The second rehearsals give us new information regarding two aspects: it is a first glimpse of a more flowing running order while countries have the ability to show some improvement from the first rehearsals that were held earlier this week. What does it mean? Let’s take a look!
The following graph shows the press poll results as a function of the running order. The colours for each country represent the categories introduced at the Press Poll summary
- Sweden has fixed the minor problems they had opens the semifinal with a strong and stable performance.
- Georgia has managed to improve drastically showing a flowing rehearsal featuring improvements in terms of backdrop, clothing, and effects (bring on the wind machine!) in a way that they might overtake Australia on the way to Saturday’s final. Therefore, both countries are swinging qualifiers right now.
- The run of Albania, Belgium and Montenegro did not show any significant improvements and are still unlikely to qualify.
- On the other hand, Finland, Azerbaijan and Portugal continue to be a strong sequence of entries and all three are set to qualify.
- The peak is followed by Greece and Poland whose entries have a strong identity but can’t stand to the strength of the previous three. Qualification is possible.
- This break is interfered with the party of Moldova that brings us back to the qualification level
- The low following is deeper than the previous one having Iceland and Czech Republic.
- Cyprus who gained a decent amount of interest during the first rehearsal manages to improve even more but still not in a way that ensures a qualification. Therefore it gets a light green colour and a category of itself as Hovig is highly likely (H) to go to Saturday’s final
- That was a warmup to Armenia which are likely to win the first semifinal.
- Going back down to the ballad of Slovenia and the electronic tunes of Latvia who will have to stand out significantly after Artsvik in order to get a place in the final.
Current prediction after the second semifinal changes slightly, as we have more potential qualifiers now:
|D||Armenia, Azerbaijan, Finland, Moldova, Portugal, Sweden|
|S||Australia, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia|
|N||Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Iceland, Montenegro|
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