Eurovision: Pop, politics and a dancing ape _ but no Russia

Eurovision: Pop, politics and a dancing ape _ but no Russia

Contestants from 18 countries will compete in the second Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest tonight.

The combination of the public vote and the previous jury vote also saw Sweden, Moldova, Greece, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Belgium and Armenia sail through.

"I am really not thinking about Brexit", she said, "It's out of my hands so there is no point in worrying or thinking about it, I am just letting it pass me by".

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Norwegian juror, Per Sundnes, made the comments on the official countdown show ahead of the Eurovision semi final on Tuesday night. I'll hopefully sing Never Give Up On You as well as I can. She has made tons of friends, met some awesome people in the music industry of Europe and she added that she did her absolute best.

"I am infinitely grateful to everybody who is supporting me in this important stage of my life". There will be many rivals from the Balkan countries and Eastern Europe like Estonia, Bulgaria, Belarus and Lithuania, which traditionally vote for each other.

The final outcome was decided through a combination of scores received from national expert juries and televoting.

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That's because Francesco Gabbani, competing for Italy, is the bookies' favourite to win Eurovision 2017 thanks to his - rather catchy - track Occidental Karma.

"I can't wait to smash the shit out of the song in the grand final", he said.

Imri Ziv, 25, won the right to represent Israel in the annual competition after winning this years "Rising Star" singing competition TV show.

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The six-decade old song competition has served as the launchpad for a string of high-profile artists, notably ABBA, who won in 1974 with Waterloo, Celine Dion, who won with Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi in 1988 and Brotherhood of Man, who won in 1976 with Save All Your Kisses For Me. Jon Ola Sand confirmed that the Reference Group, the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest, would meet in June to discuss dates for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The first ten finalists will join the so-called Big Five and hosts Ukraine in the Grand Final.

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