Tonight: First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

The First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be held today live from Portugal. Nineteen countries will compete for one of the ten spots available in the Grand Final, that will take place on Saturday.

Three female hosts Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado will present the First Semi-Final live from Lisbon’s Altice Arena.

The running order for tonight is as it follows:

  1. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
  2. Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan – Qami
  3. Austria: Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You
  4. Azerbaijan: Aisel X – My Heart
  5. Belarus: ALEKSEEV – FOREVER
  6. Belgium: Sennek – A Matter Of Time
  7. Bulgaria: EQUINOX – Bones
  8. Croatia: Franka – Crazy
  9. Cyprus: Eleni Foureira – Fuego
  10. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
  11. Estonia: Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
  12. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Eye Cue – Lost And Found
  13. Finland: Saara Aalto – Monsters
  14. Greece: Yianna Terzi – Oniro Mou
  15. Iceland: Ari Ólafsson – Our Choice
  16. Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Together
  17. Israel: Netta – TOY
  18. Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old
  19. Switzerland: ZiBBZ – Stones

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
  • United Kingdom
  • Portugal

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

Follow the First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2018 live from Lisbon at 21.00 CET below:

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 - Semi-Final 1

Israel: Netta Berzilai - Toy 5588
Greece: Yianna Terzi - Oneiro Mou 4971
Cyprus: Eleni Foureira - Fuego 4654
Bulgaria: Equinox - Bones 4396
Belgium: Sennek - A Matter Of Time 4334
Estonia: Elina Nechayeva - La Forza 4313
Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef - Lie To Me 4218
Finland: Saara Aalto - Monsters 4065
Austria: Cesár Sampson - Nobody But You 2798
FYR Macedonia: Eye Cue - Lost and found 2410
Belarus: Alekseev - FOREVER 2148
Azerbaijan: Aisel - X My Heart 1879
Switzerland: Zibbz - Stones 1792
Albania: Eugent Bushpepa - Mall 1559
Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaitė - When We´re Old 1518
Ireland: Ryan O´Shaughnessy - Together 1351
Croatia: Franka - Crazy 1263
Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan - Qami 1206
Iceland: Ari Ólafsson - Our Choice 741

Number of voters: 831


Which countries do you want to see at the Grand Final? Let us know in comments!

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