The dress rehearsal of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Kyiv on May 8.
Contestants from 18 countries performed their songs before the public and the jury. The jury pitches their votes after seeing the second dress rehearsal, while the TV audience votes based on the actual show, which takes place on May 9. The votes of the jury and the audience are added and comprise the final score.
The first semi-final saw participants from Sweden, Georgia, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Moldova, Iceland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia. Only 10 of them will make it to the grand final on May 13.