One sings a tender heartfelt ballad, the other a slice of soulful disco-pop. And tonight both Duncan Laurence and John Lundvik will take to the stage in the jury show of Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2019.

Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Odds To Win:

In the market to win Duncan is out in front*. The Netherlands is the favourite to win with odds low odds across the board. His highest odds are 6/4 at Bet365, which reflects market confidence in his abilities.

Sweden‘s John Lundvik is in second and in the blue at SportingBet. That means his odds to win are shortening. They list his chances at 11/4.

Sergey Lazarev from Russia follows in third. His ballad “Scream” is low in the odds, but does not command the same confidence enjoyed by the Netherlands or Sweden. Unibet is one of several bookmakers offering high odds at 5/1.

Azerbaijan and Switzerland round out the top five in the to win market. 888Sport puts Azerbaijan at 13/2 and SkyBet lists Luca Hannï’s chances to win at 12/1 so they’re some distance behind the leaders.

Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Odds To Qualify:

The to qualify market is a close reflection of the to win market.

One difference is the leader: Sweden is out in front, with The Netherlands in second and Russia third.

Azerbaijan and Switzerland follow.

Malta, Norway, North MacedoniaArmenia and Denmark make up the rest of the top ten.

If the odds are right that means we’ll say goodbye to these eight countries at the end of Semi-Final 2:

  • Albania
  • Romania
  • Austria
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Croatia
  • Latvia
  • Ireland

We can expect movement in the odds after tonight’s jury show final.

What do you make of the odds? Are these your ten qualifiers? Let us know in the comments below!

*Accurate Israeli local time 12:20pm

Photo Credit: EBU

 

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horacast
horacast
3 years ago

And the one who had to win representing Romania, Laura Bretan was boycotted by a purchased jury and did not reach the competition. It won easily with the vote of the public, but it was lowered by the foreign jury. See but: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1NPm88iflU

Fanesc
Fanesc
3 years ago

26 songs…How is possible CONAN be absent!!!????

Burger
Burger
3 years ago
Reply to  Fanesc

Conan was too avant garde, yes its different but sometimes you have to remember a lot of juries haven’t seen the entries beforehand and similarly first time viewers would’ve been scratching their heads which makes it hard for them to go and vote for it

Roger Rabbit
Roger Rabbit
3 years ago

I like much the song from Ireland nobody talk about she .I go to vote for Ireland tonight .

Darren
3 years ago
Reply to  Roger Rabbit

The fandom always underrate Ireland every year, even last year they had us dead last on every poll etc but we finished 16th in the final.
Unsure about our success this year though. I’ve a feeling we are back to the NQs

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

I think Ireland got a big chance tonight. She is lovely, the song is good and it is a cute and fun performance. The song get stuck in your head easily. That always helps. Good luck to you!

Darren
3 years ago
Reply to  Swedish Moose

Cheers Swedish Moose
I’m voting Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Sweden tonight. They will qualify easily anyway, , but I’m sending them my love regardless

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

I did wote for Ireland 🙁 I’m so sorry! I’m so sad about Romania aswell!!! Thank you for you vote!

Whisker
Whisker
3 years ago
Reply to  Roger Rabbit

Relax. Ireland has many fans, myself included.

lasse braun
lasse braun
3 years ago

with laura romania would make the final with ease but 2 men has played god…
no MARUV,no joci & no laura = no really ESC fun for me this year.

Whisker
Whisker
3 years ago
Reply to  lasse braun

Don’t watch then. We don’t need homophobic people on the Eurovision stage.

horacast
horacast
3 years ago
Reply to  Whisker

Homophobic?, you are such an id iot, What does homophobia have to do with art and music? You are a poor and miserable person.

Burger
Burger
3 years ago

This semi could be a bloodbath, I get the feeling one or two we think are going to qualify will not: there’s only 3 or 4 I think have no chance but we can’t select 13 tonight.

pooky1001
pooky1001
3 years ago

I dont think there is any doubt that Russia, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and Azerbajan will qualify, personally i dont like the Russian entry but its gonna go to the final for sure, the other 5 places i think Malta will go through without any problems, and the final 4 spots could be a fight but i think most likely it will be North Macedonia, Norway, Romania and hopefully Albania. If it was my own personal choice i would take out Russia and Norway and replace with Austria and Ireland.

Frysk
Frysk
3 years ago
Reply to  pooky1001

Austria??? How can anyone like that squeeky voice. I had to walk out. I do no do that very often. Absolutely dreadful. She seems a nice girl so there will be something else for her. Singing it isn’t.

Marco
Marco
3 years ago

My Top 10 for 2nd Semi-Final:

Russia
North Macedonia
Albania
Denmark
Moldova
Latvia
Sweden
Austria
Azerbaijan
Lithuania

GotIt
3 years ago

As a Swede, it is funny to see people feel threatened.

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  GotIt

As a Swede… I think we all should just chill and see what happens. And support each other! No need for arrogance

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Swedish Moose

No offence, but are you new here?
It would be easy to chill if people din’t constantly hate your country. Sweden is hated here. Last year people cheered when Sweden only got 21 points by the voters. Even in the arena. Who know same thing might happen this year too..
So we take nothing for granted.

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

No, I have been reading the page seens 2011. I know all about the hate, and of course I was devastated when people cheered in that situation and booed when Benjamin went through. BUT I do undrerstand the other side of the coin. And I don’t agree with swedes who says that we will win the whole thing or the semi. I think we all should wait and see. And be humble. We can afford to be that with all the wins we got

Anne
Anne
3 years ago
Reply to  GotIt

Lol that feels the same for a Dutchie 🙂

Kredential
Kredential
3 years ago

I know I will be sad watching this semi final because I really want to see Romania, Macedonia and Albania all qualify but I don’t think it’s realistic to believe all three will be qualifying. Eurovision gods if you’re out there, I’m more than happy to sacrifice the likes of Norway and Armenia xD

pooky1001
pooky1001
3 years ago
Reply to  Kredential

Yep im with you there, i would love to see Romania, Macedonia and Albania all qualify but i think its going to be difficult.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago

Sergey’s Scream performance is really good both vocally and visually. A lot more original and modern sounding than Only One. Wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Russia winning TBH

Hold my beer, I'm Serhat
Hold my beer, I'm Serhat
3 years ago

Like Australia. The lady in the air hides her awful song.

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago

Charli Cheer Up: 100% Agree!

Anne
Anne
3 years ago

I agree its theater

florinho
florinho
3 years ago

i have huge emotions for my country, Romania.. if we will not qualify again for the second time in a row i will be heartbroken

Kiraki
Kiraki
3 years ago
Reply to  florinho

I like Ester. But from what I’d seen at the jury show (my friend recorded it at his FB), it’s not really promising. Nothing wows me compared to some other entries. Even Ireland did better (my impression is based on that video).

Same goes with Switzerland. His voice sounded shaky, although not as drunk as our daddy Serhat hahahaha

sorenina
sorenina
3 years ago
Reply to  florinho

I don’t care if we qualify or not. It’s all about Ester, because she is bullied by those primitives Bretan fans who think voice is everything… Vincerooooooooo,..Vinceroooooooooo, ……Vincerooooooooooo, Vincerooooooooo

horacast
horacast
3 years ago
Reply to  sorenina

Really someone makes such a pitiful comment about Laura … it’s not the fans, it’s the quality with which she sings … far superior to the one they chose, which, oh coincidence, did not even appear …

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  florinho

I’ve got my fingers crossed for Romania tonight! I really love the song and I hope her performance will go as well as possible

Whisker
Whisker
3 years ago
Reply to  Swedish Moose

Fingers on both your hands please!

Whisker
Whisker
3 years ago
Reply to  florinho

I think Romania will qualify.

Riseandshine
Riseandshine
3 years ago

There is a lot of albanians all round the world, so …

Michael
Michael
3 years ago
Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago
Reply to  Michael

This high-key feels like a winner performance, wow!

Kristy
Kristy
3 years ago
Reply to  Michael

If Arcade was sung by other singer (someone who can deliver real and pure emotions), then it would be great. But unfortunately, no strong emotions, average voice, and therefore, average song. Not a winner for me. Place 10 in final. Listen better how Roko sang Arcade. This is how this song should sound.

Adrian ESC
Adrian ESC
3 years ago
Reply to  Kristy

The way arcade is sung is pure and full of emotion. And the reason why? Because the singer has co wrote the song from his own emotions. The fact that you don’t see it that way is probably you haven’t tried to. And an average voice is certainly not what Duncan has, even a child could come to that conclusion 🙂
And really , i like Roko too but don’t compare the two of them, they both are great in their own way!

Lol
Lol
3 years ago
Reply to  Kristy

?? you sound very jealous Kristy, and I did hear Roko’s version from arcade…he scipt the high notes, because he cannot song them like Duncan can

ESC2019TTLV
ESC2019TTLV
3 years ago
Reply to  Kristy

Haha oohhh Kristy, your so funny……NOT!

Henry
Henry
3 years ago
Reply to  Kristy

Kristy is a bit Envious and jealous, aren’t you Kristy?

Kristy
Kristy
3 years ago
Reply to  Henry

Come on, he is a bad singer and destroyed his own song.
BTW, not everyone likes the Netherlands Arcade… live with it.
If he wins, he will be one of the worst winners in all Eurovision history.

Helene
Helene
3 years ago

It is so sad that you can’t like Sweden on this site without being downvoted. The same with Russia I guess. I hope that Sweden will make it to the final.

Lol
Lol
3 years ago
Reply to  Helene

There is much hate for all the top favorites…like every year.

Maria
Maria
3 years ago
Reply to  Lol

Because they are announced as winners already 3 month before Eurovision. And it is so annoying. I cannot even enjoy the show when I already know who is going to win. So I hope for less favorite song to win. People who cannot decide which song they like the most, check out bookmaker odds, different tops, and see oh, … this country is top 1, ok it is probably good then. then they vote for that. (Not because they like it, but because others say its the best).. It is like advertising some certain songs, as if countries pay to… Read more »

gilpgilp
gilpgilp
3 years ago

Sweden or Russia.

IVANOV
IVANOV
3 years ago
Reply to  gilpgilp

Russia.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago

Question to you all:
Who should Purple Mask vote for in Semi Final 2, and why? 🙂

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Albania, because Ketju Jokes needs to be in the final
at
any
cost.

aroncido
aroncido
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Vote for Austria so they can finally play Zero Gravity at the press conference.

Michael
Michael
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

The song you like the most.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

I’ll try to predict ten qualifiers, even if almost all songs have some legitimate reasons to make it. 1. The Netherlands – The obvious first one to make it, probably even winning the semi. It’s impactful, emotional and has a great position in running order. Even if someone else wins, this is certainly sailing through the final in top 5. 2. Russia – Except last year, Russia always does well. Sergey is an amazing performer, the song is very dramatic and the staging looks striking. I don’t see this missing out in any version. 3. Sweden – Besides the fact… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I agree that Austria is underrated.
Albania might be in trouble – it was the wrong semi final and a bad draw for Jonida. 🙁
Dare I mention that Croatia might grab a few votes from a certain audience? 😉

Colin
Colin
3 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I can see Croatia being like 7th in televote and 12th with the juries and thus qualifying on 10th spot or so. Not impossible. Roko has a great voice. The staging is… well, it’s noticeable. Yeah, I can see this going through instead of Austria or Armenia.

Nightingale
Nightingale
3 years ago

Please, join the petition! Not only for Portugal and Hungary but for all countries that suffered from injustice last night and to prevent more problems tomorrow and Saturday. Some people were unable to vote for their favorite countries. In some contries, a lot of people got the message “error” while calling to vote for their favorites. Their votes didn’t count!!
https://www.change.org/p/eurovision-recount-eurovision-2019-first-semifinal

Anna
Anna
3 years ago
Reply to  Nightingale

Just chill and enjoy the contest. It’s not the end of the world, so no need for drama. These are not political elections.

PP77
PP77
3 years ago
Reply to  Nightingale

If some country have problem with televote ,they use only juries result (it is EBU rules). If some country have problem with juries votes, they use only televote result.

Sila
Sila
3 years ago
Reply to  PP77

@pp77
Yes , but that hasn’t happened yet. And in the meantime almost nobody was able to vote for portugal, which is a pretty big deal in a singing competition where a delegation puts in six months of work… People who wave this off as something small should be ashamed of themselves. Imagine if it was your country that stayed in the semi final only because nobody was able to vote for it.

Sylte
3 years ago

Why do i have a feeling that sweden won the jury show???

Stephanie
3 years ago
Reply to  Sylte

I actually think Netherlands smashed it and won the jury vote. I guess we’ll find out after the final

Mark Dowd
Mark Dowd
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Press poll had Netherlands on a massive 133 and winning semi 2 by a country mile…

Helene
Helene
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark Dowd

Well they won but not by a mile. Sweden is not that far behind. We will see tomorrow! I guess Netherland will win.

yom124
yom124
3 years ago
Reply to  Helene

Well we won´t see until after the grand final…

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Mark Dowd

They won but it wasn’t exactly by a mile. It was tight race.
Also press poll doesn’t mean they actually won it, just that the press find it best. But they don’t decide, do they? Juries and audience decide.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Romania will not make it, Albania is up to televoters as it will do well with juries (they have some diaspora voting coming from Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, FYR Macedonia)

Armenia could stay out of the top 10, same for Denmark.

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

if albania doesn’t make it…
i
will
nuke
them
ALL
!!

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

where are the juries????DO YOUR JOB!!

Joshua
Joshua
3 years ago
Reply to  Jo.

There’s no way Denmark can qualify and Albania can’t… let me join you in case they commit a Eurovision crime.

Darren
3 years ago

Anybody know how the jury rehearsals went? Any particular countries looking like strong contenders? And pre-contest favorites starting to fall??
I NEEDS TO KNOW!!!!!!!!

Thiago
Thiago
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Yea both Duncan and Lundvik completely butchered their jury performance. There’s no way they can advance now.

Mark Dowd
Mark Dowd
3 years ago
Reply to  Thiago

Love your use of irony

Nicolas
Nicolas
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Basically, all the big favorites to qualify -current top 6 of betting odds- did well and got warmer applause from the press center. North Macedonia also.

Blediotari
Blediotari
3 years ago
Reply to  Nicolas

They were warmer with Albania then NM…why don’t you mention it?

Rogesc
Rogesc
3 years ago

Omg I’m so excited, will this be our year after 44 years of not winning?? GO DUNCAN

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
3 years ago

Looking at SF 1 qualifiers, here’s my prediction:
Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Azerbaijan, Malta, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway.
It’s completely different from my wish list, but yesterday semi-final has showed me that it’s (almost) all about the upbeat songs this year.

Budwires
Budwires
3 years ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

5 entries you mentioned are not upbeat songs, so you contradict your point

DerKai
DerKai
3 years ago

Will there be something about the Sisters-Video at Wiwibloggs?

KYLLITO
KYLLITO
3 years ago
Reply to  DerKai

Wiwi covered it on YouTube already.

pooky1001
pooky1001
3 years ago

Listening to the live stream of the jury final on youtube the biggest applauses of the night sounds like they went to North Macedonia, Azerbajan and The Netherlands. Cant comment on Armenia coz i missed the beginning but i understand she had some kind of ear microphone problem so might perform again.

Flags
Flags
3 years ago

Albania has to go through,would be such a shame to leave that masterpiece in the semis.
Cmon Europe ??????

Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

i need ester, jonida and tamara to pull thru

Gigii
Gigii
3 years ago

Jon Ola just announced that the difference beetwen the 10th and 11th place was only 2 points… 8/10 qualifiers juries and televote agreed upon on… #votesmatter!!

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
3 years ago
Reply to  Gigii

Heard that too, already made up some speculations.

Televoters couldve preferred Portugal and Poland over Belarus and Cyprus

Judges could‘ve preferred Georgia and Hungary over San Marino and Estonia

11th one that missed out I predict that it is not Portugal, it might be Hungary, Poland or a surprise like Georgia.

Last two places Montenegro and Finland, Belgium finished between 13th and 15th

These are only my shot at what could‘ve been part of the full results of SF 1

Tonks
3 years ago

My vote are go to Azerbaijan and Switzerland

stella
stella
3 years ago

I don’t care what happens tbh as long as Armenia goes through, it’s the only one I’m really invested in this semi. I hope Srbuk can pull through.

Why?!
Why?!
3 years ago

So…are we ignoring the fact that some people from Spain and France were unable to vote for Portugal?! Hopefully this kind of stuff is gonna be reviewed so it doesn’t happen again in the future…

Idksmth
3 years ago

I think that Romania will qualify, but I’m not sure about the one who won’t. Lowkey feels like Armenia, sadly. Vocally killing it and the performance is amazing, but may come off as scary. Last year’s NQ doesn’t help at all. Running order could be better.
I hope Switzerland will flop in the final. The song is good, but the performance is autrocious.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

I mean San Marino unexpectedly qualified so anyone can qualify.

KYLLITO
KYLLITO
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

In SF2, that’s not necessarily so.

Joshua
Joshua
3 years ago
Reply to  Alex

That “unexpectedly” is debatable. Many people believed in Serhat. The only problem is that San Marino is a small country and never much talked about.

susi
susi
3 years ago

my money will go to switzerland and the netherlands

I say
I say
3 years ago
Reply to  susi

You will lose your money on Switzerland for sure don’t say I didn’t warn you

redarrow
3 years ago

my vote goes to Malta.

Yuv
Yuv
3 years ago

Report on Israel’s channel 12: Crisis between EBU and Madonna over anti christian messages in her Like a Prayer performance

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Yuv

LOL, are we suddenly back in the 80’s or what? Who still get offended over that song?

Say Na Na Na
Say Na Na Na
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

EBU has rules : no politics, no religion.
If one wants to break that rule, then everybody will want to do the same. Eurovision will not exist at all then.

aroncido
aroncido
3 years ago
Reply to  Say Na Na Na

Perhaps it would be for the best, if they will try and make it into a pointless parade of authoritarian systems anyway.

Sila
Sila
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

An anti christian message is very edgy, unneeded,uncalled for and not okay. Just imagine the commotion that would happen if she did an anti islam message.

Samo
Samo
3 years ago
Reply to  Yuv

Good. The last thing we need is Madonna on the show. Don’t get me wrong – I respect her as an artist and love her older music, but performances like this don’t belong to Eurovision.

I’m all for having star acts as interval acts, but surely there are more contemporary and European artists who would love to perform on the world’s largest TV show and would fit its format.

What’s more interesting is how is KAN going to handle loosing several minutes of interval act. There still is a time to fly Maruv into Kyiv! 🙂

Tobias
Tobias
3 years ago
Reply to  Samo

Yes, because Maruv is what the grand public would see? haha

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

Netherlands isn’t really that big of a favourite though. It got 25% chance to win, according to polls. Which is more than Anybody else but still not much of a number. It means that it has a bigger chance to not win than to win. The field is open!

Dan
Dan
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

I think you mean 30% …

EzZ
EzZ
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

They have 30% chance to win which is quite a big lead, but still like you mentioned I think this year definitely is wide open for sure, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, Malta, Azerbaijan probably will all do well for sure, but then again Serbia went up in the polls. So literally anyone can win, it’s going to be exciting.

Juan
Juan
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Well, acoording to the odds, Netta had 24% just before the final las year.

Milla
Milla
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

I agree. And a win based on what? The Netherland’s rehearsals have not been that great.

Mark Dowd
Mark Dowd
3 years ago
Reply to  Milla

Tonight’s dress rehearsal was flawless. Superb.

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

the odds say he is, but I don’t think he is a clear winner.

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

33% at 10am

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
3 years ago
Reply to  ESC2019TLV

35% now, oh my god.. The will soon be lower than 2.0

ESC2019TLV
ESC2019TLV
3 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

uhhhh 36 % now 🙂

PP77
PP77
3 years ago

Jon Ola wrote that 2 points was difference between 10 and 11 place in I semi. And also that juries,televote agree with 8 finalist.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago
Reply to  PP77

My guess in that case is that the televote saved San Marino, while the juries saved Serbia. My reasoning behind the fact is that SM was nowhere near polished for juries to rank it that high. As for Serbia, it’s a song appreciated among fans and press polls, but frequently seen 25th-32nd in big aggregator polls for general audiences on You Tube. 11th was hopefully Portugal or Poland.

PP77
PP77
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I think S Marino out of TOP 10 with juries, and Estonia out of TOP 10 with televote.
My prediction 11.Georgia 12.Poland 13.Hungary 14.Belgium 15.Portugal 16.Montenegro 17.Finland

Colin
Colin
3 years ago
Reply to  PP77

Deban said that Slovenia was the least talked about on social media during the show, so it actually might be them who got saved by the juries. I see people somewhat questioning the qualifications of Estonia and Belarus, but I honestly don’t see the juries pushing for them in higher amount than the public. Both probably did well because of charismatic performers and easily accessible songs (personally I love Estonia and don’t like “Like It”, but I can see it’s cool on stage). It’s likely SM and Slovenia.

stella
stella
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I think the televote saved Belarus and the juries saved San Marino. I can’t see the public backing San Marino that much

Nicolas
Nicolas
3 years ago
Reply to  stella

Drunk juries then.

TJH
TJH
3 years ago
Reply to  stella

San Marino would have had more televotes than jury support

EuroBalkan
EuroBalkan
3 years ago
Reply to  Colin

I think you haven’t watched YT videos recently. Serbia was among top 5 in every video for SF1 after rehearsals.

EuroBalkan
EuroBalkan
3 years ago
Reply to  PP77

Btw, I think that maybe juries saved San Marino. In past, some countries withdrew from the competition because they failed to qualify for many years, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the jury’s “duty” is to stop that from happening again.
But, that’s only a thought.

PP77
PP77
3 years ago

If we have in I semi surprise to see San Marino,Belarus to go to final (both in betting odds out of Top 10 qualiffiers), I have feeling that we have surprise to see Ireland,Romania,Austria in final, instead Armenia,Denmark, N.Macedonia.

Aisling
Aisling
3 years ago
Reply to  PP77

I hope you’re right.

Darren
3 years ago

No way should Ireland be last in the odds.
Right it’s a string semi with about 15 good songs competing for 10 places. I’m not saying we 100% deserve to qualify…I actually don’t think we will. But to be dead last with like likes of Croatia, Lithuania, Romania ahead is a bit of a joke if you ask me.
Ireland isn’t perfect but it’s certainly not the worst song in the semi.

acp
acp
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

I completely agree with you, I really like Ireland’s song and she doesn’t deserve last place having Croatia and Lithuania… Truly underrated along with Austria

Marine
Marine
3 years ago
Reply to  Darren

The Irish song is lovely. Just enjoy the show and don’t focus too much on the competition part, which is just about deciding who gets to host the following year.

Rasmus
Rasmus
3 years ago

Belarus is on fire this year. Their commentator gave homophobic comments ans the jury revealed their points already. Whats wrong with Belarus?

Whisker
Whisker
3 years ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Say WHAT? Details pretty please.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 years ago
Reply to  Whisker
aroncido
aroncido
3 years ago

Norway is clearly not qualifying. I think people saying otherwise are a bit delusional. Or maybe I am. We’ll see.

P!nk Forever
P!nk Forever
3 years ago
Reply to  aroncido

Let me tell you that the exact same people who let San Marino slide through are doing the same with Norway.

Henry
Henry
3 years ago
Reply to  P!nk Forever

I don’t think so, they cannot vote in Semi 2….

aroncido
aroncido
3 years ago
Reply to  P!nk Forever

Oh San Marino was my second favourite yesterday. Norway is a very different kind of beast. It’s not fun, it’s cringey. For me. For others, idk.

Rasmus
Rasmus
3 years ago
Reply to  aroncido

Your 2nd? it was my 15th

anonymous
anonymous
3 years ago

there is no way albania will miss

Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

i need albania and romania to pull thru. we can leave armenia at home, the disappointment of the year.

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

I am totally with you on this. Albania and Romania are both great. I have no idea how betting odds are sleeping on them. Armenia is… fine, but I have similar problem with them as with Moldova. I don’t feel the connection between the performer and the content. Not only that someone else wrote the song, but it’s very obvious too. I really feel nothing there.

La Signora
La Signora
3 years ago

If Albania is not in the final this year people deserve to listen I’ll be flossin’ Backpack kid for the rest of their lives

Idksmth
3 years ago
Reply to  La Signora

I’m sorry, but if the staging makes you asleep, which, sadly is the case, then you won’t even hear it. The kid would do the same thing or people turning the TV off means that the views for the final would really drop. The song is amazing, but in this bloodbath in order to qualify you need both – an amazing song, that Jonida is serving and a great staging which Albania ain’t giving to us this year.

Amel
Amel
3 years ago

I like the fact that there were a few shocks in last nights semi final, though do think the songs should be judged on how good the singer performs them, live, and the lyrics/meaning of the song. I feel pyrotechnics and special effects are overshadowing the performances every year. That said, in my opinion I do believe The Netherlands deserves the win this year.

Matija
3 years ago
Reply to  Amel

I love the song, I find it in it, far from it, but I think that cheap lamp and a fake piano can not bring the victory. That is my opinion.

Say Na Na Na
Say Na Na Na
3 years ago
Reply to  Matija

No victory for the boy with the naked bu tt who thinks he can be like Salvador Sobral. Europe will not vote for this.

Say Na Na Na
Say Na Na Na
3 years ago
Reply to  Matija

Duncan belongs to a certain district no decent wo/man will go to.

Valhalla
Valhalla
3 years ago
Reply to  Say Na Na Na

wtf…

acp
acp
3 years ago

I really hope North Macedonia gets through. I was very confident after her rehearsals but seeing yesterday’s results I am very worried a country like Croatia or Lithuania might take her spot… Please vote for Tamara, she really deserves it and they finally got the staging and the live singing right!!

Matija
3 years ago
Reply to  acp

Yes, but she is not the only performer who has a good vocal and a good stage performance. Honestly, after yesterday’s semifinal, I really think everything is possible, so to pass, but not to pass.

PP77
PP77
3 years ago
Reply to  acp

I have feeling that N.Macedonia will finish like Georgia 2017. Strong vocal,good song, but out of TOP 10 in semi.

acp
acp
3 years ago
Reply to  PP77

Well if she doesn’t qualify, I hope that will be the outcome

Loin dici
3 years ago

This semi is packed with ‘jury countries’ (Russia, Sweden, Malta, Azerbaijan, Netherlands), that I don’t really want to bother on who’s qualifying on the jury’s side (or even the televoting side for occasions), unless miracle happens and juries ditched these countries out of their scoreboard. It’s competitive but all of it was just too polished and in the end leaves me cold. Well, SF2, surprise me.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

The more interesting and “unique” entries were definitely in SF1. I find this SF fascinating. I mean, all the big jury points are going to be going to the same set of songs. A song like Malta might end up only picking up 4s and 5s from the juries here because their points are going elsewhere.
Ironically enough, this SF is screaming out for something like Portugal for televoters to get behind.

Say Na Na Na
Say Na Na Na
3 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

What? Russia has never been a jury country.
Dima Bilan was in glory during 100% televote.
Sergey won no. 1 in televote in 2016.
Jamala won just for anti Russia message.

Say Na Na Na
Say Na Na Na
3 years ago
Reply to  Say Na Na Na

Thank you for your like. If anybody thinks Russia is a jury country, that means that person started to follow ESC yesterday, literally.

Loin dici
3 years ago
Reply to  Say Na Na Na

Okay, so maybe I was wrong to think a country that can persist its placement to never sink from top 15 of the jury scores as a ‘jury country’. Russia is a televoting country, but i’m doubting that’s the case this year: this entry might cater more to the juries than televoting, but yeah, maybe you’re right.

Sebastian
Sebastian
3 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

Bookmakers are the main indicators of how the audience will be and who will favor, and 50% of the vote is carried by a jury that maybe Switzerland and Malta will not like it. I think there is a great likelihood that there will be surprises, I do not believe that Malta, Russia, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan and Sweden will also pass directly. There may be surprises.

Sebastian
Sebastian
3 years ago
Reply to  Sebastian

Obviously viewers and jury do not have the same taste, which is quite legitimate right.

Proud Malteser
Proud Malteser
3 years ago
Reply to  Loin dici

You have a hidden agenda against Maltese entries so cut the crap. You’re always speaking against Malta’s entries.

Loin dici
3 years ago
Reply to  Proud Malteser

Is ‘Chameleon’ even worthy to be called a Maltese entry, while in fact it is not?

EzZ
EzZ
3 years ago

Although there’s favourites to win and some very good songs, this year unless last year, we really don’t know who will win, Netherlands are the favourites with an amazing song, but Malta are good, Sweden are good, Switzerland have a good guy singing for them this year, After the first semi final I love Serbia’s song, we really can’t call who will win, because it’s so close in good artists this year.

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  EzZ

I LOVE this year because it’s such an open race! There is so many songs I would be totally happy for if they won the whole thing. Such improvement compared to last year when I really didn’t have any clear favorite for like the first time ever (including my own country) this is so exiting!

EzZ
EzZ
3 years ago
Reply to  Swedish Moose

I agree with you one hundred percent, and I love your country’s song by the way, you guys never fail to disappoint and always deliver and take it so seriously, unlike us in the UK who we definitely need some votes, if you could maybe vote for us lol. But I love so many countries this year, the Netherlands, Malta, Switzerland, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Cyprus, I just have so many I would love to win, so it’s going to be so close on Saturday.

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  EzZ

Thank you for your nice words. I I would be surprised if sweden doesn’t give any points to UK this year. I’m sure we will! I have nothing against any song that is left in the competition really. Although I really love Romania, Russia and Island. I like all of the Big 5 among with Azerbaijan, Serbia, Norway, Malta, Estonia and so on….even if I don’t mention them all I really like most of the songs this year

EzZ
EzZ
3 years ago
Reply to  Swedish Moose

Absolutely, and for sure with some others Sweden will definitely get my vote tomorrow for sure, but its so open this year we really cant call who will win, But like you said there’s some good songs, So I’m sure Saturday will be purely entertaining, and good luck to Sweden as well.

Swedish Moose
Swedish Moose
3 years ago
Reply to  EzZ

Saturday will be amazing! Thank you and I will give some of my votes to UK on the night aswell. This year you deserve to be recognized. He has a beutiful voice and stage presents