Eurovision: Pop, politics and a dancing ape

12 May, 2017, 03:41 | Author: Valerie Burke
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The full list of finalists will be announced on Thursday, after the second semi-final.

Lucie previously said she was "really excited" to be taking up the Elle baton, but admitted she would be wearing a wig rather than bleaching her own hair. No amount of political pandering could have won Eurovision for us that year.

Out of 18, only 10 countries could go further into the competition while the other 8 had to bid farewell to the audience.

"People have their ideas about things, but it's Eurovision", she added.

The final outcome was decided through a combination of scores received from national expert juries and televoting.

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Thus, according to the results of the two semi-finals, all the participants in the final stage of the song contest were determined.

That's because Francesco Gabbani, competing for Italy, is the bookies' favourite to win Eurovision 2017 thanks to his - rather catchy - track Occidental Karma. "If it was my song then I would definitely, yeah".

She said that the recipe for Eurovision success includes a "dream team" crew working behind the scenes, "the support of the British public and, obviously, a good song".

Sundnes was later removed from his spot on the official Norwegian jury for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Artsvik from Armenia, Azerbaijan's Dihaj, and the Moldovan trio Sunstroke Project qualified on May 9 after performing at the glitzy competition's first semifinal, which was broadcast live from the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv.

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