Isaiah Firebrace

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Isaiah Firebrace scored Australia a spot within the ultimate

Australia will participate within the Eurovision Tune Contest ultimate for the third yr working after making it via the primary semi-final in Kiev.

Isaiah Firebrace progressed regardless of failing to hit a excessive be aware throughout his efficiency of Do not Come Simple.

Poland, Sweden and hotly tipped Portugal additionally made it via together with six different nations.

However Finland’s Norma John made a shock exit from the competitors together with seven different acts.

The fates of the 18 nations concerned had been determined by a mix of votes from nationwide juries and viewers.

One other 18 nations will participate within the second semi-final on Thursday forward of the grand ultimate on Saturday night time.

Profitable semi-finalists

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Greece’s Demy triumphed with That is Love

  • Armenia: Artsvik – Fly With Me
  • Australia: Isaiah – Do not Come Simple
  • Azerbaijan: Dihaj – Skeletons
  • Belgium: Blanche – Metropolis Lights
  • Cyprus: Hovig – Gravity
  • Greece: Demy – This Is Love
  • Moldova: Sunstroke Venture – Hey, Mamma!
  • Portugal: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
  • Poland: Kasia Mos – Flashlight
  • Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – I Cannot Go On

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Portugal’s Salvador Sobral acquired a heat reception from the viewers

Isaiah’s vocal hiccup occurred close to the top of his efficiency of his swooning ballad, the third competing music to be heard on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old indigenous Australian was one of many youngest performers on a night that featured the same old Eurovision mixture of kitsch, spectacle and questionable vogue selections.

Azerbaijan’s Dihaj was joined on stage by a person on a ladder carrying a horse’s head, whereas Moldovan trio Sunstroke Venture had been supported by three feminine singers in wedding ceremony robes.

One of many warmest receptions of the night time went to Portugal’s Salvador Sobral, whose arrival in Ukraine this month was delayed by well being issues.

Eradicated semi-finalists

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Slavko Kalezic’s ponytail wasn’t sufficient to get Montenegro via

  • Albania: Lindita – World
  • Czech Republic: Martina Barta – My Flip
  • Finland: Norma John – Blackbird
  • Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – Maintain the Religion
  • Iceland: Svala – Paper
  • Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic – Area
  • Solvenia: Omar Naber – On My Approach
  • Latvia: Triana Park – Line

Among the many unsuccessful semi-finalists was Montenegro’s Slavko Kalezic, whose four-foot man-braid had made him a favorite with many Eurovision followers.

Slovenia’s Omar Naber, who represented his nation the final time the competition was held in Kiev in 2005, was additionally despatched packing.

The UK’s hopes this yr relaxation on Welsh singer Lucie Jones, who will carry out her ballad By no means Give Up on You throughout Saturday’s ultimate.

As one of many so-called “huge 5”, the UK get an automated go via to the ultimate together with 4 different nations and host nation Ukraine.


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