Which Countries Will Advance to Eurovision 2015 Grand Final From Semi-Final One?

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Promotional photo for Serbia’s Bojana Stamenov – copyright Slobodan Sarić

Eurovision 2015 officially kicks off today in Vienna with the first rehearsals for some of the contestants representing their countries. I spent part of my weekend relistening to the songs that will be in semi-final 1 on May 19th, just to see if I could come up with a list of the ten countries that will advance to the Eurovision 2015 Grand Final from semi-final 1.

Just my predictions you understand as, heaven knows, nobody knows for sure how the Eurovision audience will vote on the night itself.

Here though are the 10 countries I think will make it through to the Eurovision Grand Final from semi-final 1 on May 19th. You, of course, may think differently.


AlbaniaElhaida Dani with ‘I’m Alive

Belarus – Uzari and Maimuna with ‘Time

DenmarkAnti Social Media with ‘The Way You Are

Estonia – Elina Born & Stig Rästa with ‘Goodbye to Yesterday

F.Y.R. MacedoniaDaniel Kajmakoski with ‘Autumn Leaves


GeorgiaNina Sublatti with ‘Warrior

MoldovaEduard Romanyuta with ‘I Want Your Love

RomaniaVoltaj with ‘De la Capăt

RussiaPolina Gagarina with ‘A Million Voices

SerbiaBojana Stamenov with ‘Beauty Never Lies

And, no, these aren’t all my personal favorites. Just the ones I think we’ll see on that Grand Final stage on May 23rd.

Michelle Topham