The 10 qualifiers from last night semi-final gathered to meet the press and fans right after the end of the show and here are some of the highlights.
Switzerland: Sebalter confessed to be in shock and promised to bring the same energy to his final performances on Friday and Saturday.
Slovenia: Tinkara felt great after her performance because she knew that her small country was supporting her. She also suggested a new rule saying that if the main vocalist plays any instrument they should be allowed it to play it live.
Poland: When Cleo was asked if she considered her qualifying a victory over those who saying that her song is sexist, she answered that it’s about music and nothing else. She also thanked Poland’s Slavic brothers for their support.
Romania: OVI and Paula were thankful and invited to all those who believe in miracles to vote for them. They also told esctoday.com that it was a great honor to have qualified for the final again after their experience in 2010.
Norway: The whole experience has been overwhelming to Carl and he feels happy that his cousin had written the song for him, and is proud of her work as composer.
Greece: Freaky Fortune & RiskyKidd said that they wanted to motivate young people in Greece, Europe, and beyond to be positive and creative, and hope their message will stick in their minds.
Malta: Richard from Firelight was asked if he wanted to open the final but all he wants to do is gives the best and do what they do best which is music. He also thinks this is a good year for Malta and they expect to keep this streak going.
Belarus: TEO said that the reason why the Belorussian luck has changed in the Eurovision Song Contest is that they has been working harder and selecting the best singers and songs for their national selection year by year.
Finland: The boys from Softengine confessed that they were nervous because they were sure that Conchita would qualify when the final two spots were remaining. The Finnish Head of Delegation confirmed that they will keep the UMK format for their selection process next year.
Austria: Last night was unbelievable for Conchita Wurst, including the support received beyond the gay community. She stated that even if she wins on Saturday, she would never shave her beard as is part of her identity.