The Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 18th at the Expo Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. Forty-one artists will take to the stage over three nights to perform their contributions for the contest, fighting to become the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
This evening is the jury show for Semi-Final Two, with 50% of the results for tomorrows show being decided. Juries in the eighteen nations taking to the stage as well as those in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom will be voting on the performances.
Eighteen nations are competing in Semi-Final Two, the running order is as follows:
- Armenia – Srbuk – Walking Out
- Ireland – Sarah McTernan – 22
- Moldova – Anna Odobescu – Stay
- Switzerland – Luca Hänni – She Got Me
- Latvia – Carousel – That Night
- Romania – Ester Peony – On a Sunday
- Denmark – Leonora – Love is Forever
- Sweden – John Lundvik – Too Late for Love
- Austria – PÆNDA – Limits
- Croatia – Roko – The Dream
- Malta – Michela – Chameleon
- Lithuania – Jurij Veklenko – Run with the Lions
- Russia – Sergey Lazarev – Scream
- Albania – Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
- Norway – KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky
- Netherlands – Duncan Laurence – Arcade
- North Macedonia – Tamara Todevska – Proud
- Azerbaijan – Chingiz – Truth
LIVE COVERAGE | Live blog in progress
19:45 CET // The jury show where 50% of the results for Semi-Final Two of Eurovision 2019 will be determined.
21:00 CET // Shalom and welcome to the jury show of Semi-Final Two of Eurovision 2019!
21:01 CET // We are watching a recap of the first semi-final.
21:02 CET // The four presenters are now on stage.
Armenia: Srbuk – Walking Out
21:04 CET // Srbuk’s postcard was filmed at Masada in the Negev Desert.
21:05 CET // Despite Srbuk being alone on stage, there is a lot happening on stage.
21:06 CET // Srbuk’s vocals started off shaky but seem to be improving as the song progresses.
21:07 CET // Srbuk removed her in-ears for the last part of the song.
Ireland: Sarah McTernan – 22
21:08 CET // Sarah’s postcard was filmed in Eylot in the Masada Desert.
21:10 CET // Sarah seems less nervous than in previous rehearsals.
21:12 CET // The performance seems a lot slicker.
Moldova: Anna Odobescu – Stay
21:13 CET // Anna’s postcard was filmed in Zikhron Ya’akov Wineries, just south of Haifa.
21:14 CET // Anna’s vocals are on point as always.
21:15 CET // The sand art is also synced with the background graphics perfectly.
Switzerland: Luca Hänni – She Got Me
21:16 CET // Luca’s postcard was filmed in Habima Theatre, the venue for the Opening Ceremony this year.
21:17 CET // Huge reaction for Luca already, and he has just begun the song!
21:18 CET // Luca is wearing the same outfit that he did in the dress rehearsal earlier today.
21:19 CET // The backing vocalist problems from earlier have also been resolved.
Latvia: Carousel – That Night
21:20 CET // Carousel’s postcard was filmed at Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance in Tel Aviv.
21:22 CET // Sabine’s soft and jazzy vocals add to the atmosphere of the song.
21:23 CET // Carousel give a very intimate performance.
Romania: Ester Peony – On a Sunday
21:24 CET // Ester’s postcard was filmed on Mount Hermon, Israel’s highest mountain.
21:26 CET // Ester gives a dark and theatrical performance.
21:27 CET // Lots of pyrotechnics for the end.
21:28 CET // We are back in the Green Room with Lucy and Assi.
Denmark: Leonora – Love Is Forever
21:31 CET // Leonora’s postcard was filmed in Jerusalem with the Israeli National Ballet.
21:33 CET // Leonora gives a very sweet performance.
21:34 CET // Nothing changed about the staging.
Sweden: John Lundvik – Too Late For Love
21:36 CET // John’s postcard was filmed in Tel Aviv Port.
21:37 CET // John gived a polished performance, as we have come to expect.
21:39 CET // Big reaction for Sweden.
Austria: Paenda – Limits
21:40 CET // Paenda’s postcard was filmed at Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv.
21:41 CET // Paenda’s vocals are the perfect balance between fragile and powerful.
21:42 CET // The staging is the perfect example of how to stage a song with only one person on stage.
Croatia: Roko – The Dream
21:43 CET // Roko’s postcard was filmed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
21:44 CET // The song has returned to its original key.#
21:46 CET // Roko’s vocals are as impressive as ever.
Malta: Michela – Chameleon
21:47 CET // Michela’s postcard was filmed in Timna Park.
21:48 CET // The window prop is back in use now.
21:49 CET // Michela is confident on stage and is clearly having a good time there.
21:50 CET // Another colourful performance from Michela, that gets huge applause from the audience.
Lithuania: Jurij Veklenko – Run with the Lions
21:51 CET // Jurij’s postcard is filming on Habonim Beach in northern Israel.
21:53 CET // Jurij’s performance is the same as we have seen in all his rehearsals.
21:54 CET // Jurij sounded slightly off pitch during one of his falsetto runs.
21:55 CET // Bar is now in the Green Room and Lucy is talking to Leonora from Denmark.
21:56 CET // Bar is talking to John Lundvik from Sweden.
Russia: Sergey Lazarev – Scream
21:58 CET // Sergey’s postcard was filmed at the Tower of David in Jerusalem.
22:00 CET // A dramatic and polished from Russia. Sergey has not missed a note in any of his performances.
22:02 CET // One of the biggest reaction from the Press Centre so far.
Albania: Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
22:03 CET // Jonida’s postcard was filmed in the Banias Nature Reserve in the Golan Heights.
22:04 CET // Jonida has added extra earings and headpieces to her outfit.
22:05 CET // Jonida brings the intensity with a wind machine, pyrotechnics and strong vocals.
Norway: KEiiNO – Spirit in the Sky
22:06 CET // KEiiNO’s postcard was filmed in the Judean Desert.
22:07 CET // The three individual styles of the members of KEiiNO blend nicely into one.
22:09 CET // The graphics during Fred’s joik add to the traditional vibe of the song.
Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – Arcade
22:10 CET // Duncan’s postcard was filmed on Mount Arbel in the Lower Galilee region.
22:11 CET // The Press Centre has gone silent to listen to Duncan.
22:13 CET // Duncan’s vocals are spellbending. It’s easy to see why this is the favourite to win.
North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – Proud
22:14 CET // Tamara’s postcard was flimed in the Carmel Forest in northern Israel.
22:16 CET // Tamara gives some of the most technically perfect and emotional vocals in the competition.
22:18 CET // Big reaction in the Press Centre as well.
Azerbaijan: Chingiz – Truth
22:19 CET // Chingiz’s postcard was filmed in Gan HaShlosha National Park in eastern Israel.
22:20 CET // This song is the mood improver after two emotionally charged songs,
22:22 CET // Chingiz’s mugham adds an ethnic touch to a very modern song.
22:24 CET // The fake voting lines are now open.
22:31 CET // The interval act for the second semi-final is Shalva Band, one of the finalists in HaKokhav Haba, the Israeli Eurovision selection.
22:33 CET // Shalva are performing “A Million Dreams” from the film “The Greatest Showman”.
22:36 CET // Lior Suchard, a mentalist, is currently performing magic with the contestants in the Green Room.
22:41 CET // We are now getting a second recap.
22:46 CET // The fake voting has closed.
22:52 CET // The three pre-qualified countries that will vote in this semi-final will now perform. First up are S!sters from Germany.
22:56 CET // Next up is Mahmood from Italy.
23:01 CET // Finally, we have Michael Rice from the United Kingdom.
23:09 CET // We are watching a montage pf past Eurovision entries.
23:13 CET // A promo of Eurovision Choir is being shown on screen.
22:15 CET // S!sters, Mahmood and Michael Rice are currently being interviewed in the Green Room.
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