At exactly 9 pm (Central European Time) tonight, the Eurovision Anthem will sound in millions of homes, as the second edition of the semi finals is going to start. There will be 19 countries from which only ten will qualify for Saturday. Nine delegations can pack their bags and fly home. After an exciting first semi final, it’s now time for the second one. The quality of the music was very good on TV and the colourful stage was impressive, probably better than in the arena itself. Now you can judge for yourself, which is the best country for the final. Tonight there will not only be the participating countries of the 2nd semi final voting, furthermore France, Spain and Russia have the right to vote, too.
Our readers from eurovisionlive.com have do want these ten countries to be in the final: Greece, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Azerbaijan, Albania, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovenia and Serbia. Among these countries there is also the general favourite of this year: Alexander Rybak from Norway. How he and also his competitors shape up, how the stage looks like and who will got to the final, it’s all in the hands of the TV spectators and juries. Is Sakis Rouvas going to convince the audience with his portable illuminated catwalk? Watch out in your local newspaper or TV magazine, which TV station is going to broadcast this semi final. The Semi Final will broadcast on www.eurovision.tv (live stream without commentary)
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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.