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We have our first ten finalists

20 May 2015 at 00:59 CEST
Semi-Final One Winners on stage
Tonight in the first show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast live from the Wiener Stadthalle, 16 countries took part in the first Semi-final in order to qualify for the 10 places available in Saturday's final. We now have our ten qualifiers, and these are as follows, in the order they were announced.
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Russia
  • Romania
  • Hungary
  • Greece
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Serbia
  • Belgium

The ten winners will shortly have a press conference where they will also draw their position to be in either the first or second half of the Grand Final.

Gallery: First Semi-Final - Winners on stage (1) Gallery: First Semi-Final - Winners on stage (2)

16 acts were competing in the first Semi-Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in order of appearance were:

The first Semi-Final Contenders

  1. Moldova: I Want Your Love sung by Eduard Romanyuta
  2. Armenia: Face The Shadow sung by Genealogy
  3. Belgium: Rhythm Inside sung by Loïc Nottet 
  4. Netherlands: Walk Along sung by Trijntje Oosterhuis
  5. Finland: Aina Mun Pitää sung by Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
  6. Greece: One Last Breath sung by Maria-Elena Kyriakou
  7. Estonia: Goodbye To Yesterday sung by Elina Born & Stig Rästa 
  8. F.Y.R. Macedonia: Autumn Leaves sung by Daniel Kajmakoski
  9. Serbia: Beauty Never Lies sung by Bojana Stamenov
  10. Hungary: Wars For Nothing sung by Boggie
  11. Belarus: Time sung by Uzari&Maimuna
  12. Russia: A Million Voices sung by Polina Gagarina
  13. Denmark: The Way You Are sung by Anti Social Media
  14. Albania: I'm Alive sung by Elhaida Dani
  15. Romania: De La Capat/ All Over Again sung by Voltaj
  16. Georgia: Warrior sung by Nina Sublatti
Gallery: First Semi-Final: Live Part 1 Gallery: First Semi-Final Live: Part 2 Gallery: First Semi-Final: Live Part 3

First Semi-Final concludes

The first ten finalists (beside those already known, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Australia), will take part in the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place on Saturday the 23rd of May. Another ten finalists will be chosen in the second Semi-Final on 21st of May.

The result was determined by way of a 50/50 split between national expert juries and televoting. The combined scores created the final outcome. In yesterday's Jury Final, the expert juries already determined their votes for the first Semi-Final by watching the live performances. Televoting took place tonight during the live show.

If you missed the show, you can still watch it here.

16 Songs: 20 countries voted

Sixteen songs have participated in the First Semi-Final, and professional juries and viewers in each of the participating countries, as well as in Spain, Austria, France and Australia voted tonight.