The line-up of the 26 finalists in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday is well known. Hooverphonic is already fourth on stage.
The Belgian entry took a place in the final in the first semi-final on Tuesday. It was already decided by lottery that Hooverphonic would perform in the first half of the show. Now the producers have decided, among other things, on the genre of songs, in which order all the finalists will perform correctly. A performance at the beginning of the show is considered unfavorable: if a candidate appears later, it will be remembered by the audience who will eventually vote.
Belgium, Norway, Israel, Russia, Azerbaijan, Malta, Lithuania, Cyprus, Sweden and Ukraine also took a place in the final on Tuesday.
On Thursday, Greece, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Portugal, Iceland, San Marino, Finland and Switzerland were added. One of Iceland’s members, Daci and Kagnamagnik, tested positive for Kovit-19, so they had to do a rehearsal.
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Thanks to Duncan Lawrence’s victory in 2019, the Netherlands have already been confirmed for the final. France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, also known as the ‘Big Five’, do not need to make the semifinals and are already on stage on Saturday anyway.
Favorites of Italy, France and Malta
Italy was very fond of the Rock Act on Saturday. France is the second largest bookmaker. They send a Sanson la la Edith Piape. Malta, a power song about Physically positive, Ranks third in predictions. They were in the same (first) semifinal that Hooverphonic held on Tuesday.
Switzerland is in fourth place: dramatic The whole universe Van Gogh’s Tears was co-written by Belgian Nina Chambermans, who sang – yes – with the hoverphone. Although leading player Alex Collier has expressed his confidence in getting the top 5 spots, Belgium is in the middle of the racing shops.
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The line-up that will see the 26 finalists on Saturday is:
- United Kingdom
- San Marino