Eurovision 2019 semi final 2

Eighteen acts are competing for the last ten spots in the Eurovision 2019 grand final. There are atmospheric ballads, banging pop songs and even some traditional Sami joik in the mix. We are now opening the conversation to our readers and we want to know who you think should qualify for the grand final.

The second semi-final will take place tomorrow night and eighteen must be narrowed down to ten.

Wherever you will be watching the semi-final from, we know you want to have your say.

Does your spirit yearn for Norway? Are you living for Romania’s Dracula-inspired staging? Maybe you are walking with Srbuk from Armenia. Whoever your favourites may be, now is your chance to have your say.

You can vote for up to ten acts of your choice that you want to qualify and we’ll close the poll tomorrow prior to the live broadcast. Let’s do this!

Who should qualify from Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2018?

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Mel
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Mel

Albania :))
Just see the english lyrics on YouTube it’s amazing, everything in that song is true and yeah the feeling of albanian emigrants when they leave their land

Brent
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Brent

Never imagined her to be so talented..wow
https://youtu.be/UUiJTh5wOyQ

Loran
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Loran

I’m hoping Lithuania and Austria! Fingers crossed 😀

CLV
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CLV

I’m hoping Malta will be one of the 10 finalists 🙁

Lokoooi
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Lokoooi

You can hate on Croatia as much as you want but that doesnt change the fact that Roko is one of the most powerfull vocals there. Deal with it and stop hating for once.

Kristy
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Kristy

Roko is not one of the most powerful vocalists. He is the most powerful vocalist this year.

florinho
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florinho

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

Loran
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Loran

I’m rooting for Romania! I can’t vote because my country performed in the first Semi, but I hope you’ll go to the Final!

Xesu
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Xesu

I really need Austria to qualify. Paenda’s voice is stunning and the song is so emotional and touching. She deserves a great result

Nico
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Nico

Rooting for Tamara <3

And Croatia? Ridiculous.

MaRio
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MaRio

I feel some kind of hate in this comment.

redarrow
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Malta.

Tom Ripley
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Tom Ripley

Croatia
Wow
Wow wow

Suzana Kuzmanovska
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Suzana Kuzmanovska

Tamara ..Macedonia..Proud..go to finals

Peter
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Peter

I hope Malta and Sweden will make it to the final… xxx from the UK

Erik
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Erik

It’s fun to read all comments. I’m for one glad that it’s the whole of Europe (and more) that votes and not some individuals. ‘cause you have such diverse tastes.
But for sure the introduction of juries in 2009 was a mistake. Vote for what you like. Other people will vote diffently.

Eric
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Eric

Juries are needed to weight out the worst of the voting

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

I have not watched any of the rehearsals. So, based on the audio tracks and videos that they sent to the EBU, this is who I see qualifying:
1. Netherlands (my #2 overall)
2. Malta (#4)
3. Azerbaijan (#5)
4. Norway (#10)
5. Switzerland (#13)
6. Denmark (#14)
7. Sweden (#15)
8. Russia (#16)
9. Romania (#18)
10. Armenia (#19)

The dark horse here is my #11 (#20 overall), North Macedonia. Tamara is sitting 8th on the bookies’ board for this semi.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

By the way, someone leaked the jury performance of Azerbaijan, and his Azeri howl iz amazing and Azerbaijan is going to the final for sure. But for anything, is that, the effect the press center is crazy about? For real?

Jo.
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Jo.

and people still calling Sasha JB the “master of staging”, while her ideas are either a flop or recycled from her past attempts.
Hope they’ll bring new creative stage directors, and ditch these old flatteners, such as “saushage and pancake” for future ESCs.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

And some of John Lundvik’s bridge climax is also shown. I don’t know if it’s SJB or not, but… that reminded me of worship performances a la charismatic churches. Probably in a good way, because it fits the song.

Stevie
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Stevie

Who else loves Sarah McTernan and Michael Rices friendship .Seems like a real life long one be great to see both part of the Final.

Stevie
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Stevie

I love Ireland would be so great to see Sarah Quailfy and ve a dark horse she also seems like such a lovely person.

Miguel
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Miguel
Jokum
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Jokum

The netherlands will win without a doubt

Davve
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Davve

Sweden! The best.

ScorpioSun
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ScorpioSun

I really hope KEiiNO qualify

ILuvMeh
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ILuvMeh

Norway <3

Peti
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Peti

Sweden,,, the rest bye

Jokum
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Jokum

Probably the same as last year. A lot from the predisposed juries and nothing from the televoting

Peti
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Peti

dream on buddy

Jokum
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Jokum

Holy swedes are a nuissance

Davve
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Davve

I see onlyone being worried.. you

Marinela
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Marinela

Albaniaaa

pierre ledoux
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pierre ledoux

ireland are 8/1 to qualify for the final so you guys better start re calculating lol

pierre ledoux
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pierre ledoux

hilarious poll: when you consider what juries are looking for: Vocal capacity of the singer; Performance on stage; Composition and originality of the song; Overall impression of the act. you have to wonder why anyone would think some of the high scoring countries here in this poll are getting any votes at all lol load of nonsense [email protected] bang on cue excellent voice never falters lyrics: meaningful and clever staging: fun and lighthearted Performance: Good. but wont qualify because eastern block either think a video of a naked man in a pool for netherlands makes this song a winner (its… Read more »

Croatia
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Croatia

Croatia

Marty Mc CU
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Marty Mc CU

Croatia will qualify , I’m not keen on the song at all. But geographically it will get leads of votes . It’s not a winner and remember Croatia always seems to qualify with these kind of songs in the past . Look at the writer of the song he qualified a few years back with a dreadful song. The same thing will happen this year .

Samar
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Samar

Croatia will go to final because of jury votes, voice of this cute boy is amazing. But geografic ( televoting) Croatia is in bad position, without neighbours, not North country, not have a lot of voters like Albania, Serbia and other Balkan countries

Jmfpds
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Jmfpds

After losing Portugal my hopes are with The Netherlands, but I would vote for Ireland if I could.
Good luck Ireland, The Netherlands and Sweden

kristy
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kristy

Latvia, Croatia, Russia, and Malta should qualify.

EuroBalkan
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EuroBalkan

This is really open and good SF, I have more than 10 qualifiers, which means some good songs will remain in the semi. Compered to SF1 I prefer the songs in Semi 2, but to be honest, based on rehearsal videos, some countries in SF2 really disappointed with their staging. My opinion is that The Netherlands, Russia and Sweden are 100% qualifiers. Malta, Azerbaijan and Switzerland will most likely qualify, but Switzerland disappointed me with their staging even though they were my favourites before the show. I wish they kept the costumes from the music video, that would be so… Read more »

Samar
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Samar

Croatia will sure go to final

Mojk
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Mojk

Depends how many people will like that kitsch

Yaya
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Yaya

It will be so boring semi. If Poland, Georgia, Finland and Portugal perform there, they would be in the final.

Kris
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Kris

Poland maybe , the other would have been definitely NQ

Silvester
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Silvester

Can’t wait to see Albania, Nort Macedonia & Croatia tomorrow. Good luck everyone.

Tomas Davitt
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Tomas Davitt

its so dumb when these polls are hijacked by a country. Croatia in 3rd – thats ridiculous

Loveyou
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Loveyou

This is ridiculus only to you???

MaRio
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MaRio

Trust me, Croatians did not hijacked this poll because they hate it more then any other country. So, show some respect and accept the fact that there is so many people who actually like this song.

Richard
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Richard

I THINK

Netherlands
Azerbaijan
Albania
Austria
Switzerland
Sweden
Malta
Russia
Denmark
Nord Macedonia

pierre ledoux
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pierre ledoux

albania? a country that cannot even feed its own people yet alone host a eurovision song contest

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

1. It’s about who Richard thinks is gonna qualify, not win the whole thing.
2. Have you even been to Albania?

pierre ledoux
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pierre ledoux

a big lottery!!

Million voices
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Million voices

Everyone is talking about Croatia today…why?

Arrivederci
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Arrivederci

Bots.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

That explains it… 🙁

Kat
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Kat

I lost 3 of my Top 4 last night, so ……. Norway, it’s up to you to carry my hopes and dreams to the final!!! If they don’t qualify i’m gonna lose my mind T_T There’s a lot of songs I like this semi, but Norway, Malta, and Switzerland are the three I’m most emotionally invested in qualifying!!

Laia
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Laia

You might want to consider your taste is not as good as you think it is!

Kat
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Kat

Never said that my taste was good, but it IS my own! I don’t expect any of my favs to win this year, I just want to enjoy them again on Saturday 🙂

sebastian
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sebastian

whiCh 3 u lost? portugal hungary and georgia?

Kat
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Kat

Very close! Poland instead of Georgia.

(That said, I was disappointed by their performance and TOTALLY blown away by Georgia’s, so you ARE right – at the end of the night, Portugal/Hungary/Georgia were my three qualifiers that didn’t make it. Eurovision 2019 said “no manbun beard rights,” apparently ): )

Alican
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Alican

I pray that Albania and Malta advance, they are the only 2 countries I desperately want to see advance, as they’re songs this year are among the best and they’re qualifications aren’t amazing.

Kris
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Kris

Vote for them please then

Tomoad
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Tomoad

Exactly my top 2 of today as well.

Álex
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Álex

I hope The Netherlands and Norway qualify. I can deal with others I like not qualifying, but please those two.

MM16
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Croatians just leave the polls. Croatia will NOT qualify. Keep it in your minds. No need for polls at all. You have to be deaf if you say to Croatia qualifier. Bye.

Nicol
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Nicol

Stop hating Croatia, you’ll get bores. Let some things go in their course. We’ll see tomorrow. Enjoy your day. I don’t why people talking about Croatia so much.

Rimig
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Rimig

What does it matter? Let them just have some fun with the polls. They will probably not having such fun on Saturday

Nicol
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Nicol

So much stress here, I’m leaving. Anyone who passes will be deserved, and their place will have to be deserved.

Kredential
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Kredential

Are people really this delusional that they think Croatia is going to QUALIFY? I haven’t watched any of the rehearsals but this is a very jury friendly semi final and countries like the Netherlands, Sweden, Macedonia, Albania and Malta are going to sweep the jury vote, and Croatia needs that extra jury support because it’s an outdated song. They’re going to be pushed out by the better songs. 14th at best.

A random russian guy
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A random russian guy

we are asked about our preferences, not predictions.

Kredential
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Kredential

‘Croatia is going to qualify’ is not a preference, that is a prediction. ‘I want Croatia to qualify’ is a preference

A random russian guy
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A random russian guy

“Who should qualify from Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2018?” this is the texting of the question, not like this “Who is going to qualify”

Kredential
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Kredential

I was referring to the comment section but I looked at the poll again and it’s now 3rd… wtf

Game
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Game

I like Croatia song, I will vote for them. I dont like Netherland at all, so dont talk in the name of all

Olivia Mac Arthur
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Olivia Mac Arthur

My favourites are Ireland, The Netherlands, Romania and Azerbaijan! I really hope they all qualify!

Jo.
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Jo.

My prediction (random order):
Sweden
Russia
Albania
Romania
Netherlands
Azerbaijan
Norway
Armenia
Switzerland
Malta

Patrik
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Patrik

Romania and Armenia?? No way, but San Marino pass so everything is possible . Ireland and Croatia will go to final if there is justice

Héctor
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Héctor

I kind of agree with the odds here to qualify here. Thought my personal rank differs a little.

What I want:

1. The Netherlands
2. Azerbaijan
3. Switzerland
4. Lithuania (disappointing staging)
5. Malta (disappointing 2nd rehearsal and she looks a bit uncomfortable on stage, though not as much as Eliot)
6. Austria
7. Sweden
8. Albania
9. Armenia
10. North Macedonia

What I predict:

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

Maybe: Albania, Denmark

I would really like to see Lithuania and Austria qualifying. On the other hand, I hope Croatia, Moldova and Romania gets stuck in the SF. Though after yesterday everything can happen…

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m rooting for (in order of appearance) Romania, Sweden, Austria, Malta, Albania, Norway, the Netherlands and North Macedonia. Azerbaijan, Russia and Switzerland will qualify (I actually like the first 2, they deserve), so one of these 8 is already gone. Based on how disappointing the results were for me in the first semi, I guess at least 3 or 4 of mine won’t make it. I hope at least one of the spots go to Armenia then. If any of you guys could cast a vote for Albania in my name, please do it. 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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i’ll be voting for ireland and macedonia x

Olivia Mac Arthur
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Olivia Mac Arthur

Good choices!

Martin
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Martin

My favourites are: Moldova, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan.

Yesterday was a great night, I’m happy that Cyprus qualified, but we can see that anything can happen there were a lot of surprising qualifiers.

Tibor
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Tibor

Actually, it seems even more difficult to predict what will happen here than in semi 1 – not because I believe it to be the better semi-final, but because there are a bunch of very similar mainstream songs competing for the same target audience. Initially, I had five sure qualifiers, but I’m not so sure anymore, only three of them are left, these are Malta, the Netherlands and Azerbaijan. Sure non-qualifiers are in my eyes Moldova, Lithuania, Ireland, Denmark and Croatia – but who knows, three of my sure non-qualifiers squeezed through yesterday and upset my whole scoreboard. That leaves… Read more »

Jake
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Jake

Denmark could squeeze through i think, pretty much agree with everything else. 🙂

Tibor
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Tibor

If Denmark squeezes through on top, you’d have to eliminate two others, because I still have eleven qualifiers, even if we’re assuming, Macedonia is out. The odds would suggest that it had to be Austria and Romania, but I refuse to believe that. I will decide tomorrow during the show, who I will be kicking out. 🙂

Tibor
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Tibor

Okay, I guess, North Macedonia is in, and Armenia and Albania are out. But perhaps not. It’s really a tough call.

Loveyou
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Loveyou

San Marino go to final and this is ok to all of you?! Singer from Australia fly in the sky, Tamta had ugly outfit, Serbia and Estonia bad songs, Iceland omg awful….. and you still talk against Roko?! He only has voice

Nicol
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Nicol

Hahaha yeah, that is true.

LjupcoMKD
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LjupcoMKD

Roko’s song is the most utterly pathetic one this year, and do not even get me started on the stage performance and the wings, ugh…

Yodenman
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Yodenman

Yes…have to agree. The wings are truly riduculous and cheapens an already mediocre song.

Loveyou
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Loveyou

Omg wings are cheap , but when Australia singer fly this is not cheap?! When Tamta has ugly almost naked outfit this is not cheap?! Fake Iceland costume?! Franche transvestit? When I see all of that I think Roko wings are just cute 🙂

escgalaxy333
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escgalaxy333

I really hope that Moldova and Romania will qualify!

Loveyou
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Loveyou

You are the only one who want that