I will start with a shout out to 3 acts that didnt qualify:
ESTONIA: Jüri Pootsmann - Play
I love Jüri and his song but sadly I didnt like his eurovision performance, I really dont get why they
changed their Eesti Laul staging, that one was so much better than this magic/casino mess. I still love him though.
Montenegro: Highway - The real thing
What a performance! Great job guys!
ICELAND: Greta Salome - Hear them calling
WTF? How did this not qualify? I loved the performance but I guess the Loreen/Mans factor played against her. (Wonder why it didnt play against Russia) Iceland should be very proud cause Greta and her team did a fantastic job on stage.
10.Azerbaijan: Samra - Miracle
Not the carcrash I was expecting it to be but still not a good performance. There is something good I will say about her, she has a pretty nice stage presence.
09.Malta: Ira Losco - Walk on water
I like the song but I wasnt impressed with her performance.
08.Russia: Sergey Lazarev - You're the only one
The only thing I like about this entry is Sergey. Everything else about it could be described with the word #desperation. Sadly for me this 2006 Sakis Rouvas song and its performance that looks like a homage to Koldun, Ani Lorak, Charlotte Perrelli (The girl) and Mans Zelmerlow is the most likely winner of this year. #hopeless Still there is a little part inside of me that hopes for a miracle to happen on Saturday (Not an Azeri one!)
06.Cyprus: Minus One - Alter ego
Solid performance! I really liked it!
06.Czech Republic: Gabriela G - I stand
The stage looked so beautiful during this performance but I would like to see more of Gabriela. She did such a fantastic job. Im very happy with her result!
05.Hungary: Freddie - Pioneer
He has such a distinctive voice, I love it! #hunkary
03.The Netherlands: Douwe Bob - Slow down
Douwe is a charming man and he knows how to move on stage! (That wink at the end of his performance killed me)
03.Austria: Zoë - Loin d'ici
02.Croatia: Nina Kraljic - Lighthouse
I liked this song since the 1st time I heard it but I was really worried about the performance cause I thought Nina didnt have that sweet aura this song needed but I was wrong and she did a great performance. She gave her all on stage and Im sure she enjoyed every second on it and thats what Eurovision is all about. Good job Nina! All the best in the final!
01.Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan - LoveWave
WOW! Thats all Im going to say!
Photos: Andres Putting (EBU)
Anna Velikova (EBU)
Thomas Hanses (EBU)