Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final 1: The Ten Countries That Qualified To The Grand Final

The first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 took place last night (14 May 2018) and what a fierce competition it was. A total of 17 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 San Marino for managing to make it to the Grand Final – their second time since they debuted in 2008 – and the Czech Republic for managing to make it to the Grand Final too – their third time since they debuted in 2007.

Others we want to give special mentions to are; Australia who keeps their 100% success rate of making it to the Grand Final, and Iceland for making a return to the Grand Final after four years of not qualifying.

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? Or check out the CelebMix favourites and while you’re at it, why not check out the facts and stats of all the 41 entries this year. If you’re feeling really brave, why not try out our lyrics quiz on the first Semi-Final.

Here Are The 10 Contestants Who Went Through To the Eurovision Song Contest 2019’s Grand Final:

Cyprus: Tamta – Replay

Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi

Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend

Belarus: ZENA – Like It

Serbia: Nevena Božovic – Kruna

Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity

Iceland: Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra

Estonia: Victor Crone – Storm

Greece: Katerine Duska – Better Love

San Marino: Serhat – Say Na Na Na

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 17 songs that took part in the first Semi-Final.

If you haven’t already, we also urge you to check out which seven acts that didn’t get through. The Grand Final will take place on Saturday 18 May 2019.

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

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