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Semi-Final interval acts announced: A Eurovision all-stars lineup!

01 May 2024 at 11:00 CEST
Benjamin Ingrosso represented Sweden in 2018 with Dance You Off Jacob Rangnitt
A host of Eurovision stars are to return as SVT reveals two of the interval acts that we'll be seeing in the First and Second Semi-Finals of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.
Helena Paparizou brought Eurovision glory to Greece in 2005 when she won with My Number One Tryfonas Nakis

On Wednesday 1 May, Swedish broadcaster SVT named two of the interval acts that viewers can look forward to enjoying during the two Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. And it's an all-star line up of past Eurovision performers that will be returning to the stage.

In the First Semi-Final, Benjamin Ingrosso will give us a show-stopping medley featuring just some of the songs he's recently performed across Europe as part of his Better Days Tour. In the Second Semi-Final, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in the world's biggest sing along, together with three iconic Eurovision queens – Helena Paparizou, Sertab Erener and Charlotte Perrelli.

Benjamin Ingrosso

Back in 2018, Benjamin Ingrosso got the honour of representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest with Dance You Off. The song gave Sweden an impressive Top 10 finish in the Grand Final. 

Since then, the artist has gone on to achieve three number 1 albums in his home country, and has also won multiple Grammy Awards, including one for Artist of the Year in 2022. In 2024, Benjamin scored his first number 1 on the Swedish singles chart with his song Kite. And also this year, Benjamin has recently wrapped his very first European tour, the Better Days Tour.

Benjamin Ingrosso will head to Malmö to give the audience and viewers a spectacular interval act in the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. He is going to treat us to an extra-special medley that is guaranteed to set Malmö Arena in musical motion!

On his forthcoming appearance at the First Semi-Final, Benjamin Ingrosso says:

"After I got to represent Sweden at Eurovision in 2018, it now feels great to be able to show the audience who I am today. It has been fantastic to meet all the fans on my tour in Europe during the spring and now I hope that the Eurovision audience will love this show as much as I do" 

Malmö Arena will be rocked, Benjamin-style, when a total of 21 people take to the stage in a super medley. Together with the band, the dancers, the lights, the image production and specially constructed videos in the background, Benjamin has planned a television number of the highest international class.

Sing-Along with Helena Paparizou, Sertab Erener and Charlotte Perrelli

The Eurovision Song Contest is set to stage the world's biggest sing along - with some of the world's most beloved Eurovision queens!

For the first time ever in the Eurovision Song Contest, at the Second Semi-Final the audience in the arena and at home will be invited to take part in a sing-along. Anyone who wants to can therefore be part of the Semi-Final interval performance remotely, via an interactive TV wall. To participate, you can check the Eurovision Song Contest's official social channels, where all the instructions will be given closer to the time.

Charlotte Perrelli scored victory for Sweden in 1999 with Take Me To Your Heaven Mikael Kenta

During the sing-along, audiences will be invited to sing classic songs from the Eurovision Song Contest's history, together with three of its most popular past winners.

We'll have Swedish born Greek Helena Paparizou, who won for Greence in 2005 with My Number One; Turkish superstar Sertab Erener, who gave Türkiye its first victory in 2003 with Everyway That I Can; and Sweden's very own Charlotte Perrelli, who is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her win in 1999 with Take Me To Your Heaven.

Sertab Erener won for Türkiye in 2003 with Everyway That I Can Erdi Doğan

Helena Paparizou is enthusiastic about her return to the Eurovision Song Contest, almost 20 years after her win:

"I am more than happy to be back on the Eurovision stage after so many years. Malmö I come! Are you ready to sing along with me?"

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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