Sergey Lazarev sang in a sea of mirrors, Duncan Laurence performed at a piano and Sweden’s John Lundvik brought soul to the stage. And in the end all three men were among the ten qualifiers from Semi-Final 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

Tonight’s Semi-Final was perhaps the most competitive in years and provided a slew of compelling moments. Perhaps one of the standouts was the Shalva Band interval act. They gave a heartwarming performance of “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman.

But after hearts were warmed, many were broken as the qualifiers were revealed, and fan favourites fell left, right and centre in the line of battle.

Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 2 Results

Semi-Final 2 Qualifiers

North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska with “Proud

Netherlands: Duncan Laurence with “Arcade

Albania: Jonida Maliqi with “Ktheju tokës

Sweden: John Lundvik with “Too Late For Love

Russia: Sergey Lazarev with “Scream

Azerbaijan: Chingiz with “Truth

Denmark: Leonora with “Love is Forever

Norway: KEiiNO with “Spirit in the Sky

Switzerland: Luca Hannï with “She Got Me

Malta: Michela with “Chameleon

Semi-Final 2 Non-Qualifiers

Armenia: Srbuk with “Walking Out

Ireland: Sarah McTernan with “22

Moldova: Anna Odobescu with “Stay

Latvia: Carousel with “That Night

Romania: Ester Peony with “On A Sunday

Austria: Paenda with “Limits

Croatia: Roko with “The Dream

Lithuania: Jurij Veklenko with “Run with the Lions

The running order for the grand final will be announced in the early hours of Friday morning.

What do you make of the Semi-Final 2 results? Are you happy with the qualifiers? Let us know in the comments below!

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florinho
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florinho

Breaking News: Romania withdraw from eurovision starting next year

Rhingo
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Rhingo

I loved Moldova and am quite surprised that it didn’t qualify. I did not see any pre parties, rehearsals or interviews but based on what I saw yesterday it was one of the best acts. Can someone who is in this year’s eurovision bubble enlighten me why it is almost taken for granted that it didn’t advance?

Nena Verdadero
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Nena Verdadero

MAHMOOD “SOLDI’

Nya
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Nya

Don’t know why they put Malta and Switzerland last in announcements, I was sure of their qualification, I think it would be more exciting to put N.Macedonia or Albania on that places

nitzan
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nitzan

you have a point but for me, i wanted malta to qualify so much, so keeping them last really got me nervous. at this point i got really worried they might not qualify, especially when armenia was left as well, so the moment they announced malta was very exciting and michela’s reaction was the best

Sabrina
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Sabrina

We’ll never know, but I have the feeling Malta wasn’t supposed to be the last one, but Switzerland instead. At the same time we always knew Luca was a lock, the country has been away from the finals for a while and this would build some tension. I guess they changed it after noticing that people were screaming “Malta” in the arena. Which was cruel to Michela, but great television, since the final explosion was endearing.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Because Ireland’s STAGE performance was so much better than either the song or music video, and the fact that Ireland was called last in last year’s first semifinal, that they figured the suspense they built up in the end would make the people think that perhaps Ireland (last on the bookies’ board) would steal the final spot again.

When Albania was called, I knew Romania was out. It was Malta (and to a lesser degree, Norway) I was worried about.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Albania performing 2nd at the grand finals seem to indicate that she finished10th place at the semi finals.

Tom
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Tom

Production team dont know the results, only Jon Ola know…last year Hungary and Finland were last ( both end in 10 position in semi) and they performed at spot 17,21 so Albania can end up in 10 place but i have feeling that also Denmark, Norway could

Fun or ban?
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Fun or ban?

As a Romanian living abroad, if my vote did not matter in Selectia Nationala, why would it matter at ESC? I simply did not vote for Romania last night! TVR should change their unfair voting system to 50/50 jury/televote.
Ester tried her best, but the song wasn’t strong enough.

Rhaenys
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Rhaenys

Where are all the Roko’s fans from Croatia? They have been so annoying during the last 3 months, they were keeping on saying “Roko will win, you will see, he is the best”… AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH So funny!

Taco
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Taco

Strange sense of humor you have.

Eurovision fan since 2014
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Eurovision fan since 2014

Jon Ola Sand revealed on twitter, that only one point separated 10th from 11th act yesterday evening, next time we are going to have a tie apparently

Tom
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Tom

Armenia was 11 I think – she literally walked out from Instagram

RodrigoPinto
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RodrigoPinto

Can I please just share how proud I am of Jonida?
To all the Albanians here, my heart was with you all the way!!

After Hungary and my own country Portugal(even though I’m still not a huge fan of the song)’s unfair treatments, I came to this semi-final extremely worried with my overall winner Albania, but eventually it all paid off at the end.
What a great choice of qualifiers!! I can’t remember the last time I was this happy with the results!!

LaliLali
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LaliLali

“2nd semi much better than 1st, there were professional artists, amateurs, some great and some poor[or boring]. And there was the youngest 17 turned 18 Michela. Seen here mixed comments about the Malta song, yes Michela could be noticed a bit excited on stage, maybe lack of dance movement. But overall it was great and deserved the final, and many loved it. So what if the girl was more experienced, more relaxed? Would’nt it have been a Bomb sure winner, she will start 1st in the final, will it affect her negative or will she even improve her act? Time… Read more »

The OA
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The OA

At this point, I don´t care about the show. Let´s all vote for Serhat. Really! It would be a fun moment and a middle finger to EBU.

Fun or ban?
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Fun or ban?

Never

Taco
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Taco

And that is a legimate reason? Or should we just vote for talent and great songs? If that was the case no one in their right mind would vote for Serhat. That man obviously is not a singer.

LaliLali
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LaliLali

No I am not saying to vote for talent!!! I said the girl had her limits and she still did well. She may repeat her performance, but I was wondering what if she and her team gives their 100% on stage in the final.

The OA
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The OA

Of course Serhat is not a singer. That´s my point!! To make a mockery of this!!

Taco
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Taco

and why would you want that? Why not just vote for a quality song ?

esc26
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esc26

Am I the only one who thinks Duncan did one of the best performances in Eurovision history? And no, I’m not a “NETHERLANDS WINNER JAJAJAJA” kind of person. I was actually very disappointed by his rehearsals. But about his performance yesterday, I can’t even describe what I felt but it was something so real. The song kept me captivated from the first to the very last second. I really, really, really hope that it works as well in the final as in the semi-final. The Netherlands will have my vote on Saturday.

Chkish
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Chkish

It’s a level above everyone else, that was clear yesterday. I was also not convinced from the rehearsals.

Katitam
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Katitam

Agree. He takes the “music is feeling” statement to another level. The last chorus is another thing, is so emotional and huge. I can’t.

Chkish
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Chkish

Curious to see the result split. I got 9/10 the only shocker being Romania. I personally believe juries cannot not vote for classic Scandinavian pop songs which reflects somewhat of a double standard in ESC. I hope I’m wrong but I don’t expect DEN & NOR to have got many votes. I think juries just instinctively go a bit with the country’s reputation because the songs were dusty old and voice-wise there was a lot of falsh in there. Also for me RUS all things considered was not top 5 last night. I think Romania missed the diaspora vote party… Read more »

Maria
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Maria

Europeans do really have bad taste in music.

Trh
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Trh

Indeed.

The OA
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The OA

At this point, I don´t care about the show. Let´s all vote for Serhat. Really! It would be a fun moment and a middle finger to EBU.

kristy
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kristy

Yes, I will vote for Sanmarino!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Here is how I saw the second semi: *9.61 Netherlands/Duncan Laurence: “Arcade” (my #2 overall before this contest) *9.49 Russia/Sergey Lazarev: “Scream” (my #16) *9.49 Switzerland/Luca Hänni: “She Got Me” (my #13) *9.48 Sweden/John Lundvik: “Too Late For Love” (my #15) *9.45 Denmark/Leonora: “Love Is Forever” (my #14) *9.41 Norway/KEiiNO: “Spirit In The Sky” (my #10) *9.40 Azerbaijan/Chingiz Mustafayev: “Truth” (my #5) *9.40 Malta/Michela Pace: “Chameleon” (my #4) *9.38 North Macedonia/Tamara Todevska: “Proud” (my #20, a non-qualifier) 9.35 Romania/Ester Peony: “On A Sunday” (my #18) 9.34 Austria/Paenda: “Limits” (my #22, a non-qualifier) 9.34 Armenia/Srbuk: “Walking Out” (my #19) 9.31 Ireland/Sarah… Read more »

Loin dici
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There’s actually a warm feeling when I see Team Malta’s reaction. Michela bursted into tears, and Destiny kept on supportively convincing her like a big sister (looks like they have been great friends even before Michela is in ESC). I’m really happy for her. I’m still not really into Malta’s approach this year, but I just wanna hug Michela somehow like a proud big brother.

Steve
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Steve

Malta song is terrible

Taco
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Taco

I agree that was lovely.
All the best for her.

Bastian
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Bastian

Happy about Netherlands and Albania.
Norway was the worst for me. Rather seen Austria in final.
Happy for North Macedonia finally in final, although I am not a fan of the song. Doesn’t anyone see the similarities with Rise like a phoenix?

LLilah
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LLilah

Norway was the best for me

Whisker
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Whisker

I am thrilled for NORWAY, to me the performance looked perfect! Alexandra, Fred and Tom were absolutely amazing, confident, joyful, they sang so well, the staging was awesome!!!!!!! I am also thrilled for ALBANIA, Jonida looked gorgeous, her voice was amazing, the staging some 90% for me but I can’t point out what didn’t work for me. I have to review the performance. I am also very happy for Malta, Sweden and North Macedonia. I am disappointed for Romania, I was very critical of the dancers but Ester was so captivating that at one point during the performance I wondered… Read more »

Taco
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Taco

I dont like Norway;’s song at all, but clearly Alexandra is one of the best vocalists this year,… amazing that she hit every single note so effortlessly!

The OA
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The OA

I completely agree with you! I don´t like the song but the performance was good!

Crogirl
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Crogirl

After Roko go home only John left with good voice. Go Sweeden. 12 points from Croatia

Tibor
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Tibor

I want to point to the fact that all the easy “Fuego” followers and the entire disco fox group made it through to the final. Furthermore, the classical ballad has apparently had a revival in 2019. I’m not particularly surprised or even upset about it, but anyone truly interested in a musically diverse contest should not just shrug this off. If anything slightly edgy or innovative gets eliminated in the semis or barely claws its way into the final (looking at the final running order, I think it is a safe assumption, that Jonida Maliqi was the borderline qualifier in… Read more »

Tibor
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Tibor

Friendly suggestion: Instead of downvoting, you could just explain to me how I’m wrong. I’m always interested in different perspectives. Perhaps I’m too pessimistic in this case? 🙂

Bastian
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Bastian

Agree. And the opposite would probably happen if the edgy or innovative acts where the ones that were rewarded, everyone would jump on this train. Its a human thing I guess.

Tibor
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Tibor

Okay, Bastian, but what I don’t understand: We have two sets of votes, juries and televote. The televote is always going to give an edge to the mainstream, that’s just the order of things. So why aren’t the juries here to assure the opposite and give more importance to the slightly less slick and more risky? If the juries are just trying to guess the televote result and vote accordingly, I don’t see the point of a split vote.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Tibor, thank you for those words. I feel exactly the same. From around 2010-2012 I was happy that we were getting more quality and diversity and reached a climax in 2016-2017. But now I see an opposite trend going on, which indeed I cannot be happy about either. The fact is that in the final we will have a lot of songs sounding the same.

Tibor
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Tibor

Thank _you_ for your support of Paul Oscar in 1997. 🙂 He was also forward thinking at the time, that’s probably why he flopped. But we need this kind of songs at the contest. I wouldn’t say that I have lost all hope, yet, I think 2019 was still a pretty diverse year overall – but the final will be a lot more boring than it could have been. Frankly, I was already a little bored yesterday. I don’t think, it was bad, just like you say: a lot of the same.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

As you guys already know, I’m on your side on this subject. I don’t think last night’s semifinal changed anything because it was already a more mainstream one (the only atypical Eurovision entries were Austria and Latvia and I guess we all knew they were too understated for the contest, as much as I wanted Paenda to make it). But the first semi was indeed an alert for me. For the final, I hope Australia and Slovenia get good results, which would keep the door open to inventive and indie acts. The Netherlands or Italy winning would also send a… Read more »

Tibor
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Tibor

You’re right, Sabrina, I shouldn’t be so negative, semi 2 was never going to compensate for the losses in semi 1, but I hoped for some sort of sign, a little corrective – Austria or even Latvia making it instead of Denmark, for example, I even voted for them, but to no effect. There are still very good songs in the final that would be worthy winners, Italy and the Netherlands, of course, also Australia, Slovenia or Greece. But we’ll have to see what the elimination of Tulia and Conan Osiris will mean for next year’s selection. If we’ll get… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m especially worried about Festival da Canção. Conan’s elimination (along with Cláudia & Isaura’s last place) can generate outcomes that may even lead to Portugal leaving the contest again. Portuguese people may now feel that Salvador’s win was just an exception and that Eurovision will never stop underestimating them. Also, there’s a chance we see something very conventional winning the next edition of FdC. I hope the producers and the voters stay strong and keep pushing creative boundaries.

Tibor
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Tibor

It could sadly happen, but until then I will keep the faith in my Portuguese allies and hope they won’t let this unfortunate chain of events discourage them.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I think overall the outcome of SF2 is quite good. I am just sad for Austria, which I really like, but it was expected… Reallly happy for Albania making it through. Duncan was superb and I will be very surprised if he doesn’t win it. As usual predicted 8/10… Never reach those 10/10… rrrghh… 🙂

Tibor
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Tibor

I want to point to the fact that the entire bunch of easy “Fuego” followers and the entire disco fox group made it through to the final, without exception. Classical ballads also had a revival in 2019. Diversity doesn’t apparently mean a lot to the Eurovision audience, there’s a lot of talk around it, but in the end, it’s palatable pop that has the upper hand. Albania got the 2nd slot in the final running order, that tells us that Jonida probably made it through to the final as borderline qualifier. Why would any country take another risk, if the… Read more »

Miguel
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Miguel

My thoughts of the night.
Better show than the first semifinal. Better songs and better production. KAN did a much better job tonight.
No shocking qualifiers. Everything went as expected.
I am happy for Albania, Netherlands and Norway, and sad for Romania. I really wanted Ester in the final.

Shalva stole the show <3 They brought a tear to the corner of my eye. If they had been able to represent Israel they could have won!
I will be waiting for the final now, with no clear favourites.

Rainer1
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Rainer1

Yeaaaaah, go for gold, LUCA

Valentino
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Valentino

He must have won the televote or at least be in the top 3.

Fuego
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Fuego

Really? That thing isn´t music.

Elsa
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Elsa

Not a good show overall, but I was impressed by Sergey’s performance. The song is not a masterpiece but he does his job flawlessly. I can see only Russia as a rightful winner.

Dario
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Dario

Sergey sounds like bad copy of Roko, 19 years old boy has better voice then all this famous “singer”

Trh
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Trh

Roko was horrible, the song was horrible and about the staging I didn’t know if I shoud laugh or vomit. I decided for the first

Matthew
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Matthew

You probably fan of Malta and Switzerland. Esc was at begining competition of different culture and songs , now are all songs the same, for kids. If someone send some unusal song with message like Portugal, Poland or Croatia dont go to final. What is the message of Dirty dencing? Hm this is just plagiat,copy nothing else

Trh
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Trh

You got me completely wrong. I loath Malta and Switzerland, They are just cheap and vulgar. Portugal and Poland were among my favs, Portugal still my nr. 3. I agree that Eurovision is becoming more and more like Junior Eurovision, which is not good. But Croatia was not in the same league as Poland or Portugal, by far

Budwires
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Budwires

Matthew, I think you should really look into Eurovision ‘s history and than come back and write something smart

America
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America

Netherlands? Why are they so hyped?
Who will pay for voting on that boring song and performance?

Trh
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Trh

Boring only for the ones who doesn’t have any taste. He will win, deal with it, looser

Matthew
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Matthew

Hope no, one Coldplay is enough, who want to hear that boring song??? Only Sweeden is good of this songs in final, because of this sweet singer who really have good voice , just need better performance then in Semi 2

Trh
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Trh

Sweden???. That act is completely unauthentic, just fabricated for the masses. Arcade is art. Too Late for Love is commerce

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

Erm… I have a taste, but I still find it utterly boring!

West
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West

Unlike the first semi-final this time there were no shocking non-qualifications. Yes I’m a bit sad that Latvia and Romania didn’t qualify, but not shocked.
Also – I was extremely impressed by Sergey’s vocals. This was the first time I admitted that Russia could win this year.
My top 3: 1. Netherlands, 2. Russia, 3. Switzerland
my mom’s top 3: 1. Switzerland, 2. Russia, 3. Netherlands

Pancake
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Pancake

I’m so happy Romania didn’t qualify! Bella and Laura finally got the justice they deserve and Emmelie deforestation got a huge slap in the face 😀

Anca
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Anca

No matter Ester result, Bella and Laura are still losers. Ester was in ESC bubble for three months, something that Bella and Laura will never know.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

How did they get justice? How in the world were they helped by Ester’s non-qualification?

Chkish
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Chkish

Na bine, rãutate româneascã stil “capra vecinului”. N-ai ce-i reprosa fetei, dupã mine ce a lipsit au fost voturile diasporei românesti influentatã de tot scandalul ãsta nationalisto-bisericoso-conspirationist..

Khazar
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I think Azerbaijan or The Netherlands will win

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

So…I’m just gonna go ahead and throw in my predictions of how this all panned out

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

Trh
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Trh

Sweden didn’t got the second place. More like 5th or 6th

Joe
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Joe

So yeah. Great semi, better even than the first, and this time it was nice to feel less nervous. Two down, one to go! Ready to say na na na in the final! This has been the best week ever and it’ll suck to leave, but hopefully in the future I can go again. It’s been wonderful, start to finish. Also, the fans in the arena are genuinely some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

Joe
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Joe

(This isn’t working when I try to post all at once so I’ll split it up) I only called five countries completely 100% safe (Switzerland, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Netherlands, and Russia). After that, I had “probables,” of which I got two (North Macedonia and Malta – farewell far too early, Armenia and Romania) and “50/50s,” of which I got three (Norway, Denmark, and most surprisingly Albania. The other ones I called it in the air on were Ireland and Croatia, and at least for Ireland I’m disappointed if not surprised). The rest I called hopeless, and was totally right on. (Sorry,… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

– There weren’t that many outright awful songs. The ones that didn’t go through mostly suffered from just being boring as hell. The big exception there is Croatia, which was one of the most genuinely unpleasant songs I’ve ever seen live. Even with the worse songs, I could still find a way to get into them (I sang along with Moldova!). Croatia just annoyed me severely. Worst performance I’ve seen here by far. Glad people were sensible enough to not send them through on novelty alone. “My Friend” it ain’t. – Austria was doomed. Her voice was great, but the… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Thanks for that, Joe, you really sent me to the arena with your words. I hope someday I’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy Eurovision in loco. Enjoy San Marino’s big moment! 🙂 I wasn’t happy that Portugal and Poland were out, but my silver lining was to think that you were crazily happy about Serhat’s qualification.

Joe
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Joe

Believe me, I was sad to see them go as well. Bittersweet, but the sweet is ultimately beating the bitter. I hope you can go someday as well! I highly recommend it.

Dario
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Dario

What are you talking about, Croatia has the best performance

Brit-bit
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Brit-bit

Dear Dario you are delusional

Dario
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Dario

Why? Roko has the best voice this year and his performance was very good on the 2Semi, I hopewill he will come next year with better song. He is so great young singer and very kind. After his performance I didnt hear Sergey and other singer, I keep asking where they lose voice?

Joe
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Joe

I only called five countries completely 100% safe (Switzerland, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Netherlands, and Russia). After that, I had “probables,” of which I got two (North Macedonia and Malta – farewell far too early, Armenia and Romania) and “50/50s,” of which I got three (Norway, Denmark, and most surprisingly Albania. The other ones I called it in the air on were Ireland and Croatia, and at least for Ireland I’m disappointed if not surprised). The rest I called hopeless, and was totally right on. (Sorry, Latvia.) From the arena: – The slower songs, unless they had a killer vocal or sound… Read more »

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

Shalva had the best performance of the night. That girl has one of the best voices I have ever heard. They stole the show like Onuka 2 years ago.

Eyal
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Eyal

Before diving into the results, I must say Shalva band brought tears to my eyes. It was so beautiful.

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

Wowsers. Azerbaijan can win it all! That was a great performance!

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

So #proud of Tamara. She just made me shed a tear. Beautiful song.

Nitzan
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Nitzan

I really enjoyed this semi final. I thought it was a lot of fun and for the first time in years, everyone I wanted to, actually qualified. Here are my thoughts on every performance, if you’re interested: Armenia – this was actually one of my favorites going in but something in that performance just didn’t click. Srbuk really gave it her all, I thought she deserved a spot in the final but this performance was lacking in energy and vocals. Still liked it but I get why this didn’t qualify. Ireland: I liked Ireland from the start so I enjoyed… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

So Malta is opening the grand final, so I hear. Ugh, that’s tough on Michela. 🙁

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Possibly but had Malta finished 6th-10th in their SF, then surely opening the show is probably the best they could’ve hoped for?

Bruno
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Bruno

What do you guys think about a Serhat and Valentina Monetta duet for San Marino next year? It would be epic!

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

No. New artist, please!

Elfi
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Elfi

God, this year i don’t know why but it seems eurovision it’s about around the corner and not on the finish line already…i don’t know what it is happening but at one show to end this season i still don’t feel the hype, the two semi-finals were “bad”…the delegation are lazy on the thinking behind each act(mostly because are relying too much on the LED’s), the production is ok, but the camera angles and the wide views all the time are making me go crazy, and the script oh my the script, it is professional, but like too professional, i… Read more »

Bruno
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Bruno

My top 10::
– Albania
– North Macedonia
– Belarus
– Denmark
– San Marino
– United Kingdom
– Slovenia
– Germany
– Israel
– Spain

pmoi
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pmoi

That’s probably most people’s BOTTOM 10 😉

Budwires
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Budwires

There he is again:-S

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Congrats to the countries that qualified.
I got 8/10 right (better than SF1). I didn’t have Denmark getting through but wasn’t surprised that they did. I was surprised that Albania got through. Albania is one of my top ten songs this year but I didn’t think that performance was strong enough. Am glad that it is in the final though!

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

Watching it now. Luca needs to work on his breathing. He sounds like he’s about to pass out, straight from the beginning!

David F
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David F

Please. A routine like that is not as easy as it looks and his singing and dancing was great.

I just wish the Swiss would tone down that glaring red hue.

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

That’s why I said ‘from the beginning’! He just walked on stage and already he can’t breathe. Either a smoker or not fit at all!

Besides calling his singing ‘great’ is a stretch. 😛

David F
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David F

Well, I may concede that stretch to you 😛

His outfit is very pretty though.

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

Oh, don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t kick him out of bed. 😛 And he has one of the cutest smiles ever. He’s a good performer, I agree. Working on his breath control isn’t hard. He’s still young. He can do it. It will just make him greater. The fact that he was inhaling so heavily after the first line just struck me and I was unable to wrap my head around it. Did he smoke a packet of Malboros right before going on stage? Did he have a hefty dinner? Did he just finish doing nasty with Jonida? 😛… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

He is cute, but his voice not good at all.

Eric
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Eric

Sweden and netherlands given great spots in the final. Russua is gone

Rombout
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Rombout

Sweden always have great spots because its decided by the swedish producer.

David F
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David F

Completely agree!

Sweden got another pimp spot. They’re always so lucky like that.

The Netherlands is in a great spot, similar to the spots/positioning Conchita and Måns had in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

We’re probably not going to Russia in 2020.

Mercolus
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Mercolus

My top 5: United Kingdom, Germany, San Marino, Slovenia and Belarus

Peter
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Peter

You’re probably Arabic… you start from the last!!!

JusticeForMaruv
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JusticeForMaruv

Soooo happy for North Macedonia and Albania 🙂

Joshua
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Joshua

Now I don’t want to be a hater, but I’m genuinely curious to know who and how many voted for Denmark. Can you leave a reply here?

rombout
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rombout

It will only be known after the final

soso
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soso

Denmark is a pleasant song, like Katie Melua style. It’s a peace song, but not patronizing and condescendent.
And for people who don’t understand why Serhat qualified…you are beyond help. Serhat is Eurovision itself.

Camilla
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Camilla

Well it’s beyond me too and I’m Danish, so ok it was cute and I liked the staging and all that and that she sang in Danish, German and French as well, but I personally liked Latvia and Moldova better. Also this was not the televote winner in Denmark but the jury winner, but no-one knows how the televote winner would have done.

Steve
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Steve

Nobody votes for Denmark, this is terrible song. Jury is crazy this year

David F
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David F

Well! My first reactions tonight: -The quality tonight was outstanding. I think the whole production, the performers and their performances, the hosts, and the interval acts, everything was really top notch. Even the press conference was much better than Tuesday. -Armenia had a tough slot opening the show, but Srbuk did amazing. It was such a strong confident performance. -Luca for Switzerland was fantastic — it was the first performance that I felt the electricity from the crowd. -Norway also gave an electric performance that seemed to resonate with the live audience. They were so much fun. -Duncan absolutely delivered… Read more »

Sebas
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Sebas

Shalva band is for me one of the best (if not the best) interval acts ever, probably with Love Love Peace Peace.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

why didnt Dana and Shalva perform live ? but the competing artists have to. sillly

David F
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David F

Yes, I found it very touching. Heart-warning and moving. My Mum is clinically blind, and when the lead singers said “I close my eyes to see the vision of the world I see” I just burst into tears!

Tom
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Tom

Come on! Hosts are horrible. Their scripts are written badly and you can SEE that they read from the TelePrompTer. Also, the production is not the best. Bad camera angles and sound problems happen all the time.

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

Come on! The script ain’t great, but the hosts are A LOOOOT better than the ones from the past couple of years!

soso
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soso

I wonder if Eurovision fans outside Europe and Australia could see the semifinals, and how?

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Youtube live stream on the Eurovision channel ran fine for me.

Chu
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Chu

In Chile I saw it from work on YouTube.

Carasp
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Carasp

I watched it on Youtube in South America. And as I have a Spanish SIM card too, I voted for Cyprus in SF1.

Graph
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Graph

As a follow-up to my previous comment, another thing I have observed is that the decline in geographical and diaspora voting has corresponded to a trend of improvement in the quality of Eurovision songs over the past decade. This is starting to be looked at as a serious song contest again, and as a result, viewers are voting for what they consider the best song.

Joe
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Joe

I agree completely, although I will say if Albania got a bump from Italy and Switzerland’s televotes I won’t be overly shocked.