Watch the performances of Sweden, Malta and Finland’s representatives in “A Little Bit More”!

Just like last year, some time before the first rehearsals of the countries, the show called “A Little Bit More” airs on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

So, for all this time before the rehearsals, Eurovision TV will upload various performances of the artists, like different versions of their songs, or covers of songs from other artists.

Below you can listen to the “Spa Mix” of Finland’s entry for this year’s contest, “No Rules” by Windows95man:

You can also listen to the an acoustic version of Marcus & Martinus’ Melodifestivalen 2023 entry, “Air” as well as Sarah Bonnici, covering “Hold Me Closer” by Cornelia Jakobs (Sweden 2022):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMTRQohm74A

Did you like today’s performances of “A Little Bit More”? Write us in the comments below!

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London Eurovision Party 2024: Watch the performances of the artists!

One more pre-party took place last night. After two parties on Spain, one taking place last week in Madrid and Saturday’s party in Barcelona, it was time for the British party to take place in London.

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Bets: The first odds for advancing to the final!

Just over three weeks separate us from the start of rehearsals in Malmö ahead of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest. As we head into the final stretch just before Eurovision 2024 takes place in the Swedish city, one of Eurovisionfun ‘s most loved and talked about columns is back, with our Eurovision 2024 betting analysis back again.

With bookmakers having started to offer more betting sections for the upcoming contest in recent hours, we take a look at the qualification odds for this year’s Eurovision grand final from the two semi-finals on May 7 and 9.

First semi-final

The first semi-final on May 7 is expected to be particularly competitive, according to the bookers. With just three companies offering the possibility of qualifying for Saturday’s grand final so far, the sample may be small, but it is still largely representative of what we will see on Tuesday’s show.

Four countries are considered by the betting companies to be guaranteed to qualify for the grand final of this year’s competition. Croatia, Ukraine, Finland and Lithuania are offered at odds of under 1.05, a big gap compared to the other eleven participating countries in this semi-final.

Particularly increased chances of qualifying for the grand final are given by bookers to Luxembourg, Cyprus, Serbia and Poland. The group of these countries is being played at odds between 1.25 and 1.33, which translates betting-wise into a qualification probability of over 70% for three of them(Cyprus, Serbia, Poland) and over 80% for Luxembourg in its return to Eurovision after more than three decades.

A battle is expected to be waged for the last two tickets to the grand final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, where four countries are expected to fight for their place in the contest. Slovenia, Portugal, Australia and Ireland are being played at odds of between 1.44 and 1.75, with the former two currently looking like the frontrunners to get past the first semi-final hurdle, with all of them having more than a 53% chance of qualifying.

Finally, regarding the remaining three countries in the first semi-final, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Iceland, betting companies see them as the big underdogs for qualification. With regard to Azerbaijan, their chances of qualification are far from negligible, as they are offered odds of more than doubling, approaching 2.25. In contrast, Moldova and Iceland seem to have little chance of making it to the final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, with Moldova being offered odds of between 3 and 3.75, while Iceland is offered odds of between 3 and 5.2.

Second semi-final

Things seem to be clearer in the second semi-final regarding the chances of the sixteen participating countries qualifying for the grand final on 11 May. The countries taking part in the second semi-final appear to be divided by the bookers into five sub-groups.

The first sub-group is made up of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium. The three Central and Western European countries, which occupy three of the top six places in the odds of winning this year’s competition, are considered by bookmakers to be certain to qualify, which is why their odds of qualification are no more than 1.02.

All five countries in the second sub-group seem largely certain to qualify. Greece, Norway, Israel, Armenia and Austria are offered odds of between 1.04 and 1.2, which translates into qualification odds of 85% for Greece, 83% for Norway, 82% for Israel and Armenia and 81% for Estonia.

A “category” on its own is Estonia, whose qualification to the grand final is considered the most likely scenario, with bookers giving them around 70% odds and playing at odds between 1.28 and 1.33.

Georgia and Denmark are set to battle it out for the final ticket, with Georgia and Denmark both distancing themselves from the leading nine countries and the remaining five in the running. At odds of around 1.75, Georgia ‘s qualification is being played at odds of between 1.67 and 2.22, with bookies giving 52% odds to the Caucasians and 49% to the Scandinavians.

Finally, the last sub-group is the remaining five countries that will take part in the second semi-final on May 9. Latvia, Albania, San Marino, Malta and the Czech Republic are considered by bookers as the underdogs to qualify for the Eurovision 2024 final, as all of them have odds between 27% and 35% and are offered at odds that return around three times the initial stake.

In any case, with the pre-parties continuing in the coming weeks and with the start of rehearsals for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest less than a month away, the only thing that is certain is that the shake-up will continue and will culminate as the days for the big celebration in Malmö approach. Competition is fierce and all possibilities are open.

Which countries do you think will qualify for the grand final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest? Tell us in the comments!

PrePartyES 2024: Watch all the live perfomances!

Last night, PrePartyES 2024 took place in Madrid and 25 artists performed their songs for the Eurofans!

You can watch all the performances below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyfbUECeg_c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ICNake3qKY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB0hS61kNSU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T2la-_MQ3M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMmK-owegPg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmfIv_fd7vw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8j0lqVRnZw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhXdVWlYQLM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayGyod0IYXM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwzN8Yf6-og

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1vihaZN_U8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfF0vYTnSWM

Nutsa from Georgia also took part in the pre- party, however she sang “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera as a tribute to her brother’s death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOH35_CfLa0

Which was your favorite performance of the night? 

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Eurovision 2024: The running order of the semifinals has been revealed!

With a month and a half to go until the first Eurovision 2024 semi-final on 7 May, the EBU today announced the order of the semi-final line-up.

The order of appearance was determined by the EBU in cooperation with the Swedish organisers, taking into account which place each country was drawn to perform (first or second), but also in a way that the show would be more interesting.

The official Eurovision YouTube channel announced a few minutes ago the official order of appearance of the songs in the semi-finals of this year’s contest.

It is worth noting that this year is the first year in which the Big 5 and the host country, Sweden, are going to perform their songs live in the two semi-finals. So, among the competing countries in the two semi-finals, we will see Germany, Sweden and the UK as guest stars in the first semi-final, while in the second semi-final we’ll see France, Italy and Spain.

Running Order

Semi-final 1 – Tuesday 7 May

  1. Cyprus
  2. Serbia
  3. Lithuania
  4. Ireland
    United Kingdom
  5. Ukraine
  6. Poland
  7. Croatia
  8. Iceland
    Germany
  9. Slovenia
  10. Finland
  11. Moldova
    Sweden
  12. Azerbaijan
  13. Australia
  14. Portugal
  15. Luxembourg

Semi-final 2 – Thursday 11 May

  1. Malta
  2. Albania
  3. Greece
  4. Switzerland
  5. Czechia
    France
  6. Austria
  7. Denmark
  8. Armenia
  9. Latvia
    Spain
  10. San Marino
  11. Georgia
  12. Belgium
  13. Estonia
    Italy
  14. Israel
  15. Norway
  16. Netherlands

The analysis from fans and beyond has been on fire for a few minutes now. After the theories based on the countries’ history in the competition, it’s a first insight into how deep the qualification to the final is or isn’t. In other words, it’s time to make our predictions about who will make it to the final and who are favourites to say goodbye to Malmö early…

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’.

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

Malta: Listen to the revamped version of “Loop”!

After more than a month of wait, the revamped version of “Loop” is finally out. “Loop” by Sarah Bonnici was MESC’s 2024 winning entry in early February. Rumors regarding a possible revamp of Sarah Bonnici’s bid for Eurovision 2024 were present for long, the official confirmation of those, however, was done a few days ago.

Listen to the revamped version of “Loop” below:

Loop” is signed by Sarah Bonnici herself, Atticus Blue, Linnea Deb et al. and its revamped version was recorded in London, UK. Sarah Bonnici even recorded a new music video for her entry in addition to the one filmed in purpose of the Maltese pre-selection.

Even in its MESC 2024 winning version, “Loop” was never made available on streaming services. As a result, her fans were thrilled to hear the news, as evidenced by a brief video Sarah posted on Instagram, in which many fans beg for “Loop” to be released on streaming services.

Sarah Bonnici won MESC 2024 in early February with her entry “Loop” and will therefore represent Malta in Malmö. Malta will perform in the first half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also watch EurovisionFun’s reaction video on “Loop’s“ MESC performance, below:

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news! 

Malta: The revamped version of “Loop” will be released on March 14th!

Sarah Bonnici, the Maltese representative in Eurovision 2024, has revealed via her official Instagram account that the revamped version of her entry “Loop” will be released on March 14th.

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη Sarah Bonnici (@sarah.bonnici_)

 

Even in its MESC 2024 winning version, “Loop” was never made available on streaming services. As a result, her fans were thrilled to hear the news, as evidenced by the brief video Sarah posted on Instagram, in which many fans beg for “Loop” to be released on streaming services.

Sarah Bonnici won MESC 2024 in early February with her entry “Loop” and will therefore represent Malta in Malmö. Malta will perform in the first half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also watch EurovisionFun’s reaction video on “Loop“, below:

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news! 

Malta: Will Sarah Bonnici’s “Loop” undergo a revamp?

It looks like Sarah Bonnici will be representing Malta in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in May in Malmö, Sweden, with a revamped version of “Loop”.

The singer revealed to her followers, through an Instagram story, that she is currently in Stockholm, working in the studio alongside Linnea Deb and Joy Deb. Both have previously taken part in the competition. Specifically, they signed “Heroes”, with which Måns Zelmerlöw won the 2015 Eurovision song contest, along with other entries like Senhit’s “Adrenalina” and Saara Aalto’s “Monsters”.

The above made many fans believe that Sarah Bonnici will revamp her Eurovision 2024 entry. The national broadcaster has not yet confirmed this information, though.

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the Eurovision 2024 updates!


Source: @sarah.bonnici / Instagram 

Malta: 132.000 viewers watched the final of MESC 2024!

After many months of preparations, the national final of Malta was completed last Saturday, and the island country, now has its own representative for Eurovision 2024!

Earlier today, TVM, the public broadcaster of Malta, announced that 132.000 viewers watched the final of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024, live.

The viewing figures have slightly fallen from last year, when TVM reported that 265.000 viewers watched the final. However, these are not small numbers, if we take into account that in 2021, Malta had 519.562 permanent residents.

The winner of MESC 2024, was Sarah Bonnici with the song “Loop”. You can read more about the Maltese national final in our article.

Malta is taking part in the first half of the second Semi-Final of Eurovision 2024, in May 9:

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

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Malta: Eurovisionfun Reacts to Eurovision 2024 Entry “Loop”!

Two and a half months after the semi-finals, the big moment for Malta arrived, as tonight the island nation chose its representative for Eurovision 2024. The big winner of MESC 2024 is Sarah Bonnici with the song “Loop” and  will represent the country in Malmo this May.

The Eurovisionfun team once again watched and reacted to the live performance of the country’s entry for the upcoming Eurovision contest! Enjoy Konstantinos, Apostolis and Apostolos in a Reaction video with detailed commentary on Malta’s participation in Eurovision 2024!

Below you can watch the live performance of “Loop”:

Do you like Malta’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Tell us in the comments below!

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest!