The exact same ten in our predictions! Blimey!

Malta
Israel
Norway
Poland
Austria
Greece

Finland
Romania
Macedonia
Switzerland

First six I'd say are safe and the last four are by no means certain and perhaps more what I want but there you go..

I'm bedecked in Israeli and Greek parafanalia and heading into the shed.. Enjoy the show!

  • Shai

    My ten qualifiers:

    Malta
    Israel
    Norway
    Poland
    Austria
    Finland
    Belarus
    Switzerland
    Greece
    Romania(The one I wish mostly not to qualify)

    Lithuania and/or Macedonia may replace any one of the above

  • Darren

    My 10, in decreasing order of likelihood:

    Greece
    Norway
    Malta
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Romania
    Austria
    Israel
    Belarus
    FYR Macedonia

    In a shock, Poland just missing out…

  • Darren

    My top 10, in decreasing order of probability:

    Greece
    Norway
    Malta
    Switzerland
    Finland
    Romania
    Austria
    Israel
    Belarus
    FYR Macedonia

    With Poland just missing out…?

    • Darren

      I swapped Poland and Israel on my prediction after seeing the performances (I have evidence) hence I got 9/10. I promoted Poland almost entirely on the cleavage shot they got on the recap!
      The only surprise for me was Slovenia, but they benefitted from a late draw, and friendly votes from Macedonia, Switzerland and Austria no doubt.

      A lot of people seem surprised with Israel’s failure, but I can think of 3 reasons why it failed:
      1) Three scary looking women with similar styled songs cancelled each other out (Israel, Lithuania, Macedonia)
      2) Early draw – we all know the history of going on 2nd
      3) She sang out of tune, especially her last note.

  • Shai

    Got 9/10(so happy about that), missing Slovenia over Israel(very very disappointed about this).
    Don’t mind Slovenia as it was quite a good song.

    Very happy about Austria as it is one of my favourite to win together with the UK and Hungary.

    Ireland was vocally awful,out of tune and very shaky.In some cases you could hear that the backing singers are doing the work for her.

    No one can convince me that Romania, as a song, was better than Israel(and yes I am aware that the term “fanwanks” will be associated with the song)
    When the running order have been revealed I said(I think it was on sofabet)- “Between Malta, Israel and Norway one is going to miss,and I am afraid it will be Israel and it will have noting to do with the song”. Sadly I was right about this.

  • Darren

    Something I just realised – all five of this evening’s non qualifiers were female, or featured a female lead vocalist. Interesting?

    • Eurovision Rosé

      I think if you’d swapped Israel with Slovenia in the running order things would be different! Though draw position less important in the semis. Who knows! Israelis here VERY upset! I fear you won’t come back. I’m sad and gutted… Otherwise it was a great semi…