Eurovision semi final 1 running order as favourite Croatia, Ireland and Ukraine compete

Teresa & Maria from Ukraine at Eurovision
Teresa & Maria from Ukraine at Eurovision -Credit:Getty Images

The eyes of the world will be on Sweden this week, as the country plays host to this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The Scandinavian nation is doing the honours this year after Loree triumphed in Liverpool last year with Tattoo and now acts from 37 different countries are aiming to follow in her footsteps as the competition arrives in Malmo. Six acts won't need to worry about getting votes until the grand final on Saturday, with the Big 5 - UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy - all having an automatic place, along with Sweden as host nation.

The remaining 31 countries will do battle on Tuesday and Thursday night, with 15 of them going in the first Eurovision semi and the other 16 in the second. Tuesday's heat features two of the most hotly tipped entries this year, from Croatia and Ukraine, and also one of tis year's most bonkers acts, Finland's Windows95 Man.

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While the Big 5 and Sweden don't have to compete in the semi finals, they will get a chance to perform, with three, including the UK's Olly Alexander, getting the chance to impress on Tuesday and the other three on stage on May 9.

Here is the line-up and running order for Tuesday's first semi final:

Eurovision semi final 1 running order

Cyprus: Liar - Silia Kapsis

Serbia: Ramonda - Teya Dora

Lithuania: Luktelk - Silvester Belt

Ireland: Doomsday Blue - Bambie Thug

Ukraine: Teresa & Maria - alyona alyona & Jerry Heil

Poland: The Tower - Luna

Croatia: Rim Tim Tagi Dim - Baby Lasagna

Iceland: Scared of Heights - Hera Björk

Slovenia: Veronika - Raiven

Finland: No Rules! - Windows95man

Moldova: In the Middle - Natalia Barbu

Azerbaijan: Özünlə Apar - Fahree feat. Ilkin Dovlatov

Australia: One Milkali (One Blood) - Electric Fields

Portugal: Grito - Iolanda

Luxembourg: Fighter - Tali