The semifinal is over and Europe has decided. Due to unforeseen reasons some countries could not qualify for the final on Saturday: the Netherlands and Iceland. But therefore Macedonia and Croatia qualified. Maybe the televoting system is not the best and fair minded and political reasons dominate. Latvia is on the 23rd position now and has quite good chances for Saturday, as well as Switzerland with the 22nd position. But on the other hand beside of the “Eastern disposition” there are the “old” countries who gained like Norway, Israel and Denmark! However it's going to be very exciting!
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.