Turkey has made it through to the Eurovision grand final

The final ten countries have been selected for the Eurovision grand final. Of the nineteen countries which participated in the semifinal on Thursday evening, only ten will go to the finals on Saturday. Ukraine, Croatia, Albania, Iceland, Georgia, Denmark, Swedes, Latvia, Turkey and Portugal can show their performance on Saturday once again.

Mor ve Ötesi were asked about controversy in Turkey about entering a rock song in the Turkish language, and what was their reaction now they had qualified They said “We have been performing together for 13 years now, and it has always been our goal to record an original sound in our home language. Our personal feeling is that if you love a song, the feeling is more important than the lyrics.”The group went on to add that it is a good feeling to be in the Final, as the Turkish delegation have been used to it in the past years.

It is striking that all Scandinavian countries made it to the finals, Norway and Finland got already enough votes for the finals last Tuesday. During the first semifinal all comedy acts, such as Ireland (singing turkey), Estonia (three fat cabaretiers) and Belgium (fantasy language). The pirate act from Latvia have made it through to the final. Just one of the many shock results in an action-packed second semi-final night.

The European public could vote for all nineteen participants, nine with the most votes go to the final. The jury appointed the tenth finalist. Spain, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Serbia are already in the finals for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.

The 25 countries in the order below will perform in the Final. The Final of the contest will be taking place on the 24th of May, just like the first ever Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.

  • 01 Romania
    Nico & Vlad
    Pe-o Margine De Lume
  • 02 United Kingdom
    Andy Abraham
    Even If
  • 03 Albania
    Olta Boka
    Zemrën E Lamë Peng
  • 04 Germany
    No Angels
  • 05 Armenia
    Qele, Qele
  • 06 Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 07 Israel
    The Fire In Your Eyes
  • 08 Finland
    Missä Miehet Ratsastaa
  • 09 Croatia
    Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cents
  • 10 Poland
    Isis Gee
    For Life
  • 11 Iceland
    This Is My Life
  • 12 Turkey
    Mor ve Ötesi
  • 13 Portugal
    Vânia Fernandes
    Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas)
  • 14 Latvia
    Pirates Of The Sea
    Wolves Of The Sea
  • 15 Sweden
    Charlotte Perrelli
  • 16 Denmark
    Simon Mathew
    All Night Long
  • 17 Georgia
    Diana Gurtskaya
    Peace Will Come
  • 18 Ukraine
    Ani Lorak
    Shady Lady
  • 19 France
    Sébastien Tellier
  • 20 Azerbaijan
    Elnur & Samir
    Day After Day
  • 21 Greece
    Secret Combination
  • 22 Spain
    Rodolfo Chikilicuatre
    Baila El Chiki Chiki
  • 23 Serbia
    Jelena Tomašević feat. Bora Dugic
  • 24 Russia
    Dima Bilan
  • 25 Norway
    Hold On Be Strong

Author: istanbul

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