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Eurovision 2015 – Day 9 Semi Final 1 from 21:00 CET

Eurovision 2015 Semi Final 1

Eurovision 2015 – Day 9  Semi Final 1 from 21:00 CET

It is DAY 9 In the ‘Big Brother’ Eurovision house and Eurovision Ireland will be here for you to whet your appetite for what’s going down, down low in the old Wiener Stadthalle! We now start the First Live Show with Semi Final 1 today. Will we see anything different from the previous rehearsals? See HERE and HERE

 

What is the Running Order? 

1 – Moldova

2 – Armenia

3 – Belgium

4 – The Netherlands

5 – Finland

6 – Greece

7 – Estonia

8 – Macedonia

9 – Serbia

10 – Hungary

11 – Belarus

12 – Russia

13 – Denmark

14 – Albania

15 – Romania

16 – Georgia

REVIEWS

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There is an amazing atmosphere here in the press centre, the area is completely full and it looks amazing. Conchita just blew the roof off and we are ready to go – woohoo!!!!!

Moldova

Moldova

Moldova.

Great start to the show. High energy performance and who doesn’t want to see policemen and woman in sexy hot pants shaking what their mamma gave them!!

Armenia

Armenia

Armenia.

Probably the most accomplished and professional performers at this years Eurovision, just a shame the song is so sterile and dull! Likely to qualify though

Belgium

Belgium

Belgium.

The large flags in the arena are spoiling the look of this performance but Loïc gives a great rendition of ‘Rhthym Inside’ – still a borderline qualifier for me.

Netherlands

Netherlands

Netherlands, The.

Oh you have to love Trinjtje – she looks like she is going to do one of those sky dives in the bat wing suits. It’s an over sized jump suit which looks a bit ridiculous but it is still better than “The Dress” – I love the song but don’t know if it will have enough impact to qualify. Got a great reaction in the hall.

Finland

Finland

Finland.

Wow well P.K.N. just pulled it out the bag there. I am not a fan of this but the lead singer gave it big licks and performed the arse out of it. I don’t want it to qualify but it could.

Greece

Greece

Greece.

Greece is not the most exciting entry in the competition but it is simply beautiful. She looks very ‘Celine’ tonight and is performing her heart out. Can’t see this missing out on the final.

Estonia

Estonia

Estonia.

If looks could kill? Jings Elina, no wonder he didn’t wake you up – he was scared!!! This is very classy. It has themes of The Netherlands last year and we know how well that did. Surely a finalist and perhaps top 10 placing.

Macedonia

Macedonia

Macedonia.

Aww this is a sweet little song. Daniel is gorgeous but it is just not pushing all the right buttons. Merj (from Blackstreet) can’t save this – in fact they are part of the problem. IT all just looks a bit under rehearsed. Sadly I do not think we will be seeing this on Saturday.

 

Serbia

Serbia

Serbia.

Well Bojana kicked butt on that stage. The Eurovision fans love her and the song got a great reaction in the arena and also in the press centre. Surely this will qualify??

Hungary

Hungary

Hungary.

A peace anthem from Hungary. So dull and right after Serbia. I can not find anything redeeming about this song yet I think it will qualify because some people like this “world peace, heal the world” stuff. We may well see Hungary in the final but it may be everyone’s Bog(gie) break! #SeeWhatIDidThere

Belarus

Belarus

Belarus.

Great performance from Uzari and Maimuna – nice uptempo number after the dirge that was Hungary. I have felt indifferent about this song but having just witnessed tonight’s performance I think it is a qualifier.

 

Russia

Russia

Russia.

There was a display of the LBGT flags right at the start which the camera quickly panned away from however they were visible again later in the performance. Polina was absolutely stunning and what a performance – this is the performance of the semi-final and will sail into Saturday.

Denmark

Denmark

Denmark.

It’s sing-a-long time with Denmark! Anti-Social Media are very endearing. They have been having a ball here at Eurovision and they look like they are loving it on stage. This is an ear worm!!!!!! Real fun relaxed song and will likely qualify for the final on Saturday.

Albania

Albania

Albania.

That was not the best vocal performance I have heard from Elhaida. She is beautiful but I don’t see this into the final. She may be ‘Alive’ now but I don’t think her competition will still be alive come tomorrow morning.

Romania

Romania.

Another of our semi 1 participants with a 100% qualification record. I don’t see that changing tonight either. It’s a heart wrenching ballad and will likely please the voting public.

Georgia

Georgia

Georgia.

Nina just rocked it!!!! She has recovered from her vocal issues and just performed the butt out of that song! Thank goodness she is well again. Did everything she needed to do – I am hopeful for a qualification for Georgia!!!

MY PREDICTIONS

Ok here goes – the 10 countries that I think will qualify are:

Armenia
Greece
Estonia
Serbia
Hungary
Belarus
Russia
Denmark
Romania
Georgia

RESULTS

The Qualifiers are:

Albania

Armenia

Russia

Romania

Hungary

Greece

Estonia

Georgia

Serbia

Belgium

 

Which songs surprised you?

Let us know.

Author/Editor: Elaine Dove

Source : Eurovision Ireland

Photos: Courtesy of David Ransted

4 replies »

  1. I think eurovision was crap I don’t know what the voters are doing I was up for Ireland I think song was good

  2. Surprise qualifier for me was Belgium, dont like it at all. 2 stand out performances for me, Serbia and Russia. Put €2 ew on Russia before the start at 6/1, now they’re gone to 3/1 so Im happy! Also have €1 ew for Armenia at 100/1….now if they could even sneak in 4th….!!!

  3. I had 9/10 with Belarus instead of Albania which was awful imo I enjoyed the show. Watched it at the Village after seeing this afternoon’s family show Didn’t think Russia was as much of the dogs b****x as everyone has made out. Loved Hungary’s more sincere entry to Polina’s fake anthem. Serbia was as camp as Christmas and I’d love it to have done really well. Estonia and Belgium were the big winners for me tonight, excellent. Now roll on SF2.

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