It was glitter and glamor when 17 countries were on fire to be part of the 10 finals going on from the first semifinal on Tuesday.
One of the countries that went to the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Tel Aviv on Saturday, was Iceland. Finland also participated in the competition to continue, but did not get enough votes.
Finland asked DJ Darude in the 90s, who will perform the song "Take Away" with Sebastian Rejman. Iceland went in a slightly different direction, namely the more dark and sadomasochistic, with the song "Hatred will conquer" (Hate will win)
from techno-punk rock performance band Hatari.
The ten nations that went on were:
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
These smoked out:
Norway is represented by the song "Spirit in the Sky" and the group KEiiNO, which will participate in the second semifinal on Thursday.
In the final, 26 countries take part in the competition, where six countries are directly qualified. It is the host country of Israel and "the five big ones" such as France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany.
In both the semi-finals and the final, the participating countries give two sets of 1-8, 10 and 12 points, with a view from the telephone voices of the viewers and a set from a national professional jury.