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Eurovision: Russia and Belarus will fly again ...

May 11 2007

Yesterday in Helsinki, Finland semifinal place 52-th international contest of popular music "Eurovision-2007". As a result of the semi-finals have been determined for 10 finalists.

Election of members held by the audience voting, which this year has been increased from 10 to 15 minutes. Vouchers to the finals were performers from Belarus, Macedonia, Slovenia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Moldova.

This competition a record number of participants - 42 countries, of which the first time in Eurovision are Georgia and Czech Republic. In addition, Serbia and Montenegro participated as an independent country.

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The remaining 14 participants, including the Russian group "Silver" in the semifinals did not participate. Final competition will take place this Saturday, May 12 at the Ice Palace "Hartwall Arena, which seats 15,000 spectators. Yesterday this room was half empty. It's no secret that most people Suomi, all styles of music, prefer rock and metal. This year, the Finns represents rock singer Hanna Pakarinen with the song "Leave me alone." In sound, the group most similar to Evanesence.

As a result of a vote representing Belarus Dima Koldun got the third issue in the upcoming finals. Recall that our group of "Silver" will act in the finals at number 15 with their song «Song № 1. Our neighbors, Ukraine is Verka Serduchka. And from Orthodox Serbia serves Serifovich singer Maria with the song "Prayer". Live competition should look almost 120 million television viewers from around the world. Alas, we expect that neither Russia nor Belarus contest this year will not win. And it is not as performers.

The Eurovision Song Contest for many years now highly politicized and, as we know, the main one vote, but who believes. Most of the winners of this semi-final is a country seeking to join the EU, or are in it for "backyard". Participate in the finals of the Georgian singer Sopo, makedonki Carolina, singer Natalia Barbu of Moldova, the Latvian group, Turk, Kenan Dole another proof.

An exception was made only for the organizers of the really talented singers from Bulgaria (duo Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov), Slovenia (Alenka Gothard opera diva) and Hungary (Magdi Rouge). The finalists were not included artists with strong songs, which many predicted victory in the 52nd Eurovision contest. For example, Iceland, the competition is a very interesting rocker Eirikur Haukson with gorgeous ballad "The Last Valentine." This artist has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest, but it was 19 years ago. Not reached the final and very fiery representatives of Israel, Denmark, Cyprus and many others.

Full list of finalists for Eurovision-2007 "in order of presentations is as follows:

1. Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Spain
3. Belarus
4. Ireland
5. Finland
6. Macedonia
7. Slovenia
8. Hungary
9. Lithuania
10. Greece
11. Georgia
12. Sweden
13. France
14. Latvia
15. Russia
16. Germany
17. Serbia
18. Ukraine
19. United Kingdom
20. Romania
21. Bulgaria
22. Turkeybr /> 23. Armenia
24. Moldova

Alex Vitvitskiy


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