Things are moving swiftly on here in Liverpool, as we have now reached the second semi-final stage of the contest! Which acts will be joining the Big 5, Ukraine and Tuesday’s qualifiers in Saturday’s live grand final?

Tonight, sixteen acts will be competing for the hearts of Europe and the world, but only ten can make it to the final. The sixteen competing countries are;

  1. 🇩🇰 DENMARK – Reiley – Breaking My Heart
  2. 🇦🇲 ARMENIA – Brunette – Future Lover
  3. 🇷🇴 ROMANIA – Theodor Andrei – D.G.T. (Off and On)
  4. 🇪🇪 ESTONIA – Alika – Bridges
  5. 🇧🇪 BELGIUM – Gustaph – Because of You
  6. 🇨🇾 CYPRUS – Andrew Lambrou – Break a Broken Heart
  7. 🇮🇸 ICELAND – Diljá – Power
  8. 🇬🇷 GREECE – Victor Vernicos – What They Say
  9. 🇵🇱 POLAND – Blanka – Solo
  10. 🇸🇮 SLOVENIA – Joker Out – Carpe Diem
  11. 🇬🇪 GEORGIA – Iru – Echo
  12. 🇸🇲 SAN MARINO – Piqued Jacks – Like an Animal
  13. 🇦🇹 AUSTRIA – Teya and Salena – Who the Hell is Edgar?
  14. 🇦🇱 ALBANIA – Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duke
  15. 🇱🇹 LITHUANIA – Monika Linkytė – Stay
  16. 🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA – Voyager – Promise

We will also get to see snippets of performances from, and after the show the full performance of;

  • 🇪🇸 SPAIN – Blanca Paloma – Eaea
  • 🇺🇦 UKRAINE – Tvorchi – Heart of Steel
  • 🇬🇧 UNITED KINGDOM – Mae Muller – I Wrote a Song

What else can we expect tonight?

The show on Tuesday was a lot more emotional and poignant, but tonight, the acts will be having more of a fun and celebratory mood, both with Ukrainian and British influence.

The first interval act sees Ukraine’s 2014 “Tick-Tock” performer Mariya Yaremchuk sing alongside Junior Eurovision 2022 artist Zlata Dziunka and rapper OTOY on “Music Unites Generations”, a piece which will see a number of Ukrainian traditional and folk songs, including “Schedryk” and a Ukrainian language version of “Choir of the Bells”, performed alongside choreographed dance routines showing Ukrainian values and traditions.

A second, more British, interval act sees Hannah Waddingham enter “The Queen Machine”, which will ‘transform’ her into a drag queen, alongside drag queen versions of Alesha Dixon and Julia Sanina, performing to a number of disco classics with the Podilya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

The show begins at 20:00 BST, 21:00 CEST and 05:00 AET.

How can I watch?

There is a full list of broadcasters showing the show HERE. There will also be live streams of tonight’s show from the official Eurovision channels on YouTube and TikTok.

How can I vote?

You are more than likely able to vote via the Eurovision app, but this may depend on which territory you are in. Other than this, tonight’s sixteen participating nations and the viewers in Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom will be able to vote via phone and/or SMS, with the numbers to dial shown during your local broadcast.

Our coverage

Make sure to tune in to ESC United before and after tonight’s show as we bring #YOU all of the build up and reaction LIVE from Liverpool. We will be live on YouTube and Twitch, so make sure to subscribe and click to add notifications for when we are streaming!

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