Eurovision 2023 may be over, but the analysis of the results has only just begun. The EBU have now revealed the full results for semi-final two.
Australia’s Voyager came out on top of semi-final two. Meanwhile Iceland’s Diljá finished unlucky 11th and just missed out on a qualification place.
The rankings below comes solely from the public vote.
Eurovision 2023 semi-final two results
- Australia: Voyager – “Promise” (149 points)
- Austria: Teya & Salena – “Who The Hell Is Edgar?” (137 points)
- Poland: Blanka – “Solo” (124 points)
- Lithuania: Monika Linkyte – “Stay” (110 points)
- Slovenia: Joker Out – “Carpe Diem” (103 points)
- Armenia: Brunette – “Future Lover” (99 points)
- Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou – “Break a Broken Heart” (94 points)
- Belgium: Gustaph – “Because of You” (90 points)
- Albania: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – “Duje” (83 points)
- Estonia: Alika – “Bridges” (74 points)
- Iceland: Diljá – “Power” (44 points)
- Georgia: Iru – “Echo” (33 points)
- Greece: Victor Vernicos – “What They Say” (14 points)
- Denmark: Reiley – “Breaking My Heart” (6 points)
- Romania: Theodor Andrei – “D.G.T. (Off And On)” (0 points)
- San Marino: Piqued Jacks – “Like An Animal” (0 points)
What do you make of the results? What surprises you? Let us know down below!
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OK, I was checking the Eurovision 2023 wiki page and there’s something confusing me. Initially, San Marino was ranked last in semifinal two with Romania above it because it performed earlier, but now Romania is the last place finisher. I thought the tiebreaker rules when two countries get zero points, the country that performs later is last place. I don’t get it.
Everyone can edit Wikipedia
True, but I took a check on the official eurovision site for the overall results and it looks like they placed Romania in last place overall.
Australia asked “have you even done anything like this before?” the answer was, “Yes!”
the use of a road with streetlights was straight out of their first official entry in 2015. Guy Sebastian had a moving road with street lights. As this is their final appearance under the current invitation period, was this an Homage to the beginning?
Poland ranking 3rd… when will the horror end?
And Romania & San Marino not even getting a single point. Looks like the EBU’s not done with me 🙁
That’s the power of televote, people opinion is matters than jury.
Stop and respect Queen Blanka
How can Australia win the public vote in SF2 and then only have 21 points in the final. This doesn’t feel right… Something is fishy…
Most of the favorites were in SF1, so it is not surprising to see that those who did well in SF2 did not get as much support in the Grand Final. I do belive there were some fishy going-ons in the voting, but this isn’t one of them.
The Rest of the World vote will definitely benefit countries with a large diaspora. Greece, Armenia, Georgia, Albania, Poland, Moldova to name a few…
Georgia has a diaspora? I find that unbelievable.
Yeah. Which is why Poland didn’t get a single vote from RotW.
Ireland has one of the largest diasporas in the world, I guarantee you they won’t get a single ROTW vote. It comes down to the song, not the country or diaspora.
Semi Final 2 countries ranking in Grand Final by the televote:
(rank in semi final)
1) Poland – 81 (3)
2) Albania – 59 (9)
3) Cyprus – 58 (7)
4) Belgium – 55 (8)
5) Armenia – 53 (6)
6) Lithuania – 46 (4)
7) Slovenia – 45 (5)
8) Estonia – 22 (10)
9) Australia – 21 (1)
10) Austria – 16 (2)
I’m still a little stunned the Lithuania didn’t do as well in the televote because that’s usually its strength. I think if it had more televote points, it would’ve squeaked into the top 10 at 10th, but I’m still proud of it. Anyway 11th place is actually very good considering that I had predicted it would be 14th through 16th at best.
A huge chunk of the diaspora came home recently, haha
Super clear that running order absolutely impacts results.
To have a masterpiece like Estonia barely making it to the final says a lot. If the televote rules are to stay, get ready for a lot of Kaarija and Noa Kirel wannabes in 2024 i.e. might as well call it Eurovision Circus Contest.
That’s why I’m stepping aside of ESC, both the televote and juries left a lot to be desired and rewarded mediocrity (though Finland deserved the win imo, it was just so bonkers and genuine it worked out), and it’ll get worse next year
Masterpiece? Now that’s a stretch.
I agree. While the girl is an amazing singer, the song was just meh. It was my personal last in the final and a NQ in the semi.
By eurovision standards, yes it was a masterpiece – orchestration, melodies and harmonies that anyone with even a basic musical background can tell were created by someone who is musically trained and talented, not a computer programmer, similar to Slovenia 2011.
Estonia 10th in semifinal and 8th in the final ? Really ? Say thank you to the Jury. Shame EBU, SHAME!
and that is why we need the jury
Thank god Jury still there with us.
It’s why we need juries, because fools don’t have any music knowledge and would vote for garbage like Poland. Estonia totally deserved a top 10 spot. Thank you juries
Australia winning the televote in the European-centered competition is a good news! They were excellent on stage, and they closed the semi with a bang! Also, Austria being second is expected and fantastic. I wish that same luck served them in the finals too. I guess the draw was just unlucky.
Draw? What draw?
1st in the running order in GF.
You can’t really call it a draw when the spot was assigned to them by the producers of the show….
In future Ukraine start with minimum 150 points from televote in final
They were my last place this year. The only song and performance where I didn’t like a single thing. Still high score ffs
Good, always quality entries.
Melovin and Tvorchi say hi…
Because Ukrainians moved all across Europe and they hold televoting in their hands
Denmark got 6 points. Is it known from where? I don’t want to sound harsh, but I wouldn’t be surprised if all 6 were from Iceland because he is Faroese. Otherwise, that song + performance was my 37th this year. Sorry, Reiley. All the best to you as a person, and in future projects, but this was just not it…
I checked and… yeah… The power of nepotism saves Denmark from well-deserved shared three-way 0-tie in the end.
If Spain and/or the UK gave Romania points as they often did in the past, major criticism would have ensued. Denmark can get points from Iceland like lollies and few people will care.
No country is immune from that, I’m afraid. I checked the 2011 semi results, and Serbia gave Croatia (my country) 12 points! Twelve. Effin. Points. For the trainwreck called Celebrate. Go figure, it was Serbia and not Malta or Estonia. God knows why… 😉
all 6 points were from iceland 🙂
Okay I’ve seen it all with Poland at 3rd… It was the cheapest performance of this edition with every possible visual effect on screen to try to cover the fact that it was a complete rubbish of a song paired with a bland performer.
The combination of a beautiful woman who feels self-aware and doesn’t take herself too seriously, very catchy summery hook, being only uptempo female-sung entry in the semi, and diaspora voting.
From TVP rigging the whole thing, to diaspora voting, to the homophobia, to the ridiculous behaviour of Poles online, they should be thrown out of Eurovision until they learn how to behave properly.
At every opportunity I get to screw over a Pole (and I come into contact with a lot of them), I will be taking it. All of that because none of you could behave like normal human beings. Enjoy “Bejba”.
Wow, how is this hateful comment even allowed? So, you are going to take an opportunity to ‘screw over’ every single representative of a nation over a Eurovision song/drama? Who behaves not so normal here…?
So basically “i hate Poland and i’m proud of it”
To be honest, Poland wasn’t a country I even thought about until I’ve seen with my own eyes Polish behaviour this edition of ESC.
You people don’t care about quality, you don’t care about the truth of your entry being trash, you’ll vote for it anyway, you’ll happily encourage the corruption of your own broadcaster and try to corrupt the outcome of a European institution and then deny that you’re doing it. Russian behaviour.
You expect the help of the West but you don’t think like us. As far as I’m concerned, you can deal with Putin on your own.
??? i think it’d be best if you took a break from the internet my friend, you’re too pressed on too small of an issue, you’re turning the bad apples in a bunch into a reason to hate people of a certain ethnic group. It’s a song contest.. it’s such a small issue.. you really don’t have more important matters to attend to offline? If this is your biggest problem in your life, you should count your blessings
Sorry Where are you from and who hurt you so much that you have so much bitterness and hatred in your heart??
Diljá Pétursdóttir , you definitely made me proud.
Afram Island! Bring Dadi Freyr back! 🙂
There are probably over 100 signs this year that Eurovision was rigged and here are a few: – Greece getting only 14 points in the televoting, with 0 points from Albania (unprecedented) and another 0 from Denmark (Victor is Danish), it was expected that both of these countries would give Greece 12 points. They also got 0 points from other frequent voting allies such as Romania or Georgia – Slovenia got triple 12 points in the Semi Final, in the final, Spain’s 12 evaporated completely, while Poland and Romania’s just barely remained at a mere 2 – Finland being the… Read more »
You are overthinking it. Surprising results are nothing new in Eurovision. That being said, I’d prefer Finland winning too and I’m not sure if Sweden winning wasn’t somehow rigged.
Audiences are lower in semi…
People just valued song/performances over politics this year.
as a Dane i would never vote for anyone just because they are Danish lol. my family said greece was bad, so being danish doesn’t mean anything
I’m talking as a Spanish eurofan who voted for Slovenia both in the semifinal and in the final (there together with my vote for Finland): the semifinal is followed mainly by eurofans here. Spanish eurofans adore Joker Out, they did such a good Eurovision season here, with lots of messages in Spanish in social media, as Bojan speaks very well, for example. I am sure the eurofans voted for them in the final also, they were 12th, BUT the difference is that in the final there is a lot of general public voting. The general public don’t know that Joker… Read more »
Poland getting more points than Slovenia is information that I don’t even know how to process.
I don’t understand the hype around Slovenia, it was boring and didn’t have anything special in it. Blanka at least stood out, even if not in the greatest way. Her final performance was flawless though.
They played their own instruments on a fantastic, British-type rock song that they wrote themselves. They gave an excellent performance that was filled with charisma.
Blanka is an instagram model with a wealthy father. The song is for the most basic, unintelligent audience. She cannot sing, her personality is from the depths of Hell and she got there by stealing the NF from someone much more talented after mobilising the well-known Polish homophobia against him.
Disliking all of that is the bare minimum for me to spend my time responding to anyone.
I’ll tell you how I see it. I am Polish. I wasn’t happy when she won the NF neither. In all fairness though, the song itself is not bad. It’s not a piece of art, but in its own category of summer bops, it’s pretty good. It’s one of just a few songs these year that people could actually sing along to. I absolutely do not believe that Blanka herself was involved in the NF drama in any way. If anything, it would happen behind her back (her label bribed?). Nobody would risk it to tell her what was going… Read more »
EDIT: it was an Instagram comment, I realized it couldn’t have been twitter post, as they are short ? The comment was very long and it praised Blanka. There was a single statement about Jann at the end of it.
Maybe people found that song is better than Slovenia? Isn’t is people here prefer Televote than jury? Yes that’s what people choice.
Polish people in foreign countries maybe. Not anyone else.
Ignore this guy. This is what he said earlier.
“At every opportunity I get to screw over a Pole (and I come into contact with a lot of them), I will be taking it.”
He hates Poland in general
OMG from a previous post i have just watched back the public votes and La Zarra gives the middle finger to the camera on receiving her points. How undignified and what a sore loser
At around the 5-minute mark in the video on the official channel.
If you need more assurance, the Australian commentators were talking about celebrating in Stockholm next year before being effectively told not to announce next year. And the team have dodged every question because they’re not getting ahead of fee negotiations.
But with the support of the dedicated fans (but not wider Europe) EBU are happy for someone to pick up part of the gap with Russia’s participation fee. SBS has had some budget cuts and a new head but are in too since Asiavision isn’t happening (which was the contingency on the 5 year provision).
I can assure you that even if it was rigged, no team would have known about it.
she got 50 points from the televoting, it’s a decent score. Albania was 10th with just 59
Albania was 9th, Estonia was 10th
To me it was very iconic.
Yall too sensitive.
Not only iconic, it was also relatable. Her reaction became a meme to show ppl’s reactions last night
Classic bitch face xD
Also what happend with her slick hair..?
The only sore loser here is CCC’s stan wbk, plus they deserved that finger for letting France flop.
Finland was first in the semi and received the best possible spot in the final, Austria went second and got the worst.
How is this possible?
Producers don’t know the results. The runnig order is in fact made by the bookmakers now.
In 2021 Malta won the semi and they were first in the odds, then made to sing 6th in the final.
When shall we find out about Australia’s status??
Australian delegation has quietly confirmed they’ll be back. Nothing to worry about.
Australia’s 2023: 1. song, 2. semi-final result, 3. reaction at the first 12 points in the GF, 4. more happiness at further 12 juriy point, 5. winning the second semi-final, 6. final top 10 result and 7. Australia’s return (I’m taking your word for it) are among my happy outcomes of Eurovision 2023. Promise you’ll rock on Australia!!! Voyager <3
What hurt Iceland: That repeating Chorus. Also it’s meant to be a serious song, yet the performance was… not?
What hurt Georgia: Not sure, actually. Any ideas? It might have been the lyrics.
What hurt Greece: The anxiety was uncomfortable to watch. (Plus, what was that outfit?)
What hurt Denmark: Mainly the running order. The sound wasn’t great either, and the ultra close camera angles made Reiley look like a giant at times, haha.
What hurt Romania: I’m not allowed to say, but you can probably tell.
What hurt San Marino: The concept of the song was unpalatable.
What could have hurt Georgia is that it came across as very repetitive in the live performance. In the video, all the different outfits and the dancers gave a little more structure to a song that repeats its chorus fairly often.
Reiley mainly didn’t qualify because of the vocal performance, I think. Nobody in semi 2 had similar vocal issues, not even Victor.
Iceland – Song with a weak hook, paired with a dark staging. Her energy was great, though, and so were her vocals.
Georgia – As Tibor says, probably the staging didn’t change enough, and it was all white with shadows. Otherwise, a top notch song!
Greece – Nervous performance, production of the entry.
Denmark – Everything. Annoying song, poor vocals, bad running order.
Romania – Messy staging, directionless story-telling, bad running order.
San Marino – Dated song, poor production quality, lyrics.
My opinion only.
The problem is about critising ‘repetition’ is that it COULD go the other way – if a song is too avant garde then the song will not be so memorable in terms of a chorus with a good hook. That is why Iceland repeated the same lines over and over and it looks like they were SO close!
I think echo was a song hard to connect with, they relied to much on her vocals but people won’t vote just for that
I think slow songs in that semi hurt georgia’a chance.
It’s interesting that the acts performing last in both semi-finals won the televote. Both Voyager and Käärijä deserved to win (especially in a televote only voting) but I think it’s supporting the argument about running order being a determining factor, especially for the televote.
Completely what I expected, here. I feel so bad for Theodor, but I’m sure he’ll have a great career after this.
Estonia almost dropping out just shows that juries are needed in semifinals too.
30 points difference isn’t even close to almost
It is since she came 10th in the semi but 8th in the final.
She had better result in final. This is true. She almost dropped out in semi final. This is false.
Well, she was close to it since she was 10th no one else was closer to dropping out.
She was closer than 9th place but she wasn’t close. She had almost twice as many points as 11th spot
Estonia do not have a radio and audience friendly. Fact! Personaly I prefered Ollie as winner of the National Final. Jury supported Estonia as they could. Shame.
I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, considering they were among the worst songs of this year‘s contest, but I have never seen two countries get zero points in a semifinal before.
Well, that was a big failure for Greece! Only 14 points, 12 of which coming from Cyprus. It’s the worst performance in a semi-final, even Argo back in 2016 got 22 points from the televote.
Let’s hope ERT makes some better choices next year…
Maybe don’t rig selection xd
That’s ok! It was a decent song and Victor did his best. No need to get upset. Greece has had Top-10 places after the pandemic. Sometimes a failure is needed to reevaluate things and experiment in another way.
The results show again: runningorder matters! I can’t understand why EBU doesn’t at least try to neutrolize this advantage with the recap from last to first. They did this for instance in 2003 when Turkey won,- from slot nr 4 !
Detailed breakdowns of all the semi’s show that running order doesn’t matter as much for qualifying. Early slots came through as much as later slots. Besides 16 countries in a semi is a lot less than 26 in the final.
Austria was so underrated in general… 🙁
Bad staging, sing out of tune and lacking energy
Yes, I felt they were going to be Top-5. Superb song and performance. Now, I start thinking that songs with a specific concept (translated well in a music video) may not necessarily do well. Austria 2023, Malta 2021 (Destiny).
Oh right. Poland took 10th place from Georgia, right? That’s what I’ve heard here
And first place from Spain in the final xD
I love how they always vocal in something they don’t know.
There’s not much to argue with here, people had a clear top ten, and that’s always better to see than someone missing out by just a few measly points like in semi 1. Other than that, these results prove that a backing track polished up to the max can get you far – not all the way to the top, but far enough to comfortably qualify.
Both Austria and Australia were so early on the final, in their part. Austria first, but they were second in semi. Not fair at all… Finland won the semi, but got the latest spot in first part of the final. I want back the era when the spots were given by the luck.
It was obvious Poland wasn’t singing parts live, heavily dubbed backing track
This rule needs to be looked at.
Same for Cyprus, sometimes I heard a second guy singing in the high notes. Even in the recap.
Israel had zero live singing in the recap. Just dancing.
It’s the same countries who struggle in the televote (San Marino, Malta, Czechia for example) and the same who benefit (Poland, Moldova etc)
I think 50/50 is better in the semi finals.
Very interesting to see that:
. Such a big gap between 10th and 11th
. Australia’s change in vote from semi to final.
. Estonia top 5 with jury but just making it in semi
. Romania getting 0 in televote is very unusual!
Romania this year was unusually awful
Yes, I too thought Romania would have a score below zero.
Albania won the ROTW public vote.
Yea Israel & Albania won The Rest Of The World votes in their semis! That’s huge for both of them!
Diaspora. No surpice here.
What? Countries other than Poland have diaspora? People on this website told me otherwise
Lol I voted for those countries for RoW and I’m not diaspora. I’m Greek American and voted for the RoW semi winners/toppers rather than Greece and cyprus.
I’m so happy for Australia winning the semifinal!!!!
Let’s hope Romania doesn’t throw a tantrum and quit…
Honestly they can go for it.
I wish we quit. We are not doing Eurovision here. TVR doesn’t deserve to have the rights to organize this charade. Theodor is a great artist, he deserved more, but with other team. More professional. We have great artists, but all of them are afraid of the hate they could get from fake fans of ESC too.
Theodor was great and had an interesting song, sadly the staging was awful
I politely disagree, the staging was just the cherry on top of the cake.
The song was garbage too
They can stay home until they send something better than this year song
San Marino’s rank is 15th and Romania’s 16th
First of all no it isn’t
Second of all they both got 0 so does it really matter?
Tiebreak rule states that country that performed earlier in the running order (in this case, Romania) wins the tiebreak.
They deserved much more in my opinion
Voyager win a semi final with televotes and deliver a top ten Eurovision result mostly with the juries.
They really did it all! Great year for them and proof that when they send something a bit braver, they get rewarded for it.
The huge difference in the strength of support Voyager got from televoters in the semi-final and the final seems odd to me (regardless of variation in running order). I’m delighted for them anyway.
Now they need to translate this to televote points in the grand final, unless something went drastically wrong in the final.
Bejba Queen – well done Blanka !
Didn’t expect anyone to be nul pointers here, at least San Marino didn’t deserve it 🙁
They were amazing
It’s crazy that only three countries of this SF received votes from all the countries voting:
Also I’m surprised by the fact that Georgia wasn’t even close to qualify.
Was hoping Georgia would be 11th and close to the 10th spot but the six non-qualifiers were way off even the 10th place song.
Also weird how Australia wins the semi final and Estonia comes 10th and then in the final, they get 21 and 22 televotes respectively. I know running order affects it a bit, but I think that just shows how different things can go when the pool of songs and voting countries change as well. Oh Eurovision, you’re always surprising us in some way.
Well the only country to give Australia serious tele love was Finland who can’t vote for Finland. I’m guessing they got stomped on by Finland Finland then split with Germany.
You can see from the juries being second favourite in the genre still gets points but no dice with the public.
Great result still. Surprised and happy for them.
Not surprising at all. People who could vote for someone in a semi final might have favourites they couldn’t vote for that they can now vote for in the final. That goes for any act.
I see the Rest of World points for the semis on wikipedia now, and actually I thought we did really well. We had Latvia third in semi one, above Sweden! They matched 18 our of my 20 preferred Qs, and both the misses were my #11s. Keep letting us vote, please!
If I had to guess, I’d say the Rest of World voters are more hardcore because the effort needed to follow the contest is greater, especially for the semis.
Unless you’re in New Zealand and it is on at 7am in the morning and you take the day off to watch them! Bit strange watching in the morning rather than at night but a strong coffee and a croissant helped with creating some atmosphere!
Australia got screwed by the televote again in the final. Typical.
Sound Of Silence was probably their peak regarding televoting, unless they send super popular star to ESC.
Or they were pushed by juries
I’m Aussie and whilst I don’t like it, I can understand low televoting. There were big and popular songs from other countries, and if the song doesn’t drive your vote, then other factors will (eg your neighboring country, where your parents or friends are from etc). Plus Aussies don’t have huge Eurovision-watching diaspora overseas. Means we have to work extra hard with our song but that’s just the trade for being in the game – I’ll take it!
I wish more people were thinking like this.
austria was so supported in the semi but abandoned in the final? confused .
Running order. Also 2nd semi is pretty weak.
Poland still slayed in the final with a bad running order and they came only third in the semi.
-26 songs in the final but 16 in the semi
-Semi 2 wasn’t strong
-Bad running order slot
-Favs taking in more televotes
So happy Dilja go appreciated here! But Denmark being so low down? Underrated song that could be a repeat of what we got with Snap! Where did Reiley’s international audience go?!
i think he was low because he had the worst vocals that night….
I enjoy the song on Spotify but bad vocals and staging was really flat. Seemed like one big selfie.
If Australian won the semi final, why didn’t they get put toward the end of the second half in the grand final..
Because the producers don’t know the results of the semi before making the running order. This is repeated every year.
I thought Poland was supposed to be borderline qualifier?
What happened, my “Eurovision Experts?”
I thought Armenia was supposed to win in a landslide?
What happened, my “Eurovision Experts?”
I thought Cyprus was supposed to be top three
What happened, my “Eurovision Experts?”
This is why I don’t listen to opinions on this website because they lack objectivity and are rather focused on personal feelings.
Wonder what kind of crap you are going to prop up next year and call it the next coming of Jesus.
No one can predict the future. The team at Wiwibloggs are just fans who are doing their best because they are deeply passionate about Eurovision. In terms of their predictions, they are always clear that they are giving their opinions and tell you why they think that way. I think you’ve misunderstood the point here.
Nah, people act as if their opinion was a fact
YOU ARE SO RIGHT FR
Thats why we still nedled jurys. At least in the final.
Yeah, with juries greece would’ve qualified over someone due to block voting. This is the change we need
(i was being sarcastic here)
Poland will never get any points from jury. Doesn’t matter, if they send Blanka or Szpak or Ochman. It will be never enough for them.
Shhh, stop making sense. People don’t like it
They love to vocal in something they don’t even know. Where my eurovision experts when you said Poland stole that spot from Georgia?
How the televote results of the semifinalists that qualified translated across in the final are just weird… Australia and Austria go from top two in the semi final to bottom two out of the acts from semi final 2. I get there’s a bigger viewership in the final and more countries are voting but it still doesn’t make sense to me. It’s completely bonkers.
The second semifinale was much weaker than the first one
Dear Austria ? 16 televote points in the final. After finishing SECOND in the semifinal! This is just a proof that place in the running order DOES matter. Producers killed Austria’s chances to finish top 10. I was happy with the jury score (8th place), but the opening position screwed everything.
Random allocation should be re-introduced. Everything else is rigging.
so i guess the running order hurt austria haaard
It’s like Czechia last year
Australia did the damn thing!!! Happy for the band, they’re awesome!