The second semi-final of Eurovision 2023 has wrapped up, and we now have the final ten acts who have qualified for Saturday’s Grand Final. Following the conclusion of the show, the ten qualifiers drew lots for which half of Saturday’s show they will perform in.
Semi Final Two Qualifiers Drew Their Halves
Below are the ten qualifiers and the half they will participate in the Grand Final.
|Albania||Albina & Familja Kelmendi||Duje||First Half|
|Cyprus||Andrew Lambrou||Break a Broken Heart||First Half|
|Belgium||Gustaph||Because of You||Second Half|
|Austria||Teya & Salena||Who the Hell is Edgar||First Half|
|Lithuania||Monika Linkytė||Stay||Second Half|
|Armenia||Brunette||Future Lover||Second Half|
|Slovenia||Joker Out||Carpe Diem||Second Half|
Big 5 + Ukraine and Semi 1 qualifiers draws for the Grand Final
|France||La Zarra||“Évidemment”||First Half|
|Italy||Marco Mengoni||“Due Vite”||First Half|
|Spain||Blanca Paloma||“Eaea”||First Half|
|Switzerland||Remo Forrer||“Watergun”||First Half|
|Finland||Käärijä||“Cha Cha Cha”||First Half|
|Portugal||Mimicat||“Ai Coração”||First Half|
|Serbia||Luke Black||“Samo Mi Se Spava”||First Half|
|German||Lord of the Lost||“Blood and Glitter”||Second Half|
|Croatia||Let 3||“Mama ŠČ!”||Second Half|
|Norway||Alessandra||“Queen of Kings”||Second Half|
|Israel||Noa Kirel||“Unicorn”||Second Half|
|Czechia||Vesna||“My Sister’s Crown”||Second Half|
|Moldova||Pasha Parfeni||“Soarele şi Luna”||Second Half|
Additionally, due to the United Kingdom and Ukraine being joint hosts their position is pre-determined. Ukraine drew at random to perform 19th, and the United Kingdom drew to perform last at 26th place.
Although Ukraine won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, due to the ongoing Russian invasion they are unable to host the 2023 event. Instead, the United Kingdom stepped in, as 2022’s runner-up. Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest on the 9th, 11th, and 13th of May 2023. The contest will take place at the M&S Arena, with 37 countries taking part. The full production team behind the 2023 contest is listed here. The contest is a co-production between host broadcaster the BBC and last year’s winning broadcaster, Suspilne.
Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Hannah Waddingham will host the semi-finals. Graham Norton will join the presenting team for the grand final.
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Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett, Chloe Hashemi, EBU