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Eurovision 2024: Review the results of the first semi-final

The 68th edition of the European contest kicks off its culminating stage with the first round in which we've witnessed which 10 countries have advanced to the grand final on Saturday, May 11th.

Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is officially underway. In Tuesday’s May 7th first semifinal starting at 9:00 PM CEST, Malmö Arena hosted the 15 countries who took to the dazzling stage aiming for a spot in the grand final on Saturday, May 11th.

Cyprus, Serbia, Lithuania, Ireland, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Iceland, Slovenia, Finland, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Australia, Portugal, and Luxembourg delivered their best performances in this initial round. However, only 10 artists continue their Eurovision journey.

Here are the countries that have successfully qualified through exclusive public voting (in random order):

  • Cyprus: Silia Kapsis – “Liar”
  • Serbia: Teya Dora – “Ramonda”
  • Lithuania: Silvester Belt – “Luktelk”
  • Ireland: Bambie Thug – “Doomsday Blue”
  • Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – “Teresa & Maria”
  • Croatia: Baby Lasagna – “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”
  • Slovenia: Raiven – “Veronika”
  • Finland: Windows95man – “No Rules!”
  • Portugal: Iolanda – “Grito”
  • Luxembourg: TALI – “Fighter”

Get to know in which half of the Final the qualifiers of Eurovision 2024 Semi-Final 1 will perform

  • Silia Kapsis from 🇨🇾 Cyprus – SECOND HALF
  • TEYA DORA from 🇷🇸 Serbia – PRODUCER’S CHOICE
  • Silvester Belt from 🇱🇹 Lithuania – FIRST HALF
  • Bambie Thug from 🇮🇪 Ireland – FIRST HALF
  • alyona alyona & Jerry Heil from 🇺🇦 Ukraine – PRODUCER’S CHOICE
  •  Baby Lasagna from 🇭🇷 Croatia – PRODUCER’S CHOICE
  • Raiven from 🇸🇮 Slovenia – SECOND HALF
  • Windows95man from 🇫🇮 Finland – SECOND HALF
  • iolanda from 🇵🇹 Portugal – PRODUCER’S CHOICE
  • TALI from 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – FIRST HALF

In this edition, following its introduction in Liverpool 2023, the decision-making process for the eliminations will solely rest in the hands of the viewers. Participating countries, along with the Big 5 (UK, Germany, etc.), and Sweden, the hosts of the 68th edition, are directly qualified for the grand final. For the first time in history, these countries performed live during the semifinals.

Furthermore, viewers worldwide had the opportunity to vote online via the platform Online voting incurs a fixed cost of €0.99 per vote. Non-participating countries’ votes were aggregated as if they were a single country.

In this first semifinal, the complete ranking and points received by each country won’t be revealed live. Only the 10 qualifiers will be unveiled in random order. After the grand final on Saturday, the EBU will release the detailed results.

Which half will the chosen finalists perform in?

Following the live first semifinal, the 10 artists have selected through a draw in which half of the grand final on Saturday, May 11th, they will perform. As announced, this edition offers three options: 1st half, 2nd half, and “producer’s choice”.


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