I am catching up with this now, I have listened to the songs in the second and third semifinals, as well as the pre-qualifiers that were featured in each. Ty Rua for the very useful update! Here are my thoughts. Semifinal Two Ketil was lovely, probably not what is needed if a country aspires to do well in today's Eurovision, but I very much enjoyed the song. HFc sok. Daniel Owen and Raylee were utter crap Raylee also had the worst possible staging and that outfit doesn't do her any favours. I get that Maria Solheim was aiming for magical, but she only achieved bland, despite the pretty staging. Tl;dr: Ketil was robbed I also fully agree with Rua on Stavangerkameratene. Semifinal Three Dinaye's dated effort was pretty bad. Big Daddy Karsten was underwhelming despite having thrown everything and the rainbow kitchen sink at it. Emmy was appallingly bad and the lyrics are outrageous, but I'm not surprised it did well I enjoyed Ole Harz the most of this group, not that it was anything special but at least it didn't make me lose the will to live. Kaja Rode's song is very generic and totally forgettable and a bit of an F ROW.