Malta’s Sarah Bonnici performed a blindfolded flip assisted by two dancers. Switzerland’s Nemo balanced on what appeared to be a satellite dish. And Norway’s Gåte turned the stage into a creepy Nordic forest — before flooding it. But in the end only 10 of the 16 competing acts could qualify for the grand final on Saturday.

Eurovision 2024: Semi-Final 2 Results and Qualifiers

Qualifiers

🇱🇻 Latvia: Dons — “Hollow”

🇦🇹 Austria: Kaleen — “We Will Rave”

🇳🇱 Netherlands: Joost Klein — “Europapa”

🇳🇴 Norway: Gåte — “Ulveham” 

🇮🇱 Israel: Eden Golan with “Hurricane”

🇬🇷 Greece: Marina Satti — “Zari”

🇪🇪 Estonia: 5MIINUUST x PUULUUP — “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”

🇨🇭 Switzerland: Nemo — “The Code”

🇬🇪 Georgia: Nutsa — “Firefighter”

🇦🇲 Armenia: LADANIVA — “Jako”

Non-qualifiers

🇲🇹 Malta: Sarah Bonnici — “Loop”

🇦🇱 Albania: Besa with “Titan”

🇨🇿 Czechia: Aiko — “Pedestal”

🇩🇰 Denmark: SABA — “Sand”

🇸🇲 San Marino: Megara with “11:11”

🇧🇪 Belgium: Mustii — “When the Party’s Over”



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Eurofan23
Eurofan23
9 days ago

bruh the winner had not win their semifinal.

Whisker
Whisker
11 days ago

Never ever before did I watch such a performance opening choreo wise, plus the beautiful lyrics. Eden was absolutely sensational throughout the whole performance. Never ever before did I watch dancers that emanated so much calm, confidence, so much softness and sweetness, and showed so much skill and passion in their performance. And I never watched such an understated elegance and power before throughout an artistic performance. Thank you so so so much everyone. I wish you the best of every good thing in the GF!

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
11 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

who let Chat GPT guided-bots enter in this forum?

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

Whisker has been around this blog since before ChatGPT was a thing

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
11 days ago

Just a note about the RAI-affair: note that Switzerland got announced 8th yesterday, just like Croatia in SF1 and many examples of televote winners in the past. That means Nemo may have won the televote. That being said, “voti-leak” may show either a local fenomenon with low correlation or an error. Anyway, it doesn’t seem relatable to the rest of the countries. Knowing RAI well it even could be propaganda aiming people to vote more at the GF. I might say, also, that since I’ve been reading some italian press articles and social network posts and comments, that first place… Read more »

Robert
Robert
11 days ago

The collective shock (and happiness)in the arena when Latvia was announced should be studied. Lol

FunQ
FunQ
11 days ago

This Eurovision will be rembered as one of the most controversial of the history. The change in rules, the Isr@el affair. The RAI leak. Ukraine in the 2nd position and Italy in the 15th. Christer Bjorkman doing Christer Bjorkman. Martin Osterdahl doing Martin Osterdahl. SVT doing SVT (as always). EBU doing EBU. And Petra Mede monumental as always who admits candidly Sweden rules eurovision and sings about it trolling us all, and especially Kaarja. Basic the interval act of yesterday was “We know we stole you the victory last yearx thanks to the juries, the geographical vote, the complicity of… Read more »

Iv***
Iv***
11 days ago
Reply to  FunQ

Agree with almost everything apart from the statment EBU doing EBU. It’s rather SVT being EBU (SVT doing EBU could have a slightly different connotation). 🙂 But would also be quite true. As for the comment regarding the show – didn’t watch it (not watching another Melodifestivalen – the Euroversion).

FunQ
FunQ
11 days ago
Reply to  Iv***

Yes. You are right. SVT doing EBU since a lot of time. And EBU, and the reference group, accepting it. I would like to attend a reference group meeting to see how it works. Hopefully this is last year RAI participates. Better to leave such corrupted organism to someone else. I believe the reference group should be selected by a draw. With obly the previous and the current broadcasters but in minority.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  FunQ

Ngl, what I love most about ESC is looking forward to seeing what the countries that take part of it bring to the table each year, many hits and songs that I love have come out of the contest.
Sadly, SVT has a lot of leverage within the reference group and always comes up with some BS that impacts the contest negatively, to the point part of the contest became a Swedish circlejerk. This year they went too far with their “brilliant” ideas, so I get it if countries pull out en masse in the coming years 🙁

FunQ
FunQ
10 days ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

I agree. Eurovision is too Sweden centric. If this continues I believe more and more countries, especially small, will abandon. Today San Marino said they probably will abandon it next year.

Iv***
Iv***
11 days ago

As of 9 May 2024 the EBU must not, ever again, claim: “The Eurovision Song Contest is an apolitical event.”! Ever again!

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  Iv***

Haha. How naive you are.

The truth
11 days ago
Reply to  Iv***

Did you just wake up?

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  Iv***

Was u born last night?

Yodenman
Yodenman
11 days ago

People saying they are disappointed by Italy……good grief what about the UK ????

Karl
Karl
11 days ago
Reply to  Yodenman

Italy was amazing. Too bad Christer Björkman is trying to sabotage their chances by giving them a sh!tty spot.

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
11 days ago
Reply to  Karl

I agree. She is amazing.

FunQ
FunQ
11 days ago
Reply to  Karl

I was sure about that. I said it days ago. SVT is really bad. They still are angry that RAI didn’t accept their proposal to produce the Eurovision in Turin because RAI decided to produce it by themselves, with the help of some Dutch as stage managers and contest producer.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  FunQ

I didn’t expect Sweden to be vindictive but what you say adds up

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
11 days ago

Reportedly, VRT (public broadcaster from Belgium) did not show Israel’s performance but put a black card with a message. I am not sure if that is valid or fake news. Can anyone verify?

Isn’t that (if true) a reason for EBU to ban the broadcaster from next year?

Paul
Paul
11 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

No, there was a black card with a message but it was before the start of the Semi-Final.

Luli
Luli
11 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Democracy died in your backyard

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
11 days ago

knew Belgium would nq honestly, this song was a mismatch to his vocal capabilities i think

i wish he had something similar to either ”Blind” or ”New Becoming” because at his reveal i was like, based on his past work he had top 3 potential with the right song

not the first time Pierre Dumoulin messes up, same in 2019 for Eliot (but more the wrong choice of staging)

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I liked the song but it wasn’t competitive enough and the package was all over the place, sigh

Milan
Milan
10 days ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

A pity, Belgium studio version was in my top-5. Strange how a performer can destroy the song without essentially doing anything wrong.

Putin
Putin
11 days ago

Also, that results leak looks nothing like accidental …i mean, someone needed to type it, put that colored stripe that fits general eurovision design, check it once again, and let it go live … And we supposed to believe it was by accident….lol

Kor
Kor
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

Exactly, if you do not plan to show them, you do not prepare that banner…

Iv***
Iv***
11 days ago

Regarding the “RAI leaks” there is an interesting theory. As Italy performed after Estonia (no. 13) there some speculations that by voting for no. 14 many in Italy thought they were voting for Italy. Could this be an explanation? Among common Italians the ESC is not that known like in other countries, so is this maybe a hint what happend? What do you think?

Marco
Marco
11 days ago
Reply to  Iv***

Does not make any sense since voting was open after all acts and Italy was not shown in the short clips.

Angelina
Angelina
11 days ago
Reply to  Iv***

Italians love Art, class, style, life.
I think that’s how Israel got their points from Italy.

Also happy for Netherlands, Switzerland…

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
11 days ago

i voted for San Marino, they were robbed

but my other favourites (Estonia, Norway) qualified though so overall i’m happy

Marco
Marco
11 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

San Marino tried a little too hard in my opinion

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
11 days ago
Reply to  Marco

rather trying too hard than doing nothing at all, for me personally their personal best entry

great rock song and loved the anime vibes in the staging

Marco
Marco
11 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Latvia would disagree. they didn’t overkill it and cruised to the finals

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
11 days ago
Reply to  Marco

I’m amazed at how this would appeal to the public. Such a mood killer. Only Moldova was lower in my rankings.

Marco
Marco
11 days ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

Agree, it appealed just to esc bubble, not to the general public

FunQ
FunQ
10 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

The managers of Una Voce per San Marino are a little bit stupid. They could have Loredana Berté winning the contest in order to benefit to the italian vote during the SF2. They choose Megara, but spanish people didn’t vote for them.

noone
noone
11 days ago

Anyone else disappointed by Italy? she was my favourite coming in, but I don’t know. Something is really off and missing. The staging is far too much, it actually hurts to look at it, because it clashes with the outfits. The San Remo performance was enough. Only her in a nice dress. She fell in the odds from third place to 7 now :-/

barbabietola
barbabietola
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

Angelina is an awesome performer, she was amazing in Sanremo and preparties so yeah, I think the busy staging is taking attention away from her charisma and vocals.

Karl
Karl
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

Nope. Au contraire, I loved everything about it.

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

They’ve overdone the performance. It’s very disappointing. They had everything they needed in San Remo, all they had to do was copy that performance and they would stand out on Saturday (the same way Hollow stood out and qualified against all odds).

Now they’re just another “female and 4 dancers” act.

Putin
Putin
11 days ago

It would be nice to have an investigation on hacking the televote…and voters shoud have their money back

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

Just because you dislike the result doesn’t mean it’s hacked. Maybe it’s time to realise there’s a world outside your bubble too.

Putin
Putin
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

I dont have a problem with song, but 40 % of the votes for israel in this situation is just not possible without engeneering

The truth
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

You are forgetting the diaspora vote and this year people in the diaspora were urged to vote en masse. Don’t be surprised if Israel wins the whole show.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  The truth

This is true, it even became a conversation topic for my country’s Jewish community to the point where infographics explaining how to vote from Mexico for Israel sprung up, and I come from a country that knows what Eurovision is but ppl rarely watch it or think it’s a thing of the past.

The truth
10 days ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

The IDF have a special unit coordinating social media etc worldwide. This is nit a conspiracy theory or propaganda. If one searches for such evidence you will find ample information about this. Israel in fact finances foreign students who promote Israel on their social media. Some are paid in cash, some have their studies subsidized/financed by the Israeli government. Each year the Israeli government budgets a substantial sum of money running into millions to pay foreign propagandists. Owing to the negative coverage and outcry to ban Israel from this competition, the pro Israeli lobbies and organisations have come out in… Read more »

Yodenman
Yodenman
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

Yeh…….how else did Latvia qualify. That was a snorefest of the highest order.

Putin
Putin
11 days ago

If the leaked results from rai are true, televoting is being hacked….also, morrocanoil is an israeli company

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

For once I agree with Putin.

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

It’s not hacked, it’s simply a reaction to all the bullying Eden and her country were subjected to over the last weeks and months. The same thing happened in the arena last night (I was there) – any attempt to boo her was met with majority clapping and cheering for her even harder.

Ironically, anti-Iseael trolls may have achieved Israel’s victory this year. Go figure…

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

Exactly. I am now more convinced to vote for Israel.

Luli
Luli
11 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Of course you are convinced.
The whole circus around Israel was staged to convince us to vote for Eden.
Poor stupid man

The truth
10 days ago
Reply to  Luli

Exactly. Israel was being depicted as the eternal victim. If nothing else succeeds, Israelis always resort to the victim hood card.

Milan
Milan
10 days ago
Reply to  The truth

Rarher an insensitive thing to say ..

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

THE EVIL SHALL BE DEFEATED! TRUST.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

Stop trying to gaslight the public into believing there is any support for Israel.

Tommy
Tommy
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

Italians voted her, a lot of people i know did it. So no hacking

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago
Reply to  Tommy

No they didn’t

Marco
Marco
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

You can’t vote against Israel. But all the hate mobilized people and who can vote for Israel. It is simple. Haters made this happen and they continue to do so

Yodenman
Yodenman
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

Their song is amazing and deserves to qualify on its merits alone.

Putin
Putin
11 days ago
Reply to  Yodenman

As i said, i have no problem with song, i think it is better than most…10-15 in the final … but israel getting 40% of the italian televote in this situation is not possible without engeneering…i can even imagine she got that 12 points from italy, but that margin in televote?…that israel recieves more votes than everybody else combined? Just LoL…i guess it was leaked by someone very angry about this fraude

Salmon the sardine
Salmon the sardine
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

And we know that Jew are controlling the world

Salmon the sardine
Salmon the sardine
11 days ago

Sarcasm alert ?

Putin
Putin
11 days ago

Lol, i wouldt know about that, but israelis morrocanoil sure is the main sponsor. What we also know is that israelis goverment is killing and starving people to death. I wouldnt know if theye were jews or not or what their religious preference is.

I recieve phonecalls from nonexistent numbers daily, also from people that they dont know they called me … Meaning, hacking voting is probably not something too difficult for someone who has an interest in doing so

salomon the sardine
salomon the sardine
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m sure you are on the top of the wanted list of the IDF and the mossad LOL. So it was sarcasm after all

Angelina
Angelina
11 days ago
Reply to  Putin

I voted because for me Israel had the best song and far the best performance.
Probably many people thought the same.

Ofcourse her voice and the song,
and I also loved the choreography, beautiful design, the whole mood.. A painting.

Also happy for Switz and Joost.

Elisheva
Elisheva
11 days ago

Everyone knows that the real dark horse is Israel. She blew everyone out of the water last night. As someone who has seen you praise Israeli artists for years, I was baffled by you not even talking about the best show of the night. I know you’re likely not antisemetic like all the haters, but very likely fear for your literal safety. The Israeli delegation has a top-notch security team protecting it, while the Wiwibloggs team doesn’t. My sympathies. Haters will never win.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago
Reply to  Elisheva

Blowing people out of the water is what they do best.

Heurve
Heurve
11 days ago
Reply to  Elisheva

Hatrið mun sigra!

noone
noone
11 days ago
Reply to  Elisheva

Oh come on. The song is nothing special, the staging and performance is bland, we’ve seen this a million times already. Last year Noa Kirel was amazing, Eden Alene was fantastic, Netta was legendary, but this year’s song is… there.

Yodenman
Yodenman
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

Netta was awful…..this is amazing.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago
Reply to  Yodenman

Netta was awful. This is also awful

Denis
Denis
11 days ago
Reply to  Elisheva

Calm down, it is not that great.
A standard Idol winning song we have every year. Malta could have sent this. Or Lisa Ajax

Yodenman
Yodenman
11 days ago
Reply to  Elisheva

It has been shameful how the vast majority of reactors have totally blanked Eden this year. She is an innocent young woman and should be treated fairly. This is an amazing song and doesn’t get the recognition it truly deserves.

Scotty
Scotty
11 days ago
Reply to  Elisheva

Be down to reading the room but been cowardice at the same time. I’m proud that I stood up against anti Semitism last night in this bar and was the only one to stand up and clap while everyone booed or stayed silent. We are here to judge the music not politics.

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
11 days ago

Whatever they’re showing down our throats, just remember, girls and boys…
ISNTREAL.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
11 days ago
Reply to  Vjera Brdar

Matrix or something? ;p

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago

Everyone talking about countries boycotting next year, why not just boycott this Saturday? I’d have no problem with having 10 countries just not show up and be missing from the Green Room.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

But if you boycott, that just leaves even more votes to go towards Israel, so be careful what you wish for. If you don’t want Israel to win, vote for other countries heavily.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Exactly. Boycotting this year’s final is the dumbest way if someone wants to prevent an undesired winner. I don’t like strategic voting but it would make more sense than ever that people actually vote for their favourites this year, if they really want to be happy about the result.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

That’s absolutely not going to close this gap, especially if the votes are state funded. If more than 10 participants are missing then the final will either have to be abandoned or it will be considered a total farce and Martin will be forced to step down

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

Because as we saw from the Italian televote and also by the reaction in the arena last night, the calls for boycotts come from a very loud minority but most people are on Israel’s side and against the bullying. I’m confident that some artists who tried to score points with a bit of old fashioned antisemitism are already regretting it.

Next year’s Eurovision will be 95% normal show even if Israel wins. Sure, a country or two may drop out, and haters are gonna hate even harder, but it will be business as usual for most of us.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

Stop trying to gaslight us into thinking public support is with Israel.

Denis
Denis
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

That was 40% from one country, dont get carried away.
Also with like only 13% viewership does it really count?

Scotty
Scotty
11 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Sadly won’t be like that with western countries especially ones with large Muslim demographics.

Epicurean
Epicurean
11 days ago

EBU is supporting mass murd3r of Palest1nians by bending over backwards to tamper with the booing, allow 1srael to participate and remove anyone daring to call them out.

They have truly showed they’re hypocritical.

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  Epicurean

No one tampered with anything except the audience itself. I was in the arena – there indeed were a few attempts at booing but those were immediately drowned in the majority supporting her. You can hear this very well in the first verse where someone tried to boo during the quiet part of the song, and was immediately cancelled by the crowd cheering for her.

Elsa
Elsa
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

hmmm, for us who were seeing on tv, the boos were very clear, so maybe they need to clap stronger

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  Elsa

That’s quite funny as people try to claim that SVT suppressed the booing 😀 There was some booing but it was a clear minority.

Marco
Marco
11 days ago
Reply to  Epicurean

Stop living in a bubble, Israel is not that hated as you expect. People support other side as well, and you can’t vote agains israel.

Adrian
Adrian
11 days ago
Reply to  Marco

“Israel is not that hated as you expect.”
That’s the scary part. Nobody did anything about Germany until it was too late either.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago
Reply to  Adrian

The Eurovision is giving me Berlin Olympics 1936 vibes

Edmund
Edmund
11 days ago
Reply to  Adrian

What is also scary is that there are people who suddenly want to stand on the side of a culture who are against their existance. I suppose news about Iraq criminalising same-sex marriages just two weeks ago is no longer important, when hating on the Jews is more fashionable now.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago

Latvia qualifying for the first time after 6 years against all odds and with one of the least “televoting friendly” songs was the best moment of yesterday’s semi and a sign that the public can appreciate a well performed ballad (even if it qualified at 10th place). A bit sad for Czechia – Aiko was excellent yesterday but the song wasn’t strong enough after all. Many of us saw Belgium’s failure coming – Mustii’s performance was really poor unfortunately. I kinda expected Denmark to make it but there was something off with Saba’s performance yesterday – I could barely hear… Read more »

Heurve
Heurve
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Least “televoting friendly” songs? Well, I voted for it yesterday (plus two other countries) because I genuinely enjoyed it! Dons’ emotion in the end was really moving. Most discussed songs “in the bubble” do not always perform well, and vice versa obviously! But all in all you’re right: the public can appreciate a well performed ballad! (Note: I live miles away from Latvia with no connection at all with the country).

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Heurve

There’s a deeply rooted belief among fandom that public doesn’t like ballads – I put “televoting friendly” in brackets exactly because I don’t agree. I enjoyed Latvia yesterday a lot (I couldn’t vote yesterday) and their qualification, along with Portugal, Serbia and Slovenia all making it from semi 1, proves that this belief is completely wrong.

Heurve
Heurve
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

Exactly!

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
11 days ago

The running order benefits Croatia. A lot of people will be voting for BL without having heard all the participants, or even BL.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
11 days ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

That is valid for any country. I will vote for Switzerland without waiting to see Nemo perform.

noone
noone
11 days ago

Can I just say that I was shocked by France? We all know what was coming with the most acts, but France I had absolutely no idea. The stagign was great, genius to make it look like we are his girlfriend and watch the arena from a performer’s eyes. The best vocal of the show and the a capella part was also well done. Not my favorite, but I wouldn’t mind this winning.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

The staging was effective, Slimane has a good voice. But you also need a good song. The song is so cliche to my ears and pretty boring. I can’t see it in the Top-10.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Juries will eat this up. If they manage Top 3 with the juries a Top 10 finish is almost certain.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Sweden has even won the contest with formulaic songs for instance, I wouldn’t mind if France takes it this year

Matti
Matti
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

I think he rather would have a boyfriend haha?

CyxCy
CyxCy
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

We can say a big congratulations and thank you to the Swedish television cameraman who follows him throughout the song. They form a real duo, and when your partner is very good you can only give the best.

Eve
Eve
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

Amen! May he please win!

noone
noone
11 days ago

Happy for Latvia to qualify the first time after 2016 – they had 6 NQs in a row, ouch. So happy for them! Sad for Malta. It was an amazing show and great song, she deserved the final! If this was Sweden or Ukraine, it would be Top 5! Czechia was great too, she gave it her all. The staging inside the box with flashlights was genius.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

And with Estonia qualifying too, all the Baltics are in the final for the first time since 2015! And they’re all in the final in a competing year ending in four, when in 2004 and 2014, all the Baltics failed to qualify, so this is great for the region. I have been dreaming of this outcome for a very long time, And I am very happy

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

It looks like a good year for both the Baltics and the Balkans this time, with only Albania missing out.

Sebastian
Sebastian
11 days ago

Eurofans can be so overdramatic…

Glad to see Georgia, Latvia and Ireland all breaking their non qualification streak this year.

Dave
Dave
11 days ago

My televote goes for Israel. I don’t even have to watch the performance. The Eurovision has, since 2022, become a joke.

So I’ll give it the political and controversial winner it deserves.

noone
noone
11 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Then vote for Ireland at least, that will be more controversial

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  noone

Not really. It’s not 1995, where a pentagram would have people reaching out for the crucifix.

barbabietola
barbabietola
11 days ago
Reply to  Dave

You haven’t seen the Croatian memes about Ireland then. Feel free to vote for Bambie.

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  barbabietola

Well, maybe I come from somewhere more mature.

barbabietola
barbabietola
11 days ago
Reply to  Dave

You probably come from somewhere where the conservatives aren’t ruining the country as they are in Cro.

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  barbabietola

We have a few fringe loonies but that’s normal

FunQ
FunQ
11 days ago

What Sweden (Christer Bjorkman) is doing with the running order is to place the major contenders who could get closer to 7 wins in a bad spot. Everything is set to have either Switzerland, or Croatia, or France win. Sweden shouldn’t win for other 20 years. They love too much Eurovision. Now they should love it less for a while.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  FunQ

what is wrong with those three countries you listed winning. France and Switzerland haven’t won in decades and Croatia never won as an independent country before.

Denis
Denis
11 days ago
Reply to  FunQ

Whats wrong with loving Eurovision? Maybe other countries should try to love it as much.

FunQ
FunQ
11 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Loving Eurovision doesn’t mean they change the rules each time the eurovision runs through Sweden. Or invent the new cathegory “Producer’s choice” to put the strongest competing countries in a bad spot.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
11 days ago
Reply to  Denis

You love it too much, guys. And your idea of what’s best for the contest is detrimental to it

Fabian
Fabian
11 days ago

Vote for Italy, Croatia; otherwise some viewers would try to make a country which is not welcomed as frontrunner in the televote.
Everyone knows which country it is.

noone
noone
11 days ago
Reply to  Fabian

YES, people please vote for Croatia!!! It’s not my favourite song by any means, but that’s exactly why I will vote Croatia.

zach
zach
11 days ago

manifesting a croatian win

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
11 days ago

Don’t you guys think it’s shady that Belgium didn’t qualify? I mean the performance was kinda good. On X I read that he had the word “peace” written on his arm, and right before the broadcast on Belgian tv there was also a protest against Israel by members of VRT (the Flemish broadcaster)…

Stefan
Stefan
11 days ago
Reply to  DutchTurkk

It was BAD. I mean the performance

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Stefan

Was it? I thought it was good

Salmon the sardine
Salmon the sardine
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

If you define bad singing as good performance

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago

It didn’t sound bad enough to warrant a non-qualification to me

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
11 days ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

I agree, I also thought it was good. Quite artistic

noone
noone
11 days ago
Reply to  DutchTurkk

What? He was vocally very weak, it was probably the weakest vocal we heard in the entire show. Yes, Joost Klein or Windowsman95 are even worse, but they don’t sing a difficult and challenging song. Why do you sing a song that you’re not able to sing? Make it less difficult then, change the keys?

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  DutchTurkk

Kinda good? Did you watch the same performance? It was by far the worst performance of the evening, killing off the chances of a very good song.

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  DutchTurkk

Belgium was always 50:50. It got a rather unfortunate position in the running order being overshadowed by two much more powerful songs. And if he didn’t even sing well (I didn’t watch the TV feed yet, he sounded alright in the arena), I can absolutely see how he didn’t qualify.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
11 days ago

As the last year, I arrive to may without listening to any of the songs of ESC (exceptions Sweden and Italy). I didn’t even look at the odds or rehearsals. What I think about SF2 songs at first glance: My qualifiers: 1 – Switzerland: liked this, the choreo and stage are so simple yet so effective. Surely in my final top 10 (maybe 5?). 2 – Greece: the only dance-song that made me dance at home, love the greek elements in the track. Not a huge fan of the tik-tok cameo but ok. 3 – Norway: Norway never disappoints me.… Read more »

Samo
Samo
11 days ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

I don’t know what booing you refer to, I was in the arena and it’s definitely not something that has happened. There were few attempts that were immediately drowned out by others cheering for her.

Also, Polina was in Vienna where ÖBB had an antibooing technology in place, whereas SVT distributes the feed “as it is”.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
11 days ago
Reply to  Samo

well the cheers made the boo attempts noticeable from TV, in fact that was what I heard:

-little boo
-“not-so-little” cheer

All over the song.

Streisand effect, I noticed Israel was booed bcs of the cheers.

Alaska
Alaska
11 days ago

Portugal might have done way better in the semi than most people think. Getting the 18th position by producer’s choice is quite something…

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Alaska

It’s very interesting how the producers put Finland between Serbia and Portugal. Probably the weirdest choice in the running order.

Alex
Alex
11 days ago

I feel so bad for Lithuania. The worst draw possible.
Silvester deserved much better

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
11 days ago
Reply to  Alex

But don’t forget voting starts at the very beginning of the performances, not the end like last year so he could still pick up some points, and don’t forget the diaspora voting. Also, if you’re really concerned about Lithuania final placing, you can do something about it by voting for it! I plan to give Lithuania a large amount of my votes tomorrow when the rest of the world voting opens so that I could try to get Lithuania a boost.

noone
noone
11 days ago
Reply to  Alex

I mean Ukraine is second! That’s the worst and Germany is third. So at least Silvester escaped that

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Alex

He got a very good position given that he drew first half. I expected that they would like to separate him from Sweden, since both songs are in the same genre but I didn’t expect a place after #9, since some of the other favourites that drew first half (Greece, Ireland, or even UK) would more likely been favoured by the producers.

Arystophan
Arystophan
11 days ago

I wanted 10% for Ireland, and this is spot 10. A sign from ethereal spirits.
I can **** and sleep

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago

I just got a fun idea in order to avoid Saturday ending up in a trainwreck: Remove the televoting completely. Let it be France winning with the juries, I don’t care. I just don’t want to see the one and only thing I grew up watching that made me listen to music every year for about 5 months (I’m not really a music enjoyer apart from this contest but I absolutely love Eurovision for everything it has to offer musically), being ridiculed anymore. It hurts to see the contest crumble before its own acts that led it to the mocked… Read more »

Arystophan
Arystophan
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Don’t be afraid. my sylphic wings can heal your wounds, summon me in case of trouble

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I don’t think Israel will win. Sure they will get more televoting points than many would expect (and like) but the producers giving them the 6th slot seems like an effort to counterbalance the effect of strategic pro-Israeli voting.

Tommy
Tommy
11 days ago

France should win, it has the best song the best voice, and the best performance. But of course it won’t. People gave an excuse of a pandemic and wanted an upbeat song to win (Italy) over France in 2021, what’s your excuse now?

idk
idk
11 days ago
Reply to  Tommy

the ain’t that good. ”my love my love come to paris”

Tommy
Tommy
11 days ago
Reply to  idk

but “rim tim tagi dim” sounds reaaaaaaly good lol

Alaska
Alaska
11 days ago
Reply to  Tommy

I agree with you that France should win this year, and I believe it will. For 2021, I guess Italy was a deserving winner and France a deserving runner-up.

Tommy
Tommy
11 days ago
Reply to  Alaska

Hope juries put Baby Lasagna 7th where he belongs.

Michu
Michu
11 days ago
Reply to  Tommy

France will not win, but their song is so beautiful…

Jo.
Jo.
11 days ago

well, actually voting starts from beginning of the show, so performing too late might not be that good

Alaska
Alaska
11 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

It’s really hard for me to believe in that theory, honestly. People who vote for the country regardless of the song, they always do that no matter what. All the others will probably wait until the end to pick wisely, or vote throughout the night in those that really stand out.

jercle
jercle
11 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

In 2010 and 2011, the previous years with voting all night, the winners in both years still came from later in the running order.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

This is not true. This method has been used before (in the late 00s if I remember well) and made no difference whatsoever. It was proven that most televoters vote after all songs are performed anyway.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
11 days ago
Reply to  ThorBeta

PS. Correction, it was 2010 and 2011 like jercle pointed out above. Still the winners performed 22nd and 19th respectively. In 2010 only 2 of the Top 10 performed in the first 10 places, although this was up to 5/10 in 2011 with 4 of the first 10 performing acts getting a Top 10 in televoting alone.

Denis
Denis
11 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

Not sure. Fans of a certain song can vote for it from the start without having to wait

Doris
Doris
11 days ago

Macron bought the EBU. Trying to doom Ukraine and Israel but they set themeselves the rule to vote since the beginning and they can’t stop diasporas to vote and vote…..

Arystophan
Arystophan
11 days ago
Reply to  Doris

macron gets his butt massaged, he has other things to do than influence the running order

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
11 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Any proofs, please?

Alex
Alex
11 days ago

Running order is a mess that I don’t know what to read

Eve
Eve
11 days ago

Ukraine 2,
Netherlands 5, Israel 6, Ireland 10, Switzerland 21, Croatia 23 and France 25

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Eve

Ooooh, they screwed Netherlands with that spot.

BjorkLord
BjorkLord
11 days ago

Female contenders all given a crap draw as always

Jo.
Jo.
11 days ago

prime spots for france, croatia, switz, ireland and uk

Teddi
Teddi
11 days ago

Ukraine performing 3nd, Netherlands 7th….
Switzerland 21st and Croatia performing 23rd. Its def a smack down between Croatia and Switzerland.

Teddi
Teddi
11 days ago
Reply to  Teddi

2nd***

Gabago
Gabago
11 days ago

WE HAVE THE RUNNING ORDER

Alaska
Alaska
11 days ago
Reply to  Gabago

And with it the confirmation that France is the winner of Eurovision 2024.

Gabago
Gabago
11 days ago
Reply to  Alaska

Yes I think it’s between Croatia and France

Possible top 5
1) Croatia
2) France
3) Italy
4) Israel
5) Switzerland

Seddik
Seddik
11 days ago
Reply to  Gabago

Killing any chances Ukraine and Netherlands might still have had. Also why are they messing with Germany again?

Jake
Jake
11 days ago
Reply to  Seddik

they both just won recently–UK twice (!!)–I think they can handle not getting pimp spots and having to host again

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago

To be completely honest, the results seemed perfectly logical to me, even predicted Belgium NQ since Mustii’s momentum was lost since the pre-parties. The only shock of the night was Latvia qualifying instead of the likes of Malta or San Marino, since litwrally NOBODY could have oredicted that Dons was still in the game after the recap. But, even though I’m sad for Megara being left out, I’m still really happy for Dons breaking Latvia’s NQ streak since his song was honest and touching. I got 9/10 of my qualifiers in the Grand Final. Only missed San Marino. A really… Read more »

jercle
jercle
11 days ago

It’s out!

jercle
jercle
11 days ago
Reply to  jercle

The running order I mean 🙂 Ukraine in 2nd, ireland 10th, Austria closes.

Seddik
Seddik
11 days ago

Very happy for my boy Joost. And Dons.. what a pleasant surprise! Belgium the shock NQ here for me. And I was kinda hoping Aiko would make it through. Still one of the biggest glow-ups 🙂

anna
anna
11 days ago

The panic in this comment section is HILARIOUS. Thank you guys. I didn’t laugh so hard in a long time. Never change

Azuro
Azuro
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

Thunder and lightning it’s getting exciting

idk
idk
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

no, it’s sad. israel is ruining the contest. they don’t belong in eurovision.

anna
anna
11 days ago
Reply to  idk

Israel has a longer history in Eurovision than many other participants. Israel won it 4 times and hosted 3 times. Israel belongs to Eurovision more than half of the other countries.Instead of trying to kick it out learn how to be better

jojo
jojo
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

They are starving and killing Palestinian children all the while she performs.

Chris
Chris
11 days ago
Reply to  jojo

Oh judging by your likes-dislikes ratio, finally their bots appeared…

Alex
Alex
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

I could say the same thing about Yugoslavia… Oh wait, they ended their ESC journey with a blow.

idk
idk
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

You two are one of the early Israeli bots, good job

anna
anna
11 days ago
Reply to  idk

I have spare tinfoil for you in case you’re making a hat.

Raul
Raul
11 days ago
Reply to  idk

Israel being Ofra Haza . Aba ni bi . Rita. Duo Datz etc … and 6 millions jews killed. And Still people say that they dont belong to Eurovision . Or to exist. Shame . From Portugal

Alex
Alex
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

You’ll be the only one celebrating their victory. History will remember you.

Jo.
Jo.
11 days ago

do we have the running disorder

Sh1ft_key
Sh1ft_key
11 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

Yes. Israel #6, Croatia #23

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago

SPREAD THE MESSAGE WHEREVER YOU CAN:

VOTE FOR CROATIA , IRELAND, SWITZERLAND, NETHERLANDS OR ITALY.

WE NEED TO SAVE THIS CONTEST. ONLY US, THE PEOPLE CAN BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE POWER TO DESTROY IT.

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Or basically, any of your favorites. AVOID ***PITY VOTES*** DUE TO CERTAIN EVENTS AT ALL COSTS.

Jimmy
Jimmy
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Not Greece??!

Efthymios
Efthymios
11 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I don’t like doing self-promotion, haha.

Jimmy
Jimmy
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Ha, understood!

Marina did enough promotion herself, she was fantastic!

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
11 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy

God no!

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Thanks for giving me the idea to vote Israel

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
11 days ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Chill out, it’s a music contest. We (fans) and the mainstream audience will watch the show tomorrow, vote, and then go to sleep, eat a snack, have $ex, get up in the morning to go to work etc. It’s not the end of the world.

I am just enjoying it this year and it’s the excitement I love the most.

What I am thinking most about is Post Eurovision Depression…. it’s looming

Teddi
Teddi
11 days ago

Also, unite and save Eurovision by massively voting for Croatia! Im sure that Jury will tank Israel regardless the televote, none of them will subject their professional career and put target on their backs just to give points to Israel

Ari
Ari
11 days ago
Reply to  Teddi

Yes, save Eurovision from a decent winning song and a good singer, by all means. Hahaha pathetic.

idk
idk
11 days ago
Reply to  Ari

ur song is shaite, and it’s political. go away

Ari
Ari
11 days ago
Reply to  idk

I have no song and I go where i please. Dancing in the storm, I got nothing to hide.

Doris
Doris
11 days ago
Reply to  Teddi

Ukraine would have won in 2022 even with 30 points from the jury so bye bye lasagna.

Ari
Ari
11 days ago
Reply to  Teddi

20 votes going to Israel now. Thank you for the help to decide. 🙂

anna
anna
11 days ago
Reply to  Teddi

Save Eurovision from a 20yo that out-sang so many much more experienced artists while being booed by hundreds of people. Yeah, save us from her, she’s too powerful!

idk
idk
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

this was his second performance, after Dora. so you have propaganda even about that. nice

anna
anna
11 days ago
Reply to  idk

Don’t you have a toilet to drown in?

jojo
jojo
11 days ago
Reply to  anna

Keep ignoring the bombing of babies and bulldozing over the bodies of Palestinians.

Marcin
Marcin
11 days ago
Reply to  Teddi

Lol, you are deluded. There is zero chance of the Juries giving more points to that joke act from Croatia. They will definitely not tank a boring, well sang ballad.

jojo
jojo
11 days ago
Reply to  Teddi

It is a plagiarized song. He copies Rammstein and Pain – There’s a party in my head! whoo oh!