Thursday 17 August 2017

In Pictures: All the crazy brilliance of Eurovision 2017 semi final 1

Montenegro's Slavko Kalezić performs the song
Montenegro's Slavko Kalezić performs the song "Space" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Cyprus's Hovig (2nd-L) celebrates with team after the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Belgium's Blanche performs the song "City Lights" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Czech Republic's Martina Barta performs the song "My Turn" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Moldova's group Sunstroke Project celebrate after the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Azerbaijan's Dihaj (C) celebrates with team after the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Demy from Greece performs the song "This Is Love" during the first Semifinal for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Svala from Iceland performs the song "Paper" during the first Semifinal for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Armenia's Artsvik performs the song "Fly With Me" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Armenia's Artsvik performs the song "Fly With Me" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Latvia's Triana Park performs the song "Line" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Latvia's Triana Park performs the song "Line" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Latvia's Triana Park performs the song "Line" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Latvia's Triana Park performs the song "Line" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Slovenia's Omar Naber performs the song "On My Way" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Moldova's group Sunstroke Project performs the song "Hey Mamma" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Cyprus's Hovig performs the song "Gravity" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Iceland's Svala performs the song "Paper" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Iceland's Svala performs the song "Paper" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Czech Republic's Martina Barta performs the song "My Turn" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Cyprus's Hovig performs the song "Gravity" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Azerbaijan's Dihaj performs the song "Skeletons" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Azerbaijan's Dihaj performs the song "Skeletons" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Greece's Demy performs the song "This is Love" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Portugal's Salvador Sobral performs the song "Amar Pelos Dois" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017 REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Greece's Demy performs the song "This is Love" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Poland's Kasia Mos performs with the song "Flashlight" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Albania's Lindita performs with the song "World" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017.
Belgium's Blanche performs the song "City Lights" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Finland's Norma John performs the song "Blackbird" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Australia's Isaiah performs the song "Don't Come Easy" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Montenegro's Slavko Kalezic performs the song "Space" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sweden's Robin Bengtsson performs the song "I Can't Go On" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Sweden's Robin Bengtsson performs the song "I Can't Go On" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017.
Georgia's Tamara Gachechiladze performs the song "Keep The Faith" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Australia's Isaiah performs with the song "Don't Come Easy" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Georgia's Tamara Gachechiladze performs the song "Keep The Faith" during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 Semi-Final 1 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine, May 9, 2017. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
For use in UK, Ireland or Benelux countries only Undated BBC handout photo of UK Eurovision 2017 entrant Lucie Jones. The UK's chances in the Eurovision Song Contest are unlikely to be affected by leaving the European Union, with new analysis suggesting the country is just as likely to do well - or badly - inside the EU as outside. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 9, 2017. Almost half of all winners in the contest's 61-year history have not been in the EU or its predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC). See PA story SHOWBIZ Eurovision. Photo credit should read: Charlie Clift/BBC/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: Not for use more than 21 days after issue. You may use this picture without charge only for the purpose of publicising or reporting on current BBC programming, personnel or other BBC output or activity within 21 days of issue. Any use after that time MUST be cleared through BBC Picture Publicity. Please credit the image to the BBC and any named photographer or independent programme maker, as described in the caption.

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