The second semifinal of the 2019 edition of the European song content has just ended. The countries that took part in this semifinal were:
1. Armenia: Serbic – Going Out 2. Ireland: Sarah McTernan – 22 3. Moldova: Ana Odobescu – Stay 4. Switzerland: Luke Hanni – She has me 5. Latvia: carousel – That night 6. Romania: Ester Peony – On Sunday 7. Denmark: Leonora – Love is forever 8. Sweden: John Lundwick – Too late for love 9. Austria: PÆNDA – Boundaries 10. Croatia: Rocco – Dream 11. Malta: Michelle – Chameleon 12. Lithuania: Yuri Veklenko – Run with the Lions 13. Russia: Sergei Lazarev – A scream 14. Albania: Yonida Maliqi – Kethek Tokes 15. Norway: KEiiNO – Spirit in the sky 16. Netherlands: Duncan Lawrence – Arcade 17. Northern Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – Gordana 18. Azerbaijan: Genghis – The Truth
The 10 acts that earned the most points and qualified to participate in the final on Saturday are:
North Macedonia – Tamara Todevska with Proud
The Netherlands – Duncan Laurence with Arcade
Albania – Jonida Maliqi with Ktheju tokës
Sweden – John Lundvik with Too Late For Love
Russia – Sergey Lazarev with Scream
Azerbaijan – Chingiz with Truth
Denmark – Leonora with Love Is Forever
Norway – KEiiNO with Spirit In The Sky
Switzerland – Luca Hänni with She Got Me
Malta – Michela with Chameleon
My favorite song that did not qualify is:
Moldova’s Stay by Ana Odobescu
My favorite song from the ones that made it to the final is:
North Macedonia’s Proud by Tamara Todevska
Let me know who were your favorites in the comments below. Were you disappointed by the results? Even if I was not a fan of Romania’s entry, I am kind of disappointed that my country did not make it into the final. Share your thoughts about the second semifinal.
Romania’s national selection for this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest has taken place on the 17th of February 2019, having the slogan “Fulfill the dream!”. The winner is Ester Peony, who performed the song “On a Sunday”, which she had written together with Alexandru Șerbu and Ioana Victoria Badea. The song was selected through a national final organized by the Romanian broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR). Prior to the 2019 Contest, Romania had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nineteen times since its first entry in 1994.
You can find her performance below. Let me know what you think about it in the comments section. Also, feel free to share if you would vote for her in the Eurovision Contest, and the entries of which countries you have particularly enjoyed this year.