The nine other countries selected by viewers across Europe to take part in Saturday's final include Greece, Romania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Finland, Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Poland and Norway.
Israeli delegation rejoices at the Green Room
Mauda, who performed his song wearing a silver-blue vest, was accompanied by five backup singers and the prayers of Israeli Eurovision fans worldwide. He was cheered by dozens of Israelis waving the nation's flags.
Five countries have already guaranteed their place in the final: The four financing states – the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain – and Serbia due to last year's victory.