It has been an exciting evening and also a in interesting kaleidoscope of the current European music scene. But the rules say that only 10 countries have the chance to qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday.
So the following entries did not make it into the Grand Final: Albania, Latvia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark and Austria.
The running order will be released, after the second semi-final on Thursday night. It will be determined by the Italian broadcaster with the approval of the EBU.
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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!