Eurovision 2018 Semi-Final 1: The Ten Countries That Qualified To The Grand Final

The first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 took place last night (8 May 2018) and what a fierce competition it was. A total of 19 acts represented their countries on stage, but only 10 could go through.

We knew it was going to be a tough competition and there were some surprises. Everyone has their favourites so it’s not a surprise that some of them didn’t make it to the Grand Final. We want to congratulate the Czech Republic for managing to make it to the Grand Final – their second time since they debuted in 2007.

Others we want to give special mention to are; Finland, as it’s their first time in the Grand Final in 4 years; and, Ireland, as it’s their first time in 5 years.

Here are all 10 Semi-Final 1 acts who made the Grand Final. Do we have a winner amongst these acts? Why don’t you vote on our poll for your favourites.

Here Are The 10 Contestants Who Went Through To the Eurovision Song Contest 2018’s Grand Final:

Albania: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall

Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me

Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaité – When We’re Old

Israel: Netta – Toy

Estonia: Elina Nechayeva – La Forza

Bulgaria: EQUINOX – Bones

Austria: Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You

Finland: Saara Aalto – Monsters

Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Together

Cyprus: Eleni Foureira – Fuego

The second Semi-Final will take place tomorrow. Why not check out our facts and stats article on all 43 countries and acts that are competing this year. And, if you have your favourites, you should totally vote for them in our reader’s poll. We also suggest that you check out our Semi-Final 1 Lyric Quiz, test your knowledge on the words of all 19 songs that took part in the first Semi-Final.

If you haven’t already, we also urge you to check out which nine acts that didn’t get through. The Grand Final will take place on Saturday 12 May 2018.

Did your favourites from the first Semi-Final go through to the Grand Final? Let us know all of your thoughts on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

29-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Fuzzable. In the past, I have written for the Daily Star, Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fox & Squirrel Photography, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. Follow me on all socials under the handle: @CriticJonni. Email me at also, if you want, you can buy me a virtual coffee: