BigPoll 2016: Here are the Semi-final 1 results

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BigPoll, the annual Eurovision prediction tool of ESCToday returns for one more year. Today we present you your predictions for the first semi-final.

The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is about to kick off live from Stockholm. 19 countries will compete to share 10 spots in the Grand final of the contest, scheduled to take place this Saturday May 14.

BigPoll’s ballot opened right after the second semi-final rehearsals finished and all of our readers were invited to participate by casting their predictions.

Totally 1395 users shared their predictions from all over the world, including Panama, China, Chile and Mauritius. BigPoll is using the same voting system as the senior Eurovision Song Contest itself, so the following results represent only the votes from countries participating on the first semi-final, as well as the automatic finalists which are eligible to vote; these are France, Spain and Sweden.

The Resuts

After counting down all the results, here are the 10 countries presented in random order that are predicted to qualify to the final tonight.

  • Croatia
  • Austria
  • Malta
  • Cyprus
  • Azerbaijan
  • Hungary
  • Czech Republic
  • Russia
  • Iceland
  • Armenia
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  • MarioVision

    If I remember well I voted all these countries but 1.
    I had voted also ESTONIA to qualify instead of AZERBAIJAN.

  • MarioVision

    AUSTRIA & AZERBAIJAN are in serious danger to NOT qualify to the Final tonight.
    So it really looks that the Esc-Today Poll will get right at least 8 of the 10 finalists qualifiers.

  • Ryan

    Please Austria please Austria please Austria please Austria please Austria please please please please please pleeeeeeeease

  • MarioVision

    Really unfortunate that ESTONIA most probaly will not make it to the Final
    & NETHERLAND will qualify instead (the dutch song is utterly boring & bland)

    Even that russian woman juror that was axed because of the scandal with the votes
    was describing in her periscope cam show how much boring Douwe Bob sounded to her 😛

  • Ryan

    Why is Netherlands not in the Top 10? Get Azerbaijan out and Netherlands in!

  • MarioVision

    Really pity because AUSTRIA did great in the OGAE voting.
    Finished 7th with 128 points,and also got even points from 2 ogae clubs.

  • Ryan

    12 points from the big guns: France and Germany 😀

  • MarioVision

    Because this euro poll was made by these 1395 individual people (eurofans)
    that we voted our predicted 10 qualifiers. (and NOT our 10 favorites of course)

    NETHERLAND definitely does NOT deserve to qualify to the Final
    whatever the outcome/result of tonight’s SF.

  • Ryan

    Douwe Bob seems a bit cocky and conceit to be honest, but the song is still quite pleasant.

  • MarioVision

    INDEED. I can’t stand him.
    (Maybe you read what he did to poor Hovi Star of Israel)
    He is such douche..
    Pity that he is going to qualify to the Final :((

  • Johannes

    “Poor” Hovi Star (bitch) from Israel was horny and offended when Douwe did not respond to his advances.
    By the way, Hovi Star (Daffyd) constantly complained that he was the only gay at the contest ;-))) hahahah!

  • Johannes

    Mario, you are boring, if you do not understand music don’t talk about it. By the way this contest is about songs, not about gossip