This is the GBOB official statement on the first day of the Challenge that took place at Camden Underworld in London:
"The first evening of the three-day, two venue GBOB Challenge World Final, which took place at the Underworld in Camden was a fantastic success. All the 11 bands who played deserve credit for a very entertaining evening but in the end only seven bands could go through to the Superfinal at the Electric Ballroom on Thursday December 6.
The bands that went through, in no particular order are:Cliff Clavin from Iceland; Moja from Japan; The Dirty Words from Wales; Gurzuf from Belarus; Most Wanted from Thailand; Y2K from Malaysia and Blaakyum from Lebanon."
The Lebanese flag will carry on to the next Battle... Another stage conquered.