The Grand Final Line Up Is Complete! Eurovision Song Contest Second Semi-Final

A further 10 acts have confirmed their place in the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final line-up this evening by qualifying from the second Semi-Final.

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After the crowd in Kyiv were treated to 18 more exhilarating performances, and even a marriage proposal, it was announced that the following countries will join the Big Five, Ukraine, and the first Semi-Final’s successfully qualified countries (listed in alphabetical order):

Austria: Nathan Trent – Running On Air
Belarus: Naviband – Story of My Life
Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess
Croatia: Jacques Houdek – My Friend
Denmark: Anja – Where I Am
Hungary: Joci Pápai – Origo
Israel: IMRI – I Feel Alive 
The Netherlands: OG3NE – Lights and Shadows
Norway: JOWST – Grab The Moment
Romania: Ilinca ft. Alex Florea – Yodel It!

Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov is this year’s youngest competitor and the first ever to have been born in the 21st Century. OG3NE, representing The Netherlands, are sisters and their song was written by their father.

These 10 finalists will take part in a press conference later this evening, where it will be revealed whether they perform in the first or the second half of the Grand Final through a draw.

Sadly, the Eurovision journey ends for eight countries as they did not qualify for the Final. In alphabetical order, the acts who did not make it through were:

  1. Estonia: Koit Toome & Laura – Verona
  2. F. Y. R. Macedonia: Jana Burčeska – Dance Alone
  3. Ireland: Brendan Murray – Dying to Try 
  4. Lithuania: Fusedmarc – Rain of Revolution
  5. Malta: Claudia Faniello – Breathlessly
  6. San Marino: Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson – Spirit of the Night
  7. Serbia: Tijana Bogićević – In Too Deep
  8. Switzerland: Timebelle – Apollo

F.Y.R. Macedonia’s singer Jana was proposed to live in the green room by her fiancé as the votes were being counted, and she said yes. She had earlier in the show revealed that she is pregnant.

Countries were awarded scores based on points awarded by national Expert Juries and televoting. These points were then combined to reveal an overall score for each act that determined the final outcome.

The Expert Juries voted last night on yesterday’s Semi-Final 2 Jury Show; a non-broadcast, live feed of the performances in a dry-run. Televoting took place tonight during the transmission of the live show.

The line-up for the Grand Final is:

Pre-Qualified
France: Alma – Requiem
Germany: Levina – Perfect Life
Italy: Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma
Spain: Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover
United Kingdom: Lucie Jones – Never Give Up On You
Ukraine: O. Torvald – Time

Semi Final 1 
Armenia: Artsvik – Fly With Me
Australia: Isaiah – Don’t Come Easy
Azerbaijan: Dihaj – Skeletons
Belgium: Blanche – City Lights
Cyprus: Hovig – Gravity
Greece: Demy – This Is Love
Moldova: Sunstroke Project – Hey, Mamma!
Portugal: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
Poland: Kasia Moś – Flashlight
Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On

Semi Final 2
Austria: Nathan Trent – Running On Air
Belarus: Naviband – Story of My Life
Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess
Croatia: Jacques Houdek – My Friend
Denmark: Anja – Where I Am
Hungary: Joci Pápai – Origo
Israel: IMRI – I Feel Alive 
The Netherlands: OG3NE – Lights and Shadows
Norway: JOWST – Grab The Moment
Romania: Ilinca ft. Alex Florea – Yodel It!

The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will take place on Saturday 13th May