Eurovision: Here’s who is moving on to the grand final
Following the conclusion of Thursday’s competition, these are the countries moving on: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Sweden, Romania and Serbia.
These ten countries — picked from a field of 18 — join those who qualified in the first round of semifinals on Tuesday and the so-called Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom).
Musicians representing the following countries advanced to the next round earlier this week: Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Norway, Greece, Ukraine, Moldova and the Netherlands.
The 25 countries will perform in Saturday’s grand final in Turin, Italy.
Ukraine is the favorite to win, but because it’s Eurovision, remember: Truly anything can happen. Viewers in the United States can follow along (but not vote) via the Peacock streaming service, with Eurovision superfan Johnny Weir providing commentary.