The first semi of Eurovision 2019 has just finished and we have our first 10 qualifiers for the Grand final on 18 May 2019.

A total of seventeen nations performed their songs live tonight, with ten of them advanced to the Grand Final through a combination of jury and televoting. A variety of genres of music and different kind of outfits and style unfold on the stage tonight  at Expo Tel Aviv. The show was presented by a team of four hosts. Namely they are, Erez Tal and Bar Rafaeli took to the stage, whilst Lucy Ayoub and Assi Azar hosted the green room.

THE TEN QUALIFIERS

The 10 countries that gathered the necessary points from the jury and public voting and earned a place in the top ten and therefore in the grand final on May 18 are :

Greece

Belarus

Serbia

Cyprus

Estonia

Czech Republic

Iceland

Australia

San Marino

Slovenia

The qualifiers’ press conference

Following the results announcement, a joint press conference took place for all 10 tonight’s qualifiers, during the event, the 10 countries will be drawn to compete either in the first or in the second half of the final. Here is the overall draw after tonight’s press conference :

1st half

Cyprus
Czech Republic
Greece
San Marino
Slovenia
They will be joined by Germany

2nd half

Performing in the 2nd half will be:

Australia
Belarus
Estonia
Iceland
Serbia
They will be joined by:

Israel
France
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom

The running order of the Grand Final will be decided by the show’s producers and will be announced after the end of both semi-finals on Thursday evening, when we’ll finally know all 26 finalists of Eurovision 2019.