Tonight is the night when the first semifinal of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark at 21.00 CET. 16 countries will compete in tonight’s semifinal, and 10 of them will go to the grand final on Saturday. Every country that is not one of the big five or the host country, has drawn randomly which semifinal they participate in, and in which half of their respective semifinal they will perform. The producers has then put them into the final running order, so each act will get the best possible outcome.
These are the countries that will compete tonight, written in the correct running order:
- Armenia: Aram MP3 – Not Alone
- Latvia: Aarzemnieki – Cake To Bake
- Estonia: Tanja – Amazing
- Sweden: Sanna Nielsen – Undo
- Iceland: Pollapönk – No Prejudice
- Albania: Hersi – One Night’s Anger
- Russia: Tolmachevy Sisters – Shine
- Azerbaijan: Dilara Kazimova – Start A Fire
- Ukraine: Mariya Yaremchuk – Tick-Tock
- Belgium: Axel Hirsoux – Mother
- Moldova: Cristina Scarlat – Wild Soul
- San Marino: Valentina Monetta – Maybe (Forse)
- Portugal: Suzy – Quero Ser Tua
- Netherlands: The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm
- Montenegro: Sergej Ćetković – Moj Svijet
- Hungary: András Kállay-Saunders – Running
Who can vote?
All of tonight’s participating countries will be able to vote in tonight’s semifinal along with Spain, France and Denmark which already are in the final. Televotes will be counted as 50% of the final result, while a juries from the same countries will have give the last 50%. The juries already gave their votes based on last night’s dress rehearsal.
Emmelie de Forest and “Eurovision Book of Records”
Last year’s winner, Emmelie de Forest will open the first semifinal with her “Choir of Europe”, where fans are singing along with her. Later on we will also see videos of the Eurovision Book of Records where we will get to know which participant in the history of Eurovision that has the record of highest hair, biggest shoulder pads, most silver and longest note. The interval act will be inspired by a classical fairytale from Denmark, The Ugly Duckling.
It won’t be a real Eurovision-party without ranking the acts, and that is why we will recommend you to download our amazing scorecards for Eurovision 2014. With these scorecards you will be able to rank every act on the visual show, the vocals and of course, the song. Put the scores for each country together and you will find your favorite of tonight’s semifinal! The scorecard is also a nice reminder with photos of the artist, name, title and the running order if you should forget anything.
So here it is! Click the link underneath, print out as many as you wish, give it to all your friends, and compare your results. Just remember to have fun!