[Eurovision 2010] Semi Final Two Preview and Predictions

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Welcome to the second of my Preview and Prediction posts for this years Eurovision.  Today I am looking at Semi-Final Two which happens on Thursday 27th of May and features Ireland! This will be the one to watch for us! There are 17 entries in this Semi. It is also a very strong Semi, so it will be very competitive. This Semi also sees the UK and Norway voting.

On to the songs..

1. LithuaniaInCulto “Eastern European Funk

This is a nice funky start to this semi. Its upbeat and fun. Could do well.

2. ArmeniaEva Rivas “Apricot Stone

This is a nice song from Armenia. But the curse of second place may come haunting…

3. IsraelHarel Skaat “Milim (מילים, Words)

This is one of this years favourites and is currently third in the betting stakes. I can see why. Its a very powerful ballad, but it does stand out to the others. We see how it goes.

4. DenmarkChanée and N’evergreen “In A Moment Like This

This is my favourite of this years entries! There performance at this years Danish final was amazing! If they pull it off at Eurovision they are in strong contention to win. This just adds to my love of Danish entries at Eurovision!

5. SwitzerlandMichael von der Heide “Il pleut de l’or (Its Raining Gold)

I don’t know what to make of this song… or him. Im totally confused…. I sort of like it though…

6. SwedenAnna Bergendahl “This is my Life

Wow, this is a very strong entry. I really enjoy it. A nice uplifting song. Fabulous vocals from Anna. Will do very well I think!

7. AzerbaijanSafura Alizadeh “Drip Drop

This another one of the favourites and I see why. It is a really good song. enjoyable and the backing dancers…. well….

8. UkraineAlyosha “Sweet People

I am disappointed with the Ukraine’s entry this year. Gone are the energetic songs that they did so well with. I don’t like it.

9. NetherlandsSieneke “Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) (I’m in Love (Sha-la-lie))

This seems to hark back to entries of bygone days for the Netherlands. Its a fun song though and different! I like it.

10. RomaniaPaula Seling and Ovi “Playing with Fire

This is a really cool song. You can see why this semi is a strong one now can’t you.

11. SloveniaAnsambel Roka Žlindre and Kalamari “Narodnozabavni rock

This song is a brilliant mix of modern rock and traditional balkan music. Its a bit of fun,and a good entry!

12. IrelandNiamh Kavanagh “It’s For You

Come on Niamh! This is a excellent entry from Ireland. Its catching ballad that really shows off Niamh vocal skills. Hopefully she will have the stage presence like she did in 1993!

13. BulgariaMiro -“Angel si ti (Ангел си ти, Your an Angel)

This is another good song. Fast paced and catchy.

14. CyprusJon Lilygreen and The Islanders “Life Looks Better in the Spring

This is a nice song. A gentle song with a nice chorus. I don’t think it will get out of the semi though.

15. CroatiaFeminnem “Lako Je Sve (Everythig is Easy)

So Feminnem are back. This time for Croatia, and this time with less of a pop song. It would seem that they have matured. Its a powerful song though.

16. GeorgiaSopho Nizharadze “Shine

This is a nice gentle ballad. Sopho is an amazing singer.

17. TurkeymaNga “We Could be the Same

Not a great fan of this song. Its okayish.

Prediction time! So ten of these entries will progress. My guesses are in no particlar order

  1. Denmark
  2. Sweden
  3. Israel
  4. Ireland
  5. Romania
  6. Georgia
  7. Slovenia
  8. Azerbaijan
  9. Croatia
  10. Cyprus

What do you think?

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

12 thoughts on “[Eurovision 2010] Semi Final Two Preview and Predictions”

  1. Only because I’m a sucker for making lists, here it goes Stephen! In no particular order:

    1.Germany
    2.Lithuania
    3.Armenia
    4.Denmark
    5.Sweden
    6.Ukraine
    7.Romania
    8.Ireland
    9.Croatia
    10.Turkey

    P.s Azerbaijan’s gonna ‘Drip Drop’ right out of the competition with that song. (somebody had to say it)

  2. Thanks for your list Kevin! 🙂

    My own top ten this year are. In sort of order.

    1. Denmark
    2. Germany
    3. Belgium
    4. Netherlands
    5. Sweden
    6. Moldova
    7. Slovenia
    8. Cyprus
    9. Azerbaijan
    10. Croatia

    I like Azerbaijan though. Not a fan of Aremenia and her apricot stone at all!! 🙂

  3. Here are my Top 10 in the 2nd Semi-Final in order:

    1. Denmark
    2. Croatia
    3. Azerbaijan
    4. Armenia
    5. Turkey
    6. Bulgaria
    7. Romania
    8. Sweden
    9. Lithuania
    10. Switzerland

    But imo the following countries will qualify (in no particular order): Armeia, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Romania, Ireland, Croatia, Turkey

    1. Swizterland?? really?? Though there is something about the song. I just don’t know!

      The ones we bother mention I think are defiantly through, (Denmark, Israel, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Romania, Ireland, Sweden). The other 3 are guesses at best I would say! Its always that way! 🙂

      1. 1.Romania
        2.Denmark
        3.Armenia
        4.Azerbaijan
        5.Bulgaria
        6.Croatia
        7.Turkey
        8.Sweden
        9.Lithuania
        10.Cyprus

        I think, Romania is a strong song, the singers have good voices, i likeeee playing with fire.

        Go Romania, go go go, 12 points from Norway.

        When the host country give 12 points for one song, mean Romania be the winner.

        GOOD LUCK!

  4. Come ooooooooooooon ! Denmark`s song is an ABBA one ! It`s an ugly thing to stole the instrumental from ABBA !

    Don`t you have ears??

  5. I dono how u did the predictions! but u can be sure in one thing ARMENIA AZERBAIJAN AND TURKEY WILL PASS TO FINAL! BUT IN YOUR PREDICTIONS I DIDNT SEE ARMENIA AND TURKEY!IT IS VERY EASY TO GUESS THAT THOSE 2 COUNTRIES WILL PASS! I GUESS U SEE WHAT I MEAN!

  6. To qualify in any order.
    Denmark,
    Croatia
    Azerbaijan
    Armenia
    Turkey
    Ireland
    Romania
    Israel even if i dont like it.
    Sweden Would like it to win overall
    Lithuania

  7. ARMENIA IS THE BEST!I HATE TURKEY AND AZERBAIJAN!GOOOOOOOOO ARMENIAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!GOOOOOO EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  8. Armenia will pass this semifinal for sure,,besides it will b in the top 3 in the final,,if not the winner…;)

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