Last night, the EBU allowed fans to enjoy the first part of the Eurovision Song Celebration, a YouTube live stream showing us how the First Semi-Final would have unfolded. Although we sadly don’t have the chance to vote on the songs, the stream showcased all 17 performances in the order they were to compete in Rotterdam. Here is the running order for what would have been Semi-Final 1 of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest:

  1. 🇸🇪 Sweden – The Mamas – Move
  2. 🇧🇾 Belarus – VAL – Da Vidna
  3. 🇦🇺 Australia – Montaigne – Don’t Break Me
  4. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – Vasil – You
  5. 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Ana Soklič – Voda
  6. 🇱🇹 Lithuania – The Roop – On Fire
  7. 🇮🇪 Ireland – Lesley Roy – Story of My Life
  8. 🇷🇺 Russia – Little Big – Uno
  9. 🇧🇪 Belgium – Hooverphonic – Release Me
  10. 🇲🇹 Malta – Destiny – All of My Love
  11. 🇭🇷 Croatia – Damir Kedžo – Divlji vjetre
  12. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Efendi – Cleopatra
  13. 🇨🇾 Cyprus – Sandro – Running
  14. 🇳🇴 Norway – Ulrikke – Attention
  15. 🇮🇱 Israel – Eden Alene – Feker Libi
  16. 🇷🇴 Romania – Roxen – Alcohol You
  17. 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Go_A – Solovey

As with the regular semi-finals, viewers were also able to watch the songs from the half of the Big 5 + 1 that would have voted in this semi-final. Those performances were:

  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Ben Dolic – Violent Thing
  • 🇮🇹 Italy – Diodato – Fai Rumore
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy – Grow

The stream was interspersed with content from some of the artists themselves, who showcased their songs in different genres in the “Switch Your Genre” challenge, as well as revealing their Top 3 Eurovision songs of all time. At the end of the 90-minute stream, viewers were treated to the first ever fan recap, showing fans from around the world dancing and singing along to their favourite songs of the 2020 season!

You can watch (or re-watch) the stream below!

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