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  • Writer's pictureEmma Garrie

SBS Eurovision 2023: Semi-Final 2 replay – Who did the Australian public like?



Tonight SBS aired the primetime replay of the second semi-final of Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.


Just as in last night's airing of Semi-Final 1, Australian viewers could vote for their favourite songs from Semi-Final 2 by selecting the thumbs up or thumbs down emoji on the SBS Eurovision site during each performance.



Who did Australia love most?


Well not surprisingly, the winner of the night was Australia with 96% of voters loving the song!


But if we're playing by Eurovision rules, you can't vote for the act from your own country. This means Austria becomes our winner with 'Who the Hell is Edgar?' being loved by 87% of voters.




Unsurprisingly Cyprus also polled well, finishing in 3rd place with 84% of viewers giving Australia's Andrew Lambrou the thumbs up!


In fact, Australians loved 10 of the 16 songs performed in this final with only six getting the 'Nope' vote.


And just as with Semi-Final 1, it seems there is a high correlation between tonight's results and the real results announced on Friday morning in Liverpool.


Australia correctly predicted eight of the ten songs that moved through to the Grand Final. Based on the SBS viewer poll, Australia would have put Iceland and Georgia through to the Grand Final and Poland and Armenia would have missed out.





The official semi-final results which will include the placing of each song and votes received from each country will be revealed after the conclusion of the contest on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Australia).


Full Results of tonight's SBS vote


1. AUSTRALIA - 96%

2. Austria - 87%

3. Cyprus - 84%

4. Belgium - 78%

5. Lithuania- 71%

6. Estonia - 69%

7. Iceland - 67%

8. Slovenia - 63%

9. Albania - 56%

10. Georgia - 51%

11. Poland - 45%

12. Armenia - 42%

13. San Marino - 34%

14. Romania - 29%

15. Greece - 23%

16. Denmark - 20%



The Eurovision 2023 Grand Final replay will feature Voyager and Australia's Andrew Lambrou and airs on Sunday 14 May, 7.30pm (AEST) on SBS and on SBS On Demand.


For continued updates on all the Eurovision 2023 news follow Aussievision on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. All links at: https://linktr.ee/aussievisionnet

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