The Eurovision Song Contest gets closer to Saturday’s Grand Final with the second of two semi-finals Thursday. In a few hours, we will know which ten entrants will join the 16 already advancing to Saturday’s final.
Fifteen more countries enter today’s Eurovision Song Contest semi-final, but only ten will move on to Saturday’s Grand Final. Here is the running order for today’s festivities:
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Second Semi-Final
|Israel||2||Mei Feingold||Same Heart||English/Hebrew||1998|
|Georgia||4||The Shin and Mariko||Three Minutes to Earth||English||9th (2011)|
|Lithuania||7||Vilija Matačiūnaitė||Attention||English||6th (2006)|
|Ireland||9||Can-linn feat. Kasey Smith||Heartbeat||English||1996|
|FYR Macedonia||11||Tijana||To the Sky||English||12th (2006)|
The big question: which 10 entries will advance? During our review process, Mike and I have engaged in ranking each semi-finals entrants. Along with these rankings, we have kept track of how bookmakers have ranked the entries, how the press covering Eurovision in Copenhagen are ranking the entries, and YouTube views of the second round of rehearsals. After tabulating these results, we have ranked the entries according to their total points and the Top 10 are our predictions for who will advance.
We believe the following acts (in alphabetical order) will advance to Saturday’s final:
The semi-final will take place at 9 p.m. CET, which is 3 p.m. Eastern and 12 p.m. Pacific. You can watch live at Eurovision.tv. We will have a rundown following the results and press conference. GET EXCITED!