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Stage and Technical stuff Photo: Thomas Hanses

TONIGHT: The first Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

Acts from 18 countries will give the performance of a lifetime to impress millions of viewers, hoping to earn one of the 10 slots in Saturday's Grand Final.

Where to watch?

You can watch the show live on TV in all participating countries or follow the stream — without commentary — right here on Eurovision.tv

Please be advised that due to rights technicalities, unfortunately the EBU is unable to live stream in the United States, Canada and Brazil. As a consequence it is necessary to geoblock the live streams of the shows in these territories. We are continually trying to resolve these rights issues in order to enable fans from around the world — and we know there are many — to watch the live stream.

Viewers in the United States can watch the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest live on Logo TV and on the YouTube channel of Logo.

Who can vote — and how?

Viewers from the 18 countries participating in the first Semi-Final, as well as from Italy, United Kingdom and Spain, can vote. Voting has never been easier and is more fun via the official app!

If you're more old school and like to keep track of your favourites on paper you can download the Eurovision.tv score card!

Raise your voice!

Don't forget to use the hashtags #ESC2017, #Eurovision, #CelebrateDiversity and #12points before, during and after the show!

The official emojis for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
The official emojis for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. © EBU

Don't forget to check out our extensive backstage coverage — stories,  quotes, exclusive photo galleries and videos.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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