Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2016 Summary: “Will my country qualify?”

by Gil Laufer 7,357 views0

The question that have been asked frequently in connection to ESCToday’s Daily Press Poll is Will my country qualify?. After watching the first rehearsals of all semifinalists and getting the input from the poll, we can get a better look at the possible outcome of the semifinals.

NOTE: The ranks are based on the current rehearsal showcase and does not consider voting patterns, running order or any other parameters. Please refer to our live reports if you would like to understand more about each country:

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

The countries will be divided into four categories in each semifinal (order within the categories does matter):

  • Sailing (S): Countries which presented a rehearsal that is already strong enough to be declared as clear qualifiers, mostly winners and runner-ups of the poll
  • Rising (R): Countries which presented an almost finalised performance during the rehearsals that stands out in perfection in more than one element (vocals, camera work, choreography etc) and are expected to have an improved performance in order to ensure qualification, mostly third to fifth places of the poll
  • Fighting (F): Countries which presented a rehearsal that without significant improvements during the upcoming rehearsals will hardly make it to the final or not qualify at all.
  • Leaving (L): Countries which will probably not make it to the final based on the rehearsal, in addition to the previous predictions regarding the overall entry

Semifinal 1


#CatCountryActDPP Result
1SArmeniaIveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave92 (1st)
2SRussiaSergey Lazarev – You are the only one90 (2nd)
3SCzech RepublicGabriela Gunčíková – I stand110 (1st)
4RThe NetherlandsDouwe Bob – Slow down53 (3rd)
5RAustriaZoë – Loin d’ici57 (2nd)
6RHungaryFreddie – Pioneer34 (4th)
7RCyprusMinus One – Alter ego36 (4th)
8RMaltaIra Losco – Walk on water16 (6th)
9FIcelandGreta Salóme – Hear them calling38 (3rd)
10FEstoniaJüri Pootsmann – Play30 (5th)
11FAzerbaijanSamra – Miracle5 (9th)
12FGreeceArgo – Utopian land23 (5th)
13FBosnia & HerzegovinaDeen & Dalal feat. Ana Rucner & Jala – Ljubav je12 (7th)
14FCroatiaNina Kraljić – Lighthouse12 (6th)
15FFinlandSandhja – Sing it away7 (7th)
16LMontenegroHighway – The real thing11 (8th)
17LMoldovaLidia Isac – Falling stars2 (8th)
18LSan MarinoSerhat – I didn’t know2 (9th)

Semifinal 2


#CatCountryActDPP Result
1SUkraineJamala – 1944119 (1st)
2SIsraelHovi Star – Made of stars74 (1st)
3SAustraliaDami Im – Sound of silence71 (2nd)
4SSerbiaSanja Vučić ZAA – Goodbye (Shelter)55 (4th)
5SBelgiumLaura Tesoro – What’s the pressure58 (3rd)
6SLatviaJusts – Heartbeat68 (3rd)
7RGeorgiaNika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – Midnight gold47 (4th)
8RBulgariaPoli Genova – If love was a crime74 (2nd)
9RBelarusIVAN – Help you fly9 (7th)
10RPolandMichał Szpak – Color of your life14 (5th)
11FIrelandNicky Byrne – Sunlight4 (9th)
12FDenmarkLighthouse X – Soldiers of love4 (6th)
13FNorwayAgnete – Icebreaker9 (5th)
14FFYR MacedoniaKaliopi – Dona10 (6th)
15FLithuaniaDonny Montell – I’ve been waiting for this night1 (10th)
16LSloveniaManuElla – Blue and red3 (7th)
17LSwitzerlandRykka – The last of our kind9 (8th)
18LAlbaniaEneda Tarifa – Fairytale1 (9th)

The second rehearsals of the semifinals will begin tomorrow and we will be able to get more information about the changes and improvements. The Daily Press Poll will go again for the Big 5 and Sweden and for the grand final in due course.

Stay tuned to ESCToday for more news regarding Eurovision Song Contest 2016!

ESCToday is growing and always looks for new members to join our team! Feel free to drop us a line if you're interested! Use the Contact Us page or send us an email at vacancies@esctoday.com!