Eurovision 2018 Semi-Final 2: The Eight Countries That Failed To Make It To The Grand Final

The second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 took place last night (10 May 2018) and what a fierce competition it was. A total of 18 acts represented their countries on stage, but only 10 could go through.

We knew it was going to be a tough competition and there were some surprises. Everyone has their favourites so it’s not a surprise that some of them didn’t make it to the Grand Final.

Shockers from this Semi-Final included Romania’s The Humans and Russia’s Julia Samoylova, who both become the first act from their country not to make it through to the Grand Final since both the countries debuted in 1994. It is also Poland’s first time not qualifying for the Grand Final since they returned to the contest in 2014

Regardless, we commemorate them for gracing that wonderous stage and giving it their all. It certainly is a once in a lifetime opportunity and they clearly all loved every single minute of being there. Check out our facts and stats article on all 43 countries and their acts that are competing this year.

Here are all eight Semi-Final 2 acts who didn’t make it to the Grand Final. Were you shocked by any of these? You can still vote for them in our poll.

Here Are The Nine Contestants Who Went Through To the Eurovision Song Contest 2018’s Grand Final:

Romania: The Humans – Goodbye

San Marino: Jessika Feat. Jenifer Brening – Who We Are

Russia: Julia Samoylova – I Won’t Break

Georgia: Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao – For You

Poland: Gromee Feat Lukas Meijer – Light Me Up

Malta: Christabelle – Taboo

Latvia: Laura Rizzotto – Funny Girl

Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovic – Inje

Tomorrow is the Grand Final, are you ready? Why not check out our facts and stats article on all 43 countries and acts that are competing this year. And, if you have your favourites, you should totally vote for them in our reader’s poll. We also suggest that you check out our Semi-Final 2 Lyric Quiz, test your knowledge on the words of all 18 songs that took part in the first Semi-Final.

If you haven’t already, we also urge you to check out which ten acts did make the Grand Final, which will take place on Saturday 12 May 2018.

Did your favourites from the second Semi-Final go through to the Grand Final? Let us know all of your thoughts on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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