Tonight the Eurovision Song Contest continues to unfold  with its second semi-final show!

Good evening, Europe this is Tel Aviv calling once again !! After an exciting 1st semi final last Tuesday , EBU and KAN are going forward in presenting us tonight live straight from Tel Aviv the  second semi-final of Eurovision 2019. Taking place at the Expo Tel Aviv, a total of  18 participants will battle for the 10 golden tickets leading to the final , decided by 50/50 professional jury vote and televoting.

The show will again be hosted by the capable foursome Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal  who will be located on the main stage plus Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub  who will be standing in the green room. Israeli group Shalva Band will perform their song Million dreams as part of tonight’s interval act.

How to watch

Semi-final 2 will start at 21:00 CEST (22:00 local time).

You may watch the show through the national broadcasters of the participating nations, with local commentary, or via the live stream on eurovision.tv and the official Eurovision YouTube Channel.

Tonight’s Semi-Finalists

# Country Artist Song title
1  Armenia Srbuk Walking out
2  Ireland Sarah McTernan 22
3  Moldova Anna Odobescu Stay
4  Switzerland Luca Hänni She got me
5  Latvia Carousel That night
6  Romania Ester Peony On a Sunday
7  Denmark Leonora Love is forever
8  Sweden John Lundvik Too late for love
9  Austria PAENDA Limits
10  Croatia Roko Blažević The dream
11  Malta Michela Pace Chameleon
12  Lithuania Jurijus Run with the lions
13  Russia Sergey Lazarev Scream
14  Albania Jonida Maliqi Ktheju tokës
15  Norway KEiiNO Spirit in the sky
16  The Netherlands Duncan Laurence Arcade
17  FYR Macedonia Tamara Todevska Proud
18  Azerbaijan Chingiz Truth

Out of this total of 18 contestants, eventually ten will advance to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019 on Saturday 18 May. The ten qualifiers will be decided by 50% professional jury vote, which has already been awarded last evening during the jury show, and 50% public televoting from today’s show.

Viewers from the 18 countries participating tonight may cast their vote, as well as 3 of the automatic qualified countries (GermanyItaly and the United Kingdom).

A look at the betting odds

The betting odds have become a part of the Eurovision reality weeks before and during the Eurovision shows.  However they are all speculations on the chances a country has to qualify to the final or win the trophy. The other side of the coin has to to with the music, the vocals, the lyrics, the messages and the staging in contestants showcased onstage.

The ten countries that may qualify according to the betting odds at the moment are SwedenRussiaAzerbaijanThe NetherlandsSwitzerlandMaltaNorwayNorth MacedoniaArmenia and Denmark.