In the Semi Final 2 the last 10 remaining spots have been chosen. Out of 18 participants only:
For the other eight countries the Eurovision journey is over now, these are Romania, San Marino, Russia, Georgia, Poland, Malta, Latvia and Montenegro.
For the first time in Eurovision history Russia did not pass the Semi Finals. This was probably due to the song, not the friendly singer. Also Romania did not make it, which is quite a surprise, as Romania always qualified like Russia.
With Georgia the third Caucasian country has been kicked out of the festival. The biggest surprise tonight was that Poland did not make it either, despite of a potential summer hit and Malta with Thomas G:sson song with a lot of props on stage.
Less people expected Slovenia to qualify, this is probably the surprise of the night.
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