Armenia’s Artsvik released an LED eagle, Portugal’s Salvador Sobral sang in front of an enchanted forest and Poland’s Kasia Mos dazzled in a white bandage dress. But in the end only 10 of tonight’s eighteen artists managed to sing their way into the Eurovision 2017 grand final.
They are: Moldova’s Sunstroke Project, Azerbaijan’s DiHaj, Greece’s Demy, Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson, Portugal’s Salvador Sobral, Armenia’s Artsvik, Australia’s Isaiah Firebrace, Cyprus’ Hovig and Belgium’s Blanche.
Semi-Final 1: Reaction
Eurovision 2017: Semi-Final 1 qualifiers
The ten qualifiers are listed in the order in which they were revealed. During the qualifiers’ press conference afterwards each act drew which half of the grand final they would perform in. We’ve listed these below.
Semi-final 1: Eliminated acts
- Czech Republic
The biggest shock of the night was Finland’s non-qualification. All week Norma John have drawn loud applause in the Eurovision press room owing to Leena’s stellar vocals and the generally haunting atmosphere.
The bookies got that one right. But they stumbled with Poland, having suggested that she wouldn’t make it. She nailed it vocally and said that success comes down to being a good person. She’s all about the karma, y’all.
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