An impression of the opening act in the second semi-final | Picture: Andres Putting (EBU)
Tonight the second semifinal of this year’s contest will be held in Copenhagen at 21.00. In tonight’s show 15 acts will perform, but only 10 will make it to the final. As in the first semifinal, 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.
This is the running order for tonight’s show:
- Malta: Firelight – Coming Home
- Israel: Mei Finegold – Same Heart
- Norway: Carl Espen – Silent Storm
- Georgia: The Shin and Mariko – Three Minutes to Earth
- Poland: Donatan & Cleo – My Słowianie – We Are Slavic
- Austria: Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix
- Lithuania: Vilija Matačiūnaitė – Attention
- Finland: Softengine – Something Better
- Ireland: Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith) – Heartbeat
- Belarus: TEO – Cheesecake
- F.Y.R. Macedonia: Tijana – To the Sky
- Switzerland: Sebalter – Hunter of Stars
- Greece: Freaky Fortune feat. RiskyKidd – Rise Up
- Slovenia: Tinkara Kovač – Round and Round
- Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi – Miracle
Who can vote?
All of tonight’s participating countries will be able to vote in tonight’s semifinal along with Germany, Italy and United Kingdom which already are in the final. Televotes will be counted as 50% of the final result, while juries from the same countries represent the last 50%. The juries already gave their votes based on last night’s dress rehearsal.
Australia and more “Eurovision Book of Records”
The Australian population has always been huge fans of Eurovision Song Contest, and that is why Denmark wanted them to be able to take part this year. They won’t be able to compete, but they will appear in the interval act with their own show. They have sent the Australian singer Jessica Mauboy to “represent” their country. We will also be able to see great dancers in the opening act, and of course more records from the Eurovision Book of Records. Tonight we will see these categories: most claps, licks and highest note.
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!