Tonight: First semi-final in Copenhagen!

hostsesc2014The hosts of this year’s contest, Nikolaj KoppelLise Rønne and Pilou Asbæk | Picture: Sander Hesterman (EBU)

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.

Tonight’s participants

These are the countries that will compete tonight, written in the correct running order:

  1. Armenia: Aram MP3 – Not Alone
  2. Latvia: Aarzemnieki – Cake To Bake
  3. Estonia: Tanja – Amazing
  4. Sweden: Sanna Nielsen – Undo
  5. Iceland: Pollapönk – No Prejudice
  6. Albania: Hersi – One Night’s Anger
  7. Russia: Tolmachevy Sisters – Shine
  8. Azerbaijan: Dilara Kazimova – Start A Fire
  9. Ukraine: Mariya Yaremchuk – Tick-Tock
  10. Belgium: Axel Hirsoux – Mother
  11. Moldova: Cristina Scarlat – Wild Soul
  12. San Marino: Valentina Monetta – Maybe (Forse)
  13. Portugal: Suzy – Quero Ser Tua
  14. Netherlands: The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm
  15. Montenegro: Sergej Ćetković – Moj Svijet
  16. 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!

Scorecards 2014


One response to “Tonight: First semi-final in Copenhagen!

  1. Hi everyone!

    After the long wait it is finally here: the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest Copenhagen 2014! I think this is a much stronger semi-final in contrast to the second semi-final on Thursday which is weaker imo.

    This is my top 16 of the first semi-final tonight:

    01. Sweden
    02. Russia
    03. Portugal
    04. Belgium
    05. San Marino
    06. Montenegro
    07. Moldova
    08. Ukraine
    09. Netherlands
    10. Estonia
    11. Latvia
    12. Hungary
    13. Azerbaijan
    14. Albania
    15. Armenia
    16. Iceland

    In this semi-final I’ll vote for: Sweden, Russia, Portugal, San Marino and Montenegro.

    Of course I hope that my top 10 qualifies, but I think the following 10 countries will qualify for the final (if that has something to do with the quality of the song or anything else is obviously debatable, but I leave that in the middle ;-)):

    01. Armenia
    02. Azerbaijan
    03. Belgium
    04. Estonia
    05. Hungary
    06. Moldova
    07. Montenegro
    08. Ukraine
    09. Russia
    10. Sweden

    Let’s see how many countries I correctly predict this time. Last year I predicted 9 out of 10 countries correct. Not bad huh ;-)

    Lots of luck to all participants! Do your best and enjoy your moment on stage! Winning is always (a little bit) important, but especially to prove yourself. Don’t forget that all of you are actually already a winner because you have won the right to represent your country at the biggest, most acclaimed, most popular music festival in the world! May the best win! And eventually quality always comes floating to the surface, isn’ it?!

    I’d like to wish everyone who will be watching and will be listening all over the world, lots of listening and viewing pleasure tonight! Enjoy the show, the spectacle, the atmosphere, the magic …!

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