As the excitement for Eurovision is building, the team at Phoenix has been voting for our favourite songs in the first semi-final! The votes have been counted and these are our qualifiers in a random order:
Photo Credit: EBU
All of these pictures were taken by Corinne Cumming, Sarah Louise Bennett and Chloe Hashemi.
Norway 🇳🇴 – Alessandra – Queen Of Kings
Alessandra will be opening the show in Liverpool and she’s our first qualifier! The catchy pop song that’s already going viral on TikTok has also struck a chord with the Phoenix crew, proving she is the undisputed Queen of Kings!
Portugal 🇵🇹 – Mimicat – Ai coração
Latvia 🇱🇻 – Sudden Lights – Aijā
Sweden 🇸🇪 – Loreen – Tattoo
No surprises here: Loreen was a safe qualifier in our semi final scoring multiple 12 points from the team across the board! Her staging may have been adapted but she’s still managed to make a big impact. It was a close finish but she finished 2nd.
Czechia 🇨🇿 – Vesna – My Sister’s Crown
Serbia 🇷🇸 – Luke Black – Samo mi se Spava
Also saying hello to the Phoenix grand final is Luke Black. His unique dark electro-pop song wowed many members of our team and he almost made it into the Top 3 of our semi-final!
Finland 🇫🇮 – Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
Everyone’s favourite Finnish man in green has won the hearts of the Phoenix team with his genre defying song ‘Cha Cha Cha’. He’s already a big favourite amongst fans and he was the winner of our semi final.
Moldova 🇲🇩 – Pasha Parfeni – Soarele Si Luna
Ireland 🇮🇪 – Wild Youth – We Are One
Malta 🇲🇹 The Busker – Dance (Our Own Party)
And last, but certainly not least, is Malta! The Busker has brought the party and fun to Eurovision and it’s been rewarded with a place in the Phoenix grand final! It was a close finish but they managed to make it through!
The NQ Results:
11th: Netherlands 🇳🇱 49 points
12th Israel 🇮🇱 48 points
13th Switzerland 🇨🇭 12 points
=14th Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 3 points
=14th Croatia 🇭🇷 3 points
You can find the full results below:
Some honourable mentions we’d like to mention are The Netherlands who, despite getting a point from almost everyone including one 12 points, didn’t earn enough to qualify. Israel is definitely the shock non-qualifier and none of us saw it coming after a great rehearsal, but it’s important to note that these votes were cast BEFORE the rehearsals! It just shows how much a performance can elevate the song.
Do you agree with our qualifiers? Who do you want to see from SF1 in the grand final? Let us know in the comments!
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