Eurovision 2012: Semi Final Two winners

By David Knox on May 26, 2012 / Filed Under News 6

The last ten songs have qualified for the Eurovision Final in Baku!

They are:

SERBIA
Željko Joksimovi: “Nije Ljubav Stvar”
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FYR MACEDONIA
Kaliopi: “Crno I Belo”
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MALTA
Kurt Calleja: “This Is the Night”
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UKRAINE
Gaitana: “Be My Guest”
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SWEDEN
Loreen: “Euphoria”
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TURKEY
Can Bonomo: “Love Me Back”
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ESTONIA
Ott Lepland “Kuula”
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NORWAY
Tooji: “Stay”
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BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Maya Sar: “Korake Ti Znam”
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LITHUANIA
Donny Montell: “Love Is Blind”
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Missing out were:

Netherlands
Belarus
Portugal
Bulgaria
Slovenia
Croatia
Georgia
Slovakia

Sweden remains the favourite to take out the contest this year, and as much as I hate agreeing with the bookies, it’s my personal favourite too and currently leads the TV Tonight polling. Loreena has a strong song and gives an utterly contemporary performance (Englebert *cough cough*). Russia could take out as a novelty act. Hope not.

You can vote live for Australia’s Eurovision unofficial winner at www.sbs.com.au: Russia was selected as the winner of the First Semi Final and Sweden topped the Second Semi Final.

The Final running order is now (premiere performances in bold):

1. UNITED KINGDOM – Engelbert Humperdinck – Love Will Set You Free
2. HUNGARY – Compact Disco – Sound Of Our Hearts
3. ALBANIA – Rona NIshliu – Suus
4. LITHUANIA – Donny Montell – Love Is Blind
5. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Maya Sar – Korake Ti Znam
6. RUSSIA – Buranovskiye Babushki – Party For Everybody
7. ICELAND – Greta Salóme & Jónsi – Never Forget
8. CYPRUS – Ivi Adamou – La La Love
9. FRANCE – Anggun – Echo (You And I)
10. ITALY – Nina Zilli – L’Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)

11. ESTONIA – Ott Lepland – Kuula
12. NORWAY – Tooji – Stay
13. AZERBAIJAN – Sabina Babayeva – When The Music Dies
14. ROMANIA – Mandinga – Zaleilah
15. DENMARK – Soluna Samay – Shoud’ve Known Better
16. GREECE – Eleftheria Eleftheriou – Aphrodisiac
17. SWEDEN – Loreen – Euphoria
18. TURKEY – Can Bonomo – Love Me Back
19. SPAIN – Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)
20. GERMANY – Roman Lob – Standing Still

21. MALTA – Kurt Calleja – This Is The Night
22. F.Y.R. MACEDONIA – Kaliopi – Crno I Belo
23. IRELAND – Jedward – Waterline
24. SERBIA – Željko Joksimović – Nije Ljubav Stvar
25. UKRAINE – Gaitana – Be My Guest
26. MOLDOVA – Pasha Parfeny – Lăutar

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David Knox blogs Eurovision for SBS.

6 Comments »

  1. kenyirol158 May 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm -

    Really don’t get why Sweden is the hot favourite – thought it was awful myself and I really don’t think it’ll pick up the votes.

  2. Goatracer May 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm -

    SBS have the broadcast rights,commonsense would dictate they would be the one broadcaster not to usurp thier own coverage?
    Wrong,turn the damn TV on and in a rolling tickertape on the bottom of the screen is the winner and then the story on Aljazeera.
    About time this was broadcast live.

  3. ausriley26 May 27, 2012 at 10:45 am -

    I found Sweden to be a tad underwhelming in its performance – I love the song but on stage it just lacked that something special. Estonia and Malta would be my other favourites from this semi, but I really really home for the Russian grannies to make it over the line.

  4. Ebony Loves Eurovision May 27, 2012 at 7:56 am -

    I can’t get Euphoria out of my head. Go Sweden!

  5. sav001 May 27, 2012 at 1:12 am -

    @ Brekky You are kidding right? If you thought that was awful, I can’t imagine what you think of many of the other songs. For me, Sweden was really good and the most contemporary of all the songs. In fact, I thought tonights semifinal was of much higher standard than the first one.

  6. Brekkie May 27, 2012 at 12:23 am -

    Really don’t get why Sweden is the hot favourite – thought it was awful myself and I really don’t think it’ll pick up the votes.

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