We have ten more finalists!

We have ten more finalists!
Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Malmö, Sweden -

Tonight in the second two hour show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast live from Malmö Arena, 17 countries took part in the Second Semi-Final in order to qualify for the last 10 places available in Saturday's final. If you missed the show, you can still watch it here!

We have another ten qualifiers, and these are as follows, in the order they were announced:

  • Hungary
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Romania
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Armenia
  • Finland
  • Malta
  • Greece

The 17 acts were competing in the Second Semi-Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in order of appearance:

  1. Latvia: Here We Go by PeR
  2. San Marino: Crisalide (Vola) by Valentina Monetta
  3. FYR Macedonia: Pred Da Se Razdeni by Esma and Lozano
  4. Azerbaijan: Hold Me by Farid Mammadov
  5. Finland: Marry Me by Krista Siegfrids
  6. Malta: Tomorrow by Gianluca
  7. Bulgaria: Samo Shampioni by Elitsa & Stoyan
  8. Iceland: Ég Á Líf by Eyþór Ingi
  9. Greece: Alcohol Is Free by Koza Mostra featuring Agathon Iakovidis
  10. Israel: Rak Bishvilo by Moran Mazor
  11. Armenia: Lonely Planet by Dorians
  12. Hungary: Kedvesem by ByeAlex
  13. Norway: I Feed You My Love by Margaret Berger
  14. Albania: Identitet by Adrain Luljuraj & Bledar Sejko
  15. Georgia: Waterfall by Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani
  16. Switzerland: You And Me by Takasa
  17. Romania: It's My Life by Cezar

Second Semi-Final concludes

The second ten finalists (beside those already known: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and last year’s winning country Sweden, but also those chosen in the First Semi-Final), will take part in the Grand Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place on Saturday the 18th of May.

The result was determined by way of a 50/50 split between national expert juries and televoting. The combined scores created the final outcome. In yesterday's Jury Final, the expert juries already determined their votes for the Second Semi-Final by watching the live performances. Televoting took place tonight during the live show.

17 Songs: 20 countries voted

Seventeen songs have participated in the Second Semi-Final, and professional juries and viewers in each of the participating countries, as well as in Germany, France and Spain have voted tonight. For the first time, smartphone and tablet users had a chance to vote using the official Eurovision app.

Each jury is comprised of five members, (including a chairperson). Each jury member ranked last night all the songs in the show and TV viewers have voted during tonight's show. The EBU's televoting partner Digame merged the points given by the jury and the televoters per individual country.

About the show

More than ten thousand fans arrived at Malmö Arena to watch the Second Semi-Final of Europe's Favourite TV Show. The atmosphere built with everyone wondering which ten songs will qualify for Saturday's Final. Check out our gallery below to see some images of the fans arriving.

For 42 years it was a part of the Eurovision Song Contest. The live orchestra supported contestants and gave traditional value to Europe’s Favourite TV Show. Back then, all participating countries were invited to send their best conductors. The performance of Urban Orchestra (An Orchestra of dancers) demonstrated traditional orchestra's role in Eurovision Song Contest and how the modern way of making music made an entrance in the show. It’s was a tribute to the past and welcome to the future!

After the performance of 17 contestants, the audience in the Malmö Arena and millions of viewers across Europe could enjoy the Interval act called Swedish Pop Voices - the performance of Swedish pop stars Agnes and Darin.

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  • Posted on 21 May 2013 at 19:13
    Azerbaijan I'm proud of you :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 21:02
    After this new edition 2013, I can't hide enthousiasm for Denmark's victory, but many songs were nice too.
    My first impression is that event stays a real institution which has succeeced in evoluatiing. It concerns several generations, all have a remember from this night behind their screen, waiting to the result, with suspense in the air.

    From design point of view, Eurovision is also a good way fashion, musical expressions, lyrics, dynamism, emotion and feeling, once a year Europe has a meeting in a country to know it better and let to several nations to have their owm representant.

    So congratulations to Denmark, and the other countries. Behind the show, special thanks to designers, graphists, webmasters, technicians, impassioned of music for this meeting. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2013 at 13:56
  • Posted on 19 May 2013 at 11:03
    Thank you all friends:)Im very peacful persona nd i appreciate the justify vote only:))So here is my personal televoting as a fan from BUlgaria .Here is the link of my televoting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2xtk-Ll9oI report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2013 at 01:14
    Winner was chosen. I don't like. Unfortunately were still injustice in the semifinals. Bulgaria deserves to be in the final. I liked this year ... and a few years ago. Romania, in this year does not deserve nr. 1, I'm not hypocritical. But Denmark does not deserve nr. 1! Is a contest based on influences but is really good there, every year . It would be bad if it was not! Congratulations for all countries! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 14:13
    I’m mostly pleased with the results of semi-final 2. However I wasn't expecting Armenia or Hungary to qualify for the final; San Marino, Israel or Bulgaria would have been better alternatives. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 13:08
    The voting on EV13 looks like a voting in EuroCommission: good songs from Balkan countries have been sacrificed for dilettante songs of some countries from EU! What is a genuine reason of this fact? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 10:32
    ALBANIA AND SERBIA ALSO HAD A GREAT SONGS! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 10:30
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 10:27
    To the wonderful person Coma Coma fro ROMANIA:))I wish the original song of Romania toWON the contest and Bucharest 2014:))ROMANIA and MOLDOVA DESERVE TO BE WINNERS TRULLY:)12POINTS FROM BULGARIA
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 02:37
    Stop hunting witches my friends and next year send something better,if you want final!
    Friendly from Athens ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 01:28
    Let me see now who can say that EV is not politics?From 5 Balkan(ex Yugoslavian republics),nobody deserves to be in final?Something it's not right over here.Macedonia and Montenegro have solid songs and performances, they deserves to be in final.(respects for the others)!!! I'm disappointed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 01:09
    Dear Bad Disciple, you got me wrong.
    Did I say anything about "Russians are blamed..."? Saying "we" I only meant all countries which unfairly qualified for the final such as Armenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus etc. Europe voted for these songs, that's why they are in the final.
    Now about nations. I have no idea what nation you belongs to, and I don't wanna write about your nation, coz you're the unique one, I only wonder why did you post that novel about hatred to Russians? Nobody invites you to Russia, nobody makes you think about our mentality and "how much a big, great and unique nation" we are. And for god's sake do not tell about Russian tourists! You know, insulting the nation you show out your own bad behavior. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 00:56
    I totally agree with you!
    @Bad Disciple
    Turkey also in 2011 had diaspora and blocks and did not make it!Neighbours did not helped them.Stop talking about ''Blocks''.Whoever sends good song is in the final.All of you wanted juries for fair results.You blames televoting!What's up?Will you blame the juries now?It's clear.Whoever sends MUSIC and VOICE passes!It's final!Anything else is childish!
    So,whoever passes to the final has the bless not only from the viewers,but also from jurors,who are people who knows about MUSIC!Not BLOCKS!ExSovietic countries are very strong this year.If the blocks ruled the results,Belarus would be in the final every year,or Armenia wouldn't be eliminated in 2011!
    GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!MAY THE BEST WIN! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 May 2013 at 00:43
    In my opinion, in Semifinal 2-th was not a magnificent evening (with some exceptions). They did show only Romania, Greece and Adjerbaijan. I liked also Hungary, Bulgaria (deserved qualification) but Israel, Finland and Armenia i don't liked. Norway ... was not in top form and Switzerland did not appear to show, the song was not great! In essence, we have to enjoy the show, do not detest the winner, whoever he may be. IS JUST MUSIC, NOT WAR! In tomorrow's final, surprise can come from Romania, Hungary, the UK, Moldavia and the Netherlands! Good luck to all and also all countries deserve our appreciation! Is very hard work and more... dedication! report to the moderator