Karija, who represents Finland at Eurovision, competes for victory in the Eurovision final.
Karija, who represents Finland at Eurovision, made it to the Eurovision final in the throw. Karija, who is one of the pre-favourites of the competition, will battle it out for victory in the five-a-side final to be held on Saturday. In return, Karija receives, among other things, Sweden’s Lorraine, who is one of the favorites to win the race.
In the first semi-final that was witnessed on Tuesday night, Karija’s song Cha Cha Cha blew the pot and won the loudest applause of the evening. The audience already booed when the Finnish postcard was introduced into the arena. The screams only intensified when the rapper peeked out of his box.
Ten countries advanced from the first semi-final and will compete in Saturday’s final broadcast. Croatia, Moldova, Switzerland, Finland, Czech Republic, Israel, Portugal, Sweden, Serbia and Norway advanced to the next round.
The final will automatically feature the major sponsoring countries of Eurovision, ie France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Great Britain, as well as the previous year’s Eurovision winner, Ukraine.
These performances advanced from the first semi-final:
Croatia: Flight 3 – Mother ŠČ!
Moldova: Pasha Parfeni – Sun and Moon
Switzerland: Remo Forer – Watergun
Finland: Rapper – Cha Cha Cha
Czech: Vesna – My Sister’s Crown
Israel: Noah Kirel – Unicorn
Portuguese: mimikat – ai coracao
Sweden: Lorraine – Tattoo
Serbia: Luke Black – Samo mi se spava
Norway: Alessandra – Queen of Kings