The second semi final for Eurovision 2018 took place earlier this evening. 18 countries battled it out for the ten remaining spots in the Grand Final on Saturday. Find out which countries made it through!
Eurovision continues tomorrow night with the second of the semi finals. Before this takes place, we make our predictions as to which ten of the eighteen countries will make it to Saturday’s final.
On the eve of the second semi final we take a look at the bookies’ betting odds for each of the countries taking part in Semi Final 2!
For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:
‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’
However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest.
Today saw the fourth day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. The remaining nine acts that will perform in the second half of the second semi final took to the stage to get their first run through.
Song: For You
Betting Odds: 251/1
Georgia will be represented by the band Iriao in 2018. Here are the lyrics to their song ‘For You’ along with an English translation!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group F saw Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Michael Schulte, Iriao, Jessika and Jenifer Brening, AWS and Gromee ft Lukas Meijer do battle for Ireland, Germany, Georgia, San Marino, Hungary and Poland respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Thursday, the poll has now closed and now it’s time to reveal the results!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year and we continue proceedings with Group F. Group F Consists of Ireland, Germany, Georgia, San Marino, Hungary and Poland . Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!
Traditional folk/jazz band Group Iriao will take the helm for Georgia at Eurovision 2018. The band have finally revealed their song for the contest. Have they saved the best for last? Their song is called ‘Sheni gulistvis’ (‘For You’) and you can check it out below: