After 32 duels on our official Twitter account, our #escknockout has reached its quarterfinal stage, where 12 acts have qualified. After being drawn by the alphabetical order of the song titles in the first round, and then by the alphabetical order of the country in the second round, the quarterfinals have been allocated in the alphabetical order of their countries.
22 entries have entered the second round escknockout, 11 of them coming out as the winners – Portugal (Conan Osiris), The Netherlands (Duncan Laurence), Iceland (Hatari), Albania (Jonida Maliqi), Greece (Katerine Duska), Norway (KEiiNO), Czech Republic (Lake Malawi), Italy (Mahmood), Malta (Michela Pace), San Marino (Serhat) and Cyprus (Tamta). In order to have an even number of participants in the quarterfinals, one wildcard was selected. As we announced before, the wildcard will be given to the act that had the most number of votes from all the 11 eliminated acts, and that one is Spain (Miki).
These 12 acts have now been drawn into six quarter-final knockouts:
Albania – Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokes
Cyprus – Tamta – Replay
Czech Republic – Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend
Greece – Katerine Duska – Better Love
Iceland – Hatari – Hatrid mun sigra
Italy – Mahmood – Soldi
Malta – Michela Pace – Chameleon
Netherlands – Duncan Laurence – Arcade
Norway – KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky
Portugal – Conan Osiris – Telemoveis
San Marino – Serhat – Say Na Na Na
Spain – Miki – La Venda
The first quarter-final has already started, and you can already cast your vote here:
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