The 16 acts competing in semi-final 2 of Eurovision 2023 have now had their second rehearsals. But who made the most of their time on stage?
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Eurovision 2023 semi-final 2 rehearsal roundup
Which semi-final 2 act had the best second rehearsal?
Who did you vote for? Which semi-final 2 act has surprised you the most following their rehearsal? Let us know in the comments below.
I put a big winner alert on Brunette. This girl has everything: a good song, she sings, she raps, she dances, a nice costume, a nice staging, and in addition charisma.
If she does not qualify, I don’t understand, I change my life and I will plant quinoa ?
This semi final is a tough call to see who will win it. It could be anyone and There might be a surprise winner that we’re not expecting.
I agree, this SF is up to a more surprising outcome. I think that we will not only have a surprise winner, but at least one surprise qualifier and non-qualifier
Yeah, anything can happen. That makes things really exciting.
Where is the video of the Big 5 + Ukraine second rehearsal?
Yeah, where the heck is it?
I don’t feel capable to predict who’s in or who’s out in either semi, but this one looks a bit more complicated for that than SF1. However, here’s my top for this SF 🙂
4. San Marino
It was hard for me to put them in order, but I can see at least a song that I liked missing out of the final in any case
It is not a prediction, more like a wishful thinking. Poland and Cyprus will qualify swimmingly, whatever you think abouy it, you better be realistic.
No, this isn’t a prediction, I meant (or at least that was my intention to) that this wasn’t a prediction, but the songs that I liked from the most to the least out of this SF
Even though I enjoy listening to their song, I know San Marino doesn’t stand a chance to make it through, given their tough direct competition, but I’m glad that they improved a lot and that –no matter their final result, they won’t leave with their arms crossed <3
I voted for Estonia someone needs to give Alika some love, she is amazing as a singer and the song has so much depth and meaning behind it. I hope she is not underestimated although with 100 % televoting class goes out of the window 🙁
more love for Poland pls, Blanka really is doing soo her best to try and silence her haters with a great performance, that staging looks MEGA MEGA fantastico summer vibes all over
San Marino deserves more love too, it is a well produced rock song for their standards and in a open semi like this, i think this could do better than we think, also quite a nice colorful dynamic staging
OT: The long-awaited full version of Sentimentai by the Queen of Europe, her majesty Monika Liu, is premiering! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVyWkBmPLPE
Cheaters out back vocal records ( Cyprus , Greece , Serbia , Israel and Poland )
Albania first you got bullied because of the family presence and now look at you everyone is supirsed in a good way and you had for me the best night presence well done . See you in the final well deserved ??
I hope Greece and vocal cheaters like Cyprus and Poland will flop.
You are perfectly correct, the one and only reason Cyprus is getting some support this year is that people find him attractive, that’s it, there’s absolutely no other reason why people would care at all about this generic plastic song straight from the factory otherwise, genuinely hope Lambrou flops big time too.
and then you dare come and call me crazy and then you blame an artist like the Cypriot, no, but I’m dreaming nonsense. troll.
He’s NOT an artist at all, he’s just a male model who mimes over the prerecorded backings, he’s just a con man.
Like Marco Mengoni and anyway, it’s a potential top 5/10, troll also.
Mengoni is actually an artist who can also sing, so no, not like Mengoni at all. If Cyprus somehow manages to even come close to the top 10 next week, the voters simply have to hang their heads in shame, such a completely undeserved result would be absolutely depressing.
Totally agree with to look good is not enough sorry but 0 points from me
Not only Cyprus but also Serbia and Israel they been using backvocals as well
Can we add plagiarist Armenia and nonesne lyrics Georgia to that list.
Why Greece though???….poor hatred
So you prefer good vocals with a trash song to a good song with trash vocals? Interesting choice.
Vocal ‘cheaters’? How is Cyprus cheating?
There always seems a weaker SF but when I watch it, I always find it more entertaining than the anticipated ‘better’ SF. Does that make sense?
I agree. Even though my favorite song is in SF1, I have more songs I like in SF2.
Well, maybe cause the outcome is pretty open unlike SF1 results, which looks quite locked instead.
Cyprus – love his voice! he can really sing!
Australia – it is soo cool’ love the car!
This are the most “stand out” performances of semi 2
I love both of those entries. Their staging really elevated them for me.
I am sorry, but Cyprus used too much support with back vocals in the performance. So actually he can sing but only with the support.
Why downvotes? I mean go and watch his 2nd rehearsal clip.
Same as Finland. He can’t sing or rap but he uses the vocal effects and backing track to fool the gullible eurofan base. Hope he doesn’t get anywhere near the victory as for me it would be the death of the contest – and don’t call me old fashioned cause I’m only 27.
You can be old fashioned at 27 and a master of trends at 45, actually. It’s all in your head.
Well what’s in my head is that Finland’s entry cannot sing at all plus he uses vocal effects to “amp up” his performance. Otherwise it would be as flat as a pancake
There’s no backing vocals AT ALL. It’s mainly reliant on his own voice.
Not “he can really sing” when he lipsyncs to the prerecorded vocals. I…
I voted for these two acts as well
I guess colour pallet for this years Eurovision is: pink, beige/nude, black, red, white, silver, green, orange and violet.
THE FACTS ARE:
1) Israel’s conflict may escalate
2) Sweden is fighting for its future in NATO
3) Norway is saving the continent with its oil reserves, after Russia cut its supplies
4) Poland is hosting 3 million Ukranian refugees.
That’s why it is almost inevitable that we will have a female winner this year, not to mention that the contest desperately need one, to avoid potential backlash, after so many years.
Turkey didn’t let them and Finland to join NATO as i remember ?
Finland is already in NATO.
How about recognising the talents of these female artists?
(Blanka… okay I will include her here.)
How about including Spain among the potential female winners? She’s more likely to win than Poland, certainly…
But the Catalonia crisis is over and Spain doesn’t really stand out from this particular viewpoint, unless there’s something I am not aware of.
So, you really expect that the winner will be decided by political choices as well as the song itself? Like last year?
I think it will be something like 40% the song, 60% other factors.
Catalonians are the cringiest people I’ve ever met
Is Power by Diljá a Christian song? It sounds like it.
She did say in an interview she sings in her church, and the lyrics of Power are very much in the style of Christian contemporary music. And then she also said she wanted to sing in English and not in Icelandic because she wanted the message of her song to reach as many people as possible.
It’s not… it’s about taking your own power back after an abusive/toxic relationship.
It is about what you want it to be about… To Diljá it is about her inner struggles with anxiety and taking control over it and not letting it have the power over you 🙂
Lisa Andreas and Sebnem Paker was 16 as well. That is not an excuse !!
As a Frenchman, I don’t want to see her win because the song is too basic, generic and hyper cliche of Parisian bohemian song and Europeans believe that this is the only thing that represents France while no, others popular styles in my country can be represented (electro, rap)!! Finland and Spain are much more original!
Sweden is the same as France but I prefer Sweden because it is less arrogant.
You’re sick Roro and it’s not the first time that you prove that, chill, bye.
So we can no longer give our opinion, our opinion? you should follow yours you are sick because not respectful of the opinions of others. So go chill bye
he says as he criticizes other countries and performances so before you speak go see yourself in the mirror.
So you blame La Zarra for other Europeans being narrow-minded and only feeding into stereotypes, are you mad?
but you stop there and what I CAN EXPRESS ok ??? It’s my opinion !!!!
Last year, we tried a different style and it didn’t work because Europeans expect and think that France is just Parisian chic bohemian songs, it’s absurd!
Yes, I agree that it’s absurd and I felt bad for Alvan et Ahez, Fulenn is one of my favorite French entries ever and I also voted for it at ESC, but that’s not La Zarra’s fault and it doesn’t mean that you should just undermine this year’s entry because of that.
I don’t like, and I say it, I dare say that I don’t like it’s not a crime. You discredit Cyprus well and we say nothing to you so it’s the same.
you criticize a lot of other countries like Sweden and we don’t say anything to you so shut up a bit
Where were you in 2008 when we tried electro by sending Sébastien Tellier? Admittedly, “Divine” failed in the competition, but after that it made a long way, it even topped the sales charts in Japan and the United States.
And rap, there was in “King” by Bilal Hassani four years ago.
And yeah, come on, you’ll survive, a little herbal tea and off to bed.
the eurofans who complain about Sweden when a few months ago everyone was saying good things and now many (not all of them thankfully!) have turned their backs saying it’s overrated or because it’s the winner from 2012 … In that case, why didn’t she win the Swedish selection in 2017?? why Rybak in 2018 finished 15th when he won in 2009?? Arguments that therefore do not hold water, especially since she won the OGAE so that makes me laugh a little!!! People change their minds like they change thongs! I hope to see them win, but my favorite remains… Read more »
OGAE winners almost never win Eurovision.
Yes but it’s the tastes of eurofans and now, Sweden it’s a boring song for some people it’s crazy.
A serious question….
We have three bands and a lady at a piano in this semi. Why is there no outcry that they are not playing their instruments?
Occassionally people do complain, but it’s a long-standing rule (since the turn of the century) because the backing tracks could clash with live instruments. Only flawless performers could make it seamless. All it takes is a second of mismatched note, and it could feel off. As it is, vocalists can get off key at times, but with both the backing track and live instruments on stage, off key moments could happen instrumentally too. A lot.
This is supposed to be biggest music show in the world. If there was a place where they could do it would be here. The need to get rid of pre-recorded backing vocals and allow playing live instruments.
That just reminded it of Emma Muscat last year who started off playing the piano and then gets on top of it and begins to dance and you could still hear the piano playing in the background lmao
This is my big problem. If, as an audience, we are interested in an authentic live performance, then we should insist on the whole thing being performed live. If this is about the best presentation of a whole package for entertainment purposes, then I really don’t have a problem with a vocalist using whatever support they want to present their song in the best way – that’s want the pianist, guitarist, drummer, flautist, etc, etc, etc is doing. My personal preference would be that everything is live. But that’s not going to happen, so please let’s just enjoy the presentation… Read more »
At the very least all vocals should be live, so we don’t get things like bejba qualifying.
I don’t have a problem with Blanka qualifying and I don’t understand why anyone has a problem with her qualifying. Seems a bit like double standards to me.
I feel like I often hear two very opposite opinions on the vocals:
a) dissecting tiniest vocal imperfections
b) disregarding vocals altogether, because it’s a song contest
I’m somewhere in between. Vocals shouldn’t be the primary issue, but outliers (whether good or bad ones) should get a notch up or down in ranking.
I only wish this would apply to other artists’ performances as well. Who knows whether Maneskin are terrible guitar players?
They are not, because they previously performed in Sanremo, which uses live orchestra. But I understand your point.
I think everything should be live. The reason backing vocals irritates me more is because I just assume everybody already knows that the instruments are not live. Nobody seriously thinks these people are actually playing… right? Whereas I definitely feel that fake vocals are more of a con.
In other words, either completely fake or completely real. One or the other, so people can know what’s what.
I am with you Jonas. It only irritates me when we get “Blanka can’t sing, it’s awful” and then in the next sentence the same person says “what a great performance by Joker Out / Voyager”
My predicted ten qualifiers:
I predict these are out:
As for my personal favorites:
I really want to see these five ladies in the finals. 🙂
I hope you’re right. I’d prefer Iceland or Albania over Poland but I’m trying to face the truth and prepare myself to hear Bejba on Saturday night.
Both Dilja and Albina are much better singers than Blanka (even if she did work on her vocals a bit, so credit where credit’s due). It’s that Bejba is the *only* ”slay queen” song of semi 2, and some people really gravitate towards that. I firmly expect for Israel and Norway to take most of those points in the finals, but they aren’t in semi 2.
I would be genuinely shocked if Lithuania didn’t make it. Like stunned.
Estonia’s the most likely casualty of your qualifiers. I think you’ve probably got the other nine correct. I think Albania qualifies over Estonia.
That’s also a likely outcome, as Estonia is early in the draw, while both Lithuania and Albania are later on. It’s obviously an unpopular opinion to have, but between Estonia and Lithuania, if there’s one song I find average, but elevated by vocals, it’s actually Lithuania. The ”ciuto tuto” parts are very lovely, but other than that, I don’t find the whole composition that memorable. And I’m fully aware in the minority here. 🙂
I get what you say. In fact I can see Lithuania easily out while Denmark sneaks in. Full televote and lots of genzies voting with their apps. Lithuania is nice but I can’t imagine a particular reason to pick it up amongst the crowd.
I have a strong feeling Albania will qualify. I would have the exact same prediction as you with Albania I’m Belgium’s place right now. Poland can go through but it’s still really borderline I think. I am afraid about Armenia. I agree with the 4 songs you have as definite NQs. I will rethink most of it as we are nearing towards SF 2 because now I am focusing on my SF 1 predictions 🙂
I still think the qualities and the vocals divide quite much among the entries. Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Austria, Slovenia, Australia, and probably Lithuania stand out quite much. I love Estonia and Iceland, both in terms of their vocals and performance, but I can hardly get why they are so underrated/unpopular among the wiwi polls. On the other hand, Victor (Greece) seems not very experienced. It seems even his body itself feels not so comfortable. Formerly, I regard him as a contestant against Cyprus (and Switzerland in SF1), as they have songs of a similar kind. But in terms of the… Read more »
Choosing 10 songs to qualify from this Semi feels so wrong and unfair, because there’s barely 5 that deserve to qualify. :/ I personality enjoyed Albania, Austria and Poland’s rehearsals the most. Australia is also putting quite a show. Worth mentioning Armenia and Georgia, even though I personally expected something different from Georgia, something more dramatic and effective.
Struggle to pick ten entries from Semi 2 that I think we ought to see in the final: Estonia, Australia, Armenia, Georgia, Belgium, Slovenia. (And that’s right – not Austria – I don’t get it!)
Estonia will not qualify. No chances.
Just scrolled through the top voted comments, and I disagree with most of them. My own opinion, Albania which I disliked a lot, was a huge surprise! Austria are ok, don’t compare the staging to music video, it didn’t lose its charm for me. Slovenia will win this semi
if outstanding singing skills still count something,estonia has to be in the great final.
alika/bridges on stage is magical in every way.
timeless music art!
Totally agree but apparently people prefer to reward a girl who is lip syncing her bland song.
The EBU needs to stop letting artist have “backing” vocals. The pandemic is over, there is no reason they can’t bring backing vocalists anymore and nowadays the artists are just lip syncing
Yes completely agree, thats why I don’t want Finland getting anywhere near to winning. It would be the death of the contest. Too many vocal effects + in the “singing” part he sounds like a robot
I agree but they are not going to go back. We are getting entries like this because of the changes they made. We’ll have an entirely lip-synched winner before 2030, and soon after that all entries will be TikTok in length.
To be fair, artists would just lip-sync to the live vocals instead of prerecorded.
Armenia and Albania were by far the best imo. Although Cyprus was the biggest surprise with the amazing live vocals. I believe we will see all three of these acts in the final
He used playback recoded vocals
Albania ?? ?? ??
to think, if georgia kept their song in georgian we would have had a geniune competitive winner candidate. its very, very, good, but i just can’t see a song with lyrics like ‘we are better way, we are better day now’ winning.
slovenia lead vocals seem a bit unsupported but theyre doing everything right
albania my biggest surprise omg that was powerful
and bejba…. unfortunately….. somehow managed to be one of the least embarrassing of the lot (altho we will have to wait to see the full dance break)
also: belgium is incredible. so underrated
you mean the fashion things?
Why would Slovenia require vocal support when many artists already leverage backing vocals to their advantage?
Although this practice may not always be acceptable, it’s commendable that the lead singer relies solely on his own voice, which demonstrates his vocal ability without relying on additional vocal support.
Sure qualifiers: Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Austria, Lithuania, Australia
NQ: Romania, Greece, San Marino
Fate unknown: Denmark, Estonia, Belgium, Iceland (probably out), Poland, Slovenia (probably in), Albania
Austria sadly has very bad stageing. It kills the song. They will not get a top 15 now.
Armenia has 205 votes at 1.30 AM (CET) 6.5.2023, let’s see if they’ll once again jump to 3,7k all of a sudden.
I liked Armenia, Albania, Belgium, Australia, Lithuania, Iceland, Estonia, Georgia and Slovenia. Poland and Cyprus good songs, and pretty cool stagings but the prerecorded backing vocals are too present in their performances. Greece, Victor seems a bit lost in all this smoke, he was among my favs, and I’m a bit disappointed but let’s see the final product. Denmark, nice staging, nice color, but the singer lacks of energy. Austria, again the singers lack of energy, the staging is cool though. San Marino, very nice staging, the singer can sing for sure, but the song is not kind of music.… Read more »
Austria lack of energy, its only 30 seconds of rehearsal pfffff you are sick like me, chill bye
I’m so impressed by Iceland – her stage presence and vocals are off the charts. As for Poland – it’s a shame to see lip-sync, cheap effects and Chanel wannabe
This looks like a J-Lo wannabe, not a Chanel one.
I’m super surprised to see Iceland being predicted not to qualify…
Ok controversial opinion : how it is that bejba fills the whole stage and for all others this looks like an empty spaceship? Greece and Icelands looks awful
bejba fills the stage with pyrotechnics and special effect, Greece and Iceland focus on a singer – at least that’s my observation
She fills the stage with her slayage and is dancing her way into the TOP10 of the GF.
Aw, bless. That gave me the first chuckle of the day!
Qualify? Well, since many here seem to have ruined their chances with staging and /or vocals – she might. Unless they get their act (pun intended) together.
But no way is she making a dent in the GF.
Bejba fans are a different breed
I mean let’s be honest here. Bejba fills the stage with pyro only.
(For example), the juxtaposition of Blanka’s stage presence and Joker Out’s electric energy and charisma is like comparing a soggy slice of bread to a fresh-out-of-the-oven pizza. The transition between these two acts is just…unbelievable.
The more i listen to Austria’s song, the more bored it makes me.
Who the h3ll is responsible for Austria’s staging? It’s lost its charm at this point…
Somehow, and i don’t know how, Marvin Dietmann
Did he not see the music video? They could have taken any element from there and ran with it. And where is the dance?
This saddens me. Love the song but I think they threw away any outside chance they had of winning with this staging. This does not seem a “package”. Too busy trying to look “cool” for some reason I suspect.
They did not include the dance so that the girls can sing the song perfectly. If they were to dance, some vocal issues might appear.
They could still have used LEDs – and they don’t sing all the time, surely they could prance around a bit with limp wrists. Ideally wearing fake mustaches.
It’s a shame. I still love the song but I was hoping they had an outside shot. Now that seems quite unlikely.
Good news for Finland I guess.
The World Health Organization has now declared the global Covid emergency over.
What’s the excuse for the recorded vocals now, EBU?
The cost of hiring live singers. Probably.
As an excuse? Yes. As an actual real reason? No.
Wouldn’t you be hiring singers to record backing vocals for the playback track anyway?
A lot of the time it’s the main performer also doing their own backing vocals, which is maybe the worst part of the whole thing.
Delegations pay for the backing singers, not EBU, so that cannot be the cause.
Well, they can’t backtrack now this close to the contest. We’ll see if that rule will change for next year.
It’s not going to change, Jonas, and you know it.
Not even if I wrote a strongly worded letter?
How strong can you word it?
I might need to draft in some help. Picket action is another option.
Well, conscription was reinstated in 2017, so draft away…
Wow Georgia! 🙂 I also liked Cyprus’s waterfall and top tier vocals. Armenia came across very well to me. Those with work to do are: Greece (oh nooo), Lithuania (that awful dress), Romania (why make it raw when it can be sexy?), and Slovenia (not endearing enough). On the funny side, Albania and Poland look like they will inspire a lot of memes, Australia are wonderfully over-the-top and San Marino literally provided almost 30 seconds of painfully high vocals in their clip – ouch. Oh, and Denmark forgot to patch a hole in Reiley’s outfit. 🙂 I’m a bit worried… Read more »
To me, Estonia is devoid of any emotion and there bland – but very well sung.
I had it down as a non-qualifier but given how many seem to have seemingly failed in their stage presentations, I could see it comfortably qualifying at this point. Even without juries… some people voting still think it’s a singing competition anyway.
I’m starting to feel I’m the only one who truly enjoyed Austria’s staging and overall rehearsal… They do look a little tired, but I’m not worried about that at all. I’m sure they will do just great at the live show.
The stage version is okay on its own. The only trouble is that the video was so super good in comparison, but I’m assuming most casual viewers won’t have seen the video?
I actually don’t like the music video, but that’s just my (maybe unpopular) opinion. Regardless, yes, casual viewers might not have seen the video, so that may not be an issue.
The trouble for me is that they’re trying to be plain old “serious pop stars” but have lost all the fun with those severe color choices.
I had hoped we’d maybe see some adapted projections from the video to help tell the story.
Some thoughts: – Denmark: The staging and Reiley’s outfit are very cute. I’m still missing more energy from him, though. – Armenia: It’s looking gorgeous. I imagine (and hope) the staging will progress with the different moments of the song and that she’ll leave the prop eventually. – Romania: The images on the leds are… a choice. Theodor is a great performer, but the presentation isn’t helping a song that’s already too niche to qualify. – Estonia: Everything’s looking good here, even if predictable. I’m not as sure about her qualifying as I’ve been before rehearsals, but she’ll look the… Read more »
I only disagree on one point: Lithuania. The colour of that dress I find very unattractive. Barbara Dex territory. Just me?
Nah, that’s nothing compared to that hideous, black and blue tutu dress the Actually won lithuania the Barbara dex award in 2014.
At least Lithuania has won something.
Okay, I’ll give you that. ?
The question mark was meant to be a smiley by the way.
Hopefully Lithuania win something more substantial soon!
For some reason, her dress turned out to be very divisive. 😀 I like it, though it would be better if it was darker, like in PIN’s final. It would give a better contrast to her skin tone.
Since we got there, my list of the best dressed in this year’s contest so far: TVORCHI, Blanca Paloma, TuralTuranX, Pasha Parfeni, Brunette and Alika.
No honourable mention for Gustaph?
I love Gustaph, but those pants are a little too much for me! 😀 i dig the hat though.
Oh, and I want to see more from La Zarra’s outfit.
I think it’s safe to put La Zarra on the list already.
If she’s not one of the best dressed, I’d be shocked!
Am I the only one why preferred Blanca’s NF outfit? Not sure about that top they put her in. Looks stiff and uncomfortable – and a little distracting.
Also, I kind of hate the AZB styling choices. They look silly rather than cool.
No. People also keep referring to it as gold. It’s orange.
It’s amber, not orange. Amber is deep ingrained into Lithuanian culture
That’s great. It’s mostly semantics though. Give it any fancy name you like… but it looks orange to me.
Iru for Georgia looks absolutely stunning, I love it.
I agree with the others who are complaining about the backing vocals, I don’t mind them in smaller amounts but for some of these acts they completely overpower the song. Blanka’s backing vocals are basically singing the entire song for her, and they completely overpower the vocals for Cyprus. They need to be way toned down IMO.
I forgot to add that Reiley for Denmark does not sound good at all. It’s pretty clear that everything that is good about the song was artificially produced in the studio.
This new rule allowing too much pre-recorded vocals indeed needs to go away ASAP. I hope jurors will pay attention to who’s hiding behind them.
These pre-recorded backing vocals are really getting out of hand. Especially with Cyprus it sounds like Andrew is just singing over the studio version. The clip from Lithuania shows how much live backing vocals add to the performance.
Also Albania really improved their chances of qualifying.
Albania was the best no recordings all with live vocals , custome super elegant , staging amazing and song growed on me ??
I don’t really know who was the best but I know who I want to see in or out among the countries that will fight for the last spots.
Belgium and Estonia should definitely be in. Greece and Denmark out. As for Poland it would be a complete shame to see a lip syncing performance in final (based on the 30s clip) but I’m preparing myself for it.
I’m sure it will be loved beyond the bones.
Considering how much this site loves Drag Race, I would summarize the part 3 rehearsals with the wise words of Tatianna: “we all make choices, but that was a choice“
My thoughts once again haven’t changed really from the first rehearsals. Some more observations: ARMENIA: The staging looks promising but I can’t fully judge it until I see the rap part live. I also would prefer if the projections were a bit less colorful. I hope it lives up to my expectations. ESTONIA: I can’t understand why it’s falling in the odds since I find the staging to be really nice. The blue colors of the projections match perfectly with the dress and the vocals are great. I hope Estonia qualifies. It’s not the best song but it’s good. Cyprus… Read more »
Forgot to talk about Austria. I am a bit underwhelmed to be honest. The background seems too distracting and the whole thing isn’t working as it should: the satiricsl effect of the song doesn’t translate as good as it could and I am afraid people won’t get it. I think as of now, Austria is may not finish as high in the final as we thought.
These were disappointing.
Did Greece voluntarily select these 30 seconds? Really?
Is Blanka seriously not singing her own song?
With Austria, which is one of my favourite songs, I was worried when I heard the studio version that the “Poe, Poe…” part will not sound good live. It does not sound good live.
I think Albania is incredibly funny, I really love them. Probably my favourite in this semi, seriously.
If that’s the best 30 seconds they can show off as a sneak preview, I would be worried for Greece.
How is Albania funny? Just curious.
They are just a really cute family and sidorela (one of the sisters) is low key iconic and mothering XD . I really enjoyed Albanias staging and whole stage presence in general. They have some amazing voices!
Oh, I guess you meant they are fun (and I totally agree!). I really hope they qualify.
(And by “you” I meant the person who wrote the original comment, lol.)
Idk, something about Albina having her real actual family on stage, fistpumping and chanting Duje Duje makes me laugh. In an entirely good way. I guess it’s because they look like normal people, not superstars.
Same here Albania was for me the best everything worked for me like really everything and live singing with high notes .
Definitely a few who really helped themselves but, all I’m going to say, is that the prediction I made of Cyprus being a top ten jury vote a week or so ago is starting to look quite inspired if I may say so myself. I also really want to praise San Marino if nobody else is going to because, in spite of the song, they have actually managed to look like they belong on the Eurovision stage and have made a fantastic effort to be at least somewhat competitive. They can be proud of themselves. Georgia, Armenia and Albania all… Read more »