The Semi Final 1 will take place tonight 9pm CET in Lisbon. There are 19 countries taking part and only 10 of them will qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday.
Have a look and judge yourself. The Eurovision Song Contest is the biggest music TV show in the world with more than 150 millions watchers worldwide.
A live stream will be available on our home site !!
Many people think that the Semi Final 1 is the tougher one this year, as there are many favourites in it, so the competition is very hard. The favourites by the bets tonight are: Cyprus, Israel, Estonia, Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
The countries which might not be on the winning side are Albania, Croatia, Ireland, FYR Macedonia and Iceland.
But everything can change and nothing is decided yet and it’s going to be an entertaining evening of music. Even if the humor of the hosts and the funny films are not everybody's cup of tea, Portugal will show it's beautiful touristic sides. Worth to watch!
There are no real interval acts this year, three finalists will perform tonight as well, to promote these entries: UK, Spain and Portugal.
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.