Aussievision? Two Australians through to Eurovision grand final

12 May, 2017, 08:44 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Aussievision? Two Australians through to Eurovision grand final

The remaining countries will take part in one of the two semi-finals, with 10 acts from each making it to the grand final.

Who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016?

Imri Ziv, 25, won the right to represent Israel in the annual competition after winning this years "Rising Star" singing competition TV show.

But there were a couple of glitches in Firebrace's televised performance, notably a high note which he reached for but missed while performing his song, Don't Come Easy.

Ukraine won the right to host the Eurovision contest and automatically qualify for the final by winning a year ago.

The scoring system for the grand final is slightly different; it stacks the audience and professional jury scores, assigning the latter in a series of blocks meant to heighten the tension in the last moments of the competition. "If it was my song then I would definitely, yeah".

Asked if he'd have represented the United Kingdom at this year's event in Kiev had he been asked, Weller replied: "I could be there, possibly".

Portugal's Salvador Sobral is second favourite ahead of the semi-finals.

With just hours to go until the Eurovision Song Contest gets under way, here is what you need to know.

In 1989 Swiss vocal group Furbaz entered Eurovision with a song in Romansh - the only Eurovision song ever sung in the minority language.

The first of the Eurovision Semi-Finals took place last night. The Daily Telegraph in its commentary said: "Many Eurovision fans will be gutted that Montegro's act, Slavko Kalezić, didn't qualify for the final". As a outcome it is necessary to geoblock the live streams of the shows in these territories.


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