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XTRA Predictions: Qualifiers of semifinal 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest

After tonight, we’ll know the 26 finalists of the Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday. We already know sixteen and ten more will join them tonight. They will come from semifinal two, which takes place in less than half an hour. Time to see who our team think will make it through!

A solid head start followed by chaos

Our editors seem to agree quite a bit this time around. All 27 editors have opted for the same six qualifiers: The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Malta and Azerbaijan. The only other act to get more than twenty votes is perhaps surprising: North Macedonia. They haven’t qualified since 2012, but are looking good for another spot in the final.

Behind that, chaos really kicks off. Four acts all end up with fifteen predictions each: Norway, Albania, Austria and Denmark. They tie for eighth place, but that means we have more than ten qualifiers… According to our team, one of these four will need to miss out, although we don’t know who. Armenia with 12 still do really well.

All other acts score in single digits. At the bottom of the scoreboard we find three countries without a single prediction on the board. Sadly, none of our team think Ireland, Latvia or Croatia are going to make the cut tonight.

CountryEntryNumber of votes
1. The NetherlandsDuncan Laurence – Arcade27
2. SwitzerlandLuca Hänni – She Got Me27
3. SwedenJohn Lundvik – Too Late For Love27
4. RussiaSergey Lazarev – Scream27
5. MaltaMichela – Chameleon27
6. AzerbaijanChingiz – Truth27
7. North Macedonia Tamara Todevska – Proud22
8. NorwayKEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky15
9. AlbaniaJonida Maliqi – Ktheju Tokës15
10. AustriaPAENDA – Limits15
11. DenmarkLeonora – Love Is Forever15
12. ArmeniaSrbuk – Walking Out12
13. LithuaniaJurij Veklenko – Run With The Lions6
14. RomaniaEster Peony – On A Sunday6
15. MoldovaAnna Odobescu – Stay2
16. CroatiaRoko – The Dream0
17. LatviaCarousel – That Night0
18. IrelandSarah McTernan – 220

An overview

Below you can see the individual predictions from our editors. Who do you agree with the most?

Ryan CobbRigmo KannikeConstantinos ChristouOliver LewisMiki GligorovAivis Indāns Natalie Walpole
AlbaniaAlbaniaAustriaAlbania AustriaAlbaniaAlbania
AustriaAustriaAzerbaijanAzerbaijanAzerbaijan AzerbaijanArmenia
AzerbaijanAzerbaijanDenmarkMalta DenmarkDenmarkAustria
DenmarkDenmarkMaltaNorth Macedonia Malta MaltaAzerbaijan
LithuaniaMaltaNorth MacedoniaNorway North Macedonia MoldovaMalta
MaltaNorth MacedoniaRomaniaRomaniaRomania North MacedoniaNorway
RussiaRussiaRussiaRussia Russia RussiaRussia
SwedenSwedenSwedenSwedenSweden SwedenSweden
The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe Netherlands
Nick van LithTom RyanDimitris IoannouNathan WaddellTom O’DonoghueLisa BirdIsaac Sturtridge
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan MaltaAustriaAzerbaijanAzerbaijanDenmark
LithuaniaMaltaNorth MacedoniaAzerbaijanMaltaMaltaMalta
MaltaNorth MacedoniaNorwayLithuaniaNorth MacedoniaNorth MacedoniaNorth Macedonia
North MacedoniaNorwayRomaniaMaltaNorwayNorwayNorway
RussiaRussia RussiaRussiaRussiaRussiaRussia
The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe Netherlands
Angelos NoutsosDanny NiMatt BakerWivian Renee KristiansenTim JumawanHlynur SigurðssonSami Luukela
Denmark ArmeniaAzerbaijan AustriaArmeniaAustriaAustria
North MacedoniaMaltaNorth Macedonia MaltaMaltaNorth MacedoniaMalta
NorwayNorth MacedoniaNorway North MacedoniaNorth MacedoniaNorwayNorway
The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe Netherlands The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe Netherlands
Luke FisherEdward MontebelloVincent MazoyerRodrigo Romero HidalgoLuke MalamJakob Balen
LithuaniaMaltaNorth MacedoniaLithuaniaMaltaMalta
MaltaNorth MacedoniaNorwayMaltaNorth MacedoniaNorway
North MacedoniaNorwayRomaniaNorth MacedoniaNorwayRomania
The NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe Netherlands

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

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!
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