicarion faile.
Still… that was my prediction. Let me know yours from 1 to 18.

Kredential
Kredential
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

I’m not following any expert predictions xD I do take song quality into consideration.

I don’t have an exact prediction but this is how I would group the songs:
Locked qualifiers – Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, The Netherlands
Likely to qualify – Malta, Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia
Borderline qualifiers – Romania, Norway (could add Armenia here too)
Spoilers – Denmark, North Macedonia
Could qualify but unlikely – Ireland, Lithuania
Certain NQs – Moldova, Latvia, Croatia, Austria,

Kris
Kris
1 year ago
Reply to  Kredential

Your assessment is very similar to mine 🙂

Hmm
Hmm
1 year ago

My opinion regarding the above result: i) I am expecting a top 3 position for the Netherlands, with a high chance of winning this semi final. ii) I don’t believe that Russia shall finish that high. It isn’t a bad song but I don’t think it is a song that people would want to listen to over and over again. Juries may love it ( I said may because jury gave russia low points last few years), but I don’t anticipate a big televoting support for this one. The only way I see Russia finishing this high is if they… Read more »

Una
Una
1 year ago
Reply to  Hmm

I actually think that Russia can win the televote this year. Ukraine is out, Israel has a very large population of Russian origin, you have Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan for 12 points plus potential for high televote points from nearly all countries.
And I think that Russia can, and will do a lot with the staging.
I’ve been thinking of how the contest has evolved and the breakthrough point was Moscow 2009 with the most incredible staging. True pioneer, Russia. They brought the LEDs first, and the show has changed ever since.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Agreed – it’s a really nice song. They’ll probably end up dressing her in a cardboard though and won’t qualify, but win Barbara Dex!

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

I’m excited for this semi (but then I get excited about most semis!!!)

David F
David F
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

So many exciting entries

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  David F

yups David F, I totally agree with you!! Lets enjoy and have FUN with eurovision this edition!! Greetings

BT BG
BT BG
1 year ago

Great, now he should be disqualified for clearly breaking the rules. But I guess not, since (also clearly) he’s got some protection. 😉

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  BT BG

Ah look, snow white has awakened. Now go back to sleep. ( unbelievable this)

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  ESC2019TLV

The Duncan stasi keeps watching. Is the Gulag the punishment for all that dare saying something you don’t like about your cheater ?
#TsarSergey

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhh your Russian, that explains everything , well then I will not reply on you anymore, having such a bad Russian song this year is already a big punishment for you. ( and for Europe, my gosh)

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

hahahaha, you are so pathetic that it almost becomes funny!!!

very tired
very tired
1 year ago

Duncan is in Tel Aviv. Reaction.
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ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

sorry, I don’t get it, but you were probably to tired to come up with something better I guess?

very tired
very tired
1 year ago
Reply to  ESC2019TLV

Very boring time of the year, Duncan winning every poll, not even controversy, everybody is so sure we already know the winner, and you want me to be original?

David F
David F
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

Well, if the polls are anything to go by, Netherlands may win this Semi but will face a tough battle with Georgia in the Grand Final.

very tired
very tired
1 year ago
Reply to  David F

Do you remember Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz from 2016? It was everybody’s last, but they qualified.

David F
David F
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

I do! They were good. 2016 was a great year for Eurovision.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

Yah, I remember them quite well, as they were one of my fav entries that year!! They got 9th in their semi, so a borderline qualifier and the act ended 20th in the GF!! So almost last!!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  David F

VAAAAARA DAAAAVAARAH

Cjzammit
Cjzammit
1 year ago
Reply to  David F

I agree they are bought boring

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

No I just don’t want you to blame him for that, I’m getting sick of people keeps trolling here and being childish over and over again. We all not sure if he will win or not ( but I hope he does) and everything can happen on the 18th but at least have a little respect for him and his country like you have for your own country.

very tired
very tired
1 year ago
Reply to  ESC2019TLV

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ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

Oh pumpkin, I’m not serous at all, LMAO here with all those trolling brainless people here 🙂

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  ESC2019TLV

He has shown no respect for the others countries by presenting a song that break the rules. We can’t have respect for the cheaters.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Hahaha, well sent your complain to the EBU then and if you want to make a statement then don’t watch ESC this year. But we all know that this is not the issue for you , it’s just an excuse for you for trolling around here. Jamala says hi to you btw. ( you are really brainless as I said before hahaha)

E-Online
E-Online
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

The Dutch song was not commercially released before. Therefore it does not break any rules.

But don’t worry. When a song is such a big frontrunner and so popular, most of the time that’s a bad thing. On the big night juries and voters will think they don’t have to vote anymore for such a song. That’s a big risk for The Netherlands this year. Although I do hope they win. It’s my nr 1 song!

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

of course you are entitled such an opion!! Would you also brag about this every time if the fav country would have been, lets say Sweden? ( there are few others, but I mention this one, as all the editions the fans are always assuming Sweden will winn again!)

very tired
very tired
1 year ago
Reply to  All Wei

Sweden… let the giant sleep. I like Christer Bjorkman, but overrated Sweden altogether…just let it sleep and snore.
And btw, I was much more against Sobral, don’t be snowflakes.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

Ok, your reaction about Sweden makes sense. But when a sleeping giant is going back to sleep it’s never sure when they wake again!? Other ESC giants from the past were also France, Luxembourg, UK or Ireland (7 times I think?), they used to win many times in the past. before all the current online attention. They never regained that status in later years. That also could happen with Sweden imo!! And the 1rst winn of Portugal by Sobral was well deserved, as it was a great song!! The NLD’s are upping their ESC game this year!! and we might… Read more »

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

Duncan is winning every poll in the ESC circus as he is a TOP fav this year!! That happens every year in the ESC editions!! if you dont like that, just stop listening the song and paying negative attention on all those articles. Go boosting online your own personal fav act, that gives much more positive energy!!

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

My Semi Final 2 (pre-rehearsals) qualifiers are: THE NETHERLANDS, ALBANIA, RUSSIA, NORWAY, ROMANIA, SWEDEN, AUSTRIA, MALTA, DENMARK and SWITZERLAND.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

Azerbaijan missing out? Oh, Colin…how could you? T__T

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

colin has taste

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Thank you very much Polegend 🙂 Right back at you.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I don’t really feel the song. It’s kind of a style over substance for me. However, he is closing the show, is quite handsome and Azerbaijan always know how to do the staging, so I think he will actually qualify.
PS. How many more downvotes would I get if people found out that Switzerland would actually be my borderline. 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

So these are your predictions or preferences?
Because Austria ahead of Azerbaijan is a little fanciful!

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Those are my top 10 based on my personal ratings (full list posted in “best internally chosen song” below, as well as my Cyprus review on that page).

As for predictions, I’d say The Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia and Sweden are locked. Likely qualifying are Norway, Azerbaijan and Malta. I have a strong hunch Albania will make it. That leaves two spots open and that’s probably between Armenia, Romania and North Macedonia. Croatia could be a shocking qualifier via televote if the performance is grandiose. Austria or Latvia could be shocking jury qualifier.

Kiki
Kiki
1 year ago

I think N Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Denmark and why not Austria will fight for the last 2 spots in the final. The others are obvious qualifiers for me.

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiki

I hope Romania will fight it’s way through to the final! One of my favorites this year. Fingers crossed

SKT161192
1 year ago
Reply to  Kiki

Albania does not have to fight for spot, Albania is already a contender. We will see. Albania sends stage songs, not radio cheap songs.

Kiki
Kiki
1 year ago
Reply to  SKT161192

I really hope that. I love her song

EuroSluuutty
EuroSluuutty
1 year ago

On my kids y’all be picking and choosing Duncan pics but using the same pic of Mahmood in EVERY article

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago

I believe Arcade make their fans cry because they will cry so much when it will be the shocking non qualifier of the year LMAO.
Can’t wait.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Oh dear, hold your napkins because I’m sure you need them after the 18th.

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

And I hope the fakers posting Youtube videos reactions crying on it just for the clickbait will post a reaction crying on the defeat AHAHAH
Bookies are smart that’ why they push it on the top so they will make tons of money because nobody will earn a penny on it and they will keep all the money for them.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

I don’t care, as long the Netherlands are winning this year, welcome to 2019 my dear 🙂

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago

AHAHA Rigged Poll. Roko is the real winner. Duncan was 2 years ago.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Roko?…Roko??…uhhh who is Roko?

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Wasnt Roko that singer of Yugoslavia in 1984??

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

I dont think Norway not go to The final

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

@t Tim: i think they will but I dont have any clue how they will do in th GF?? Some kind of these songs scored bad in the past, but also very good!! i like it actually, especially after the release of that cheesy official vid!! They are playing their game and wishing them Good Luck

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Looks like we were robbed of the “Croatia wins Semi Final 2” sequel 😉
Congratulations Duncan, again.

David F
David F
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

In the Mirror Universe, Georgia and Croatia will be battling at the top of the leaderboard on 18 May.

very tired
very tired
1 year ago

How to not make fun of Duncan after so many articles about him? At least you’ve changed the picture. Flash news : Duncan is his family and neighbors favorite.

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  very tired

Do you know how big the NLD’s is?? Its bigger than San Marino, Belgium or Luxembourg. Much smaller than Spain, Germany, Uk or italy!! A bit the same seize as Denmark. So in fact we are ALL neighbours here. What we enjoy as we used to be one of the most forthcomming liberal countries in the world in tolerance and liberation of minorities!! i know the tides have been changed, but we keep up!! The dutch Lion will roar again, with Loving you is a Losing Game!! The Nld’s ruled the waves before britain took over!!

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 year ago

Yeah I think too. Tamara is a great and powerful vocalist. Even between The Netherlands and Azerbaijan she can manage to qualify and I hope she will! Once the semi final will be behind her, she can shine in final.

PP77
PP77
1 year ago

My prediction before rehearsals

1.SWE
2.NET
3.RUS
4.SWI
5.MAL
6.AZE
7.DEN
8.NOR
9.ROM
10.LIT

11.ARM
12.MAC
13.IRE
14.ALB
15.CRO
16.MOL
17.LAT
18AUT

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
1 year ago

I need Paenda! Austria! So beautiful! Underrated by the “Fuego Party” Fandom. Where is Salvador when I really need him?

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCFan2009

I also need Paenda, but after seeing the live versions, I’m curious about how people would approach to her performance. Nevertheless, I will still love ‘Limits’ with all of my heart and soul.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Loin dici

Alas, a case of what could have been.
Really wish she could sing that song properly! I actually like it.

escturkey
escturkey
1 year ago

a recycled song

EscFan
EscFan
1 year ago
Reply to  escturkey

like or no he sing this song in 2017

stommie
stommie
1 year ago
Reply to  EscFan

It would be strange if he didn’t, since in every interview he did he said he wrote it a few years ago.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  EscFan

Haha escturkey, EscFan? What is next? EscTrol?

dutchie
dutchie
1 year ago
Reply to  escturkey

Why have some people only just woken up to the fact that he wrote this song a couple of years ago? He has said this all along. Do you think that debut singles usually just drop out of the air?

Kris
Kris
1 year ago
Reply to  dutchie

He never once said he wrote it two years ago , he said he’s been working on it for two years. Now one of those statements must be false.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  escturkey

A recycled comment, but your probably to dumb to come up with something better.

IVANOV
IVANOV
1 year ago
Reply to  escturkey

True

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
1 year ago
Reply to  IVANOV

Wrong, your the weakest link, bye!

All Wei
All Wei
1 year ago
Reply to  escturkey

recycling is an international trend in saving the dear Planet!!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

I really need north macedonia in the final this year. I think norway and armenia are the most likely shock non qualifiers. They will be fighting over those last spots along with Romania, macedonia, and maybe austria? That one will depend on the juries.

Skiwalko
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Whether you like it or not, I think that Denmark is also a contender, having that “Loin d’ici” kinda vibe. Austria’s probably gonna do well with the juries, but not so much with the televote, so i think there’s 50/50 chance Paenda qualifies. I wouldn’t rule out Ireland, I think that could be a jury bait, if she improves her performances, why not? I would really like Latvia to be a surprise qualifier, but I’m less and less confident about that happening. N. Macedonia, I’m not so sure about, but if they nail the staging, i can see that coming… Read more »

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

To be honest leonora is giving me a lot of anti social media vibes xD but it all depends on how well she connects with the public on the night. Ireland has a great song but i think it isn’t strong enough to reel in enough votes on the night itself. That second place also doesn’t do them any favours.

Roma
Roma
1 year ago

Armenia can’t be that high. Armenians obviously shared the poll again.

EuroSluuutty
EuroSluuutty
1 year ago

No thank you i’m sure there are some stronger entries in that SF 🙂 piryaaaadT

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago

Such a strong semi- but I’m glad the Croatians didn’t take this poll over, this is a fairly believable result. I personally prefer Denmark over Romania but I have 13 qualifiers in this semi:
– Norway
– The Netherlands
– Russia
– Sweden
– Malta
– Armenia
– Azerbaijan
– Switzerland
and constantly switching are :
– Albania
– Denmark
———————— (barely missing out for me)
– Romania
– North Macedonia
– Ireland

Khazar
1 year ago

1.The Netherlands
2. Russia
3. Switzerland
4.Malta
5.Azerbaijan
6.Sweden
7.Norway
8. Albaniya
9.Romania
10. North Macedonia

Skiwalko
1 year ago

At this point I expected Moldova to win this poll, but actually it’s not a bad list of qualifiers.

oli
oli
1 year ago

Not as good as Georgia, tho. 😀