Advertisements

LIVE FROM KYIV: EUROVISION 2017 FIRST SEMI FINAL QUALIFIERS’ PRESS CONFERENCE

ON THE SPOT: LIVE FROM KYIV

QUALIFIERS ALLOCATION DRAW

Moldova drawn in the first half of the grand final
Azerbaijan drawn in the first half of the grand final
Greece drawn in the second half of the grand final
Sweden drawn in the second half of the grand final
Portugal drawn in the first half of the grand final
Poland drawn in the first half of the grand final
Armenia drawn in the first half of the grand final
Australia drawn in the second half of the grand final
Cyprus drawn in the second half of the grand final
Belgium drawn in the second half of the grand final

Live from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, 10 acts have secured their place in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. In the heart of the Ukrainian capital, 18 hopeful acts took to the world’s most popular stage but only 10 have qualified in what has been an exciting first Semi-Final broadcast. In order of announcement, the first 10 countries that will be joining Italy, Spain, UK, Germany, France and Ukraine in the Grand Final are:

Armenia: Artsvik – Fly With Me
Australia: Isaiah – Don’t Come Easy
Azerbaijan: Dihaj – Skeletons
Belgium: Blanche – City Lights
Cyprus: Hovig – Gravity
Greece: Demy – This Is Love
Moldova: Sunstroke Project – Hey, Mamma!
Portugal: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
Poland: Kasia Moś – Flashlight 
Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On 

While this is Cyprus’ third consecutive year qualifying from the Semi Finals, Moldova had failed to qualify in their last three attempts before tonight’s success. For Portugal, this evening’s qualification is not only good news for Salvador but for his family too, as their entry was written by his sister Luisa. The 10 finalists are scheduled for a press conference this evening where they will draw their positions for the Grand Final taking place on Saturday 13 May.

18 acts performed for the chance to appear in this year’s Grand Final leaving 8 countries unable to qualify. In alphabetical order, the 8 acts who did not make it through were:
Albania: Lindita – World
Czech Republic: Martina Bárta – My Turn
Finland: Norma John – Blackbird
Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – Keep the Faith
Iceland: Svala – Paper
Montenegro: Slavko Kalezić – Space

Acts were awarded scores based on points awarded by national Expert Juries and televoting. These points were then combined to reveal an overall score for each act that determined the final outcome. The Expert Juries voted last night on yesterday’s Semi-Final 1 Jury Show; a non-broadcast, live feed of the performances in a dry-run. Televoting took place tonight during the transmission of the live show. The second semi-final Jury Show will take place on Wednesday 10 May and the live broadcast will be on Thursday 11 May.

Advertisements

HAVE A SAY

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s