Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2019 is just hours away.

And now we know the ten acts you want to qualify from tonight’s semi-final in Tel Aviv.

Over 42,000 votes were cast in our snap poll and at the top things are close.

The Netherlands‘ Duncan Laurence won the poll with 9.93% of the vote. He only won by a narrow margin though.

Michela from Malta was just 24 votes behind him. She placed second with 9.88%. Croatia‘s Roko rounds out the top three on 9.31% on the vote.

The other seven acts you think should qualify are:

  • Switzerland‘s Luca Hannï
  • Sweden‘s John Lundvik
  • Azerbaijan‘s Chingiz
  • Norway‘s KEiiNO
  • Russia‘s Sergey Lazarev
  • Albania‘s Jonida Maliqi
  • Armenia‘s Srbuk

That means you’ve also revealed the eight acts you don’t think will advance. They are in order:

  • North Macedonia‘s Tamara Todevska
  • Romania‘s Ester Peony
  • Denmark‘s Leonora
  • Ireland‘s Sarah McTernan
  • Austria‘s Paenda
  • Lithuania‘s Jurij Veklenko
  • Latvia‘s Carousel
  • Moldova‘s Anna Odobescu

You can see full results below:

What do you make of the poll results? Do you agree? Who do you think will qualify tonight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sergey just complaining about air conditioning. (which I understand as he has to keep his voice).

Will you perform your “hate” on Segey just the same as you treated those Slovenians, when they mentioned an issue with air conditioning??

SomeoneHadtoSayIt
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SomeoneHadtoSayIt

The issue was not air conditioning about Slovenians. The issue is that they were like ‘we should be going home right now but we are here and answering your silly questions’ well look they are maybe one third of age of Serhat. But when Serhat was kind and answering all questions with smiling face;How arrogant and annoying behave those two ‘nothings’ is unacceptable for me. I wish they wouldn’t join that press conference i was not dying to see their meaningless and amateur face

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ESCJudge

I don’t concider answering stupid questions (same again) at 1am as a “being polite” thing. It’s a lack of assertiveness.
Someone had to say that asking all those same questions again and again is just useless.
Good it was that “kids”. They don’t fake anything.

Erm… “nothings”?
Now that’s being polite for you!

Give them a brake and focus on their music eventually.

T.J.
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T.J.

So true! I’m fed up with “artists” who consider themselves so above this “unimportant”, “bad” contest they consider to low in quality for them but in which they participate even so and from which they get the biggest attention in their entire career. Hypocrisy at its best. They should meet up with Salvador and tell each other how great and important they are in private and let us enjoy the contest. If they don’t want to be there – just get a life!

EuroBalkan
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EuroBalkan

Azerbaijan, Norway and Switzerland will be in the second half of the Grand Final. The rest are in the first half.

Morten
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Morten

I have no idea how Albania went through. Her vokals were all over the place, I mean am I the only one hearing that??

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

Yes, you are. Jonida was great. At least there’s one ethno song in the grand final. I was fearing it would be plastic pop only.

Drakula
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Drakula

No, you’re not the only one. She was off so many times, but really nobody mentions this. I was really surprised, cause I thought she was a great vocalist. I didn’t expect her to qualify.

M dimo
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M dimo

Yes and u will see Albania win this year or in top 5. Hungary had a beautiful song yet didn’t make it through

EuroFanGK
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EuroFanGK

Azerbaijan was just dissapointing! This was the wow effect????

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

I don’t see what people see in the azeri song either…

Julius Caesar
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Julius Caesar

ALBANIA IN !!!!!!!!!

Jo.
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Jo.

ALBANIA THRU GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!!!!

Colin
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Colin

I predict Switzerland, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Malta, Russia, Norway, Netherlands, Azerbaijan

Goca
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Goca

North Macedonia
Finally THE BEST

Vill
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Vill

Norway and Malta amazing!

Leo M
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Leo M

Right I’m going with

Switzerland, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Norway, Netherlands and Azerbaijan. This is tough because I also thought Armenia, Ireland, North Macedonia were great too

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

I have cast my votes!
5 times north macedonia
3 times austria
2 times romania
Good luck to all!

Czy
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Czy

The best are Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Malta, Norway, Azerbaijan.

Colin
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Colin

Voted for Duncan, Ester, Keiino, Jonida and Sergey! I am thinking about voting Paenda too. Ester was especially above expectations!

Alex
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Alex

Netherlands won tonight. Amazing
Switzerland and Russia Top 3 in the SF with televote for sure based on tonight.
Such a clear Top 3

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

Duncan gave the best performance, yes. But they announced Russia 5th. This could mean Russia won the semifinal.

EzZ
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EzZ

It’s so open this year anybody can win, but best tonight
Azerbaijan
The Netherlands
Switzerland
Sweden
Malta

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

Switzerland & Malta stand no chance of winning. It will be between Netherlands, Russia, Australia, Sweden & France.

Jo.
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Jo.

No clear winner this year. There are frontrunners, but the competition is wide open. Love it!!!

Leo M
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Leo M

The interval acts are amazing this year. This is pulling my heart strings

PP77
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PP77

My prediction
Switzerland
Romania
Sweden
Austria
Malta
Russia
Albania
Norway
The Netherlands
Azerbaijan

EuroBalkan
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EuroBalkan

Where did the audience go during Armenia’s performance?

Leo M
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Leo M

I was wondering that too

Escisherern
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Escisherern

There were only free seats it was so strange! Did they broadcast jury show scene accidentally?

EuroBalkan
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EuroBalkan

There was audience during jury show too. I think the video is from one of the rehearsals.

Marty Mc CU
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Marty Mc CU

Very strange indeed, i thought it is supposed to be live. Was it supposed to be part of the act? Part of the Armenian song with no one in the audience. Anything to do with “Walking out” the lyrics. Bizarre.

nils
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nils

The audience? Jon Ola took it away, lol.

Eurovision fan since 2014
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Eurovision fan since 2014

SWEDEN
NORWAY
THE NETHERLANDS
MALTA
RUSSIA
SWITZERLAND
AZERBAIJAN
DENMARK
ROMANIA
ALBANIA

Eurovision fan since 2014
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Eurovision fan since 2014

9/10, I thought Macedonia would not pass but omg, Albania and Macedonia, what a madness!

Leo M
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Leo M

Well done to everyone tonight. Gonna be a tough watch with the reveal. Some of my favorites will be going home. I have 9 and then 5 I can’t choose between

Romanian fan
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Romanian fan

One vot for Irland from Romania

Romanian fan
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Romanian fan

Sorry for the missing e

EzZ
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EzZ

Top 5
Azerbaijan
Switzerland
Netherlands
Sweden
Malta
And Norway was amazing aswell
Such a great semi final

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

RUSSIA -Unexpected goosebumps.
Good music (instrumentaly). +++

ALBANIA -Very ethnic and I like that. Well sung. Odd staging. Has potential for more… +++

NORWAY -Ok. Lost my attention in the end but generally ok. +

NETHERLANDS -I love Eurovision. ++++

NORTH MACEDONIA -Has something, but does it fit ESC? Well written, but needed even stronger voice. +

AZERBAIJAN -Not that good song but this stage production did all job.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Netherlands on a whole other level!! Goosebumps!

CyxCy
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CyxCy

OK, after all songs, this is my prediction tonight (at 22:23 o’clock 😉

1) The Netherlands
2) Sweden
3) Norway
4) Moldova
5) Azerbaijan
6) Switzerland
7) Albania
8) Lithuania
9) Austria
10) Romania

if i can add 11) Denmark

Wait and see the results in few minutes….

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Albania SLAYED! Better than Russia, I swear! Chills all over my body!!

Leo M
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Leo M

Switzerland and Malta slaaaayyyed!

Austria was a car crash. I still love Lithuania, I want him in the final.

Leo M
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Leo M

Add Norway to that list. Slay Norway Slay

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

DENMARK -Anyone could sing it. Simple, but ok. She is creepy (huh?). +

SWEDEN -All works here. I have a really good feeling about this. And who knows… 😉 ++++

AUSTRIA -Surprisingly good live vocal according to the others. ++

CROATIA -Not my dream. I don’t get it.
Chorus is low average (sung in tune, though).

MALTA -Again (like last year) they prepared good stage performance. They get it. That’s how ESC should be treated. Good. +++

LITHUANIA -Another one -good production. Though, song is… average. +

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Omg Austria 🙁

Rose
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Rose

I’m not gonna be happy if Roko goes through.

ESCJudge
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ESCJudge

ARMENIA -literally walking out this year (?). Expected more from her.

IRELAND -Next one out of tune.

MOLDOVA -Song is nothing, useless. Performance… -copycats always loose.

SWITZERLAND -Lack of creativity in staging. We all saw it before. Though, song is a hit. +

LATVIA – All looks good, but song is boring and chorus annoys me soooooooo (too) much.

ROMANIA -Very average. Doesn’t bother me at all.

John B
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HEY GUYS!!!

HERE YOU CAN WATCH MY TOP 18 FROM SEMIFINAL 2

https://youtu.be/-nnx0KH89LM

Whisker
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How could I forget? This year is WIWIBLOGGS TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Thank you William and thank you to the whole team, I will raise of glass of red wine for you all. Sending you so much love and appreciation! #wiwibloggslove

Whisker
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WIWIBLOGGS, it would be so good if you had dedicated article on your journey. PLEASE!

Whisker
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And it’s a US American from Atlanta, Georgia/Vietnamese, based in England cool guy running the best Eurovision website! William, you are in a league of your own#won, #winner

Bella
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Bella

Croatia #3, lmfao…

tarleton
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tarleton

When will the winner of tonights second semi final be announced ?

Whisker
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The semis results will be published after the GF.

Whisker
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Check the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on Wikipedia.

pooky1001
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pooky1001

They are not my favourite songs but i do believe Saturday nights winner will come from this semi. Either Sweden, Russia or The Netherlands and slightly outside but still with a big chance, Azerbajan. I would like to see something that shocks everybody but i dont think it will happen this year.

Hmm
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Hmm

Man, I am soooo excited for this semi-final can’t wait any longer now! Wishing good luck to all participants and I hope your favourites will make it to the final!

And remember, no insults and disrespecting others as it goes against the spirit of Eurovision. Just chill (or bite your nails :D) and enjoy the show :)!

Una
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Una

Very nice comment. I just had to say that. Thanks!!!! Enjoy the show!!!! 🙂

Whisker
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I second that 🙂

slutovision
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slutovision

My qualifiers in random order
Malta
Russia
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Switzerland
Azerbaijan
Austria
North Macedonia
Armenia

mr eurovision
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mr eurovision

i love seen upset one fav does not make it

Lourdes
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Lourdes

The sure qualifiers imo:
1. Netherlands
2.Sweden
3.Russia
4.Azerbaijan
5.Malta
6.Switzerland
7. Norway (less sure than the first 6 tho )

The remaining 3 spots would be between: Armenia, Austria, Romania, Denmark, Albania and North Macedonia.
I would predict: Armenia, Denmark and NM, although the ones that I want to qualify are: Albania, Romania and Austria. Especially Albania!

Crogirl
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Crogirl

You forgot Croatia?!

Lourdes
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Lourdes

Nope.

Tim
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Vroatia are not go to The final. But i hope Denmark do.

Whisker
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I love Albania.

Jannik
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Jannik

Change Albania and Lithuania and it equals my own prediction

Maria
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Maria

I hope Romania and Moldova go through <3

Telma
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Telma

Romania yes, Moldova not!

Tom
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Tom

Romania not

Whisker
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YES TO ROMANIA AND MOLDOVA <3

Idksmth
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Idksmth

Hahhahahahahhhahahahahahahwhaha Croatia 3rd? I can’t even take this seriously. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHSH

Jubi
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great singer…but a really bad song. Im done with that entry,,,,

Whisker
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There was an issue before with Croatia receiving sooooo many votes here. There were allegations of bots.

IVANOV
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IVANOV

Like Russsia 8th HAHAHAHAHAHAH. Sergey will win flawlessly this semi final.

Max
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Max

IVANOV Yes you are right. The russian bots will do their job

Yas
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Yas

Today, during televoting, I’m voting for Sweden in this SF. I would vote for my own country, but that’s impossible 🙁

Lot’s of love from the Netherlands!

Toti
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Toti

Ew Sweden!

Tim
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Im from Sweden, and I gonna vore for The Netherland. 10/10

Yas
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Yas

Hej Tim, lot’s of love, good luck! <3

Paul
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Paul

Lithuania will qualify for sure!
good song and great singer + Latvia UnitedKingdom Ireland Norway Sweden and Denmark vote in this semi final!
everybody ignore him especially you wiwibloggs but he will surprise you, tonight in the result.

redarrow
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Malta should win this semi . or I should say the contest

Jon Smith
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Jon Smith

AMSTERDAM 2020

Rasmus
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Rasmus

I dont like the poll

Ruby
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Ruby

Oh i hope Tamara and Esther qualify!!!

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Gay hardcore fans LOVE Norway and San Marino songs only. San Marino was one of the worst in semi 1 live. More music fans like me love North Macedonia and Croatia :). I dont get how some people say Serhat sang great. He didnt.