Kaliopi: I wish everyone would go to the Eurovision finals, they're all worth it (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 25 /Trend/
Macedonia's Eurovision 2012 representative Kaliopi said that she wishes every participant would go to the Eurovision 2012 finals, as they are all worth it.
"I am happy to be part of this contest. I know that entire Macedonia is happy for me" she said at the at the press conference after the voting of the second Semi-Finals of Eurovision-2012.
"Today is a real music holiday," she noted. "I am glad that after many years, our country was finally able to qualify for the final of Eurovision."
Kaliopi also said that she's proud to see the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest there as well.
Kaliopi Bukle, more simply known as Kaliopi, is a Macedonian singer and song-writer. In November 2011 she was internally chosen to represent the Republic of Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku.
Macedonia will go under #22 in the finals.
Winners of the second semi-finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2012 that is taking place in Baku, have been announced.
Participants of the following countries will perform in the Grand Final on May 26:
Lithuania (Donny Montell with song Love Is Blind)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Maya Sar with song Korake Ti Znam)
Serbia (Zeljko Joksimovic - with song Nije Ljubav Stvar)
Ukraine (Gaitana with song Be My Guest)
Sweden (Loreen with song Euphoria)
Macedonia (Kaliopi with song Crno I Belo)
Norway (Tooji with song Stay)
Estonia (Ott Lepland with song Kuula)
Malta (Kurt Calleja with song This Is The Night)
Turkey (Can Bonomo with song Love Me Back)
Participants of the following countries left the contest as a result of the second semi-finals: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Portugal, Georgia.
The finals of the contest will be hosted on May 26. According to Eurovision Song contest rules, five countries plus the host country will automatically move to the finals. They are Azerbaijan, Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Twenty more countries (ten from each semi-final) will be performing as well.
Azerbaijan is hosting the 57th contest after in 2011 the country won the right to host the contest at Eurovision 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany last May.
Representing Azerbaijan at the contest was the Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) duo with "Running Scared" song. Azerbaijan scored 221 points as the winner of the contest.