Eurovision 2021 12 May second rehearsals

Day five of Eurovision 2021 rehearsals is behind us. And now, we’re getting a clearer image of how the competition is shaping up.

Today, 14 acts took to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for their second rehearsals. We got another look at the performances from Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia, Sweden, North Macedonia, Ireland, Cyprus, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. We also saw another teaser of Australia’s live-on-tape recording.

Manizha showed a costume change, we got our first proper look at Montaigne’s performance and Go_A’s Kateryna had to sit her rehearsal out. But who was the cream of the crop? Vote now in our poll below!

Scroll down to vote in our poll. 

Eurovision 2021 rehearsals: Day Five (May 12)

Click on the below posts to read our reviews, watch our reactions and see snippets from each country’s second rehearsal.

*Please note: Ukraine’s Kateryna Pavlenko was feeling unwell this morning and thus missed today’s rehearsal and press conference in line with health and safety measures. Go_A rehearsed “SHUM” on stage with a stand-in replacement singer.

Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal on May 12?

As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like. But you can only vote once, so make it count! This poll will close on May 13 with results publishing shortly after.

Who did you vote for? What do you think of today’s changes? Let us know in the comments below. 

Read more Eurovision 2021 rehearsal news here

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ESC Stan
ESC Stan
2 months ago

Where did they get her? Did they bring her as a stand in (didn’t realise that was a thing, I might be naive) or was it more of a “hold my beer” moment? Either way, kudos to her”

London Boy
London Boy
2 months ago

Wowww Cyprus guys.. I did listen to some interviews before from Elena and her team that they worked really hard and we will see on the stage but guys this is becoming now a serious contender. Elena truly deserves to be a winner, Cyprus do deserve it after Israel literarily stealing the victory and I am shocked how much Elena evolved artistically via this project.. Hope we don’t have another Duncan Lawrence style winner in a row, after the pandemic I need some uplifting sorry. So either Elena or Destiny I would be extremely happy. All these guys talking badly… Read more »

Tomasz
Tomasz
2 months ago

Cyprus, Russia, Croatia, Israel slayed.

Matt
Matt
2 months ago

Finally Sweden is last in something.. 😀

mats
mats
2 months ago
Reply to  Matt

i dont like that sweden is good every year, but tusse will get to final and become top 10. so i hope for norway, tix is fantastic guy and you should have seen him in norways programs, he is such a good man, its really disappointment if i never get to final, the song is fantastic and i like the song to much, i cries every time when i go out from the house. i hope he goes to final. it will be very disappointment for norwegian tv viewers. norwegian people loves him too. by the way good luck in… Read more »

Marc
Marc
2 months ago

I think Russia, Ukraine,Ireland were strong and have the potential to improve and elevate even more.

Thorn
Thorn
2 months ago

Lithuania, Russia, Cyprus, Croatia, Israel all looked great to me. Ukraine looks so different without Kateryna on stage, but I’m already sold to their performance.
Ireland and Belgium are also fine, although they need to tighten up a few things.
Romania is still a bit messy but I expect this to improve and Australia was much better than expected.
Sweden and Norway both look in really big trouble right now.

PS. I completely forgot Azerbaijan which shows my feelings about their performance. Slovenia and North Macedonia never stood a chance anyway.

Last edited 2 months ago by Thorn
Sergey Markovskaya (Russia)
Sergey Markovskaya (Russia)
2 months ago

Cyprus and Azerbaijan is so hot and sexy! The best rehearsals ever! Your song prevented me from suicide! Elena Tsagrinou! You are the best of all! Thank you for El Diablo!

Sot
Sot
2 months ago

I hope you’re joking, otherwise I’m so sorry (about the suicide part)

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Cyprus, Belgium and Russia best stagings/rehearsals. Ireland has a very complex staging and Lesley’s vocals are very sharp because she is out of breath. I am worried because i think Ireland can do well in televoting but juries might drag her out of the top 10 and thus miss the final. She really needs to improve her vocals, they need to figure sth out. Croatia looks slick but the clip does not show much. Albina is gorgeous. Azerbaijan is surprisingly good considering Efendi doesn’t really dance but visuals are cool. I am certain now that Israel will not qualify. I… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Alex
PP77
PP77
2 months ago

For me best reharsal have Cyprus, Belgium, Lithuania
Not good rehearsal Romania, Ireland, Azerbaijan

Apollo
Apollo
2 months ago

Cyprus and Russia are easily the best from SF1. I have a strong feeling they’ll both place in the top 5.

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago

My prediction :

Safe Q: Lithuania , Russia , Sweden , Cyprus , Ukraine , Malta

Borderline(in): Israel , Belgium , Azerbaijan , Norway

Borderline(out):Ireland, Croatia ,Australia, Romania , Slovenia

NQ:North Macedonia

Last edited 2 months ago by Kristian
Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago

Bookies reaction to today’s rehearsal :

Countries which are more likely to qualify today than they were yesterday:
Cyprus , Lithuania , Ukraine , Russia , Belgium , Australia

Countries whose qualification chances have reduced after 2nd rehearsal :
Sweden, North Macedonia ,Ireland , Norway , Croatia , Azerbaijan , Romania

Countries with mixed Response: Slovenia , Israel

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

Russia and Cyprus <3

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

I really don’t understand what are Romania, Sweden and Norway still doing above Croatia, Israel and Belgium in betting odds.

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

The betting odds are a pile of steaming [email protected] this year though.
People are just betting on the country and not the song

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

That’s just as good a reason to gamble as any other. Odds aren’t made from love.

Doris
Doris
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Betting odds have often 2 wrong qualifiers, no way Azerbaijan will be lower than Romania, Croatia and Israel. And Malta will only be saved because of the biased juries, overhype won’t save the televote bottom 5 for such a mediocre song. Cyprus will win the SF

lol
lol
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

your literally maltas biggest fan

Last edited 2 months ago by lol
Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  lol

1st you’re*

2nd yes, ofc there is way Azerbaijan is that low. It is a mediocre copy of Cleopatra with poor staging and a bad singer.

lol
lol
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

thanks grammar police

Maartijn
Maartijn
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Couldn’t agree more, absolute madness

ESC 2021
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

And rusdia, Ukrain and Azerbaidjan. Its the worst song ever i ESC. They must pay a plenty of mobey for it

Hello hi
Hello hi
2 months ago

Love Romania studio version, probably in my top 3 overall for 2021 . Live currently is not cutting it and I would say I’m NQ territory.

I currently think from semi final one
Qualifying in no order – Russia , Ukraine, Croatia, Lithuania,Belgium , Cyprus, Sweden, Norway.
Possible borderline qualifiers Israel, Ireland, Azerbaijan or Australia

Volcano
2 months ago
Reply to  Hello hi

Malta…

G....
G....
2 months ago
Reply to  Hello hi

totally agree… I love the studio version of Romania but the performance is terrible.

Ted
Ted
2 months ago

Let’s be real, Croatia SERVED!Phenomenal job Albina!

Hello hi
Hello hi
2 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Still like the song and she can preform but the stage presentation/outfits and styling is a joke . It’s like a trashy Eurovision cliche

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Hello hi

Croatia always mess up staging. They can come with some solid entries but staging always lets them down.

Doris
Doris
2 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Phenomenal recorded voice.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

It’s hers so basically you are just giving her a compliment.

Berco
Berco
2 months ago

Somebody please turn the lights off, Tusse looks like a ghost. Roxen, girl, please stop moving and just sing. You tried, let it go. Mamamamata Hari? An absolute banger with funeral staging, so dull.

G....
G....
2 months ago
Reply to  Berco

In theory… could you just turn around and say…. my staging is rubbish, I’m changing it? I read somewhere it all has to be the same as the first rehearsal with minor changes?

Poppa
Poppa
2 months ago

It was Cyprus by FAR

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

Where was Destiny?

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Ben

She’s first tomorrow

Dida
Dida
2 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Malta is opening tomorrow’s rehearsal day, followed by the rest of the countries of the 2nd semifinal

Last edited 2 months ago by Dida
Berco
Berco
2 months ago
Reply to  Ben

Pulling up her boots.

IPA
IPA
2 months ago

My Semi1 NQ (based on rehearsals/live vocals/song): Sweden, Romania, Norway, Azerbaijan, Malta (never been a fan – but will obviously qualify), Russia (will probably qualify)
My top 3: Ireland, Belgium, North Macedonia (!)

Last edited 2 months ago by IPA
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago

Now about qualification predictions (I will include Malta, even though we did not see her 2nd rehearsal): Safe qualifiers: 1) Malta (Jury winner for sure) 2) Lithuania (Most likely televote winner) 3) Russia (Most likely televote top 3 and the juries will rank her inside top 10) 4) Cyrpus (with those vocals she can be in top 5 of the juries and she will get enough televote points to reach the final) 5) Israel (If she slays that high note in the Jury rehearsal she can be in jury top 3 and she will get enough televote points) Most likely… Read more »

pms
pms
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Agree with most of it but there’s no way Israel will be a sure qualifier. I think its very borderline because neither the song nor the staging are particularly good.

PP77
PP77
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

No chance Malta to be jury winner with that disaster pink stayling of Destiny. Only if she change styling in jury dress rehearsal.

Manolis Timotheou
2 months ago

My best 3 performances today: Cyprus (spicy perfection), Croatia (sassy bop+great voice), Armenia (a lot of improvement from first rehearsal+great voice)

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago

Seeing these rehearsals are making it so much harder to decide. Very underwhelmed by Sweden so maybe the shock non qualifier?!

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

I hope so, but indeed juries will overrate it because it’s Sweden. If tele stays away from Sweden and vote countries like Belgium, Ireland or Slovenia we might see them as a shocking NQ together with Azerbaijan hopefully

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Azerbaijan is currently 11th in the odds. How are they a ”shocking NQ” if they don’t qualify?

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Shocking for a lot of fans that saw it as a top 10 contender for the last 2 months. Personnally Efendi is in my NQ zone since the song was released. The singer is nice but the song is so cheap.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Before the rehearsals they were much higher. They weren’t even called “borderline” as people expected to see them in the final

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

That is true. At some point, many of semi 1’s acts were considered to be favorites. As of right now, I would consider Malta, Cyprus, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, and Lithuania almost certain locks. If one of them doesn’t make it, that would be a true ”shocking NQ” in the vain of Verona or Hear Them Calling. Others are more or less all in a rotation wheel. Even Romania, whom I love very much, and root for, is not secure as of now. I hope Roxen makes it!

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Yup , I expected the staging to be much better , I had put them in Safe Q

After seeing the staging , I’ve put them borderline. Still think they will do enough shenanigans to go through.

ESC 2021
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

If Russia and Ukraine can go to the final, Sweden gonna be thet to.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago

Wow almost every performance was truly AMAZING! I cannot wait for the semifinals right now. Here’s my ranking on them: 1) Cyprus (Just WOW! She was excellent vocally and she nailed the whole performance. El Diablo is growing inside me more and more as time passes) 2) Ukraine (The same goes to Ukraine. Even though Kateryna wasn’t well – thankfully she’s just fine – the performance was amazing for one more time! Congratulations Ukraine) 3) Russia (Yasss Queen! Manizha delivered once again. And her vocals were right on place!) 4) Croatia (Very unpopular opinion, but her vocals were much much… Read more »

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

The downvotes are for my ranking of Cyprus, am I right?

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

The Camera angles we saw today for Ireland really makes me feel much better about the performance, I am so excited to see the real thing. Russia really is the full package and I know she is going to be a dark horse and potentially be top 5 in the entire thing. Australia’s vocals are totally on point and Lithuania and Cyprus are amazing as well. Conversely, Romania is making me worried about her vocals are very shaky still and it seems still a little disorganized. I think the staging should’ve been totally reimagined and redone since she is moving… Read more »

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Alex

All the backing vocals in chorus are hers. She pre-recorded the backing vocals.

Doris
Doris
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

And so what it changes ? It should have been forbideen in the firtst place and the EBU should have released all the background soundtracks so we could judge what is real live or not.I don’t want to vote for cheaters.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Do you want some chips with that salt hun?

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago

Very sweet shout-out—agreed, Emmie van Stijn did fine work and altogether Ukraine looked on great form.

Get better, Kateryna!

Roelof M
Roelof M
2 months ago

This semi- final is super strong, with 14/16 countries having a REAL shot at qualifying. For now,my predictions are:

100% sure:
Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Cyprus, Ukraine and Malta.

Likely to qualify:
Romania, Ireland and either Croatia or Israel (one of the two).

Borderline:
Azerbaijan, Belgium, Norway and Australia, but for now I think Azerbaijan will slip through.

0% chance:
Slovenia and North Macedonia.

P.S. I will be voting for Ukraine and Russia, and maybe if the staging works out I’ll throw some “helping votes” towards Ireland.

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

“helping votes” would be soo nice
Thanks

Nati
Nati
2 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

I will vote for Lithuania 🙂

Roelof M
Roelof M
2 months ago
Reply to  Nati

Lithuania would be my third choice. If either Ukraine or Russia doesn’t make it to the final (and Lithuania does) they’ll have my vote.

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
2 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

I’d argue Slovenia has a chance, juries will eat amen up and she’ll be like 4th with juries, even if she places last with televote that’s a 12th place gurranteed

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago
Reply to  SeNhiT

She can be upto 4th . If she makes 4th she will qualify. She will get votes from North Macedonia , Croatia and Italy . Those 20 Televote points should put her through. Malta, Cyprus and Sweden are probably locked for Top 3.

But I fear the jury might only put her 7th and then she would need 50 Televote points and she won’t go through.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
2 months ago

Four stand outs. MANIZHA—fantastic. Russia’s is the only second rehearsal I would rewatch and share out of the bubble. Such a feeling. This rehearsal is one of those rare rehearsals that has changed my rankings—Russia is now in second for me and France in first will be in brackets until tomorrow. Cyprus—a great second rehearsal. Elena is hot, stunning, and delivering gorgeous vocals. Everything just pops. Ireland—excited for Lesley, she’s been great and is giving this performance everything. She better qualify in 6 days. Ukraine—looks awesome and the various sounds coalesce beautifully—considering they had a stand-in for poor Kateryna, the… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Jimmy Smit
Han
Han
2 months ago

My ranking Ukraine- amazing props to the stand-in lady. Hope the Kateryna gets better soon. Russia – that looked amazing incredible energy, but I’m concerned about the juries. Cyprus – awesome staging, excellent showmanship, charismatic singer, terrible song but cant have everything. Norway – unpopular opinion I know. Lithuania- this is good, it’s always been good. Croatia – better than I expected, but im not loving it Australia- this looked good and vocals sounded great, but it could have been better Azerbaijan- staging not as good as I thought it would be. I still feel the instrumentation will help it… Read more »

Vsl
Vsl
2 months ago

today that Dutch girl (Emmie van Stijn) has become a celebrity, and I wish her all the best…

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

In my opinion, Belgium, Cyprus, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine made all the right choices about how to stage their entries, they would be sure qualifiers if I had the final decision in my hands. Considering the limitations of taping in a studio, I highlight Australia too.

From the rest, I’m still intrigued by Ireland (need to see more, but I appreciate the creativity), worried about Romania (but I’ll be rooting for them to get things right from here to Monday) and Croatia was my positive surprise from the snippets.

Agent 007
Agent 007
2 months ago

I like this Eastern Europe domination this year.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago
Reply to  Agent 007

And still a western europe country might win 😉 France, Italy, Switzerland are all in the game.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Exept the part where Italy is not western europe but southern. And Switzerland is obviously not going to win. But yes, France probably.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Well, seems it depends on the point of view. I just said that because I found the comment a bit useless. As long as a good song wins I’m happy 😉

Sot
Sot
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

I think he divides Europe politically, former Yugoslav and Soviet nations are considered Eastern Europe and all of Southern Europe, Greece, the islands, Scandinavia and the geographically accurate Western Europe are the others…

Also not liking the song doesn’t mean it’ll flop

Paul W
2 months ago

I saw on YouTube that the stand in Singer is Dutch and only had 2 hours to learn the Ukrainian lyrics. Amazing performance

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul W

Whaaaaaat !her enunciation was like I thought the band brought her with them

JulianA
JulianA
2 months ago

This is the first time I do like Sweden song. He is my 4h favorite and there are three much more deserving songs that I wanna to win But can you just don’t hate the song just because it’s Sweden PLEASE. It’s so stupid and disrespectful.

Aeria
Aeria
2 months ago
Reply to  JulianA

I don’t hate on Tusse because he represents Sweden. I disliked both rehearsals because the staging doesn’t do him justice. Bad lighting, empty staging… If this were sent by a country like Slovenia, everyone would have immediately thrown this in the category of ‘NQ’

Poppa
Poppa
2 months ago
Reply to  JulianA

Oh dear. Its not because its Sweden. Its because its bland. Which is being kind.

pms
pms
2 months ago
Reply to  JulianA

I agree with the other replies. The only thing good about it is Tusse, even if he’s not in great shape. I liked the song the first time I heard it, but on more hearings it becomes almost unbearable as plastic and artificial…

ESC 2021
2 months ago
Reply to  JulianA

Thank u

shin
shin
2 months ago

the most promising staging so far ,from my sides are : Russia , Cyprus, Lithuania, Australia and Ukraine. others are brilliant too, but these ones are my favorite!!

Sot
Sot
2 months ago

My ranking of today’s rehearsals: Cyprus (that’s sooo much better than Tamta’s staging) Russia (it could have been 1st but I would suggest they move the dress away afterwards) Lithuania (it looks even better from the camera shots!) Ireland (I think that’s actually going through! The performance is promising) Australia (I just LOVED the dancers plus the staging’s colourful as it should be) Slovenia (that song has grown on me so much and the staging is top tier) Belgium (the dark theme always fits Belgium, well done again!) Croatia (tbh the dance moves are questionable but overall decent performance) Azerbaijan… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

My favouritest was UKRAINE and then I have Lithuania and Russia in a beautiful tie.

I’ve avoided everything Belgium so I can’t comment on that. Azerbaijan and Cyprus make me laugh. As for the other performances, there are bits and pieces that I liked.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Your favourite was a country with stand in singer insted of lead vocal? Child please

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Yes it was, I loved the staging. You’re welcome.

Hello hi
Hello hi
2 months ago

I just don’t know about Sweden now . Liked the song but was never blown away by it . Could be a case of winning melfest because of back story of Tusse and that not translating to Eurovision and a shock NQ . If it doesn’t qualify it would be around 11th or 12th in semi final ..

Darren
2 months ago

Agreed!
They’ve such a strong team behind them.

Lola
Lola
2 months ago

I voted for Lithuania, Russia and Belgium, they did great. They are my top 3 in this semi and also in my final top 5 (with Bulgaria and Switzerland) I REALLY hope all 3 of them make it, but I’m worried for Belgium. For me, their biggest competitor in this semi is Romania, whose vocals might not be as good as Geike’s, but the song might be more accesible. The competition is gonna be fierce, but every performance is final material imo, so good luck to everyone!! P.s.: honorable mention to Ukraine as well

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago

I’m so hopeful that the votes for Cyprus are real here and it will come Too 5. I voted for it and was by far the best performance today.

Darren
2 months ago

Belgium was 5th and Ireland 6th in the Press Poll today. Delighted for them.
Romania and Azerbaijan joint 10th while Sweden 14th

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

What was the entire poll result?

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Robert

1. Cyprus (50 points)
2. Russia (46 points)
3. Ukraine (36 points)
4. Lithuania (31 points)
5. Belgium (24 points)
6. Ireland (18 points)
7. Croatia (12 points)
7. Australia (tied with Croatia) (12 points)
9. Israel (11 points)
10. Azerbaijan (9 points)
10. Romania (tied with Azerbaijan and Norway) (9 points)
10. Norway (tied with Azerbaijan and Romania) (9 points)
13. Slovenia (6 points)
14. Sweden (4 points)
15. North Macedonia (3 points)

Dani
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I wouldn’t take this “poll” anything serious.
The same poll ranked Netta 11th in the semi and Austria 12th in 2018.

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Dani

I personally think they are pretty spot on with it this year tbh. Replacing Azerbaijan with Romania, and it’s pretty much the 10 who I think should qualify and probably the order that I would qualify them too.

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

You know Malta is also in this semi . It would knock out all three songs tied on 9

Una
Una
2 months ago

My top favourites of today are: RUSSIA: the most innovative and original and creative and charismatic and energetic and witty and brave and complex entry. The best entry Russia has ever sent. Russia is followed by a small margin by three countries, in no particular order because it’s getting harder and harder to rank them: Norway for I am still in heaven practicing my vocal for 18 May enchanted by those beautiful colours. Lithuania for I am still dancing. It’s excellent. The performance is just perfect. Ukraine for I am still raving. Excellent graphics and colour palette. Followed by Croatia… Read more »

Doris
Doris
2 months ago

Dream qualifiers for SF1
-Russia
-Ukraine
-Cyprus
-Azerbaijan
-Ireland
-Belgium
-Croatia
-Lithuania
-Norway
-North Macedonia

Aeria
Aeria
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Ours almost match! I’d swap North Macedonia and Croatia out for Australia and Malta though

ESC 2021
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Dream on…

Danielito
Danielito
2 months ago

LOL @ Romania second right now on the poll!!

Stan
Stan
2 months ago

Belgium!

Darren
2 months ago

The Best:
Russia
Cyprus

The Worst:
Azerbaijan

The Most Improved:
Ireland

The Unsure:
Romania

The Indifferent:
Sweden
Norway

Sophia
Sophia
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I mostly agree. I would saw North Macedonia was the worst, but otherwise this makes sense to me. I voted for Russia and Cyprus as the best.

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Sophia

Nah personally I’d put North Macedonia in the indifferent category. Pretty much the same performance as the other day.
Personally I find Azerbaijan the worst in this semi, both song, and performance and I’d probably put it last if the final result was up to me. Where North Macedonia is being over dramatic, Azerbaijan is just being tacky. IMO

Dida
Dida
2 months ago

Some think Sweden deserves to stay in the semifinal, including myself. For over 30 years they keep sending same generic radio songs by pop artists, nothing new, nothing wow, nothing innovative. They only play it safe… They only pass the semifinal year by year only because they’re Sweden, and also because of Bjorkman mafia infiltrated in most of the national finals, and also in Eurovision organising. I was so happy and relieved to hear a 100% Dutch team is in charge this year, no more Bjorkman. It applies to Australia, too. They passed the semifinals all these years for No… Read more »

Eden
Eden
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

And then you ask people like you what their favorite eurovision performancd is and it’s something like fuego lmao

Sophia
Sophia
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

completely agree. I don’t think Australia will pass this year. Sweden still probably will but in a semi as strong as this, there are other countries I’d prefer to see who are borderline at this point, like Belgium or Ireland

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

For over 30 years?? Omg that’s a stupid comment!!

Agent 007
Agent 007
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Their last “original”/authentic song was in 2000. But even that was a Swedish schlager 🙂

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

Y’all say this then have fuego as your favorite eurovision performance.

Agent 007
Agent 007
2 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

If Sweden sent Fuego, it would’ve won.

Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

Did you watch the contest in the 80’s? I was a child and I watched. And I can tell you it was a completely different time when less countries sang in their own language and had a live orchestra. The music itself.. well it sounded like the 80’s. What seperated the entries was probobly mostly the language. The same went for the 70’s. And in the beginning of the 90’s was no different. And IMO the music in the 90’s nothing really stood out in ESC. Songs and countries sounded the same for a long time! Sweden became a great… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Milla
Milla
Milla
2 months ago
Reply to  Dida

And one more thing.. trends have been coming and going as well. I think it’s been pretty obvious over the last 10 years. This year the 80’s are back. Look at all these neon colours and all of these pop tracks! Cyprus, Malta, Azerbaijan, Australia, Denmark. Are they anything ORIGINAL? Still some of them are winners in people’s eyes. At least we have an awesome dark skinned boy, with a message and stage performance very much different from all of that neon and sexy dancing going on! People are completely blind!

Kristian
Kristian
2 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Milla we went blind cause of the lights in Sweden’s performance . Can you ask them to tone it down ?

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
2 months ago

I liked Russia, Croatia and Azerbaijan

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
2 months ago

romania azerbaijan cyprus macedonia.