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The eighteen countries performing tonight, in running order, are: Norway, Romania, Serbia, San Marino, Denmark, Russia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Australia, Georgia, Poland, Malta, Hungary, Latvia, Sweden, Montenegro, Slovenia and Ukraine. Just ten countries will be able to qualify for the Grand Final.
Tonight’s acts will perform in front of a live audience of thousands of people at Lisbon’s Altice Arena, as well as for 105 jurors who will gather at their respective broadcasters to watch tonight’s show via an internal satellite uplink to judge performances. Their rankings will be held as close-kept secrets as suspense grows in anticipation of tomorrow’s live show.
Last Tuesday, ten countries from the first Semi-Final secured their spot in the Grand Final and drew in which half they will perform. In order of announcement: Austria (first half), Estonia (first half), Cyprus (second half), Lithuania (first half), Israel (second half), Czech Republic (second half), Bulgaria (second half), Albania (first half), Finland (second half) and Ireland (second half).