First Semi-Final: The qualifiers and their Final starting positions!

First Semi-Final: The qualifiers and their Final starting positions!
Tonight's qualifiers on stage. Source: Alain Douit (EBU)
Düsseldorf, Germany -

Tonight, the First Semi-Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Düsseldorf Arena, with 10 out of 19 countries qualifying for the Grand Final. Find out who are the lucky ones!

From 21:00 to 23:00 on May 10th, the First Semi-Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest was held. The show was hosted by Judith Rakers, Anke Engelke and Stefan Raab. Find out more about the show, the voting, and the interval act in our featured article:

Out of the 19 countries that were represented in the First Semi-Final, the following qualified for the Final, to be held on May 14th (in the order of the announcement in the live show, running order drawn during the winners press conference in brackets):

  • Serbia (Running order position in the Final: 24)
  • Lithuania (Running order position in the Final: 4)
  • Greece (Running order position in the Final: 9)
  • Azerbaijan (Running order position in the Final: 19)
  • Georgia (Running order position in the Final: 25)
  • Switzerland (Running order position in the Final: 13)
  • Hungary (Running order position in the Final: 5)
  • Finland (Running order position in the Final: 1)
  • Russia (Running order position in the Final: 10)
  • Iceland (Running order position in the Final: 21)

The qualifiers were announced in random order. You can find the complete line-up of the First Semi-Final on our Event Page. Check out the final running order in our Grand Final event page.

Watch some impressions what people thought before the First Semi-Final:

The Second Semi-Final will take place on May 12th, from 21:00 to 23:00 CET.


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