The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived. Tonight will we witness the live broadcast of this year’s Semi Final 1 live from Tel Aviv. There will be 17 countries in the contest tonight. Only ten of them can qualify for a spot in the Grand Final. For the other seven countries the party will be over.
This show will be broadcasted in most of the 41 participating countries of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Tonight’s 17 participating countries will have the right to vote, but not for their own country. Furthermore three of the Big 5 countries will also have the right to vote: France, Spain and the host country Israel. The singers of these countries will also appear tonight, they will be interviewed and parts of their video clips will be shown.
As additional highlights, there will be last year’s winner Netta presenting a new version of her winning entry “Toy”. And Dana International, the winner of 1998 is going to sing a special cover of Bruno Mars’ song “Just The Way You Are”.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!