Photo: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Another day, another set of Eurovision 2024 second rehearsals. Friday sees the remaining seven acts from semi-final 2 returning to the 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 30-second teaser clips in a roundup on YouTube, though individual broadcasters may decide to share them on social media earlier. 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 7 (Friday 3 May)

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

  • 10:30 — 10:50 San Marino
  • 10:55 — 11:15 Georgia
  • 11:20 — 11:40 Belgium
  • 11:45 — 12:05 Estonia
  • 12:10 — 12:30 Israel
  • 13:40 — 14:00 Norway
  • 14:05 — 14:25 Netherlands

Eurovision 2024 rehearsals | Day 7

10. 🇸🇲 San Marino: MEGARA – “11:11”

 
 
 
 
 
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11. 🇬🇪 Georgia: Nutsa Buzaladze – “Firefighter”

 
 
 
 
 
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12. 🇧🇪 Belgium: Mustii – “Before the Party’s Over”

 
 
 
 
 
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13. 🇪🇪 Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”

 
 
 
 
 
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14. 🇮🇱 Israel: Eden Golan – “Hurricane”

 
 
 
 
 
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15. 🇳🇴 Norway: Gåte – “Ulveham”

 
 
 
 
 
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16. 🇳🇱 Netherlands: Joost Klein – “Europapa”

 
 
 
 
 
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Angelina
Angelina
1 month ago

Spiritual staging of Hurricane.
Her ripped dress and the dancers with their simple shorts and loose shirts dusty by the storm.
Dancing between life and the hereafter, trying to hold each other in the storm.

I wonder how they will perform the 3 quiet parts on stage. The first part and the piano, the silence and the end with the little guitar.

Retkoceri
Retkoceri
1 month ago

WOW Eden Golan… she sounds like someone that condones Gen’o’side on the Palestinian people! Slay kween

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Retkoceri

bfr. she is just a young woman who likes to sing

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Retkoceri

Russia 2015, with Polina Gagarina, did something simulair.

We all know how that went down.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Fizzpunk

Polina Gagarina is a completely different person to Eden Golan. There’s no logic to what you’re saying. It’s just nonsense.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

No its not concerning the both geopolitcal situations. Polina got booed back than and so will Eden.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

The double morality on this site is pretty astonishing.. Some things are fine to attack and some things are not. But the cruelty can be on the same level, but just as long it doesn’t concern you personally it’s totally okay.

Eurofan23
Eurofan23
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

*claps*

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago

I don’t know what The Netherlands is doing. We were promised something spectacular, but what I’ve seen so far doesn’t impress me one bit. So either they’re not showing or they really exaggerated. I’m going to be so mad if they manage to ruin this, because with the right staging this could be a potential winner.

Max
Max
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

Do not worry! Joost just showing the parts wherein he reveals as less as possible. I think it already looks good. And it only gets better.

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Max

I hope so. There are a lot of theories going around on the Internet about this act. And I too feel that this can’t be it. But how do they hide a major twist at this point? We should be able to spot something on the released photos and vids.

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

The Netherlands can easily win the televote. 200+ points. It is up to the juries if Joost wins, and I am not sure they will like the blue bird and the circus. I think they can score a lower top 10 with juries.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

They could choose what fragments of their rehearsal would be put out online.

He admitted in an interview recently he doesnt like when images/vids of their rehearsals are being published. Joost wants to keep the surprise untill SF2 when he is performing his song on the eurovision stage.

I hope they know what they are doing.
But with Gabbers its hit or miss. So could be this one.

Irs now or never.

Anthony
Anthony
1 month ago
Reply to  Seddik

Netherlands has no chance of getting jury points with that cartoon like staging

Frau Loch
Frau Loch
1 month ago
Reply to  Anthony

Finland was 5th with the jury last year . This is similar if not better…

Seddik
Seddik
1 month ago
Reply to  Frau Loch

4th even. But I totally agree. Europapa is more slick and has more layers and twists than Cha Cha Cha and Rim Tim Tagi Dim. And this is not me dissing Käärijä or Baby Lasagne, I love them both. I just think Europapa is even better. But to go from like top-5 to actually winning it needs the right staging, it needs a little extra.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

Nemo’s zeimpekiko dance is the most Greek thing at Eurovision this year

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Oh, boohoo, we get it, you don’t like Marina’s entry, it’s fine, that doesn’t mean however that you have to degrade and mock her efforts 20 times per day in this forum (you and Anna aswell). Stanning a song you like is acceptable, you have every right to do so. Stanning a song you hate, however, by constantly bashing on it is another level of crazy, I’m sorry. And that’s pointing towards me as well because I hate Finland’s song this year with passion, but I got over the need to express this all the time in the comments. You… Read more »

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

You don’t understand. This year hurts differently, because of the level of expectation and hype around the entry. Defending it now and pretending like nothing is wrong, isn’t going to help or change the fact that Greece has a bad entry. Why is she pulling the handkerchief from her shoe and not from behind her back? It looks so clumsy?

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Totally agree. So tired listen every time the same…”you don’t have the right….you are so toxic….blablabla”.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Well stated. I dont like the entries of Finland and Spain with my big heart.
But Im not bashing them. I see they also have their merrits on what many fans will love them.

In the facebook comments section we have such another troll about all post of Joost. Elmira. They dont stop bashing their negativity,

Well well, we have one more week to go, Than this all will be over for another year.

Have fun and enjoy ESC24~~
Before the party is over. Avacadavra
Its now or never.

Garnachos
Garnachos
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Pure self-hating cringe, congrats, enjoy another Victor Vernicos for next year maybe…

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago

Belgium, San Marino and Norway were standing out the best for me 2day.

Just very excited for the first live 30 secs of Joost!!

Tino
Tino
1 month ago

Fans after pre parties: “We are worried that Mustii can’t sing and will fail” (rightly so)

Mustii during the rehearsals: *show that he can actually sing”

Fans: “yeah but too late, we’ve decided that we don’t like him anymore”

I really hope people will still support him enough for him to make it to the final. I don’t care what score he has then but what a crime it would be to leave that song in SF

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

Pre parties do more harm than good.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I completely agree.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

On this I can agree as well. The fact that there are odds also plays a bad role. The singers want to have fun at the pre-parties, they may not give their 100% and then they fall in the odds. Lower place in the odds = less exposure pre-contest = they then have a disadvantage during actual ESC.

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

OMG do you ever doubt the power of this artist?
Mustii is serving on a golden plate.

Congrats. Well done.

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

I will!

Tino
Tino
1 month ago

Nutsa had a great rehearsal and Georgia will certainly qualify for the final but I have difficulties to feel interested by this song. But it would be so nice to see Georgia back in the final.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago

Where do you all see the videos of today?
I only see photos.
Thanks

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

I follow ESC Discord on Twitter.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Thanks.
Now also on YT

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago

Georgia and Norway :*

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago

OMG Georgia!! First time this season this is genuine yaaas queen , slay. And she sounds amazing. This is going to be iconic. I think it would be safe bet that Georgia will be highest ranked girl bop in the final. This is so good, wtf Georgia, wtf??

Sarina
Sarina
1 month ago

The camera angles for Norway are ruining the song. We can’t even see the waves on the background ?.

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago
Reply to  Sarina

Nothing is ruined. It’s just a small snippet. This happens for all countries. They will correct what doesn’t work for them.

Sarina
Sarina
1 month ago
Reply to  AlexC

I hope so, because it is my favourite this year.

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago
Reply to  Sarina

Mine too 🙂

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Sarina

I suppose (or want to believe) that they will keep the stunning Norwegian landscape visuals they used in the Norsk MGP. Those visuals bring the story to life and make it relevant to what people think of Norway (nature, water, fjords, snow, etc.)

Andon
Andon
1 month ago

Belgium and Estonia are a big downgrade for me! I can see boyh of them as nq. Also i felt like israel was not something special, but her voice sounds great.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Andon

Where can we see the snippet videos of the 2nd rehearsals of todat, I only see photos.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Eden’s voice is really the star in Israel’s entry. Shame I’m not the biggest fan of the song itself.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Exactly my feelings as well.

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

The one true semidark horse…

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

Dark because of the dark place it’s coming from

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Yes indeed…

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

She is the star doesnt allowed to shine!!
Well well, thats due to politics and the current geopolitical situations.

I do hope and pray all contestants stay safe and unharmed.

I expect protests making the headlines wordwide this edition.

Thats not what eurovision is attending for, but it is what it is and lets make the best of it.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

wow Eden Golan sounds so good

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

instead of downvoting me can you maybe show me who you are and have a conversation with me?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

Ja, det gør jeg. Skal vi snakke sammen? They accuse me of being a PR person for Sweden but there you go… jeg taler dansk.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

It’s a powerful song, I love it. And Eden delivers. She sounded a bit nervous but I am sure she will improve. The song deserves the attention.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

okay there is no way Georgia will NQ

Anthony
Anthony
1 month ago

Some Ukraninan fans in Reddit or YouTube are annoying; they are writing everywhere “Ukraine should have won”, “Kyiv 2025”.
Their song is just boring; they think as if they can host in Ukraine if they win :/

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago
Reply to  Anthony

I have seen more delusional predictions like Athens 2025, Tel Aviv 2025 etc

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Anthony

I usually just smile at those comments, it shows people really care for the contest:) i always put like on them. People also write Nicosia 2025. Do i think that will happen? Absolutely not, but it doesn’t bother me actually. So i just like the comment and move on hehe

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Anthony

You see that for many countries. Could be kids or teenagers who are watching Eurovision for the first time and are excited about their entry .

Martin
Martin
1 month ago

I think top 5 would be like this:
1) Croatia
2) Switzerland or Italy
3) Italy or Switzerland
4) Ukraine (Their song is just boring but diaspora)
5) Netherlands

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

Italy or Swiss. Ukraine and France the 2 big outsiders.

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

Israel the 3rd

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

Too predictable, you need to take into account that every year we see 1, 2 or ever 3 countries in top 5 that people didn’t expect to see ending that high. This year it won’t be a huge shock not to see any of those countries you mentioned in the final top5, as there is no ran away fav or favs.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

I’m a serious ESC better…I wonder what odds you’d quote me on a top five without any of those countries…?? I think the realistic odds would be about 5000-1..

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark dowd

I think it’s more like wishful thinking:) he can’t be serious with that. Odds can usually miss by spot or two. But usually 5 has great accuracy. At least the past decade

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

Georgia just did a succesful “Fuego”. If that happens to be the best result ever for them in the contest, it’ll be so justified. ASTONISHING REHEARSAL.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Now that is what i call good Fuego:) This sounds and looks way better than Israel last year, and i liked that entry. Wigs will be snatched, that’s for sure lol

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Georgia’s little dance break reminds me a little of Israel’s one last year…

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

(still pretty good, though)

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Israel last year reminds me of Spain 2022. Spain 2022 reminds me of Cyprus 2018. Cyprus 2018 reminds me of Turkey 2009…

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

I was only reminded of Israel 2023 because Nutsa is flailing on the floor as well as Noa was. Nowt to do with those you mention 😛

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Cyprus 2018 and Turkey 2009? I am baffled. Can you elaborate on which resemblance you identify?

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Malta does the flip-over of last year.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

Who was that? I can’t remember for the life of me.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Oh whoops, that was Noa as well. My bad…. LOL

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Flip-over in the last seconds of Unicorn

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

24 hours later, I still haven’t gotten over how mediocre Marina’s vocals are

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

The backing vocals were just accidentally louder this time, in the first rehearsal, she sounded incredible. Just wait for the show, I say…

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Hahaha…face the truth boy. Satti is already finished.

Dinle
Dinle
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

Anna, 5 years old.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

Stupid to laugh about this girl ‘is finished’ .
She is sweet.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

She is also missing notes…. plenty of notes. When I compare it to Switzerland Italy the difference is noticeable.

Garnachos
Garnachos
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

The current odds favorite to win can’t even sing at all, why should Greece be penalized for that now…

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Garnachos

Don’t drag my boy like that you peasant 🙂 i like BL and Marina both actually, they are both great entertainment.

Garnachos
Garnachos
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

You and your flop lasagna baby will hopefully be humbled by next Sunday

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Garnachos

It depends what do you consider flop 🙂 if he comes top 5 i see it as big success considering how he got here. Now high five buddy:)

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Top what ?????? This is delusional. If…if she makes it to the final 16-18.

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Yes indeed. Actually she is trembling the whole time + make a lot of faltsetos. There is no coordination with the dancers. I can see black circles in her eyes. Terrible situation. There is no chance to make something good. Even a descent presentation is 1000 miles far away.

Possible NQ. Bad choice from the beginning dancing and singing together.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

I agree. It’s just a failed campaign from Greece. Marina was given too much creative freedom. I feel as a Greek, that my money has been wasted

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

In my eyes was obvious from the beggining that she would face serious issues with her vocals. She never try to sing and dancing real live…and she always tried to hide, for obvious reasons now (a lot of Gr entries did exactly the same in the past, no preparties, no real live etc). Luck of professionalism is the main cause Greece is so failed in the competition the last years. That’s why Greece avoid to try national finals decades now. Lack of real professional artists and composers.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

“I can see black circles in her eyes” Marina Satti is relatable for me! Yay! (but really though, why comment on her eyes?)

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

It’s so bad for an esc entry…the black circles I mean.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

I’m just confused as to why you would say such a thing whilst commenting about her voice/performance/song… It’s so random and unnecessary.

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Just emphasize the amateurism of the whole entry.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Anna

Anna, maybe perhaps you’re Greek? We’ve had to deal with a lot of bitter, old snobs recently in our country criticising someone else’s work and dedication, despite the fact that most foreigners anxiously wait for Marina to deliver. 🙂

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Yes boy…after so many years in wiwi you have discovered today;

It’s impossible for her to deliver…She can’t dance and sing together. Simply cuz she never did that in the past.

The real hard issue now is to succeed just a descent presentation. The flop is certain.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

I still think ‘Hurricane’ could be the shock NQ from this set. Every year there are a lot of Israeli stans online, bigging up their entry as the best thing since the Moon Landing. But they cannot vote for their own country and I think any foreign audience sympathetic to Netanyahu just won’t be watching an ESC Semi. That means that ‘Hurricane’ has two battles. One is the same as every other song, which is to win over a large enough part of the audience. I’m not sure this song has enough going on to do that. Yet, even if… Read more »

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Nobody can vote for Israel and feel good about it. It’s that simple

Anna
Anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

A lot of people will vote.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

I know how it is to have crazy neighbors.

I can not vote for Hurricane in the Semi, but if they qualify I will vote in the Gran final.
The song is beautiful. I understand all the emotions in the song. And the first snippets of the staging are wonderful. The dancers too.

It could be that they don’t qualify, because of people who don’t understand or don’t want to understand. We’ll see.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Everybody can (apart from the case where their country does not take part in the semi). And many will vote for it. If that will be enough remains to be seen. Don’t make it political again. The song is a very emotional powerful balland and Eden can deliver.

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Rest of the world can vote too. Even if it scores 12 points from ROTW I don’t think that will be enough to propel it to the final. Azerbaijan isn’t in the same semifinal so they can’t vote for them.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago

This day seems so easy and relaxed. Idk, it’s nice change in pace. It’s also great to see nobody is fighting in the comments. I guess y’all are tired 🙂

Milla
Milla
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Yes. I fought a bit too much yesterday. Feel like an idiot today.. I’m pretty tired of myself really..

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

I’ll still rate Estonia’s stage presence with a perfect score since i’m biased and they’re my winners but, that was NOT IT. I’m really, REALLY scared that they end up getting robbed like Malta last year…

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

The stage seemed… empty. And there’s 6 of them. Also I feel like there a complete absence of any sort of color, LED projection anything to make it seem full. After their great music video I expected something better. Maybe it worked in Eesti Laul with a much smaller stage but here it seems lacking.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

As long as they make it to the final, I’ll be pleased. It has never occured to be before losing my favorites of the contest in the semi-finals and it certaintly mustn’t happen now. 🙁

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

You’re lucky. Latvia last year hurt me a lot. And Hungary in 2019. And Finland 2017. These are the most painful ones I can think from the top of my head.
I hope Estonia qualifies I also like it a lot.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

Mustii has improved a lot I think! The staging is like what he did for the Voice performance in Belgium. It’s not impressive but he is a great performer himself. Hope he qualifies!

trabzan
trabzan
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

His stage is too bright. doesn’t reflect the atmospehere of the video and song. should have been darker.

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  trabzan

I agree. I had also written after his first rehearsal that they should invest more in the atmosphere and make it reminiscent to the music video. The lights need to be less bright and the dark orange from the clip need to appear more.

MaggieMayhem
MaggieMayhem
1 month ago

Musti’s vocals seem better, I just worry about his energy. I feel like he’s giving 5000% from beginning to end, and there aren’t many levels. Would like to see him more vulnerable in the start and slowly building to the explosive ending of the song.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago
Reply to  MaggieMayhem

I understand what you’re saying, but on the other hand i think it just makes Mustii’s performance very unique.

MaggieMayhem
MaggieMayhem
1 month ago
Reply to  Kobe

Sure, but it needs peaks and valleys. Slimane and Gåte, for example, do this very well.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago
Reply to  MaggieMayhem

Yeah Gåte screams very well indeed.

Hellow
Hellow
1 month ago
Reply to  MaggieMayhem

where can I see his snippet?

MaggieMayhem
MaggieMayhem
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellow

Esc_news_ on insta

Hellow
Hellow
1 month ago
Reply to  MaggieMayhem

thanks

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  MaggieMayhem

Well said, Maggie. I agree. It’s 5000% all the time and that makes the performance tense, over the top. Being passionate is not the same as being overdramatic. This song needs a bit of acting, feeling the song and its ups and downs as it builds up.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

I don’t get the whole rocky Balboa meets YMCA thing that the UK is going for. Sorry

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

You’ve never been to one of *those* clubs.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

As long as they’re having fun they can crack on with it

Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

A disgusting nancy

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

Isn’t it nice in here today…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Famous last words…

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

Haha

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Not that many (divisive) rehearsals.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

The last time the contest was in Malmö, Benny and Björn from ABBA wrote a song especially for the contest, to be used as the opening number. I loved it.

Surely they will do SOMETHING this year? The golden jubilee.

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I am personally thinking it will be something holographic.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Most probably, as advertisement for the Voyage show.* I’m hoping perhaps all four could at least record a special audio message or something. Oh well, I shouldn’t get my hopes up.

* Which I recommend!

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I last time went to England was in the autumn and saw the Voyage show. I have NEVER seen anything like it. The transition from ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’ to ‘Summer Night City’ made my jaw drop!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

I saw it just weeks ago on April 6th. Needless to say, amazing. Electric atmosphere. I lost count of many Agnethas there were in the crowd fully costumed in her iconic Waterloo blue.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

How many

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Flashback to Malmö 2013.

The songs were over, the intervals were concluding, the voting was due to start any minute. Cue the opening strains of The Winner Takes It All… for one brief moment I thought Agnetha had appeared onstage. She had just released a brand new album the previous day.

Alas, it was Sarah Dawn Finer.

Fabian
Fabian
1 month ago

Netherlands’ stage is disappointing; looks childish and cringe.
Dutch team so much overhyped their staging, and it flopped

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Fabian

I don’t know what you saw.. but the Photo’s from NL’s 2nd rehearsal are really great, not disappointing at all!

Kay
Kay
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

Where can you see it?

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

Dutch team even said that they would have a stage which would be “never seen before” but are these images never seen before? 🙂

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

They are 100% hiding something for May 9, it will be not revealed yet.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

I’m sure there can’t be any more “major” changes after this second rehearsal

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Kobe

No changes possible.
But every country can decide what will be published. We see only half a minute of the 3 minute songs.
We didn’t see photos of the ending yet, so that could be a surprise.
Something with his parents.

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

I’m pretty sure that Joost and his team has choosen the “least” interesting part to publish. The best is yet to come…

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Kobe

You only saw a few pictures and a few seconds video… They don’t have to change anything. It’s very simple , you didn’t see the best parts yet.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

I’m still waiting for that moon landing moment

Henry
Henry
1 month ago
Reply to  Kobe

We are all still waiting for that Kobe… but i guess we have to wait till May 9.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Fabian

Dutch song was a bad one to begin with, so no staging can save it. Of course he’s not winning this year’s contest, and his fans should have a reality check asap.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Fabian

Of course the bot is upvoting his comment again..

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
1 month ago

Make room for the UK! I do!
Top 10 ranking: 1:UK – Switzerland – France – Belgium – Ireland – Armenia – Luxembourg – Italy – Latvia – 10: Sweden
Greetings from Norway

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Norway look so epic!

Andrew Tate McRae
Andrew Tate McRae
1 month ago

Off topic: Do people really think that Luxembourg is qualifying this year only by the merit of returning after 31 years?

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

Hmmm I just hope it will qualify, because the song is good

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

As female pop-bops go, it’s my favourite – but don’t live that genre. It has a nice flow… Prefer the French component… it’s sweeter.

Couldn’t call who’ll quality apart from the virtual definites.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

*love (arrghhh)

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

No. If they qualify, it will be because they have a hand-crafted Dardust number performed adequately.

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

Conspiracy time: I think Luxembourg wanted back in and then realised if they go too hard as a returning country they could end up having to host. Thereafter the goal changed. I think they probably will qualify but if it weren’t for them being a returning country no way would this get through. It’s one of the weakest songs of the year.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Aren’t they a financial-worry-free tax haven?

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

They have one of the highest per capita GDPs in the world (maybe even the highest). The people are crazy rich but the broadcaster is the one that has to pay the bill.

Jay
Jay
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Not week at all

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
1 month ago

I like the song – don’t know how it will place . it’s def in my Top 10!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

i am beginning to see Belgium more and more as a possible nq, that song too is just so repetitive, compared to Mustii’s other work as well, a different song, one similar to ”after dark” or ”new becoming” would’ve been safe top 10 potential, this is just bland and that staging i am not a fan of

San Marino whew what a serve! i hope they qualify

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Love love love LOVE San Marino’s staging! I’ll be gutted if it doesn’t qualify after that. Excited for Norway!

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

btw did folks see the official video for Ulveham? I think it’s great, we finally got it 😀

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

I cheated and watched it an hour ago… Beautiful… If not a little like a car commerical… I wanted to get lost in the woods with the wolf. I have two Huskies, live in the woods, and I bike so hate cars… They’re always trying to kill me 🙂

Jessie
Jessie
1 month ago
Reply to  Emily

Mother Hera- Germany chair dude and San marino dark horse for last place.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Jessie

Hera could possibly get last place, but that would be kinda sad 🙁 I personally prefer it over a few others in the first semi-final.

Tino
Tino
1 month ago

Just saw San Marino rehearsal, it’s very interesting and very good indeed. A qualification would be fair. I’m not impressed with Estonia but I don’t like the song so it plays a lot. I like the colours they chose for the staging though. Also in a fair world people would stop to spit on Belgium because Mustii’s vocals clearly are on point. The staging might not be incredible but it fits the song and Mustii stayed true to himself. Not saying this only because I’m Belgian but it would be a complete shame not to see him qualifying for the… Read more »

Alaska
Alaska
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

Belgium is definitely qualifying!

finnished
finnished
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

I like Estonia’s song but the performance in the clip is indeed off-putting and disappointing. Could be a surprise NQ.

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
1 month ago
Reply to  Tino

Agree. A Belgian NQ would be truly sad and a loss to ESCs musical reputation – such a good song!

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

In a fair world, San Marino should qualify to the final. Not only the song is good (not perfect but I still like it a lot), the staging direction is the best one so far after Ireland’s.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I agree, I’d like to see San Marino there too!

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Cool staging indeed! But do I see one more fluffy pink chicken?
Photo nr 3 at wiwi hehe

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Both San Marino and Ireland with Spanish stage directors doing Eurovision for the 1st time

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Achille Laura couldn’t do it. Megara are good, but he was better. I’m still not over it.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

LaurO

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Javi Pageo, their staging director, is one of the best in the Spanish TV nowadays. I knew he would do something very good.

Salem
Salem
1 month ago

France, Norway and UK are some serious dark horses in my view. I expect all of them to finish higher than their current odds position.

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Salem

100%

Fabian
Fabian
1 month ago
Reply to  Salem

Not sure about UK and France; but sure about Norway

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Erm is the Joost chicken Kaarija?!?!

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Where did you get that from?

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

i just saw it on a random post on Insta….. Imagine if it ends up being him on the night though!!

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Käärijä is going to announce Finnish votes live from Helsinki so he can’t be in Malmö at the same time physically.

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

It’s Käärijä… He can do anything:)

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

No, when you zoom in, it’s the face of the guy that was also in the video.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Is it true that Israel won’t perform live in semi and in final but rather use rehearsal footage like Icland 2021?

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Where did you get that from?

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

I don’t remember. But it was something about safety concerns. Maybe it was a random comment on wiwibloggs.

Amigo
Amigo
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

I remember reading the same comment a few times!

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

I have heard that too, but I don’t know if it’s true. I really hope she will perform live and that everyone will stay away from her!!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

she’ll perform live i think, but she won’t sit in the green room, but in a separate room somewhere backstage with extra security beside her, she also won’t do any interviews at carpet ceremony or attend press conferences

so i heard last night on our show Vandaag Inside, our reporter for RTL Boulevard Aran Bade told us that, whom is travelling to Malmo few days from now

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

If that’s true, then she had only 1 rehearsal.

Henry
Henry
1 month ago

“I’m a honey pie,
Never tasted nothing sweeter!!”

Sexiness, self-confidence and american-style grammar mistakes…… Now will anyone say we ain’t got a BOP to root for!!??

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

Yes, Georgia haha

Devito
Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  Henry

I’m sorry, but if she ain’t spelling “honey” as Dina Kalanta, she has no chance to qualify.

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago

Today is the day for my absolute winner. Norway ??? Odds do not matter.

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

I loved the at the NF; so much so I’m waiting until the actual show to see and hear them again… I want to whole experience at once 🙂

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

San Marino! good luck queen kenzy and your awesome megara bandmates Norway i simply love, and tbh Gate weren’t my first fave during MGP, such a strong MGP year it was honestly, my mgp favourite were Anne & Dag Erik’s Judge Tenderly of Me, to never forget this gem of a country song, which also would’ve given them a decent result similar to Netherlands 2014 i think, but Gate have winner potential for me personally at least Netherlands, europapa has grown on me lately, and i gotta root for my own country, i appreciate us sending more music in dutch… Read more »

Pauly
Pauly
1 month ago

How come they won’t do 2nd rehearsals for Big 5? Guess it’s tomorrow.

Boring rehearsals today.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

Only 6 rehearsals today?!! Such a short schedule

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Not short and there is Israel too

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

That’s funny! You should be a comedian

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago

Today’s show is brought to you by the letter ‘N’… N is for Norway, and here for the ethereal, N is for Netherlands… and here… well… for the hell of it… Let ‘s have some fun. Bam bam bam bam bam bam bam bam bam ba bam bam bam bam

Enjoy all. Bike time.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Looking forward to Gunnhild and Eden. I think it’s good the EBU and broadcasters took rehearsal footage into their own hands. Rehearsals were never meant to be published and I don’t miss searching the internet at all. Getting to see how they will look and a few sound bites is already a lot.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Looking forward to Gunnhild and Eden. I think it’s good the EBU and broadcasters took rehearsal footage into their own hands. Rehearsals were never meant to be published and I don’t miss searching the internet at all. Getting to see how they will look and a few sound bites is already a lot.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago

Call me delusional but Norway is my SF2 winner. That performance is epic. I don’t know how general public will react, but that deserves televote love

Fabian
Fabian
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Prefer Norway over Netherlands’ childish song, to be honest 🙂

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Delusional? Norway’s song is one of the best this season
I would really be upset if they didn’t make it to the top 10 this year

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago

I see Israel have been hacking a poll on another site overnight. It’s not like them to do that lol
In other news interested to see if Joost drops the chicken because he ain’t winning a thing with a chicken
He will change plenty I feel

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Israel really should have withdrawn this season. It brings only controversy and unnecessary hate. I have nothing against the country or it’s people. It would be just best for Israel and the contest

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Agreed

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Right, you get attacked and because of that you should withdraw from life to not “cause controversy”. Okay, Karen.

Israel isn’t causing any controversy. The chickens for KFC are.

Morten
Morten
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

Are you crazy, do you even know why they are getting attacked and why Israel is a country today.
Israel pay for getting “Israel” based on religion for money during WW2.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

I’m sorry, and I appreciate you being nice, but you don’t get to tell us what’s best for us…
In difficult times like we have now, we don’t want to be out of everything that’s good, like Eurovision.
We want life to keep on going, it’s bad enough when the entire country is in a depressed mood for over half a year already…
Israel is also not the one causing controversy, we’ve been competing since 1973, and it’s not our first war.
People just went crazy with this one…

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Ahava <3 Israel keeps living and thriving; strong, dignified, resilient and unapologetic.

Morten
Morten
1 month ago

You should be on your knees for what you did already.
Maybe Hitler was right anyway.

Ivars
Ivars
1 month ago
Reply to  Morten

Where are you, moderators?

Morten
Morten
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

The war will never end, and you brought it upon yourself by taking over a country not yours cause of silly religion. Stealing what’s others won’t ever end up good

Brk
Brk
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnny

Hi, I’m a random guy who lives in Israel and want a bit of normalization ! Would love to see my country compete and have this tiny bit of escapism amidst all the war death and depression 🙂 Can you let me please have that?