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Estonia's 'Kuula' Makes the Cut for Eurovision

Ott Lepland
Ott Lepland Source: Photo: ERR

Ott Lepland's song 'Kuula' (Listen), Estonia's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, has made it through to Saturday night's final in Baku. 

In the event's second semifinal on Thursday night, entries from 18 countries competed for the ten remaining slots in the big show. Judges and televoters from the participating countries were impressed enough with Lepland's romantic ballad to tap it for advancement.

The other nine countries that make it though were Lithuania, Bosnia and Hertzegovina, Serbia, Ukraine, Sweden, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Norway, Malta and Turkey.

They will join the winners of the first semifinal round, Iceland, Greece, Albania, Romania, Cyprus, Denmark, Russia, Hungary, Moldova and Ireland, and automatic finalists France, Spain, Germany, Italy, the UK and Azerbaijan, in the main competition in the Baku Crystal Hall.

Saturday night's contest, which airs on ETV, will begin at 22:00 local time (19:00 UTC).

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