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The Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Semi 1 - Tuesday 6 May 8pm RTÉ TWO

Live from the B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark, artists from 16 countries will take to the stage tonight to sing for a place in the Grand Final on Saturday in the 59th annual contest.

The contest takes place in Denmark, following Emmelie de Forest's win in the 2013 contest with the song Only Teardrops. This will be the third time that Denmark will host the contest, the last time being in 2001.

Eurovision this year is hosted by Pilou Asbæk, best known to viewers as Kasper Juul in Danish political drama series Borgen; musician Nikolaj Koppel and former X-Factor Denmark host Lise Rønne.

Television commentary by Marty Whelan.

Semi 2 - Thurs 8 May 8pm RTÉ TWO

Live from the B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark, artists from 15 countries including Ireland's entry Heartbeat, performed by Can-Linn featuring Kasey Smith will take to the stage tonight to compete for a place in the Grand Final on Saturday in the 59th annual contest.

Eurovision this year is hosted by Pilou Asbæk, best known to viewers as Kasper Juul in Danish political drama series Borgen; musician Nikolaj Koppel and former X-Factor Denmark host Lise Rønne.

Television commentary by Marty Whelan.

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2014