Tonight Semi-Final Two of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place live from the Expo Tel Aviv in Israel.
Eighteen nations take to the stage tonight in Israel, all hoping to making it through to the Grand Final on Saturday night. The artists tonight are competing for the final ten places in the Grand Final, singers from Azerbaijan to Ireland will be singing for your votes.
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
Tonight there are a number of performers who will be taking to the stage as part of the interval. Shalva Band will be performing “Million Dreams”, they were invited by KAN to perform.
Former Eurovision winner Izhar Cohen will be performing, while mentalist Lior Suchard will be wowing the audience. Kutiman who appeared in the first Semi-Final will also return to the stage.
50% of the vote has already been decided heading into the show tonight. Last night saw the juries from each of the competing nations plus Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom voted. Viewers in all eighteen competing nations, plus the three previously named countries will all be able to vote as well.
Only ten of the eighteen countries will qualify for the Grand Final. These ten nations will be revealed in a random order. The exact placing of the songs will not be revealed until after the Grand Final.
Two of the artists competing tonight are returning to the Eurovision Song Contest. Sergey Lazarev from Russia finished third at the contest in 2016. While Tamara Todevska has competed as both a lead singer and a backing singer for North Macedonia four times.
Norway are competing with a song that is performed partially in Sapmi. Sapmi was last performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 when Sverre Kjelsberg & Mattis Hætta represented Norway.
Moldova’s staging features Kseniya Simonova. Kseniya is a world famous sand artist who previously performed at the Eurovision Song Contest as part of the Ukrainian entry in 2011. Recently she competed in America’s Got Talent: The Champions and finished third in the final.