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Estonia: Koit & Laura “We didn’t expect to win Eesti Laul 2017.”

Ahead of tonight’s second semi-final, it’s time to check out another of our nterviews, this time with Estonia’s returning artists Koit Toome and Laura (Põldvere). Koit previously sang for Estonia nearly two decades ago as a young performer in 1998, finishing 12th. Meanwhile, Laura is back in Kyiv after forming part of the group Suntribe in 2005. We had chance …

ESC United Team and Readers’ Final Predictions for Semi-Final 2

After an exciting reveal of Semi-Final 1 qualifiers on Tuesday, we are back for Semi-Final 2 tonight! The ESC United team here in Kyiv has provided their individual predictions ranked from 1 to 18.  Some of us were happy with our initial predictions while others made slight tweaks. We then compiled our predictions to make one team prediction.  DISCLAIMER: These are our …

Malta: Claudia Faniello “Fabrizio told me to cherish each moment”

Ahead of tomorrow’s second semi-final, check out the chat we had with Malta’s Claudia Faniello earlier in the week, who has finally made it to the Eurovision stage on her 9th year and 11th attempt. She spoke about the advice her brother Fabrizio gave her, who represented Malta with “Another Summer Night” in 2001 and “I Do” in 2006 and how …

Live Stream: Semi Final 2 Dress Rehearsal and Jury Show

The most wonderful time of the year continues.  The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is entering the Final and most important stretch: The Live Shows! After a stunning Semi-Final 1, with some shock qualifiers and non-qualifiers, it is back to business for the participants of Semi-Final 2 as the Dress Rehearsals kick off today, including the very important Jury Show. The …

1st Semi-Finalists Pick Their Halves

Tonight saw 10 countries make the final and during the press conference they selected which half they would perform in. Moldova – 1st Azerbaijan – 1st Greece – 2nd Sweden -2nd Portugal – 1st Poland – 1st Armenia – 1st Australia – 2nd Belgium – 2nd Cyprus – 2nd The final 10 finalists will be revealed on Thursday when they …

Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 1 Results

Semi-Final 1 of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest occurred tonight and 10 acts advanced to Saturday’s final. These 10 acts, revealed in the following order, were: 1. Moldova 2. Azerbaijan 3. Greece 4. Sweden 5. Portugal 6. Poland 7. Armenia 8. Australia 9. Cyprus 10. Belgium Portugal breaks its non-qualifying streak, with the last time they advanced to the finals …

Osram plans to light up Kyiv during the live shows!

Osram, the lighting company who have partnered with the EBU and Eurovision for the third year running, are all set to light up the sights of Kyiv during the live shows as people register their votes. The official Eurovision app will have a voting feature which, much like in Stockholm last year, will light up landmarks around the Ukrainian capital depending …

Belgium: Internal selection for 2018

VRT, the Flemish broadcaster in Belgium and the broadcaster in charge of next year’s participation for the country, has decided to take a leaf out of the Walloon broadcaster RTBF’s book, who has internally selected to good success in recent years. RTBF’s choices have included Roberto Bellarosa in 2013, Loïc Nottet in 2015 and this year’s entrant Blanche who was an …

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