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title: "Eurovision 2018, Semi-Final 1"
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tags: [Eurovision, TV, music, live]
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Here are my thoughts on each of the acts in the first semi-final of 2018's Eurovision Song Contest.
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### 1. Azerbaijan
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Not a bad song, but not a particularly interesting one, either. Some nice staging and choreography, but not exceptional.

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### 2. Iceland

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Absolutely cringeworthy song. Nice suit, though.

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### 3. Albania
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Not unpleasant.
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### 4. Belgium
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Weird song. Weird performance. Weird staging. I'm not sure I liked it, exactly, but it was interesting, at least.
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### 5. Czech Republic
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Not really my sort of music, but the performance was crazy enough that this has got to be my favourite of the evening so far.
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### 6. Lithuania
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Boring song, but the way video clips of …seemingly random people… were overlayed on top of the live performance was quite interesting.
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### 7. Israel
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Everything about this was insane. I… kinda liked it.
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### 8. Belarus
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Bland song, but I like what was done with the rose motif.
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### 9. Estonia
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Boring.
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### 10. Bulgaria
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Not bad. Not brilliant.
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### 11. F.Y.R. Macedonia
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Yet another dull entry.
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### 12. Croatia
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Again, not terrible. But nothing special.
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### 13. Austria
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Pleasant song. Interesting way they had the singer on a platform. Otherwise largely forgettable.
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### 14. Greece
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Not outstanding, but it's nice to have a non-English song for a change.
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### 15. Finland
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A relatively tame but very competent entry. Probably one of my favourites.
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### 16. Armenia
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Back to the bland.
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### 17. Switzerland
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Quite a decent song. Nice hat, too!
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### 18. Ireland
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Choreography was decent, but the song was very drab.
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### 19. Cyprus
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One of the stronger acts of the evening. Song was alright, and the performance and choreography were good.
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**This live blog has now ended.**