The second semi-final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest takes place this evening, LIVE from Stockholm’s Globe Arena. Come Together and join us for tonight’s show!

This evening, the second semi-final of the world’s biggest music event takes place where a total of 18 countries will compete for 1 of the 10 remaining spots in the grand final, joining Tuesday’s qualifiers from semi-final 1 along with the Big 5 countries and Sweden.

Tonight’s show will be hosted by the 2013 Eurovision host, Petra Mede, along with last year’s Eurovision winner, Måns Zelmerlöw, who are both ready to entertain you all, both from the arena and at home!

How to watch

Tonight’s show kicks off from 21:00 CEST and will run for around 2 hours.

  • The show can be viewed through the participating national broadcasters
  • A live stream will be available via the official Eurovision channel

Semi-final 2 participants

  1. Latvia: JustsHeartbeat
  2. Poland: Michał SzpakColor of your life
  3. Switzerland: RykkaThe last of our kind
  4. Israel: Hovi StarMade of stars
  5. Belarus: IVANHelp you fly
  6. Serbia: ZAA Sanja VučićGoodbye (Shelter)
  7. Ireland: Nicky ByrneSunlight
  8. FYR Macedonia: KaliopiDona
  9. Lithuania: Donny MontellI’ve been waiting for this night
  10. Australia: Dami ImSound of silence
  11. Slovenia: ManuEllaBlue and red
  12. Bulgaria: Poli GenovaIf love was a crime
  13. Denmark: Lighthouse XSoldiers of love
  14. Ukraine: Jamala1944
  15. Norway: AgneteIcebreaker
  16. Georgia: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian LolitazMidnight gold
  17. Albania: Eneda TarifaFairytale
  18. Belgium: Laura TesoroWhat’s the pressure

Eighteen artists will compete in the second semi-final, but only 10 will make it to Saturday’s grand final this weekend. Who do you want to qualify?

Each of tonight’s 10 qualifiers will be decided via a public and national jury vote. Members of the public and the national jury from tonight’s participating countries will vote for their favourite acts, with the votes going on to be added together. The top 10 will qualify to Saturday’s grand final.

Voting instructions can be found via the official Eurovision website.

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  • RostBurov

    Nothing special from Semi 2- See you on the beaches of Sochi 2017

  • Rui Vieira

    I think it will be Paris next year!

  • MarioVision

    1) IRELAND ———— points
    2) UKRAINE ———— points
    3) ISRAEL ————– points
    ———————————————–
    4) SWITZERLAND —- points
    5) BULGARIA ———- points
    6) NORWAY ———— points
    7) BELGIUM ———— points
    8) AUSTRALIA ——— points
    9) BELARUS ———– points
    10) LITHUANIA ——— point
    ————————————————
    11) ALBANIA
    12) LATVIA
    13) SERBIA
    14) POLAND
    15) DENMARK
    16) SLOVENIA
    17) FYR
    18) GEORGIA

  • MarioVision

    My prediction about which countries are expected to qualify (most likely)

    UKRAINE
    BULGARIA
    AUSTRALIA
    ISRAEL
    POLAND
    BELGIUM
    SERBIA
    LATVIA

    NORWAY, BELARUS, LITHUANIA, IRELAND, DENMARK
    will fight for 2 the rest qualifying tickets

    SWITZERLAND, GEORGIA, FYR, ALBANIA, SLOVENIA
    are outsiders to qualify to the final.

  • RostBurov

    The general feeling that the Semi 1 was much stronger than Semi2

  • RostBurov

    My favs of Semi 2 (in random order)
    Albania
    Bulgaria
    Poland
    Latvia
    Ukraine
    Australia
    Norway
    Serbia
    Israel
    and Belarus!
    (no Ireland sorry)

  • RostBurov

    Israel please next time you visit Russia – do not put on loads of make-up
    so that The Customs officers should need a chance to recognize you on your passport!
    Honey!

  • David James Toft

    Dear ESC Today
    May I wish all the countries in tonight’s second pre-qualifier of the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden all the best of luck!

    Yours Truly

    David James Toft
    United Kingdom