Tel Aviv, Israel.KeiiNO, Eurovision, Melody Grand Prix.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix
POSTED BY: GERARD TAYLOR 17. MAY 2019
KEiiNO took great pride on the stage and were given the opportunity
to do so again in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after they
entered the semifinals on Thursday.
The final is held in Tel Aviv in Israel on Saturday. Our neighbours, Sweden and Denmark are also through.
KEiiNO presented the song “Spirit in the Sky” and were among 18 countries in the semifinals on Thursday who fought to become among the 10 in the finals.
‘’What an experience. The whole room danced and sang and rejoiced.
We really enjoyed ourselves and would love to do it again’’ said Alexandra Rotan via NRK news after the performance.
In addition to Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Northern Macedonia, the
Netherlands, Albania, Russia, Azerbaijan, Switzerland and Malta are also on the way to the final. The countries that were eliminated were Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Latvia, Romania, Austria, Croatia and Lithuania.
In the final, 26 countries will participate in the competition, where six
countries are directly qualified, including the host country of Israel and
“the five majors” such as France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and
In both the semi-finals and the final, the participating countries give two sets of 1-8, 10 and 12 points, with one set from the viewers’ telephone votes and one set from a national jury.
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