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Semi Final 1 Qualifiers: Who’s Heading To The Eurovision Grand Final? Written by on May 18, 2021

Following an emotion return to our screens, the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has its first ten qualifiers for the Grand Final.

Semi Final 1 is over, and we have our first ten ten qualifiers for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

The ten qualifiers – in alphabetical order – are…

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Israel
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Ukraine

Failing to qualify are…

  • Australia
  • Croatia
  • Ireland
  • North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Slovenia

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About The Author: Ewan Spence

British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (

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