It’s that time of the year again… Eurovision week! Azerbaijan won Eurovision Song Contest last year, so Eurovision moved to Baku this year.
X Factor UK alums, John and Edward Grimes, better known as Jedward, represented Ireland in the first semifinal tonight. 18 countries competed for 10 places in Saturday’s final. Jedward had the pimp spot – they performed last and Ireland was also the last finalist announced.
Semifinal 1: Countries in bold qualified for the final.
Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus – Euro Neuro
Iceland: Greta Salóme & Jónsi – Never Forget
Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou – Aphrodisiac
Latvia: Anmary – Beautiful Song
Albania: Rona Nishliu – Suus
Romania: Mandinga – Zaleilah
Switzerland: Sinplus – Unbreakable
Belgium: Iris – Would You
Finland: Pernilla – När Jag Blundar
Israel: Izabo – Time
San Marino: Valentina Monetta – The Social Network Song (Oh Oh – Uh – Oh Oh)
Cyprus: Ivi Adamou – La La Love
Denmark: Soluna Samay – Should’ve Known Better
Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki – Party For Everybody
Hungary: Compact Disco – Sound Of Our Hearts
Austria: Trackshittaz – Woki Mit Deim Popo
Moldova: Pasha Parfeny – L?utar
Ireland: Jedward – Waterline
Big 5 (UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy) and Azerbaijan are automatically qualified for the final. 10 more countries will join them on Thursday.
Europe did a great job. I would personally pick Montenegro instead of Albania, but other than that, I’m cool with the results. Austria was the worst.
Jedward – Waterline
The Results – Ireland announced last