Photo: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Rehearsals for Eurovision 2024 are well underway. The contestants in semi-final 2 are now beginning to undertake their second run-throughs on the Malmö stage.

We’ve been given 30-second teasers of the nine acts who had their second rehearsal on Thursday 2 May.

But which of these second rehearsals impressed you the most?

Inspect the rehearsal footage for yourself, then scroll down to vote in our poll and share your opinions.

Eurovision 2024 second rehearsals: Thursday 2 May

Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal at Eurovision 2024 on Thursday (2 May)?

You can vote for as many of the acts as you would like. But you’ll only be able to vote once — so choose wisely!

Who did you vote for? Who was your biggest grower of the day? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arch
Arch
1 month ago

Does this mean that Greece is also a contender for the win or not? Or is it just Greeks voting for their entry?

Arch
Arch
1 month ago

I quite like Nemo’s outfit & I don’t understand why people are so critical of it. As a matter, I would love to have my own version.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

I think Nemo is so cool. For daring to do this kind of performance. And his voice while doing this act, incredible. I’m torn about the clothes though.. He looks like someone from the Muppet show. But it could work. This is different from the others that are doing classical eurovision tricks. Most of them anyway..

Martyna
Martyna
1 month ago

I think Switzerland is going to surprise us nicely with the staging, although I’m still not convinced about the outfit. Maybe I’m too old-fashioned, I don’t dig it. It’s very memorable though, so could also do the job. The song is unquestionable, absolute winner for me.

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
1 month ago

Strong batch because i m sure gonna vote for switzerland greece and armenia. Add croatia italy Portugal France norway Australia and for the last spot of my top 10 i can t décidé between Ukraine georgia and Slovénia.. Probably Ukraine

Eve
Eve
1 month ago

Voted for Latvia. Happy to see Dons so high in the poll. Hope he’ll qualify!

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

Can you stop showing the pronouns dude every second article?

Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago

Good that Nemo didn’t make adjustments to the pink outfit and boots.
Never change yourself or your style because other people don’t like it. Even if you could finish last.

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelina

I”m glad he didn’t change s*** because it made the s**** song interesting.

rainer1
rainer1
1 month ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

Croatian!

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  rainer1

Yes, sadly even among us Croatians there are people who are embracing widespread culture of this site – talk badly about others, this means support for my favourite. Sorry for that

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Index.hr this morning. Quick! An article on toxic positivity!

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

Your point?

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

That comment was meant to be personal so I’ll bite..since you’re so condescending. I am not here to make friends (or enemies, for that matter), but to share my thoughts on an event I’ve been following for decades… and yes. To have some fun as well. I don’t use forums or social networks at all, so this is pretty much the only place online where I type. My insights are expensive. 😉 Apart from BL, whose success so far has been extremely organic, none of my other favs this year (Slovenia, Austria, Greece and Norway) seem to be gaining much… Read more »

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

I am not being condescending, and I have mich sense of humor…. but I am not sure in which universe calling someone’s work s*** is funny.

And yes, BL is my favourite as well, but still have respect for others

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

Start by listening to your own s******* advice and respect other people’s opinions, especially if they’re not sugarcoated.
* that would be “saintly” :p

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

Well I did not call your comment s***, I just called you out for being disrespectful to others.

Anyway, I see that insulting other people work is ok for you, so…. enough said

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  rainer1

Have we met?

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

Definitely not the clown in the header picture lol! Greece was great, and Armenia is one to look out for.

Dickie
Dickie
1 month ago

I think they are all polishing up nicely, and both Czechia and Albania seem to have made the biggest improvements since the first rehearsal. Malta continue to deliver a big show. I love the Greek song, but the staging isn’t the most memorable, and Armenia is lovely. But Switzerland continues to be the one that excites me the most, the staging is crazy and unexpected, they sound amazing and I love the song. So still my number one in this semi.

malanga chips
malanga chips
1 month ago

I fear Greece might make a fool of itself next week :/

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  malanga chips

At least Greece is much better than swiss man with pop trash in english

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

I’m not so sure. Actually Greece has been injured the most in the odds after rehearsal 2. It’s now 70/1

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  malanga chips

Because she is wearing a diaper?

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  malanga chips

She will slay and you know it! Unfortunatelly, people will be voting for less interesting songs and/or performances.

Rinjoo
Rinjoo
1 month ago

The greek one is okay but nothing “wow”. Switzerland looked epic and something i have never seen in Eurovision before. Somewhat scary though as that platform looks slippery :O Seems Nemo is also good at moving and balancing in addition to his amazing vocals. I really want Latvia to qualify, that song is on the better side this year. Much better song than Greece or Netherlands for example, even though the staging is bit empty :/

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Rinjoo

Swiss man isnt epic Haven’t you seen a man in pink which is spinning at Eurovision? Because maybe it was a higher level The swiss song is generic pop trash song in english and have norhing to do with representing a country And wokals are not amazing just normal Generic pop song, pink, there’s too much of everything, it may give you a headache, but it’s not music. In the past countrys sang in their own langusges at Eurovision and there was a good level, but now Eurovision is more and more like a circus, dancing but not music contest

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

Oh calm down and stop calling anyones work trash!

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

Militant Marina fans need to calm down and accept that she’s not going to win.

Jorg
Jorg
1 month ago

Latvia with Dons have grown the most on me this week.

Anna
Anna
1 month ago

Greek fans continue the desperate troll vote. Lol. The flop will be huge guys. She has no chance. Be ready !!!!!

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

At least greece is better than swiss pop trash in english

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

Objectively, she’s not

Garnachos
Garnachos
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Shame on you for supposedly being Greek and supporting the try-hard songwriting camp Swiss proposal instead of your own great entry…

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago

I read the future in the air (aeromancy) and here are the first 5 places of Eurovision 2024

1- Ireland
2- Norway
3- Estonia
4- Portugal
5- Ukraine

Bonus
6- Greece

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago
Reply to  Arystophan

Wow, i hope your aptitude is real !

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Arystophan

Your air is polluted

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Objectively speaking, Malta and Armenia had the best clips for second rehearsals. Armenia is simply, yet fun and effective, no nudity or attention seeking tricks. Malta is giving Chanel vibes but it’s really really strong and good. Great opener. Austria got me worried, not strong choreo…. i think they might NQ and Malta could Q instead. Switzerland’s performance is ruined by this atrocious outfit. What a shame! Denmark and Latvia are boring, sorry. I like the songs though but they don’t stand out. Albania has a bad running order too and the whole thing is off. Czechia is energetic but… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Malta – well done, if a little too familiar and the blindfold is a bit gimmicky – not a bad track as an opener though Albania – worried about this, I’m not sure who the audience is and who will be really grabbed to vote for this Greece – I’m not a fan of the song but there’s no denying that this is good staging. Marina has Joost level charisma and it pours through the screen Switzerland – Nemo is a classy performer and they come through really strongly on the screen, performing whilst spinning looks very hard Czechia –… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago

Spain has great props:)

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Nothing really stood out but countries like Czechia and Denmark who I thought were done for, might have a shot now.

I’m still disappointed by Switzerland, a costume change might help.

Sally
Sally
1 month ago

Having seen only the ESC released compilation clip – my thoughts.

Most improved from their home country’s finals – Denmark

Trying so hard to distract from the song with too much dance and/or gimmicks: Austria, Greece and especially Malta.

Pleasantly surprised: Latvia & Switzerland

Basti
Basti
1 month ago

lol, at Greece at the top. That one didnt come across strong at all. I did like the colours though and her dress, but what i dont like are the camerawork (it should be dynamic) and her facial expression (very cold, doesnt seem to connect with viewers). Definitely not a winning song. The best for me was Switzerland. Very impressive but that outfit needs to go. Also liked Armenia. This could steal points from Greece. Austria also seemed confident

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

I am sorry but UK jumping to 5th place in odds to win jury vote? Who’s high?

Lauren MIA
Lauren MIA
1 month ago

I have more random “thoughts” about the rehearsals I want to write down. (again, ms. constructive criticism left the room) Malta: wow.dance moves get wilder and wilder every year, it’s becoming a bit ridiculous already. Maybe it’s time to bring back Eurovision Dance Competition? Albania: is she wearing new costume? I kinda like it Greece: its ok, though I wish they cut the moment she reaches for the handkerchief Switzerland: you know the finances are though when not even Switzerland can’t afford Russian man on skates, but they made it work. It also showcases a reason figure skaters wear skintight… Read more »

Ania
Ania
1 month ago

I think that in today’s event, not only one person participated to post a photo and video of just that one person

Tino
Tino
1 month ago

Tbh at the end of the day I think no one flopped but no one impressed me either. So my vote goes to Malta (biggest surprise), Armenia (the one I enjoy the most) and Switzerland because the performance and the song remain good despite the terrible outfit.

Milan
Milan
1 month ago

Rather embarrassing for “them”.

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan

As embarassing as your comment?

Milan
Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

What’s embarrassing about our comment?

Ania
Ania
1 month ago

Why wiwiblogs are favored one person?

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

You must be new here. They pick one or two acts each year and go all in on them to the point of actively campaigning for them and ignoring many other very good acts. Sometimes to the point of making you completely hate an act by the time the finals actually air.

United by Music
United by Music
1 month ago

Switzerland is the winner, odds are so wrong.

Ania
Ania
1 month ago

No it isnt Its generic pop song in english and have nothing to do with represent a country

United by Music
United by Music
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

So who is your winner then? And don’t say Croatia if you are from Croatia.

Milan
Milan
1 month ago

Croatia, of course.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan

I can’t get behind Croatia ever since Thompson was invited to sing in the football team celebrations. It’s all a bit too right wing for me

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

What does that horruble person have to do with RTTD?

Ania
Ania
1 month ago

I am from Poland and I prefer Croatia, Italy, Sweden, France, Ukraine, Lithuania and others over this

Kor
Kor
1 month ago

Why are you so obsessed with Croatia? This article has nothing to do with Croatia and here you are bringing again Croatia to the story

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

No one is really bringing anything that truly represents their country’s culture or heritage this year except Armenia.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

No.
Armenia is fun but its not Armenian culture, music expecrts say.
it is a mix of Indian and Balkan sounds, not Armenian.
Doesn’t matter, and also doesn’t matter for other countries.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

Norway as well to be fair

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

I agree, but odds don’t say antyhing

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

I wonder what will you say about the odds tomorrow for example if Switzerland gets first place, would it be important lol. I just think you hate baby boy pizza for no reason whatsoever

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

No because odds basically dont say about what people like, but I can still question about why Croatiais first

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

why Croatia is first* .. are you trying to misunderstand me on purpose?

Andon
Andon
1 month ago

Is there a press poll for today’s rehearsals?

Catriona
Catriona
1 month ago
Reply to  Andon

Press centre is closed.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

what I did not expect to see Denmark being first. I mean I don’t mind it, but that was a surprise. Go Saba!!!

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

We need to show some love to our mental health queen!

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

she is so lovely and I would love to see her reaction if she qualify

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

I’d love to see her qualify too but I’m afraid a cardboard box and a smoke machine wont cut it.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

tbh the rehearsal clip gave us nothing. I expected it to be the same as in DMGP. I’m more excited to see how it looks in the verses, because I think they have upgraded it at bit more there

Mucrush
Mucrush
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

She’s be SO proud and us danes would be so happy for her <3

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

I gave my vote for Denmark, i wanna see her Q. Sand is stuck in my head , catchy for sure

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

once it in your head it will never get out

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Everyone except Malta flopped today. (and Denmark, but I’m sad cuz it seems Saba has no help from the danish broadcaster)

Catriona
Catriona
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Denmark was great.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago

Interesting day, I still don’t know what to make of it. Greece looks good but they need to fix the balance between the lead and the backing vocals. Switzerland is confusing me – I want to like it but there’s just too much going on and it doesn’t help the song. Both are still qualifying with ease. Austria and Denmark look polished and I think both have good chances to make it to the final. Armenia is solid although I don’t personally enjoy the song. Malta and Czechia were the positive surprises of the day for me, the first one… Read more »

Andon
Andon
1 month ago

Will Kaleen become Albina (Croatia 2021) number 2?

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Andon

Quite possibly imo

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Andon

Albina was different class

malanga chips
malanga chips
1 month ago
Reply to  Andon

Albina was quite an anomaly (in Q-NQ terms)

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

Once again my thoughts haven’t changed drastically compared to the first rehearsals. I don’t like Albania’s and Czechia’s staging at all, Austria is I think also not as strong as the pictures signified.
Denmark is impressive, Armenia is fun and Latvia is quality and should go through but I am afraid it won’t given the unimpressive staging.
Also I don’t like Switzerland’s staging and I think we are heading towards a Croatia vs Ukraine vs Italy race (providing Angelina’s staging is good today).

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

Also I am not impressed by Greece. I was really looking forward to how the single-shot filming will look like but in the clip we saw it seemed too static. Hoping the rest of the act is better filmed: perhaps some filming innovations haven’t been revealed yet.
Malta does nothing to me, but is better staged than Luxembourg and Cyprus in its category. Maybe Georgia will overshadow her though, coming on later. Also the song is an extended dance break by now.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Malta doesn’t look hopeless at all, I really liked this clip. Also liked Greece. Both songs I don’t care for but those two ladies are slaying tbh. Latvia must qualify period. Austria and Denmark look good.

Yoshi8TheBerries
Yoshi8TheBerries
1 month ago

This is nothing to do with the artists, they all did well, but did anyone else think there was something off with the sound mixing in the rehearsal clips today? Like the artists all sounded good, but the pre-recorded vocals had been turned up high and it was tough to actually hear them? I don’t think it’s a question of delegation choice, because it was the same for literally all of them (except Armenia, who, by the way, slayed with that clip), and I’m sure it’ll be ok for next week because these are rehearsals after all, but it caught… Read more »

Rtta12
Rtta12
1 month ago

I’m sorry but how is Malta still at the bottom of the odds?

Arch
Arch
1 month ago
Reply to  Rtta12

No amount of great staging can save a bad song?

Madhat
Madhat
1 month ago
Reply to  Rtta12

Unfortunately Malta’s history with how it does with televoters is playing a huge part of it. There is no other country that has suffered more because of the televote than Malta and I’m sure it is playing a huge part in their odds this year. The pattern has been so consistent that it’s so easy to predict (similar to how easy it is to predict that Ukraine and Italy will do well in the televote every year no matter what they send).

Andon
Andon
1 month ago

Armenia, Albania, Greece and Switzerland for me.
Malta Austria and Czechia are a big downgrade. I could barely hear Sarah’s Kaleen’s and Aiko’s voice

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

It’s funny how we always get songs about self-acceptance and celebrating diversity and then, every year, we also get tons of muscular male dancers, trying to sell us those songs based on their looks…
I just had to share it

Riks
Riks
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

The body positivity didn’t show much for Windows95man or Destiny (Malta 2021), if both songs would be sung by athletic artists I doubt the comments would be so harsh.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Riks

I wonder if a woman was wearing Windows95man “costume” whether EBU would put a stop to it?

Arch
Arch
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Hey, people like what people like. Apparently it’s muscular male dancers. No reason to shame or blame them!

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago

Greece was disapointing, the girl has no charisma

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago

Croatia was best and he wasn’t even there lol

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

It crazy how much stronger semi 1 is.

Hellow
Hellow
1 month ago

I have a feeling top 10 in the final will be (random order):

1. Croatia
2. Ukraine
3. Italy
4. Netherlands
5. Greece
6. Lithuania
7. Switzerland
8. Ireland
9. Norway
10. France/Sweden/Israel/Uk

Kenneth
Kenneth
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

I don’t think Switzerland would be below Greece or Lithuania

Hellow
Hellow
1 month ago
Reply to  Kenneth

I wrote it is random order

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

To be honest, Ukraine’s war theme song (what a surprise!) doesnt deserve to be in top3

Hellow
Hellow
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas

read guys, random order :p it will be in top 10 for sure

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

Lithuania floping.
Ireland that high? No.
Greece won’t get that good position.
Netherlands fourth? Are you blind?
Croatia winning? Wasn’t even originally selected to their national selection.
Italy too dark and will be in a same position as that chick from 2016

Hellow
Hellow
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

do you guys know what random order means??

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

Why put them in numbered order then dumbass?

Hellow
Hellow
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

no need to insult 🙂

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

Didn’t stop you.

JaJaDatDoetIeGoedHe
JaJaDatDoetIeGoedHe
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

hellow didn’t insult you anywhere. Just asked you if you understand what random order means. 🙂

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

Yes. Perhaps you could try to explain the concept to the contest producers.

David
David
1 month ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Italy’s staging look quite good

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

Agree Sweden don’t belong there

Kenneth
Kenneth
1 month ago

Don’t know who had the best rehearsal but obviously Switzerland’s rehearsal was just disappointing

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Kenneth

I thought it was epic