In the second heat of the semi finals this week, the last ten finalists have been elected by the juries and televoters. The last ten finalists are: Azerbaijan, Finland, Malta, Iceland, Greece, Armenia, Hungary, Norway, Georgia and Romania. The non-qualified countries are: Latvia, San Marino, FYR Macedonia, Bulgaria, Israel, Albania and Switzerland.
The Semi Final 2 has been weaker than the first one with 17 entries, one more than the first one. The big surprise was Romania has made it into the final, Romania mostly qualifies for the finals, but in this year it has been the most striking number and caused a lot of discussions. It has also been another disappointed for Ralph Siegel and Valentina Monetta for San Marino, as they were so confident even winning the ESC. San Marino has never reached the grand final so far. For Moran from Israel it has also been a bitter birthday present, as she did not make it.
The strongest songs of the night came from Iceland, Norway and Georgia.
Tomorrow the running order will be revealed. Unlike other years, the running order has been drawn. This time SVT and the reference group will chose, where to put which country. They want every song to shine. Let’s hope they will make a wise decision.