The First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be held today live from Israel. Seventeen countries will compete for one of the ten spots available in the Grand Final on Saturday.
The Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and TV presenter Erez Tal will be the main hosts of the show, that will take place at Expo Tel Aviv. Two more hosts will be at the Green Room to talk with the performers during the show, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub.
The running order for tonight is as it follows:
|02 Montenegro||D Mol||“Heaven”|
|03 Finland||Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman||“Look Away”|
|04 Poland||Tulia||“Fire of Love (Pali się)”|
|05 Slovenia||Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl||“Sebi”|
|06 Czech Republic||Lake Malawi||“Friend of a Friend”|
|07 Hungary||Joci Pápai||“Az én apám”|
|08 Belarus||ZENA||“Like It”|
|09 Serbia||Nevena Božović||“Kruna”|
|10 Belgium||Eliot||“Wake Up”|
|11 Georgia||Oto Nemsadze||“Keep on Going”|
|12 Australia||Kate Miller-Heidke||“Zero Gravity”|
|13 Iceland||Hatari||“Hatrið mun sigra”|
|14 Estonia||Victor Crone||“Storm”|
|15 Portugal||Conan Osiris||“Telemóveis”|
|16 Greece||Katerine Duska||“Better Love”|
|17 San Marino||Serhat||“Say Na Na Na”|
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 that will vote in the First Semi-Final:
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.
Today’s show will feature guest performances by the last year’s winner Netta and Dana International, who won the competition for Israel in 1998. Netta will open the semifinal performing her winning song ‘Toy’ in a special version along with a bunch of dancers. Also, the viewers will be able to watch a sneak peek of the Big 5 performances by Bilal Hassani, Miki and Kobi Marimi, who are automatic qualifiers.
Follow the First Semi-Final of Eurovision 2019 live from Tel Aviv at 21.00 CET on our Multi-Window Live Feed.
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 - Semi-final 1
|Cyprus: Tamta - Replay||3050|
|Greece: Katerine Duska - Better love||2690|
|Portugal: Conan Osiris - Telemóveis||2398|
|Belgium: Eliot - Wake up||2136|
|Iceland: Hatari - Hatrið mun sigra||2020|
|Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gasper Santi - Sebi||1734|
|Australia: Kate Miller Heidke - Zero Gravity||1700|
|Estonia: Victor Crone - Strom||1544|
|Serbia: Nevena Bozovic - Kruna||1368|
|Hungary: Joci Papai - Az é apám||1305|
|Czech Republic: Lake Malawi - Friend of a frined||1255|
|San Marino: Serhat - Say na na na||1221|
|Finland: Darude ft Sebastian Rejman - Look Away||1093|
|Belarus: Zena - Like it||1069|
|Poland: Tulia - Pali sie (fire of love)||1021|
|Georgia: Oto Nemsadze - Sui tsin iare||513|
|Montenegro: D mol - Heaven||505|
Number of voters: 397
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