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Live Blog: First Semi-Final 2023

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Vesna performed My Sister’s Crown for Czechia at the First Semi-Final at Liverpool Arena : Photo: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Ready for a big Finnish? 🇫🇮

You don’t need to understand Finnish to get this song – the first half is all about Kaarija wanting a drink, expressed through the medium of a thumping techno/rap, and the second half is all about the consequences of that decision – mostly a joyful schlager anthem and Käärijä riding what his demonic dancers call ‘the piggy train’. It’s crazy, it’s party, and it's going VERY big in the hall.

Käärijä performed Cha Cha Cha for Finland at the First Semi-Final at Liverpool Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU