Azerbaijan: Two acts remain on the running to represent the country at Eurovision 2024!

According to Infe Azerbaijan, the six shortlisted acts have been whittled down to just two after the live performances had been assessed by a team of music professionals. The two acts still left in contention are:

  • Aisel – “Game of Chess”
  • İlkin Dövlətov & Mila Miles & Etibar Əsədli – “İnsanlar” (People)

Aisel, who represented the nation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, is a well known artist in the Eurovision community. She sang “X My Heart” at the contest, but came 11th in her semi-final, meaning she became the first Azerbaijani entrant not to qualify for the Grand Final at the contest.

Ictimai Television has not revealed to the public any details regarding the selection process. For any update, we expect an announcement via its social media accounts. We remind you that Azerbaijan is allocated to perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 7.

Azerbaijan wants to overturn the tables after its second non qualification this year, in Liverpool. TuralTuranX with their song “Tell Me More”, managed to finish only second to last in their Semi-Final.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest developments according Azebaijan’s participation in Eurovision Song Contest!

Azerbaijan: A step closer to the reveal of the country’s representative for Eurovision 2024!

Eldar Gasimov, Azerbaijan’s representative at Eurovision 2011, this year will serve as the music producer of the Azeri delegation. Gasimov revealed that the country’s representative for Malmö has not been chosen yet.

Hosted on “Dikdaban” , he mentioned that the team in charge is really close to the Azeri entry’s selection and we will soon have an update. He also added that in the selection process, various professionals from America to Asia contributed, providing suggestions and special advice.

 

Who are the six artists shortlisted?

Following the voting of a jury committee, the following six artists have been shortlisted and will hence claim the Azerbaijani representation in Malmö:

  • Emiliya Yaqubova
  • Ilkin Dovlatov, Mila Miles and Etibar Asadli
  • Aisel (Azerbaijan 2018)
  • Fahree I.
  • Qorqud (Elvin Novruzov)
  • Sabina Guluzadeh

Among the jury members of the selection there are Aysel Teymurzadə (Azerbaijan 2009) as well as Eldar Qasımov & Nigar Camal (Azerbaijan 2011-winner).

There is no specific information about the progress of the selection and what else to expect. Ictimai Television has not revealed to the public any details regarding the selection process. For any update, we expect an announcement via its social media accounts. We remind you that Azerbaijan is allocated to perform in the second half of the first semi-final on May 7.

Azerbaijan wants to overturn the tables after its second non qualification this year, in Liverpool. TuralTuranX with their song “Tell Me More”, managed to finish only second to last in their Semi-Final.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

Eurovision 2024: The Semi-Final Allocation Draw Results!

Malmö with a very nice event hosted a few minutes ago the draw for the semi-finals of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

The analyzes of the fans and not only, have been on fire for a few minutes now. Since the theories based on the pre-history of the countries in the competition, it is a first insight into how passable the qualification to the final is or not. In other words, it’s time to make our predictions, about who will go through to the final and who are the favorites to say goodbye to Malmö early…

The presenters and the handover ceremony

Presenters of the Eurovision 2024 semi-final draw were Pernilla Månsson Colt and Farah Abadi. It is worth mentioning that Pernilla Månsson Colt was also the presenter of the corresponding draw in 2013, eleven years ago when Malmö hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the last time. Both of them are part of the SVT staff, being some of the most beloved faces of the Swedish state broadcaster.

During the draw, the ceremony of handing over and accepting the emblem of the contest took place. The mayor of Liverpool, Steven Rotheram, formally handed over the “keys to the event” to the mayor of Malmö, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh.

Draw Procedure

Big 5 and Sweden

With the big winner of last year’s competition, Sweden, directly in the final, along with the Big 5 (UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain), the first part of the draw determined the semi-final that the direct finalists would vote for.

Will vote in the 1st Semi-Final:

  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany

Will vote in the 2nd Semi-Final:

  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France

In the semi-final that the six aforementioned countries were drawn to broadcast and vote for, the video from their dress rehearsal will also be shown. This was done at Eurovision 2016 for the first time, for reasons of equal exposure of the countries directly in the final and the countries that qualify from the semi-finals. Essentially, viewers see each entry twice during the shows.

Semi-Final Allocation Draw

The allocation draw for the two semi-finals had two parts. In the first part the 31 countries participating in the semi-finals were drawn in which of the two they will compete in. Fifteen countries will compete in the first semi-final and sixteen in the second semi-final.

In the second part, each country learned whether it will appear in the first or second half of the semi-final in which it will compete. The exact order of appearance will be determined by the EBU and the show’s producers at a later date.

1st Semi-final (May 7):

1st Half

  • Ukraine
  • Cyprus
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Lithuania
  • Croatia
  • Ireland

2nd Half

  • Slovenia
  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Portugal
  • Luxembourg
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Moldova

2nd Semi-Final (May 9):

1st Half

  • Austria
  • Malta
  • Switzerland
  • Greece
  • Czechia
  • Albania
  • Denmark
  • Armenia

2nd Half

  • Israel
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Latvia
  • San Marino
  • Belgium

Malmö will host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest from 7 to 11 May at the Malmö Arena. The motto of this year’s event, as chosen by the organisers, is “United by Music“, retaining the motto first chosen for last year’s contest in Liverpool.

You can see the draw again through the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_-2hMEq5sk

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Eurovision 2024!

 

Eurovision 2024: Tonight the Allocation Draw!

At 19:00 CET and live from Malmö, Sweden, the draw for the Eurovision 2024 semi-finals will take place tonight.

During today’s event, there will also be a handover of the event’s banner from the city of Liverpool to the city of Malmö. For this reason, both the Mayor of Liverpool, Steven Rotheram, and the Mayor of the Swedish city, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, will be present at today’s draw.

The hosts

The hosts of tonight’s draw for the semi-finals of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will be Pernilla Månsson Colt and Farah Abadi. It is worth mentioning that Pernilla Månsson Colt was the presenter of the equivalent draw in 2013, eleven years ago when Malmö hosted the Eurovision Song Contest for the last time.

The draw procedure

The first part of the draw will determine which semi-final will be broadcast and voted for by each of the six countries that are directly in the final on 11 May (Sweden, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United Kingdom).

The second part of the draw will determine which semi-final and which half the other 31 participating countries will compete in. As in recent years, the exact order of appearance will be determined by the event producers at a later date.

The 31 countries have been divided into five pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by Eurovision’s official voting partner, Digame.

Drawing countries from different pots aims to reduce the likelihood of so-called neighbour voting and increases the suspense in the semi-finals.

Pots

Pot 1
  • 🇦🇱 Albania
  • 🇦🇹 Austria
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia
Pot 2
  • 🇦🇺 Australia
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia
  • 🇫🇮 Finland
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland
  • 🇳🇴 Norway
Pot 3
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia
  • 🇮🇱 Israel
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine
Pot 4
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus
  • 🇬🇷 Greece
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • 🇲🇹 Malta
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino
Pot 5
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium
  • 🇨🇿 Czechia
  • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova
  • 🇵🇱 Poland

https://twitter.com/Eurovision/status/1751972070479565001

So in the evening, we all tune in for the draw of the semi-finals of our favourite contest. You can watch the draw on the official Eurovision channel on YouTube.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Eurovision 2024!

Eurovision 2024: The Semi-final allocation pots!

The Semi-Final Allocation Draw 2024 will take place tomorrow Tuesday 30 January at 19:00 CET live from Malmo, alongside a ceremony which sees the Host City insignia pass from previous hosts Liverpool to Malmo.

The draw will be hosted by Pernilla Månsson Colt and Farah Abadi and fans will be able to watch on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

The Allocation Draw will determine whether countries participate in the First Semi-Final (Tuesday 7 May at 21:00 CEST) or the Second Semi-Final (Thursday 9 May at 21:00 CEST). Also randomly allocated is whether a country will perform in the first or second half of the Semi-Final they’ve drawn.

Semi-Final Allocation Draw: How does it work?

Sweden as the Host Country and reigning champion respectively, along with the other 6 members of the so-called ‘Big 6’ participating countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) do not compete in the Semi-Finals, but their domestic audiences do get to vote in one of them… so before the competing countries are allocated a place in a Semi-Final, it will be randomly determined which of the Semi-Finals the Big 6 will each be allowed to vote on.

The next part of the draw will determine in which Semi-Final and in which half of the respective Semi-Final the other 31 participating countries will perform in.

Semi-Final Allocation Pots 2024

Pot 1

Pot 2

Pot 3

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Croatia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Denmark
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Estonia
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Ukraine

Pot 4

Pot 5

Pot 6

  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Netherlands
  • Moldova
  • Poland
  • Luxembourg
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Sweden

 

Drawing countries from different pots helps to reduce the chance of so-called neighbourly voting and increases suspense in the Semi-Finals. You can get a good idea of how it will all work by watching the 2022 Allocation Draw on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest is due to take place on 7, 9 and 11 May 2024 in Malmo, Sweden, who won the Contest thanks to Loreen winning in 2023.

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Source: Eurovision.tv

Azerbaijan: “You’ll know it when our Eurovision representative is selected”

Despite the intense preparations in the Land of Fire before the New Year, there is nothing new about the representation of Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2024! Read more

Käärijä wins #ESC250 | Here are the detailed results of #ESC250 by Songfestival.be!

Happy New Year everyone! The first article for 2024 could be no other but the results of the #ESC250 voting by Songfestival.be in collaboration and as presented via EFR12 Radio.

For the sixteenth year in a row, Songfestival.be conducted during November a poll, asking Eurofans to vote for their ten favorite Eurovision entries of all time. 2023, also, marks the first year that the results are announced via EFR12 Radio. Starting at 11:30 CET and for twelve hours straight, we had the chance to listen to what the Eurovision community considers as the all-time classics of the contest.

Hence, Käärijä is the big winner of this year’s #ESC250 with his song “Cha Cha Cha“. Käärijä represented Finland in Eurovision 2023, winning the public voting with a huge margin and finishing second overall. It looks like that fans loved Käärijä and their love has not faded away yet.

The detailed results of #ESC250

  • 01. 🇫🇮 Finland 2023 – Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha (NEW)
  • 02. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2023 – Loreen – Tattoo (NEW)
  • 03. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2012 – Loreen – Euphoria (-1)
  • 04. 🇪🇸 Spain 2022 – Chanel – SloMo (-3)
  • 05. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2022 – Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer (-2)
  • 06. 🇮🇹 Italy 2021 – Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni (-1)
  • 07. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2021 – Go_A – Shum (-1)
  • 08. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2018 – Eleni Foureira – Fuego (-4)
  • 09. 🇫🇷 France 2021 – Barbara Pravi – Voilà (+1)
  • 10. 🇪🇸 Spain 2023 – Blanca Paloma – EaΕa (NEW)
  • 11. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2023 – Joker Out – Carpe Diem (NEW)
  • 12. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2019 – Duncan Laurence – Arcade (-6)
  • 13. 🇮🇹 Italy 2020 – Diodato – Fai Rumore (-4)
  • 14. 🇳🇴 Norway 2019 – KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky (-1)
  • 15. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2019 – Hatari – Hatrið mun sigra (+17)
  • 16. 🇳🇴 Norway 2023 Alessandra – Queen Of Kings (NEW)
  • 17. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2016 Jamala – 1944 (-2)
  • 18. 🇳🇴 Norway 2009 Alexander Rybak – Fairytale (-2)
  • 19. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2021 Gjon’s Tears – Tout L’Univers (=)
  • 20. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2022 Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano (-9)
  • 21. 🇬🇷 Greece 2005 Helena Paparizou – My Number One (-1)
  • 22. 🇮🇹 Italy 2019 Mahmood – Soldi (-4)
  • 23. 🇮🇹 Italy 2023 Marco Mengoni – Due Vite (NEW)
  • 24. 🇳🇴 Norway 1995 Secret Gardern – Nocturne (=)
  • 25. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2007 Marija Šerifović – Molitva (+2)
  • 26. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2022 S10 – De Diepte (-8)
  • 27. 🇮🇱 Israel 2023 Noa Kirel – Unicorn (NEW)
  • 28. 🇫🇮 Finland 2021 Blind Channel – Dark Side (+17)
  • 29. 🇦🇹 Austria 2023 Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar? (NEW)
  • 30. 🇮🇹 Italy 2015 Il Volo – Grande Amore (-9)
  • 31. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2023 Sudden Lights – Aijā (NEW)
  • 32. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2015 Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside (-6)
  • 33. 🇪🇸 Spain 2012 Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo (-22)
  • 34. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2017 MARO – Saudade Saudade (-6)
  • 35. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2017 Blanche – City Lights (-12)
  • 36. 🇪🇸 Spain 2003 Beth – Dime (-28)
  • 37. 🇫🇮 Finland 2006 Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (+14)
  • 38. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2007 Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (+19)
  • 39. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2017 Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois (-9)
  • 40. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes (-15)
  • 41. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 2022 Sam Ryder – SPACE MAN (-27)
  • 42. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2015 Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye to Yesterday (-13)
  • 43. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1974 ABBA – Waterloo (-21)
  • 44. 🇦🇹 Austria 2014 Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix (-8)
  • 45. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2023 Brunette – Future Lover (NEW)
  • 46. 🇬🇷 Greece 2022 Amanda Tenfjord – Die Together (-15)
  • 47. 🇩🇰 Denmark 2013 Emmelie de Forest – Only Teardrops (-4)
  • 48. 🇬🇷 Greece 2001 Antique – (I Would) Die For You (-2)
  • 49. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2014 Sanna Nielsen – Undo (+13)
  • 50. 🇦🇺 Australia 2016 Dami Im – Sound of Silence (-12)
  • 51. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2010 maNga – We Could Be the Same (-17)
  • 52. 🇷🇺 Russia 2016 Sergey Lazarev – You are the Only One (+9)
  • 53. 🇫🇷 France 2023 La Zarra – Evidemment (NEW)
  • 54. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2020 Daði Freyr – Think About Things (-1)
  • 55. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2023 Luke Black – Samo mi se spava (NEW)
  • 56. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2015 Aminata – Love Injected (-8)
  • 57. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2003 Setab Erener – Everyway That I Can (-15)
  • 58. 🇪🇸 Spain 1995 Anabel Conde – Vuelve conmigo (-18)
  • 59. 🇨🇿 Czechia 2023 Vesna – My Sister’s Crown (NEW)
  • 60. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2021 Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo (-23)
  • 61. Serbia and Montenegro 2004 Željko Joksimović – Lane moje (-7)
  • 62. 🇮🇹 Italy 2022 Mahmood & BLANCO – Brividi (-15)
  • 63. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2022 Kalush Orchestra – Stefania (-24)
  • 64. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2022 Monika Liu – Senitmentai (-23)
  • 65. 🇭🇺 Hungary 2018 AWS – Viszlát Nyár (+29)
  • 66. 🇦🇺 Australia 2023 Voyager – Promise (NEW)
  • 67. 🇧🇦 Bosnia 2006 Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (+6)
  • 68. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2020 Gjon’s Tears – Répondez-moi (+7)
  • 69. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2023 ALIKA – Bridges (NEW)
  • 70. 🇩🇪 Germany 2010 Lena – Satellite (-10)
  • 71. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2009 Urban Symphony – Rändajad (+6)
  • 72. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 1997 Ethnic & Sebnem Paker – Dinle (-14)
  • 73. 🇳🇴 Norway 2015 Mørland & Debra Scarlett – A Monster Like Me (-21)
  • 74. 🇭🇷 Croatia 2011 Daria – Celebrate (+29)
  • 75. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2020: Victoria – Tears Getting Sober (-19)
  • 76. 🇮🇹 Italy 2017: Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma (+7)
  • 77. 🇳🇴 Norway 2013: Margaret Berger – I Feed You My Love (+1)
  • 78. 🇪🇸 Spain 2014: Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing In The Rain (-45)
  • 79. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2009: Hadise – Düm Tek Tek (-10)
  • 80. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2012: Ivi Adamou – La La Love (-45)
  • 81. 🇪🇸 Spain 1973: Mocedades – Eres Tú (-22)
  • 82. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2022: Andromache – Ela (-19)
  • 83. 🇮🇹 Italy 2018: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente (+1)
  • 84. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1973: Anne Marie David – Tu Te Reconnaîtras (+14)
  • 85. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2016: Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime (-17)
  • 86. 🇬🇷 Greece 2008: Kalomira – Secret Combination (+13)
  • 87. 🇨🇿 Czechia 2022: We Are Domi – Lights Off (-38)
  • 88. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2019: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi (-1)
  • 89. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2004: Ruslana – Wild Dances (+2)
  • 90. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 2023: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song (NEW)
  • 91. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1965: France Gall – Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son (-2)
  • 92. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 2014: The Common Linnets – Calm After The Storm (-20)
  • 93. 🇳🇴 Norway 2020: Ulrikke – Attention (-19)
  • 94. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 1988: Céline Dion – Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi (+12)
  • 95. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2016: Iveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave (-30)
  • 96. 🇫🇷 France 2022: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn (-14)
  • 97. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1996: Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit (-47)
  • 98. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2023: Gustaph – Because of You (NEW)
  • 99. 🇭🇷 Croatia 1999: Doris – Marija Magdalena (-9)
  • 100. 🇮🇱 Israel 1983: Ofra Haza – Hi (+20)
  • 101. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2019: Conan Osiris – Telemóveis (-8)
  • 102. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2019: Luca Hänni – She Got Me (-22)
  • 103. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2017: Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess (-22)
  • 104. 🇮🇱 Israel 2018: Netta – Toy (-18)
  • 105. 🇫🇷 France 1991: Amina – Le Dernier qui a parlé (+2)
  • 106. 🇮🇱 Israel 2007: Shiri Maimon – HaSheket SheNish’ar (-11)
  • 107. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2021: Hurricane – Loco Loco (-36)
  • 108. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2009: – Yohanna – Is It True (-12)
  • 109. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1997: Katrina & the Waves – Love Shine a Light (-17)
  • 110. 🇦🇱 Albania 2018: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall (-25)
  • 111. 🇬🇷 Greece 2021: Stefania – Last Dance (+6)
  • 112. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2011: – Eric Saade – Popular (-36)
  • 113. Yugoslavia 1990: Tajci – Hajde da ludujemo (+6)
  • 114. 🇩🇪 Germany 2023: Lord of the Lost – Blood and Glitter (NEW)
  • 115. 🇮🇹 Italy 1992: Mia Martini – Rapsodia (+35)
  • 116. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1987: Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now (+13)
  • 117. 🇸🇲 San Marino 2021: Senhit ft Flo Rida – Adrenalina (-15)
  • 118. 🇮🇹 Italy 2013: Marco Mengoni – L’Essenziale (-21)
  • 119. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1993: Niamh Kavanagh – In Your Eyes (+24)
  • 120. 🇦🇱 Albania 2022: Ronela Hajati – Sekret (-65)
  • 121. 🇵🇱 Poland 2022: Ochman – River (-54)
  • 122. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2020: The Roop – On Fire (-11)
  • 123. 🇪🇸 Spain 2007: D’Nash – I Love Mi Vida (NEW)
  • 124. 🇬🇷 Greece 2013: Koza Mostra ft. Agathon Iakovidis – Alcohol is Free (+36)
  • 125. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2009: AySel and Arash – Always (+13)
  • 126. 🇷🇺 Russia 2020: Little Big – Uno (+16)
  • 127. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2022: Zdob si Zdub and Advahov Brothers – Trenuletul (-17)
  • 128. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2012: Kaliopi – Crno I Belo (+23)
  • 129. 🇹🇷 Türkiye 2008: Mor ve Ötesi – Deli (+12)
  • 130. 🇷🇴 Romania 2022: WRS – Llamame (-64)
  • 131. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2018: Claudia Pascoal – O Jardim (+6)
  • 132. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2023: Mimicat – Ai Curacao (NEW)
  • 133. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2021: Equinox – Bones (-8)
  • 134. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1996: Eimear Quinn – The Voice (+5)
  • 135. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2021: Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old (-47)
  • 136. 🇳🇴 Norway 2021: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf a Banana (-31)
  • 137. 🇷🇴 Romania 2021: Roxen – Amnesia (-6)
  • 138. 🇫🇮 Finland 2014: Softengine – Something Better (+6)
  • 139. 🇮🇱 Israel 1998: Dana International – Diva (-4)
  • 140. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2008: Sirusho – Qele qele (+6)
  • 141. 🇮🇹 Italy 1997: Jalisse – Fiumi di parole (-27)
  • 142. 🇪🇦 Spain 1990: Azucar Moreno – Bandido (-34)
  • 143. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2012: Željko Joksimović – Nije ljubav stvar (+5)
  • 144. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2007: Sopho – Visionary Dream (-8)
  • 145. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2022: Rosa Linn – Snap (-81)
  • 146. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2021: Efendi – Mata Hari (-46)
  • 147. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 2013: Anouk – Birds (+24)
  • 148. 🇦🇱 Albania 2019: Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës (-27)
  • 149. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2021: Daði Freyr – 10 years (-2)
  • 150. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1998: Imaani – Where Are You Now (+25)
  • 151. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1993: Sonia – Better the Devil You Know (+12)
  • 152. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2018: Elina Nechayeva – La forza (+1)
  • 153. 🇦🇱 Albania 2012: Rona Nishliu – Suus (-4)
  • 154. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2001: Nuša Derenda – Energy (+62)
  • 155. 🇬🇷 Greece 2004: Sakis Rouvas – Shake It (+12)
  • 156. 🇫🇷 France 1977: Marie Myriam – L’oiseau et l’enfant (+39)
  • 157. 🇫🇷 France 2009: Patricia Kaas – Et s’il fallait le faire (-5)
  • 158. 🇦🇺 Australia 2019: Kate Miller-Heidke – Zero Gravity (-28)
  • 159. 🇮🇹 Italy 1984: Alice&Battiato – I treni di Tozeur (+7)
  • 160. 🇭🇷 Croatia 1998: Danijela – Neka mi ne svane (+9)
  • 161. 🇳🇴 Norway 2013: Carl Espen – Silent Storm (-35)
  • 162. 🇭🇷 Croatia 2023: Let3 – Mama ŠČ! (NEW)
  • 163. 🇬🇷 Greece 1991: Sophia Vossou – I anixi (+5)
  • 164. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2009: Svetlana Loboda – Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl) (+25)
  • 165. 🇷🇺 Russia 2021: Manizha – Russian Woman (-50)
  • 166. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2018: Mélovin – Under the Ladder (NEW)
  • 167. 🇵🇱 Poland 2023: Blanka – Solo (NEW)
  • 168. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2009: Inga & Anush – Jan Jan (-4)
  • 169. 🇬🇷 Greece 2006: Anna Vissi – Everything (+26)
  • 170. 🇷🇺 Russia 2007: Serebro – Song #1 (NEW)
  • 171. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2000: Ines – Once in a Lifetime (+370)
  • 172. 🇩🇪 Germany 2011: Lena – Taken by a Stranger (-54)
  • 173. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1991: Carola – Fångad av en stormvind (+29)
  • 174. 🇦🇱 Albania 2015: Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive (-47)
  • 175. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2019: Tamta – Replay (-62)
  • 176. 🇲🇹 Malta 2021: Destiny Chukunyere – Je me casse (-67)
  • 177. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2004: Lena Philipsson – It Hurts (-12)
  • 178. 🇱🇻 Latvia 2000: Brainstorm – My Star (+5)
  • 179. 🇩🇰 Denmark 1963: Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann – Dansevise (+9)
  • 180. 🇲🇰 Macedonia 2017: Jana Burceska – Dance Alone (+13)
  • 181. 🇦🇱 Albania 2010: Juliana Pasha – It’s All About You (NEW)
  • 182. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2006: Kate Ryan – Je t’adore (+26)
  • 183. 🇳🇴 Norway 2021: TIX – Fallen Angel (-78)
  • 184. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2020: Go_A – Solovey (-52)
  • 185. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2023: Monika Linkytė – Stay (NEW)
  • 186. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2008: Ani Lorak – Shady Lady (-31)
  • 187. 🇷🇴 Romania 2020: Roxen – Alcohol You (-26)
  • 188. 🇲🇪 Montenegro 2015: Knez – Adio (-34)
  • 189. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2022: LPS – Disko (+60)
  • 190. 🇷🇴 Romania 2010: Paula Seling & Ovi – Playing With Fire (+28)
  • 191. 🇧🇪 Belgium 1986: Sandra Kim – J’aime la vie (NEW)
  • 192. 🇷🇺 Russia 2000: Alsou – Solo (NEW)
  • 193. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2023: Pasha Parfeni – Soarele Si Luna (NEW)
  • 194. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2019: Tamara Todevska – Proud (+26)
  • 195. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1972: Vicky Leandros – Après Toi (NEW)
  • 196. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2016: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – Midnight Gold (-95)
  • 197. 🇫🇷 France 2016: Amir – J’ai Cherché (-23)
  • 198. 🇷🇸 Serbia 2008: Jelena Tomasevic – Oro (-21)
  • 199.🇧🇬 Bulgaria 2007: Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov – Water (+28)
    200. 
    🇩🇰 Denmark 2021: Fyr og Flamme – Øve Os På Hinanden (-4)
  • 201. 🇫🇮 Finland 2017: Norma John – Blackbird (+41)
  • 202. 🇦🇲 Armenia 2020: Athena – Chains On You (NEW)
  • 203. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2003: Urban Trad – Sanomi (-13)
    204. 
    🇮🇹 Italy 1958: Domenico Modugno – Nel Blu dipinto di blu (+32)
  • 205. 🇱🇹 Lithuania 2021: The Roop – Discoteque (+18)
  • 206. 🇩🇪 Germany 2013: Cascada – Glorious (-25)
  • 207. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2006: Carola – Invincible (-10)
  • 208. 🇬🇷 Greece 1993: Kaiti Garbi – Ellada Xora Tou Fotos (-52)
  • 209. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2008: Charlotte Perelli – Hero (-29)
  • 210. 🇪🇦 Spain 2019: Miki – La Venda (-86)
  • 211. 🇮🇸 Iceland 1999: Selma – All Out Of Luck (-29)
  • 212. 🇨🇾 Cyprus 2023: Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart (NEW)
  • 213. 🇫🇮 Finland 2022: The Rasmus – Jezebel (-8)
  • 214. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2023: Iru – Echo (NEW)
  • 215. 🇭🇺 Hungary 2017: Joci Pápai – Origo (-43)
  • 216. 🇧🇪 Belgium 2021: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place (+16)
  • 217. 🇸🇰 Slovakia 2010: Kristina – Horehronie (-83)
  • 218. 🇲🇪 Montenegro 2013: Who See – Igranka (+7)
  • 219. 🇮🇸 Iceland 2022: Systur – Með hækkandi sól (-2)
  • 220. 🇸🇪 Sweden 2018: Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off (-87)
  • 221. 🇬🇷 Greece 1995: Elina Konstantopoulou – Pia prosefchi (NEW)
  • 222. 🇧🇦 Bosnia 2009: Regina – Bistra Voda (+24)
  • 223. 🇮🇹 Italy 2016: Francesca Michielin – No Degree Of Separation (-61)
  • 224. 🇸🇮 Slovenia 2011: Maja Keuc – No One (NEW)
  • 225. 🇷🇺 Russia 2015: Polina Gagarina – A Million Voices (-25)
  • 226. 🇮🇹 Italy 1990: Toto Cutugno – Insieme 1992 (NEW)
  • 227. 🇬🇷 Greece 2018: Yianna Terzi – Oniro Mou (NEW)
  • 228. 🇩🇪 Germany 2018: Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone (+6)
  • 229. 🇦🇱 Albania 2023: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje (NEW)
  • 230. 🇲🇩 Moldova 2021: Natalia Gordienko – Sugar (+1)
  • 231. 🇩🇪 Germany 1975: Joy Fleming – Ein Lied Kann Eine Brücke Sein (-52)
  • 232. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 1998: Edsilia Rombley – Hemel En Aarde (NEW)
  • 233. 🇮🇸 Iceland 1997: Paul Oscar – Minn Hinsti Dans (-34)
  • 234. 🇸🇪 Sweden 1996: One More Time – Den Vilda (-64)
  • 235. 🇮🇱 Israel 2000: Ping Pong – Sa’me’akh (NEW)
  • 236. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2012 : Ott Lepland – Kuula (-38)
  • 237. 🇬🇷 Greece 2019: Katerine Duska – Better Love (-59)
  • 238. 🇺🇦 Ukraine 2013: Zlata Ognevich – Gravity (-17)
  • 239. 🇮🇱 Israel 1991: Duo Katz – Kan (NEW)
  • 240. 🇵🇹 Portugal 2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas) (-83)
  • 241. 🇩🇪 Germany 1979 : Dschinghis Khan – Dschinghis Khan (NEW)
  • 242. 🇫🇮 Finland 2018: Saara Aalto – Monsters (+1)
  • 243. 🇮🇪 Ireland 2022: Brooke Scullion – That’s Rich (-127)
  • 244. 🇬🇷 Greece 2020: Stefania – Superg!rl (NEW)
  • 245. 🇷🇺 Russia 2003: Tatu – Ne Ver’, Ne Bojsia (-100)
  • 246. 🇬🇪 Georgia 2015: Nina Sublatti – Warrior (NEW)
  • 247. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 2010: Safira – Drip Drop (-22)
  • 248. 🇮🇪 Ireland 1994: Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan– Rock’n’roll Kids (NEW)
  • 249. 🇮🇹 Italy 1964: Gigliola Cinquetti – Non Ho l’Étà (NEW)
  • 250. 🇪🇪 Estonia 2022: Stefan – Hope (-74)

The countries with the most appearances on #ESC250

A total of fifty-two countries have taken part at the Eurovision Song Contest during its almost seventy years run. In this year’s #ESC250 voting, some countries have stood out, such as:

Greece: fourteen entries

Italy: sixteen entries

Sweden: thirteen entries

What do you think of this year’s results? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news!

Source: Songfestival.be

Eurovision 2024: 37 countries will join the 68th contest in Malmö!

The Eurovision season has officially started! Just moments ago, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced the participants’ list of Eurovision 2024 in Malmö. In total, 37 countries will participate in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

In detail, the following countries will take part in Malmö:

🇦🇱 Albania – RTSH

🇦🇺 Australia – SBS

🇦🇲 Armenia – AMPTV

🇦🇹 Austria – ORF

🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – İctimai

🇧🇪 Belgium – RTBF

🇭🇷 Croatia – HRT

🇨🇾 Cyprus – CyBC

🇨🇿 Czech Republic – ČT

🇩🇰 Denmark – DR

🇪🇪 Estonia – ERR

🇫🇮 Finland – YLE

🇫🇷 France – FT

🇬🇪 Georgia – GPB

🇩🇪 Germany – ARD/NDR

🇬🇷 Greece – ERT

🇮🇸 Iceland – RÚV

🇮🇪 Ireland – RTÉ

🇮🇱 Israel – IPBC/Kan

🇮🇹 Italy – RAI

🇱🇻 Latvia – LTV

🇱🇹 Lithuania – LRT

🇱🇺 Luxembourg – RTL

🇲🇹 Malta – PBS

🇲🇩 Moldova – TRM

🇳🇱 Netherlands – AVROTROS

🇳🇴 Norway – NRK

🇵🇱 Poland – TVP

🇵🇹 Portugal – RTP

🇸🇲 San Marino – SMRTV

🇷🇸 Serbia – RTS

🇸🇮 Slovenia – RTVSLO

🇪🇸 Spain – TVE

🇸🇪 Sweden – SVT

🇨🇭 Switzerland – SRG / SSR

🇺🇦 Ukraine – UA:PBC

🇬🇧 United Kingdom – BBC

Whilst Romania is currently not confirmed to compete next year, talks are continuing with TVR on their potential participation as well. That means we might have 38 nations competing in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.

Luxembourg, one of the founding members of Eurovision as well as successful, having won the contest five times, will return after three decades long absence. In fact, Luxembourg’s return was known to public since May and it was even announced during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2023.

North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Montenegro still remain out, claiming financial reasons.

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden during 7-11 of May 2024, following Loreen’s second win in Liverpool.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2024, in Malmö!

Azerbaijan: “Eurovision Talks” will be held in Baku

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture is holding a Eurovision-themed conference called Eurovision Talks. Speakers of the conference will be persons who have served the contest, but also stigmatized it with their work. Read more

Azerbaijan: These are the six artists claiming the country’s representation in Malmö!

Azerbaijan will choose its Eurovision 2024 act via an internal selection, as usual. Nonetheless, this year’s Azerbaijani internal selection took the form of an internal competition. A submission window was opened till late September for those interested, a shortlist of 16 artists was made and then a “Live Auditions” round took place, in order to evaluate the peformance and vocal skills of the contenders.

Following the aforementioned procedure, Ictimai Television has announced via its official Eurovision account on Instagram, that out of the 16 artists that competed in the “Live Auditions” stage, 6 of them have been shortlisted.

Who are the six artists shortlisted?

Following the voting of a jury committee, the following six artists have been shortlisted and will hence claim the Azerbaijani representation in Malmö:

  • Emiliya Yaqubova
  • Ilkin Dovlatov, Mila Miles and Etibar Asadli
  • Aisel (Azerbaijan 2018)
  • Fahree I.
  • Qorqud (Elvin Novruzov)
  • Sabina Guluzadeh

Among the jury members of the selection there are Aysel Teymurzadə (Azerbaijan 2009) as well as Eldar Qasımov & Nigar Camal (Azerbaijan 2011-winner).

 

What’s next?

From now on, there is no specific information about the progress of the selection and what else to expect. Ictimai Television has not revealed to the public any details regarding the selection process. For any update, we expect an announcement via its social media accounts.

Azerbaijan wants to overturn the tables after its second non qualification this year, in Liverpool. TuralTuranX with their song “Tell Me More”, managed to finish only second to last in their Semi-Final.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all news!