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Baku hosted First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2012 show - UPDATE - PHOTOS

23 May 2012 [07:38] - TODAY.AZ
The voting results announced and here the full list of the first finalists Greece ,  Russia, Denmark, Albania , Cyprus ,Romania , Moldova, Iceland, Hungary!

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The First Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest started at the  Baku Crystal Hall.

Tonight, some 18 countries will compete for just 10 places in the Grand Final. The broadcast will be hosted by Nargiz, Eldar and Leyla who are all eager to welcome the millions of viewers to Baku for tonight's show!

The 18 acts competing in the First Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in order of appearance are:

1.    Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus - Euro Neuro
2.    Iceland: Greta Salóme & Jónsi - Never Forget
3.    Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou - Aphrodisiac
4.    Latvia: Anmary - Beautiful Song
5.    Albania: Rona Nishliu - Suus
6.    Romania: Mandinga - Zaleilah
7.    Switzerland: Sinplus - Unbreakable
8.    Belgium: Iris - Would You
9.    Finland: Pernilla - När Jag Blundar
10.    Israel: Izabo - Time
11.    San Marino: Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (Oh Oh - Uh - Oh Oh)
12.    Cyprus: Ivi Adamou - La La Love
13.    Denmark: Soluna Samay - Should've Known Better
14.    Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki - Party For Everybody
15.    Hungary: Compact Disco - Sound Of Our Hearts
16.    Austria: Trackshittaz - Woki Mit Deim Popo
17.    Moldova: Pasha Parfeny - L?utar
18.    Ireland: Jedward - Waterline

Of the 18 entries, 10 will qualify to the Grand Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place on Saturday the 26th of May. The result will be determined by way of a 50/50 split between national expert juries and televoting. The combined scores will create the final outcome.

In yesterday's Jury Semi-Final, the expert juries already determined their votes by watching the live performances. These results have however not been revealed. The televoting will take place during the live show once the final performance has taken place.

The viewers of the 18 competing nations as well as thee viewers watching in Azerbaijan, Italy and Spain will have the opportunity to televote for their favourite song with the numbers being revealed by their respective national broadcaster during the live show.

Once the televotes have been collected, these will be combined with the jury votes and centrally added up. The countries successful in qualifying to the final will then be announced in random order with the opening of virtual envelopes on screen.


The last finalist is  Ireland!


Greece and Russia!



Next finalists are Denmark, Albania , Cyprus



Now, the voting results are disclosed. The finalists are Romania , Moldova, Iceland, Hungary



The voting was completed in the first semifinal of "Eurovision 2012" in Baku. Now Natig rhytm group accompnaied by dancers perform  Azerbaijan's national music on the stage !



The announce the voting rules in the semifinals and list the 18 participants in the first semifinal and footage of their performances are shown.


Jedward performing Waterline will be the last performers of today’s show.



Time has come for the 19th  song of tonight , now meet Moldova: Pasha Parfeny – Lautar!


Another participant of the semi-finals - a group of " Trackshittaz "  with Woki Mit Deim Popo from  Austria.



Compact Disco is now on stage with - Sound Of Our Hearts!


Russia’s Buranovskie Babushki now will perform for you, Babushki with Party For Everybody are the favorites of tonight.



It’s is time of Denmark - Soluna Samay - Should've Known Better. Soluna Samay takes stage following Cyprus- Ivi Adamou who sang  La La Love.



Time has come social networks! Meet Valentina Monetta representing  San Marinowith The Social Network Song (Oh Oh - Uh - Oh Oh).



We already reached the top ten! MeetIzabo from Israel with  Time!



Time has come for the 9th  song of tonight , now meet Finland with Pernilla - När Jag Blundar!



The eight participant of the semi-finals Iris from  Belgium with the song Would You.



Another participant of the semi-finals - a group of " Sinplus "  with Unbreakable from Switzerland .



Now the presenters will inform about the voting process and number of the participant countries.

Agter, meet Mandinga, representing  Romania with  Zaleilah .



Representative of Albania Rona Nishliu now will perform on the Baku stage.

It should be noted that videos showing the beauty of Azerbaijan and its capital gives special brilliance to the show.


Time has come for the 4th song of tonight , now meet Latvia with Anmary - Beautiful Song!



Eleftheria Eleftheriou, representing Greece today  will now perform the  Aphrodisiac song.


Representative of the Montenegrin Rambo Amadeus with the song "Euro Neuro" performed first on the Crystal hall Stage. Now, it’s time for Island Greta Salóme & Jónsi - Never Forget.


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