Eurovision 2024: The results of the third day of the Press Poll!

The Eurovision 2024 Press Poll is in full swing. All countries have completed their technical rehearsals, and now it’s time for the press to select their favorites.

Below are the results as of May 8th, 2024, at 9:00 PM

First Semi-Final

Second Semi-Final

Final

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Eurovision 2024: The results of the first day of the press poll!

Earlier today an email was sent to accredited journalists here in Malmö Arena to vote for up to 10 favorites in both semi-finals and the final.

Below are the preliminary results of the semi-finals and the final, as they were determined today, May 6th, at 20:00.

Semi-Final 1:

Semi-Final 2:

 

Final:

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Montenegro: Public broadcaster RTCG will broadcast Eurovision 2024!

Despite Montenegro‘s expected, but ultimately unsuccessful return to the contest, RTCG, the country’s public broadcaster, will broadcast the contest live on television and radio.

Viewers watching Eurovision from Montenegro will be able to tune in to TVCG 1 or Radio 98 which will broadcast this year’s Contest taking place in Malmö. RTCG is one of the public broadcasters that, even though don’t participate this year, broadcast the contest. Some of them are:

  • Kosovo – RTK
  • North Macedonia – MRT
  • Slovakia – Radio_FM
  • United States of America – Peacock

Montenegro’s last participation in Eurovision, was in 2022, when Vladana represented the country with the song “ Breathe”:

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Eurovision 2024: The Turquoise Carpet – Live!

The Turquoise Carpet, a staple event in the Host City, doubles as the official Opening Ceremony, marking the commencement of the Eurovision Song Contest Live Shows week. Malmö 2024’s Turquoise Carpet commenced today at 15:30 CEST and is being broadcast live on both the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel and via a TikTok live stream on the Eurovision account.

The Turquoise Carpet is hosted by Elecktra and Tia Kofi! Here are tonight’s appearances:

  • Belgium

  • Slovenia

  • Azerbaijan

  • Austria

  • Portugal

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  • Norway

  • San Marino

  • Cyprus

  • Georgia

  • Czechia

  • Greece

  • Albania

  • Malta

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  • Moldova

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Latvia

  • Serbia

  • Croatia

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  • Spain

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  • Germany

  • Finland

  • Ukraine

  • Switzerland

  • Italy

  • Estonia

  • Armenia

  • Netherlands

  • Australia

  • Poland

  • United Kingdom

  • Iceland

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  • Ireland

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  • France

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  • Denmark

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  • Sweden

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The Israeli delegation will not attend the Carpet due to Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Montenegro: Back with a new national final in 2025?

Following a call by the national broadcaster, RTCG, for a public debate to shape its broadcasting programme for 2024, the authorities have published an official report responding to the suggestions/ questions sent to them.

Of course, there were also questions about the Eurovision Song Contest!

More specifically, someone asked the following question:

“Are there any plans to organise a music festival produced by the RTCG? From time to time there have been announcements about a winter festival instead of Montevizija, about Montefon and other festivals…
Will RTCG participate in the Eurovision Song Contest and will there be a national final?”

The RTCG’s response was as follows:

“The Montenegrin TV is planning to organise a music festival promoting new songs by local artists and composers and at which (depending on the budget for 2025) the country’s representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2025 will be selected!”

It is also stated that although in 2023 RTCG did not broadcast Eurovision, in 2024 it intends to broadcast both Eurovision and Eurovision Junior.

Montenegro’s last participation in the contest was in 2022 with Vladana and the song “Breathe” which finished in the 17th place of the semi-final with just 33 points.

Would you like to see Montenegro return? Do you think this will happen in 2025? Let us know in the comments!


Source: RTCG

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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

Montenegro: No return for Eurovision 2024?

As reported by media from the Balkan country, it seems that Montenegro will not return for Eurovision 2024.

According to unofficial information from CdM, the world’s most popular music show will be held for the second consecutive year without Montenegro’s participation.

The public broadcaster RTCG has not yet made any official statement.

Last year, Montenegro took the decision to withdraw from the Eurovision Song Contest for financial reasons.

The country made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and withdrew in 2010, 2011, 2020, 2021 and 2023.

The last Montenegrin representative was Vladana, who placed second to last in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2022 with the song Breathe.

Source: CdM

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the news about Eurovision 2024!

Montenegro: RTCG will be broadcasting Eurovision 2023!

RTCG, the national broadcaster of the Montenegro is going to broadcast Eurovision 2023!

It was reported through the RTCG website, that all three shows of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 that takes place in Liverpool, the United Kingdom are going to be broadcast live to the viewers of Montenegro.

The Balkan nation decided to abstain from this years competition citing financial constrains caused mainly by the global energy crisis.

So far, the non-participating in Eurovision 2023 countries that have confirmed the broadcast of this year’s contest are the following:

  • Chile – Canal 13
  • Faroe Islands – KVF
  • Kosovo – RTK
  • Montenegro – RTCG
  • North Macedonia – MRT
  • Slovakia – Radio_FM
  • United States – Peacock

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates!

Source:RTCG


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6 songs and over 50 Eurovision artists nominated in the Serbian Music Awards!

After two years of absence due to the healthcare crisis, the Music Awards Ceremony 2023 of Serbia and the former Yugoslavia will return on January 25 and 26.

The purpose of the event is “to celebrate artistic creativity and the development of the music industry in the region”. The countries of origin of the nominees are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.

This year, the valid nominated songs are those released between 01.10.2021 and 15.10.2022.

A quick glance at the shortlists reveals several names that are familiar to fans of the Contest. Let’s take a closer look at them by category:

Pop-Folk

  • Hurricane (Serbia 2020. 2021) – ‘Ajde bre’
  • Ksenija Knežević (Serbia 2020. 2021) – ‘Hir’
  • Sanja Vučić (Serbia 2016, 2020, 2021) – ‘Omađijan’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Pop-Folk

Music Video

  • Angellina (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘Oko moje’
  • Dino Merlin (Bosnia and Herzegovina 1999, 2011) – ‘Krive Karte’
  • Karolina Gočeva (North Macedonia 2002, 2007) – ‘Od nebo do dno’
  • Konstrakta – ‘In Corpore Sano’ (Serbia 2022)
  • Sanja Vučić (Serbia 2016, 2020, 2021) – ‘Omađijan’
  • Sara Jo (Serbia 2013, participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘Divlja’
  • Severina (Croatia 2006) ft. Azis – ‘Fališ mi’
  • Vladana – ‘Breathe’ (Montenegro 2022)

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Music Video

Female Pop

  • Colonia (participated in Croatia’s national selection in 2020‘Nijanse crvene’
  • Danijela Martinović (Croatia 1998) – ‘FORTUNATA’
  • Doris Dragović (Yugoslavia 1986, Croatia 1999) – ‘Sve smo mogli imat’
  • Franka (Croatia 2018) – ‘Priča o nama’
  • Ivona – ‘Znam’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Jelena Tomašević (Serbia 2008) – ‘Ne žalim’
  • Karolina Gočeva (North Macedonia 2002, 2007) – ‘Od nebo do dno’
  • Marija Mikić (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘Kombinacije’
  • Maya Sar (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2012) – ‘Ljubav’
  • Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure (Croatia 2022)
  • Nevena Božović (Serbia 2013, 2019) – ‘Kraj’
  • Nina Badrić (Croatia 2012) – ‘Pamtim’
  • Tijana Bogićević (Serbia 2017) – ‘Blizu’
  • Tijana Dapćević – ‘Ljubi, ljubi’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2020, North Macedonia 2014)
  • Vladana – ‘Breathe’ (Montenegro 2022)

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Female Pop

Male Pop

  • Boris Subotić – ‘Vrati mi’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022)
  • BQL – ‘Maj’ (participated in Slovenia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Damir Kedžo (Croatia 2020) – ‘Kad ljubav’
  • Dino Merlin (Bosnia and Herzegovina 1999, 2011) – ‘Krive Karte’
  • LPS – ‘Disko’ (Slovenia 2022)
  • Sergej Ćetković (Montenegro 2014) – ‘Ne odlaziš’
  • Tony Cetinski (Croatia 1994) – ‘Čuvam ljubav’
  • Vasil (Northern Macedonia 2020, 2021) – Dangerous Waters
  • Zdravko Čočić (Yugoslavia 1973) – ‘Sto dukata’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Male Pop

Alternative Pop

  • Andrea – ‘Circles’ (North Macedonia 2022)
  • Luma – ‘All in’ (participated in Slovenia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Eye Cue (North Macedonia 2018) – ‘Zavedi me’
  • Konstrakta – ‘In Corpore Sano’ (Serbia 2022)
  • Sara Jo (Serbia 2013, participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘Zar ne’
  • zalagasper (Slovenia 2019) – ‘oblike oblakov’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Alternative Pop

Folk

  • Aca Lukas (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘Jednom’
  • Neda Ukraden (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2020) – ‘Lavanda’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Narodna

Rock 

  • Joker Out (Slovenia 2023) – ‘Barve Oceana’
  • Lift – ‘Drama’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022)

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Rock

Balkan Trap

  • Angellina – ‘Origami’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Hurricane (Serbia 2020. 2021) – ‘Legalan’
  • Ivana Boom Nikolić (Serbia 2020. 2021) – ‘Ispočetka’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Balkan Trap

Urban Pop

  • Albina (Croatia 2021) – ‘Plači, mila’
  • Andrija Jo (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2020) – ‘Bez kompromisa’
  • Angellina (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘Oko moje’
  • July Jones – ‘Girls Can Do Anything’ (participated in Slovenia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Mia – ‘Blanko’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Mia Guček – ‘Independiente’ (participated in Slovenia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Sara Jo – ‘Muškarčina’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022)
  • Zorja (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘Lavine’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Urban Pop

New Age Collaboration

  • Franka (Croatia 2018) ft. Sara Jo (Serbia 2013, participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022) – ‘On’
  • Severina (Croatia 2006) ft. Azis – ‘Fališ mi’
  • Teodora ft. Hurricane (Serbia 2020. 2021) – ‘Kontroverzne’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: New Age Collab

World Music

  • Vasil (North Macedonia 2020, 2021) – Ave Maria (Caccini)
  • Zorja – ‘Zorja’ (participated in Serbia’s national selection in 2022)

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: World Music

Viral

  • Hurricane (Serbia 2020. 2021) – ‘Legalan’
  • Konstrakta – ‘In Corpore Sano’ (Serbia 2022)
  • Sanja Vučić (Serbia 2016, 2020, 2021) – ‘Omađijan’
  • Severina (Croatia 2006) ft. Azis – ‘Fališ mi’
  • Teodora ft. Hurricane (Serbia 2020. 2021) – ‘Kontroverzne’

You can easily vote by subscribing to the channel and liking the entry you want to support in the playlist below: Viral

Did you remember the artists above? Did you vote in a category? Did a nomination or category catch your eye? Let us know in the comments!

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2010-2022: How different would the results of the Semi-Finals be with only the Public Voting?

Α revelation that shook the waters of the competition took place earlier today. The EBU has announced changes to the voting system of the Eurovision Song Contest.

One of the most important changes are that now only the public will choose the finalists in the two semi-finals, while now global viewers from countries all around the world that do not participate in the competition will also be able to vote!

You can see all the changes HERE.

The most important question is, What would have changed in the contest’s Semi-Finals if only the public chose the 10 finalists?

We will answer this question through this article, by seeing which countries would have qualified for the final from 2010 to 2022, if only the public vote was used, and which countries would have ultimately failed to qualify due to the lack of the juries.

Changes in the Results (2010-2022)

2010

In 2010, the system of 50% juries and 50% public vote, was applied for the first time in the Semi-Finals. There we find the first differences.

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland who finished sixth in the public vote, against Bosnia and Herzegovina who finished eleventh and were favored by the jury’s fifth place.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Lithuania and Sweden, against Israel and Ireland. In addition, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Azerbaijan and not Turkey.

Which means Sweden wouldn’t have failed to qualify once in their history at the competition.

2011

In the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Armenia, Norway and Turkey, against Switzerland, Lithuania and Serbia. In fact, Lithuania was first by the juries and eleventh in the audience.

That means Turkey would have no non-qualifications in their history in the competition.

In the second Semi-Final, we would only have the qualification of Belarus, against the fan favorite that year, Estonia.

2012

Another year with huge changes in the results of the semi finals. In the first Semi-Final we would have Switzerland qualifying instead of Hungary.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Bulgaria and the Netherlands, instead of Malta and Ukraine. Also, Norway was last in the jury vote and was saved by the public.

With these results, Ukraine would have lost the record as the only that has never failed to qualify for a final!

2013

Moving forward in 2013.

In the first Semi-Final, Croatia and Montenegro would have qualified against Estonia and Moldova. In fact, Moldova was third in the juries, while Montenegro was fourth in the audience.

In the second Semi-Final, Bulgaria and Switzerland would have qualified instead of Armenia and Georgia. While Romania would have been the winner of the semi final, instead of Azerbaijan.

2014

This year we can see two big changes. In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Portugal instead of Azerbaijan, while in the second semi the qualification of Ireland, instead of Malta. In fact, Malta was third in the jury vote and twelfth in the public vote.

2015

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland, instead of Hungary, while in the second the Czech Republic instead of Azerbaijan.

2016

Moving on to the next year, in the first Semi-Final we would have seen the qualification of Bosnia-Herzegovina, instead of the Czech Republic and in the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of North Macedonia and Belarus, instead of Georgia and Israel.

Τhe winner of the second semi final would have been Ukraine with Jamala, instead of Australia.

2017

In the first Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Finland instead of Australia, while in the second the qualification of Switzerland and Estonia, instead of Austria and Denmark. In fact, Australia was fifteenth in the audience and second in the juries.

2018

Let’s go to 2018 and see that in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Greece and Yianna Terzi, instead of Eugent Bushpepa, from Albania. Also, the winner would be Eleni Foureira and not Netta.

In the second Semi-Final, we would have Poland qualifying instead of the Netherlands, while the winner of the Semi-Final would be Denmark and not Norway. In fact, Denmark was twelfth in the juries.

2019

We can see some changes in 2019 too.

Poland would once again go through to the final instead of Belarus, while the winner of the first Semi-Final would be Iceland rather than Australia.

In the second Semi-Final, Lithuania would have qualified  instead of Denmark, while the winner of the Semi-Final would have been Norway and not the Netherlands.

2021

Eurovision Song Contest came back after one year and in the first Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Croatia with Albina, against Hooverphonic from Belgium. Finally, the winner of the Semi-Final would be Ukraine and not Malta.

In the second Semi-Final we would have the qualification of Denmark and Fyr og Flamme, against Anxhela Peristeri from Albania, while the winner of the Semi-Final was Finland, instead of Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKdxjoNluzY&feature=emb_title

2022

Last but not least we have this year’s edition of the contest. In the first Semi-Final, we would have seen the qualification of Ronela Hajati from Albania and not Marius Bear from Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jWXmo0-ZjI

Finally, in the second Semi-Final, we would have the qualification of Andromache (last in the jury vote), against Nadir Rustamli, who had zero points in the televoting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2IUdTl-gAI&feature=emb_title

Conclusions

Which ones are favored by the new changes?

Based on the above, we notice that the removal of the juries from the Semi-Finals, can change a lot in the Semi-Final score, with obvious results in the Final as well.

The countries that we would say are favored by this change are Lithuania and Poland, countries with a large diaspora across Europe. Also, this change could make it easier for Turkey to return to the Competition.

The Balkan countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, as well as Armenia, which has a strong diaspora, also benefit from the changes.

What are the implications?

Jury favourites, Azerbaijan, Australia and Malta seem to have some difficulty in the competition as their qualification in recent years has been largely down to the juries.

Ranking changes

Changes are also observed in the ranking. In particular, audiences seem to prefer funny  presentations and ethnic and dance songs instead of ballads or vocally challenged entries in general that usually are more appreciated by the juries.

General Conclusion

With all the above, we can say that in 2023 the TV viewers seems to have the main responsibility with the results of the contest. Although, on the Grand Final we see the casual jurors deciding half of the results, things will changes dramatically since from this year the goal for a lot of countries will be to first reach the final by having a song that the public will support. This also means that EBU seems to want to attract more and more of the public attention, but what would happen if a lot of good entries stay out of the final and more and more “funny” songs qualify but the juries still ignore on their final voting?

What a country will have to do to win both is find the entry that can surprise both the viewers and the jurors on the final night.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all developments regarding the 67th Eurovision Song Contest.