This was the first Eurovision night of this year’s ESC. The show was entertaining, delighting and gave a positive vibe and will inspire many people to travel to Israel. In all the postcards the performers have been dancing in really nice point of interests. That gave an easy and positive first impression.
Of course out of 17 countries, only 10 could qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday. There were some surprises, where the singer have grown during their live performance like Czech Republic and especially Australia. Kate Miller-Heidke had probably one of the best stage shows, ever seen at Eurovision. This was truly outstanding, despite of the song. This one was a real eye catcher and people will have remembered this contribution.
The 10 qualifiers are:
The biggest surprise probably has been the qualification of Belarus and Estonia.
On the other hand, for some countries the ESC party is over. This might be due to the singing qualities, the song and the stage performance.
These countries are out of the competition: Montenegro, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Georgia and Portugal.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!