Eurovision 2023: The First Semi-Final Qualifiers09 May 2023 at 23:08 CEST
During a TikTok live on the official Eurovision Song Contest account, before the start of the Press Conference following the Live Show, each qualifying country’s act randomly drew the half of the running order that they will perform in during the Grand Final.
Eurovision Song Contest 2023: First Semi-Final Qualifiers:
(Acts are listed in order of their announcement)
🇭🇷 Croatia | Let 3 - Mama ŠČ! (Second Half)
🇲🇩 Moldova | Pasha Parfeni - Soarele şi Luna (Second Half)
🇨🇭 Switzerland | Remo Forrer - Watergun (First Half)
🇫🇮 Finland | Käärijä - Cha Cha Cha (First Half)
🇨🇿 Czechia | Vesna - My Sister's Crown (Second Half)
🇮🇱 Israel | Noa Kirel - Unicorn (Second Half)
🇵🇹 Portugal | Mimicat - Ai Coração (First Half)
🇸🇪 Sweden | Loreen - Tattoo (First Half)
🇷🇸 Serbia | Luke Black - Samo Mi Se Spava (First Half)
🇳🇴 Norway | Alessandra - Queen of Kings (Second Half)
And, of course, with all the celebrations comes a little heartbreak too… the five acts that did not qualify this evening are (in order of performance):
🇲🇹 Malta | The Busker - Dance (Our Own Party)
🇱🇻 Latvia | Sudden Lights - Aijā
🇮🇪 Ireland | Wild Youth - We Are One
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan | TuralTuranX - Tell Me More
🇳🇱 Netherlands | Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper - Burning Daylight
All of the artists this evening, regardless of if they qualified or not, put their hearts and souls into their time on the Eurovision stage, and are worthy of applause! Keep supporting your favourite acts throughout their careers by following them on their social media channels!
If you missed the First Semi-Final you can catch it on our YouTube channel (if available in your region) or via the catch-up service of your national broadcaster.
How the result was decided
The Semi-Final result was determined through televotes. The televote took place during the live broadcast of the show. The 15 participating countries, as well as France, Germany and Italy, were voting in this Semi Final.
The 10 successful qualifiers will join the qualifiers from the Second Semi-Final (on Thursday 11 May), as well as the Big Five plus reigning Contest champions Ukraine, in the Grand Final on Saturday 13 May.
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