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Eurovision 2024: Which rehearsal has the most views on TikTok?

Two days ago, the first rehearsals for all 37 entries officially concluded, and today the second rehearsals are expected to be completed, with the Big 5 and the host country Sweden taking the stage at the Malmö Arena for the second time! This means that we are getting closer to the Eurovision week, with the Dress and Jury Rehearsals for the first semi-final starting on Monday.

However, as we know on TikTok, all the first rehearsals are uploaded. Apart from their performances, we’ll also get a sneak peek backstage before they take the stage for the first time in a video of about one minute.

One of the many features of TikTok is the ability to add songs to each user’s video creation. However, the TikTok algorithm is usually able to detect the song used in the video, assign it to the correct track, and then include it in the total number of videos where that sound has been used. Based on this capability, the most popular songs before rehearsals were from the Netherlands and Italy. Will they receive the same promotion as before?

The ranking with all the entries (in brackets will be the day of the rehearsal) based on the increasing number of views after one week from the start of the first rehearsals on TikTok is as follows:

  1. NetherlandsJoost (fourth day) – Europapa 3.2 milion views
  2. Greece: Marina Satti (third day) – ZARI – 2.7 million views
  3. Poland: LUNA (first day)The Tower –1.5 million views
  4. Switzerland: Nemo (third day) – The Code – 1.2 million views
  5. Serbia: Teya Dora (first day) – Ramonda – 980.1 thousand views
  6. Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil (first day) – Teressa & Maria – 971.2 thousand views
  7. Croatia: Baby Lasagna (first day) – Rim Tim Tagi Dim – 812.3 thousand views
  8. Georgia: Nutsa (fourth day) – FireFighter – 637.4 thousand views
  9. Israel: Eden Golan (fourth day) – Hurricane – 607.1 thousand views
  10. Belgium: Mustii (fourth day) – Before The Party Is Over – 585.7 thousand views
  11. United Kingdom: Olly Alexander (sixth day) – Dizzy – 567.4 thousand views
  12. Armenia: LADANIVA (third day)  – Jako – 528.6 thousand views
  13. Sweden: Marcus & Martinus (sixth day) Unforgettable – 515.6 thousand views
  14. Spain: Nebulossa (sixth day)Zorra – 448.5 thousand views
  15. Albania: Besa (third day) – TiTan – 413.5 thousand views
  16. France: Slimane (sixth day) Mon Amour – 412.5 thousand views
  17. Ireland: Bambie Thug (first day) – Doomsday Blue – 388.2 thousand views
  18. Latvia: Dons (fourth day) – Hollow – 383.2 thousand viewsc
  19. Austria: Kaleen (third day)  – We Will Rave – 366.2 thousand views
  20. Azerbaijan: FAHREE feat. Ilkin Dovlatov (second day) – Özünlə Apar – 363.5 thousand views
  21. Cyrpus: Silia Kapsis (first day) – Liar – 324.8 thousand views
  22. Lithuania: Silvester Belt (first day) – Luktelk – 306.2 thousand views
  23. Luxembourg: TALI (second day) – Fighter – 304.3 thousand views
  24. Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup (fourth day) – (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi – 292.0 thousand views
  25. Malta: Sarah Bonnici (third day) – Loop –  291.7 thousand views
  26. Czechia: Aiko (third day) – Pedestal – 284.9 thousand views
  27. Denmark: SABA (third day) – SAND – 262.0 thousand views
  28. Norway: Gåte (fourth day) – Ulveham – 255.4 thousand views
  29. San Marino: Megara (fourth day) – 11:11 – 238.2 thousand views
  30. Australia: Electric Fields (sexond day) – One Milkali (One Blood) – 229.9 thousand views
  31. Moldova: Natalia Barbu (second day) – In The Middle – 211.0 thousand views
  32. Germany: Isaak (sixth day)Always On The Run – 210.2 thousand views
  33. Portugal: iolanda (second day) – Grito – 192.3 thousand views
  34. Italy: Angelina Mango (sixth day) La Noia – 186.0 thousand views
  35. Iceland: Hera Bjork (second day) – Scared of Heights –  180.3 thousand views
  36. Finland: Windows95man (second day) – No Rules – 172.2 thousand views
  37. Slovenia: Raiven (second day) – Veronika – 162.4 thousand views

The views were counted at 17:45 CET.

Based on the views from the first semi-final, the following countries will qualify (in ascending order): Poland, Serbia, Ukraine, Croatia, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Cyprus (seventh), Lithuania, Luxembourg, and Australia.

Similarly, from the second semi-final, the following countries will qualify: Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, Georgia, Israel, Belgium, Armenia, Albania, Latvia, and Austria.

TikTok has played a significant role in the success of Eurovision songs in recent years. For example, Duncan Laurence’s winning entry “Arcade” became a global hit a year after winning the competition when it was used in over a million videos on TikTok. One of the earliest TikTok successes from Eurovision was Getter Jaani’s “Rockefeller Street”, which went viral on the platform in 2018 and has since been used in over two million videos. Let’s not forget that Armenia’s entry in 2022 by Rosa Linn with “Snap” gained over a billion views on the platform. Finally, Norway’s entry last year gained significant worldwide publicity months before the competition week, where it secured fifth place.

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Αlbania: Watch the additional footage from the Second Rehearsal of Besa!

Earlier today, Besa completed the second rehearsal with the song “Titan” on the stage of Eurovision 2024 in Malmo!

Just moments ago, Eurovisionalbania and RTSH published a 30 second official snippet of her second rehearsal that will be a part of today’s recap of all the countries that did a rehearsal today.

Enjoy the snippet below:

The Dress Rehearsal for Albania and the rest of Semi Final 2 is scheduled for Wednesday the 8th of May!

Source: eurovision.tv

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Eurovision 2024: Which rehearsal had the most views on the third day?

Yesterday, rehearsals continued energetically, with the Malmö Arena hosting the first eight countries of the second semifinal! Be sure to also read our article from yesterday regarding the views of the eight countries that completed their rehearsals on Sunday.

However, as we know on TikTok, all the first rehearsals are uploaded. Apart from their performances, we’ll also get a sneak peek backstage before they take the stage for the first time in a video of about one minute.

One of the many features of TikTok is the ability to add songs to each user’s video creation. However, the TikTok algorithm is usually able to detect the song used in the video, assign it to the correct track, and then include it in the total number of videos where that sound has been used. Based on this capability, the most popular songs before rehearsals were from the Netherlands and Italy. Will they receive the same promotion as before?

In less than 24 hours (April 30, 2024, time  CET), since the first clip from the rehearsals was uploaded, we have a indicative sample of which rehearsal was favored by the audience (here it should be noted that the videos were uploaded one after the other with a one and a half hour interval and there was a significant delay in their publication).

The rehearsals that had the most views are:

  1. Greece: Marina Satti – ZARI – 1.6 million views
  2. Switzerland: Nemo – The Code – 391 thousand views
  3. Albania: Besa – TiTan – 221.7 thousand views
  4. Austria: Kaleen – We Will Rave – 199.4 thousand views
  5. Armenia: LADANIVA – Jako – 183 thousand views
  6. Malta: Sarah Bonnici – Loop –  175.3 thousand views
  7. Czechia: Aiko – Pedestal – 165.2 thousand views
  8. Denmark: SABA – SAND – 156.7 thousand views

With this small sample, we can infer that:

  • It’s worth noting that with the first rehearsal of the Greek entry has been published 18 hours prior, within this timeframe, ZARI achieved a record number of views compared to any other entry in previous years – where TikTok is used as a platform for posting snapshots of the first rehearsals. The Greek entry seems to have resonance across Europe as it has gathered 170 thousand likes.
  • Second in the ranking is the favorite for victory, Switzerland, which trails the Greek entry by 4 times in views.
  • Many rearrangements can occur between the fourth and eighth positions since there are countries whose rehearsals were published at the end of the day, resulting in them not receiving enough publicity.

The top six countries with the most views from the two days are as follows:

  1. Greece: Marina Satti – ZARI – 1.6 million views
  2. Poland: LUNA – The Tower – 1.2 milion views
  3. Serbia: Teya Dora – Ramonda – 842.2 thousand views
  4. Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – Teressa & Maria – 817.7 thousand views
  5. Croatia: Baby Lasagna – Rim Tim Tagi Dim – 682.7 thousand views

TikTok has played a significant role in the success of Eurovision songs in recent years. For example, Duncan Laurence’s winning entry “Arcade” became a global hit a year after winning the competition when it was used in over a million videos on TikTok. One of the earliest TikTok successes from Eurovision was Getter Jaani’s “Rockefeller Street”, which went viral on the platform in 2018 and has since been used in over two million videos. Let’s not forget that Armenia’s entry in 2022 by Rosa Linn with “Snap” gained over a billion views on the platform. Finally, Norway’s entry last year gained significant worldwide publicity months before the competition week, where it secured fifth place.

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Albania: Watch exclusive footage from Besa’s First Rehearsal!

Today, Besa, the Albanian representative in Eurovision 2024, stepped on the stage of Malmö Arena for the first time, for her first technical rehearsal. Read more

Albania: Besa Kokëdhima’s artistic team for Malmö!

This year’s Albanian representative, Besa Kokëdhima, unveiled her creative team for Eurovision 2024 via her personal account on X. She revealed that Fredrik Benke Rydman, an experienced director and choreographer, will be taking over the artistic direction of “Titan” on Malmö stage. Melissa Thompson and Reija Ware will join him.

Fredrik Benke Rydman is no stranger to the Eurovision community. He is the creator behind two highly regarded Eurovision entries, Mans Zelmerlow’s “Heroes,” which won for Sweden in 2015 and Kaarija’s “Cha Cha Cha,” which finished second last year. This year, Rydman is also in charge of Switzerland’s and Finland’s entries for Eurovision 2024.

Some of his other works include:

  • Sweden 2011 – Eric Saade –  ”Popular”  (3rd place)
  • Finland 2022 – The Rasmus –  “Jezebel”  (21st place)
  • Ireland 2021 – Leslie Roy –  ”Maps”  (16th place on the First Semi-Final)

Albania with Besa Kokëdhima and “Titan” will perform at the first half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also enjoy EurovisionFun’s interview with Besa Kokëdhima, below:

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Albania: Besa Kokëdhima will sing “Titan” in Eurovision 2024!

It has been no secret that Besa Kokëdhima, the Albanian representative in Eurovision 2024, would revamp her FiK entry “Zemrën N’dorë” for Eurovision 2024.

Now, it was revealed via her official Instagram account that Besa Kokëdhima’s entry for Eurovision 2024 is titled “Titan“. “Titan” will be sung fully in English and will be released on March 11th.

The reason behind the language change according to Besa Kokëdhmia is:

To better convey the message of the song we decided to have it all in English. The song has evolved and I want everyone to understand the message! I know it’s a risk to change the language but what could go wrong?

Besa Kokëdhima won the Albanian national selection for Eurovision 2024, namely FiK, in December, exclusively by the vote of the audience, as she was not the jury’s pick. We remind you that Besa Kokëdhima will perform at the first half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also check out the reaction video of EurovisionFun on “Zemrën N’dorë”, below:

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Albania: The revamp of “Zemrën N’dorë” will be released on March 11th!

Besa Kokëdhima, the Albanian representative in Eurovision 2024, revealed on her personal Instagram account that the new revamped version of “Zemrën N’dorë” will be released on March 11th. In fact, the release date of her entry’s revamped version is written on her Instagram bio:

The revamped version of “Zemrën N’dorë” will be sung fully in English, as Besa has mentioned before. The reason behind the language change according to Besa Kokëdhmia is:

To better convey the message of the song we decided to have it all in English. The song has evolved and I want everyone to understand the message! I know it’s a risk to change the language but what could go wrong?

Besa Kokëdhima won the Albanian national selection for Eurovision 2024, namely FiK, in December, exclusively by the vote of the audience, as she was not the jury’s pick. We remind you that Besa Kokëdhima will perform at the first half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also check out the reaction video of EurovisionFun on “Zemrën N’dorë”, below:

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Βesa: “Τhe revamp of my song will be in English!” | Exclusive Interview

This year’s Albanian representative Besa Kokëdhima spoke exclusively to Eurovisionfun about her preparations for this year’s contest, the new version of the song and her upcoming visit to Greece.

In her exclusive interview with Paschalis and Apostolis, Besa revealed that very soon she will be attending the first official Eurovision pre-party in Athens and is looking forward to meeting the Greek fans as she often visits both Athens and Thessaloniki as well as Halkidiki .

The revamp of her entry

“I wanted to work with people from different cultures for the new version of my song. So to better convey the message of the song we decided to have it all in English. The song has evolved and I want everyone to understand the message! I know it’s a risk to change the language but what could go wrong?”

Then she revealed to us that she has not officially started the preparations for her staging, but this time she is focusing on the creation of the video clip of the participation which will be officially released in the next period.

“Our time is very limited but we work day and night for the best result”

From this year’s entries, she singled out those of Denmark, France and Italy, while as her favorite entries from the Eurovision contest she mentioned those of Loreen and Elena Paparizou from 2005.

Finally, together with Besa we played our brand new game and of course she shared her wishes for the Eurovisionfun audience. Watch the full interview below:

We have nothing but to warmly thank this year’s representative of Albania and wish her success on the Malmo stage!

Albania: The revamp of “Zemrën N’dorë” will be released in March!

Besa Kokëdhima, Albania’s Eurovision representative in Eurovision 2024, revealed on her personal Instagram account that the new revamped version of “Zemrën N’dorë” will be released in March.

Besa Kokëdhima won the Albanian national selection for Eurovision 2024, namely FiK, in December, exclusively by the vote of the audience, as she was not the jury’s pick. We remind you that Besa Kokëdhima will participate in the first half of the second semi-final on May 9.

You can also check out the reaction video of EurovisionFun on “Zemrën N’dorë”, below:

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Albania: Watch the performances of the Nostalgia Night of Festivali i Këngës 62!

The third night of the 62nd Festivali i Këngës,the Nostalgia night, where Albania’s representative for Eurovision 2024 in Malmö, will be chosen, took place tonight.

All 31 competing artists performed in pairs or with another guest artist, a song from the history of the Festival or Eurovision. The night was hosted by Adriana Matoshi, Kledi Kadiu, Xhuliano Dule and Krisa Çaushi. 

You can watch tonight’s performances in the following links:

  1. Eldis Arrnjeti & Myfarete Laze – “Pragu i vegjëlisë” (FiK 22, 1983)
  2. Besa Krasniqi & Irma & Eranda Libohova – “Nuk e harroj” (FiK 26, 1987)
  3. Michela Paluca & Kleansa Susaj — “Voilà” (France Eurovision 2021)
  4. Sergio Hajdini & Eneda Tarifa – “Mesnatë” (FiK 9, 1970)
  5. Arsi Bako & Eugent Bushpepa – S’mund të jetoj pa ty” (FIK 34 1995)
  6. Olimpia Smajlaj & Fitnete Tuda –  “Shi bie në Tiranë” (FIK 35 1996)
  7. Mal Retkoceri & Jasmina Hako – “Fairytale” (Norway Eurovision 2009)
  8. Peter Pan Quartet & Troy Band – “Zitti e buoni” (Italy Eurovision 2021)
  9. Festina Mejzini & Florent Abrashi – “Mes nesh është dashuria” (FIK 25 1986)
  10. Tiri Gjoci & Sidrit Bejleri – “Erdh pranvera” (FiK 11 1972)
  11. Andi Tanko & Angus Dei – “Ku është dashuria” (FIK 45 2006)
  12. Olsi Ballta & Erina and the Elementals – “Hard Rock Hallelujah” (Finland Eurovision 2006)
  13. Shpat Deda & Irma Lepuri – “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” (Italy Eurovision 1958)
  14. Jehona Ponari & Martina Serreqi – “Wild Dances”(Ukraine Eurovision 2004)
  15. Melodajn Mancaku & Edmond Mancaku – “Telefonatë zemrash” (FIK 33 1994) 
  16. Big Basta & Vesa Luma & Elton Deda – Qyteti i vjetër” (FIK 36 1997)
  17. Eden Baja & Anxhela Llaha — “Satellite” (Germany Eurovision 2010)
  18. Anduel Kovaçi & Ilir Shaqiri – “Udhët e mia
  19. Kastro Zizo – “Sagapo të dua” (FIK 29 1990)
  20. Besa Kokëdhima & Jehona Sopi – Rrjedh në këngë e ligjërime” (FIK 19 1980)
  21. Elsa Lila Enrico Melozzi“Një serenatë për dy”
  22. Luan Durmishi & Santino De Bartolo — “Insieme: 1992” (Italy Eurovision 1990)
  23. Stivi Ushe & Bledi Kaso – Arcade (The Netherlands Eurovision 2019)

The member of the jury, Adelina Ismaili, standed on the stage of the Palace of Congresses and gave the audience a magical performance, with the song “Zemrën nuk ta fal” from FiK 36.

Also, the presenters greeted once again the members of the professional jury of the Festival.The jury consists of eleven members that will give six different awards for their music lyrics and the winner of the festival.

The Jury is:

  • Aleksandër Djoka
  • Indrit Mesiti
  • Adelina Ismajli
  • Fitnete Tuda
  • Elena Kadare
  • Natasha Lako
  • Anila Aliu
  • Shpëtim Kushta
  • Victor Van Vought
  • Zana Shuteriqi
  • Shkumbin Ahmetxheka

Unfortunately from the third night only 8 of the ten new artists made it to the final and they were the following:

  1. Mal Retkoceri – “Çmendur
  2. Shpat Deda – “S’mund t’fitoj pa ty”
  3. Peter Pan Quartet – “Edhe nje here”
  4. Michela Paluca – “Për veten”
  5. Kleansa Susaj – “Pikturë”
  6. Erina and the Elementals – “Jetën n’skaj”
  7. Irma Lepuri – “Me prit”
  8. Martina Serreqi – Vetëm ty”

We remind you that the 22 artists who continue and we will see tomorrow in the grand final are:

  1. Besa Kokëdhima – “Zemrën n’dorë”
  2. Mal Retkoceri – “Çmendur
  3. Eldis Arrnjeti – “Një kujtim”
  4. Shpat Deda – “S’mund t’fitoj pa ty”
  5. Peter Pan Quartet – “Edhe nje here”
  6. Festina Mejzini – “Melos”
  7. Kastro Zizo – “2073”
  8. Melodajn Mancaku – “Nuk jemi ne”
  9. Andi Tanko – “Herë pas here”
  10. Sergio Hajdini – “Uragan”
  11. Olimpia Smajlaj – “Asaj”
  12. Big Basta and Vesa Luma – “Mbinatyrale”
  13. Elsa Lila – “Mars
  14. Michela Paluca – “Për veten”
  15. Anduel Kovaci – “Nan’”
  16. Irma Lepuri – “Me prit”
  17. Erina and the Elementals – “Jetën n’skaj”
  18. Kleansa Susaj – “Pikturë”
  19. Arsi Bako – Zgjohu
  20. Tiri Gjoci – Në ëndërr”
  21. Besa Krasniqi – Esenciale
  22. Martina Serreqi – Vetëm ty”

However, all 31 artists are still on the run to represent Albania because the decision will be made only by the public vote.

  1. Stivi Ushe – “Askush si ty”
  2. Besa Kokëdhima – “Zemrën n’dorë”
  3. Mal Retkoceri – “Çmendur
  4. Eldis Arrnjeti – “Një kujtim”
  5. Shpat Deda – “S’mund t’fitoj pa ty”
  6. Jehona Ponari – “Evol”
  7. Peter Pan Quartet – “Edhe nje here”
  8. Festina Mejzini – “Melos”
  9. Kastro Zizo – “2073”
  10. Luan Durmishi – “Përsëritja”
  11. Melodajn Mancaku – “Nuk jemi ne”
  12. Olsi Ballta – “Unë”
  13. Andi Tanko – “Herë pas here”
  14. Sergio Hajdini – “Uragan”
  15. Santino De Bartolo – “Dua të rri me ty”
  16. Olimpia Smajlaj – “Asaj”
  17. Big Basta and Vesa Luma – “Mbinatyrale”
  18. Elsa Lila – “Mars
  19. Jasmina Hako – “Ti”
  20. Michela Paluca – “Për veten”
  21. Anduel Kovaci – “Nan’”
  22. Irma Lepuri – “Me prit”
  23. Eden Baja – Ajër
  24. Erina and the Elementals – “Jetën n’skaj”
  25. Kleansa Susaj – “Pikturë”
  26. Arsi Bako – Zgjohu
  27. Tiri Gjoci – Në ëndërr”
  28. Besa Krasniqi – Esenciale
  29. Bledi Kaso – “Çdo gjë mbaroi”
  30. Troy Band – “Horizonti i ëndrrave”
  31. Martina Serreqi – Vetëm ty”

 

Like last year, Festivali i Këngës 62 will have two separate winners. The winner of the jury vote will be crowned as the winner of the festival and the winner of the public vote will be chosen as the country’s representative in Malmö.

The final of Festivali i Këngës 62, will take place tomorrow, December 22 at 21:00 CET, and we will finally learn the Albanian representative for Eurovision 2024.

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