Each year the host country ( Sweden this year) and the countries that are the largest financial contributes to the Eurovision cause – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain – book their place automatically in the live final on Saturday where the winner for 2013 will be crowned. All the other countries have to compete to see who will join them.
This year the winners of the first semi-finals of Eurovision 2013 held on Tuesday 14th May 2013 were:
Estonia : Birgit with Et Uus Saaks Alguse
Denmark : Emmelie de Forest with Only Teardrops
Russia : Dina Garipova with What If
Ukraine : Zlata Ognevich with Gravity
The Netherlands : Anouk with Birds
Lithuania : Andrius Pojavis with Something
Belarus : Alyona Lanskaya with Solayoh
Moldova : Aliona Moon with O Mie
Ireland : Ryan Dolan with Only Love Survives
Belgium : Roberto Bellarosa with Love Kills.
The nations that failed to make it through to the final were Austria, Montenegro, Croatia, Cyprus, Slovenia and Serbia.
The result of the second semi-final held on Thursday 16th May are:
Hungary : ByeAlex with Kedvesem
Azerbaijan : Farid Mammadov with Hold Me
Georgia : Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani with Waterfall
Romania : Cezar with It’s My Life
Norway : Margaret Berger with I Feed You My Love
Iceland : Eythor Ingi with Ég Á Líf
Armenia : Dorians with Lonely Planet
Finland : Krista Siegfrids with Marry Me
Malta : Gianluca with Tomorrow
Greece : Koza Mostra featuring Agathon Iakovidis with Alcohol is Free.