The seventh annual esctoday.com BigPoll has broken yet another record. For the first time, more than 100,000 predictions have already been made by readers and members of the website. After two weeks (a much shorter voting window than in previous years) the readers have made their predictions and the poll for the first semi final is now closed.
The 10 countries predicted to qualify from tonight’s semi final are:
Based on a second vote in which esctoday.com readers have been voting on which song they think the juries will vote for, readers believe that Israel will be the 10th qualifier as juries will vote for Noa and Mira ahead of Switzerland.
According to the Jury predictions, Israel will finish insixth place, the highest of the countries not predicted to qualify through televoting. They trail Malta, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sweden, Turkey and Portugal who are all expected to qualify in the televote. Iceland are seventh, with Switzerland in eighth.
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According to the poll, the top four countries are almost certain to qualify. They have amassed a high number of votes.