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We know all the finalists now
We know all the finalists now
Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

Countdown to Second Semi-Final!

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 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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The Contenders

  1. LITHUANIA: This Time sung by Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila
  2. IRELAND: Playing With Numbers sung by Molly Sterling
  3. SAN MARINO: Chain Of Lights sung by Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola
  4. MONTENEGRO: Adio sung by Knez
  5. MALTA: Warrior sung by Amber
  6. NORWAY: A Monster Like Me sung by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
  7. PORTUGAL: Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa sung by Leonor Andrade
  8. CZECH REPUBLIC: Hope Never Dies sung by Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta
  9. ISREAL: Golden Boy sung by Nadav Guedj
  10. LATVIA: Love Injected sung by Aminata
  11. AZERBAIJAN: Hour Of The Wolf sung by Elnur Huseynov
  12. ICELAND: Unbroken sung by Maria Olafs
  13. SWEDEN: Heroes sung by Måns Zelmerlöw
  14. SWITZERLAND: Time To Shine sung by Mélanie René
  15. CYPRUS: One Thing I Should Have Done sung by John Karayiannis
  16. SLOVENIA: Here For You sung by Maraaya
  17. 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.

@13:20 Tonight is the night, Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden said on his Instagram profile this morning.

@13:29 At 15:00 CET there will be another Dress Rehearsal of the second Semi-Final. You can find all the details about tonight's show in one of our live stories.

@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.

@14:14 Getting ready for tonight's show? Where and how you are going to watch it? Who would you like to qualify for the Final? Let us know. You can share your opinion below.

Gallery: Second Semi-Final: Backstage

@14:22 The last rehearsal is coming up at 15:00 CET. It's getting quite busy in the backstage. Check it out yourself.

@14:30 Let's have a walk from the backstage area to the Eurovision stage. A red carpet is there to keep you 'on the right track'.

@14:41 "It's a big day and I feel really excited," Amber from Malta told in the backstage, while getting ready for the last rehearsal.

@14:50 Ten minutes until the last rehearsal before tonight's show. The Wiener Stadthalle is already full of Eurovision fans. Stay tuned for more details.

@15:00 Last chance to make all the performances perfect. Make-up is as much important as everything else in the show.

@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 "The next day, I slept the whole day because I lost a lot of energy."

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@15:35 Let's have a look at the Eurovision betting odds for the second Semi-Final. Who is your favourite tonight?

@15:59 For the first time, all the Eurovision Song Contest shows are broadcasted LIVE on Youtube too.

@16:07 These are the official hashtags we will be using during tonight's show! In case you want to share some thoughts about your favourite you can already start using them.

@16:13 Monika from Lithuania is getting ready for tonight's show. She has a her outfit on. Shoes are there too. Now it's time to get some make-up.

@16:19 If you've missed today's Conchita press conference in the Wiener Stadthalle, we have it on our YouTube channel. Check it out as it was very emotional but also quite entertaining.

@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

@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!

@16:52 Four hours left until the second Semi-Final! This is how it will look like a minute before the show begins!

@17:07 Somethings to be proud! 12 points for the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

@17:15 They have a catchy song this year! "I slept seven hours last night. Today, we decided to play a game," Marjetka told after the last rehearsal in the Wiener Stadthalle. "Everything's like a game. So, let's play it with some positive energy," Raay added.

@17:24 You have noticed these flying 'balls' during the first Semi-Final? They make the Eurovision stage look really amazing.

@17:27 For all the 'newbies' out there and others who don't really know what happens with their votes!

@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

@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

@18:41 More photo from the backstage: Poland, Latvia, Switzerland.

@19:01 Lights check, wind machines check... pyros check!

@19:30 Dear Eurovision fans in Europe, Australia, Middle East and Asia... we are about to end this live story and start a new one focused on the upcoming show. Stay tuned!