Booing Russia is so last year. Tonight during semi final 1 of Eurovision 2015, the audience erupted into rapturous applause for Russia’s Polina Gagarina and her song “A Million Voices”. The bookies’ favourite sailed through to the final, along with the bookies’ other favourites, including Estonia’s Elina & Stig (shadowy monochrome magic) and Georgia’s Nina Sublatti (other worldly Gothic realness). Denmark’s Anti Social Media won’t be joining them: their non-qualification is Denmark’s first since 2007. Finland’s PKN — the punk band that was a favourite to win all of Eurovision — has also crashed out.
In case you missed the results — who are you?! — here are the qualifiers for the first semi final.
Semi final 1 Qualifiers
Semi final 1 non-qualifiers
Subscribe to wiwi.tv for more Eurovision videos
Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)