10 countries have just received their spot at the finals – Hungary, Croatia, Netherlands, Armenia, Russia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Austria, Azerbaijan and Malta can have a little “victory dance”.
Unfortunately charming Estonian Jüri Pootsmann is not one of them, but boy, it was all magic on that stage when he performed. Jüri can`t complain though – that night he was #1 of the most searched 1st semi-finalis`t on Google.
Austria is one of the finalists – its representative Zoë showed what a real princess kingdom would look like – all pink and glossy. No wonder this is a joke that Swiss tell about Austrians: “Why is the Austrian flag red-white-red? So they don’t get too confused when they hoist it.” Here is the awkward thing – Latvia`s flag is, well…The same.
Talking about Latvia – its representative Justs will perform first at the second semi-finals. That`s quite a responsibility but, as he told in a backstage interview: “I think it`s really great to be first. ”
Since winning the competition “Supernova”, the visual image of Justs has changed. The big vocal performance will now also feature some impressive light projections. And, as it is known, bookmakers are predicting Justs place in the finals.
Even though Italy is already in the finals, we`ll see its performance on second semi-finals as well. With this confidence Italians also like to joke about themselves: “Three reasons Jesus is an Italian: only an Italian son would live with his mama till he was 30. Only an Italian son could think his mama was still a virgin. Only an Italian mama could think her son was God.” We are sure that Italy will have a heavenly performance!
Last Baltic representative – Lithuanian Donny Montell, will perform the ninth. Donny says that when he steps on the stage, he thinks about his family and daughter. Let`s hope that the family power and positive thinking will help Donny get through to the finals.
Remember, that second semi final`s running order is following: Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, Belarus, Serbia, Ireland, Macedonia, Lithuania, Australia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ukraine, Norway, Georgia, Albania, Belgium.
Germany, United Kingdom and Italy will also vote and perform in this semi-final.