Semi-final 1 Recap

Today the first semi-final wrapped up sending 10 artists through while showing us a taste of what’s to come over the next week. The semi-final was full of campiness and gimmicks which made for some amazing meme content and laughs.  

Who went through to the final-

These artists are not listed in any particular order as the contestants are not given a ranking or points in this round.

  1. Cyprus
  2. Slovenia
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Belarus
  5. Serbia
  6. Australia
  7. Iceland
  8. Estonia
  9. Greece
  10. San Marino

According to my guess a couple weeks back as to who would go through I said-

  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • San Marino
  • Australia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Belarus

The few I got wrong were Iceland, Slovenia, and Serbia. While i genuinely like Iceland’s dystopian screamo style I was convinced they would protest Israel and get automatically disqualified. From the looks of it they made no effort to protest…yet. I still stand behind my dislike of Slovenia’s song. I feel it was quite boring and bland and still feel it should not have made it through. Serbia’s song however was a nice surprise as she performed very well and executed with a lot of emotion.

credit- @eurovision on Instagram

The show itself was executed very well. It did not appear as if there were any hiccups or bumps in the production from the viewers side. However, the hosts seemed a little flat and the contestants did not seem to want to play along in the banter. The interval acts and bits between voting and results were quite good. They helped explain Israel’s importance and history in the contest and were entertaining. The appearance of Dana International was a nice treat with her inclusive interaction with the audience through a “kiss cam”.

credit- @eurovision on Instagram

While explaining this is all very fun unless you watch it you are missing the full story. I was faced with the issue of being blocked from watching it in the US but that is nothing a VPN can’t solve. I used Tunnel Bear while not free it is reliable and extremely quick. There are many options that are free and easy to use. To watch download a VPN server to access from another country and go to Eurovision’s youtube and watch it live or click here

Happy Eurovision week to all and enjoy!

Author: aadelman0505

A Eurovision obsessed university student living in the US

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