The winners of the 2015 Eurovision semi-final number two have just been revealed. 10 countries qualified for the May 23 grand final, and they are as follows:
Lithuania: Monika Linkyte and Vaidas Baumila won a spot in the grand final after performing their song This Time, which was fun as always and gave the show a great opening boost to get things going for the night.
Poland: Monika Kuszyńska’s song In The Name of Love won over the Eurovision crowd as she performed sitting center stage with a background showing flowers and a television screens on the side detailing how she would dance back when she still had the use of her legs. She was in an accident back in 2006 that resulted in her being paralyzed from the waist down.
Slovenia: Everyone’s favorite headphone-donning husband and wife duo, Maraaya, were ecstatic to hear that they would also be participating in Saturday’s grand final. The song has been a fan favorite from the start, so their win was not overly surprising but still nice to see for those who were in any way worried.
Sweden: The country’s hero, Mans Zemerlow, sealed the deal with his performance track of the same name (Heroes). It was as energetic as ever, background effects and all.
Norway: Another predicted win. Morland and Debrah Scarlett have been all that everyone has been talking about for months, and their popularity only seems to skyrocket further as the time goes by. The entire audience was cheering and singing to their dramatic stage performance of A Monster Like Me.
Montenegro: Knez and his talented backup singers/dancers got the crowd excited and dancing to his traditional Balkan music song Adio. The 47-year-old and his crew have been working tirelessly on this performance for months, so they were naturally ecstatic to find out they made this year’s Eurovision final.
Cyprus: John Karayiannis and his glasses captivated Europe during his song One Thing I Should Have Done, as did his classy sense of dress. He delivered a strong performance as always, and gained much praise from Eurovision fans all over.
Azerbaijan: Eurovision vet Elnur Huseynov and his “wolves” brought a unique element to the stage performances that night, and clearly impressed the voters greatly with the song Hour of the Wolf. Elnur competed back in 2008, as part of a duo called Elnur and Samir.
Latvia: Aminata sang Love Injected, and her unique vocal style and dress brought something new to the night and to this year’s group overall. She was likewise thrilled to find a place in Saturday’s final.
Israel: Last, but certainly not least, the country’s 16-year-old Golden Boy scooped the final spot in May 23’s event. This song has also been very popular among the public for some time now, and is actually the first song from Israel to qualify for the grand final in many years.
As for who will win this Saturday, May 23, it is anyone’s game. This is looked at to be one of the strongest groups of competitors Eurovision has seen in a long time.
By Chanel van der Woodsen
Mirror – Eurovision 2015 LIVE: Semi-final 2 kicks off as song contest finalists confirmed