The early heats of the Eurovision Song Contest have been held in Azerbaijan, this year’s host country. 18 acts went through the semi-finals with songs which reflect the enormous variety of musical styles alive and well in Europe. Only 10 will go through to the final.
The Serbian entry is a song called Love Is Not A Thing”. The Georgian song is called I Am A Joker.
Sweden, hotly tipped to win this year has entered with a song called “Euphoria”. The Turkish song is called Love Me Back. Azerbaijan has built a new venue specially to host the competition. The Eurovision final will be held on 26th May.
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