Eurovision 2016: Semi-final 2 results out!

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An exciting show took place at the Globe Arena in Stockholm this evening with the second semi-final, where we was 18 more countries compete for one of the 10 remaining places in Saturday night’s grand final.

This evening saw a mixture of different music genres and styles throughout the second semi-final from each of tonight’s 18 competing nations, with hosting-duo Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw making a return to the Eurovision stage to present and entertain the audience and viewers.

Graphics and special effects remained strong in tonight’s semi-final following on from Tuesday’s first semi-final, with effective use of holograms and video graphics being presented throughout each of tonight’s performance.

An interval dance act appeared in tonight’s show featuring performances from 3 dancers who together danced alongside 3 specially designed robots, performing cleverly choreography to a number of worldwide hits.

Semi-final 2 interval Eurovision 2016
Anna Velikova (EBU) ©

The results of the second semi-final were decided by both a national jury from each of tonight’s competing countries along with a public vote.

Semi-final 2 results

The 10 qualifiers from tonight’s show were announced in random order.

  • Latvia
  • Georgia
  • Bulgaria
  • Australia
  • Ukraine
  • Serbia
  • Poland
  • Israel
  • Lithuania
  • Belgium

Later this evening, the semi-final 2 qualifier allocation draw will take place, where the running order will be decided and announced in the early hours of the morning.

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  • MarioVision

    Really pity that IRELAND, SWITZERLAND, NORWAY didn’t qualify..
    Not even BELARUS & DENMARK qualified that still had enough chances to make it.
    SLOVENIA, ALBANIA & FYR stayed on the SF (as predicted)
    but maybe Kaliopi could also make it, it seems that her fame & voice
    couldn’t save her when her song just sucked.

  • MarioVision

    I might saw tonight countries qualifying, that I wasn’t happy about their qualification
    but at least I wasn’t really negatively surprised about
    all these favorites countries of mine that were eliminated indeed.
    At least we didn’t really had any shocking eliminated country
    that was expected to truly qualify like we had with ICELAND’s elimination on the 1st SF.

  • MarioVision

    FYR did not manage to qualify from the SF for even a 4th consecutive year in row.
    [Kaliopi was the last fyromian act that qualified to the Final back in 2012
    when even TURKEY was still with us 🙂 ]
    IRELAND did not qualify from the SF for a 3rd year in row.
    BELARUS was eliminated on the SF for 2nd year in row.
    DENMARK also did not manage to qualify from the SF for 2nd year in row.
    SWITZERLAND also stayed on the SF for 2nd year in row.
    SLOVENIA, ALBANIA, NORWAY all count their 1st yearly elimination on the SF.

    The last time that Norway didn’t qualify from the SF was back in 2011
    that coincidentally that year we had the same dates for the Final & SFs
    with this year’s EuroVision (10 -12 -14 May)