Fifteen countries will compete. But only ten will advance to the grand final. Welcome to Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2024.

The first show in this year’s contest has some big hitters. It includes the bookies favourites to win the entire contest: Croatia’s Baby Lasagna and Ukraine’s alyona alyona & Jerry Heil. But beyond the odds table, it offers a wide mix of genres and styles — from the “ouija pop” of Ireland’s Bambie Thug to the moving balladry of Serbia’s Teya Dora to the WTF 90s euro-dance of Finland’s Windows95man.

The first semi will be their first reckoning — and in a televote only system.

 

Eurovision 2024: Semi-Final 1 line-up

Running Order

During the semi-final allocation draw, the fifteen countries were drawn into the first half or second half. Producers are now deciding the precise running order based on making the most interesting show (considering things like visual flow) and also practicality (the time and difficulty of moving acts and their props on and off the stage). 

First half

🇭🇷 Croatia

🇨🇾 Cyprus

🇮🇪 Ireland

🇱🇹 Lithuania

🇵🇱 Poland

🇷🇸 Serbia

🇺🇦 Ukraine

Second half

🇦🇺 Australia 

🇦🇿 Azerbaijan

🇫🇮 Finland

🇮🇸 Iceland

🇱🇺 Luxembourg

🇲🇩 Moldova

🇵🇹 Portugal

🇸🇮 Slovenia

Automatic qualifiers

These countries will perform their acts in full during the semi-final. However, because they are all automatic qualifiers, viewers will not be able to vote for them. Viewers in these countries will vote in this semi-final.

🇸🇪 Sweden

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

🇩🇪 Germany

Now we want to know what you think. We’ve got two polls below: one to name the winner, and one to name the 10 qualifiers

Who should win Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2024?

Who is your winner? Use this poll to vote for your absolute favourites who you’d like to see win this semi.

You can vote for as many countries as you want, but you can only submit your votes ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each country you want to support before hitting submit.

Who should qualify from Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2024?

And which 10 countries do you want to see qualify for the final? Support your ten qualifiers by voting for them in the poll below.

As above, you can only submit your votes ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each country you want to support before hitting submit.

So who did you vote for? Who are your lucky 10? Let us know in the comments box below…

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Kari
Kari
9 days ago

Croatia, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, Australia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine, Poland, Iceland. Hope no one votes for Finland after how that old ugly vulgar Finnish dude behave better him go back to Finland with his friend.

Cmdp
Cmdp
15 days ago

Here is my personal opinion taking into account, voice, staging and music
1- Portugal
2-Serbia
3- luxemburg
4-lithuania
5-Ukrania

The rest is just American copies …
Sorry
Now, I think those countries will qualify :
Croacia
Portugal
Serbia
Luxemburg
Ukrania
Lithuania
Slovenia
Cyprus
Poland
Ireland

yaremturkiye
yaremturkiye
18 days ago

ukraine >

Arystophan
Arystophan
25 days ago

My qualifiers (in order)
Ireland
Portugal
Ukraine
Slovenia
Lithuania
Serbia
Moldova
Croatia

Iceland
And the last i don’t know…
But Luxembourg, Cyprus, Finland Out

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  Arystophan

@Arystophan: Great Top!!
100% Im with you on Ireland.

Anna
Anna
26 days ago

I vote for Israel and Netherlands !

SpiritRangersAndEurovision
SpiritRangersAndEurovision
26 days ago

I agree with U europotato, my non qualifiers are Ukraine, Australia, Moldova, Finland, and Iceland!

europotato
europotato
26 days ago

My qualifiers would be

Ireland
Slovenia
Lithuania
Serbia
Croatia
Portugal
Cyprus
Luxembourg
Azerbaijan
Poland

Boy I was really scraping to find songs I want to qualify at the end there. The last two songs I don’t care for but I had to pick the ones I want to hear. The NQs I never listen to.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  europotato

” Boy I was really scraping to find songs I want to qualify at the end there.”
hehehehe, same here!!

esc_fl
esc_fl
27 days ago

While I’m hoping Portugal or Slovenia wins the semifinal I’m expecting Croatia, which I’m not complaining about! For me my qualifiers are Azerbaijan, Croatia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
26 days ago
Reply to  esc_fl

This would be a top result for me, if it comes true….

Only Cyprus in this list I dislike. But I fear that Finland will qualify and Azerbaijan, Luxembourg or even Poland will not. Let´s see what happen. Of course I´m rooting for Portugal and Slovenia.

Evangelia
Evangelia
27 days ago

Greece is missing

yaremturkiye
yaremturkiye
18 days ago
Reply to  Evangelia

probably because greece isn’t even in this semi final. reading the article helps

Yuval
Yuval
27 days ago

My vote semi final 1
12 points Lithuania ??
10 points Croatia ??
8 points.Serbia ??
7 points Poland ??
6 points Azerbaijan ??
5 points Ukraine ??
4 points Luxembourg ??
3 points Portugal ??
2 points Cyprus ??
1 point Finland ??/Ireland ??
Good luck !
p.s
This is the worst sami ever at the Eurovision.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
26 days ago
Reply to  Yuval

I take it those double question marks are meant to be flags.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
27 days ago

My Semi Final 1 Qualifiers:
Australia
Croatia
Luxembourg
Moldova
Slovenia
Portugal
Ireland
Ukraine
Lithuania
Serbia

juliana
juliana
27 days ago

I think this semi final will be fairer that the other one..

Stian F
Stian F
27 days ago

100% qualifiers: Ukraine – massive diaspora will help it qualify no matter what. Croatia – in all televote semifinal this is a sure qualifier Serbia – underrated by fans, but this is so obvious and beautifully staged that there is no doubt. Probable qualifiers: Finland – its crazy, its party… it will get a favourable spot in the running order for sure. Australia – I have a feeling this will be the last song in the running order because of its message. And there must be a didgeridoo on stage… points points points! Portugal – This will come on close… Read more »

Lover
Lover
27 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

I think people will not care that Luxembourg is Gavin comeback, also I think Raiven is actually really good live, as we seen at Dora, and I think she is borderline qualifier

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
27 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

Ukraine will sail through, but not bc of diaspora. Ukrainians hate that song (at least that’s what I’ve gathered on telegram Ukraine)

Alex M
Alex M
26 days ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

I have no idea where you got that. 700 thousand Ukrainians voted for that song. They love it.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
28 days ago

For me, this is the easier Semi Final to call. Croatia and Ukraine will sail through to the final. Slovenia and Serbia are underrated at the moment and should get more votes on the night. Lithuania should be okay if the staging is powerful enough. Honestly I’d put Luxembourg in 6th, though no-one has ever voted for them in ESC before (because their last participation was pre-1997), so we just don’t know if anyone will notice Luxembourg in the semi. So Luxembourg is a complete unknown (but my 6th place). That leaves four. It’ll be whatever is fun on the… Read more »

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Thank you, Purple!!

Kosey
Kosey
28 days ago

Croatia, Ireland, Lithuania, Finland, Ukraine

I’m relaxed about the rest.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago

We need to wait for the rehearsals to make predictions but so far, based on the songs and what we have seen, here is my prediction (I usually get 8 or 9 out of 10).

Definitely qualifying >> CRO, LIT, UKR

Definitely not qualifying >> IRL, MOL, ISL, AZR

Grey zone…

Probably in >> POL, SRB, FIN, LUX, CYP

Probably out >> POR, AUS, SLO

Jonas
Jonas
28 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

I think you are in for a shock with IRL.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I am already in shock after having seen the performance once. Can’t be more :p

Jokes aside, I respect every artist and their music, but this… I am sorry.

Good luck to Ireland though!

Stan cooper
Stan cooper
28 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Hold on, you saw them perform once on the Late Late Show. Low budget, bad sound quality. Anyone could look bad on that stage. Malmö will be a different story. I believe Ireland will sail through to the final.

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
28 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Azerbaijan is qualifying. The song is wonderful and there is nothing else like it this year

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Anna Karenina

It’s not bad, it’s cute with an ethnic element but does that help it stand out? I am afraid no. There are many other shinier options in this semi.

oran
oran
28 days ago

unrelated: I believe that Marina Satti’s cherographer for ZARI has done chero for BTS, ROSALÍA(during her recent tour) , Madonna and Loreen. so I think Greece is in safe hands

oran
oran
28 days ago
Reply to  oran

@majn66n on Instagram if your wondering

oran
oran
28 days ago

the only song I’m worried that it’s good quality is Portugal,
They have no friends except Luxembourg. I would worry it’ll be ‘blackbird 2012’ situation and people will not pick up the phone it. she’s in my Top10 but televote usually never Portugal friend it’s usually a jury

Woof
Woof
28 days ago
Reply to  oran

Many will vote for it – I certainly will , and I think it will be the surprising dark horse ( although it won’t be a surprise for me because I truely find the whole package a piece of art)

Woof
Woof
24 days ago
Reply to  Woof

Downvoting because I said many will vote for it??? Jesus, this site is so full of dumbOs….

Yep
Yep
27 days ago
Reply to  oran

Finland’s entry in 2012 was “När bag blundar”, and “Blackbird” was in 2017 – both suffered the same faith though.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
24 days ago
Reply to  oran

Surprisingly Finland 2017 wasn´t appreciated by the juries, The public did !

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
28 days ago

Keep in mind that most viewers of this site are in NW Europe.
You see it also in the comments.

About:
The top ten countries to visit this site are (in order): United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Australia, Malta and Greece.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
28 days ago
Reply to  Paul Sorenson

And 4 Israelis who count for 50,000 votes each lol

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
28 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

If there are 4 Israeli kids who want to release their tensions in the mid of a war, so be it.

Jonas
Jonas
28 days ago
Reply to  Paul Sorenson

Is English-speaking Ireland not in the top ten visitors here?

Stian F
Stian F
27 days ago
Reply to  Paul Sorenson

What is NW Europe? North-west Europe? If so —-then you are wrong… only 3 of those mentioned countries of the top10 would be considered NW Europe then… so it makes no sense that most viewers are from NW Europe… or does NW stand for something else?

Apricot stone
Apricot stone
28 days ago

You guys, Luxembourg has to qualify. They came back after so many years and the song itself is good (it’s mostly in French though!). I prefer it more than dull English songs in this semifinal.

Eve
Eve
28 days ago
Reply to  Apricot stone

I like this song . I hope it will qualify indeed.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Apricot stone

I feel it is qualifying and that will be well deserved. The song is catchy and Tali is wonderful on stage. If they also work more on the vocals and performance, it will go through. Welcome back Lëtzebuerg!

Heyey
Heyey
28 days ago

My prediction of qualifiers in alphabetical order:
Azerbaijan
Croatia
Finland
Ireland
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Portugal
Serbia
Slovenia
Ukraine

Non-qualifiers:
Australia
Cyprus
Iceland
Moldova
Poland

My personal qualifiers:
1. Croatia
2. Ukraine
3. Lithuania
4. Serbia
5. Slovenia
6. Luxembourg
7. Azerbaijan
8. Portugal
9. Finland
10. Cyprus/Australia (basically up for grabs for the remaining ones)

Pons
Pons
28 days ago

Why is Luxembourg so underrated? It’s such a good and catchy song (and at least mostly in French!!) that deserves qualification way more than for example Poland or Cyprus (who sing completely in English!). Heck even Azerbaijan deserves to qualify more than Poland and Cyprus. Sry, I just can’t find anything original in Poland’s and Cyprus’s entries and DO NOT understand the love for those songs. They would have very low chances to qualify if it wasn’t for the weaker Semi-final. Also Ireland is divisive, but I can see them qualifying based on the 100% televote, it will be memorable… Read more »

yoo
yoo
28 days ago
Reply to  Pons

Well, Finland is more Let 3, Ireland is kinda Luke Black, so they will be borderline.
No one liked Let 3 last year, but we all knew that they would q

Pons
Pons
28 days ago
Reply to  yoo

Ok, I can see that. Finland this yeat and Croatia last year in their underwears xD And yeah similar dark vibe from Serbia last year and Ireland this year.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  Pons

This Semi is not weak, and Cyprus and Poland certainly don’t have many chances to qualify.

Pons
Pons
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

For me this one is the weaker one unfortunately, Semi-Final 2 will be much more competitive. But I’d also like to think Cyprus and Poland have low chances as they’re both also in the first half of this semi-final and not everyone can qualify from the first half and for me they’re the weakest ones in that half.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  Pons

It just looks like that because we didn’t see many of those songs live. When we hear them, it will be clearer. I assume most will actually flop compared to expectations.

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
28 days ago
Reply to  Pons

Wiwibloggs has many viewers from Poland and Greece. And NW Europe.
The poll is just for entertainment.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Paul Sorenson

Basically you named half of the continent ;p

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
27 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Baltic states, Moldova , Georgia, Armenia , Azerbedyan,. They may vote for something completely different.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Pons

I feel Luxembourg will qualify, the song is good, catchy, Tali sings well and competition is not very fierce in this semi.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
28 days ago

For all the fun haters: Finland would still qualify from this semi with a 50/50 system and 0 points from the jury. Its televote will be strong enough. Learn it, love it, live it.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
28 days ago

How do you know that? Finland is not doing well in any polls. They are outside qualification in both the above poll (the “who should qualify” one) and the ‘My Eurovision’ app one – 11th place in both. I still expect that they will likely qualify in an only televoting format, but they would have no realistic chance if the format was 50/50 based on the current data.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

The polls are completely irrelevant for Finland. I think they are irrelevant anyway,because every year we see fandom pushing in one direction and then during contest we get completely different things and someone “gets robbed”. I still remember how it was for Je me caise, I literally stopped following everything because it became so toxic, and I was so glad she failed miserably, because of her fans, not because of her or the song, the song for me was mid like it ended up, but it was hyped like best thing ever yas queen you slay we need it now… Read more »

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

I don’t understand the rationale that the polls are “irrelevant for Finland”, when Netherlands for example is doing much better with a similar song. I do agree that the fans often get some things completely wrong – I had the same exact experience that you had with Destiny last year with Blanca Paloma. And of course there is also the opposite phenomenon, with songs such as “Trenuletul” for example that got completely disregarded from the fans to end up placing very high at televoting. Where I disagree with you (and others) on “No Rules” is the entertainment factor – I… Read more »

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
28 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Fan polls are irrelevant, they’re sometimes wrong. No Rules is a general public-friendly songs, most Eurofans prefer another type of entertainment that isn’t better or worse than this.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago

I feel it will sail through to the final. I love No rules and their staging / performance are great, deserve to qualify. Hyvää Suomi!

yoo
yoo
28 days ago

I don’t know if this SF is weaker, but in the second SF all possibilities are in circulation. Here I see 5 countries that are sure finalists (Ukraine, Croatia, Finland, Lithuania and Serbia) and anything can happen for the remaining 5 places.
Unfortunately I see Iceland and Australia as NQ but the remaining 8 are all in play.
*For Finland and Serbia, I don’t think they can be in the top 5 of this SF, but I certainly don’t see them below the top 10 to pass

Pons
Pons
28 days ago
Reply to  yoo

I would add Moldova to NQ as well, If they dont do the usual Moldofication to their staging. It’s not particulary loved by the fandom, and I doubt the casual viewers will be fond of the song as well. All the other ones are borderline, except for the ones you mentioned as sure finalists, but I would like to think Slovenia has also pretty good chances to qualify.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  Pons

Moldova almost always gets through. Remember Doredos at this stage? Sitting at the bottom as well, hated by fandom, and boom, they crush the televote with amazing staging.

Pons
Pons
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Well they usually do well when they have an uptempo song, like in the case of Doredos. But when they sent for example Anna Odobescu with Stay or Natalia Gordienko with Prison they didn’t qualify and most likely wouldn’t have qualified with Prison. Unfortunately people associate Moldova with fun, upbeat and ethnic songs so when they send a ballad, it will likely not qualify.

yoo
yoo
28 days ago
Reply to  Pons

For me, Moldova is my q, but even when I look at everything, I still think they have some possibility for q.
I can personally see what Natalia wanted to do with the performance, but the Moldovan selection looked very poor, both the scene and the camera work, and in Sweden it will all be different.
I don’t want to compare her with DoRedos, because Kirkov was behind them, but I don’t out Natalia.. I can even see her above Serbia and Finland, but she can certainly be below

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago

I have 10 obvious qualifiers which usually means something shocking will happen 🙂 NQs for me are Poland, Cyprus, Portugal, Iceland, Australia. Poland has a weak overproduced song and her live vocals don’t sound good. Unless she finds her mojo and have an amazing staging (and I see something literate from this which will probably kill the chances even more), she is out. Poland even with amazing performers don’t get great results, remember Ochman and Michal Szpak who would both easily win if they represented Sweden for example. Cyprus has a generic overproduced girl bop, that lost the race in… Read more »

Eve
Eve
28 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

No idea why you are being downvoted here. Very good and fair explanation.

Woof
Woof
28 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Maybe because it is not a very good and fair explanation?

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
28 days ago

I hate Finland’s song but it’s most likely it’ll make it to the final.
I wish they don’t but SF1 seems to be the weaker semi :/

Henry
Henry
28 days ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

No one deserves it more than Finland.

Woof
Woof
28 days ago
Reply to  Henry

36 songs deserve it more than Finland this year

Mqe
Mqe
28 days ago

Sit back and watch Finland take the place of someone actually deserving in a televote-only semi…

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Mqe

Haha, that’s life, my friend. It’s a competition. The ones with the most votes go through.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
28 days ago

This is the weaker semi to me, I’ll be honest here. I couldn’t even pick 10 songs I’d repeatedly listen too on this list without running out first. Although of the ones I like I’m not worried about any of them not making it.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
28 days ago

I totally agree. I managed to pick only 7 songs I like and from those I have only 4 (Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia and Ukraine) that I listen to regularly. At the same time I have a very solid Top 6 in semi 2 and more than 10 songs that I classify in the ‘I like’ category.

Sally
Sally
29 days ago

Let us not forget – the semis are all televote. Weird things happen with televotes. Awful song(s) will go through. Quality will be left behind.

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
28 days ago
Reply to  Sally

And that happens with juries as well. You’re part of the televote, Silly. Have some more self-respect.

Sally
Sally
28 days ago

My votes have never determined the outcome of a contest. If they did, none of the winners since 2015 would have won. (My choice has come 2nd several times, though, so I’m not so out of touch.) And one I ranked as my absolute last place certainly wouldn’t have won.

Henry
Henry
29 days ago

Now watch 70% of the broadcasters showing commercials during the Big5 performances in semi-finals……… We’ve had that already with some interval acts, including Love Love Peace Peace…….

ilianna
29 days ago

Where is Greece????????????

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  ilianna

2nd semi

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
28 days ago
Reply to  ilianna

In southeastern Europe.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

LOL

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago

Late night lightbulb moment.

The “big 5” are performing in the semi-finals this year as a way of luring them in, grow interest, get them used to the idea.

Next year the carpet should be ripped from underneath them, let’s make them fight like everybody else. Qualification or goodbye.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

What about the host country?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
29 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Correction: I meant the “previous winner”, not the host country. (My bad; I re-checked the rules.)

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

They can keep their pass, but only them. Like soccer tournaments etc.

This is now part of my manifesto for when I become executive supervisor.

Henry
Henry
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I’m just happy for Zorra getting a double exposure, not so bothered about the AQ

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Henry

Can you say the same for Germany?

Jonas
Jonas
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

“Double exposure” really has two meanings with Zorra

Henry
Henry
29 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I don’t hate on Germany, and I’ll be honest it annoys me way less than the Belgian guy trying to come across as “artistic” with a pretty average tune.

Ron
Ron
28 days ago
Reply to  Henry

Average tune. lol

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
28 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not Jonas bringing back the famous endless debate about the big 5 at this hour lol!

Jonas
Jonas
28 days ago

The best way to end the debate is to end the unfair advantage.

Marlinken
Marlinken
28 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

And how do you propose to make up for the economic shortfall?

France, UK and Germany pay more than most other countries combined. They essentially put the party on for smaller countries. They deserve an auto qualifier even if they don’t use it very well.

Jonas
Jonas
28 days ago
Reply to  Marlinken

They will continue to pay their usual amount, there would be no shortfall.

Jonas
Jonas
28 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

All countries pay the same percentage, calculated by their own budget. Obviously that percentage from say, Germany, would be more money than say, Iceland. However bigger countries are not making any bigger sacrifice than smaller countries.

Erikiejberg
Erikiejberg
29 days ago

Wait. People said this is the strong semi? How? All the really good songs are in semi 2. I think that one will be a bloodbath

Henry
Henry
29 days ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

All the best songs are either SF1 or AQ, face it baby.

Erikiejberg
Erikiejberg
29 days ago
Reply to  Henry

Which ones are the best accoriding to you then. If I look at the songs I put on my spotify, only Cyprus is in from this semi, against the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Israel, Georgia and Malta from semi 2, and France, Sweden, Italy and the UK

Henry
Henry
29 days ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

My consistent Top5 are Baby, Win95, Teya, Nebulossa and Angelina, the rest is pretty much from SF1. To me it is one of the strongest semis in many years. You may have some sort of an emotional attachment to the Germanic/Benelux countries and I respect that.

Erikiejberg
Erikiejberg
28 days ago
Reply to  Henry

Well it is a nice sign to see hoe different opinions can be, an what an open field it is this year.
Clearly not having an emotional attachment since I couldn’t care less about Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany. And yes I like the Netherlands, my country, but in the past decade the only other one I cared about was Duncan. Most of the time hate our submission

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
28 days ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

This is the stronger Semi. People forget that in Semi 2 we have heard only a few songs live, and several of the favorites will inevitably fail to meet the expectations.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
28 days ago
Reply to  Erikiejberg

Because when the semi finals were drawn back in late January, people were making assumptions about the strength of semi finals based on the countries’ previous track record before all the songs were chosen or released. My how the tables turned.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
29 days ago

My prediction

Qualified for the final in alphabetical order

  • Croatia
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Ukraine
Efthymios
Efthymios
29 days ago

Who I want to qualify (by order):

1. Croatia
2. Portugal
3. Lithuania
4. Ireland
5. Serbia
6. Poland
7. Ukraine
8. Slovenia
9. Azerbaijan
10. Cyprus

Who I PREDICT will qualify (random order)

Croatia
Serbia
Cyprus
Poland
Ukraine
Ireland
Slovenia
Poland
Lithuania
Finland

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
28 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

We have 7/8 of the Top 8 in common, but then I didn’t bother to complete my Top 10. If I did, Poland would by in my 8th place, followed by Azerbaijan and Luxembourg. 🙂
PS. I think you forgot to put Portugal in your prediction, because you’ve put Poland twice (you really want them to qualify I guess) :p
I pretty much agree with your qualification prediction, including Finland and Cyprus that I really don’t like, and having mostly some doubts about Poland tbh.

Efthymios
Efthymios
28 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Indeed, I forgot Portugal, it is my predictions, thank you for pointing it out!
Honestly, if Finland could just NQ, I wouldn’t bother with whoever qualified instead.

Steven
Steven
29 days ago

Just noticed that usually, as remember last 5 years I believe, 4 countries from first half and 6 from second half qualified. The same pattern for both first and second semifinals

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
28 days ago
Reply to  Steven

But I think the first half of semifinal one is stronger than the second half so we might have either 5-5 or even 6-4 depending on how things go.

Henry
Henry
29 days ago

Finland ofc.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
29 days ago
Reply to  Henry

I hate it – but I´m sure that it will qualify…..

Tom
Tom
29 days ago

I hope Poland and Portugal will make it

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Tom

I feel Poland is largely underrated. The song is happy, fresh, catchy. With a solid staging she will sail through.

Tino
Tino
29 days ago

My personnal qualifiers: Ukraine, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Ireland, Cyprus and the 2 spots left are contested by Poland, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan.  My predictions: Ukraine, Lithuania, Croatia, Serbia, Finland and Cyprus are pretty sure qualifiers. Slovenia and Portugal should qualify too as they will sing during the second half that is full of mediocre songs (not bad but forgetable). I’d love to say that Ireland and Poland will qualify too but it’s impossible that all 7 songs from the first half will go through. Maybe Ireland as it is very remarkable but I’m not even sure 😐 It gives… Read more »

Another Proud Eurosimp
Another Proud Eurosimp
29 days ago

Lithuania and Ireland are the ones I’ll be supporting the most in this semi. There are some other good songs s as well, but I’m obsessed with these two.

Eve
Eve
29 days ago

I hope that presence of English and Australian televoters in this semi will help Bambie to qualify *fingers crossed*

Robbie
Robbie
28 days ago
Reply to  Eve

What about Scottish, Welsh & Northern Irish Televoters? Did you mean British?

Raphael
Raphael
29 days ago

Favorites: Croatia and Lithuania

Other songs I play a lot: Australia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Finland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine.

That would be 10 songs.

I don’t dislike Portugal, Serbia and Iceland either. I just don’t listen to those songs as much as the others.

As for Moldova and Ireland. I hardly listen to those two songs.

These are my preferences but I think the 10 qualifiers will be different lol.

Ben
Ben
29 days ago

By now we haven’t seen the live performances of the entries, yet that might be crucial and change a lot. Poland was in my TOP 5 until I’ve seen her performing live. Maybe it were bad vocals due to the sound mixture at the event.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Ben

Yes, I saw that clip too. Never judge from a video taken from a mobile phone. That’s a rule.

Musiclover
29 days ago

Its only 1 song this semi, and thats Iceland

Eve
Eve
29 days ago

Croatia and Ireland are my favourites here.
I want Slovenia, Lithuania, Finland, Iceland and Luxembourg to qualify as well.

Kari
Kari
29 days ago
Reply to  Eve

I rather see Australia and Belgium in finals than Finland’s hairy ass.

Eve
Eve
29 days ago
Reply to  Kari

Belgium is in my top 3 overall but he performes in semi 2.
Australia is not bad and might qualify.

Tino
Tino
29 days ago
Reply to  Kari

Belgium is not in SF1 though

Tamara
Tamara
25 days ago
Reply to  Eve

That’s exactly what I think!

Dominic
Dominic
29 days ago

I feel like the semis this year are more balanced in terms of quality.

My SF1 qualifiers are:
– Serbia
– Croatia
– Ukraine
– Portugal
– Slovenia
– Luxembourg
– Lithuania
– Ireland

My last two places are uncertain. Poland, Australia, Finland, and Azerbaijan are all possibilities.
Cyprus, Moldova, Iceland to go home. I feel sorry to say this, because Natalia and Hera are both ESC royalty!

PP77
PP77
29 days ago

My prediction in final LIT, SRB, IRE, CYP, POL, CRO,UKR, POR, FIN, LUX
My prediction running order
1.LIT
2.SRB
3.IRE
4.CYP
5.POL
6.CRO
7.UKR
8.AZE
9.POR
10.SLO
11.MOL
12.FIN
13.AUS
14.ICE
15.LUX

Alex
Alex
29 days ago
Reply to  PP77

All 7 first acts to perfom advancing would be really something.
Idk. 2nd half is quite weak tho

Žilvinas
Žilvinas
29 days ago
Reply to  PP77

I see Cyprus getting 2nd slot in the semi

KaiHa
KaiHa
29 days ago
Reply to  PP77

My running order:

1. Lithuania
2. Poland
3. Ireland
4. Cyprus
5. Serbia
6. Croatia
7. Ukraine
8. Iceland
9. Australia
10. Azerbaijan
11. Slovenia
12. Luxembourg
13. Moldova
14. Portugal
15. Finland

Devito
Devito
29 days ago
Reply to  PP77

Lithuania gave an opening for the Semi-final in 2021. Give it a break. Plot twist, I see Croatia opening this semi.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
28 days ago
Reply to  Devito

I can totally see Cyprus opening this semi, although Lithuania wouldn’t be a bad opener and wouldn’t harm their qualification chances. It will likely affect their ranking though (similar to Norway last year) and this might mean a worse place in the final running order especially if they draw 1st half. Croatia will probably get to perform somewhere between 5th and 7th.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Devito

I feel Cyprus or Luxembourg will open the semi.

Sally
Sally
29 days ago

Maybe these polls could include the name of the song along with the country. I don’t always remember which country has which song but a title brings the song immediately to mind.

Karmaleon
Karmaleon
29 days ago

Ireland is a sure NQ
the 6 that will Q 100 % :
Ukraine
Croatia
Poland
Lithuania
Azerbaidjan
Serbia

Eve
Eve
29 days ago
Reply to  Karmaleon

Poland and Azerbaidjan NQ
Serbia 50/50

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
28 days ago
Reply to  Karmaleon

I agree about Ireland, this is not to qualify despite the support from some eurofans.

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
29 days ago

Weak evening.
Nu.nl My top 10, except for 1, are all in the Semi II night.