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XTRA Predictions: Qualifiers of semifinal 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest

Tonight is the night. The first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is going to take place at the EXPO Tel Aviv in Israel. Seventeen acts will be battling for just ten tickets to the Grand Final. Who do our editors think will make it?

Three unanimous picks

26 members of the ESCXTRA.com Team have sent in their predictions for tonight. Each of the members was asked to name their ten qualifiers in no particuliar order.

The team agreed unanimously on three qualifiers. These three were the hot favourites if we’re following the odds: Greece, Cyprus and Australia. The three ladies from these countries were picked by each of our editors. At the other end of the board, no one believes Montenegro will make it, with only one editor thinking Finland will qualify. No other act scored less than five votes.

Full predictions

The table below displays the prediction from each of our editors. You can check out their individual choices below!

We recommend viewing the table below on a desktop computer.

Ryan CobbRigmo KannikeConstantinos ChristouOliver LewisMiki GligorovAivis Indāns Natalie Walpole
AustraliaAustraliaAustraliaAustraliaAustralia AustraliaAustralia 
BelgiumBelgiumBelarusCyprusCyprus BelgiumCyprus 
CyprusCyprusCyprusCzech RepublicCzech Republic CyprusCzech Republic 
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicCzech RepublicGreeceGreeceCzech RepublicEstonia
EstoniaGreeceGreeceHungaryHungaryGreeceFinland 
GreeceHungaryIcelandIcelandIceland HungaryGreece
HungaryIcelandPolandPolandPolandIcelandHungary
IcelandPolandPortugalPortugalPortugalPolandIceland
SerbiaSerbiaSerbiaSerbiaSerbia SerbiaSan Marino
SloveniaSloveniaSloveniaSloveniaSlovenia SloveniaSerbia
Nick van LithTom RyanDimitris IoannouNathan WaddellTom O’DonoghueLisa BirdIsaac Sturtridge
AustraliaAustraliaAustraliaAustraliaAustralia AustraliaAustralia 
BelgiumBelarusCyprusBelarusBelarusBelarusBelgium
CyprusCyprusCzech RepublicBelgiumBelgiumCyprusCyprus 
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicGeorgiaCyprusCyprus Czech RepublicEstonia
EstoniaEstoniaGreeceEstoniaCzech Republic EstoniaGreece
GreeceGreeceHungaryGeorgiaEstoniaGreeceHungary
HungaryHungaryIcelandGreeceGreeceHungaryIceland
PolandIcelandPolandHungaryHungaryIcelandSan Marino
San MarinoSan MarinoSerbiaPolandIceland PolandSerbia
SerbiaSerbiaSloveniaSloveniaPolandSerbiaSlovenia
Angelos NoutsosDanny NiMatt BakerWivian Renee KristiansenTim JumawanHlynur SigurðssonSami Luukela
AustraliaAustraliaAustralia AustraliaAustraliaAustraliaAustralia 
CyprusCyprusBelarusBelgiumBelarusCyprusBelgium
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicCyprusCyprusBelgiumEstoniaCyprus 
Estonia EstoniaCzech RepCzech RepublicCyprusGeorgiaCzech Republic 
GeorgiaGeorgiaEstonia GreeceCzech RepublicGreeceEstonia
GreeceGreeceGreeceHungaryGreeceHungaryGreece
HungaryHungaryHungaryIcelandHungaryIcelandHungary
IcelandIcelandIcelandPolandIcelandPolandIceland
SerbiaSerbiaPortugalPortugalSan MarinoSerbiaSan Marino
SloveniaSloveniaSerbiaSerbiaSerbiaSlovenia Serbia
Luke FisherEdward MontebelloVincent MazoyerRodrigo Romero HidalgoLuke Malam
AustraliaAustraliaAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
BelgiumBelarusCyprusBelgiumBelarus
CyprusCyprusCzech RepublicCyprusCyprus
Czech RepublicCzech RepublicGeorgiaCzech RepublicCzech Republic
EstoniaGreeceGreeceGreeceEstonia
GreeceHungaryHungaryHungaryGreece
HungaryIcelandIcelandIcelandHungary
IcelandPortugalPortugalPolandIceland
SerbiaSerbiaSan MarinoPortugalPoland
SloveniaSloveniaSerbiaSerbiaSerbia

Who are our ten qualifiers?

We know Australia, Cyprus and Greece were the three top choices from our ESCXTRA.com Team. But who would also qualify according to them? Check it out below!

CountryEntryNumber of votes
1. AustraliaKate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity26
2. GreeceKaterine Duska – Better Love26
3. CyprusTamta – Replay26
4. HungaryJoci Pápai – Az Én Apám25
5.SerbiaNevena Božović – Kruna24
6. IcelandHatari – Hatrið Mun Sigra24
7.Czech RepublicLake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend23
8.EstoniaVictor Crone – Storm15
9.PolandTulia – Pali Się (Fire Of Love)14
10.SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi14
11.BelgiumEliot – Wake Up12
12.BelarusZENA – Like It9
13.PortugalConan Osíris – Telemóveis8
14.San MarinoSerhat – Say Na Na Na7
15.GeorgiaOto Nemsadze – Keep On Going6
16.FinlandDarude ft. Sebastian Rejman – Look Away1
17.MontenegroD Mol – Heaven0

Who do you tihnk will qualify tonight? Let us know what you think!

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