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Tonight: The First Semi-Final!

10 May 2011 at 23:57 CEST

Judith Rakers, Anke Engelke and Stefan Raab will present the First Semi-Final tonight, to be broadcast live from the Düsseldorf Arena starting from 21:00 CET.

This is the line-up of the First Semi-Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest:

  1. Poland: Magdalena Tul - Jestem
  2. Norway: Stella Mwangi - Haba Haba
  3. Albania: Aurela Gaçe - Feel The Passion
  4. Armenia: Emmy - Boom Boom
  5. Turkey: Yüksek Sadakat - Live It Up
  6. Serbia: Nina - Čaroban
  7. Russia: Alexej Vorobjov - Get You
  8. Switzerland: Anna Rossinelli - In Love For A While
  9. Georgia: Eldrine - One More Day
  10. Finland: Paradise Oskar - Da Da Dam
  11. Malta: Glen Vella - One Life
  12. San Marino: Senit - Stand By
  13. Croatia: Daria - Celebrate
  14. Iceland: Sjonni's Friends - Coming Home
  15. Hungary: Kati Wolf - What About My Dreams?
  16. Portugal: Homens Da Luta - Luta É Alegria
  17. Lithuania: Evelina Sašenko - C'est Ma Vie
  18. Azerbaijan: Ell/Nikki - Running Scared
  19. Greece: Loucas Yiorkas feat. Stereo Mike - Watch My Dance

You can find more information about tonight's participants on our Event Page for the First Semi-Final.

Out of the 19 entries, 10 will go forward to the Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest due to a 50/50 decision of televoting and national expert juries, the results of which will be added up for each respective country.

The expert juries have voted already yesterday during the Second Dress Rehearsal, based on the live performances of the participating artists, but the results have not been disclosed yet. The televoting will take place during the live show, starting from the beginning of the Semi-Final.

TV viewers from the 19 participating countries as well as those from the United Kingdom and Spain will have the opportunity to take part in the televoting, with the numbers and details being announced in the live broadcast of the public broadcaster in each country.

After the voting results have been collected, they are centrally added up, and the countries qualifying for the Final will be announced in random order by opening virtual envelopes.

While Europe is voting, the TV viewers will be treated by a performance by the Cold Steel Drummers. Read more about the interval acts in our featured article.

Watch the First Semi-Final live online on's own ESCTV player! Be sure to try out its new feature Live Pause And Rewind (DVR), too. It allows you to enjoy parts of the show again by rewinding the webcast to any desired position within 30 minutes and go on watching the live webstream whenever the part you wanted to see again is over. Of course, the whole First Semi-Final will be available on-demand when it has finished.

You can already check out our photo gallery featuring impressions from the dress rehearsals:

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