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Eurovision 2017: All finalists known

Eurovision 2017: All finalists known

The Irish duo with gravity-defying hair went on to finish in sixth place in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with their song, Lipstick. The following ten countries qualified for the Grand Final (in the order they were announced): Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Denmark, Israel, Romania, Norway, the Netherlands and Austria.

Israel's performance in Thursday's second semi-final was the final performance of the night.

They will join 10 other qualifiers from the first semifinal as well the so-called big five - automatic finalists France, Germany, Spain, Britain, and Italy - and host Ukraine. Viewers could also vote using the official app. "You know that you could be the last one called, and that in itself does not say anything about how the votes were cast".




The bookies do not hold out much hope for the County Galway man with Paddy Power offering odds of 7/4; the third worst in the semi-final.

The authorities in Kiev decided that Kristian was underage, when he was singing in Crimea after the annexation from Russian Federation. Jones, now 26 and with a proven career in musical theatre, was selected by the British public to perform her song, the perhaps-fittingly titled Never Give Up on You, as the UK's 2017 Eurovision entry.

Russian Federation pulled out of the contest as a result, rejecting a compromise under which Samoilova would have been allowed to compete via satellite link.

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