First Semi-Final 2021: The Qualifiers18 May 2021 at 23:03 CEST
Eurovision Song Contest 2021, First Semi-Final Qualifiers:
And, of course, with all the joy comes a little heartbreak too… the 6 acts that did not qualify are:
...though they won’t join us on stage this Saturday, they will remain in our hearts (and playlists) for all eternity.
Join us on the Live Blog as acts find out which half they're in!
Join us over on the Live Blog where we’ll be following the Press Conference as it happens, to discover which half of the Grand Final the successful acts will perform in.
How the result was decided
The Semi-Final result was 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 17 May.
Tonight’s 16 participating countries as well as Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, were voting in this Semi Final.
The 10 successful qualifiers will join the Big Five along with the Netherlands in the Grand Final on Saturday 22 May.