Tonight: The 1st semi final

by Stella Floras 290 views

In just a few more hours the first semi-final of the 57th Eurovision Song Contest kicks off from the Crystal Hall in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Eighteen acts will fight it out for the 10 golden tickets to the grand final on Saturday. The outcome will be decided by jury vote and televote at a 50/50 split. The local juries have already had the chance to send in their votes by watching what is known as the Jury semi-final yesterday.

The show starts at 21:00 CET and will be hosted by Nargiz and Leyla, TV presenters and Eldar who won the trophy for Azerbaijan last year. In this show, the host country, Azerbaijan as well as Spain and Italy from the Big 5 will be voting as well.

This is tonight’s running order:

  1. Montenegro: Rambo Amadeus – Euro Neuro
  2. Iceland: Greta Salóme & Jónsi – Never forget
  3. Greece: Eleftheria Eleftheriou – Aphrodisiac
  4. Latvia: Anmary – Beautiful song
  5. Albania: Rona Nishliu – Suus
  6. Romania: Mandinga – Zaleilah
  7. Switzerland: Sinplus – Unbreakable
  8. Belgium: Iris – Would you
  9. Finland: Pernilla – När jag blundar
  10. Israel: Izabo – Time
  11. San Marino: Valentina Monetta – The Social Network song (Oh Oh – Uh – Oh Oh)
  12. Cyprus: Ivi Adamou – La La Love
  13. Denmark: Soluna Samay – Should’ve known better
  14. Russia: Buranovskiye Babushki – Party for everybody
  15. Hungary: Compact Disco – Sound of our hearts
  16. Austria: Trackshittaz – Woki mit deim popo
  17. Moldova: Pasha Parfeny – Lăutar
  18. Ireland: Jedward – Waterline


You can watch online here via the ESCTV Player

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.