Seventeen songs will participate in the Second Semi-Final, and professional juries in each of the participating countries, as well as in France, Germany and Spain will be voting on tonight's dress rehearsal. They will account for 50% of the overall total.
Each jury will be comprised of five members, (including a chairperson) who will be the same jurors who will also be voting in the Final. They will monitored by an independent notary in each country. The jury consists of a variety of members in terms of age, gender, and background. They are all citizens of the country they are representing.
None of the jury members are connected with any of the participating songs or artists, in order that they can vote independently. All jury members have made signed declarations stating that they will vote independently.
The names of the jury members should be revealed by the broadcasters during the Final.
Each jury member will rank all the songs in the show By judging each song, each jury member will focus on the vocal capability of the artists, the performance on stage, the composition and originality of the song, and the overall impression by the act.
The EBU's televoting partner Digame will merge the points given by the jury and the televoters tomorrow night per individual country. If there is a tie between two or more songs between jury votes and televotes, then the song gaining the most televotes will be ranked higher.
Latvia: Here We Go by PeR
San Marino: Crisalide (Vola) by Valentina Monetta
FYR Macedonia: Pred Da Se Razdeni by Esma and Lozano
Azerbaijan: Hold Me by Farid Mammadov
Finland: Marry Me by Krista Siegfrids
Malta: Tomorrow by Gianluca
Bulgaria: Samo Shampioni by Elitsa & Stoyan
Iceland: Ég Á Líf by Eyþór Ingi
Greece: Alcohol Is Free by Koza Mostra featuring Agathon Iakovidis
Israel: Rak Bishvilo by Moran Mazor
Armenia: Lonely Planet by Dorians
Hungary: Kedvesem by ByeAlex
Norway: I Feed You My Love by Margaret Berger
Albania: Identitet by Adrain Luljuraj & Bledar Sejko
Georgia: Waterfall by Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani
Switzerland: You And Me by Takasa
Romania: It's My Life by Cezar
Have a look at our galleries from both backstage and onstage at the first rehearsal earlier this evening.
The live show of the Second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 will take place on Thursday 16th of May at 21:00 CET and will broadcast live on Eurovision.tv.