The first semifinal of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place this Tuesday in Rotterdam with the slogan ‘Open Up’, whose idea is openness and in which the organization invites each one to complete it with whatever you want.
‘Discoteque‘, from Lithuania, ‘Russian Woman’, from Russia, ‘Voices’, from Sweden, ‘El Diablo‘, from Cyprus, ‘Fallen Angel‘, from Norway, ‘The Wrong Place‘, from Belgium, ‘Set Me Free‘, from Israel, ‘Mata Hari‘, from Azerbaijan, ‘Shum’, from Ukraine, and ‘Je Me Casse‘, from Malta, are the first ten songs to reach the final, which will take place on Saturday.
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The second semifinal will take place on Thursday and will have the participation of Portugal, through The Black Mamba with the theme ‘Love Is On My Side’.
In Tuesday’s semifinal 16 of the 39 countries competing in the competition competed this year.
‘Technicolor’, from Australia, performed by Montaigne was the only performance that was recorded live, since the artist was unable to travel to the Netherlands because of travel restrictions resulting from the pandemic. The performance, however, did not convince the jury and the audience and remained in the semifinals.