The final is scheduled for Saturday, after the second of two semi-finals in Turin, Italy, on Thursday.
After Tuesday’s competition, musicians representing the following countries are still up for grabs: Switzerland, Armenia, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Norway, Greece, Ukraine
Moldova and the Netherlands.
According to reports, the Karush Orchestra representing Ukraine has a good chance of winning Johnny Weir,
He hosted US coverage of the Peacock Music Competition for the streaming service.
Back in February, Eurovision organizers bowed to public pressure and decided Russia
Not allowed to participate in the competition. The European Broadcasting Union, which organizes the competition, initially decided to allow performers to represent the country, despite the country’s invasion of Ukraine. It changed course less than 24 hours later.
“The decision reflects a concern that, given the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine, the inclusion of Russian entrants in this year’s competition would bring the competition into disrepute,” statement
The part released at the time said.
Ukraine and other countries have petitioned the European Broadcasting Union to ban Russia from participating.
The Kalush Orchestra finished second in the Ukrainian National Finals, but won the public vote. They were eventually selected to replace Alina Pash, who dropped out of the race amid controversy over a trip to Russia-controlled Crimea.
17 countries performed in the first round of semi-finals, and 18 countries will take the stage next.
In the final, the 20 qualifying countries will perform alongside the so-called “Big Five” (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) who automatically enter the final. The host nation also secured a place in the final, but this year’s host, Italy, has already been included.