Preview: Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Second Semi-Final

The Eurovision Song Contest gets closer to Saturday’s Grand Final with the second of two semi-finals Thursday. In a few hours, we will know which ten entrants will join the 16 already advancing to Saturday’s final.

Fifteen more countries enter today’s Eurovision Song Contest semi-final, but only ten will move on to Saturday’s Grand Final. Here is the running order for today’s festivities:

Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Second Semi-Final

1SerbiaTijana BogićevićIn Too Deep53459811 (-3)
2AustriaNathan TrentRunning on Air115321477
3FYR MacedoniaJana BurčeskaDance Alone29406915 (-32)
4MaltaClaudia FanielloBreathlessly5505516 (-46)
5RomaniaIlinca feat. Alex FloreaYodel It!261481746
6NetherlandsO'G3NELights and Shadows149512004
7HungaryJoci PápaiOrigo661652312
8DenmarkAnja NissenWhere I Am96510110
9IrelandBrendan MurrayDying to Try45418613 (-15)
10San MarinoValentina Monetta and Jimmie WilsonSpirit of the Night01118 (-100)
11CroatiaJacques HoudekMy Friend371041418
12NorwayJOWSTGrab the Moment137521895
13SwitzerlandTimebelleApollo48499712 (-4)
14BelarusNAVIBANDHistoryja majho žyccia55551109
15BulgariaKristian KostovBeautiful Mess1992044031
16LithuaniaFusedmarcRain of Revolution17254217 (-59)
17EstoniaKoit Toome and LauraVerona16698514 (-16)
18IsraelIMRII Feel Alive751322073
-RussiaJulia SamoylovaFlame is Burning---Withdrew
These 18 countries competed in the second semi-final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday, May 11. France, Germany, and host country Ukraine also voted during this semi-final to determine the 10 countries that advanced to the Grand Final on Saturday, May 13.

Russia withdrew from the Contest on April 13, 2017. Their artist Julia Samoylova was not permitted to enter Ukraine due to performing in Crimea after Russia annexed the region.


The big question: which 10 entries will advance? During our review process, Mike and I have engaged in ranking each semi-finals entrants. Along with these rankings, we have kept track of how bookmakers have ranked the entries, how the press covering Eurovision in Copenhagen are ranking the entries, and YouTube views of the second round of rehearsals. After tabulating these results, we have ranked the entries according to their total points and the Top 10 are our predictions for who will advance.


We believe the following acts (in alphabetical order) will advance to Saturday’s final:

  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovenia

The semi-final will take place at 9 p.m. CET, which is 3 p.m. Eastern and 12 p.m. Pacific. You can watch live at We will have a rundown following the results and press conference. GET EXCITED!

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Ben has been writing about TV, music, and pop culture in some form or another since 2009, including stints at Mental Floss and Temporary Obsession. When not solving puzzles of some sort or consuming pop culture at a frightening pace, he can be found collecting shiny pieces of the internet at E-mail: