ESC 2023: Who will qualify from the first semifinal?

Photo By: Chloe Hashemi / EBU

Tonight the first semifinal of this year’s Eurovision will take place in Liverpool. The bookmakers have made up their minds about the 10 acts they believe will qualify for the Big Final. Below you can check them out!

The betting odds are provided by EurovisionWorld.

Note: On the parenthesis you can check the qualifying chances.

  1. Finland 🇫🇮 (96%)
  2. Sweden 🇸🇪 (96%)
  3. Israel 🇮🇱 (96%)
  4. Norway 🇳🇴 (96%)
  5. Czechia 🇨🇿 (92%)
  6. Moldova 🇲🇩 (90%)
  7. Serbia 🇷🇸 (78%)
  8. Switzerland 🇨🇭 (73%)
  9. Portugal 🇵🇹 (69%)
  10. Croatia 🇭🇷 (67%)
  11. The Netherlands 🇳🇱 (57%)
  12. Malta 🇲🇹 (32%)
  13. Latvia 🇱🇻 (21%)
  14. Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 (19%)
  15. Ireland 🇮🇪 (18%)


My Opinion:

Definitely Qualifying: Finland, Israel, Norway and Sweden. All these countries have their fandom since day one. Therefore it will be easy for them to captivate the voters tonight!

Probably Will Qualify: Czechia, Moldova, Serbia. These are strong songs and the vocals of all three performers can easily boost them to the final.

Can Go Both Ways: Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland. These entries have the potential of both qualifying and being eliminated. It all comes down to the staging and the audience. Malta and Portugal’s entries are uplifting and can make the audience not only t dance with them, but also to vote them. The Netherlands have Duncan Laurence, who have co-compose the entry, for boosting their chances. Switzerland’s qualification is depended on the staging, which has been worked in detail.

Probably Not Qualifying: Azerbaijan and Latvia. Both songs have neither big props nor are fan-favourites. These countries are hoping that their vocals abilities can help them qualify.

Definitely Not Qualifying: Croatia and Ireland. Croatia has decided the fandom, but I think it’s difficult for the song to pursued the voters outside the Balkan area. Sadly, Ireland’s entry has been criticised, without any specific reason. I’m a fan of the song, but I find it difficult to manage to qualify.

MyEuRoFreaKs wish good luck to every artist!

What do you think about the odds? Who will qualify? Write your thoughts in the comments below!


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