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Semra Rehimli qualifies for finale of Eurovision-2016 Song Contest

Semra Rehimli qualifies for finale of Eurovision-2016 Song Contest

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11 May 2016, 11:58 2338
Azerbaijan's representative at the Eurovision-2016 Song Contest Samra Rahimli has qualified for the finale of the contest, APA reports.
 
Tonight in the first show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast live from the Globe Arena, 18 countries took part in the first Semi-final in order to qualify for the 10 places available in Saturday's final.
 
After the performance of all participants the voting was taken. According to the results of voting Azerbaijan, Russia, the Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Armenia, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Malta will take part in the final.
 
The ten winners will shortly have a press conference where they will also draw their position to be in either the first or second half of the Grand Final.
 
The first Semi-Final contenders were:
 
Finland: Sing It Away sung by Sandhja
Greece: Utopian Land sung by Argo
Moldova: Falling Stars sung by Lidia Isac
Hungary: Pioneer sung by Freddie
Croatia: Lighthouse sung by Nina Kraljić
Netherlands: Slow Down sung by Douwe Bob
Armenia: LoveWave sung by Iveta Mukuchyan
San Marino: I Didn't Know sung by Serhat
Russia: You Are The Only One sung by Sergey Lazarev
Czech Republic: I Stand sung by Gabriela Gunčíková
Cyprus: Alter Ego sung by Minus One
Austria: Loin d'ici sung by ZOË
Estonia: Play sung by Jüri Pootsmann
Azerbaijan: Miracle sung by Samra
Montenegro: The Real Thing sung by Highway
Iceland: Hear Them Calling sung by Greta Salóme
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Ljubav Je sung by Dalal, Deen, Ana & Jala
Malta: Walk on Water sung by Ira Losco
 
The first Semi-Final concludes
 
The first ten finalists (beside those already known,Sweden, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom), will take part in the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place on Saturday the 14th of May. Another ten finalists will be chosen in the second Semi-Final on 12th of May.