That concludes the live blogging live from Lisbon stay tuned for analysis of thee results , the results comparison and more…
LIVE FROM LISBON 🇵🇹 THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018 SECOND SEMI FINAL
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
and final country: THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱 TO THE FINAL
SLOVENIA 🇸🇮 TO THE FINAL
DENMARK 🇩🇰 TO THE FINAL
NORWAY 🇳🇴 TO THE FINAL
AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 TO THE FINAL
SWEDEN 🇸🇪 TO THE FINAL
UKRAINE 🇺🇦 TO THE FINAL
HUNGARY 🇭🇺 TO THE FINAL
MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 TO THE FINAL
France, Germany and Italy are now shown to thee public, they are live in the Green Room but their performance is a short footage from Jury Rehearsal performance. Full performances on http://www.eurovision.tv
Time for another recap
amazing interval act with funny version of various Eurovision songs including thee male skinning of Making Your Mind Up ending up with the ALL TIEM STUNNING Riverdance. A great interval moment.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨 Following the ban of Albanian (due to tattoos) and Irish (dude to LGBT theme) broadcast from MANGO TV (China), EBU announced termination of collaboration. Well done EBU!
Check Europrediction 201 results (online users, invited juries, combined results and bettings odds at 20:00 CET)
That was the competing part and now we are ready to open the lines and see the recap of the songs.
UKRAINE 🇺🇦 With a tune of the 90s we all love to hear and amazing props used on stage the performance gets on fire as Mélovin is convincing me he is a star on stage. Lots of happening on stage giving us a true show as we are used to by Ukraine. Let’s see what how juries and public will vote for this act despite this country failed to deliver a good contest last year.
SLOVENIA 🇸🇮 This Taylor Swift act will so qualify. Lea Sirk is amazing in dance and vocal performance. Excellent!
MONTENEGRO 🇲🇪 I completely disagree with this outfits and the styling but the song is delivered in great vocals. The tune though seems indifferent (unfortunately).
SWEDEN 🇸🇪 Benjamin cancels the stage and uses his own prop for his great 80s style song and with a vintage performance shows how great this song can be.
💶 Beetting odds: somee bookies predict Malta to qualify at the moment. The rest odds remain the same.
LATVIA 🇱🇻 Sexy solo performance with excellent vocals and awesome English pronunciation. American Italian Laura is giving a promising performance full of confidence. Well done in this sentimental ballad.
HUNGARY 🇭🇺 A song that has no match in the contest ever before. The arena almost went down and the audience loved it. Fires all over, stage dive and a great death metal song which certainly you will love to hate. To the final for sure!
💡 Time for the second break
MALTA 🇲🇹 Two thirds gone and Malta is on stage. Christabelle after three attempts she made it to Eurovision and her message for the mentally ill people is spread with a fantastic visual. Let’s hope Europe will get the message. By the way the tune sounds amazing. Congrats Malta (hope to see ya in the final)!
POLAND 🇵🇱 Welcome to the Norway 2017 copycat. No I am not been offensive as I love the tune and Poland gives an amazing party allure in the contest (with no great vocals though). Well done work on stage and excellent camera work. See ya in the final Poland (most likely)!
GEORGIA 🇬🇪 Not me but us is the message of the sweet lounge ballad by Georgian ethnographic jazz band Iriao. I cannot see this to the final but it’s a nice tune to be fair. Thee song is delivered vocally perfect and the smooth sound is reminding us somehow good old days of Eurovision!
AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 Jessica Mauboy with not a perfect vocal performance and a weirdly taste dress is obviously having sound problems at least in her earphone and interacts with the audience. Thee second half of the song is much better and the solo act works perfectly for her.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱 A good and pure American country rock song by Waylon, the 2014 Dutch representative who delvers the song in an excellent way. Good song and hopefully this will appeal the rock audience. This semi final seems quite rock by the way.
MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 What an amazing theatrical performance with excellent comical aspects and stunning vocal performance. The area goes nuts with Marina playing with two men on stage and she plays hard. Congratulations Fokas, amazing idea, Congratulations Moldova – it’s no accident that Kirkorov dealt with DoReDos: they are a damn talented trio!
💡 Time for a break
RUSSIA 🇷🇺 Julia you finally did it girl and we are all proud of you and your hard effort on this. You have been through enough and no matter whether we like the song or not, too matter if you qualify if not, you did an amazing presentation and you should be proud. Congratulations Russia!
DENMARK 🇩🇰 The story of a Viking who doesn’t want to fight anymore and the arena goes frantic. Everyone loves this Nordic ethnic tune and alongside the snow storm people can’t stop cheering. It’s amazing what’s happening inside the arena. Congratulations Rasmussen: hot, sexy, perfect performer. Well done Denmark! See ya in the final!
SAN MARINO 🇸🇲 Maltese and German collaboration for San Marino with thee two girls performing accompanied by funny robots on stage. Funny! I can’t believe I love the song presentation and the robots. Yes, size doesn’t matter maybe they can make it to the final against all odds!!! Great vocal performance and collaboration between the two girls!
SERBIA 🇷🇸 Although this song will defining struggle to appeal the European audience and many off us don’t like the main tune we have to admit that the song intro is simply stunning and the performance is excellent. Serbia no matter the result well done tonight. Balkan tune meets modern sounds and the message about the children been the future is spread (we hope).
ROMANIA 🇷🇴 OH MY GOD! what a perfect vocal performance with a great stage presentation. That was a Grammy Award performance. Romania you are going to surprise us all in the final (in which you will qualify) and you will smash the scoreboard! Congratulations for this amazing rock song!
NORWAY 🇳🇴 The 1500th song is presented and Alexander Rybak takes the stage. The 2009 Eurovision winner doesn’t use accidentally the lyric “work your magic” as he descents from Belarus. Magnificent performance, excellent camera work and definitely to the final.
Good evening Europe and good morning Australia as the amazing intro video of the Lisbon city sounds leads us to the venue where the four female hosts welcome us