19 songs were performed last night in semi final 1 – only 10 could go through to the final
Song 1 – X MY HEART from Azerbaijan FAILED TO QUALIFY – Big surprise for me. Disappointed it did not make it.
Song 2 – OUR CHOICE from Iceland FAILED TO QUALIFY – Sang with a lot of emotion. But the vocals were at time weak.
Song 3 – MALL from Albania QUALIFIED – Strong performance. Deserved to qualify.
Song 4 – A MATTER OF TIME from Belgium FAILED TO QUALIFY – Disappointing performance. Vocals were weak.
Song 5 – LIE TO ME from Czech republic QUALIFIED – Strong stage performance.
Song 6 – WHEN WE’RE OLD from Lithuania QUALIFIED – The song is a little boring but it was sung with a lot of emotion and very well.
Song 7 – TOY from Israel QUALIFIED – One of the big favourites. All sorts of fun happening on stage. Deserved to make it.
Song 8 – FOREVER from Belarus FAILED TO QUALIFY – Very poor performance and the staging with the roses did not work.
Song 9 – LA FORZA from Estonia QUALIFIED – Very powerful vocals and visually stunning.
Song 10 – BONES from Bulgaria QUALIFIED – Contemporary and strong performance.
Song 11 – LOST AND FOUND from F Y R Macedonia FAILED TO QUALIFY – Disappointing live performance and the styling and staging were very poor.
Song 12 – CRAZY from Croatia FAILED TO QUALIFY – Strong performance but the song was too weak.
Song 13 – NOBODY BUT YOU from Austria QUALIFIED – Positive stage performance and good vocals.
Song 14 – ONIRO MOU from Greece FAILED TO QUALIFY – Maybe this was a little too ethnic for a lot of people. But I kind of liked it.
Song 15 – MONTERS from Finland QUALIFIED – Outstanding vocals and magnificent staging. Very much deserved to qualify.
Song 16 – QAMI from Armenia FAILED TO QUALIFY – Not strong enough.
Song 17 – STONES from Switzerland FAILED TO QUALIFY – The staging and styling were perfect. Great performance. Shame it did not qualify.
Song 18 – TOGETHER from Ireland QUALIFIED – For me vocals were poor. Did not deserve to make it.
Song 19 – FUEGO from Cyprus QUALIFIED – Powerful and exciting stage performance. A big hit.