• The first semi-final took place in Oslo on 25 May 2010.
  • The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to a combination of televotes and jury votes from each voting country, qualified for the final. The Wildcard option from the previous contest has been dropped.
  • France, Germany and Spain voted in this semi-final.
Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01 Moldova English SunStroke Project and
Olia Tira
"Run Away" 10 52
02 Russia English Peter Nalitch and Friends "Lost and Forgotten" 7 74
03 Estonia English Malcolm Lincoln and Manpower 4 "Siren" 14 39
04 Slovakia Slovak Kristina "Horehronie" 16 24
05 Finland Finnish Kuunkuiskaajat "Työlki ellää" 11 49
06 Latvia English Aisha "What For?" 17 11
07 Serbia Serbian Milan Stanković "Ovo je Balkan"
(Oво je Балкан)
5 79
08 Bosnia and Herzegovina English Vukašin Brajić "Thunder and Lightning" 8 59
09 Poland English, Polish Marcin Mroziński "Legenda" 13 44
10 Belgium English Tom Dice "Me and My Guitar" 1 167
11 Malta English Thea Garrett "My Dream" 12 45
12 Albania English Juliana Pasha "It's All About You" 6 76
13 Greece Greek1 Giorgos Alkaios and Friends "OPA" (ΩΠΑ) 2 133
14 Portugal Portuguese Filipa Azevedo "Há dias assim" 4 89
15 Macedonia Macedonian Gjoko Taneski, Billy Zver and Pejčin "Jas ja imam silata"
(Јас ја имам силата)
15 37
16 Belarus English 3+2 feat Robert Wells "Butterflies" 9 59
17 Iceland English Hera Björk "Je ne sais quoi" 3 123