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With all semi-finalists now having had one go on the Eurovision 2024 stage, it’s time to move on to the second stage. Wednesday sees all 15 acts from semi-final 1 returning to Malmö Arena for another chance to perfect their performances.

This time around, they’ll have 20 minutes to undertake another few run throughs and to check whatever changes they requested following the first rehearsal.

The EBU will release photos and clips on YouTube, which will likely come as one big roundup at the end of the day. We’ll try to update this post as things drop. Regardless, please share your thoughts in the comments section throughout the day!

Eurovision 2024 rehearsal schedule | Day 5 (Wednesday 1 May)

Here’s the full Eurovision rehearsal schedule for Wednesday 1 May. All times are in CEST.

  • 10:30 — 10:50 Cyprus
  • 10:55 — 11:15 Serbia
  • 11:20 — 11:40 Lithuania
  • 11:45 — 12:05 Ireland
  • 12:10 — 12:30 Ukraine
  • 12:35 — 12:55 Poland
  • 14:00 — 14:20 Croatia
  • 14:25 — 14:45 Iceland
  • 14:50 — 15:10 Slovenia
  • 15:15 — 15:35 Finland
  • 15:40 — 16:00 Moldova
  • 16:30 — 16:50 Azerbaijan
  • 16:55 — 17:15 Australia
  • 17:20 — 17:40 Portugal
  • 17:45 — 18:05 Luxembourg

Eurovision 2024 rehearsals | Day 5

1. 🇨🇾 Cyprus: Silia Kapsis with “Liar”

 
 
 
 
 
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2. 🇷🇸 Serbia: Teya Dora with “Ramonda”

 
 
 
 
 
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3. 🇱🇹 Lithuania: Silvester Belt with “Luktelk”

 
 
 
 
 
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4. 🇮🇪 Ireland: Bambie Thug with “Doomsday Blue”

 
 
 
 
 
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5. 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Jerry Heil & alyona alyona with “Teresa & Maria”

 
 
 
 
 
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6. 🇵🇱 Poland: LUNA with “The Tower”

 
 
 
 
 
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7. 🇭🇷 Croatia: Baby Lasagna with “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”

 
 
 
 
 
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8. 🇮🇸 Iceland: Hera Björk with “Scared of Heights”

 
 
 
 
 
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9. 🇸🇮 Slovenia: Raiven with “Veronika”

 
 
 
 
 
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10. 🇫🇮 Finland: Windows95Man with “No Rules”

 
 
 
 
 
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11. 🇲🇩 Moldova: Natalia Barbu with “In the Middle”

 
 
 
 
 
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12. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: FAHREE feat. Ilkin Dovlatov with “Özünlə Apar”

 
 
 
 
 
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13. 🇦🇺 Australia: Electric Fields with “One Milkali (One Blood)”

 
 
 
 
 
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14. 🇵🇹 Portugal: iolanda with “Grito”

 
 
 
 
 
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15. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg: TALI with “Fighter”

 
 
 
 
 
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Big Clam
Big Clam
1 month ago

People commenting: stope telling other people they are wrong and that you are the one objective person who knows what is going to happen.

Everyone is subjective Deal with it.

Big Clam
Big Clam
1 month ago
Reply to  Big Clam

We all have our predictions. It’s fun to make them. But you don’t have superior knowledge or understanding than the next person. You don’t have a crystal ball. You’re not that special.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Big Clam

We are all special!

Jimbo
Jimbo
1 month ago

So I’m going to put my neck out and say that I believe these will be the qualifiers based on block voting, strong songs and impressive staging from the recent 2nd rehearsal clips. Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia. Block countries these are so they are very likely give some points to each other , strong songs and staging are alright. Ukraine definitely qualify and I believe Poland do alright and will qualify. Ukraine and Poland will likely vote for each other for each other as they are neighbours and very strong song from Ukraine and good staging. Moldova a neighbour country… Read more »

Anthony
Anthony
1 month ago

I think This Semi final is stronger compared to Semi final 2, my opinion 🙂

I liked Croatia’s staging, also Lithuania 🙂 Ukraine’s song is not my cup of tea; boring 🙁 another war-theme song (sorry but it’s true) but good colours for staging.

Moldova, Iceland, Slovenia, Australia would not qualify, it is obvious.
If qualifies, Serbia’s chance of being in top10 is low.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

like AI is replacing workers in industry, at eurovision dancers are now totally in and the backing vocalist era is gone

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Portugal looks like a bit of a standout too. Reminded me of Dami Im and North Macedonia 2019.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Do you believe these sentences? 🙂 Portufal may not even qualify for the final; their staging looks bland and a bit empty

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

I feel the same way as Jimmy. Portugal totally stands out. The staging is really good and perfectly fits the song. Also Iolanda may be the best vocalist of this SF. If Portugal doesn’t make it to the final while Finland does, we can officially question Europeans taste.

Catherine
Catherine
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

Most people think otherwise and Portugal’s odds in Semifinal 1 keep shortening.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Ireland and Ukraine both look absolutely stunning. Filmic quality.

EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

Ukraine’s staging is simply stunning. The clip of those fire missiles coming Jerry’s way and her standing strong like a warrior and like she’s fighting them gave me chills. This is a top 3 performance.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  EProduc

Yes, that part is really captivating. Fireworks or missiles or optical fibers (haha), in any case, it’s visually appealing. Well done to the team Ukraine.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  EProduc

Staging is good but the song is just war-themed boring song and this song doesnt deserve top 3 position.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

Richard stop changing your names just to spit on ukraine so much lmao

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Sorry I meant to say Samuel, stop changing your names. Samuel Richard, stop this instance!

FFF
FFF
1 month ago

Qualifiers: Australia, Croatia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine

Feelings aside, there’s certain songs that appeal to the general public and shouldn’t be overlooked because X artist didn’t win national selection. Good luck to all!

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Cyprus – youthful abandon, nice visuals, a bit familiar but a good opener nonetheless Serbia – bit worried about this, the staging looks a bit empty, is it going to tap into the mood of the listener? Lithuania – and so the party begins! This is a total banger – serious contender Ireland – totally pops out, this is captivating, I can’t see a world where this doesn’t go through Ukraine – goosebumps! Almost in tears in just a very short clip, the staging is perfect, the struggle, the climb, very emotional Poland – this is a massive ball of… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

My prediction:

Definitely through – Croatia, Finland, Ukraine, Lithuania

Most likely: Ireland, Luxembourg

Squeaky-bum time: Cyprus, Serbia, Slovenia, Australia, Portugal

Surprise factor: Iceland, Poland

Probably not: Moldova, Azerbaijan

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

Cant understand what is emotional about Ukraine’s song? The cringe rap part or just the other singer saying “Mother Theresa” over Rock?
Got bored with Ukraine’s overhyped entries.

Kosmostars
Kosmostars
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

simply hater 🙂

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

Controversial opinion coming. I am amazed by how much the fandom is influenced by a dozen fans who overreach about Ireland’s entry. First, it was not to qualify, then it was to qualify, now it’s for the win. I respect other people’s opinions and tastes, no doubt. I feel it’s an influence dragged by a few and then human psychology takes hold and everyone believes what the many others believe. Let’s be honest: the Irish entry is likely not to qualify for the shock of many in here. I am talking about the contest part of the topic, if it… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Doomsday Blue is not your cup of tea, that’s perfectly fine… I just find it sad that you seem totally unable to objectively recognise Bambie’s talent as songwriter, vocalist, and physical performer.

Luckily, the masses only watch. Most don’t vote.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

What you failed to understand is that (as I wrote) I am judging the possible result of the entry in the contest. Feel free to like the artist and song and whatever, no doubt. I am just saying that personal opinion and taste are one thing. Judging situations objectively is another thing. In my case, I love Norway. Most of my friends find the song unattractive loud and noisy. That’s fine. I am aware that many might feel this way. Yet, I love the song and listen to it non stop. As for the masses who watch and don’t vote,… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

The EBU are the ones to ask for the stats, I imagine they will want to impress us with the enormous volume… oh wait… silence.

Truth is, most viewers can NOT vote for the country they want to win. Their own. So they don’t bother.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

P.S. Enjoy your tea.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Thank you, gent. Btw, you share the same name with my ginger cat. 🙂

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Oh how much influence us 12 have on bookies too and thousands of comments on her perfomance online. Oh the 12 choosen ones. 12 gaelic warriors. Felicia, please. Get out of your hate bubble towards Irealnd and accept the people like an entry u hate.

”So, the Irish entry is not TV-friendly at all. And it’s certainly not appealing to the masses who watch for the first time.” Unlike Finland or the Netherlands that are appealing to the first time watchers.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Finland and the Netherlands are appealing to the masses, yes. Not to the degree they can win (not even NL).

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Do explain how do nl en fin have a mass appeal to an average viewer that decided to watch eurovision for the first time?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

They are positive, send happy vibes, perhaps a bit silly ones, we all need a breath of light entertainment and show. This is how many people outside the fandom see the contest + vote.

FFF
FFF
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Mass hysteria is something that takes control over this somewhat growing group of people, also everybody tends to avoid saying some opinnions that may seem controversial to avoid backlash.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  FFF

Yes, that’s the word. Mass hysteria. It’s ok to be passionate. Hysteria is another thing.

Also, yes, we fans sometimes don’t say the truth or avoid unpopular opinions but it’s this blend of opinions that makes the forum alive.

I remember last year’s mass hysteria and assaults by people who insisted that Spain would win with Aea.

Rdrd
Rdrd
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

The fact that you have spent your evening downvoting and negatively responding to any positive comment posted relating to the Irish act says it all. If all the people who didn’t like the Irish act were even nearly as taken by the act as you have proven yourself to be then Dublin 2025 would be inevitable

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Rdrd

Derry 2025

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Rdrd

I am sick in bed with the flu plus no work because I have my own business and it’s a less busy time for me. So, yes, I have a lot of free time these days. Wish me well. Or if you don’t fancy that, send me a clip of Bambie to scare the $$$t out of me. Come one people, relax and have fun! We will know what happens in a few days.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

You are sick in bed?

People, don’t doubt the power of a Bambie hex. Please be careful out there.

Paul, I suggest you wear some garlic around your neck until May 12. Get better soon!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Poul

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Tak, Jonas.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Poul, your argument moves from:

“I feel it’s an influence dragged by a few and then human psychology takes hold and everyone believes what the many others believe.”

to

“what I see is appalling, and this is how most people will likely feel as well.”

It kind of looks like you’re arguing against groupthink by projecting groupthink as the basis of your own position. I’d be more convinced if you gave us reasons why you think most people will find Bambie appalling rather than engaging.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I agree with you that the bubble can have a groupthink that exists outside of, and evaporates inside of, mainstream reality. By contrast, I can imagine almost 20 years ago there would have been fans upset about Lordi and saying it couldn’t possibly win and was making a mockery of the entire Contest, and yet it’s secured a beloved place for fans and casual viewers. Whether that’s the case for Bambie or not remains to be seen. Either way, I’m very glad that so many fans have taken them into their hearts. If people get something from the song and… Read more »

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Remind me how Hatari and Go_A did with the televote in their respective semi finals?

Sandro
Sandro
1 month ago

I’ve now switched from Croatia to Ukraine

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sandro

Just boring entry; war-themed song 🙁

Ruu
Ruu
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

You change your name constantly, why not just use one? To make false view on people agreeing to your own personal view?

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Ruu

Its funny he didnt yet realize the icon doesnt change if u change the name

Tino
Tino
1 month ago

My top 15 of SF1 post rehearsals: 1) Ukraine (not specifically because of the good staging, the song has always been in my overall top 5). 2) Portugal (goosebumps) 3) Ireland 4) Croatia 5) Lithuania 6) Serbia (I’m scared though because it’s quite forgettable) 7) Luxembourg And from now on I’m lost 8) Slovenia (I have bad feelings here, I’m scared the staging might seem a bit weird) 9) Cyprus? (Acceptable song but heard a thousand times. Vocals okay but average staging) 10) Poland? (I like the song and the staging looks interesting but those vocals… weak) 11) Australia 12)… Read more »

Kayroz
Kayroz
1 month ago

Omg slovenia clip rehearsal its only screaming… and looks messy and empty stage.. sorry for Raiven i had high hopes for her looks like NQ

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Kayroz

Well said, it’s mostly screaming at the end. Someone should tell the team that never impresses the audience, rather makes the song unattractive. Also, the visuals are weak (unless they use other visuals in the end) and the stage looks empty. Most importantly, the message of the song is not coming through.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Kayroz

Dude never heard about opera singing. I wish I had your brain for a day to rest a bit.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Oh now, you don’t want my brain. You will suffer and not rest a bit. I am off to listen to Mozart and drink my tea now.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Beethoven is a Eurovision winner. 1965. True fact.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

After seeing the clips, I really think Ireland could win this semi. That is how good it is.

Amigo
Amigo
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

It might push them to the finals, but they are a bit out there. I showed the clip to 7 aduld straight male friends and they Said it looks scary and to Play them something popish and gay. That’s how they see ESC. And a lot of people do. Old people will probably not Like this too, Children especially. Irealnd Did improve and will probabl qualify. But they will not win! Sorry 🙁

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

Do those seven hetero men have ANY intention of actually voting, though?

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Bros no vote… Bros only drink and dance to gay pops. Gay for pay vibes anyone?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

We are only here for their amusement, we should give them what they want. Bros before hoes.

Rdrd
Rdrd
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

In the semi you cannot downvote a song, only upvote and alot of the semi voting is from the random, Ireland winning the semi is very possible.
When it comes to the final unfortunately I don’t see Ireland winning although I would love it but that’s when I think the divisive nature of the song will become negative and likely result in a strong televote but weaker jury vote

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

Well said, I wrote a comment about Ireland, moments ago. I agree with you. It’s not for the masses or the main mass audience. We eurofans live in a bubble quite often.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Winning the semi is possible, but doesn’t ALWAYS mean much. I’m thinking Norway 2018.

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Or Australia last year..

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

Yes!

anna
anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

All this artsy hooga booga maybe attractive for some fans but remember that people thought that Conan Osiris will do amazing with his weird entry and we know how that ended. This is not a pleasant song to listen to and the staging is just disturbing. It’s like a horror movie and not a fun one like Lordi

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  anna

Well said, totally with you. I can’t see this getting televotes. Lordi was fun, Bambie is horrifying, literally.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

There are many ways to win, the traditional way is the one with the most votes for a song on one night and get a teophy… The other winners are those who impress and garner the most long term fans, and have the skills to keep generating content to keep and grow those fans. Bambie is that kind of winner… In my opinion, based on what I’ve been listening since January. Smart Shuffle of Bambie, Misfits 2.0 etc

They came for the crown, not the trophy.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

All this hate towards Ukraine like it’s not a eurovision powerhouse. The only one besides Italy that can go toe to toe with Sweden. Was 2022 pitty win? Yes Does that takes away anything from this year’s entry? Absolutely not, since this song is leagues better than Stefania or the one last year which was so good I forgot it’s name already.

Boo
Boo
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

I thought Ukraine rehearsal looks amazing, the best use of the stage in Semi 1.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Boo

Me too…. You’re solid Ukraine.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Sorry but everyone knows that either UK or Spain should have won in 2022; nor Ukraine.
So, high televoting points in 2022 was not for the song, but for the Pitty win.
This year same; the song is boring funeral song with good staging; even Ukraine’s entry in 2023 was cool than this one.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

Now, did u discover america… I literally wrote that 2022 was a pitty vote. And no, uk would have not won without pitty vote, ukraine votes were televotes taken from chanel since she did better than sam in televote.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Theory. Chanel had an obsessive stanbase voting the full 20 times on multiple devices. Sam Ryder had more actual PEOPLE voting for him. Unfortunately for the U.K. the more casual viewer is naive enough to think a single vote counts for anything.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

Spain’s points were for slick choreography and booty hypnotic. Not for the song either.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Verka’s points were also for booty hypnotic.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Booties hypnotic should be banned. I regard it as cheating.

anna
anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

Sorry but the bare assed bimbo with the Ali Express version of a JLo song was not better than Stefania. Booty hypnotic? That’s your winner?

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  anna

The only bimbo is your mother for raising you like that.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago

I find Ukraine’s song a bit overhyped; staging is nice but the song is a bir boring :/

I am not sure whether Portugal and Cyprus would qualify.
Iceland, Australia, Moldova, Slovenia would not qualify I guess.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

The sound is good for all. Agree about the stage shape… I thought it was going to be a difficult filler when I saw the design – not theost practical (for 37 different acts to pre-prepare for from 37 different locations). Bambie is giving little away with the tight opening clip and 4:3 screen dimension. It has a totally different vibe to all the other tracks so will be remembered… I’m pre-sold, but I pray to all the witches and warlocks people reward it and vote. I love it for it’s difference… Doing it their way… Norms be damned. One… Read more »

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago

After recap

1 Ireland
2 Portugal
3 Ukraine
4 Slovenia
5 Serbia
6 Croatia
7 Lithuania
8 Moldova
9 Iceland
10 Poland
11 Azerbaïdjan
12 Australia
13 Finland
14 Cyprus
15 Luxembourg

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

*My complete TOP 15 of the “Eurovision Song Contest 2024 – Semi-final 1” entries (FINAL, after 2nd rehearsals):* 1. Croatia – “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” (SONG: 10/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 10/10) – (2ND REHEARSAL: 10/10) –(OVERALL: 30/30) 2. Ireland – “Doomsday Blue” (SONG: 10/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 10/10) – (2ND REHEARSAL: 10/10) –(OVERALL: 30/30) 3. Portugal – “Grito” (SONG: 10/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 10/10) – (2ND REHEARSAL: 10/10) –(OVERALL: 30/30) (+1) 4. Poland – “Tower” (SONG: 10/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 10/10) – (2ND REHEARSAL: 9/10) –(OVERALL: 29/30) (-1) 5. Lithuania – “Luktelk” (SONG: 9.5/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL… Read more »

Boo
Boo
1 month ago

I don’t think the 360 stage is working, the Audience will be on screen a lot of the time, it will so distracting.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Boo

Agreed… How do you pre-prepare for something like that? Would work for a global ‘tour’ for swift or madonna, but 37 3-min sets. Nah.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Boo

Crowd on screen was one of the reasons Keiino won televote in 2019.
It gives excitement and real live feel instead of feeling pre-recorded and cold.
Salvador Sobral in 2017 as well

Boo
Boo
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

So I guess you mean everyone is a winner this year.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I think it was a power move from Croatia to turn backs to the audience during the dance part (which everyone does, at least at preparties) so that camera captures Baby lasagna and the audience dancing.

Voix
Voix
1 month ago

The rehearsal clips confirm that the stage shape is problematic cause the acts can’t fill the sides. Give the job to someone else than Florian Wieder please next year!

anna
anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Voix

So is the stage too small or too big? Make up your minds!

Henry
Henry
1 month ago

Croatian clip worries me. His Dora recording was giving a 100% winner vibe, but this one looks like a big step backwards……………

finnished
finnished
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

Interesting, I thought the Dora performance was messy and cheap but this one feels much more expensive and professional.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

Literally those 2 goats before the dance part are gonna win the show alone.

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

I feel the opposite. I wasn’t much a fan before and now Croatia enters my top 10.

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

Well he’s increased his odds chances so that means most people definitely liked it more.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

The official medley is out so Cyprus >> not bad but underwhelming. Fresh but is it enough? Serbia >> it sounds good but with no juries I am not sure if it will qualify Lithuania >> Q not much to say, it serves its purpose Ireland >> I am sorry, no comment. Next… Ukraine >> Q not much to say, the staging elevates the song which is not very exciting (apart from the chorus) Poland >> cute and fresh. I can even ignore the shaky vocals. I feel it is going to qualify. The song is catchy, the staging effective.… Read more »

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

Am I the only one who thinks that they need to work on the camera angles, especially with Croatia?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Probably not, because that’s what rehearsals are for. To determine what needs improvement.

Mqe
Mqe
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Croatia’s camera angles were quite bad at times, unfortunately. Hope they tighten those

Jay Junior
Jay Junior
1 month ago

The more I see from and read about the rehearsals, especially seeing the songs together rather than as stand alones, the more I think Ireland really is a dark horse.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay Junior

We’re known for the pedigree of our horses 🙂

Jay Junior
Jay Junior
1 month ago

Well then a repeat visit to Millstreet is appropriate next year ??. Just after Malmö. Mirroring 92/93

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago

Ireland is a Topnotch act this year.
Very good pedigree in getting back into the ESC-race.

Wel done.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

Just saw the 2nd rehearsal clips on youtube. Some notes:

1. Is it me or most videos have a lot of distant shots? It makes me disconnect from the artists and the songs.
2. Ukraine is overrated. Yes the song is good and staging is ok but I do not see the hype.
3. Poland has some very bad vocals on those rehearsals.
4. Ireland has the best rehearsal clip for today in my opinion.

Waiting for tomorrow’s rehearsals, mostly excited about seeing those from Switzerland and Greece.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Francis

I agree with the Ukraine; it is overrated just because it is Ukraine.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

I’m worried for Azerbaijan after seeing their rehearsal clip.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Like they ever had a chance? They are basically done after they were caught bribing juries. Which explains some of their placements in the last decade and probably the worst song ever winning unexplainably.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

For the record, I’ve got no problem with bribing juries. At 3.5 odds, it would be really nice if they were to get the 10th qualification spot.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

But I would have no problem if he qualifies cuz he is by far the hottest one this year.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

It’s not bad, it’s not good enough. Indifferent compared to the rest of the songs. I can’t see it qualifying.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Everyone has different musical taste and this deserve respect 🙂 But I really find Ukraine’s song is overrated and overhyped just because it is Ukraine.
The song boring; staging is good but the most important one is the song but it is like funeral church songs 🙁

Don’t want another 2022 pity voting because there are better songs than Ukraine.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

2022 and 2023 were pitty votes, 2024 is completely deserved in my opnion. They are slaying. And on top of that they both seem like the sweetest people ever.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Their 2023 entry was better than this year song, for me.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Sorry, in which universe? Dude missed half the notes.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

It feels like Ukraine has been doing whiny songs since 1944 and I get that there is a market for it but I’d much prefer a Ruslana or a Verka

Samuel
Samuel
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Their entry in 2021 was also good but this year’s song is just boring

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Ukraine staging is very effective, it elevates an otherwise bit unexciting song (I love the chorus though). Can’t see it Top-10 in the final.

Samuel
Samuel
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Probably would be in top10 because of the Ukranian diaspora in several European countries.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Samuel

It may not be enough. But again, yes, they are in war for 2 years. I approve sympathy points, they struggle with war, still they are on stage. We love you, Ukraine!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Slava Ukraina!

alfie23
alfie23
1 month ago

Ukraine impressed me most.

Ireland = Gimmick is unique, but the song is not for me. I think the Jury/Televote will split on Ireland.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  alfie23

The Juries may not have the chance to judge the entry… 🙂 Thankfully

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Ireland’s clip was by far the best. It’s making it through to the final.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

Croatia looks mid

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

A lot of the clips I saw today where underwhelming, poor vocals, bad camera angles and then Ireland came. Damn Bambie, I got chills watching that.

Rdrd
Rdrd
1 month ago

Watch Ireland climb the odds. .. that clip blew everything else away! There is no way they are not qualifying and I’d be shocked if it didn’t finish top 7.
CROWN THE WITCH

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Rdrd

CROWNED

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago

And those Crown isnt without the spice.
Eire refound their way in being unique.
Bambie is spice-ing up their field!!

Sure qualification.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

Ireland has just overtaken Greece, Israel and France in the odds

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

I think it has already won. Where in Ireland will the contest take place? lol

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Bambies Haus… Bring your own hex

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Bambie Thug was born in County Cork in 1993… so Millstreet 2025 it is.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Croatia jumping in the odds after the 2nd rehearsal brings back hope. Took over the first place with bookies for televote and closing in in general on switzerland. Fingers crossed!

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

And I am so happy for Ukraine jumping up too

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Ukraine’s entry is really boring and don’t want another pitty voting 🙁

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Croatia is up because of gains from Netherlands dropping. Confidence in Joost Klein has dropped. Let’s see Nemo’s rehearsal tomorrow. Greece, too! So excited!

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Greece is not in play for a win in my opinion. At this point its between Sui, Ita, Cro, Ukr and Fra.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

Luxembourg is mid

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

I love the song, it’s catchy. It deserved to win the Lux NF. But her styling and looks changed. It reminds me of Tomb Raider. I would prefer the cuter and more confident and dynamic Tali of the NF.

CD1
CD1
1 month ago

Ireland just has just arisen back into the competition….

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

Portugal is good, but after Ireland I can’t watch anything else and judge it in the same way as before

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Or the other way around, if I get it right. After horror, Portugal’s song sounds very nice to our ears.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

The camera work is a bit wobbly, considering she’s standing in place, but wow (and to hats what tech rehearsals are for)… Those glowed up ‘snaps/drum beats:… It’s gonna be memorable.

Great work Bambie (and coven of creatives). Can’t wait!!!

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

*and that’s what tech rehearsals are for

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

Alright, Bambie Thug should just teach everybody else in the room how to do a proper staging. It might be a risky say but, possible top 10 material?

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I’ve had them top 10 since February. Hatari and Go_A have proven its possible and their creativity indicated that they can make a show that looks much bigger and expensive than it likely is.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

I’ve also had Ireland in my top 5 since February!

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Hatari’s song was, ahem, a song (unlike the Irish screams). Go_A, what does that even have to do with Bambie? Ukraine’s song and staging were amazing.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Possibly a shocking NQ

Andon
Andon
1 month ago

When will they reveal the rehearsal roundup? I CAN’T WAIT

Mqe
Mqe
1 month ago

Bambie Thug has just murdered the competition.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Bambie Thug rehearsal clip is phenomenal!

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

The revamp of Luna’s “Tower” has been leaked on Youtube. Call me delusional but, as a massive fan of the entry, Poland has now entered my top 5. I fell in love with the sweetness of the song since day 1, even though I’m not a massive fan of pop. I absolutely love it.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Yes, I saw the clip. I liked the song but now it looks and sounds better. If she also improves her vocals, she will sail through to the final.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

Ireland is genuinely scary…..in a good way!!

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Ireland is genuinely scary. Fullstop.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

Seems like the recap of the rehearsal clips are late again like last year. Ah i miss the times when we were getting the clips throughout the day and not all at once at night

Duja
Duja
1 month ago

Serbia is incredibly boring, the singer can’t sing and the performance doesn’t help it either. I don’t understand how people are saying that this is qualifying. Especially from a death spot.

Henry
Henry
1 month ago

Finland performed 5 hours ago. As a teenager using the Movie Maker from 2005, I was able to cut clips and save them as new files in seconds. It’s 2024 now dear EBU.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

You’re hired Henry… Ah… Bring your own laptop 🙂

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

It also pissed me off that we had to wait for so long to watch the full video with all 15 entries. But, operation-wise, it’s a gigantic task to get approval by 16 delegation teams. I can’t imagine how many of them asked for changes.

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

After watching the vids available, I have to say the numerous long camera shots remind me of the sheety camera work 2019 had.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

That’s what we get for having such a bad stage.
At least, Kostraktists like me can be satisfied in a way, lol.

Anna Banana
Anna Banana
1 month ago

Omg, the gap between Switzerland and Croatia is closing…I think Croatia will soon catch up and be first in the betting odds

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Yes it looks that way

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Croatia or Italy I think deserve to win. Almost everyone disapoointed after seeing Switzerland’s Pink flamingo 🙂

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

Personally I love what the pink costume does. It forces the audience to view Nemo as an outsider, and makes him look vulnerable which reflects what he is feeling in the song. At the same time the wings signify the potential to fly and reach great things. I’m not usually into this kind of whiny stuff, but for me this worked.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Don’t need to see deep meanings about that terrible flamingo outfits 🙂

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna Banana

Croatia only shortening because market losing confidence in Netherlands. Joost was 5.8 yesterday..now 15. People assume televoters will favour Baby L.

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark dowd

You are a troll

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

He is stating a pretty plausible hypothesis and backing it up with evidence. Where’s the lie?

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

He trolls every Croacja video and praises a clown in pink

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

He is the swiss man fan and trolls about others

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

Bro literally explained it so your little brain can understand it too but you call him a troll. Netherlands lost 1st place with bookies for televote winner to Croatia so naturally Croatia is closing in on Switzerland because they expect Croatia to garner in more televotes than expected. Hope that is trolly enough for you.

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

He trolls everybody because he want swiss man to win

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark dowd

I assume Joost and team have some hidden surprises behind those shoulderparts.
Dont count them off yet.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

How did Hera manage to miss every note?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

In the same way you are probably missing the stats and odds.