The line up for the final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is completed. Tonight we saw the second semifinal. 18 countries competed for ten remaining spots in the big final. Beside the participating countries the United Kingdom, France and Germany were allowed to vote.
While we are waiting to find out which ten acts will qualify from second semi-final let's take a look at how it looked when the qualifiers from the first semi-final was presented and drew their starting position for the final.
Europe's biggest event, the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 has started with the first semi-final in Baku’s Crystal Hall this evening. Eighteen countries have participated in the first battle for the final where only lucky ten countries could make it to Saturday evening.
Shortly after the first semi-final had ended a press conference with all ten qualifiers were held. In this video you can see how the 10 lucky ones made their appearance when they met the press knowing that they had qualfied for the final on Saturday.
A bit of luck in the draws can help a country towards winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Now that we know who have been allocated to which semi-finals it is time to start speculating about who has been given a bit of a walk over to the final and who is in for what appears to be a mission impossible.
Many were already regarding the second semi final as a far superior affair even before last night's show. The result will be seen as positive by many of Eurovision's 'Old countries' but is already being taken badly in some of the unlucky nations.