COPENHAGEN, May 07, /ITAR-TASS/. The Tolmachev sisters, Russia's participants in the Eurovision-2014 song contest, on the strength of the results of the audience and jury voting in the semifinal, have qualified for the final of the contest with a song entitled "Shine". The final is due to be held on May 10.
On the strength of the results of the voting, the Eurovision-2014 song contest hosts -- pianist and music journalist Nikolaj Koppel, actor Pilou Asbaek, and TV presenter Lise Ronne -- named ten best out of 16 executants performing in the first semifinal. Together with the Russian performers, representatives of Montenegro, Hungary, Armenia, Azerbaijan, San Marino, Ukraine, Sweden, Netherlands, and Iceland have also qualified for the final of the contest.
The second semifinal will be held on May 8, with performers from 15 countries participating. Ten best are also to be selected from among them.
So, 26 performers are to qualify for the May 10 Grand Final, all in all: ten winners of the two semifinals, as well as representatives of Denmark as the host country and those of Grand Five countries (the founders and chief sponsors of the song contest) -- France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Britain.