Everything you need to know about Semi Final 2 of Eurovision 2019

Green Room First Semi-Final 2019 — Photo by: Thomas Hanses

Tonight we will find out who will be the remaining ten finalists in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. In this article you will find everything you need to know about the second semi final in Tel Aviv.

The show starts at 21:00 CET and will be presented by four hosts: Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub. 18 countries will take to the stage in Israel, but only ten will qualify for Saturday’s Grand Final. The others will see their Eurovision dream come to an end tonight. The United Kingdom, Germany and Italy also broadcast and vote along in this show.

Sergey Lazarev returns to Eurovision

The biggest star to take part at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is Sergey Lazarev from Russia. He reached the third place in 2016 and is now aiming for gold. He is facing tough competition though, in the grand final ánd the show of tonight. From bookmakers’ favourite Duncan Laurence (The Netherlands) and John Lundvik, who is chasing the 7th victory in history for Sweden.

Get a sneak peek of the show at ESCDaily

Over the last week, we were in Tel Aviv following all rehearsals for you. We can provide you with a sneak preview of the show in three articles. You can find an in-depth description of all performances from semi final 2 HERE. If you want to know more about the over-all look of the show, the interval acts, the presenters et cetera, check out this liveblog of the Wednesday afternoon dress rehearsal. You can also read back in our vocal assessment article how the jury show went. Juries have already given out 50% of the votes last night based on the performances of that show, last night.

Where you can watch the Second Semi Final of Eurovision 2019

If you live in one of the 41 participating countries you can watch on television via your national public broadcaster. You can also watch the show (without commentary and voting details) via the official Eurovision YouTube channel. Beware: due to rights limitations, the YouTube live stream is not available in the United States, Canada, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Don’t forget to go to ESCDaily’s Facebook page right after the show for a live interactive analysis!

How you can vote in Eurovision 2019

Is your country taking part in the tonight’s second semi final or are you living in the United Kingdom, Italy or Germany? Then you will be able to vote for your favourites. Once all songs have been performed, the voting window will be open for 15 minutes. Voting is possible via the official Eurovision app, by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen.

Contestants second semi final Eurovision 2019

In case you don’t know the names and songs yet, here is the full overview of tonights list of contestants.

# Country Artist(s) Song
01 Armenia Srbuk Walking Out
02 Ireland Sarah McTernan 22
03 Moldova Anna Odobescu Stay
04 Switzerland Luca Hänni She Got Me
05 Latvia Carousel That Night
06 Romania Ester Peony On A Sunday
07 Denmark Leonora Love Is Forever
08 Sweden John Lundvik Too Late For Love
09 Austria Paenda Limits
10 Croatia Roko Blazevic The Dream
11 Malta Michela Pace Chameleon
12 Lithuania Jurijus Run with the lions
13 Russia Sergey Lazarev Scream
14 Albania Jonida Maliqi Ktheju Tokës
15 Norway KEiiNO Spirit In The Sky
16 The Netherlands Duncan Laurence Arcade
17 North Macedonia Tamara Todevska Proud
18 Azerbaijan Chingiz Mustafayev Truth

Top stories of this semi final

With the entire top of the bookmakers in the same show, the second semi final is bound to be a spectacle. Some really professional artists take the stage tonight and there are also a lot of songs with a meaning and artists that have a story to tell.

Below you can find an overview of all the important stories in this second semi final:

1 Comment

  1. Dear ESC Daily
    May I wish all the countries in tonight’s second pre-qualifier of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel all the best of luck!

    Yours Truly

    David James Toft
    United Kingdom

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