Eurovision 2018: Semi-Final 1 qualifiers!

Photo by: Andres Putting

The show has just ended in Lisbon on the first night of Eurovision and the following ten countries have qualified for the Grand Final on Saturday night.

  1. Austria
  2. Estonia
  3. Cyprus
  4. Lithuania
  5. Israel
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Albania
  9. Finland
  10. Ireland

Out of the 10 I predicted, I thought that Belgium and Greece would get through, but I am delighted to see Albania and Ireland (of course!) go through to the Grand Final!

This means we say goodbye to Azerbaijan (who also say goodbye to their qualification streak), Iceland, Belgium, Belarus, Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Armenia & Switzerland.

During the after show press conference the qualifiers picked their starting half for the Grand Final

1st Half

  • Austria
  • Albania
  • Estonia
  • Lithuania

2nd Half

  • Bulgaria
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Israel

See you on Thursday for Semi-Final 2!