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Watch the First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2016 today

The First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will be held today live from Stockholm, Sweden.

18 countries will compete for one of the 10 spots in the Grand Final to take place on Saturday. The show will be broadcast live from the Globe Arena in Stockholm and it will be hosted by the last year’s Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw and comedian Petra Mede, host of Eurovision 2013.

The running order for tonight is as it follows:

  1. Finland: Sandhja – Sing It Away
  2. Greece: Argo – Utopian Land
  3. Moldova: Lidia Isac – Falling Stars
  4. Hungary: Freddie – Pioneer
  5. Croatia: Nina Kraljić – Lighthouse
  6. The Netherlands: Douwe Bob – Slow Down
  7. Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave
  8. San Marino: Serhat – I didn’t know
  9. Russia: Sergey Lazarev – You Are The Only One
  10. Czech Republic: Gabriela Gunčíková – I Stand
  11. Cyprus: Minus One – Alter Ego
  12. Austria: ZOË – Loin d’ici
  13. Estonia: Jüri Pootsmann – Play
  14. Azerbaijan: Samra Rahimli – Miracle
  15. Montenegro: Highway – The Real Thing
  16. Iceland: Greta Salóme – Hear Them Calling
  17. Bosnia & Herzegovina: Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala – Ljubav Je
  18. Malta: Ira Losco – Walk on Water

Viewers from all the countries taking part in the First Semi-Final are invited to vote via the official app, telephone and/or SMS. The voting window will be open after the last song has been performed, and will end 15 minutes later. Televoters determine 50% of the outcome while professional juries do so with the other half of the voting combination according to the performances of yesterday’s Jury Semi-Final show.

Apart from the participating countries, these are the direct qualifying countries which will vote in the First Semi-Final:

  • Spain
  • France
  • Sweden

Remember, in case of a tie between two or more songs in the combined ranking between televotes and the jury, the song that obtain a better ranking from the televote will prevail over the other. Full split results will be revealed after the Grand Final to keep the excitement until the end of the final.

Follow the First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2016 live from Stockholm at 21.00 CET by clicking here.


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About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016