All the finalists of the Eurovision-2017 song contest defined

Tammy Harvey
May 12, 2017

On Saturday night Lucie will do battle at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, where she's widely tipped among the favourites, singing Never Give Up On You.

Singers from Moldova, Greece, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, Australia, Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Belgium have also qualified for the final.

Once there they must compete with the host country, this year Ukraine, and the "big five" - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - who automatically book spots in the final each year.

"It's a great honour for me to be in Sevastopol today, it's very exciting and joyful to perform here on such a day", said Ms Samoylova.

In Tuesday's semi-final, Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral drew some of the loudest applause with his song "For The Both Of Us" - a lilting, jazz-style ballad written by his sister. One of the top producers of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Christer Bjorkman, added that the team had worked around the clock to ensure that the live shows were produced at the highest possible level.

"I am infinitely grateful to everybody who is supporting me in this important stage of my life".

Artists from 42 countries take part in the competition held for the 62nd time.

The final outcome was decided through a combination of scores received from national expert juries and televoting.

The scoring system used in the Eurovision semi-final heats aggregates a score from the professional juries of competing countries with audience voting. The next and last live #Hashpoll will take place of course on Saturday, a few hours before the Grand Final and the announcement of the victor!

"It's only fair that each song in the Eurovision Song Contest is judged on its individual merits on the night".

He's got the most Eurovision experience of the three, which completely explains why he's been relegated to the position of Green Room host for the live broadcasts.

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