Gjon’s Tears — cry no more! According to the Smarkets prediction market, Switzerland currently has a 98% chance of qualifying from Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2021.

Close behind are Bulgaria’s VICTORIA (89%), Iceland’s Daði Freyr & Gagnamagnið (87%), Finland’s Blind Channel and Greece’s Stefania (both at 83%), and San Marino’s Senhit (81%). Rounding out the Top 10 most likely to qualify are Moldova’s Natalia Gordienko (78%), Serbia’s Hurricane (66%), Albania’s Anxhela Peristeri (51%) and Austria’s Vincent Bueno (47%).

That means, according to their prediction market, the follow countries are out: Portugal and Czech Republic (39%), Denmark (37%), Estonia (35%), Latvia (33%), Poland (29%) and Georgia. Tornike Kipiani is last in the market. Georgia does not have a percentage listed, meaning that no one has placed a bet on it to qualify.

Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2021?

 

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Speaking to Wiwibloggs in March, Gjon’s Tears said that he was not happy with his live-on-tape recording.

“I did it in February,” he said. “I need to be at Rotterdam, because from February to May you still have time to work. I’m feeling like I couldn’t give everything to that live-on-tape, so I really hope there will be no problem to be there and that I will re-do my live. I really want to because I’m not so proud of that.”

It’s not that it was bad, but more that Gjon is a perfectionist who wanted to elevate. And while he didn’t give away too much information, it’s clear he didn’t have the same technical toys at his disposal.

“It’s not the final performance. The light wasn’t the same. There are other elements that weren’t the same, but we had to do it like this.”

What do you make of the Smarkets prediction for the Semi-Final 2 qualifiers? Do you agree with the 10 qualifiers above? Let us know in the comments box down below!

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Jay
Jay
1 month ago

There is no emotion left in this world. Not feeling Austria or Portugal means you have no musical soul. Sure San Marino, Czech Republic, Denmark are good but very samey

Sophia
Sophia
1 month ago

it’s my favorite overall actually, but I don’t see that happening. The top place will for sure be Switzerland. I see San Marino more around 4th-7th

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

The qualifiers, which both ESC United, and Alesia Michelle predicted, are as following:

ALBANIA
BULGARIA
CZECH REPUBLIC
FINLAND
GREECE
ICELAND
MOLDOVA
SAN MARINO
SERBIA
SWITZERLAND

Now, these are the same ten I would put my money on. Still, I would say that Serbia and Albania are potentially under question, and then, I can see DENMARK making it instead.

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

These are the picks I would make too. Czech Republic is definitely in. My only objection would be Estonia, I know that almost nobody likes it but I think there are chances for a shock Q. However I do not know who would not qualify in order for Estonia to be in semi’s top 10, I guess it would be on the expense of Albania or Serbia. Iceland could be a shock NQ for me too.
But in general I think that this is the 10 countries that will qualify from semi 2

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Right.

Jimmi
Jimmi
1 month ago

Denmark will qualify. No doubt about that. I don´t think Austria will.

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

My prediction

Q
Denmark (best by far)
Iceland (2nd best)
Chez Rep. (3rd best)
…………….
San Marino
Moldova
Greece
Swiss
Finland
Bulgaria

Fight for 1 place among Albania, Serbia and Estonia.

Hronia polla !

Last edited 1 month ago by Kas
Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

Happy Orthodox Easter to you too!

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

My personal favourites of this semi final

  1. Finland
  2. Switzerland
  3. Albania
  4. San Marino
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Denmark
Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

7.Austria
8.Georgia
9.Iceland

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago

Well I am not so sure about Finland, Albania, Serbia and Austria. On the other hand I am seeing Estonia qualifying and I am not so sure about Portugal and Denmark not qualifying.

Last edited 1 month ago by L’oiseau
sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

estonia over finland? you are delusional

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Absolutely – this will never happen…

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Finland ist the second most likely qualifier after Switzerland. It´s stands out from the rest.

Stan
Stan
1 month ago

My prediction in random order :

San Marino
Czech Republic
Greece
Austria
Moldova
Iceland
Serbia
Bulgaria
Finland
Switzerland

Michael Green
Michael Green
1 month ago

From the borderliners I think Czech Republic, Portugal, Bulgaria, Albania and Serbia will qualify.
Sure non-qualifyers are: Georgia, Austria, Poland, Latvia, Estonia
Sure qualifyers are: Switzerland, Iceland, Finland, Greece, San Marino
Borderliners: Bulgaria, Moldova, Serbia, Albania, Denmark, Portugal, Czech Republic

Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael Green

Austria is pure jury bait … that will qualify

ESC 21
1 month ago

I realy wanna see Iceland to winn ESC. Buut not whit this song. They have so mutch better song

Val85
Val85
1 month ago

My prediction:
Switzerland
Bulgaria
Iceland
Finland
Denmark
Greece
Moldova
Serbia
Poland
Czech Republic

I think San Marino is going to be a surprise for many people but I really doubt they are going to make it to the final. They get probably Jury votes but the Televote will make it impossible to qualify.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Val85

If they qualified with ‘Say Na Na Na’ they’ll qualify this year as well

SpK
SpK
1 month ago

Definite qualifiers: Switzerland, Iceland, Bulgaria, Greece, Finland, Czech Republic, San Marino, Moldova(don’t know why it’s penned as a NQ) Borderline: Albania, Denmark, Austria, Serbia, Estonia Probably not qualifying: Portugal, Georgia, Poland, Latvia Right now I’d say that the last 2 qualifiers would be Albania and Denmark. I know Serbia is considered a safe Q but honestly I don’t see who will vote for this in the semi. It will have a decent televote (lower top 10) but I don’t see it faring well with juries. Albania has made it with similar songs and they will probably have decent staging so… Read more »

sam
sam
1 month ago

tornike is so underrated wtfff… it makes me so sad because he is a sexy georgian man with a voice like red wine i just want to drink a few glasses of him

Ieva
Ieva
1 month ago

It will definitely be Czech Republic over Austria.

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Ieva

maybe both will qualify?

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

Czech Republic out?! already a mistake

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago

Benny is one to watch for me, great performer and it’s actually quite an enjoyable song. Would bet my house Austria would be a non qualifier.

Chupacabra
Chupacabra
1 month ago

Betting, Czechia’s Benny Cristo will do it and will B dark horse in final. My calls from Austria for Benny.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

I choose for two extremes:Finland (of course) and Portugal. I really like the song from Portugal. And Denmark? They just go to the final… I think.

Garbo
Garbo
1 month ago

Calling it now: Bulgaria is a shock NQ.

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbo

Yes I was thinking this yesterday, listening to the eurovision playlist, it really has no stand out appeal and I think people want celebratory songs this year, not down in the dumps kind of vibes Victoria gives me.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbo

keep dreaming

sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbo

it’s a treasure of a song that has mass appeal and was selected by PROFESSIONALS!!! the more likely NQ is azerbaijan i think they are gonna overdo it with the staging and flop

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Bu?garia is just bad let’s say it.

raspadinha
raspadinha
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Azerbaijan is not on this semi…

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Garbo

I have my doubts as well about Bulgaria, but I don’t think it’s an NQ. I believe that the jury votes alone will be enough for qualification. However, I don’t think that it will end up as high as it is predicted right now.

Viggz
Viggz
1 month ago

It should be Czech Republic instead of Austria. Then I would also love Portugal to qualify, I think that song is really underrated.

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Viggz

It will be! There’s no way Czech Republic is not qualifying. As for Portugal, a decent song, but a forgettable one, I don’t think that it has chances

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

With both Iceland and Finland voting, and with a good place in the running order, don’t underestimate Denmark’s chance of qualifying.

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

A lot of people are predicting Denmark to qualify but they would need far more countries to do so. Even if they top Iceland’s and Finland’s votes (both jury + televoting) they would get 48 points. Statistically, a country needs for qualification 100+ points (with the current system). So Iceland and Finland alone cannot save them.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

also, love them but hurricane kinda have no chance to me? serbia has been qualifying purely thanks to neighbor voting since 2016, and all their besties are in the other semi… and this song doesn’t really have any international appeal that’ll convince anyone beyond serbian immigrants in switzerland and austria to vote for them. they have all the odds against them

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago

In 2019 was 7th with the public and 5 with the juries, but you’re right with 2015, 2016 and 2018… This year they are lucky, because in SF1 they would be sure NQ in my opinion without voting neigjbours.

I think they will still qualify in 9th or 10th thanks to a decent televote and the juries will not punish them so hard like they will do with Latvia, Poland or Estonia

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

But if that was the case wouldn’t they finish in the bottom 6 in every final?

Well, *insert cringe dated meme by that Israeli host in 2019*

Last edited 1 month ago by Sot
Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

these clowns really think austria will qualify over benny cristo… i don’t see a scenario where he doesn’t make it to the final really. locals will eat him up

Serena00
Serena00
1 month ago

Austria can qualify only with huge jury support, I can’t see it getting many televotes. I really hope that we will see Benny in the final

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago

If Anja made it in 2021, even Vincent can this year.

saga
saga
1 month ago

Czechia, Portugal, Findland, Albania Denmark Island Poland

Sapphire
Sapphire
1 month ago

I simply don’t get why the bookies place Czechia so low. The song is SO GUD

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
1 month ago

My prediction:

Almost sure qualifiers:
Switzerland
Bulgaria
Iceland
Finland
San Marino
Greece

Likely to qualify:
Moldova
Serbia

Borderline:
Austria
Albania
Denmark
Czech Republic
Poland

Unlikely to qualify:
Portugal
Estonia
Latvia
Georgia

Serena00
Serena00
1 month ago
Reply to  KuhKatz

I’d switch Latvia and Poland. I think Samanta will deliver really strong live performance

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

What I will like:
1. Georgia
2. Denmark
3. Finland
4. Poland
5. Switzerland
6. San Marino
7. Greece
8. Austria
9. Estonia
10. Bulgaria
11. Iceland
12. Moldova
13. Czechia
14. Serbia
15. Latvia
16. Albania
17. Portugal

What I think will happen:
1. Switzerland
2. San Marino
3. Finland
4. Bulgaria
5. Iceland
6. Greece
7. Poland
8. Denmark
9. Albania
10. Georgia
11. Czechia
12. Moldova
13. Austria
14. Serbia
15. Latvia
16. Estonia
17. Portugal

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I’m fully comfortable with my ranking only from 1 to 7. There are too many foreigners involved in the Estonian entry, but Uku wrote the song and I really like his voice. I didn’t want to include Latvia at all because of the awful lyrics, but it is Latvia-written and I appreciate that. I don’t know where to place Switzerland.

1 DENMARK
2 Iceland
3 Czechia
4 Finland
5 Portugal
6 Albania
7 Greece
8 Estonia
9 Georgia
10 Latvia

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Great top 3 !

candles.and.suitcases
candles.and.suitcases
1 month ago

So happy to finally read that Albania might qualify. It’s my favorite entry this year!

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

It´s in my personal Top 10, currently in 8th place.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

i really don’t see why it wouldn’t qualify lol karma stands out A LOT and in every good way

Sean
Sean
1 month ago

It’s my third place, actually didn’t expect it to stay there but I’m glad it did. And the revamp… Shook!

Manuel Treill
Manuel Treill
1 month ago

Manage your expectations and don’t generate (even more) hype because the reception might nit be what you think it will be.

Burger
Burger
1 month ago
Reply to  Manuel Treill

I’m getting worried Greece is going to be disappointing because it’s being overhyped. Remember 2019 staging was a bit clunky.

Una
Una
1 month ago

This one too is hard to predict but it’s easier to spot “certain qualifiers”. I root for six countries in particular: Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Iceland and Latvia. Four of the songs are among my favourites, and I find merit for the other two to go through.

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phone but on laptop
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

Live performances will make it or brake it for some of the semi 2 acts – I think those are Serbia, Moldova, Czechia, Albania, San Marino and Latvia. I feel like Czechia is most likely to have a great performance out of these, Moldova will nail the staging but the vocals and charisma are in question, Albania and Latvia will nail the vocals, but not sure if the songs will be so liked. Denmark has a potential to do great with televote, and I think the juries will support Austria, and maybe even Portugal and Georgia, so it is really… Read more »

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago

I totally agree with all of this. Great points 🙂

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago

After 2 evaluations, my scorecard looks like this:
9.59 Switzerland
9.56 Iceland
9.53 Bulgaria
9.42 San Marino
9.38 Serbia
9.36 Georgia [This one reminds me of a few late-1960s pop/rock ballads]
9.36 Finland
9.33 Portugal
9.31 Estonia
9.31 Poland

9.30 Austria
9.30 Czech Republic
9.26 Denmark
9.25 Greece
9.22 Moldova
9.21 Albania
9.06 Latvia
My top 5 in this semi were easy to judge; the rest, very hard. I start again today, for my 3rd and final evaluation. Where my 1st and 2nd evaluations take 4 or 5 days each, the last one will take me 10 days.

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

You’re really generous with your scores. Nice!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Giolo

My scores for each of the 10 criteria that I use with each entry generally fall into the 8s or 9s, but in the end the effect is the same. If I were confronted by what I thought was a horrendous trainwreck or something lame without a hint of creativity, you’d see a score in the mid-8.xx range.

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago

My qualifiers are: Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, and Switzerland. Not a huge fan of Moldova’s song but it looks like it’ll go through. Rafal and Fyr & Flamme have actually grown on me, and Benny’s song is just so fun!

Sophia
Sophia
1 month ago
Reply to  esc_fl

I would be happy with this. Moldova is very overrated. Idk it might flop live

Ben R
Ben R
1 month ago

Austria? nah

Susi
Susi
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben R

For me: yea

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Susi

Why not ? One of them could be saved by the juries. Either Portugal or Austria but I think there are more chances for Vincent to qualifiy-

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

100% agree, there are not jury friendly songs in this semi final, only Switzerland, Bulgaria, Iceland, Austria and Portugal

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago

I think these countries are happy they’re in semi 2, there’s a lot of place left open in my opinion.
The first 5-6 that are general faves from this semi on the list are sure qualifiers and the rest could really be anyone with a good performance in my opinion.

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phone but on laptop
1 month ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

yeah yeah agree 100%

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Portugal above Poland and Czech Republic? Curious about Greece. Despite the rumours of a never-seen-before staging, the odds are not giving them a top 3 place in the semifinal. Bulgaria is having a great staging, a very emotional one and Victoria can sing live. I think Bulgaria (along with Romania) will be the dark horses, entries that fans didn;t pay much attention to do well but their staging will boost the songs and the meanings they want to convey. I think Czech Republic and Poland could be surprise qualifiers. Actually, i think Poland can get a nice boost from the… Read more »

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Tbh I also hope Czechia qualifies, along with Denmark. Austria is a NQ for me. And I wouldn’t question Albania, this semi is not a bloodbath and I think they will have no problem qualifying

phone but on laptop
phone but on laptop
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

a lot of countries won’t be able to afford what Greece will do, probably. for some countries the budget is very limited

esc1234
esc1234
1 month ago

All that hype for Bulgaria will blow up more than the Gabbani bubble

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  esc1234

Gabbani was disappointing in the live performance and that ape was ridiculous.

Bulgaria has a different song, a more emotional and will be staged by a professional director unlike Gabbani’s performance.

In short, comparison is really wrong.

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
1 month ago

it’s crazy how overrated finland and iceland are. I’d much rather see estonia poland georgia or even denmark over them. iceland has no good lasting hook in its song and is so monotone and anticlimactic. finland is just not a good song, nothing to do with genre as i like italy but finland is just terrible. denmark might qualify because of its running order. poland is underrated. and i wouldn’t be surprised at all if georgia qualify to the final.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

you’d rather have Georgia and Estonia over Finland and Iceland?? LMAO. You must be trolling.

Iceland’s entry is not as strong as 2020 and 2019 but still it’s a nice catchy song.

Finland is very good but i think it will not do well in the grand final. It will stand out in the semifinal but doing so in the final will be very difficult. Fans of this genre will be split between Finland and Italy.

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago

These odds seem to be extremely on point, except Czech Republic should be at least in the borderline zone and same for Moldova (Natalia realky proved to be a bad vocalist with both Prison and Sugar). I’d say there are 6 sure qualifiers Switzerland Iceland Finland Greece Bulgaria San Marino Also, Serbia should qualify even if juries will dislike it. I only see Latvia and Georgia as sure qualifiera, maybe Poland… all the others have giod chances to qualify. Denmark has televoting, Austria has jureis, Portugal has juries + France and Switzerland voting here, Moldova will have a great stage,… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Giolo
sam
sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Giolo

dont you dare speak that way about natalia gordienko

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Giolo

Kirkorov’s team will make sure Natalia has pre-recorded vocals or just very strong vocalists with her. Besides, her staging is supposed to be very good. Unfortunately, Moldova is qualifying (it;s Kirkorov entry). What makes you think that Denmark will do better in televoting than Poland? Both songs have 80s vibe but the Polish entry is more global and the staging will be more interesting than the Danish one based on what we’ve seen so far. In addition, Poland has a massive diaspora so if they like RAFAL, they will support him no matter what. Juries can’t vote for all the… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Alex
Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Kirkorov didn’t make some other entries qualify in the past, so it may happen again, who knows? Natalia is still borderline for me, but definitely not a sure qualifier. Poland has a diaspora, ok, but where? Iceland maybe, yes. France? Spain? Stop. Diaspora is not the reason why Poland gets good score with the public (remember 2017 grand final). I think Poland may even be a borderline qualifier with the televoting, but juries will put it really low (as they always do with Poland except in 2017 with a more jury friendly song and in 2019). Poland this year really… Read more »

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Czech Republic is qualifying no doubt

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1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

I hope so! I can see Czechia qualifying instead of Austria.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

Actually, there is quite a lot of doubt. This is just Eurofans in their Benny Cristo bubble.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Subjective prediction based on what I see: 1. Switzerland ??(A favourite to win) 2. San Marino ?? (Bop and a fabulous staging) 3. Greece ?? (Mainly for the performance) 4. Finland ?? (They’ll do better in the final) 5. Bulgaria ?? (Probable low televote) 6. Iceland ?? (Decent jury AND televote) 7. Serbia ?? (Absolutely no jury support) 8. Moldova ?? (Hm, I think it’ll stand out) 9. Czech Republic ?? (He’ll 99% qualify) 10. Denmark ?? (Shock qualifier) 11. Albania ?? (Sorry, the same formula again) 12. Portugal ?? (Surprising placement) 13. Estonia ?? (No televote) 14. Latvia ??… Read more »

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Ok, but Austria will get at least a place in the ranking 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by Giolo
Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Giolo

Oh my Lord, you’re right

Thanks for noticing!

Last edited 1 month ago by Sot
Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Swap Denmark with Poland and we have a very good prediction!

Bulgaria will not have low televote. You guys are thinking very subjectively, try to think of all the factors here. Victoria has a big team behind her, she’s good live and the song is about emotions and is very universal. It will be the dark horse.

San Marino will not go as high as many fans believe but ofc it will qualify. I can’t see it doing well with juries (except those that traditionally vote for San Marino *winks*)

Last edited 1 month ago by Alex
CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

You’re not the only one regarding Tornike. His song from last year would have qualified. A lot of entries have gone retro this year; his song reminds me of a few late-1960s ballads. He’ll have to stage it just right, to steal a spot, the way Giannis Karagiannis (Cyprus 2015) and Ryan O’Shaugnessy (Ireland 2018) did.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  CookyMonzta

The difference with Karayiannis and O’ Shaughnessy is that, as much as I love the song, the lyrics just… can’t make you vote for him, something that Ireland and Cyprus did in their respective years…

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

So, basically I could not edit my comment so, instead, I have to mention Austria here.
I think the bookies’ ranking reflects more on the jury vote, so he’s a Q for the juries, but I think Vincent will have a REALLY hard time with the televoters. I would say something like Pænda in 2019! Overall, he will probably place 14th…

Burger
Burger
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Austria always has troubles with televote. Question is whether the juries love it or LOVE it (it’s a given they don’t it it’s screwed)

Alaska
Alaska
1 month ago

I do really think Denmark will easily qualify. And Portugal is a potential dark horse. This semi is gonna bring many surprises. I can see a scenario in which 2 or even 3 of the “favourites” will stay in the semi…

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Alaska

Greece ? Iceland ?

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

I have predicted Greece for qualifiying….

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

This is my prediction in alphabetical order

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
Darren
1 month ago

The only songs I really like in Semi 2 are San Marino, Bulgaria and Switzerland. I mean Iceland is good too but as long as the other 3 qualify for me, I don’t really mind what happens, though I’d say the betting odds are probably accurate enough with this prediction.
Semi 2 is so much easier to predict I feel.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Sure Q Switzerland, San Marino, Bulgaria, Finland
Likely Q Greece, Iceland
Maybe Q Austria, Denmark, Moldova, Serbia
Probably NQ Czech Republic, Latvia, Portugal
Sure NQ Estonia, Georgia, Poland

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago

Denmark will qualify for sure. And it will end up high in the final. I also see Portugal as a qualifier.

I really do not think that Serbia will advance.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcus

you haven;t watched eurovision../…

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

I bet that Denmark will be a shockqualifier and I would like it…

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

In the grand final Denmark will be in top10 of televoting

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

Quite interesting point. I have a completely different point of view, however maybe I got something really wrong and now I really want to see what’s gonna happen in Rotterdam. I want to find out who’s right about Denmark, and I am not saying that in a competitive way, I really want to see if I am the one that got Denmark wrong

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  ESC8

We’ll see…I just strongly believe that Denmark will receive tele from all the countries…not only scandinavians. Especially from the target group 45-55…who really enjoy this entry for obvious reasons.

pedro moita
pedro moita
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

well, I’m 55 and I wouldn´t certainly vote for it. Reminds me of a lot of crappy stuff from the 80s…

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

This could be true. But already qualifiying for the final is a great success for the guys.

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

The thing with Denmark is who’s gonna vote for them. I mean, they have Iceland and Finland, maybe Estonia and Latvia, but which other country is gonna vote for a song in Danish? If it was in English there would be a chance to pull a Poland 2016, but Denmark has done retro before (2015) in a slightly smaller semi (16 countries) with a catchier song and in English and it didn’t work. I had thought of them pulling a shock Q but U really cannot see how, given that we already have seen the song on stage in DMGP

Marcus
Marcus
1 month ago
Reply to  ESC8

Oh no, Denmark 2015 was bad. Totally different than this year’s one. This is a very good melody. It’s fun, it’s retro eighties, lots of energy. A good song is beyond its language. I can see it score very well in televote. Maybe they can pull of a Keiino. It has appeal to many, I think. Not only the nordic countries.

The song hits the number one spot in Denmark. It is very popular, also in the young age category. The retro vibe is totally back nowadays.

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcus

I am now really starting to wonder why I cannot connect with this song. It seems like everyone is loving it

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  ESC8

How old R U ? If less than 45…then is difficult to find a ‘connection’.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcus

the song is number one in Denmark because this group was already popular and people are loving the retro sound. of course it’s also in Danish!

The above have nothing to do with the Eurovision outcome though. It’s not Denmark that votes for their song.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  ESC8

the staging in DMGP was very bad. They have a good running order which might help but i cant imagine any eastern european countries voting for Denmark.

Poland will ‘steal’ many potential votes (similar style just more polished and global).

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

i think it’s a personal desire and not a prediction…

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago

Imo Sure Qs: San Marino, Czech Republic, Greece, Moldova, Bulgaria, Finland, Switzerland Probable Qs: Iceland, Albania, Serbia Possible shock Q :Estonia Probable NQs: Austria, Poland, Latvia Sure NQs: Georgia, Portugal, Denmark Things are much clearer for me in this semi. I have to add though that San Marino is a Q for me because of Flo Rida. If we don’t get any Flo Rida at all in Rotterdam then this could be a NQ. As things stand right now though I think that it’s gonna make it, but I don’t think that it’s gonna do that well. A shock NQ… Read more »

Apollo
Apollo
1 month ago

Czech Republic and Latvia will be shock qualifiers.

Giolo
Giolo
1 month ago
Reply to  Apollo

Latvia won’t qualify, trust me. Czrch Republic it could actually be either ways

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  Apollo

Czech Republic is in, Latvia is out

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  ESC8

I agree, Latvia is out and Czech Republic has chances.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
1 month ago
Reply to  Apollo

Benny, quite a possibility; Samanta, I highly doubt it. In the last decade, Latvia has qualified only twice (2015 and 2016), and Aminata and Justs brought with them quality.

Last edited 1 month ago by CookyMonzta
mark dowd
mark dowd
1 month ago

Switzerland will romp to victory..
San Marino, Iceland, Finland and Bulgaria comfortable qualifiers… Then take your pick ..anything could happen (probably not Georgia Q though..)

ESC8
ESC8
1 month ago
Reply to  mark dowd

Georgia will not qualify, that’s for sure. But I think things are far more clear than semi 1. In semi 1 there are like 8 countries fighting for the “last” tickets. Here things are already set in a way.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  mark dowd

I think Bulgaria and Switzerland will fight for the first place of the semifinal.