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This is what to expect in the second Semi-Final of Eurovision 2019

16 May 2019 at 00:01 CEST
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With the conclusion of the first Semi-Final and the first 10 countries successfully through to Saturday night's Grand Final, attention turns to the 18 hopeful nations competing in tomorrow's second Semi-Final. Also featured in tonight's show are special guest appearances from Shalva Band and Lior Suchard.

The second Semi-Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest is brought to you by the European Broadcasting Union and Israeli public broadcasting corporation KAN. The show will be hosted by Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub.

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Tonight's 18 competing acts

Tonight's second Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will see the 10 countries with the highest points qualify for the Grand Final which is set to take place this Saturday.

Tonight's acts are:

  1. Armenia - Srbuk with Walking Out
  2. Ireland - Sarah McTernan with 22
  3. Moldova - Anna Odobescu with Stay
  4. Switzerland - Luca Hänni with She Got Me
  5. Latvia - Carousel with That Night
  6. Romania - Ester Peony with On A Sunday.
  7. Denmark - Leonora with Love Is Forever
  8. Sweden - John Lundvik with Too Late For Love
  9. Austria - PÆNDA with Limits
  10. Croatia - Roko with The Dream
  11. Malta - Michela with Chameleon
  12. Lithuania - Jurij Veklenko with Run With The Lions
  13. Russia - Sergey Lazarev with Scream
  14. Albania - Jonida Maliqi with Ktheju tokës
  15. Norway - KEiiNO with Spirit In The Sky
  16. The Netherlands - Duncan Laurence with Arcade
  17. North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska with Proud
  18. Azerbaijan - Chingiz with Truth

Can't wait to hear the music? Download or stream your favourite Eurovision 2019 songs here.

You can vote for your favourite songs if you are in one of the 18 participating countries, the United Kingdom, Italy or Germany. Voting lines open as soon as the hosts announce it.

The interval act

The interval act will feature one of Israel's most popular music acts, Shalva Band. They'll be performing A Million Dreams.

The Shalva Band is comprised of eight talented musicians with disabilities. They have been invited to perform at many cultural venues and dignitary events throughout the year, inspiring crowds with their musical repertoire and charm. Shalva is the Israeli Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and the band is one of Shalva’s most celebrated inclusion programs.

They were in the running to represent Israel at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest and now they’ve been invited to perform as special guests in tonight’s show. With the band’s growing popularity in Israel, the Shalva Band regularly performs with celebrity artists. In addition to being a delightful and inspiring musical experience, the band’s performances shatter attitudinal barriers.

Also making a special guest appearance tonight is Lior Suchard, an Israeli mentalist and self-described 'mystifier' who performs 'supernatural entertainment'.

Shining a light on 3 pre-qualified finalists

The 3 pre-qualified finalists for Saturday's Grand Final that also vote in the second Semi-Final — Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom — will also make a special appearance in tonight's show.

While the voting lines are open, participants S!sters, Mahmood and Michael Rice will be interviewed and clips of their dress rehearsal performances are shown so viewers can get to know the artists and their songs.

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Juries have already cast their vote!

Yesterday, during the Jury Show, the international juries from the 18 participating countries along with Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom (3 of the 6 pre-qualified finalists) cast their vote. This vote counts for 50% of tonight's result.

READ MORE: Find out more about the juries and how they vote here.

Follow #Eurovision on social media, download the app, grab a drink, get some snacks and tune in for the second Semi-Final tonight at 21:00 CEST. Enjoy!

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