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.
|04||Switzerland||Luca Hänni||She Got Me|
|06||Romania||Ester Peony||On A Sunday|
|07||Denmark||Leonora||Love Is Forever|
|08||Sweden||John Lundvik||Too Late For Love|
|10||Croatia||Roko Blazevic||The Dream|
|12||Lithuania||Jurijus||Run with the lions|
|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|
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: