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Ukraine

Last up in the first semi-final is Ukraine! Ukraine has usually sent strong representatives to the Eurovision song contest. Since it’s debut in 2003 it has won the contest in 2004, came second in both 2007 and 2008 and last year received 3rd place. This year they’re sending Marija Yaremchuk who is a relative newcomer …

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The Netherlands

Today I present to you The Netherlands. The Netherlands has been in the song contest since its beginning in 1956 and has missed only 4 contests during that time. During that time it has won 4 competitions, but the last one was in 1975. In recent years The Netherlands has done fairly poorly; reaching the …

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Sweden

Let’s now go to the country which hosted the contest last year, Sweden! After Loreen’s win 2 years ago, Sweden is hoping to bring the contest back to it’s country with Sanna Nielsen. Sweden is best known for it’s win in 1974 by ABBA which gave them the fame that launched their career. Sweden has …

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Russia

Continuing in the 1st semifinal, we’re up to Russia! Russia generally does fairly well in the Eurovision Song contest. It has won one time back in 2008, received second place three times and has gotten in third twice. And since it began in 1994 it’s no wonder that Russia is a Eurovision powerhouse. Usually boosted …

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San Marino

San Marino is our next country for the first semi-final! Since debuting in 2008 San Marino has yet to make it past the semi-final round. This year they’re hoping for their debut in the finals with Valentina Monetta. If you recall Eurovision 2012 you might recognise Valentina. She’s the one who sang ‘The Social Network …

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Portugal

This friday let’s go to the beach in Portugal! Even though Portugal has been participating in the Eurovision song contest since 1964 they have yet to be in the top 5. In fact the closest they got was 6th place back in 1996. Since then they haven’t even made it into the top 10. This …

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Montenegro

Next up is Montenegro! Montenegro has never made it to the finals since their debut in 2007. But they’ve been trying their hardest getting closest in 2009. This year they’re sending veteran Sergej Ćetković who has been singing for 28 years. During this time he’s released 5 albums. The song he’s sending to Eurovision this year …

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Moldova

Moldova is next in our line-up for the 1st semi-finals. Moldova has been inching their way toward a win every year now and yet it still eludes them. The closest they came was in 2005 when they ended up in 6th.  This year they are sending Cristina Scarlat who is classically trained. This was Cristina’s …

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Latvia

With the start of April we move onto Latvia, our next country in the first semi-final. Latvia seems to be in a dry spell with not having any act go to the final since 2008 when they sent the Pirates of the sea to sing about the Wolves of the sea. And to continue in …

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Hungary

With our first week done, let’s end things with Hungary! This year Hungary is sending András Kállay-Saunders to try and beat their 10th place finish from last year. András, although technically born in the US, was born to Hungarian model Katalin. and is a descendant of the noble Kállay family from his mother’s side as …

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