We are watching the second Eurovision Song Contest semifinal. Join us!
Two days ago ten countries joined Sweden and the BIG 5 in the Grand final and tonight another 10 countries will join them. 18 countries will compete for 10 open places. You can find the list below. I will add the videos of all the performances once they are available on Eurovision’s YouTube channel.
Here is the explanation of the voting process from Eurovision’s official website:
18 Songs: 21 Televoting countries
Eighteen songs will participate in the first Semi-Final, and professional juries in each of the participating countries, as well as in Sweden, France and Spain, voted on yesterday’s dress rehearsal. They accounted for 50% of the overall total.
Tonight the remaining 50% of the votes will be decided by the public televote in the same 21 countries. These votes will be added to those of the juries to determine the ten countries that will qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday the 14th of May.
The semifinal starts at 9pm CEST, 3pm EDT, 12pm PDT
You can watch the event through your local EBU member European broadcaster, LOGO TV in the USA or SBS in Australia. Beware of the local commentary, though! You can also watch the live stream on the official Eurovision website or on YouTube (click the links above).
What is Eurovision? (Semi-Final 2 Opening Act 2016 Eurovision Song Contest)
- Latvia: Heartbeat sung bu Justs
- Poland: Color Of Your Life sung by Micha? Szpak
- Switzerland: The Last Of Our Kind sung by Rykka
- Israel: Made Of Stars sung by Hovi Star
- Belarus: Help You Fly sung by IVAN
- Serbia: Goodbye (Shelter) sung by Sanja Vu?i? ZAA
- Ireland: Sunlight sung by Nicky Byrne
- FYR Macedonia: Dona sung by Kaliopi
- Lithuania: I’ve Been Waiting For This Night sung by Donny Montell
- Australia: Sound Of Silence sung by Dami Im
- Slovenia: Blue And Red sung by ManuElla
- Bulgaria: If Love Was A Crime sung by Poli Genova
- Denmark: Soldiers Of Love sung by Lighthouse X
- Ukraine: 1944 sung by Jamala
- Norway: Icebreaker sung by Agnete
- Georgia: Midnight Gold sung by Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz
- Albania: Fairytale sung by Eneda Tarifa
- Belgium: What’s The Pressure sung by Laura Tesoro
The Results – 10 countries moving on to Saturday’s final:
Francesca Michielin – No Degree Of Separation (Italy) Live at Semi-Final 2
Joe & Jake – You’re Not Alone (United Kingdom) Live at Semi – Final 2
Jamie-Lee – Ghost (Germany) Live at Semi-Final 2