ESCToday Editors’ Poll: Who’s qualifying from the second semi-final?

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Hello ladies and gentlemen! The first semi-final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest is already down, now one more to go! As the Altice Arena is getting ready to host the second semi-final round in a few hours, it’s time for some more predictions!

Following a tough first semi-final, full of suspense and surprises, the Eurovision 2018 journey continues with the second semi-final evening, which will complete the Grand Final’s line-up, shortly after the announcement of its 10 lucky winners.

In total, 21 countres will be able to vote tonight. These are the 18 competing ones, as well as 3 of the automatic finalists, this time them being France, Germany and Italy. The eventual result of the second semi-final will be determined by both the national juries, which have already submitted their votes during yesterday’s Jury Rehearsal, as well as the public vote, each having a 50% stake.

Who’s going through, according to the ESCToday editors?

As with the first semi-final, all of the ESCToday editors, each one coming from a different background, were asked to rate the 18 participating songs and cast their votes in the Eurovision system (1-8, 10 and 12 points).

It has really been a strong battle between 18 worthy Eurovision entries, with the final outcome being doubtful up to the very last point. However, the editors’ Top 10 has now emerged and is revealed below.

Our 10 qualifiers are (the order is random):

  • Denmark
  • Hungary
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Poland
  • Moldova

There had been a great shuffling between the last Top 10 places and a little further down. It’s noteworthy that the 10th of our qualifiers finished only 1 point ahead of Malta, which was awarded an 11th place. Coming 12th was Serbia, only 1 point behind the latter.

The remaining competing countries which didn’t make it on our qualifiers list are (in alphabetical order): Georgia, Latvia, Montenegro, Romania, San Marino and Slovenia.

Do our results coincide with your preferences? How different is your own Top 10? And what’s your own most favourite tonight’s entrant?

Lisbon’s second show is about to take place tonight and anything can still happen. Keep having a fantastic Eurovision week with your beloved ones!