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The First Semi-Final was held tonight in Malmo, Sweden, and yielded the following Finalists: Moldova, Lithuania, Ireland, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, The Netherlands, Russia, Denmark, and Belgium.
Now, here are the last of the Second Semi-Finalists:
Israel – “Rak Bishvilo” by Moran Mazor
Another ballad? Really?
Latvia – “Here We Go” by PeR
Kind of a happy 1990s vibe here. I like when it finally kicks in.
Malta – “Tomorrow” by Gianluca
This could be a dark horse. It’s happy, catchy, and memorable, and most importantly in a contest that includes so many different cultures – inoffensive. I think we’ll see this one in the Finals.
Romania – “It’s My Life” by Cezar
This guy’s voice, wow. A novelty, and a possible Finalist.
San Marino – “Crisalide (Vola)” by Valentina Monetta
One wonders two things, how will it translate to the stage, and will the audience still be awake when it finally kicks in?
Switzerland – “You and Me” by Takasa
This is another favorite, I hope it’s a Finalist as well.
The second Semi-Final will take place on Thursday, the 16th of May.
The voting is over and the results are in. While waiting we got to see a mad Russian stage extravaganza featuring a military band and a bad lipsync performance from T.A.T.U. – well, I suppose it could have been worse.
Here are the results:
Turkey, Sweden, Israel, Portugal, Malta, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Romania, Armenia and Iceland.
I got a few right…