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Eurovision 2024: The First Semi-Final Qualifiers

07 May 2024 at 23:18 CEST
Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman hosting the First Semi-Final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest at Malmö Arena Corinne Cumming / EBU
The First Semi-Final of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest came to us live from Malmö Arena in Sweden, and we now have our first set of 10 qualifiers for Saturday night’s Grand Final.
iolanda performing Grito for Portugal at the First Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Eurovision Song Contest 2024: First Semi-Final Qualifiers:

(Acts are listed in order of their announcement)

🇷🇸 Serbia | TEYA DORA - RAMONDA

🇵🇹 Portugal | iolanda - Grito

🇸🇮 Slovenia | Raiven - Veronika 

🇺🇦 Ukraine | alyona alyona & Jerry Heil - Teresa & Maria 

🇱🇹 Lithuania | Silvester Belt - Luktelk

🇫🇮 Finland | Windows95man - No Rules! 

🇨🇾 Cyprus | Silia Kapsis - Liar

🇭🇷 Croatia | Baby Lasagna - Rim Tim Tagi Dim 

🇮🇪 Ireland | Bambie Thug - Doomsday Blue

🇱🇺 Luxembourg | TALI - Fighter

The artists of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in the Green Room at the First Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

After the Live Show of the First Semi-Final, the artists each got to draw in which part of the Grand Final they would perform in. The choices were to perform in the First Half, in the Second Half, or a Producer's Choice option - which means that host broadcaster SVT can decide in which position of the running order they will get.

The results of the draw were:


And, of course, with all the celebrations comes a little heartbreak too… the five acts that did not qualify this evening are (in order of performance):

🇵🇱 Poland | LUNA - The Tower 
🇮🇸 Iceland | Hera Björk - Scared of Heights 
🇲🇩 Moldova | Natalia Barbu - In The Middle 
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan | FAHREE feat. Ilkin Dovlatov - Özünlə Apar 
🇦🇺 Australia | Electric Fields - One Milkali (One Blood) 

All of the artists this evening, regardless of if they qualified or not, put their hearts and souls into their time on the Eurovision stage, and are worthy of applause! Keep supporting your favourite acts throughout their careers by following them on their social media channels!

If you missed the First Semi-Final you can catch it on our YouTube channel (if available in your region) or via the catch-up service of your national broadcaster.

The artists of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in the Green Room at the First Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

How the result was decided

The Semi-Final result was determined through televotes. The televote took place during the live broadcast of the show. The 15 participating countries, as well as Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom, were voting in this Semi Final.

The 10 successful qualifiers will join the qualifiers from the Second Semi-Final (on Thursday 9 May), as well as the Big 5 plus reigning Contest champions Sweden, in the Grand Final on Saturday 11 May.

The artists of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in the Green Room at the First Semi-Final at Malmö Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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