A new year is right around the corner, and with it new wishes for the Eurovision season. So we have to ask: What do you hope to see at the song contest in 2024 and on the road to Malmö?

Perhaps you want a country to win for the very first time. Of this year’s participating countries, those yet-to-win include Albania, Armenia, Australia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Georgia, Iceland, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, San Marino, and Slovenia.

Two of the three past two winners — Måneskin from Italy and Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine — sang in their native language….as did last year’s televote winner Käärijä from Finland. Perhaps you want to see another language represented at the top of the podium. If so, which one?

Or maybe you just want a peaceful result, one where the fandom doesn’t splinter into all-out war and conspiracy theories?

Diodato is making a go in Italy’s Sanremo Festival — hoping to finally get to compete after a certain virus cancelled his edition of Eurovision. And there are other potential returnees in the mix at their national selection contests, including Aisel in Azerbaijan, Let 3 in Croatia, Melovin in Ukraine, The Roop in Lithuania and more.

Maybe you’re a member of the press and dream of a slightly beefed up press centre, one which isn’t completely empty in the first few days as everyone waits for “high-reach media” to enter the tent. (Press conferences with zero media are so sad). 

Perhaps you want a press room where there are actually places where people can live-stream without fear of the sound or visuals creeping into the background, since the rules under the current regime explicitly ban that. It almost seems like those rules were engineered to make live-streaming impossible…

Whatever your wish, we want to hear it. Shout out your Eurovision wishes below and let’s dream together!

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Andreas
Andreas
1 month ago

I want Australia out of the Eurovision. Or keep them in and change the name of the show. I’m not a hater but I wouldn’t like Australia winning before another European country that hasn’t yet.

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

I want not to be able to work out who has won when they get to the split screens

Elsa
Elsa
1 month ago

My only wish nul points for Israel

mukduk
mukduk
1 month ago

No more juries, or at least a severely lowered percent of the total vote.

Juries just vote for what is bland and will sell well. They’ve shown frequently over the last few years they’ll vote for generic pop so overwhelmingly that the varied opinions of the public is virtually nullified.

That and voting blocs, and the colluding juries mean we can’t really trust them to have 50% say.

I know juries serve a purpose, but the balance at the moment is all wrong and needs to be addressed.

finnlnrd
finnlnrd
1 month ago

Germany place higher than 25th, Smash Into Pieces represent Sweden, Finland have another great year or even win, different voting system that favors the televoters a lot more.

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

That Israel are not there, otherwise I won’t be.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

Israel will be there, have fun alone

Alistair
1 month ago

Mans and Petra Hosting, Bianca Ingrosso in green room. Also carola as interval act for semi final and obviously loreen for final.

Dom
Dom
1 month ago

No more bias towards Sweden

Julie
Julie
1 month ago

Being selfish, I would love tickets??

calling-it-now...
calling-it-now...
1 month ago

Bookmark me. Rihanna will be the interval act.

3art
3art
1 month ago

The three main queens: Ronela, Eleni & Chanel to return as a trio representing San Marino or another small state they can bring victory to.

Malin
Malin
1 month ago

I want to see all the Swedish Winners in a comic intervalact written by Edward af Silen. Abba, Herreys, Carola, Charlotte Perelli, Måns and Loreen.

Perhaps a funny duet about the Swedish/Finnish hate-love relation we have for each other whith Loreen and Käärijä.

Why not let Zara Larsson do a personal interpretation of the Swedish winning songs in a potpourri with her sound.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

I don’t want to see the fandom go YAAAS QUEEN SLAY over some pinkwashing act coming from a country actively committing gen0cide.

Noam600
Noam600
1 month ago

I want Israel to win. If it happens it will be more than a victory. That would be a statement! A statement against Israel haters and anti-Semites. But of course, I want the Israeli song to be amazing and worthy of victory as well.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago
Reply to  Noam600

I want Israel to lose. If it happens it will be more than a victory. That would be a statement! A statement against Europe haters and loxists.

Robbie
Robbie
1 month ago
Reply to  Noam600

It would not be a statement in the slightest – it’s a song contest for gods sake, nothing more! It would purely be because of support for Israelis and very probably nothing at all to do with the song. Israel will NOT get the sympathy vote like Ukraine did in 2022 (nor should they) but if they want to win they’ll need an excellent song, simple!

Mark
Mark
1 month ago

I want multiple international hit singles from the contest.

I want high viewing figures.

I want an Australian win.

3art
3art
1 month ago

Ronela to return. Ie for San Marino

Sabmis
Sabmis
1 month ago

I don’t want a clown act to win bc it doesn’t feel like a real winner. The Jury is needed more then ever I’m afraid!

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabmis

Maybe the jury are clowns for not keeping up with changing music styles

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

cha cha cha is not where contemporary music is

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark

It is though? It’s fusion music.

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

I think jury are actually doing a great job. They take into account what could have a big impact otherwise Käärijä wouldn’t have finished 4th in jury’s scoreboard. But their job is also to take quality into account. Thanks to them, Estonia, Australia and Belgium got a deserved top 10 and Spain avoided a very disrespectful last place. Tbh I don’t understand why people are saying jury did Finland dirty, I think jury were really nice when you know “Cha cha cha” was kind of a joke act (well, joke but actually very strong entry). Jury could have done him… Read more »

Devito
Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

I think it was the unanimous vote of the jurors to give Loreen 12 points, which is what is triggering people to not want the jury panel. While I agree jurors are needed to protect some valuable songs (sorry, not sorry, Croatia), it needs drastic changes. 7-9 members instead of 4-5, a variety of backgrounds (you cannot have all 4-5 members have a preference for pop music and expect them to do justice), and the whole jury member background and selection process must be all-transparent, as in, why they were picked, what music they represent or favour, etc. You cannot… Read more »

Guorga
Guorga
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

You are right, jurys were overall quite decent to Käärijä (the Swedish jury in particular was rather classy). Individual jurors are a different story (two of the Spanish jurors for example). I was more surprised about Unicorn finishing second with the jurys, sure it is a great pop performance but the quality of the song is not that high.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Guorga

Jurors rate ALL aspects of a song, including it’s live performance.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

Finland was objectively done dirty when you consider very few 12s were given to them by the juries but ZERO of the televoting countries gave a single twelve to Sweden. Why should Sweden win when they haven’t got the full support of the televote? And why should they win when they’re just copy and pasting the Winner Takes it All mixed with Loreen’s original song…exactly the same lineup no changes!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabmis

my personal winner is something what can’t be topped i think, the bar is set high for me with my current all time fave anthem ”i am what i am”

also tastes are subjective, everyone has different tastes that is what makes this contest so beautiful

Georgia/Latvia to qualify should be a must now, they are on the longest nq streaks anyway out of all countries

hoping for Romania to participate after all and returning back to form with a strong experienced artist name and solid fun bop

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabmis

Clowning around is the whole point of Eurovision. It would be dumb to have ANOTHER dark or serious winner.

Sabmis
Sabmis
1 month ago

Zara Larsson performance!!!!

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

Less drama and equal treatment of NATIONAL broadcasters. Is it a lot to ask for?

WESSEL
WESSEL
1 month ago

I’d like EBU to show some guts! Not watching this year unless some measures are taken!

Robbie
Robbie
1 month ago
Reply to  WESSEL

What measures are you looking for?

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

I want a shocking, unexpected podium like 2017. Something like a Croatia-Lithuania-Georgia trifecta. Juries have become pointless, it’s time to get rid of them for once and have the spokespersons announce 8-10-12 like in the old times.

Marty McCU
Marty McCU
1 month ago

Just trivial fun here, my wish is for Ireland to win , this will drive the Swedes crazy with the most wins.

Alexandre
Alexandre
1 month ago
Reply to  Marty McCU

YES!!!!!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

My wish is the following: variety in the contest. Not everything has to be female pop singers with backup dancers and dance breaks, it’s been a stale formula for a long time.

Robbie
Robbie
1 month ago

Happy new year to you all. Lots of things on my wish list, but please remember these are personal wishes and don’t necessarily reflect mass opinion:- * Scrap the chosen running order and make it completely random again. * Get rid of pre-recorded backing vocals. * Juries to only have 20% of the total vote. * Have the presenters introduce each entry on stage. * Have only 2 recaps with 1 main interval act in between songs & voting. * Switch it up and announce the televote points before the jury points : there would be some shockers there! *… Read more »

Marty McCU
Marty McCU
1 month ago
Reply to  Robbie

Agree with your suggestion for the running order, it should be a predetermined draw, because some delegations lobby for their spot and its obvious who the front runners will be. Its not a fair system. Other suggestions are good ones , but not practical and will drag the contest on far too long. Keep the pre-recorded backing vocals, the songs sound better. Juries for the time being should stay at 50%. If it is needed then 40%. 20% is far too low, not even worth having it then to be honest.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
1 month ago

Germany, France, Spain and The UK all in the top 10, and the countries too used to being top 10 all out of it for once.
The thing that brought the most toxicity in this esc world is now the possiblity to have at the end, one jury winner, one televote winner and one overall winner who could all be different. This method has brought chaos, confusion and toxicity more than everything.
I don’t know how to change that but I’d love to see that disappear.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

I want my favorite to win and to not see political and neighbor voting from the judges.

Magpie
Magpie
1 month ago

Throwing this out there, but I wish for the previous non-qualifiers to qualify this year. Ensure the longest recent NQ streak is no longer than a year.

Atlas
Atlas
1 month ago
Reply to  Magpie

I totally disagree. That would make the semifinals almost completely pointless and lead to a final that is overall much weaker.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago
Reply to  Atlas

They aren’t saying the NQs should automatically qualify as a rule. They hope these countries qualify on their own by being good.

Atlas
Atlas
1 month ago
Reply to  Anhel

They said “Ensure the longest recent NQ streak is no longer than a year.” Which sounds like they want automatic qualification to me, but I suppose their entire statement is non-specific enough that you could interpret it either way

Bucket
Bucket
1 month ago
Reply to  Magpie

But we want to beat Netherland’s 8 year NQ streak and have the longest NQ streak ever!
If Georgia and Latvia NQ in 2024, they tie with Netherlands, so I hope Georgia qualifies and Latvia doesn’t in 2024 and 2025 so that we (Latvia) can have a record of 9 years of not qualifying. We already have a record of most last places in semis, we need the longest NQ streak as well!

Bucket
Bucket
1 month ago
Reply to  Bucket

I guess if you don’t count 2020, it is only 6 year NQ streak for now, so need to not qualify 3 more years

Atlas
Atlas
1 month ago

-I want every country to bring the absolute best song they can. No playing it safe type songs that are good enough to make it to a final, but not good enough to win. We’ve all seen rumors about that because hosting costs a lot, but as we saw last year, plenty of countries would jump at the chance to cohost in place of the winning country. Bring your best and let esc be a bloodbath -more diversity in languages please I am begging you -big jury changes. Jury power should be reduced from 50/50 to 25/75. Each country’s jury… Read more »

Ria NL
Ria NL
1 month ago

First of all, happy new year to everyone. My wish for this year is : country ‘s singing in their own language. Great participating songs and a well deserved winner.

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

My wish is for the return of a random running order draw. This removes the bias of producers wanting certain songs/countries in certain positions to the detriment of others. A good song/performance will always rise to the top. The excuse of stage set up etc doesn’t wash with me anymore nor does the same style of song back to back either. Make it fair again.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Eurovision is my favourite live TV music event in the world. I wouldn’t change anything about the music or the production (except bring back live instruments, but that’s another discussion). What I would like to see in 2024 is the ESC’s wider status discussed and opened up. I would like to be able to ask some tough questions and have an honest discussion without being edited. (e.g. A discussion about the meaning of the ESC, what the viewers want, the security of the venue, whether a huge live audience is necessary, whether or not we can give feedback to musicians… Read more »

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago

I want to see Estonia 5 miinust on that stage and Joost Klein.
For the jury to move forward in their pop thinking methods from ten years ago. Music is changing and not just pop and a certain structure

ThePointsMan
ThePointsMan
1 month ago

I wish for 2 elements to not influence the final results: (1) overhype and (2) betting odds.

Knut Olav
Knut Olav
1 month ago

I want excitement and uncertainty to the bitter end regarding who is going to win! If a country that hasn’t won before wins with a banger of a song I would be very happy! And no toxic among fans, let’s enjoy the season and the songs. I want us fans to speak out about the songs we love and be silent about the songs we dislike in respect of those who loves them. Is that that too much to ask for?

jercle
jercle
1 month ago

My Eurovision wish for 2024 is for fans to accept the winner, even if they don’t personally agree with it. We’ve had two years of “But [Spain/Finland] is the REAL winner”, and I don’t want it for a third year.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  jercle

It would help if the juries actually agreed with what the mass population of Europe voted for. The juries are a minority in comparison.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

indeed they should put their crystal ball to a good use

jercle
jercle
1 month ago

But should the juries agree with the public? If they juries and public vote in the same way, then why bother having a mix? Just go back to 100% jury or 100% televote.

ggg
ggg
1 month ago
Reply to  jercle

well, if only the juries judged fair

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago

I want as much chaos and drama as possible!

An Irish win, so the crown is taken away from Sweden for their joint 7 wins. RTE would also struggle to host if they won, so finding a host venue/city would be chaotic. Luxembourg not qualifying. A jury winner winning overall, and the televote winner doesn’t even make the top 5. Sweden placing last. Israel participating, which leads to some countries withdrawing. Greece and Cyprus exchanging no points.

ThePointsMan
ThePointsMan
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

…and Azerbaijan with 0 points in the televoting.

Bucket
Bucket
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

Add Georgia getting 2nd place and someone withdrawing/getting disqualified between the semi and final (let’s say Malta!)

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

As far as Eurovision is concerned I wish that we have a high quality of songs in many different genres. The contest needs to be fair and square and the toxicity that occurs about the results nearly every year must stop. With the great stage design that has been created, there are countless opportunities for amazing stagings by the delegations.
In general I wish for peace, solidarity and justice.

Bucket
Bucket
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

There’s no toxicity if you stay off the internet/Eurovision fandoms

Luke A
Luke A
1 month ago

Hoping for a winner that hasn’t won in a while or first time winner
Hoping for some suprise qualifiers looking at you Latvia/San Marino/Ireland
Would of course love another top 5 for UK again and then a win in JESC or to do the double and win both

Luke A
Luke A
1 month ago
Reply to  Luke A

Also before I forget wanting Petra Meda to host but that’s a long shot

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

I want EBU to treat other ESC media and content creators better and I don’t want press centre to be completely closed during first and second rehearsals. It is reasonable to close press centre during first rehearsals, but why close it for 2nd rehearsals too? Nevertheless, I hope some more exotic country will win for which we would all be excited to host Eurovision.

ESC Hayden
ESC Hayden
1 month ago

I hope Olly gets a great result, which encourages other established British artists to participate.

SVT’s postcards in 2016 were nice but hardly revolutionary overall, so would like them to do something really creative and innovative like BBC did.

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago

My main wish is for the fandom to be less toxic, and to concentrate on things they do like instead of bashing things they don’t (which, often, turns out to be the majority of songs). Now, that’s not saying forming a false complacency. It just means, using a more polite language, and spending more time on commenting songs you do like in comparison. Also, not shame people who like music you don’t. As for the contest, I would wish for it being first and foremost a fair game with established rules, and everyone following them. I am okay with the… Read more »

Fenn Reynolds
Fenn Reynolds
1 month ago

Stop with the Tiktok announcements for EVERYTHING! The running order draw was so dry in 2023.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago

Get rid of the vocal backing tracks.

jercle
jercle
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

I couldn’t agree more, but I can’t see it dropping it now. Pandora’s box has been opened, sadly.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Keep the current 50/50 system. Any weakening of the juries will lead to more countries losing interest and lead to more shallow novelty songs taking preference over artistry. No more toxic fans spreading theories. Its not the end of the world if the favourite do not win. Keep ESC a positive place.. With the staging I wish countries to come up with creative fun staging concepts, to take advantage of the stage. More support of the local artists by the fans. Yes it might not be your favourite but they still represent your country. At least be nice and wish… Read more »

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

-No returning past Eurovision artists -Iceland internally selects Hatari after scrapping their NF at the last minute with an anti-war song and wins -Valeria Pasha wins in Moldova -Matt Blxck smashes it in Malta -Ollie does well in Estonia but Cecilia ends up slaying and going to Eurovision -A suprise winner is crowned again in Benidorm Fest after a great live performance and staging is revealed. -Danny Saucedo, Marcus and Martinus, Smash into Pieces or Scarlet wins in Sweden -Ireland sends something in Irish -Olly Alexander’s UK song is an electronic hit based on Years and Years’s typical 80s style… Read more »

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago

”No returning acts”, yet one of the first wishes is Hatari being internally chosen? 🙂

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago
Reply to  Dominic

These things don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago

Don’t be silly, of course they are mutually exclusive. It’s not only basic logic, it’s the whole point of saying “no returning acts”.

Otherwise you should have said “only some reaturning acts” or… what you cearly really want: “only Harati may return”.

Perahps you just don’t undertand logic?

israeli pov
israeli pov
1 month ago

the voice of hate you mean….

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago

My wish is to weaken (not remove) the jury power. Reduce them to 25% maybe 33%

Or use a slightly different system where juries use proportional voting, meaning its harder to get a jury landslide. Similar to the JESC but in reverse.

Azuro
Azuro
1 month ago

Came expecting an article about New Year wishes, instead learnt how hard life is for ESC press people

LouieP
LouieP
1 month ago

I’d love Olly Alexander to win ESC for my home country! With a great team behind our song and staging, I feel that (although we don’t know the song) the performance will be quality as, it is Olly. With good live vocals and the charisma we know him for, there’s no reason why the public and juries can’t get behind him and bring Eurovision back to the UK! Let’s not forget we did so well hosting ESC 2023 on behalf of a country, so the BBC would go all out if the UK won it ourselves. London 2025? Let’s do… Read more »

Lyudmyla
Lyudmyla
1 month ago

Athena Manukyan return and my favourites in Top10

Matt
Matt
1 month ago

I would like the televote only semis to stay. I think I’m in the minority but I like this system. The EBU need to sort some of the biases with the juries, but it is very much needed. I haven’t always loved every act but I feel that post-victory Portugal has really found their rhythm in Eurovision, and send really good quality acts and (I don’t know much about Portugese culture so can’t say for sure), but their entries feel distinctly Portuguese largely due to their use of native language. I hope we get another professional Portuguese entry that does… Read more »

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt

I’m a fan of the 50/50 split, though I agree more needs to be shaken up with juries (bigger and more diverse and relevant/current juries). I think the thing that has been overlooked, though, is that with no juries in the semis we are forcing them to choose from acts that the audience has already chosen. It may need more to balance out, though I think it’s a start.