The first show of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest has taken place in Vienna and we now know ten of the countries who will join the pre-qualified entrants in the grand final.

The countries who won a ticket for the 2015 grand final are: Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Serbia.

Serbia returned to the Eurovision after missing out on the 2014 and have qualified upon their return. Romania, Russia and Greece have all maintained their perfect qualification record. These three countries have not missed a grand final since the introduction of the semi final format in 2004. Hungary have now qualified for three successive years and will be hoping for another top ten position to add to those achieved in 2013 and 2014. Albania, Belgium and Georgia will also make a return to the grand final after all missed out in 2014.

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to six countries. Belarus, Denmark, Finland, FYR Macedonia, Moldova and The Netherlands will all have to try again next year.

The qualifiers from the first semi final will be joined by ten more on Thursday, along with the Big Five nations, hosts Austria and special guests, Australia, to make the final line up.

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