Fifteen countries will compete. But only ten will advance to the grand final. Welcome to Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2023.
The first show in this year’s contest is stacked. It includes Sweden’s Loreen and Finland’s Käärijä, who currently sit first and second on the odds table. A lot of fans think Loreen will win the jury vote in the grand final. Many others think Käärijä could take the public vote in the grand final. The first semi will be their first reckoning — albeit in a televote only system.
Also performing in this semi is Alessandra — who many of you will know as “SHE, Queen of the Kings.” The Norwegian star has already topped the Spotify Global Viral Top 50. Will the hype return on May 9?
Israel’s Noa Kirel and Czechia’s Vesna — also in the Top 10 with the bookies — are among the others that fans are watching.
Eurovision 2023: Semi-final one line-up
During the semi-final allocation draw, the fifteen countries were drawn into the first half or second half. Producers are now deciding the precise running order based on making the most interesting show (considering things like visual flow) and also practicality (the time and difficulty of moving acts and their props on and off the stage).
Croatia – Let 3
Ireland – Wild Youth
Latvia – Sudden Lights
Malta – The Busker
Norway – Alessandra
Portugal – Mimicat
Serbia – Luke Black
Azerbaijan – TuralTuranX
Czech Republic – Vesna
Finland – Käärijä
Israel – Noa Kirel
Moldova – Pasha Parfeni
Netherlands – Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper
Sweden – Loreen
Switzerland – Remo Forrer
Who should win semi-final one of Eurovision 2023?
But we want to know: Who is your winner? And which 10 countries do you want to see qualify for the final? Support your ten qualifiers by voting in the poll below. You can vote for as many countries as you want, but you can only submit your votes ONE time. Be sure to click the box next to each country you want to support before hitting submit.
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