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Second Semi-Final: Last 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final

16 May 2019 at 23:12 CEST
The 10 qualifiers of the second Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Andres Putting
The second Semi-Final is complete and we have our last 10 qualifiers for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final which takes places this Saturday 18 May at Expo Tel Aviv. They join the 6 pre-qualified finalists and the 10 countries that made it through the first Semi-Final on Tuesday 14 May.

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

  • North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska with Proud
  • The Netherlands - Duncan Laurence with Arcade
  • Albania - Jonida Maliqi with Ktheju tokës
  • Sweden - John Lundvik with Too Late For Love
  • Russia - Sergey Lazarev with Scream
  • Azerbaijan - Chingiz with Truth
  • Denmark - Leonora with Love Is Forever
  • Norway - KEiiNO with Spirit In The Sky
  • Switzerland - Luca Hänni with She Got Me
  • Malta - Michela with Chameleon

Eight countries - Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Latvia, Romania, Austria, Croatia and Lithuania - didn't make it past the second 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 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 held on Wednesday 15 May.

The 18 countries participating in the second Semi-Final, as well as Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, could vote in the show. The ten finalists will participate in the Grand Final this Saturday alongside the ten countries who qualified from the first Semi-Final on Tuesday 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 second Semi-Final, tonight's qualifiers drew a starting position in either the first or the second half of Saturday's Grand Final. Find out which half the qualifiers drew below and stay tuned for the running order later this night.

First half

  • North Macedonia
  • The Netherlands
  • Albania
  • Sweden
  • Russia
  • Denmark
  • Malta

Second half

  • Azerbaijan
  • Norway
  • Switzerland

Now we know all 26 finalists! Who do you think will win Eurovision 2019? Let us know in the comments!