After the fairly uncontroversial results of the first semi-final, tonight’s second semi-final produced a number of surprises and talking points. Some songs considered sure-fire finalists were left behind, while those that should have been disposed of lived to sing another day.
After the first semi-final, Eurovisionary has stepped back into our time machine to see who will qualify from Thursday’s second semi-final. Our journey has shown us who will claim the last ten available places in the final.
This time next week, we will know whose hard work has paid off and where we will gather next year. Meanwhile, the preparations continued for some of the participants in the second semi-final starting with Ireland. The Big 4 and Norway also had their final solo rehearsals.
Four days into the two week long party, and all delegations competing in the two semi finals have now rehearsed and spoken to the press. Today saw the remainder of the countries in the second semi-final take to the stage and the conference room.
At the 2010 Eurovision In Concert several of this year's participants gave examples of what else they have to offer. This included a medley of Eurovision classics by Sieneke and Juliana Pasha and Harel Skaat singing each their cover of a previous Eurovision Song Contest winner and Alyosha made new lyrics to Nocturne. See the many videos in our playlist.
Saturday evening the city of Zaanstad, the Netherlands hosted Eurovision In Concert that featured 17 of this years participants. We filmed their performances and in the playlist you can see some of the songs which will be participating against each other in Oslo in May.
Yesterday 17 of the participants for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest met in Zaanstad in the Netherlands for a preview concert. Before the concert the participants went to a museum where they met the press and walked a bit around on their own before it was time to get back to the hotel.
After the successful edition last year the Dutch city Zaandam will host the second ‘Eurovision in Concert' on the 24th April. It is a promo event where at least eighteen participants for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will perform their songs.