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First Semi-Final: 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final

14 May 2019 at 23:10 CEST
The 10 qualifiers of the first Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Andres Putting
That is it for the first Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel: we have the results! Ten countries have qualified for the Grand Final, which takes places this Saturday 18 May at Expo Tel Aviv.

The following ten countries have qualified for the Grand Final (in order of announcement):

  • Greece - Katerine Duska with Better Love
  • Belarus - ZENA with Like It
  • Serbia - Nevena Božović with Kruna
  • Cyprus - Tamta with Replay
  • Estonia - Victor Crone with Storm
  • Czech Republic - Lake Malawi with Friend Of A Friend
  • Australia - Kate Miller-Heidke with Zero Gravity
  • Iceland - Hatari with Hatrið mun sigra
  • San Marino - Serhat with Say Na Na Na
  • Slovenia - Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with Sebi

Seven countries - Montenegro, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Georgia, Portugal - didn't make it through from the first Semi-Final.

Watch again!

You can watch the entire show again on the Eurovision Song Contest's YouTube channel, or via the catch-up service of your national public broadcaster.

How the result was decided

The final result has been determined through a combination of jury and televotes. The televote took place tonight during the live broadcast of the show and the jury cast their vote while watching the second Dress Rehearsal that was held on Monday 13 May.

The 17 countries participating in the first Semi-Final, as well as France, Spain and Israel, could vote in the show. The ten finalists will participate in the Grand Final this Saturday alongside the ten countries who will qualify in the second Semi-Final this Thursday and the 6 pre-qualified countries, the ‘Big Five’ and host country Israel.

Which half of the Grand Final will tonight's qualifiers perform in?

At the press conference immediately after the first Semi-Final, tonight's qualifiers drew a starting position in either the first or the second half. Find out which half they drew here.

Will one of tonight's 10 qualifiers be crowned the Eurovision winner on Saturday night? Did your favourite make it through? Let us know in the comments!