Credits: Elena Volotova (EBU)

Eurovision 2015 Semifinal 2 Quickfire Recap

Just in case you were getting bored of the songs from Tuesday already, the second semi final was on Thursday. If you have time the whole thing is on Youtube, but if you don’t check out our super quick recap below!

(Warning: Features a lot of ballads. And trees.)

Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)
Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)

Lithuania – #Kiss Supporting same sex couples/voters one nu-folk song at a time. Qualified.

Ireland – #Piano Woman sings ballad and plays upright (not grand!) piano. Lots of trees. Out.

San Marino – #YouthToday Eurovision’s youngest ever duet can’t stop smiling. Out.

Montenegro – #FolkBallad  Guy with very shiny lapels sings passionately in a language you probably don’t understand. Qualified.

Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)
Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)

Malta – #TheOtherWarrior A woman not dressed as Elvira sings about being strong with a heavy pyrotechnic presence. Out.

Norway – #Duet Much loved boy-girl duet sing ballad and stare intently into the cameras. Qualified.

Portugal – #Capewatch Rock balladeer almost gets audience to clap along at the end. Out.

Czech Republic – #FacialHair A ballad so good she attempts to throw her shoes at him at the end. Out.

Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)
Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)

Israel – #Golden It’s a ballad. No it’s pop. No it’s dance. No it’s pop again. It’s just everything. Qualified.

Latvia – #DubstepMaybe? Genre defying ballad with lots of red and arm dancing. Qualified.

Azerbaijan – #ManBallad Perennial qualifiers use contemporary dancers and silhouettes of dead trees to get the job done. Qualified.

Iceland – #DressUpTime  If ever a song needed more backing dancers and less backing singers this is it. Out.

Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)
Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)

Sweden – #Animation Man in leather trousers syncs choreography with an animated sketch. Qualified.

Switzerland – #CapeANDTrees Another cape. Some more trees. Bonus wind machine. Not a ballad. Out.

Cyprus – #BlackandWhite Pair of glasses perform acoustic ballad and bring colour into the world. Qualified.

Slovenia – #AirViolins Upbeat pop from headphoned couple with unofficial third band member who plays great air violin. Qualified.

Poland – #Wheelchair One last ballad. With trees. But also an emotional backstory. Qualified.

Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)
Credits: Andres Putting (EBU)

What else? Not a lot. Conchita was still great in the green room, the stage was still better than last year and the postcards were still cute. There were no big surprises in who qualified and still no real half-time show to speak of. But we have our final 27!

Now, find out who gets your “douze pwa” (and your 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points) and we’ll see you on Saturday!

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