As with the First Semi-Final, hosts Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw opened, with the audience spontaneously chanting Petra's name in a warm show of appreciation. Petra and Måns' opening number, The Story of the Eurovision Song Contest, took viewers on a musical journey providing them with a humorous lesson on the history of the show.
Ukraine won the televote ahead of Australia, which won the Second Semi-Final overall. FYR Macedonia narrowly missed out on a place in the Grand Final, after Kaliopi, who represented her country in 2012, finished in 11th place. Ireland failed to qualify for the third year in a row despite being represented by one of the biggest names in the country, Nicky Byrne. Bulgaria qualified for the second time after a strong performance from Poli Genova who also participated in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
The ten qualifiers from the Second Semi-Final: