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Eurovision hopeful appears to be set on FIRE during semi-final

Viewers were concerned for the contestant

The first of the semi-finals of Eurovision 2017 kicked off last night in Kiev, Ukraine.

One of the hopeful contestants, Tamara Gachechiladze, showcased her amazing talent in a spectacular performance as she was surrounded by huge flames.

Tamara was singing for Georgia in the contest (Credit: BBC)

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But the star looked like she had been set on fire as she belted out her song Keep the Faith.

Viewers were shocked and left concerned if Tamara was actually ok.

Viewers were concerned after she appeared to be engulfed in flames (Credit: BBC)

One wrote on Twitter: “Georgia’s song is FIRE. Both literally and figuratively.”

“Tamara is on fire! #GEO #ESC2017,” another said.

A third added: “Fire effects too. Georgia aren’t screwing around! #EUROVISION.”

But it was just the stage effects and Tamara wasn’t harmed at all during her performance.

Unfortunately Tamara risked it all for nothing as Georgia didn’t win a spot in the grand final.

18 countries took part in the first of two semi-finals and competed for 10 places in the final.

Australia managed to land a place in the final alongside Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Armenia, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Moldova and Azerbailjan.

The grand final is set to air on Saturday (Credit: BBC)

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The second semi-final is set to air on Thursday and viewers will see last night’s qualifiers compete alongside the UK, Spain, France, Germany, Ukraine, and Italy.

Lucie Jones, who lost her place on the X Factor, will be singing for the UK and revealed her hopes for the contest.

The 25-year-old said: “I just don’t want to come last. If we get no points I’ll be disappointed, but anything else is going to be a win.

Lucie Jones is singing for the UK (Credit: Instagram)

“All I’ve got to do is not go on and fall flat on my face, and hit a bum note.”

Lucie will be performing her song Never Give Up On You.

Speaking about being chosen to represent the UK she said: “I’m very excited; I’m still shaking a little bit.

“I can’t believe that people chose me. How wonderful is that? Representing the UK as a singer, it’s such an honour.”

The final will air this Saturday.