• The first semi-final took place in Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf on 10 May 2011.
  • 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.
  • Spain and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.
Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01  Poland Polish Magdalena Tul "Jestem" 19 18
02  Norway English, Swahili Stella Mwangi "Haba Haba" 17 30
03  Albania English, Albanian Aurela Gaçe "Feel the Passion" 14 47
04  Armenia English Emmy "Boom Boom" 12 54
05  Turkey English Yüksek Sadakat "Live It Up" 13 47
06  Serbia Serbian Nina "Čaroban" (Чаробан) 8 67
07  Russia English, Russian Alexey Vorobyov "Get You" 9 64
08   Switzerland English Anna Rossinelli "In Love for a While" 10 55
09  Georgia English Eldrine "One More Day" 6 74
10  Finland English Paradise Oskar "Da Da Dam" 3 103
11  Malta English Glen Vella "One Life" 11 54
12  San Marino English Senit "Stand By" 16 34
13  Croatia English Daria "Celebrate" 15 41
14  Iceland English Sjonni's Friends "Coming Home" 4 100
15  Hungary English, Hungarian Kati Wolf "What About My Dreams?" 7 72
16  Portugal Portuguese Homens da Luta "A luta é alegria" 18 22
17  Lithuania English1 Evelina Sašenko "C'est ma vie" 5 81
18  Azerbaijan English Ell & Nikki "Running Scared" 2 122
19  Greece English, Greek Loukas Giorkas feat. Stereo Mike "Watch My Dance" 1 133