Holland out of Eurovision finals
The Dutch band the 3JS named after the three members: Jan Dulles, Jaap Kwakman en Jaap de Witte has failed to make it to the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.
During the second half of the semi-finals on Thursday, the band from Volendam and its song missed getting in to the top ten of the 19 candidates.
Band member Jaap Kwakman twittered immediately afterward:
The ten countries which made it into Saturday's finals in Düsseldorf are: Estonia, Romania, Moldova, Ireland, Bosnia Herzegovina, Denmark Austria, Ukraine, Slovenia, and Sweden. They join Serbia, Lithuania, Greece, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Switzerland, Hungary, Finland, Russia and Iceland, the top ten from the first round of semi-finals on Tuesday.
Viewers cast their votes after the national professional juries - they voted during the rehearsals. The five-man strong Dutch jury included singer Mandy Huydts, singer Tim Douwsma, DJ Fred Siebelink and Buma Bureau of Musical Copyright Culture Director Frank Helmink.
Thursday’s show was broadcast live on television in all 43 participating countries.
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