Which Eliminated Act Should Be In The Grand Final

Forty two acts travelled to Kyiv, Ukraine for Eurovision 2017. Now — after two weeks of rehearsals, red carpets, parties and of course the semi-finals — only 26 remain to battle it out in tonight’s grand final. But what of the eliminated 16?

As we countdown the hours to the live show at 21:00 CEST, we want to know: Which semi-final non-qualifiers should be in the Eurovision 2017 grand final?

Are you still aggrieved about the shock elimination of fan favourites Finland and Estonia? Do you miss Montenegro’s madcap antics or Latvia’s psychedelic mind melt? Or maybe you’re still dancing along to Macedonia and Serbia.

Now is the time to tell us who should be in the grand final. So shake off the blues, vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments. Your favourite might not have qualified, but they can still have one last chance to shine.

POLL: Which semi-final non-qualifiers should be in the Eurovision 2017 grand final?

  • Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze, “Keep The Faith”
  • Albania: Lindita, “World”
  • Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic, “Space”
  • Finland: Norma John, “Blackbird”
  • Iceland: Svala, “Paper”
  • Czech Republic: Martina Barta, “My Turn”
  • Slovenia: Omar Naber, “On My Way”
  • Latvia: Triana Park, “Line”
  • Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic, “In Too Deep”
  • FYR Macedonia: Jana Burceska, “Dance Alone”
  • Malta: Claudia Faniello, “Breathlessly”
  • Ireland: Brendan Murray, “Dying to Try”
  • San Marino: Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson, “Spirit of the Night”
  • Switzerland: Timebelle, “Apollo”
  • Lithuania: Fusedmarc, “Rain of Revolution”
  • Estonia: Koit Toome and Laura, “Verona”

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CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
3 years ago

Replace the CGI artwork with flashing lights and lasers (like a rave), put the band on stage, with Jana dancing in the middle of it, and announce her pregnancy BEFORE flying to Kyiv to do all this (again, the public and/or juries have never said NO to a pregnant woman), and Macedonia (2nd semi) would have qualified. But alas; they have become the place where excellent songs go to die on stage.

Finland (1st semi), Estonia (2nd semi), definitely. Iceland would have been my 2nd choice in the 1st semi.

Francis JJ
Francis JJ
3 years ago

Sorry but Ireland was awful in my opinion. This song brought me back to the worst times of Justin Bieber, including such “masterpieces” as Baby.
I just couldn’t take him seriously, his squeaky boy soprano + behaviour of f**ckin playboy made me laugh sooo hard
hahahhahahhahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahahhahahahahaha

Ryan
Ryan
3 years ago

Montenegro. HAIL SLAVKO!

Chsparal
Chsparal
3 years ago
Reply to  Ryan

I AGREE SO MUCH XDXDXDXD

Riina
Riina
3 years ago

From Semi 1: Finland replaces Cyprus Albania should have also made it but I can’t think of who to take out. Perhaps Greece but their Final performance was much better than the Semi so maybe they deserved it. I may be in the minority but I really didn’t like the live performances of “Verona”. Estonia would’ve been much better if they went with Kerli. Iceland could’ve been much better with a more inventive stage show but especially better camera shots. Keep it close most of the time and draw your audience in. From Semi 2 if I had to choose… Read more »

stefano1488
stefano1488
3 years ago

I think the 1st SF was much better than the 2nd.

From the first, I would have picked Finland, Iceland, the Czech Republic and perhaps Albania instead of Australia, Greece (and Poland? Sweden?).

In SF2, I’d have picked Macedonia instead of almost anyone else (Austria, Israel, Romania, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria, you name it).

Sophia Stedman
3 years ago
Reply to  stefano1488

Finally I found someone who also doesn’t like Sweden

Katrinelene
Katrinelene
3 years ago

ESTONIA should be in the grand final!

Katrinelene
Katrinelene
3 years ago

ESTONIA should be in the grand final!!!?

Sage
Sage
3 years ago

IMO only two non-qualifying acts were ‘robbed’, or deserved to be in the final i.e. IRELAND & GEORGIA ! / (& no, i’m from neither country, just saying!)

However, i’d still rate Portugal & Bulgaria as the deserved top two anywayz (*should’ve placed a bet!*); so… makes no difference really…

Pinkbunniesinthemeadow
Pinkbunniesinthemeadow
3 years ago

I can’t vote for the poll, there is an error or something?
I would certainly vote for Estonia.
They were 6th with the public votes and have been robbed by the jury votes!

dorino
dorino
3 years ago

albania should have been top 5 in final

bayadeparis
bayadeparis
3 years ago

It’s now official. Estonia was left out because of the juries (17th place in semi-final 2). People loved them (6th place in semi-final 2).

peter
peter
3 years ago

who says politics doesnt count ?#
scandinavian countries voted for each other in final
australia voted 12 for UK
ireland NUL point for UK (brexit fury)
and so on
joke competition

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago
Reply to  peter

Really I don’t see anything political about Australia giving UK 12 pts when they haven’t given any to them since they debuted in 2015. Greece-Cyprus I can understand though.

Sophia Stedman
3 years ago
Reply to  peter

It is probably also preference, but friends give points to friends. Has it ever been different?

Kingdom of Hayastan
Kingdom of Hayastan
3 years ago

Armenians are not Gypsies. Borat is not Armenian but Kazakh. Armenians are not trolls they are a good diaspora. Armenians are Whites and Aryans. Armenia is the mother of Europe. Russians and Ukrainians are Mongols. Israel and Turkey are not Europe. Azerbaijan is Negroid and not Europe.
Armenians are 1st Genocide of 6,5 millions dead. Armenians are 1st Christians. You are all children of King Hayes Hayastan 5000 B.C. See Bible.

PavlosGr
PavlosGr
3 years ago

Finland, Latvia from the first semi final (i would get rid of greece and sweeden) and Ireland, Malta, Switzerland from the second semi (Croatia, Belarus and Denmark out)

Gulp
Gulp
3 years ago

I would like from semifinal 1, Finland and Latvia in (Poland and Portugal out)
From semifinal 2, FYROM-Switzerland-Ireland and San Marino! (Croatia, Netherlands, Denmark and Austria out)

Unlike last year, I’m kind of disappointed with the results of the semi-finals, I would change 6 songs! :/

irada
irada
3 years ago

I miss for Slavko Kalezic. I voted for him. I suppose Slavko was in top 10 of televoting but the last place in jury.

Yossarian
Yossarian
3 years ago

Finland and Latvia for me.
I love the studio version of the Macedonian entry, but the live performance just does’t live up to it. I wasn’t surprised when it didn’t qualify.

Yossarian
Yossarian
3 years ago
Reply to  Yossarian

*doesn’t

#VERONA! < 3 Winner of my heart! < 3
#VERONA! < 3 Winner of my heart! < 3
3 years ago

E ~ S ~ T ~ O ~ N ~ I ~ A <3
V * E * R * O * N * A <3

I would cast tonight many votes for Estonia
if Koit & Laura would had qualified to the Final! 🙁

Btw voted also : Ireland, Albania & Czech.

MiYa
MiYa
3 years ago

Switzerland 🙁

Markus
Markus
3 years ago

I just thought of the idea of a second final show for all the acts who didn`t make it to the final, so that every artist could compete in a final with an official juryvote and televote. They could call it the “small final” (with just 16 participants), it could be held on friday night and so every artist would get the chance to compete in a final and get international votes and support. Just imagine this for 2017, I wonder if Estonia would really be the definite favourite to win this. And all organizers and TV stations in the… Read more »

Bruno
3 years ago
Reply to  Markus

What’s the benefit? What happens to whoever wins that show?

PavlosGr
PavlosGr
3 years ago
Reply to  Bruno

He get a chance to live. Let the 63d Hunger Games Begin.

Cesar
Cesar
3 years ago
Reply to  Markus

the winner would compete in the big final.. that sounds great idea

Sophia Stedman
3 years ago
Reply to  Markus

I like the idea of giving these guys a second chance, but it kind of take away from the need for the semi finals. Maybe it’s an idea for a Wiwi jam type of thing

Éire
Éire
3 years ago

Albania, Georgia and Estonia should definitely be in the final.

Honourable mentions to Czech Republic and Latvia.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
3 years ago

SF 1 was not AS strong as SF 2 but there where twelve countries that deserved the final, while in SF 2 my qualifiers are set. In SF 1 Latvia and Finland should have qualified (I prefer Latvia) but I don’t know for wo I would swap them. SF 2 was a LOT stronger then the first one, but my 10 qualifiers are set. Croatia, Israel and Austria would be out for Switzerland, Estonia and F.Y.R. Macedonia.

Justitia
Justitia
3 years ago

Czech Republic, I like Martina’s voice…and Slavkooooooooo (for fun).

Francis JJ
Francis JJ
3 years ago
Reply to  Justitia

Slavkoooooo rulez!!!! I missed him in the final sooo much
at least guy with naked ass made me laugh soooo hard

Leo M
Leo M
3 years ago

I would put in Estonia and Finland and take out Greece and Denmark

John
John
3 years ago

Everything was correct except for 1 entry. Estonia should have gotten in instead of Croatia.

nemiminimizu
nemiminimizu
3 years ago

IRELAND!! still can’t believe that magical voice didn’t make it! ;(

Francis JJ
Francis JJ
3 years ago
Reply to  nemiminimizu

you really liked it???? omg, this song made me laugh so hard, it was just hilarious, and that balloon, it was for providing helium, right?
I even thought it was a comedy entry like Verka or Dustin but then it turned out that they were serious….
this guy should be in memes, he shares the same level of cringe as Rebecca Black or Bieber before puberty
omg, i can’t, i just laugh hahahhahahahha

Flynn
Flynn
3 years ago

Albania and Georgia for me, I’d swap Australia and Sweden out.

I’d maybe swap FYROM and Croatia for semi 2 but in all honesty I don’t think there were even 10 songs in semi 2 that deserves final whereas 13/14 in semi 1 did

Chrysovalantis
Chrysovalantis
3 years ago

To tell the truth,I was expecting Estonia to be easily in the grand final.It was a huge disappointmen to see not making it.I also liked Serbia and Fyrom much.One of them should be in the final in my opinion.Going back to the First Semi,Finland and Iceland had a quality high enough for my taste.I wouldn’t like to comment on who shouldn’t be in the final.This will be revealed after the results will be announced.But,my friends,this is Eurovision.Unique and also unpredictable!Good luck to all the participants tonight and may the best one win!

Maniac
Maniac
3 years ago

Finland and Estonia , others deservedly stayed in semifinals

Leon
Leon
3 years ago

Wanted to vote for FYROM but could not find it

Slayko
Slayko
3 years ago

Armenia. 😀

Rimig
Rimig
3 years ago

Finland, of course. Followed (though far behind) by Iceland and Macedonia.
Australia, Greece and Croatia shouldn’t be in the final

Davve
Davve
3 years ago

For me it is a close call between Macedonia and Switzerland!

I do not see the greatness in Finlands song…

Sophia Stedman
3 years ago
Reply to  Davve

People just liked the emotion of the song. Also, it was one of the more stand-out ballads

Marco
Marco
3 years ago

Finland and Switzerland.

I hope I dont have to hear Verona never again

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago

Albania and Estonia.

Wim
Wim
3 years ago

Finland of course.

Napaw
Napaw
3 years ago

Finland.

Avstriya
Avstriya
3 years ago

Finland, Albania and Malta were stellar. Greece, Australia and Cyprus were not.

The qualifiers of Semi 2 were all fine, but maybe I would trade Israel for Malta.

SomSom
SomSom
3 years ago

Where is an option for none of them? I would not want to hear any of them again. Those which needed to qualify have qualified.

Hada
Hada
3 years ago

Finland and Latvia

Colin
Colin
3 years ago

1. Finland (I’d prefer it to Cyprus)
2. Ireland (I’d prefer it to Israel)
3. Switzerland (I’d prefer it to Hungary)
4. Macedonia (I’d prefer the song to Bulgaria, but he had a better performance)
5. Malta (Great, but sorry, cause it was a tough semi)
6. Latvia (I’d prefer it to Australia)
7. Georgia
8. Estonia
9. Slovenia
10. Czech Republic
11. Albania
12. Iceland
13. San Marino
14. Serbia
15. Lithuania
16. Montenegro

cheesecake
cheesecake
3 years ago

Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Estonia

LuzTrash
LuzTrash
3 years ago

1.Serbia
2.Montenegro
3.Macedonia

LjupcoMKD
LjupcoMKD
3 years ago

Finland should be in final instead of Cyprus, whereas Macedonia should be in final instead of Austria.

Jo
Jo
3 years ago

1. Finland
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2. Latvia
3. Estonia

Stephanie
3 years ago

SF1: Finland (replacing either of Australia, Greece or Cyprus)
SF2: Switzerland and Estonia (replacing Croatia and Denmark)

Erasmus
Erasmus
3 years ago

1. Latvia
2. Finland
3. F.Y.R Macedonia
4. Estonia
5. Iceland
6. Switzerland
7. Ireland
8. Georgia
9. Malta
10. Czech Republic
11. Slovenia
12. Albania
13. Serbia
14. Lithuania
15. San Marino
16. Momtenegro

Bgc
Bgc
3 years ago

From Semi 1: Finland,
From Semi 2: Macedonia