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Following two nights of preview video viewing, live voting and opening of virtual envelopes in our live stream, the semi-final qualifiers that will compete in our ChatVote 2017 final are now known!

Semi 1 qualifiers: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Armenia, Slovenia, Australia, Finland, Latvia, Portugal.

Semi 2 qualifiers: Hungary, Romania, Ireland, Macedonia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Norway, Israel, Switzerland, Belarus.

Big thanks to everyone who attended and voted! And this means the lines are now open for your final votes.

Repeating the ChatVote format we successfully introduced last year, the final voting will be split into “juries” and “televoting”, each with a 50% weighting – if you don’t know how it works, you can read all about it here. The televoting will take place in a live poll during the final show in the chat, but right now we are ready and waiting to receive your jury votes by e-mail. These are the votes that you will get to read out as usual, live in #esc during the grand final, which begins at 21:00 CET on Sunday 9 April.

Simply send your votes in ESC style (12, 10, 8…) to by no later than 23:59 CET on Saturday 8 April. Please note that we can only accept votes from people we know to be #esc chatters, so do include your chat nickname in your e-mail in case of any doubt.

You can see the full list of finalists below. The “producers” (Shi, FelixK and MartinF) have randomly assigned the finalists to the first and second halves of the show and determined the draw order – which we will use when we preview our grand final in the #esc chat on the evening of Saturday 8 April (starting at 21:00 CET as usual). Please do also join us for that if you can – as well as being fun, it’ll be useful for helping you to make up your mind if you still haven’t voted by then!

1. Latvia
2. Albania
3. Spain
4. Azerbaijan
5. Ireland
6. France
7. Belarus
8. United Kingdom
9. Israel
10. Hungary
11. Slovenia
12. Romania
13. Belgium
14. Norway
15. Switzerland
16. Italy
17. Iceland
18. Bulgaria
19. Germany
20. Finland
21. Portugal
22. Ukraine
23. Armenia
24. Estonia
25. Australia
26. Macedonia

And now it’s over to you to help these countries collect some jury votes!

Send your votes to:
Deadline: Saturday 8 April, 23:59 CET.

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