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It's official! Unsurprisingly, Australia's favourite performance from Semi Final 2 is Australia! This was followed close behind by Belgium and Lithuania.
By
Genevieve Dwyer

14 May 2016 - 9:22 PM  UPDATED 14 May 2016 - 9:39 PM

Remember, this is not the official Eurovision vote - which only takes place during the LIVE 5am Broadcasts on SBS, along with all the other participating countries.

In the official vote, participating countries can't actually vote for their own country - but on the SBS website, we want you to decide Australia's favourite - and the outcome is clear!

Read more about the rating and voting rules and how they work here. 

Australia came in first with a rating of 96% and was followed close behind by Belgium with 75% and Lithuania 63%. 

See how the rest of the artists stacked up in the Aussie vote below:

Australia: Dami Im - 'Sound of Silence'

This is the first year Australia has had to fight its way out of the Semi Finals in order to qualify for the Grand Final, which is daunting for any nation.

Dami Im is a superb choice to take on that formidable task with her Fairytale backstory that Europe will adore; teaching herself English from pop songs of the Spice Girls etc. 

Im’s remarkable voice, her Fashion Forward onstage look and the surprisingly good mid-tempo power ballad from the incredible writing team of DNA already has Europe asking “so, what happens if Australia wins?”.

It’s not out of the question that Dami can take some significant momentum into the Grand Final where she’ll be facing a big showdown with powerhouses Russia and Sweden.

The Sound of Silence” could prove to be the sound of victory! 

Watch Dami's performance of 'Sound of Silence' below:

Belgium: Laura Tesoro - 'What's the Pressure'

It’s great to see a lot of alternative musical stylings entering the contest this year and Belgium’s flame-haired Laura Tesoro delivers a disco-licious pop-funk number in Stockholm hoping to replicate her home nations Top 5 finish in 2015.  

It comes as no surprise that Tesoro played Annie on stage but the 19 year old brings as much white-girl funk as she possibly can to this annoyingly upbeat entry. Her vocals are reminiscent of Sweden’s Robin in tone but the moves and beat are far more Bruno Mars - think Uptown Funk. The surprise packet of Semi 2. 

Watch her performance below:

Lithuania: Donny Montell - 'I've Been Waiting for this Night'

Eurovision returnee young Donny Montell represented Lithuania back at the 2012 contest with a literal staging of “Love is Blind”.  

Montell promised his home nation that he’d return to the contest and he convincingly won, what is arguably, the longest and most complicated of all the national selections.  

“I’ve Been Waiting For This Night” has a chorus aching to be the theme for a sporty car commercial and is a slightly slicker version of Ireland’s “Sunlight”. Skémés Donny!

Watch his performance again below:

Watch all of the country performances from Semi Final 1 here:

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