Finland has crashed out of the Eurovision Song Contest, after failing to qualify from Tuesday’s first semi-final in Tel Aviv.
It’s the fourth time in five years that Finnish acts haven’t made it to the Eurovision Grand Final.
DJ/Producer Darude and singer Sebastian Rejman performed early on the main stage at Tel Aviv Expo centre, and gave a rousing rendition of their climate change anthem ‘Look Away’, which was lit up by a spectacular video show on a giant screen behind the pair.
A dancer added movement to the performance as she and Rejman interacted with the video projections.
However it wasn’t enough to attract the combined votes of professional judging panels and televoters across Europe, who picked ten other acts to go qualify instead of Finland. The exact results of Tuesday’s vote won’t be published until after Saturday’s Grand Final.
Neighbours Estonia made it through to the main event, while Nordic hopes are kept alive with Sweden, Norway and Denmark all performing in the second semi final on Thursday night.
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