2016 Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Estonia Finland Greece Hungary Iceland Malta Montenegro Netherlands Russia San Marino TONIGHT: Eurovision 2016 Semi-Final 1 By Sean Tarbuck Posted on May 10, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr After months of preparation, nerve-wracking national selection shows, hours of rehearsals, countless interviews and press meetings, tonnes of partying (there’s room for that at Eurovision t00) and a little dose of sightseeing, the stage is set, the artists are raring to go and we are finally here. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 to begin! Tonight, 18 countries will perform live on international television to aim for a place in Saturday’s grand final. The participants in this semi-final are; FINLAND – Sandhja – Sing It Away GREECE – Argo – Utopian Land MOLDOVA – Lidia Isac – Falling Stars HUNGARY – Freddie – Pioneer CROATIA – Nina Kraljić – Lighthouse NETHERLANDS – Douwe Bob – Slow Down ARMENIA – Iveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave SAN MARINO – Serhat – I Didn’t Know RUSSIA – Sergey Lazarev – You Are The Only One CZECH REPUBLIC – Gabriela Gunčíková – I Stand CYPRUS – Minus One – Alter Ego AUSTRIA – Zoë – Loin d’ici ESTONIA – Jüri Pootsmann – Play AZERBAIJAN – Samra – Miracle MONTENEGRO – Highway – The Real Thing ICELAND – Greta Salóme – Hear Them Calling BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Dalal, Deen, Ana Rucner & Jala – Ljubav je MALTA – Ira Losco – Walk On Water Only ten of these countries will qualify and it’s certainly a competitive list, so you don’t want to miss tonight! We’ll be on social media and the forum throughout the show tonight gauging your reactions and we’ll have our predictions for you later today. So, make sure you have everything ready. Grab your drinks and snacks, unplug the phone, lock the door, sit back and relax, because Eurovision is finally back on TV! Which songs do you hope to see in the final? Share your thoughts with us below!