Finland not making it to the final has been a big surprise - if not shock - for many, including quite a few of the team of ESCKAZ didn't see this coming and/or hoped otherwise.
Despite the disappointment, not long after the semi-final finished, Norma John already showed up in the press centre to give some words to mainly the Finnish press. I also spoke to them for a few seconds (not on video, sorry everyone..) and they didn't seem too devastated. Lasse told me that it's always hard to compete in music.
In the top 10 will be
As for the top 4 in serious contention now are United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain and Armenia/Greece
As for the winner......who the hell knows at this point....San Marino anyone???? ;-P
Join us at ESCKAZ for one of the three dress rehearsals for the second semi final.
Ruth Lorenzo unleashes the Spanish fury in herself during her second rehearsal.
Like a true Caesar, Emma Marrone came and conquered.
Basim is off to a bit of a bad start first time around, but he's completely back to his full amazingness second time around.
A High energy performance for Twin Twin and much much much better vocals than the one we heard so far.
A lot going on on the LED screens. Lots of vibrant, colours in a cartoon'ish way. Lots of moustaches of course, with a special backdrop of a giant Moustache filled with flags of some countries taking part in this year's contest (Israel, Germany, Norway).
A very high energy performance from France, though they seem to have skipped some of the catwalk use for some reason. The charisma is there, just the vocals need to be a bit more on par.
A fun rehearsal which has the potential of being even better, if they keep working on their vocals.
Molly from the UK had a great first rehearsal Sunday. Is she able to do even better in this second one?