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Eurovision 2010 News: A night of prima donnas. Last night’s first semi-final of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest saw 10 of the 17 hopeful performances make it through to Saturday’s final in Oslo. Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iceland, Moldova, Portugal, Russia and Serbia now join the five pre-qualified contestants representing Germany, France, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom.  A further 10 will be selected at the next semi-finals on Thursday. Only the best and most loved songs that truly make a show will have a chance of winning the contest. New this year is that their rankings are decided by 50-50 votes by both specialised music judges, and viewers from every country. 

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Eurovision 2010 News: A night of prima donnas

Published on Wednesday, 26th May, 2010 at 09:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last Updated on 26th May 2010 at 10:53.

Last night’s first semi-final of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest saw 10 of the 17 hopeful performances make it through to Saturday’s final in Oslo.

Spain: second rehearsal (illus. photo)
Spain: second rehearsal (illus. photo)
Photo: Indrek Galetin (EBU)


Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iceland, Moldova, Portugal, Russia and Serbia now join the five pre-qualified contestants representing Germany, France, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom.  A further 10 will be selected at the next semi-finals on Thursday.

Only the best and most loved songs that truly make a show will have a chance of winning the contest. New this year is that their rankings are decided by 50-50 votes by both specialised music judges, and viewers from every country. 

A clearly nervous host Erik Solbakken, together with other compères Nadia Hasnaoui, and Haddy Jatou N'jie, delivered what NRK says was a funny performance. But the semi-final wasn’t without its hitches.

In a game of pass the Scandinavian krone, or krona, Norwegian and Swedish broadcasters are blaming each other for sound/picture synchronisation problems today.

According to the Swedish paper Ekpressen many viewers contacted SVT to complain, wondering if the artists were miming.

Helena Brodén, press officer for the Swedish delegation, says the transmission was working perfectly, so it couldn’t be SVT’s fault.

”There can sometimes be a delay in the case of satellite broadcasting but it’s best you talk to NRK, who was responsible for the transmission.”

NRK’s press officer, Peter Svaar, returned service.

”As far as we know, there were no problems with the transmission. I suggest you direct your questions to SVT.”

New balls, please.



Published on Wednesday, 26th May, 2010 at 09:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Ramona Tancau and Alexandra Spinu   .
Last updated on 26th May 2010 at 10:53.

This post has the following tags: eurovision, song, contest, oslo, telenor, arena, nrk, svt.





  
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