UK: Iceland wins first semi-final

by Russell Davies 38 views

Last Thursday the Retro Bar in Central London hosted the annual Douze Points video previews. A full house of revelers watched the songs from the first semi-final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest on the big screen. The audience voted Hera Bj�?�¶rk with her song Je ne sais quoi as the clear winner followed by Albania is second place and Finland in the third.


The audiences at the Retro Bar were divided in 17 juries, one for each participating country. No jury were allowed to vote for their own country and to prevent tactical voting each jury are made to swap to a different country for the final.

The Douze Points first semi-final results:

1. ICELAND 142
2. ALBANIA 109
3. FINLAND 88
4. SLOVAKIA 85
5. GREECE 83
6. PORTUGAL 80
7. MOLDOVA 78
8. BELGIUM 73
9. BELARUS 52
10. MALTA 48
11. ESTONIA 39
12. LATVIA 26
13. FYR MACEDONIA 26
14. POLAND 21
15. BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA 16
16. SERBIA 12
17. RUSSIA 8

The top ten countries will progress to the Douze Points final preview on 13th May.

The second semi final will be shown on at the Retro Bar on Thursday, 29th April.

Both semi-finals and the final preview shows at the Retro Bar are ticketed event with all proceeds going to charit

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