Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 1: The Seven Countries That Failed To Make It To The Grand Final

The first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 took place last night (14 May 2018) and what a great competition it was. A total of 17 acts represented their countries on stage, but only 10 could go through.

There were a few surprises when it comes to the acts that didn’t get through, mainly Hungary’s Joci Pápai, who becomes the first act from that country not to make it through to the Grand Final since the country returned to the competition in 2011.

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 nine Semi-Final 1 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 Seven Contestants Who Went Through To the Eurovision Song Contest 2019’s Grand Final:

Montenegro: D mol – Heaven

Finland: Darude featuring Sebastian Rejman – Look Away

Poland: Tulia – Fire of Love (Pali sie)

Hungary: Joci Pápai – Az én apám

Belgium: Eliot – Wake Up

Georgia: Oto Nemsadze – Keep On Going

Portugal: Conan Osiris – Telemóveis

The second Semi-Final will take place tomorrow. 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 1 Lyric Quiz, test your knowledge on the words of all 19 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 18 May 2019.

Did your favourites from the first 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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