Azerbaijan's Dihaj into Eurovision grand final

Azerbaijan's Dihaj into Eurovision grand final

The final outcome was decided through a combination of scores received from national expert juries and televoting.

The second semi-final of the global song contest Eurovision-2017 was held at the Kiev worldwide Exhibition Center, APA's correspondent reports from Kiev.

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Ireland have failed to qualify for the final since Malmo 2013 when Ryan Dolan and his ballad Only Love Survives finished bottom of the pile with five points. The ten qualifiers will have a press conference shortly after the show, where they will draw their position to perform in either first half or second half of the Grand Final.

Ten countries went through to the finals on Thursday, and ten went through during the first semi-finals on Tuesday. Were there any surprises, or did you guess them right?

Belarusian duo Naviband, Croatian singer Jacques Houdek, and Romania's duet of Ilinca and Alex Florea qualified on May 11 after performing at the competition's second semifinal, which was broadcast live from the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv.