After a real exciting semifinal the ten highest qualifiers have been found: Russia, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lithuania, Finland, Ukraine, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey and Armenia!
The disappointment in the press centre as well as from the different countries is enormously. That's mainly due to the disqualification of the three favorites: Belgium, Estonia and Slovenia! Those were the utmost radio like songs! The big question is, who is watching the semifinal and who is really grapping to the phone? How can a singer like Kate Ryan, who is well known all over Europe be topped by a shouting band from Lithuania? How does it come that such a positive and happy song like the one from Estonia did not make it? And are there that many Armenians around Europe who are willing to vote for their country?
Many artists were frustad, Kate Ryan was crying in front of some cameras. On the other side there of course also happy tears by the winners.
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.