The live stream of the Eurovision Song Contest returns to YouTube once again this year with 3 live shows to enjoy. Here is all you need to know ahead of the first Semi-Final. Tune in live at 21:00 CEST!
Tonight, the first Semi-Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest will come to you live from Expo Tel Aviv in Israel. It will be presented by Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub.
The 3 live shows will be broadcast on our official YouTube Channel.
Who are participating?
Of the 41 countries participating in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, 17 will take the stage for the first time tonight. They are:
Cyprus - Tamta with Replay
Montenegro - D mol with Heaven
Finland - Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman with Look Away
Poland - Tulia with Fire of Love (Pali się)
Slovenia - Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with Sebi
Czech Republic - Lake Malawi with Friend Of A Friend
Hungary - Joci Pápa with Az Én Apám
Belarus - ZENA with Like It
Serbia - Nevena Božović with Kruna
Belgium - Eliot with Wake Up
Georgia - Oto Nemsadze with Keep On Going
Australia - Kate Miller-Heidke with Zero Gravity
Iceland - Hatari with Hatrið mun sigra
Estonia - Victor Crone with Storm
Portugal - Conan Osiris with Telemóveis
Greece - Katerine Duska with Better Love
San Marino - Serhat with Say Na Na Na
READ MORE: The participants of the first Semi-Final
Where to watch
Tune in to your country's national public broadcaster on tv or watch their live stream to enjoy your national commentary and on-screen voting numbers. Note that live stream links have been provided by the participating broadcasters. Live streams may be geo-restricted to the respective territory.
* Due to rights limitations, the YouTube live stream is not available in Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Behind the scenes
During the show, use #Eurovision and #DareToDream on your favourite social media channel. You can follow the official Eurovision channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and for exclusive material from behind the scenes.
How to vote
Tonight's first Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will see 10 countries with the highest points totals qualify for the Grand Final, set to take place this Saturday.
You can vote for your favourite songs if you are in one of the 17 participating countries, Israel, Spain or France. You can vote up to twenty times, but you cannot vote for the country you are voting from. Televotes make up 50% of the result.
DOWNLOAD: The official Eurovision app for second screen info, easy voting, selfie layers and more!
Yesterday, during the second dress rehearsal or Jury Show, juries from the 17 participating countries along with France, Spain and Israel (3 of the 6 pre-qualified finalists) casted their vote. Those votes counts for 50% of the tonight's result — for the first Semi-Final.
Voting will start as soon as the hosts announce that the lines are open.