- Title: Eurovision's contestants ready for second semi-final
- Date: 10th May 2017
- Summary: KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BAND FROM THE NETHERLANDS, OG3NE, REHEARSING ON STAGE WOMAN FILMING ON MOBILE PHONE VARIOUS OF OG3NE PERFORMING ON STAGE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN VARIOUS OF HUNGARY ENTRANT, JOCI PAPAI, REHEARSING ON STAGE WITH HIS TEAM MEDIA VARIOUS OF PAPAI DANCING WITH PERFORMER PHOTOGRAPHERS VARIOUS OF CONTESTANTS FROM SAN MARINO, VALENTINA MONETTA AND JIMMIE WILSON, REHEARSING MEDIA VARIOUS OF CROATIA ENTRANT, JACQUES HOUDEK, PERFORMING ON STAGE WITH HIS TEAM MEDIA VARIOUS OF BAND FROM BELARUS, NAVIBAND, REHEARSING VARIOUS OF BULGARIA ENTRANT, KRISTIAN KOSTOV, PERFORMING PHOTOGRAPHERS VARIOUS OF LITHUANIA ENTRANT, FUSEDMARC, REHEARSING ON STAGE PHOTOGRAPHERS EUROVISION STAGE
- Embargoed: 24th May 2017 19:13
- Keywords: the Netherlands Hungary second semi-final Croatia San Marino Kiev Eurovision Song Contest Bulgaria Belarus Ukraine
- Location: KIEV, UKRAINE
- City: KIEV, UKRAINE
- Country: Ukraine
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016G9BNEH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Eurovision Song Contest participants took part in final preparations on Wednesday afternoon (May 10) ahead of the second round of heats in Kiev.
Twenty entrants, including Germany and France from the 'big five' group, rehearsed in front of the media and spectators.
Female band OG3NE from the Netherlands, formed by three sisters, will perform 'Lights and Shadows'. The trio became famous in their home country after participating in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007.
Valentina Monetta from the small European country of San Marino, who this year sings with Jimmie Wilson, is very familiar with Eurovision entrails. It will be her fourth attempt to bring victory to her home country - she represented San Marino between 2012 to 2014.
Tomorrow's semi-final will also see a performance from the youngest entrant to this year's competition - Bulgaria's Kristian Kostov who is only 17 years old.
Only 10 out the 18 entrants will make it through the second semi-final on Thursday (May 11) to the grand final on Saturday (May 13) night.
The full list of finalists will be announced after the second semi-final.
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