Eurovision 2023 semi-final 1: Which countries have qualified for final in Liverpool?

The first of 2023's semi-finals has taken place at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena

The first round of Eurovision 2023 semi-finals have taken place at Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena, with hosts Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina welcoming 15 acts to battle it our for a place in this weekend's grand final.

With the UK hosting this year's contest on behalf of 2022 winners Ukraine, this week sees all semi-finalists perform with the hope of taking their country's song to the final stage this Saturday May 13.

Acts including Sweden's Loreen, Finland's Käärijä and Israel's Noa Kirel performed in the first round, with the next semi-final set to take place this Thursday May 11.

See all the acts to have qualified for this year's final below.

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Eurovision 2023 Semi-Final 1: Which countries are through to the final?

Croatia (Let 3 – “Mama ŠČ!”)

Norway (Alessandra – Queen Of Kings)

Portugal (Mimicat – “Ai Coração”)

Serbia (Luke Black – Samo Mi Se Spava)

Czechia (Vesna – My Sister’s Crown)

Finland (Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha)

Israel (Noa Kirel – Unicorn)

Moldova (Pasha Parfeny – Soarele și Luna)

Sweden (Loreen – (Tattoo)

Switzerland (Remo Forrer – Watergun)

Eurovision Semi-Final 1: Non-Qualifiers

Ireland (Wild Youth – We Are One)

Azerbaijan (TuralTuranX – Tell Me More)

Netherlands (Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper – Burning Daylight)

Latvia (Sudden Lights – Aijā)

Malta (The Busker – Dance (Our Own Party))

Eurovision Song Contest - Semi-Final 2 - countries taking part on May 11 2023

1. Armenia

2. Belgium

3. Cyprus

4. Denmark

5. Estonia

6. Greece

7. Iceland

8. Romania

9. Albania

10. Australia

11. Austria

12. Georgia

13. Lithuania

14. Poland

15. San Marino

16. Slovenia

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When is the Eurovision 2023 grand final?

The Eurovision Song Contest airs this year from May 9 - May 13 2023. 

The first semi-final took place on May 9, while the second will air May 11.

The big event itself, the Grand Final, will take place on May 13.

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