Tonight, the highlight of the spring really kicks off in Malmö! 16 acts from around Europe gather together in Malmö Arena to compete for the ten tickets for Saturday night’s grand final.
Below you find the running order for tonight’s show. As known, each country was drawn either into the first or second semi-final and again into the first or second half of the show. Then the producers determined the exact draw.
- Austria: Natália Kelly – Shine
- Estonia: Birgit – Et Uus Saaks Alguse
- Slovenia: Hannah – Straight Into Love
- Croatia: Klapa s mora – Mižerja
- Denmark: Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops
- Russia: Dina Garipova – What If
- Ukraine: Zlata Ognevich – Gravity
- The Netherlands: Anouk – Birds
- Montenegro: Who See – Igranka
- Lithuania: Andrius Pojavis – Something
- Belarus: Alyona Lanskaya – Solayoh
- Moldova: Aliona Moon – O Mie
- Ireland: Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives
- Cyprus: Despina Olympiou – An Me Thimasai
- Belgium: Roberto Bellarosa – Love Kills
- Serbia: Moje 3 – Ljubav Je Svuda
All of these 16 countries as well as Italy, Sweden and United Kingdom of the direct finalists participate in combined televoting and jury voting. The juries already voted based on last night’s dress rehearsal.
Loreen opens the show
In the opening act we’ll get to travel across Europe and finally arrive in Malmö to underline the slogan ‘We Are One’. In the arena, Loreen performs last year’s winning song ‘Euphoria’ together with over 60 students from nearby schools. Among them are students who will interpret the song in sign language.
‘Northern Lights’ is the name of the interval act which starts in a frozen landscape. The northern lights illuminates the arena. On stage some of the best dancers portrays the northern lights, the performance is directed by Fredrik ‘Benke’ Rydman whose direction of Swan Lake tours across Europe at the moment. Benke has directed the scene together with Jennie Widegren. The music for the act is composed by Andreas Kleerup who recently collaborated with Loreen for ‘Requiem Solution’.
Print out scorecards for tonight
Because ranking songs is essential part of Eurovision Song Contest, we have made scorecards for both semi-finals. You can give points from 1 to 10 (or whatever you like) according to the visual performance, vocals and the song itself. Then count the points together and surprise, surprise, you find out which countries are your favorites.
And why not to print out one for your possible fellow viewers as well and then compare the results. You can download and print out the scorecards by following the links below.