The first semi-final brings together seventeen songs, competing for one of the ten places in the great Final on May 14th up for grabs today. Here’s the list, shamelessly stolen from Wikipedia.

If you want to listen to the songs, you can check them in my previous article, along with my opinion about the best and worst of them.

Below, you’ll see how my favourites fared.


Draw[126] Country[3] Artist[127] Song[127]
01  Albania Ronela Hajati "Sekret"
02  Latvia Citi Zēni "Eat Your Salad"
03  Lithuania Monika Liu "Sentimentai"
04   Switzerland Marius Bear "Boys Do Cry"
05  Slovenia LPS "Disko"
06  Ukraine Kalush Orchestra "Stefania" (Стефанія)
07  Bulgaria Intelligent Music Project "Intention"
08  Netherlands S10 "De diepte"
09  Moldova Zdob și Zdub and Advahov Brothers "Trenulețul"
10  Portugal Maro "Saudade, saudade"
11  Croatia Mia Dimšić "Guilty Pleasure"
12  Denmark Reddi "The Show"
13  Austria Lumix feat. Pia Maria "Halo"
14  Iceland Systur "Með hækkandi sól"
15  Greece Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord "Die Together"
16  Norway Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana"
17  Armenia Rosa Linn "Snap"


These are the ten countries that managed to qualify for the Grand Final on Sunday, announced in random order:

  • Switzerland
  • Armenia
  • Iceland
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Norway
  • Greece
  • Ukraine
  • Moldova

I’m super happy for Lithuania, Moldova and The Netherlands to get to the Final, I definitely wasn’t surprised for Norway or Ukraine, and I’m a bit sad that Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark or Iceland didn’t go through, but it is what it is.

Onwards to the next semi-final!