The Semi Final 1 is over now and we have ten winners who have qualified for the Grand Final: Armenia, Belgium, Greece, Estonia, Serbia, Hungary, Russia, Albania, Romania and Georgia.
The Semi Final 1 is over now and we have ten winners who have qualified for the Grand Final: Armenia, Belgium, Greece, Estonia, Serbia, Hungary, Russia, Albania, Romania and Georgia. Congratulations to the winners. Those countries did not make it into the Grand Final: Moldova, Netherlands, Finland, FYR Macedonia, Belarus and Denmark.
The result might be a surprise for the one or other, but at the end the songs of high quality have been chosen by the juries and TV viewers. The atmosphere in the arena cannot been taken as measurement, as the entire show is mainly a TV production, which means it must look and sound 100% perfectly on TV.
This has been a very exciting evening here in Vienna, the arena was sold out and the atmosphere was amazing. All countries have received good applause, but some stood out like Belgium, Serbia and Russia. The sound in the arena was good, unfortunately, the comments of Conchita, while interviewing the singers was not easy to understand, as well as the song snippets from former ESC entries.
Now it’s in the hands of the producers and the EBU reference group to decide in which order the 10 finalists will be shown. This is done in respect of the excitement of the show. Years before the allotment of the starting position has been drawn afterward in the press conference by the singers. This has been changed due to prevent having too many ballads or fast songs next to each other.
It will only be decided in which part of the Grand Final they will be starting. In the first half there will be Armenia, Estonia, Serbia and Belgium, in the second half of the Grand Final there will be Albania, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Greece and Georgia.
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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!