Eurovision 2024: More “flexibility” for the producers to determine the Grand Final running order!

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest introduces a significant change in how the Grand Final running order is determined. Artists now have more options, with a new category introduced to give producers greater flexibility in shaping the lineup.

In March, it was announced that Malmö would see some major changes to enhance the Eurovision Song Contest‘s excitement. Following the revelation that the “Big 5” would perform their songs in full during the Semi-Finals and that fans could start voting as soon as the first artist hits the stage in the Grand Final, another significant change has emerged!

In recent years, qualifying countries from the Semi-Finals and the Big 5 have randomly selected which half of the Grand Final they will perform in. Subsequently, the show’s producers decided where within the First Half (songs 1 to 13) or Second Half (songs 14 to 26) of the Grand Final those acts would perform.

This year, a new category called “Producer’s Choice” will be introduced.

Host broadcaster SVT revealed that 25 of the 26 artists in the Grand Final (Sweden already has position 1) will have the option to choose First Half, Second Half, or Producer’s Choice through a random draw.

If an artist selects Producer’s Choice, the show producers will have the discretion to place that song anywhere in either the First or Second Half of the running order.

This change means there will be 6 slots available to pick in the First Half of the running order, 6 slots in the Second Half, and 13 Producer’s Choice slots.

The purpose of this change is to provide producers with more opportunities to ensure all songs in the Grand Final stand out and to create the most dynamic running order possible.

Christer Björkman, this year’s Contest Producer, elaborated on the rationale behind the change:

“It’s all about creating the best TV show possible and giving all artists a chance to shine. Adding the flexibility of Producer’s Choice allows me to create an even better flow of different tempos and an even more thrilling Grand Final.”

The Big 5 will select either First Half, Second Half, or Producer’s Choice after their second Rehearsal on Saturday, May 4, live during a Reddit AMA. Then, each of the 10 qualifiers from the First Semi-Final on Tuesday, May 7, will draw one of those three options live on the Official Eurovision Song Contest TikTok channel immediately after the show.

The 10 qualifying artists from the Second Semi-Final will draw from the remaining options live on TikTok after the show ends on Thursday, May 9.

Once all 25 options are chosen, producers will compile the running order for the Grand Final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Friday, May 10. It will then be revealed on the Contest’s website and social media channels.

The last time such a change to the running order was made was also in Malmö, in 2013.

Before 2013, the running order of the Grand Final was determined via a random draw. However, in 2013, host broadcaster SVT initiated a change to create a more entertaining evening of television for viewers. This format has remained in place every year since, with the introduction of the Producer’s Choice element in 2024 being the first major change in over a decade.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the latest developments!

Source: Eurovision.tv

The Model: Predicted Results for Eurovision 2024!

The Model is a project by Eurovoix aimed at predicting the results of the Eurovision contest, based on betting odds, fan voting online, app usage, song views and streamings on electronic platforms, historical voting patterns, and even the position in the running order. It also takes into account other external factors such as political developments that could influence the outcome, or the nationality of an artist.

As the computational prediction model is constructed based on contemporary data, which dynamically change during the pre-party period, its recently updated version predicts Switzerland as the winner instead of Italy.

Ukraine and The Netherlands continue to be the winners of the two semi-finals, while in this edition, Greece and Cyprus also advance to the final, both with an upward trajectory.

First Semi-Final Scoreboard

Second Semi-Final Scoreboard

The change observed here is the qualification of Georgia for the Grand Final and the displacement of Denmark among the non-qualifiers. Clearly, Nutsa Buzaladze’s outstanding performance at the London Eurovision Party last weekend won over the fans and gave a boost to the Georgian entry.

Final Scoreboard

Perhaps the most challenging in terms of prediction, the voting outcome crowns Switzerland as the big winner of Eurovision 2024. According to this computational model, Greece will finish 13th (10th in both televoting and juries), while Cyprus will place 19th (21st with the juries and 16th in the televote).

What do you think of The Model’s results? Will they be confirmed in May? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the updates!

Source: eurovoix.com

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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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!

San Marino: MEGARA will represent the country in Malmö with “11:11”!

Una Voce per San Marino 2024 was concluded yesterday evening. Una Voce per San Marino served as the country’s selection format for Eurovision for the third year in a row and was broadcasted live from Teatro Nuovo di Dogana, San Marino.

Hosted by Fabrizio Biggio and Melissa Greta Marchetto, and following the voting exclusively by a five-member jury, MEGARA were crowned as the winners with their song “11:11“!

A total of seventeen acts, out of which eight were advanced from the semi-finals’ stage as “emerging” artists and the remaining nine were established artists invited by RTV San Marino, competed for the Sanmarinese representation in Malmö:

  1. Pago – “Il Protagonista”
  2. Daudia – With You”
  3. XGIOVE – Nostalgia
  4. Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare For Love”
  5. DEZ – Freedom”
  6. Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  7. Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  8. Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC  “Questa volta
  9. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  10. KIDA – “Invincibile”
  11. BOOOM! – “Dance Like This”
  12. Jalisse – Il Paradiso E’ Qui”
  13. Mate – “Big Mama”
  14. Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  15. La Rua – Governo del cuore
  16. Dana Gillespie – The Last Polar Bear 
  17. MEGARA – “11:11”

Riccardo Cocciante was a guest on yesterday’s show and performed on multiple occasions between the participating acts.

The results

The winner was decided by a five member-jury, which consisted of:

  • Celso Valli (Head of the experts’ committee, composer and conductor)
  • Anna Bischi (Musician)
  • Clarissa Martinelli (Journalist)
  • John Vignola (Journalist)
  • Steve Lyon (Music Producer)

At first, the hosts announced the classification of yesterday’s show from place seventeen to place four.

 

Then, the top three was announced in random order, the artists were welcomed on stage and the final results were revealed.

  1. MEGARA
  2. Loredana Bertè
  3. La Rua

The winner

MEGARA won UVPSM 2024 and will therefore serve as the country’s representatives in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest that will take place in Malmö in May. San Marino is allocated to perform at the second half of the second semi-final on May 9.

Do you agree with San Marino’s choice for Eurovision 2024? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun forr all the news!

San Marino: The running order for the Grand Final of UVPSM 2024 | The five-member jury revealed!

Tonight, it is San Marino’s turn to select its Eurovision 2024 entry. Una Voce per San Marino will serve as the selection method for the contest’s smallest country for the third year in a row. Following, an extensive castings’ stage and six semi-finals in total, it is time for San Marino to select its Eurovision 2024 act.

Live from Teatro Nuovo di Dogana, seventeen acts will fight for the Sanmarinese representation in Malmö. Eight of them are “emerging” artists, while the remaining nine are established artists that were invited by RTV San Marino to participate in UVPSM 2024. The seventeen competing acts will perform tonight in the following running order:

  1. Pago – “Il Protagonista”
  2. DaudiaWith You”
  3. XGIOVE – “Nostalgia
  4. Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare For Love”
  5. DEZ – “Freedom
  6. Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  7. Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  8. Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC – “Questa volta
  9. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  10. KIDA – “Invincibile
  11. BOOOM!Dance Like This
  12. Jalisse – “Il Paradiso E’ Qui”
  13. MateBig Mama
  14. Masala e Foresta –Paranoia
  15. La Rua – “Governo del cuore
  16. Dana Gillespie – The Last Polar Bear 
  17. MEGARA11:11

The experts’ committee of UVPSM 2024

The winner of the selection and therefore the Sanmarinese representative in Eurovision 2024 will be decided exclusively by a five– member jury, which will consist of the following:

  • Celso Valli (Head of the committee of Una Voce per San Marino 2024, composer and conductor)
  • Anna Bischi (Musician)
  • Clarissa Martinelli (Journalist)
  • John Vignola (Journalist)
  • Steve Lyon (Musical Producer)

Tonight’s show will be hosted by Fabrizio Biggio and Melissa Greta Marchetto and will begin in a couple of hours.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!

Source: RTV San Marino

San Marino: Tonight the grand final of Una Voce per San Marino 2024!

The Una Voce per San Marino reaches its climax, through which the microstate of the Italian Peninsula will select the artist and song to represent it in Malmo. Today marks the grand final of the national selection of San Marino, with the winner set to represent the Republic in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

UVPSM 2024

129 emerging artists competed in the semi-finals of San Marino’s national selection for Malmo, of which nine will advance to the Grand Final. These nine artists will meet in the final eight artists who will be selected and invited by RTV as established artists. The semi-finals for emerging artists took place on February 15 and 16 and were broadcast from February 19 to 23.

The Grand Final of UVPSM 2024 will take place on February 24 at the Teatro Nuovo di Dogana, and the winner of the selection will have the right to represent the nation in the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo.

Finalists

Nine artists advanced directly to the grand final of San Marino’s national selection. These artists are:

  • Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare For Love”
  • Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  • Jalisse – “Il Paradiso E’ Qui”
  • La Rua – “Governo del cuore“
  • Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  • Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  • Pago – “Il Protagonista”
  • Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC – “Questa volta“
  • Dana Gillespie – The Last Polar Bear (winner of Casperaki)

Five artists secured their qualification from the five semi-finals. They are:

  • Daudia – ‘With You”
  • BOOOM! – “Dance Like This”
  • Mate – “Big Mama”
  • DEZ – “Freedom”
  • KIDA – “Invincibile”

Three artists advanced through the second chance round and “completed the puzzle” of the seventeen finalists of the grand final of Una Voce per San Marino 2024. They are:

  • Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  • MEGARA – “11:11”
  • XGIOVE – “Nostalgia“

The final result, from which the representative of San Marino in Eurovision 2024 will emerge, will be determined exclusively by the vote of a jury, chaired by Al Bano, the representative of Italy in Eurovision 1976 and 1985 alongside Romina Power.

The hosts of the final are Fabrizio Biggio and Melissa Greta Marchetto.

The grand final of Una Voce per San Marino 2024 starts at 21:00 CET and you can watch it through the official website of the state’s public television by clicking HERE.

Piqued Jacks, winners of Una voce per San Marino 2023, failed to qualify for the Grand Final, finishing last in their semi-final with zero points.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding San Marino’s participation in Eurovision 2024 in Malmo!

San Marino: The results of the second chance round of Una Voce per San Marino 2024!

San Marino commenced  its search for the representative of the country in Eurovision 2024. Una Voce per San Marino 2024, the national final of the country, consists of five semi-finals, a second chance round and the Grand Final.

Ilenia De Sena and Camillia Spinelli are the hosts of the semi-finals.

A few minutes ago, the second chance round was completed with 16 artists taking part.

The 16 artists that took part in the second chance round were:

  1. Basti“Rhythm Ιn The Rain”
  2. Camellini“Patchwork”
  3. Cinzia Paoletti“Tallone d’Achille”
  4. Corde Libere“Deserti in viaggio”
  5. DƏVA – “One Love”
  6. Edoardo Brogi“Magari Subito”
  7. Effemme – ¨Half Full Glass¨
  8. ITAMA – Chorizo”
  9. Mace – “Vivimi”
  10. Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  11. MEGARA“11:11”
  12. Nadine Randle“What’s on your mind”
  13. Sandro Machado“Mi Sangas Sen Vi”
  14. Simon Evans – Anywhere to Go”
  15. This is Elle – “Gold
  16. XGIOVE – “Nostalgia

In the end, the jury selected three artists that qualified directly to the final.

The three artists that qualify for the final is:

  • Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  • MEGARA“11:11”
  • XGIOVE – “Nostalgia
The 17 artists we will see in the grand final are:
  1. Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare For Love”
  2. Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  3. Jalisse – Il Paradiso E’ Qui
  4. La Rua – “Il Governo del Cuore”
  5. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  6. Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  7. Pago – “Il Protagonista”
  8. Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC – “Questa volta”
  9. Dana Gillespie – The Last Polar Bear
  10. Daudia – ‘With You”
  11. BOOOM!“Dance Like This”
  12. Mate “Big Mama”
  13. DEZ – “Freedom”
  14. KIDA – “Invincibile”
  15. Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  16. MEGARA“11:11”
  17. XGIOVE – “Nostalgia

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

Source: RTV San Marino

San Marino: The results of the fifth semi-final of Una Voce per San Marino 2024!

San Marino commenced  its search for the representative of the country in Eurovision 2024. Una Voce per San Marino 2024, the national final of the country, consists of five semi-finals, a second chance round and the Grand Final.

Ilenia De Sena and Camillia Spinelli are the hosts of the semi-finals.

A few minutes ago, the fifth semi-final was completed with 7 artists taking part.

The 7 artists that took part in the fifth semi-final were:

  1. Alessia Felici“Non Conviene Mai”
  2. Francesco Mariani – “Breathe”
  3. Giulia B.
  4. Gynevra – “Il mio nome”
  5. HBH Band – “I Can Be Real”
  6. KIDA – “Invincibile”
  7. Why Xes – “Fatti A Musica”

In the end, the jury selected one artist that qualified directly to the final. The artist that qualifies for the final is KIDA with the song “Invincibile””. 

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

Source: RTV San Marino

San Marino: Fifth Semi-Final and Second Chance Round of Una Voce per San Marino 2024 Today!

The Una Voce per San Marino competition is entering its final stretch, through which the microstate of the Italian Peninsula will select the artist and song to represent it in Malmo. Today marks the fifth semi-final as well as the second chance round of San Marino’s national selection.

UVPSM 2024

129 emerging artists will compete in the semi-finals of San Marino’s national selection for Malmo, out of which nine will advance to the Grand Final. These nine artists will meet in the final eight artists who will be chosen and invited by RTV as established artists. The semi-finals for the emerging artists will take place on February 15 and 16 and will be broadcasted from February 19 to 23.

The Grand Final of UVPSM 2024 will be held on February 24 at the Teatro Nuovo di Dogana, and the winner will have the right to represent the nation at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo.

Finalists

Nine artists have directly advanced to the Grand Final of San Marino’s national selection. These artists are:

  1. Aimie Atkinson – “A Dare For Love”
  2. Aaron Sibley – “Human”
  3. Jalisse – Il Paradiso E’ Qui
  4. La Rua
  5. Loredana Bertè – “Pazza”
  6. Marcella Bella – “Chi siamo davvero”
  7. Pago – “Il Protagonista”
  8. Wlady, DJ Jad, Corona & Ice MC
  9. Dana Gillespie – The Last Polar Bear (νικήτρια του Casperaki)

Four artists has secured their qualification from the four semi-finals so far:

  • DaudiaWith You”
  • BOOOM!“Dance Like This”
  • Mate “Big Mama”
  • DEZ – “Freedom”

Second Chance Round

Sixteen artists will vie for their place in the final through the second chance round:

  • Simon Evans – Anywhere to Go”
  • Mace – “Vivimi”
  • ITAMA – Chorizo”
  • Masala e Foresta – “Paranoia”
  • MEGARA“11:11”
  • Basti“Rhythm Ιn The Rain”
  • Edoardo Brogi“Magari Subito”
  • Camellini“Patchwork”
  • Cinzia Paoletti“Tallone d’Achille”
  • Corde Libere“Deserti in viaggio”
  • This is Elle – “Gold
  • XGIOVE – “Nostalgia
  • DƏVA – “One Love”
  • Effemme – ¨Half Full Glass¨
  • Nadine Randle“What’s on your mind”
  • Sandro Machado“Mi Sangas Sen Vi”

Fifth Semi-Final

Seven artists from San Marino will compete tonight in the fifth semi-final of Una Voce per San Marino, aiming to secure a ticket to the grand final on Saturday. These artists are:

  1. Alessia Felici
  2. Francesco Mariani
  3. Giulia B.
  4. Gynevra
  5. HBH Band
  6. KIDA
  7. Why Xes

The schedule for Una voce per San Marino 2024:

  • February 19 – First Semi-Final
  • February 20 – Second Semi-Final
  • February 21 – Third Semi-Final
  • February 22 – Fourth Semi-Final
  • February 23 – San Marino Semi-Final
  • February 23 – Second Chance
  • February 24 – Grand Final

The presenters of the semi-finals are Ilenia De Sena and Camillia Spinelli.

The Piqued Jacks, winners of Una voce per San Marino 2023, failed to qualify for the Grand Final, finishing last in their semi-final with zero points.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the updates on San Marino’s participation in Eurovision 2024 in Malmo!