Sixteen countries will compete in Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2024. But only ten will qualify for the grand final. Who deserves to win — and which nine acts deserve to follow them to the Saturday finale?

Before all of the songs dropped, this semi-final was considered the easier of the two. But if you have faith in the betting agencies, then things are actually looking quite stacked. Five countries that are currently in the Top 10 of the odds to win the grand final will be competing in this semi. They are: Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Israel. (For comparison, Semi-Final 1 only has two acts in the Top 10 — Croatia and Ukraine; the Automatic Qualifiers of Italy, France and Sweden round out the list).

But before they can even think about the grand final, these acts will have to survive semi-final 2. 

Eurovision 2024: Semi-Final 2 line-up

Running Order

During the semi-final allocation draw, the 16 competing countries were drawn into the first half or second half of this semi. 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

🇦🇱 Albania

🇦🇲 Armenia

🇦🇹 Austria

🇨🇿 Czechia

🇩🇰 Denmark

🇬🇷 Greece

🇲🇹 Malta

🇨🇭 Switzerland

Second half

🇧🇪 Belgium

🇪🇪 Estonia

🇬🇪 Georgia

🇮🇱 Israel 

🇱🇻 Latvia

🇳🇱 Netherlands

🇳🇴 Norway

🇸🇲 San Marino

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.

🇪🇸 Spain

🇮🇹 Italy

🇫🇷 France

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

Who should win Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision 2024?

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

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 2 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 pick? Who do you think benefits from the fact there is no jury here? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anna
Anna
24 days ago

Greece in 2nd place ???? Lol
…new balkan invaders in poll

Dane
Dane
24 days ago

please I really want Denmark in the final again

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  Dane

I hope for you in Denmark making it into the finals!!

Dane
Dane
24 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

I’m really proud of our song this year, so I really really really hope we will make it

Alex
Alex
25 days ago

My prediction:

Switzerland
Netherlands
Armenia
Belgium
Greece
Israel
Austria
Latvia
Norway
Georgia

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
26 days ago

Joost Klein is an egotist.
He is constantly posting on Instagram about the polls and I think he needs to get an attitude check. I really liked the guy up until this outburst of behaviour

Toine
Toine
26 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

He’s just trolling.. don’t take it too seriously.. these polls mean nothing. Don’t be so obsessed about this…

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
26 days ago
Reply to  Toine

I agree with the poll statement but you learn a lot about someone’s character in these situations and his cracks are showing

musica
musica
26 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Oh I’m sure you really loved him before this 🙂

Joost is a court jester, he holds up a mirror to people acting in ridiculous ways, or who take themselves way too seriously. You’re one of them, apparently.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

#TeamJoost are just using the current online media in a very clever way.
All good artists are doing it.

Kudo’s to the dutch team having the media approch others are using for years already.

Alex
Alex
25 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

it’s just trolling and fun, calm down Karen! Don’t take everything seriously.

Toine
Toine
26 days ago

The 3 countries which receive the most hate this year are Israel, Netherlands and Croatia. So one of those 3 will win Eurovision.

Sebas
Sebas
26 days ago
Reply to  Toine

Probably the most accurate prediction I’ve seen so far.

Alex
Alex
25 days ago
Reply to  Toine

Croatia is very much loved by the fanbase. Netherlands has virality and Israel is hated for political reasons, not because of the songitself. Israel is not winning but Croatia might.

Chris
Chris
24 days ago
Reply to  Toine

I will be happy if Croatia or Netherlands win they deserve it. Probably Croatia a bit more because Netherlands won already a couple of years ago. Israel is political but the song is not bad.

SpiritRangersAndEurovision
SpiritRangersAndEurovision
26 days ago

My qualifiers are:

Belgium
Switzerland
Latvia
Austria
San Marino
Georgia
Norway
Armenia
Netherlands
Denmark

My Non Qualifiers are:

Greece
Israel
Albania
Estonia
Czechia
Malta

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
25 days ago

Love your top three – and your NQs. I totally agree!

Alex
Alex
25 days ago

lol Georgia is so cheap and dated.

Alex
Alex
25 days ago

very bad prediction. Greece, Israel are qualifying easily with 100% televoting.
Denmark and San Marino will crush and burn.

Anna
Anna
24 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I agrre for Israel. Greece will flop hard.

Anna
Anna
24 days ago

I would replace Czechia with Latvia

europotato
europotato
26 days ago

Imagine an X factor song winning the Semi? HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHA Talk about disrepute? lmao

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
25 days ago
Reply to  europotato

Hurricane = Christina Aguilera Beautiful copycat

lol

Marseille
Marseille
26 days ago

It’s not my favorite, but for some reason Switzerland gives me strong winner vibes, very much like Gjon’s tears. I think if he has great live vocals and impactful staging to go with the musical theater style of the song, ge could do it.
I also like Norway, the Netherlands, Armenia, Georgia and Austria.

Tamara
Tamara
25 days ago
Reply to  Marseille

Armenia makes me so happy <3 and yeah, I’m really excited to see Switzerland live! If they succeed in giving an incredible performance, it’ll be amazing

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago

Polls and odds influence the public opinion, I want a songcontest without them…

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
26 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

Polls and odds show trends. As you may see, they usually rarely come valid 100%. Yet, I agree they can influence public opinion but not to the point that it can influence the end result.

Piet
Piet
26 days ago

I didn’t know that the Israeli secret service is busy changing the number of Internet votes related to Eurovision. First the unexpected loss of the Palestinian guy’s song in Iceland and now Israël is to win the second semi? Don’t these guys have better things to do?

Ana
Ana
26 days ago
Reply to  Piet

Ah yes, because there’s absolutely nothing for them to do rather than hacking numbers in polls in ESC blogs. There’s no war on 2 fronts, no hostages to look for, ESC blogs are the priority right now. Why Israel didn’t qualify 2 years ago if the “Israeli secret services” are apparently obsessed with ESC?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
26 days ago
Reply to  Piet

Oh yes, that’s their no 1 priority at the moment. Chill out!

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
26 days ago
Reply to  Piet

You are the filth of the human race by definition.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Shalalie Shalala

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

Honey

Nitzan
Nitzan
26 days ago

Israel will make a worthy winner of both Semi and Final. It’s the best and most meaningful song. Should it win? I think Israel has much bigger problems at the moment than ESC. But the fact that the Israeli song will be heard is important for itself, whatever the results are.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
26 days ago
Reply to  Nitzan

not a meaningful song at all, pretentious women empowerment message, been there done that hundreds of times now, by a privileged pretty girl, comes across insincere if young pretty girls bring messages like these lol, they only have to be singing uptempo bangers tbh

Nitzan
Nitzan
26 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

What a bunch of hateful BS, honestly.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
26 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I bet you are a f@t f@ck, jealous of those girls who will never even spit to your direction. B!tch.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Dont drink the water distributed in District-G bru.
Its polluted and ya know that.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
26 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

Its bad for your health.

Alex
Alex
26 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You used to call Hurricane a winner a million times, trashed other artists with insults, streamed the song over a hundred times and now you do not like the song? What a plastic fan.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
24 days ago
Reply to  Alex

@Alex: Plastic intends to bent.

Chingiz Tulegenov
Chingiz Tulegenov
27 days ago

I believe Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Netherlands are constantly the most ambitious nations in Eurovision judging by the quality they have been sending in recent years (for Italy it comes naturally). And this year is no exception so I’m sure they will all comfortably sail through. Greece is the other sure qualifier and I hope Armenia will charm the audiences to join them in grand final

esc_fl
esc_fl
27 days ago

For me, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland. I think Estonia has a shot though, but Albania, Czechia, Latvia, and San Marino are probably non-qualifiers. Israel will probably take one of those spots because of the controversy. Poland last year has shown there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

esc_fl
esc_fl
27 days ago
Reply to  esc_fl

Norway should win the semifinal in my opinion.

Mariah
Mariah
27 days ago

The only song I didn’t listen to is Israel for obvious reasons, i think the winner of semi 2 will be an uptempo song, but which one? I don’t have a clue…

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

What are the obvious reasons?
Your brain’s lack of brain cells?

Rory
Rory
26 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Probably not wanting to listen to a propaganda song from a country starving thousands of children, just a guess

Ida
Ida
26 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

Same, haven’t even heard a snippet

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
26 days ago
Reply to  Ida

So it’s basically on repeat in your playlist 100 times a day? Nice. XD

Pavlos
Pavlos
26 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

Yeah I won’t listen to it either.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  Pavlos

Same here.
They got one listen from me on release.

united
united
25 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

ah so you did listen to it. still counts. ??

Andon
Andon
27 days ago

I would like to see the shocking NQ and the shocking Q of this semi

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
26 days ago
Reply to  Andon

Aha! Let’s see. I feel that a shocking NQ could be Georgia (the song is good but too loud and that usually puts off the audience) or Norway (I loooove the song but it’s tricky for such songs to get an instant vote from first time viewers). Instead, we may see Albania or Czechia going through. For Albania, that might be a matter of diaspora vote (sorry, Albania, but even the revamp does not make the song stand out). Czechia is not bad but the NF performance was very bad. If they improve the performance AND VOCALS, it may be… Read more »

George
George
27 days ago

Does anyone know when the draw will be published?

Tino
Tino
27 days ago
Reply to  George

The last 3 years running order of semi finals were revealed by the end of March. I guess it will be announced in the coming 2 weeks.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
27 days ago

Israel won’t win the semi-final, I can see at least half of these countries giving it low nothing. 8th to 10th place is more likely or a non-qualifier. Public vote probably go to Greece or NL.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

People cannot vote against tho. Only in positive

Velvet M
Velvet M
25 days ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

Greece is a sure NQ at the moment. However, I can see the Netherlands winning Semi 1.

Luke A
Luke A
27 days ago

Czechia and San Marino for me but my taste is totally different to most other people as always

BELVD
BELVD
27 days ago
Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
27 days ago

To all Israelis you do know that voting for your own country isn’t getting you anywhere lol

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
27 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Fans from most countries do vote for their country, not only Israel. We can see that in the polls every year.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
27 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

I don’t. Why bother doing that. False result

Ana
Ana
26 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Why bother having polls when you didn’t see the songs performed live on ESC stage? Isn’t that a false result anyway?

Alex
Alex
25 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

true but this time there is a coordination to vote for Israel bc of the political situation, not because they LOVE the song.

Ana
Ana
26 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Everybody here is voting for their own country. Israelis just do it better so you can feel salty and itchy in a certain area of the body.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
26 days ago
Reply to  Ana

Oh..

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  Ana

If Joost is calling to his fans voting for him everybody is up in arms.

But when the israelies do it beter, we cant comment about is as it is considered as inappropiate. And we are called salty and itchy…………………
Which part Im missing here??

Pons
Pons
27 days ago

Sure qualifiers: Switzerland (This one is obvious, I trust Nemo and their team to come up with something great and original. The song will definitely stand out among the many upbeat female bops and ethnic songs in the first half) Greece (This song is the definition of Greece and Europe loves to associate countries with certain sounds and “vibes”. We haven’t seen her perform live, but I’m pretty confident she’ll go to the final) Netherlands (I predict the audience will go crazy with this one and they may be a surprise dark horse for the podium. Joost can create spectacular… Read more »

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
27 days ago
Reply to  Pons

I think I can totally agree with this.

Tino
Tino
27 days ago
Reply to  Pons

I agree with this too except for Greece. I fear the hot mess there. Hope to be wrong.

Alex
Alex
25 days ago
Reply to  Tino

It’s up to the staging for Greece but the song can either do extremely well or flop.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
26 days ago
Reply to  Pons

Place Latvia in the Borderline section and I’ll agree.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
27 days ago

Klein foolishly Instagram posted another major poll and halted it. Oops. He in troubl lol

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Polls are never fair because you can vote for your own country, and some countries are a lot bigger than others. Besides this they influence the public opinion, we are better of without polls and odds

Fatima
Fatima
27 days ago

For me, it’s too early to say. There are not enough evidence of live performances for me to judge. There are plenty of over-produced videos with effects which seem unlikely to be produced on stage. We’ll soon see what happens in the preview concerts.

Jonas
Jonas
27 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

On song alone, though?

Socrates Superstar
Socrates Superstar
27 days ago

My 10:

1 – Israel (She’s my winner, such a great song, don’t like the hate here in the comments)
2 – Armenia
3 – Netherlands
4 – Austria
5 – Greece
6 – Albania
7 – Switzerland
8 – Czechia
9 – Latvia
10 – Estonia

Alex
Alex
27 days ago

No! Israel!! In Eurovisión 2024 . Thank!

Tony
Tony
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Well. Israel is there. Just accept it. 🙂

united
united
25 days ago
Reply to  Alex

youre the type of person to say they are boycotting and still watch. calm down.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
27 days ago

My current ranking of sf 2

Armenia 10/12
Belgium 9,5/12
Norway 9/12
Greece 8,5/12
Switzerland 8/12
Denmark 7/12
San Marino 6,5/12
Estonia 6/12
Israel 5/12
Czechia 4,5/12
Latvia 4/12
Austria 3,5/12
Albania 3/12
Netherlands 3/12
Malta 2/12
Georgia 1,5/12

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
27 days ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

My prediction for sf 2

The qualifiers in alphabetical order

  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
Angelina
Angelina
27 days ago

I hope Israel can bring the same emotions and symbolism from the video to the stage.
Max. 6 people are allowed on the stage. Can’t wait to see the choreography.

Indiana07
Indiana07
27 days ago

Israel, Albania, Estonia and Belgium are 100% sure qualifiers like it or not.
Switzerland, the Netherlands and Norway are likely qualifiers.
No sure NQs this year. I hope Latvia will make it too

Steven
Steven
27 days ago
Reply to  Indiana07

I also hope Latvia will make it 🙂 However, Estonija is 50/50, not a sure qualifier, while Switzerland, Netherlands and Norway qre probably the top 3 of that semi so they aren’t “likely qualifiers” as you call them 🙂

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
27 days ago
Reply to  Indiana07

Armenia is sure Q (it will get points from Georgia, Greece, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Czechia and Israel)

Pons
Pons
27 days ago
Reply to  Indiana07

Albania as a sure qualifier!? I wouldn’t be so confident..

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
27 days ago
Reply to  Pons

Points from Switzerland, Greece and Italy. The rest is uncertain.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
27 days ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

Why would they get thise points, because of diaspora? Even if they had it, they lost it with English rewamp.

Andrew Tate McRae
Andrew Tate McRae
27 days ago

We still need Tali and Aiko to release their revamps

oran
oran
27 days ago

I’d say it be like Chanel and we wouldn’t here it till the show

esc_fl
esc_fl
27 days ago

Aiko confirmed revamp release on 21 March.

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
27 days ago

Struggle to make up my list of ten songs:
Definite: Belgium, Switzerland
Ok: Armenia, Latvia, Norway
Fillers (to make up a list of ten): Albania, Georgia, Greece, San Marino, Denmark
Meh … : Malta, Austria, Estonia
Straight in the bin: Israel, the Netherlands

Sgedi
Sgedi
26 days ago
Reply to  ATLANTIC

Love the fact you’re refusing to toe the line on the fandom’s accepted opinions this year. Completely agree on Switzerland and Belgium, with Latvia and Norway not too far behind.

As fun as the novelty may be, I find it highly amusing that a pastiche of Scooter (of all bands) is so highly loved, and realistically, I’d be astonished if Israel aren’t booed by the crowd.

Charlie from NYC
Charlie from NYC
25 days ago
Reply to  ATLANTIC

Boy you have a poor test, Atlantic!! And i mean lousy! Horrid!

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago

My prediction for the qualifiers: Netherlands Belgium Israel Greece Switzerland Norway Austria Armenia Georgia Estonia/Denmark/Albania will fight for the last spot. Albania could snick through because of the countries participates in this semi. Also, I’m a bit worried about Austria potentially flop. This is one of my favorites this year, but it’s a very problematic song to sing live, and we know the history of Austria with this kind of song (2022). What’s funny that each year people say before the songs are published about specific semi final that it’s the weakest, and everytime it turns out to be the… Read more »

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Sure NQ Malta and Latvia

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

And Czech Republic. Agreed. Even though the Czechs always surprise at Eurovision, so I wouldn’t write them off completely.

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

True, I have no idea why this was considered the weaker semi. So many great songs here and it’s very competitive.

Wiwibloggah
Wiwibloggah
27 days ago

Okay so with Israel being rigged, the Netherlands is clearly the favorite here. Exciting to see the actual results in May.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
27 days ago

Has Santa been like I predicted 24 hours ago. Oh, no, my mistake it’s just the Israel bots lol

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Aren’t you getting tired to spread so much toxicity and hate? Jesus, do something good with your life man.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Aren’t you getting tired to make more and more children starve to de@th? Jesus, do something good with your life man.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

As far as I know, I’m not from Hamas. You should point your anger about this matter to them.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

As far as I know, I’m not from Hammas. You should point your anger about this matter to them. They are those who are stealing most of the food delivered to people which Israel allows during a war (no other country in the world would allow it).

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Your propaganda mind just keeps showing so much so on and on that your comment proves nothing to me and that I’m right.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Sounds like a brainwashed person to me. Good luck.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Wow you said this towards your reflection!

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Sounds like you are in denial honey. Wishing you to be awakened one day.

Mariah
Mariah
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Are you serious…. You should watch the international independent news more often.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

I don’t need to watch “the international independent news”, because the so called “news” you are *watching*, I am LIVING. I wake up to it, and I go to sleep to it. So who are you to judge and lecture me about the reality when you are the one who’s sitting on her sofa thousands kilometers away and watching “the news”.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Canada is halting any export of weapons to Israel, the USA amended a concept proposal at the UN for an immediate Cease fire and release of all the hostages, if the IDF invades and attacks Rafah the Netherlands are considering sanctions on Israel, a burning object has been thrown to the Israeli ambassi in the Hague, no dammage or casualties reported etc etc

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

The UN, Amnesty International, Oxvam Novib are calling out alarming reports about the dire and unhumanitarian situation 100Ks of innocent civilians are in at District-G on the brink of Mass famine, disseases and starvation.

I can imagine you dont like watching the ‘other’news.

israeli pov
israeli pov
22 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

you should live the news as we do …just for one day…and than lets talk… independent news….lol.
what happened in Moscow its just the first step.. Europe need to wake up fast !!

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Israel is the most toxic ever fan base lol. It’s not toxic to call out toxic you muff

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Ofc they will be toxic when all of this hatred pointed towards them. If you only knew how it feels, you’ll act or speak differently. I want to believe.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

So don’t give toxicity back then? It’s not that hard. Russian/Belarusian people just ignore the hate targeted towards them because of the invasion of Ukraine.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I know many Russian people themselves that ashamed of what their country are doing. Many of them also left the country because of the war.

As oppose to them, Israel isn’t doing anything cruel, just defending it’s civilians which every country in this world would and should do.

That’s all the difference.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Your media in Israel must be feeding you arrogant propaganda because you seem to think Israel is the most innocent country ever and you are hated always.
You have torture war crimes and everthing in your country. Wake up from the arrogance

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

No. Invading the aggressor country (in general) because they attacked first is not ideal because it ends up in more casualties. Ukraine is not invading Russia for example. They’re just defending their land and citizens.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

You do aware that Hammas kidnapped over 250 civilians on October 7th and the only way to get them back is to enter there? You do aware that Israel avoided doing so many years because they didn’t want it to lead to a lot of casualties on both sides (IDF soldiers as well)?

If Ukraine had enough power to run the war on Russia land, they would have move the war their in a heart beat. The fact that Israel is stronger doesn’t make them as the aggressor.

Alex
Alex
26 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

The best solution is a CEASEFIRE. Peaceful negotiations between you and #them. Exchange of prisoners/hostages.

Rory
Rory
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

“Isn’t doing anything cruel” – you may personally feel the massive collective punishment is justified, but to claim it isn’t cruel is simply not true. Starving children is cruel, the way Israel treats people in the WB and GZ (especially since the far right current gov came in to power over the past decade) is cruel.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Rory

War is a horrible thing, and no, I don’t believe in “collective punishment”. But that’s the reality of wars. You could say that on every country ever participated in a war during the history of the world, so why are you focusing only on Israel? Very much hypocritical, don’t you think? As I already mention about “starving children” – Israel allowing aid support in a middle of the war to Gazza citizens (which no other country in the world ever done, or would do) – the fact is that Hammas stealing the food and the aid from the citizens once… Read more »

Rory
Rory
26 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

“I don’t believe in collective punishment” – except the very next sentence you say that you do because “it’s reality”

Even the US and Germany are starting to warn Israel that they are becoming a global pariah for their disproportionate reaction. Who is focusing only on Israel? Russia has been banned from this very event for using the same tactics.

Spare us your lies about Israel providing food, we’re supposed to believe that every major humanitarian organisation is just lying about the situation of famine caused by Israel because they’re “antisemitic”? Try another one.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
26 days ago
Reply to  Rory

Indeed, this is the REALITY OF WARS. It can’t be avoided. I believe in world peace, so what? Does the world allows that to actually happened? NO. Reality knock on our table everyday and if we will not deal with it, we will be gone. Not gonna happened. There’s no such thing disproportionate reaction in wars. You started a war, deal with whatever consequences it has. Specially after the horrific evil stuff they’ve made, and celebrated them. Israel isn’t providing food, never said that. But Israel allows aid tracks to come in Gazza everyday. Hammas stealing most of it on… Read more »

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

trucks with the necessarely aid are waiting for days at the border crossings and could be send away by israeli troops.

Mariah
Mariah
26 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Jewish people in Amsterdam are protesting against Israel because they let innocent children suffer;-)

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
26 days ago
Reply to  Mariah

And…? The fact that their mother was Jewish doesn’t make the real Jews. They’re not living in Israel and probably has nothing to do with Judaism. What are you proving here? Seriously, you’re embarrassing yourself.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
25 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Shalalie Shalala.
Do read your own toxic comments on others??
Most of them other peoples speaking their Free Mind. As we all ought to do in this day of age using normal and peacefull speech.

Your mouth is spewing out the worms inside your Mind.

AVADA KEDAVRA

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
27 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

You can dislike Israel all you want, but the worst fanbases are Spain’s, Greece’s and Sweden’s lmao

Alex
Alex
26 days ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

Don’t compare these fanbases with the Israeli fanbase which is openly glorifying violence.

Omm
Omm
27 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

????????

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
27 days ago

My Semi Final 2 Qualifiers:
Albania ??
Armenia ??
Austria ??
Denmark ??
Georgia ??
Greece ??
Netherlands ??
Norway ??
San Marino ??
Switzerland ??

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

The emoji flags not being processed in the comments is so funny omg.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I know. I thought they did.

esc_fl
esc_fl
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

lol one year the hosts should announce the qualifiers as questions like “Albania???”

Yuval
Yuval
27 days ago

My vote semi final 2
12 points Israel ?????
10 points Switzerland ???
8 points Norway ?? ?
7 points Greece ??
6 points Belgium ??
5 points Armenia ??
4 points the Netherlands ??
3 points Austria ??
2 points Georgia ??
1 point Estonia ??/ Albania??
Good Luck!

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Yuval

Exactly my 10. I think it will be a hard fight between Estonia, Albania and Denmark on the last spot.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago

I really want both Denmark & Latvia to qualify but sadly I don’t thing that would be the case. And I’m 80% sure The Netherlands is winning this semi, especially if EBU will put them to close the show. Also, depending on the performance I see Switzerland, Greece, Austria and Norway fighting for the top 3.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
27 days ago

Oh wow, this semifinal is so strong!

Here are my predictions (not necessarily what I like most).

DEFINITELY QUALIFYING: Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland

MIGHT QUALIFY >50% chance: Norway (tricky song although I love it), Armenia, Israel, Denmark

MIGHT QUALIFY <50% chance: Austria, Latvia, Malta (with a solid performance)

DEFINITELY NOT QUALIFYING: San Marino, Estonia, Czechia (unless their revamp is much better and the performance is solid), Albania

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Switzerland now gives me a Netta Toy vibe with some of the lyrics

Norway is so underrated, Gunnhild definitely oozes Floor Jansen slayness vibes for me

i remain having hopes for San Marino and i think Estonia is also gonna bring same fun vibes as Netherlands and in a 100% televote semi i don’t see why both party bangers can’t both qualify

Albania is a sure nq yes i agree, the albanian at least made it feel more authentic now its in english, its 3 minutes of nothingness

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
27 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Why do you think Norway is a tricky song? To me, that’s the safest qualifier out of all songs participating this year. We saw it live, it is standing out, everything is perfected to the fullest.

Maybe some people don’t like the genre, but there is no scenario for this to be a NQ.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
27 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

I looove Norway and Gåte. However, I feel that it is a song many people may not relate to instantly with the first listen. That’s my only concern. A few of my friends (semi-eurofans, not like me ;p) told me “Oh it’s loud and chaotic like Spain last year!”. Is that true for some or for many? I don’t know.

I personally adore the song and have it on my playlist and will vote for it in May.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
27 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

People who compare it with Spain didn’t even listen to it or they are completely musically illiterate. I heard the same, but some people will se quality there and vote. There were lots of people shocked and appaled by Maneskin and they won easily.

KylieMylie
KylieMylie
27 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Ulveham is a very different song. I love it. So much power and magic on the stage. Norway is hard to predict this year. I can see this be top 5 but also flop in semi. Hope people see good this entry is ? please vote for Gate!!

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
27 days ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Not that they are the same (level) but Georgia failed last year although I loved the song and performance. It was just too loud (even for me at points). That apparently puts off many people.

Edward
Edward
27 days ago

Yeah not too sure about Latvia’s qualification anymore. Seems like the bad luck of being in a better semifinal has transferred once again to Latvia this year. I do feel like we deserve to qualify this year, because I genuinely love the song but you never know with this contest. I just hope Dons creates a magical performance that we can be proud of and hopefully sneak into the final.

Eve
Eve
27 days ago
Reply to  Edward

Fingers crossed!

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
27 days ago
Reply to  Edward

Latvia would be a nice addition to the final’s lineup if it competed in the other semi.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
27 days ago

This semifinal is harder to predict compared to Semi 1 because we didn’t see 8 out 16 songs live, and almost all of them are favorites to get through (no, we didn’t see the Netherlands either, that was a collage of live footage, but not live performance with live vocals). Therefore, it is clear that at least 2-3 songs from the perceived top won’t be able to translate live what we saw in music videos. There are two completely safe Qs here, for different reasons – Norway and Israel. Norway is a contender to win it all, and even if… Read more »

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago

Netherlands to win the semi hopefully!!!!!!! europapa masterpiece, eurovision’s very own bohemian rhapsody lyrical superb banger

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
27 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Greece or Switzerland or the Netherlands are to win the semi.

Gosh
Gosh
27 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Describing Europapa as masterpiece is a joke, right?

It’s not bad, it’s fun, even with outdated sound, it’s a good song, but masterpiece. Come on. haha

Kobe
Kobe
27 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Don’t you dare to compare Europapa with Bohemian Rhapsody…

Alex
Alex
27 days ago

Not voting, I just know it’s rigged.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Nobody actually cares.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

You cared enough to reply to me. Stop taking random online opinions as personal attacks.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Nobody asked?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Good for you. You can also not watch the show. You are not obliged.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Just because I said I’m not voting in this particular poll doesn’t mean I’m not gonna watch the show what is you even talking about??

united
united
25 days ago
Reply to  Alex

welp stop the complaining then. we all know you are gonna watch it even tho you are treated by Israel being there. just breathe

Roy
Roy
27 days ago

Israel is a sure Q.. I think it will be even the winner of the semi. They gonna get alot of votes, if you’re like or not. Mark my words.

Steven
Steven
27 days ago
Reply to  Roy

I think you are not Israeli, nor a supporter of Israel. Your main reason for writting these comments is to provoke people and make them dislike Israel more. Shame on you!

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Steven

What’s provoking about saying that Israel a sure Q? A dude not allowed to speak his mind? Shameless comment.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Israel is a sure Q just for the media hype it will give, even negative publicity is publicity honestly and we always need a villain in this show (usually it was Russia) but now this year it is Israel with their own Polina Gagarina or Tolmachevy Twin sort of act

Steven
Steven
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

You are obviously joking, aren’t you? He Is bombarding these comments section with Israel “support” so much and so visably fake that a person has to be stupid not to realised he is not a supporter of Israel but the very opposite, because he knows that a crowd will be attacking him and say bad things about Israel right away, which is what he wants – people to speak bad or Israel. Turn on your brain people and don’t react to him and maybe one more bot who are trying to show fake support for Israel only so you can… Read more »

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Steven

Sorry, didn’t read the comment section before, therefore didn’t got it. If that’s what he did, he is an embarrassment for the human race.

Alex
Alex
27 days ago
Reply to  Roy

I terribly doubt Israel. So many dance bops then you have this ballad among them and it would be slept on. And not to mention the sparsely available support from 100% public vote system because their reputation was destroyed due to their involvement in war.

IsraeliESCFan
IsraeliESCFan
27 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I don’t think it’s a bad thing for a ballad to be surrounded by upbeat song. Quite the opposite, it will stand out even more.

Stephanie
27 days ago
Reply to  IsraeliESCFan

Remo and Alika proved last year that ballads can qualify from a televote-only semi, I would expect a few to do the same this year

pluma
pluma
27 days ago
Reply to  Roy

Thanks god they cant haked the televoting so easy ,as they haked the wiwi voting poll,
so dont be sure about that hehehhe

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
27 days ago
Reply to  Roy

From who? The whole of Norway? whole of Denmark? Everyone in Belgium? All of Greece? Your guaranteed votes are from France, mmmm maybe that’s it. Winner of Semi-Final 2 no, a qualifier maybe. (predict 8th to 10th place). If not it’s a no from Europe.

Heyey
Heyey
27 days ago

My prediction of the qualifiers in an alphabetical order:
Austria
Armenia
Belgium
Denmark / Georgia (it’s either one of these, I’m leaning more towards Denmark)
Estonia
Greece
Israel
Netherlands
Norway
Switzerland

Non qualifiers:
Albania
Czechia
Georgia / Denmark
Latvia
Malta
San Marino

My personal qualifiers
1. Greece
2. Switzerland
3. Armenia
4. Israel
5. Belgium
6. Netherlands
7. Estonia
8. Austria
9. Norway
10. Czechia / Georgia

Elad
Elad
27 days ago

Israel all the way ??
Amazing song

Stian F
Stian F
27 days ago

Imagine 1st half of semi 1 and 2nd half of semi 2 together… that would have been the REAL blood bath… first half of semi 1 is sooo much better than the 2nd half…and I feel that the 2nd half of semi 2 is a whole lot better than the first half…. i wouldnt be surprised if we saw more songs qualifying from 1st half compared to 2nd half for the 2nd time only since 2014 in semi 1 (previous 10 years) – last and only time it happened was in the 2nd semi in 2016 when 6 songs from… Read more »

Stian F
Stian F
27 days ago

100% For Sure Qualifiers Norway – Nothing else like it, second half, impactful staging, there is no doubt. Estonia – most likely semi closer, massive party impact and will be a televote favourite. Probable Qualifiers Netherlands – Another fun act, probably colourful staging as well, and the hardstyle will go down well, but we havent really heard it live yet. Israel – well it is not a bad song at all. Belgium – IF it is performed well the last minute will make an impact Latvia – Just have a feeling it will come late in the running order, and… Read more »

Kobe
Kobe
27 days ago
Reply to  Stian F

In this stage we have to wait for the live acts to make a real prediction.

Rmor
Rmor
28 days ago

This semi will be interesting to watch because of the number of small televote duels between the similar toned entries: Greece vs Armenia – female sung ethnopop Czechia vs San Marino – rock songs (btw San Marino is a lock for spot nr 11) Belgium vs Latvia – male ballads Netherlands vs Estonia – nonenglish “crazy entries” Malta vs Georgia – female bops Albania vs Denmark vs Israel – anthemic songs Switzerland, Norway and Austria have sort of unique feel that give them slight edge of not competing for same voters (unless they mess up live version *looks at Austria*).… Read more »

Gosh
Gosh
28 days ago

Belgium and Switzerland are my fav tracks this year along with Slovenia. So I don’t care much about the rest. In general super outdated sounds in the full selection. The songs that would make the final interesting for me are Norway, Armenia. Will be happy to see Latvia. I can ‘t understand why people kind of skipping those quality offers (Hollow, also Aija) and focus on cheap fast music and autotune. And Chechia. Just for no reason. Cause the music experts around don’t like it, I like enjoy it more. Mixed feelings about Israel. I genuinely support Israel, I kinda… Read more »

Zisk
Zisk
28 days ago

That top 10 to qualify is about what I expected only I think televote only will keep Estonia in close with Denmark, Georgia and Armenia

Thanos
Thanos
28 days ago

Armenia, Belgium, Latvia and Norway are my favourites of the semi and I wish to see all 4 of them qualify.