On Thursday evening local time — 3 p.m. ET for those stateside — 18 countries will vie for a spot in Saturday’s grand final in Turin, Italy.
The performers for the second of two semifinal rounds will include representatives from the countries of: Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Australia, Cyprus, Ireland, North Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, Montenegro, Belgium, Sweden and the Czech Republic.
Performers from Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom will also take the stage but they are automatically qualified for the big finale.
In the final, the qualifying 20 countries will perform along with the so-called Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom).