May 21 / Second Semifinal Qualifiers press conference
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA – After an exciting and beautiful second semi-final, we eventually know who’s in and who’s out amongst tonight’s line up. The traditional press conference with the 10 lucky winners is being held. Each entrant is asked 2 questions (one from local media and one from international press). Eventually they will all draw their sport in Saturday’s final.
Lithuania was the first revealed country so they are getting the first question and it is about THE kiss.
Vaidas said that they are bringing the messeage of equal right. Monica and Vaidas will perform in the first half of the Grand final.
Next up is Poland. Monica was asked does she feels any pressure as the whole country will be watching her. She said that she doesn’t know what to expect, it is a dream coming true, like she won her life once more and that this should be inspiration to many people. Second question was does she think that she became better artist after her accident. She answered that after that she started to look things much brighter. And she will performer in second half of the Saturday’s show.
Slovenia was third to be called out. Marjetka and Raay were asked if they can move up in the final. She answered that its not about the numbers and moving up, but about finding yourself as an artist. Whats their goal? Its to present their music to as much people as possible. They will perform in first half.
Sweden is fourth. First question for Mans was what are the main things standing between him and the victory. He answered that there are many good songs competing. Also about the artists he said that there are not two same voices this year. Mans will performer in first half.
Norwegian duo was first asked why Morland sang that there was something awful in his youth made him sing about that. He answered that there are many things good and bad and he chose to sing about bad. Norwegian fan asked them will they make Nordic countries proud as they and Sweden are the only one in the final. They said that they will definitely do it. They will perform in first half.
Montenegro is next. Knez said that this is the time of his life, that he has never felt better. He was also asked if they will keep it in the family next year and if Montenegro will send his daughter.He said that they will deffinitely think about that option. Montenegro will performer in the second half.
Cypriot representative John thanked to all of his supporters. He was also asked does his miss any country that some country didn’t qualify. He said that ten countries already qualified and seven didn’t, he has mixed feelings. The first thought when he saw that Cyprus is in the final was YEAH. Cyprus will perform in first half.
Wolf from the land of fire is next. His first question was to express his feelings with a song. He said that his sorry, but he’s a bit sick and he wants to save his voice. He also said that he will be so happy tonight and he will party a bit. Azerbaijan will perform in second half.
Aminata said that she feels so love injected. This is the first time Latvia qualified since Belgrade in 2008. Aminata talked about her album and that it is an expression of her emotions. She also than Latvia will perform in second half.
Nadav said that he is so happy to bring his country to the final. He was called the Golden boy of Europe. He will perform in the first half.