With a first quality show, as only the production of Eurovision Song Contest can do, the first semi-final considered by experts was held on Tuesday, May 8, as a hard battle between great performers with amazing songs that will set trends in the current musical field.
The 10 qualifiers of the first semifinal are:
Austria: Nobody But You by Cesár Sampson
Estonia: La Forza by Elina Nechayeva
Cyprus: Fuego by Eleni Foureira
Lithuania: When We’re Old by Ieva Zasimauskaitė
Israel: TOY by Netta
Czech Republic: Lie To Me by Mikolas Josef
Bulgaria: Bones by EQUINOX
Albania: Mall by Eugent Bushpepa
Finland: Monsters by Saara Aalto
Ireland: Together by Ryan O’Shaughnessy
For his part Eleni Foureira of Cyprus, ousted at the betting houses Netta of Israel, who had positioned itself as first place for weeks ago; apparently the great show that the diva of the Mediterranean gave convinced the «eurofans», with a staging full of fire (as the song is called), as well as a choreography measured and in the style of the famous Beyonce.
In this semifinal, Greece, Azerbaijan and Macedonia were left out, who were favorites of many. However, the majority agrees that those classified to the grand final deserved to be in this privileged position.
This May 10 will be held the second semifinal where the rest of the contestants will go through the crystal microphone on Saturday.