El Diablo takes Cyprus through to Eurovision final

Cyprus’ Eurovision entrant Elena Tsangrinou on Tuesday night secured a spot in Saturday night’s final in Rotterdam.

She was among 16 acts taking part in the first of two semi finals to secure 10 places each in Saturday’s final.

Elena Tsangrinou gave a lively performance of the song ‘El Diablo’, which has caused a storm in some circles in Cyprus but appeared well received on the night.

Cyprus qualified along with Azerbaijan, Belgium, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest final in addition to the two semi finals will be held in Rotterdam, with each attended by 3,500 people with negative Covid-19 tests.

With 39 participants, this year’s contest will have the smallest attendance since 2014.