The countdown to another LIVE show continues and the excitement at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria is rising as there are just some hours left until the second Semi-Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest begins. Don’t forget that you can watch the show live, here on Eurovision.tv or on our YouTube channel! But before the moment we've all been waiting for finally comes, join us follow our live updates and share your opinion below.
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- LITHUANIA: This Time sung by Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila
- IRELAND: Playing With Numbers sung by Molly Sterling
- SAN MARINO: Chain Of Lights sung by Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola
- MONTENEGRO: Adio sung by Knez
- MALTA: Warrior sung by Amber
- NORWAY: A Monster Like Me sung by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
- PORTUGAL: Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa sung by Leonor Andrade
- CZECH REPUBLIC: Hope Never Dies sung by Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta
- ISREAL: Golden Boy sung by Nadav Guedj
- LATVIA: Love Injected sung by Aminata
- AZERBAIJAN: Hour Of The Wolf sung by Elnur Huseynov
- ICELAND: Unbroken sung by Maria Olafs
- SWEDEN: Heroes sung by Måns Zelmerlöw
- SWITZERLAND: Time To Shine sung by Mélanie René
- CYPRUS: One Thing I Should Have Done sung by John Karayiannis
- SLOVENIA: Here For You sung by Maraaya
- POLAND: In The Name Of Love sung by Monika Kuszyńska
@13:00 Do you know all the songs from countries taking part in the second Semi-Final already? Curious about their performances? Well, here you can see them all. But don't forget these are just the rehearsal videos.
@13:02 Tonight 17 countries will compete for 10 places in the Grand Final. The broadcast will be hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer who are eager to welcome the millions of viewers to Vienna for another great show - together with Conchita Wurst, the last year's Eurovision Song Contest winner, who id a host from the Green Room.
@13:35 „I’m so happy and proud. This is my baby and I finally delivered it. Ist just something really special to me. There are many stars involved in this project. I created it with a selfish perspective, just to please myself. I wanted different style from ballads to up-tempo songs. My life is musical and that’s what i wanted," Conchita said at her Press conference. She was awarded for having a platinum album by Sony records.Gallery: Conchita's press conference
@13:42 „My life changed in every way you can imagine and this is something that I treasure and that I appriciate very thankfully. I’m working really hard to be able to live this kind of live till the rest of my life. This is just an artistic freedom I’m experiencing and that enjoy," she added.
@13:47 „It just happened. I didn’t do it on purpose. But I’ve heard you have to get rid of your family name if you want to win an Oscar,“ Conchita explained why she is using her first stage name only now.
@14:01 In the meantime, let's talk about 'Building Bridges' for a change. In case you are wondering what were Måns from Sweden and Elnur from Azerbaijan doing together on Tuesday night, here's an answer.Gallery: Second Semi-Final: Backstage
@15:09 Conchita Wurst just held a press conference today at the Wiener Stadthalle. She talked about her new projects, her book, her album and how it is hosting the Green Room at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest!
@15:14 It seems like many artists like this year's motto: Building Bridges. How does "Your Love" sound in Azerbaijani language? And what about Irish? Spanish? Estonian? Aminama from Latvia was looking for an answer and here's what she found out.
@15:27 More content from the backstage: "I was crying like a baby," Maria Elena Kyriakou from Greece, one of our first ten qualifiers told Eurovision.tv "The next day, I slept the whole day because I lost a lot of energy."
@16:27 Let's go to the backstage area again. "I don't even feel stressed right now. This is like a morning walk to me. I'll go up, I walk to the stage, everything's great," John Karayiannis from Cyprus told Eurovision.tv.
@16:39 In case you didn't notice, this year we have a special quiz for all the Eurovision fans out there. It is the 60th Eurovision Song Contest after all. If you've missed this one, no worries, more questions coming up!
@17:15 They have a catchy song this year! "I slept seven hours last night. Today, we decided to play a game," Marjetka told Eurovision.tv after the last rehearsal in the Wiener Stadthalle. "Everything's like a game. So, let's play it with some positive energy," Raay added.
@17:44 Monika and Vaidas from Lithuania are first to perform tonight. Some see it as a disadvantage, but not they don't. "It's an honour to open the second semi-final actually. We still have to try really hard to prove that a small country like Lithuania can kick some butt," the Lithuanian contestants told Eurovision.tv.
@17:59 Here's something completely different. A photo story we would like to share with all the Eurovision fans, especially those who support Marta and Václav from Czech Republic. We tried to find out how do they feel on stage, or what if they qualify or not... and they answered but without using any words.
@18:10 You should definitely check this video out! Instead of just watching tonight's show, you could also dance, for example during the performance of a Golden Boy song from Israel. This is how you should do it! Europe and Australia start rehearsing now.
@18:22 17 songs will participate in the second Semi-Final tonight, and professional juries in each of the participating countries, as well as in Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Australia, have voted already during the 'Jury' show on Wednesday. They account for 50% of the overall total.Gallery: Second Semi-Final: Backstage 2