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Eurovision week: All you need to know about Malmö 2024

06 May 2024 at 18:00 CEST
Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Trophy Corinne Cumming / EBU
Your guide to everything that's going on at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
SABA rehearsing SAND for Denmark at the Second Rehearsal of the Second Semi-Final at Malmö Arena
Alma Bengtsson / EBU

The time has come in Malmö! We have three Live Shows to be enjoyed this week, as the 68th Eurovision Song Contest takes place in the south of Sweden, following on from Loreen's win with Tattoo at Liverpool 2023.

You'll want to watch along, and so we've gathered together all of the details you'll need about the First Semi-Final, the Second Semi-Final and the Grand Final. Who's competing, what to expect, how to watch, and all of the extra bits and pieces to look out for. So bookmark this page ahead of your viewing on Tuesday 7 May, Thursday 9 May and Saturday 11 May. 

BESA rehearsing TITAN for Albania at the Second Rehearsal of the Second Semi-Final at Malmö Arena
Alma Bengtsson / EBU

A good place to start is to introduce all of the performers who are competing this year. For full artist biographies, song information and lyrics, you can check out the 'Class of 2024' on our Participant Profiles page.

You can listen to all 37 songs right here.

Eurovision Song Contest 2024 – First Semi-Final

Tuesday 7 May, 21:00 CEST

Our hosts Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman will guide us through the First Semi-Final live from Malmö Arena, during which 15 songs will compete for 10 slots in Saturday night's Grand Final.

Also performing on the night will be 2 of the Big 5 countries, United Kingdom and Germany, as well as Host Country Sweden. These countries will also be voting in the First Semi-Final.

Electric Fields rehearsing One Milkali (One Blood) for Australia at the Second Rehearsal of the First Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Running Order:

1 🇨🇾 Cyprus / Silia Kapsis - Liar

2 🇷🇸 Serbia / TEYA DORA - RAMONDA

3 🇱🇹 Lithuania / Silvester Belt - Luktelk

4 🇮🇪 Ireland / Bambie Thug - Doomsday Blue

🇬🇧 United Kingdom / Olly Alexander - Dizzy

5 🇺🇦 Ukraine / alyona alyona & Jerry Heil - Teresa & Maria

6 🇵🇱 Poland / LUNA - The Tower

7 🇭🇷 Croatia / Baby Lasagna - Rim Tim Tagi Dim

8 🇮🇸 Iceland / Hera Björk - Scared of Heights

 🇩🇪 Germany / ISAAK - Always On The Run

9 🇸🇮 Slovenia  / Raiven - Veronika

10 🇫🇮 Finland / Windows95man - No Rules!

11 🇲🇩 Moldova / Natalia Barbu - In The Middle

🇸🇪 Sweden / Marcus & Martinus - Unforgettable

12 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan / FAHREE feat. Ilkin Dovlatov - Özünlə Apar

13 🇦🇺 Australia / Electric Fields - One Milkali (One Blood)

14 🇵🇹 Portugal / iolanda - Grito

15 🇱🇺 Luxembourg / TALI - Fighter

Opening and Interval Acts: Three icons of Eurovision Song Contests past - Eleni Foureira, Eric Saade and Chanel - will be performing the United By Music opening number. Later in the show, two interval acts will be coming from Sweden's Benjamin Ingrosso and Ireland's Johnny Logan.

Raiven rehearsing Veronika for Slovenia at the Second Rehearsal of the First Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Eurovision Song Contest 2024 – Second Semi-Final

Thursday 9 May, 21:00 CEST

At the Second Semi-Final we've got Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman back on presenting duties, and this time we've got 16 songs competing for 10 available in the Grand Final.

The Big 5 countries that will be performing and voting in the Second Semi-Final are France, Spain and Italy.

Kaleen rehearsing We Will Rave for Austria at the Second Rehearsal of the Second Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Running Order:

1 🇲🇹 Malta / Sarah Bonnici - Loop

2 🇦🇱 Albania  / BESA - TITAN

3 🇬🇷 Greece / Marina Satti - ZARI

4 🇨🇭 Switzerland / Nemo - The Code

5 🇨🇿 Czechia / Aiko - Pedestal

🇫🇷 France / Slimane - Mon amour

6 🇦🇹 Austria / Kaleen - We Will Rave

7 🇩🇰 Denmark / SABA - SAND

8 🇦🇲 Armenia / LADANIVA - Jako

9 🇱🇻 Latvia / Dons - Hollow

🇪🇸 Spain / Nebulossa - ZORRA

10 🇸🇲 San Marino / MEGARA - 11:11

11 🇬🇪 Georgia / Nutsa Buzaladze - Firefighter

12 🇧🇪 Belgium / Mustii - Before The Party's Over

13 🇪🇪 Estonia / 5MIINUST x Puuluup - (nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi

🇮🇹 Italy / Angelina Mango - La Noia

14 🇮🇱 Israel / Eden Golan - Hurricane

15 🇳🇴 Norway / Gåte - Ulveham

16 🇳🇱 Netherlands / Joost Klein - Europapa

Opening and Interval Acts: Guest performances come via The World's Biggest Sing-Along, featuring Eurovision allstars Helena Paparizou, Sertab Erener and Charlotte Perrelli. We'll also have a Petra Mede musical number titled We Just Love Eurovision Too Much.

Nemo rehearsing The Code for Switzerland at the Second Rehearsal of the Second Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Alma Bengtsson / EBU

Eurovision Song Contest 2024 – Grand Final

Saturday 11 May, 21:00 CEST

The one we’ve waited for… the Grand Final! Our 20 qualifying Semi-Finalists are joined by reigning Contest champs Sweden, plus the Big 5, as the participants sing their tunes in the hope of becoming the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 winners. 

Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman will be presiding over events throughout the whole night. The opening and interval acts are... Mostly a secret for now! But we can already reveal that reigning champ Loreen will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest stage for an extra-special performance.

You can vote for your favourite song via the Official Eurovision Song Contest app. Details of how and when to vote will be revealed during the shows. But before then, here's your guide on how to vote.

Olly Alexander rehearsing Dizzy for United Kingdom at the Second Rehearsal of the First Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Corinne Cumming / EBU

How to Watch

For all three live shows, most people tune into the Eurovision Song Contest on television – either at home or at an all-out screening party. You can also watch via the local broadcaster’s website or on-demand services. As well as the participating countries, many other countries offer these options.

All live shows are available to watch on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel if available in your region.

Angelina Mango rehearsing La noia for Italy at the First Rehearsal of the Grand Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast

Our podcast host Steve Holden has been bringing us a wealth of new episodes of the official Eurovision Song Contest podcast throughout his two weeks in Malmö. 

As always, Steve is on-site on an access-all-areas basis, speaking to our participants as they process their performances on stage - both rehearsals and Live Shows. The man on the mic will also be speaking to some of the artists after the Semi-Finals, to get their reactions on the results. And of course, he'll be the very first to interview our 68th Eurovision Song Contest winner.

New episodes of the official Eurovision Song Contest podcast are made available right here. And all previous episodes featuring this year's acts (and plenty of Eurovision legends) are always there to be caught up on too, if you've yet to.

Nebulossa rehearsing ZORRA for Spain at the Second Rehearsal of the Grand Final at Malmö Arena Alma Bengtsson / EBU

TikTok

Keep up with the bits you won't see on TV over on TikTok via our channel. As an exclusive for our official partner, there’ll be plenty of footage going up from backstage and behind the scenes. A unique insight into the goings on before and after our artists take to the Eurovision stage.

Slimane rehearsing Mon amour for France at the Second Rehearsal of the Grand Final at Malmö Arena
Alma Bengtsson / EBU