Eurovision 2018: Israel and Norway won the Semi-Finals

The result from Semi-Final 1 and Semi-Final 2 are in. Israel and Norway won. And Iceland came last in Semi-Final 1 with just 15 points.

First Semi-Final

1. Israel (283 points)
2. Cyprus (262 points)
3. Czech Republic (232 points)
4. Austria (231 points)
5. Estonia (201 points)
6. Ireland (179 points)
7. Bulgaria (177 points)
8. Albania (162 points)
9. Lithuania (119 points)
10. Finland (108 points)
11. Azerbaijan (94 points)
12. Belgium (91 points)
13. Switzerland (86 points)
14. Greece (81 points)
15. Armenia (79 points)
16. Belarus (65 points)
17. Croatia (63 points)
18. F.Y.R. Macedonia (24 points)
19. Iceland (15 points)

Second Semi-Final

1. Norway (266 points)
2. Sweden (254 points)
3. Moldova (235 points)
4. Australia (212 points)
5. Denmark (204 points)
6. Ukraine (179 points)
7. The Netherlands (174 points)
8. Slovenia (132 points)
9. Serbia (117 points)
10. Hungary (111 points)
11. Romania (107 points)
12. Latvia (106 points)
13. Malta (101 points)
14. Poland (81 points)
15. Russia (65 points)
16. Montenegro (40 points)
17. San Marino (28 points)
18. Georgia (24 points)

Just as the bookmakers predicted, the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 became a battle between Israel and Cyprus. And just as in the Final, Israel won the first Semi-Final and Cyprus came second.

A closer look also reveals that Austria, who came 3rd in the Final, was 4th in the Semi-Final 1. 3rd place went to Czech Republic, who ended up as number 6 in the final.

The second Semi-Final was a Scandinavian battle between Norway and Sweden. The former Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak, won once again, although it was just a Semi-Final. Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden was second. But the biggest surprise was that Norway as a Semi-Final winner only got a 15th place in the Final. That has never been seen before.

The result from the Semi-Finals also shows that Finland and Hungary was close not to make it to the final. In Semi-Final 1 11. Azerbaijan was 11th just 14 points behind Finland. In Semi-Final 2 Romania was just 4 points from getting a ticket to the final.

With just 15 points in the first Semi-Final Iceland ended up at a 19th place. In the second Semi-Final the last place – Georgia – got 24 points. It’s therefore fair to say that Iceland came last in this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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