Israel qualifies for Eurovision finals

Millions of viewers worldwide - and about 250,000 Israelis - tuned in to watch the song contest.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 14, 2009 08:09
Israel qualifies for Eurovision finals

Achinoam Nini Mira Awad 88 248. (photo credit: Ronen Ackerman)

 
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Israel's Achinoam Nini and Mira Awad will compete in the Eurovision Final on Saturday night, after being chosen by televote during the First Semi-Final in Moscow on Tuesday night. Millions of viewers worldwide - and about 250,000 Israelis - tuned in to watch the song contest, in which 10 qualifiers were picked. Aside from Israel, those advancing are Turkey, Sweden, Portugal, Malta, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Armenia and Iceland. Another 10 will be chosen during the Second Semi-Final on Thursday night.

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