Eurovision 2017 – Qualifiers from the first semi final

Salvador and Luisa

Ten songs have qualified tonight – some predictable, a few surprises – but that’s the joy of Eurovision.

Shortly after the show ten winners of the first Semi-Final spoke to the media at a press conference. Each participant took part in a draw to decide which half of the Grand Final they will perform on Saturday.

Disagree with the world? Tell us why the result is wrong, wrong, wrong in the comments box.

DrawCountryPerformerSongResult
Second Half SwedenRobin BengtssonI can't go onQualified
N/AGeorgiaTamara GachechiladzeKeep the faithEliminated
Second Half AustraliaIsiahDon't come easyQualified
N/AAlbaniaLinditaWorldEliminated
Second Half BelgiumBlancheCity lightsQualified
N/AMontenegroSlavko KalezićSpaceEliminated
N/AFinlandNorma JohnBlackbirdEliminated
First Half AzerbaijanDihajSkeletonsQualified
First Half PortugalSalvador SobralAmar pelos doisQualified
Second Half GreeceDemyThis is loveQualified
First Half PolandKasia MośFlashlightQualified
First HalfMoldovaSunStroke ProjectHey, mamma!Qualified
N/AIcelandSvalaPaperEliminated
N/ACzech RepublicMartina BártaMy turnEliminated
Second Half CyprusHovigGravityQualified
First Half ArmeniaArtsvikFly with meQualified
N/ASloveniaOmar NaberOn my wayEliminated
N/ALatviaTriana ParkLineEliminated
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Maclaren
Maclaren
5 years ago

So all the best acts are being consolidated in the first half; second half will be a snooze fest

Darren Smith
Darren Smith
5 years ago

Belgium qualifying was a shock for me. I thought her performance was terrible, it was verging on the Jemini for vocal quality. I can only think that the jurors effectively saved this, by having the studio version in their minds when voting.
Conversely, Finland not qualifying was a shock, but actually although I like it now, I do seem to recall when I first heard it that it didn’t do anything for me. Songs which are growers are at a disadvantage.
Otherwise I got 8 right; I only promoted Iceland into the “qualifying” group today based on others’ reactions but I didn’t particularly like it; and I did have Moldova as marginal.

ShaiD.
ShaiD.
5 years ago

Allocation draw:

Swden-2nd half

Australia-2nd half

Belgium-2nd half

Azebaijan-1st half

Portugal-1st half

Greece-2nd half

Poland-1st half

Moldova-1st half

Cyprus-2nd half

Armenia-1st half

For the 2nd semi final winners there are left with 7 – 1st half spots and 3- 2nd half spots

Jayuu
Jayuu
5 years ago

8 out of 10 – SWE, AUS, BEL, FIN, AZE, POR, MOL, CYP, ARM, SLO would have been my Top 10.
Poland I can sort of understand but no idea where Greece came from I have no idea. Completely devastated for Finland. How did it not qualify?

ShaiD.
ShaiD.
5 years ago

I got 8 out of 10.
Missing Belgium and Australia where I thought Finland and Slovenia will get in.

I think Finland is the shocked non qualifier. It’s a shame it didn’t because it’s quite a good song and performance. But that is Eurovision