The highlight of the musical year – Eurovision 2016 is almost upon us and having reviewed all the entries here are my predictions of who will qualify from Semi Final Two to go on to compete in the grand final in Stockholm…which I will be attending! I got 8/10 on my predictions for Semi Final One so let’s hope I can equal that or do better!

From each semi final only 10 acts will qualify to the grand final. The Big Five countries (UK, Italy, France, Spain and Germany) and the host country (Sweden) will automatically get to the final.

These are my predictions to qualify, watch the videos in the playlist below and then take a look underneath for all song reviews for the semi final…

My qualifiers…

AUSTRALIA – “SOUND OF SILENCE” BY DAMI IM

 

BELGIUM – “WHAT’S THE PRESSURE” BY LAURA TESORO

 

BULGARIA – “IF LOVE WAS A CRIME” BY POLI GENOVA

 

DENMARK – “SOLDIERS OF LOVE” BY LIGHTHOUSE X

 

IRELAND – “SUNLIGHT” BY NICKY BYRNE

 

ISRAEL – “MADE OF STARS” BY HOVI STAR

 

LITHUANIA – “I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS NIGHT” BY DONNY MONTELL

 

SERBIA – “GOODBYE (SHELTER)” BY SANJA VUČIĆ ZAA

 

SLOVENIA – “BLUE AND RED” BY MANUELLA

I have to point out that I don’t WANT this to qualify but I think there’s no doubt that it will – grrrr…

UKRAINE – “1944” BY JAMALA

Some of the others were border line but I had to let them go…

 

SWITZERLAND – “THE LAST OF OUR KIND” BY RYKAA

 

BELARUS – “HELP YOU FLY” BY IVAN

 

LATVIA – “HEARTBEAT” BY JUSTS

 

GEORGIA – “MIDNIGHT GOLD” BY NIKA KOCHAROV & YOUNG GEORGIAN LOLITAZ

 

ICELAND – “ICEBREAKER” BY AGNETE

 

POLAND – “COLOR OF YOUR LIFE” BY MICHAŁ SZPAK

 

ALBANIA – “FAIRYTALE” BY ENEDA TARIFA

 

F.Y.R. MACEDONIA – “DONA” BY KALIOPI

 

What do you think? Let me know who you think will qualify in the comments below and don’t forget to tune into my live tweets @PopAndTalk on Twitter during the live show 11th May 20:00 GMT

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.