LIVE BLOG – Eurovision 2019 – First semi-final

I stocked up on cheese balls, pickled onions and creme de menthe, aiming to be the one nobody wanted to kiss come midnight.

Before I reached that shocking state, Mr Phil and the combined forces of the Eurovision Ireland press corps joined me to walk you through the first Eurovision 2019 semi final.

Click to see the runners and riders
DrawCountryArtistSongResult
01CyprusTamtaReplayQUALIFIED
02MontenegroD molHeavenELIMINATED
03FinlandDarude feat. Sebastian RejmanLook awayELIMINATED
04PolandTuliaFire of love (Pali się)ELIMINATED
05SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper ŠantlSebiQUALIFIED
06Czech RepublicLake MalawiFriend of a friendQUALIFIED
07HungaryJoci PápaiAz én apámELIMINATED
08BelarusZENALike itQUALIFIED
09SerbiaNevena BožovićKrunaQUALIFIED
10BelgiumEliotWake upELIMINATED
11GeorgiaOto NemsadzeKeep on goingELIMINATED
12AustraliaKate Miller-HeidkeZero gravityQUALIFIED
13IcelandHatariHatrið mun sigraQUALIFIED
14EstoniaVictor CroneStormQUALIFIED
15PortugalConan OsirisTelemóveisELIMINATED
16GreeceKaterine DuskaBetter loveQUALIFIED
17San MarinoSerhatSay na na naQUALIFIED
May 14, 2019 7:09 pm
ENDED
Latest update 2 years ago
22:12
Break in transmission

In the UK, we lost the qualifying recap two seconds into ZENA's screeching encore. There is a God.

Mo Fanning
22:11
8/10 here

Not bad.......  Big shock being Belgium and Georgia not qualifying, and San Marino even with a vocally hideous performance.   

Phil Colclough
22:10
9/10 Chez Fanning

We'll be back on our sofas on Thursday.

Mo Fanning
22:09
The ten in random order
  • Greece
  • Belarus
  • Serbia
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Czech Republic
  • Australia
  • Iceland
  • San Marino
  • Slovenia
Mo Fanning
22:03
It's time

Ten qualifiers coming your way ... after top bantz from Jon Ola

Mo Fanning
21:49
It started like this ...

Not your toy ...

Mo Fanning
21:40
Hosting

Spare a thought for the house band

Mo Fanning
21:39
My Ten... if pushed

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Hungary

Belgium

Georgia

Australia

Iceland

San Marino

Belarus

Estonia

Phil Colclough
21:37
Few pics

From the big show

Mo Fanning
21:35
I haven't even got a ten here

There is so much that has gone write and wrong that literally fifteen songs *can* qualify.  Montenegro and Portugal are the only two that I have not qualifying.   Perm ten from fifteen then.  

Phil Colclough
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28 COMMENTS

  1. Production wise, this was one, more or less, a good one. It may be a small venue but it looks great on TV

  2. Was busy,sorry.
    So late comments.

    Stage look amazing but not everyone is utilizing it to the fullest.

    The postcards are really fun to look at and actually say something about the singers

  3. Prediction time –

    As usual, never watched a single footage from rehearsals and all based on what I have read(more or less), although in some cases I go with my gut feeling-

    Cyprus
    Slovenia
    Czech Republic
    Hungary
    Serbia
    Belgium
    Australia
    Iceland
    Greece
    San Marino

    Estonia and Poland may replace one of teh above.

    Have fun tonight.

  4. Production wise, this was one, more or less, a good one. It may be a small venue but it looks great on TV

  5. Was busy,sorry.
    So late comments.

    Stage look amazing but not everyone is utilizing it to the fullest.

    The postcards are really fun to look at and actually say something about the singers

  6. Prediction time –

    As usual, never watched a single footage from rehearsals and all based on what I have read(more or less), although in some cases I go with my gut feeling-

    Cyprus
    Slovenia
    Czech Republic
    Hungary
    Serbia
    Belgium
    Australia
    Iceland
    Greece
    San Marino

    Estonia and Poland may replace one of teh above.

    Have fun tonight.

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