If yesterday evening’s Jury Semifinal 1 is any indication, then the live broadcast tonight promises to be an exciting show.
The abandoned post-industrial B&W Hallerne (see photo) is transformed on the inside into a high-tech arena, making each song performance simply spectacular.
Each competing country has been asked to create the intro postcard for their song and indeed they have complied – look out for these imaginative presentations when you tune in for the show tonight.
Also seen arriving at the Eurovision 2014 venue was Verka Serduchka (Ukrainian contestant at the Helsinki Eurovision 2007) – with his beloved mama as is usual. He is also part of tonight’s show.
Tonight television viewers from Semifinal 1 participating countries will cast their votes to add to the jury votes from yesterday evening, which will decide who will be the 10 qualifiers to the Grand Final on Saturday. The media at the press centre here has made their prediction (see photo) – what are yours?
Tune in to Semifinal 1 on YLE2 tonight at 22:00 Finnish time.