This is our prediction on the 10 qualifiers from Semi Final 1!

After two long years, the Eurovision Song Contest is finally back with tonight’s first semi final of the 65th edition in Rotterdam. 16 countries will participate in tonight’s semi final and fight for the 10 desired places in the grand final. While everyone is speculating on who will qualify to the final, 10 members of the ESCBubble Team dared to predict tonight’s outcome.

After seeing all the rehearsals and the jury semi final, these are the predictions of our team members:

  Anne Cain Danny David Ervin Fouad Joe Marco Matt Sebastian
Lithuania FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL
Slovenia × × × FINAL × × × × × ×
Russia FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL
Sweden × FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL × FINAL
Australia FINAL × × × × × × FINAL × ×
North Macedonia × × × × × × × × × ×
Ireland × FINAL × × × × × × FINAL ×
Cyprus FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL
Norway FINAL FINAL FINAL × FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL
Croatia FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL × × FINAL FINAL × FINAL
Belgium × FINAL × × FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL × FINAL
Israel FINAL × FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL × × FINAL ×
Romania FINAL × × FINAL × × FINAL × FINAL FINAL
Azerbaijan × × FINAL × FINAL FINAL × × FINAL ×
Ukraine FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL
Malta FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL

 

As you can see, all of our team members are convinced that Lithuania, Russia, Cyprus, Ukraine and Malta will qualify to the grand final tonight. Norway is close behind them with 9 out of 10 votes and Sweden follows with 8 out of 10. Croatia was named as a finalist by 7 of our team members, Israel and Belgium follow with 6 votes each.

Therefore, the 10 qualifiers of the ESCBubble Team are:

  • LITHUANIA
  • RUSSIA
  • SWEDEN
  • CYPRUS
  • NORWAY
  • CROATIA
  • BELGIUM
  • ISRAEL
  • UKRAINE
  • MALTA

Romania would closely miss the final with 5 out of 10 votes and Azerbaijan follows with the support of 4 team members.

However things look slightly different with our reader’s predictions. Right at this moment we received 5483 votes on our poll for semi final 1 and these are the results:

  1. Lithuania – 797 votes
  2. Cyprus – 722 votes
  3. Ukraine – 681 votes
  4. Malta – 567 votes
  5. Russia – 529 votes
  6. Romania – 362 votes
  7. Belgium – 344 votes
  8. Croatia – 300 votes
  9. Sweden – 250 votes
  10. Norway – 214 votes
  11. Israel – 196 votes
  12. Azerbaijan – 170 votes
  13. Ireland – 135 votes
  14. Slovenia – 95 votes
  15. Australia – 75 votes
  16. North Macedonia – 46 votes

This means that the ESCBubble readers and the team agree on 9 out of 10 finalists. However, the poll voters see Romania in the final and Israel just misses the top 10 here.

The actual 10 finalists will be revealed in just a few hours. You can follow our live blog on ESCBubble tonight and watch the live stream of the first semi final on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel:

You can still vote in our polls for both semi finals below:

Which songs should qualify for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2021 from Semi Final 1?
  • Lithuania - The Roop - Discoteque 15%, 842 votes
    842 votes 15%
    842 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Cyprus - Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo 13%, 750 votes
    750 votes 13%
    750 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Ukraine - Go_A - Shum 12%, 697 votes
    697 votes 12%
    697 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Malta - Destiny - Je me casse 10%, 595 votes
    595 votes 10%
    595 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Russia - Manizha - Russian Woman 10%, 548 votes
    548 votes 10%
    548 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Romania - Roxen - Amnesia 7%, 377 votes
    377 votes 7%
    377 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Belgium - Hooverphonic - The Wrong Place 6%, 356 votes
    356 votes 6%
    356 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Croatia - Albina - Tick-Tock 6%, 316 votes
    316 votes 6%
    316 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Sweden - Tusse - Voices 5%, 261 vote
    261 vote 5%
    261 vote - 5% of all votes
  • Norway - TIX - Fallen Angel 4%, 220 votes
    220 votes 4%
    220 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Israel - Eden Alene - Set Me Free 4%, 208 votes
    208 votes 4%
    208 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Azerbaijan - Efendi - Mata Hari 3%, 185 votes
    185 votes 3%
    185 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Ireland - Lesley Roy - Maps 2%, 143 votes
    143 votes 2%
    143 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Slovenia - Ana Soklič - Amen 2%, 98 votes
    98 votes 2%
    98 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Australia - Montaigne - Technicolour 1%, 78 votes
    78 votes 1%
    78 votes - 1% of all votes
  • North Macedonia - Vasil - Here I Stand 1%, 49 votes
    49 votes 1%
    49 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 5723
Voters: 1465
May 11, 2021 - May 19, 2021
Voting is closed

Which songs should qualify for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2021 from Semi Final 2?
  • Switzerland - Gjon's Tears - Tout l'Univers 14%, 977 votes
    977 votes 14%
    977 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Iceland - Daði og Gagnamagnið - 10 Years 13%, 856 votes
    856 votes 13%
    856 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Greece - Stefania - Last Dance 12%, 816 votes
    816 votes 12%
    816 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Finland - Blind Channel - Dark Side 11%, 717 votes
    717 votes 11%
    717 votes - 11% of all votes
  • San Marino - Senhit - Adrenalina 9%, 605 votes
    605 votes 9%
    605 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Bulgaria - Victoria - Growing Up Is Getting Old 7%, 464 votes
    464 votes 7%
    464 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Portugal - The Black Mamba - Love Is On My Side 6%, 435 votes
    435 votes 6%
    435 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Moldova - Natalia Gordienko - Sugar 5%, 325 votes
    325 votes 5%
    325 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Latvia - Samanta Tina - The Moon Is Rising 4%, 297 votes
    297 votes 4%
    297 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Denmark - Fyr or Flamme - Øve os på hinanden 4%, 285 votes
    285 votes 4%
    285 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Serbia - Hurricane - Loco Loco 4%, 282 votes
    282 votes 4%
    282 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Albania - Anxhela Peristeri - Karma 3%, 218 votes
    218 votes 3%
    218 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Austria - Vincent Bueno - Amen 2%, 148 votes
    148 votes 2%
    148 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Czech Republic - Benny Cristo - Omaga 1%, 101 vote
    101 vote 1%
    101 vote - 1% of all votes
  • Estonia - Uku Suviste - The Lucky One 1%, 87 votes
    87 votes 1%
    87 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Poland - Rafał - The Ride 1%, 77 votes
    77 votes 1%
    77 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Georgia - Tornike Kipiani - You 1%, 72 votes
    72 votes 1%
    72 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 6762
Voters: 1840
May 11, 2021 - May 20, 2021
Voting is closed

Who do you think will qualify from Semi Final 1? Do you agree with our choices? Let us know in the comments!

 

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