EUROVISION SEMI-FINAL ONE: SEE THE RESULTS
May 7 2014
Russia makes it through, but singers get booed by crowd…
11:25, Wednesday, 07 May 2014
The results are in from the first semi-final of this year’s Eurovision
Song Contest in Denmark.
Russia’s Tomlachevy Sisters made the cut with their song Shine,
despite getting booed on the night because of their country’s anti-gay
The other nine nations to get through included Armenia, Hungary,
Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Sweden, The Netherlands and Iceland.
San Marino and Montenegro also reached the final – set to be broadcast
this weekend – for the first time.
Russia’s 17-year-old siblings were expected to face a backlash over the
controversial homophobic stance taken by Vladimir Putin’s government
and its invasion of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s effort also made the final, despite its singer reportedly
being a Putin fan.
The UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany get a free pass to the final
each year because they fund the majority of the contest. Denmark will
be in the final as the reigning champion.
The second semi-final is being held tomorrow.