Israel’s Imri Ziv opened the show with a club banger and France’s Alma brought it home by dancing in front of the Eiffel Tower. And in between them Italy’s Francesco Gabbani danced with a gorilla, Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov sang in a monochrome dreamscape and Romania’s Ilinca & Alex Florea yodelled it out with digitally rendered sheep. But who among them deployed their vocals and visuals the best to win with the juries?
We watched the jury final — which accounts for 50% of the overall score — inside the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. Moments afterwards Chris, Padraig and William sat down to review what went down…
Eurovision 2017: Jury Final review
EUROVISION 2017: GRAND FINAL RUNNING ORDER
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
The jury show, of course, is also a rehearsal for the spokespeople who deliver the points during the live shows, and for the hosts who much communicate with the 42 spokespeople (and their varying levels of English).
Eurovision fans will recognise a number of the presenters, including Sweden’s Melodifestivalen star Wiktoria, seen above.
The voting, which is 100% fictitious and has absolutely no relevance to the actual results, saw the United Kingdom come out on top with the juries…only to finish last in the televote.
Armenia’s Artsvik won the fake televote and was crowned the winner.
Are you excited to watch the grand final tomorrow evening? Who has you saying yay? Let us know in the comments box below!