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Belgium: Mustii performs again, due to technical issues in the Jury Rehearsal!

The Jury Rehearsal of the second semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2024, is currently taking place in Malmö Arena in Sweden! Read more

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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Eurovision 2024: Belgium’s Second Rehearsal!

Coming up next for his second rehearsal is Mustii from Belgium to sing “Before The Party Is Over“!

Who is Mustii? 

With two successful albums under his belt, this flamboyant performer is no stranger to Belgian audiences. 

Thomas Mustin is an author, composer, singer and actor, known for a plethora of roles in theatre, television and Netflix productions, including popular Belgian series La Trêve and feature films including Grave, Un Petit Boulot and L’Echange des Princesses. 

In 2017, he landed a lead role alongside Mathilde Seigner in the French TV film “Je Voulais Juste Rentrer Chez Moi”, in which he played the infamous Patrick Dils, before playing Hamlet in 2019 under the direction of Emmanuel Dekoninck. 

Mustii was selected internally by RTBF for Eurovision 2024. In fact, Mustii was the first Eurovision 2024 representative unveiled back in August 2023. 

The Rehearsal 

Time for Belgium’s Mustii now, rehearsing his dramatic ballad Before The Party’s Over. Mustii is a well-known name in Belgium – he’s a singer, actor and judge on Belgium’s version of Drag Race. 

This performance brings a lot of the intense, slow-build mood we saw in the official video, with a circle of microphones on a smoky platform that slowly turns, and lots of cloudy graphics on the wall and floor. Mustii is wearing an open white shirt with a gem-encrusted top underneath that catches the arena light. 

For the final section Mustii moves to front stage and lifts the roof off the arena – backing vocals for this song are provided by hundreds of Eurovision fans, so it’s very much a United By Music effort. The pounding drums at the end vibrate through the arena floor until you feel it in your chest – definitely another hold your breath moment from this year. 

The Dress Rehearsal for Belguim and all the other Second Semi-Final participating countries is scheduled for Wednesday, 8th of May! 

Source: eurovision.tv 

 

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

Yesterday, first rehearsals continued dynamically, with the Malmö Arena hosting the last 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 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?

In less than 24 hours (May 1, 2024, time 16:35 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. Netherlands: Joost – Europapa – 1.8 million views
  2. Belgium: Mustii – Before The Party Is Over – 450 thousand views
  3. Georgia: Nutsa – FireFighter – 426 thousand views
  4. Israel: Eden Golan – Hurricane – 415.9 thousand views
  5. Latvia: DonsHollow – 297 thousand views
  6. Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup – (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi – 206 thousand views
  7. San Marino: Megara11:11 – 183.5 thousand views
  8. Norway: GåteUlveham – 178.2 thousand views

With this small sample, we can infer that:

  • The Netherlands is indeed one of the major contenders for victory, hence rightfully gathering so many views. As it has made a huge leap, leaving Belgium behind by four times in views. Joost is expected to soon surpass Greece in views, but for now Marina Satti holds the lead.
  • There is a significant gap between the fourth and fifth positions, indicating that the last four countries did not impress much with their stage presence.
  • It’s surprising that Norway ranks last in views, considering it has the most unique song and vocals of the competition. There is a possibility of a recovery in views since their rehearsal was delayed in being published.

The top five countries with the most views from the four days are as follows:

  1. Greece: Marina Satti – ZARI – 2.3 million views
  2. Netherlands: Joost – Europapa – 1.8 million views
  3. Poland: LUNA – The Tower –1.3 million views
  4. Serbia: Teya Dora – Ramonda – 929.1 thousand views
  5. Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – Teressa & Maria – 876.6 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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Belgium: Changes are planned for the outfit part!

Further changes are planned for Mustii’s outfit after his first appearance on the Eurovision stage.

Belgium’s Mustii held his first rehearsal for Eurovision 2024, with the singer and the delegation now thinking about his performance of ‘Before The Party’s Over’. At his first rehearsal, Mustii wore a sheer top with Swarovski crystals, a light white shirt and matching pants. However, this outfit will not be the final one on the Eurovision stage.

RTBF states:

“This outfit, although splendid, is not final and will be refined for the Eurovision semi-final. A judicious choice by stylist Elke Oost who not only chose to promote Mustii but also wanted her creation to play a key role in the staging.”

The second rehearsal of Belgum is scheduled to take place on Friday 3/5 so we will have a better picture of ​​what we will see from Mustii on the competition stage.

Source: RTBF

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Eurovision 2024: Belgium’s First Rehearsal!

Next up on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is Belgium. Mustii with his song “Before the Party ‘s Over” is ready for his first rehearsal on the stage of Malmö Arena!

Who is Mustii?

With two successful albums under his belt, this flamboyant performer is no stranger to Belgian audiences.

Thomas Mustin is an author, composer, singer and actor, known for a plethora of roles in theatre, television and Netflix productions, including popular Belgian series La Trêve and feature films including GraveUn Petit Boulot and L’Echange des Princesses.

In 2017, he landed a lead role alongside Mathilde Seigner in the French TV film “Je Voulais Juste Rentrer Chez Moi”, in which he played the infamous Patrick Dils, before playing Hamlet in 2019 under the direction of Emmanuel Dekoninck.

Mustii was selected internally by RTBF for Eurovision 2024. In fact, Mustii was the first Eurovision 2024 representative unveiled back in August 2023.

The Rehearsal

Time for Belgium’s Mustii now, rehearsing his dramatic ballad Before The Party’s Over. Mustii is a well-known name in Belgium – he’s a singer, actor and judge on Belgium’s version of Drag Race.

This performance brings a lot of the intense, slow-build mood we saw in the official video, with a circle of microphones on a smoky platform that slowly turns, and lots of cloudy graphics on the wall and floor. Mustii is wearing an open white shirt with a gem-encrusted top underneath that catches the arena light – it’s giving North Macedonia 2021 vibes, but more glam rock and less disco ball.

For the final section Mustii moves to front stage and lifts the roof off the arena – backing vocals for this song are provided by hundreds of Eurovision fans, so it’s very much a United By Music effort. The pounding drums at the end vibrate through the arena floor until you feel it in your chest – definitely another hold your breath moment from this year. Photos coming soon!

Belgium First Rehearsal Eurovision 2024. Credits: Corinne Cumming / EBU

 

Belgium’s second rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, 3/5. A TV snippet of Mustii’s performance will provide a clearer picture of what to expect on the Eurovision stage.

You can watch a small clip from Belgium’s first rehearsal from TikTok:

@eurovision Belgium has had its first rehearsal and it’s a multiple mic-drop from @Mustii #Eurovision2024 ♬ original sound – Eurovision
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Βelgium: Listen to the acoustic version of “Before The Party’s Over”!

Before The Party’s Over” was performed live by Mustii on VRT.

Listen to the acoustic version of Norway’s participation!

 

Mustii performed live the Belgian entry on the VRT television channel and answered the journalist’s questions. Due to the situation in Gaza, Israel’s participation is very sensitive, and there have been calls for a boycott. According to Mustii, this doesn’t make sense; he will not boycott the competition.

It may sound a bit cheesy, but I prefer to bring a message of hope and love.

Here’s the full interview in VRT

 


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Listen to the acoustic version of “Before the Party’s Over” by Mustii, 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” aired on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

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

In the video below, you can listen to a live acoustic version of Belgium’s entry, “Before the Party’s Over” performed by Mustii:

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Belgium: Mustii to Perform Eurovision Song Live on ‘The Voice Belgique’

Mustii will perform his Eurovision song “Before the Party’s Over” live on television for the first time during the semifinals of The Voice Belgique on April 16th. He revealed this during Friday night’s interviews leading up to the pre-party in Barcelona.

Songfestival.be spoke with the Belgian Eurovision participant on the purple carpet ahead of the pre-party in Barcelona, where he performed on Saturday night.

First Television Appearance

Mustii will sing “Before The Party’s Over” live on television on April 16th, during the semifinals of The Voice Belgique. It will be the first television appearance where he will perform his Eurovision song.

Hints in the Music Video

Mustii spoke in Barcelona about his preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest. Regarding the staging, the singer didn’t reveal much yet. When asked about the choir of submitted voices and whether it will also be incorporated into his performance in Malmö, he remained coy. Mustii didn’t divulge much about it but hinted that there are clues in the music video.

Elke Hoste

On the Eurovision stage, Mustii will be styled by the Flemish fashion designer Elke Hoste. The lecturer at the Antwerp Fashion Academy was previously responsible for styling, among others, Oscar and the Wolf.

Technical Issues in Madrid

The Belgian Eurovision participant also briefly reflected on last week’s pre-party in Madrid, where he was also present. He mentioned experiencing problems with the technology and stated that his performance on stage in Malmö will be very different.

Seeking Rest

So, Saturday night, Mustii performed in Barcelona. It’s a busy schedule because there are more pre-parties planned. The singer doesn’t always feel relaxed and also craves some peace in his intimate circle. He shared this during his interview with Songfestival.be.

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Source: Songfestival.be

Belgium: Listen to “Before The Party’s Over” by Mustii for Eurovision 2024!

Back in the end of August, RTBF, the French-speaking public broadcaster of Belgium, announced that Mustii, will be the country’s representative in Malmö, being the first artist of the Eurovision 2024 season, to be announced!

Mustii was selected internally by RTBF, which even contacted him back in July of 2022, having previously worked with them as a judge in Drag Race Belgium, which is produced by the public broadcaster.

Mustii’s anticipated song for Eurovision 2024, was revealed through the morning show called  Le 8/9”

His song is titled “Before The Party’s Over” and is entirely in English (You can listen to it in the video below):

About the Song

Talking about his song, Mustii mentioned the following:

My style evolves into pop with a dark edge. I have influences from new wave and rock, but they remain pop albums. I contrast pop with fragile subjects, I like to play with them. My last album, for example, was a homage to my uncle who had schizophrenia.

Mustii retains his musical identity in the Eurovision stage and his song be pop with some dark elements but also new wave and rock, according to his music style, which his fans are accustomed to.

Who is Mustii?

Thomas Mustin, better known by his stage name Mustii, is a novelist, composer, singer, and actor. He has been in a number of stage performances, television shows, Netflix original series, and feature films like “Grave”, “Un Petit Boulot”, and “L’Echange des Princesses”.

He was cast as the infamous Patrick Dils in the 2017 French TV drama “Je Voulais Juste Rentrer Chez Moi” before taking on the role of Hamlet in 2019 under the direction of Emmanuel Dekoninck.

Mustii has achieved success as a singer in addition to acting. Mustii is known for seducing audiences with his captivating voice, which is both powerful and fragile at the same time. He has two albums to his credit, “21st Century Boy” and “It’s Happening Now”, which were commercial successes, successful tours (selling out the Ancienne Belgique on three occasions), and he won the “Revelation of the Year” trophy at the D6bels Music Awards.

What do you think of the Belgian entry for Eurovision 2024? Will he manage to qualify for the final and get a great result?

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Source: eurovision.tv