The 2017 Eurovision Song Festival kicked off in Kiev Ukraine on Tuesday (9 May). Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia competed to qualify for the final of the festival. Armenia and Azerbaijan were among the ten countries that qualified. Armenia is represented by Artsvik, with the song Fly with me. Azerbaijan is represented by Diana Hajieva with her song Skeletons. Georgia did not qualify for the finals.
The finals will be held on the weekend.
Astronaut Yuri Gagarin, singer-songwriter and actor Vladimir Vysotsky and Soviet Marshall Georgy Zhukov top the poll
The meeting in Krakow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not lead to a breakthrough, and none was expected. But there appears to be a change of gear in the negotiations, says Dennis Sammut in this week's Monday Commentary