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We Have Our First Ten Qualifiers From Liverpool 2023: Semi Final 1 Results Written by on May 9, 2023 | 1 Comment

Qualifying from tonight’s Semi Final and through to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 are Croatia, Czechia, Finland, Israel, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The performers have drawn out which half of Saturday’s Grand Final they will sing in will follow…

First half: Finland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland.

Second half: Czechia, Croatia, Israel, Moldova, and Norway.

We say goodbye from the Contest, but not from our playlists, to Azerbaijan, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, and The Netherlands.

Reactions, analysis, and more to follow in the daily podcast and here on

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One response to “We Have Our First Ten Qualifiers From Liverpool 2023: Semi Final 1 Results”

  1. Shai says:

    Both Finland and Sweden are drawn 1st half. This is bound to be a big headache for the producers.

    And after the draw we still have equal 5 places left in each half of the final

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