Eurovision 2024: The schedule of the sixth day of rehearsals (Thursday 2 May)!

With the first rehearsals for the participating countries of the two semi-finals complete, the action continues today with the countries that will take part in the first half of the second semi-final taking to the stage for the second time, while the Big 5 and host Sweden will make their debut on the Malmö Arena stage.

With no major changes expected this year, the rehearsals for Eurovision 2024 are expected to take place in the upcoming week. Rehearsals are divided into two phases, the first which will run for four days from today until Tuesday 30/04 and will include the initial first rehearsals of all countries taking part in the two semi-finals of the contest and the second which will run from Wednesday 01/05 until Saturday 04/05 and will include the second rehearsals of the countries in the two semi-finals as well as both rehearsals of the countries competing directly in the Final, namely the Big 5 and the host Sweden.

Last year’s changes in the way the rehearsals are covered are maintained this year, as the Press Centre opens on the Monday after the first and second rehearsals.

As a consequence, the information we will have for the first week of the contest will come exclusively from the material provided by the EBU to accredited journalists, as well as through the Live Blogs on Reddit and the short videos on TikTok.

Today’s Schedule

Fifteen countries are set to take to the stage at Malmö Arena today, with Malta and Sarah Bonnici “kicking off” on Thursday morning. The detailed schedule for the sixth day of rehearsals of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest is as follows (Mentioned in CET/Swedish Time):

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Greece: Rehearsals cut short for Marina Satti!

According to latest news and information confirmed by Eurovisionfun, Marina Satti and her team decided to stop the rehearsals for Eurovision for a little while, as her father passed away. Marina is going through a lot, trying to recover from her loss.

Both ERT, the national broadcaster of Greece, and people from her team and label stand by her side in this difficult hour and understand the emotional situation that she is into.

Marina’s attendance at some tv shows and events is postponed for a few days.

Greece remains 8th at the betting tables and one of the favourite songs among fans. The “tailwind” after the release of Marina Satti ‘s “ZARI” brought the country within the Top 10, with Greece now stabilizing within it and not threatened to be lower in the near future. Marina will not attend any of the Eurovision pre-parties as was announced before the loss of her father.

The whole Eurovisionfun team sends Marina our heartfelt condolences. May she be resilient and healthy to remember him for many years!

Germany: Some snapshots from the rehearsals of “Eurovision Song Contest – Das Deutsche Finale 2024”!

Tomorrow is the big day for Germany’s national Final, the “Eurovision Song Contest – Das Deutsche Finale 2024” where the winner will earn the right to represent Germany in Eurovision 2024, in Malmö.

Thus, only a few hours before the Grand Final, the national broadcaster of Germany, ARD, published some snapshots from all the candidates’ rehearsals, so as the viewers may take a little hint of what is going to happen on stage and what should they expect from the artists more or less.

The official running order of all the nine (9) entarnts for tomorrow night is the following: Take a look…

01) NinetyNine – “Love on a budget”



02) Leona – Undream you”



03) Isaak Guderian – “Always on the run”

Isaak Guderian


04) GALANT – “Katze”



05) Floryan – Scars”



06) Bodine Monet – “Tears like rain”

Bodine Monet


07) RYK – “Oh boy”



08) Marie Reim – “Naiv”

Marie Reim


09) Max Mutzke – “Forever strong”

Max Mutzke


Remember here, that Germany’s National Final “Eurovision Song Contest – Das Deutsche Finale 2024” is set to be aired tomorrow, on Friday the 16th of February, while the winner of the show will be determined by a split system between the public’s vote (50%) and the International jury’s vote (the rest 50%).

All of the artists are going to be judged by eight different national juries all around Europe according to a Eurovision-like voting system, giving from 1 point to 12 points. In a possible case of a draw, it will be the public’s first place artist that will represent Germany in Malmö in May.


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Cyprus: Silia is impressive in her first rehearsals!

Earlier this week, Silia Kapsis began her final preparations for Eurovision 2024 in Los Angeles, under the supervision of her two choreographers Kelly Sweeney and Guy Groove. Already 70% of the choreography has been completed and the result is excellent.

Since the beginning of the week, Silia Kapsis has been in Los Angeles, starting intensive rehearsals for the choreography that she will present to us on stage in May at the Eurovision contest. The two acclaimed choreographers, Kelly Sweeney and Guy Groove, have worked with Silia before and have prepared something very impressive and demanding, which highlights the incredible talent of this year’s Cypriot representative in the contest.

We got a little taste of what the team has been up to so far and we can safely say that Silia’s performance is breath taking. She keeps the viewer’s gaze fixed on her from the first second, without at any point reminding of similar appearances we have seen in the competition.

The look will be young, modern, absolutely TV familiar. Besides, it was done after there was first the design of the leds and lights that will be used in the appearance of Silia, so that everything ties together harmoniously and creates a perfect result from all points of view.

Dimitris Kontopoulos and Ilias Kokotos are also in Los Angeles since yesterday, who arrived there to watch the rehearsals and their development.

Next week, Silia will go to Cyprus to give her first interviews to the country’s media, and then to shoot the Liar video clip. The director of the video clip will be Kostas Karydas, who was the director of Stefania’s Last Dance and Amanda’s Die Together.

With greater confidence and optimism, the Cypriot delegation, since everything they have planned for this year’s participation is slowly taking shape, continue their preparations for this year’s competition.

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Junior Eurovision 2023: The first rehearsals of the 16 participating countries!

The 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner. Artists from sixteen different countries have arrived in Nice, where they will have the opportunity to sing live in front of millions of audience.

Those “Heroes” have been preparing for months and they have just underwent their first technical rehearsals at the stage of Palais Nikaia, where the main event will take place. The First Rehearsals began yesterday and were concluded today.

As in the adult Eurovision, no journalists were allowed to watch the first rehearsals. Moreover, there were no rehearsal clips uploaded. Hence, there is no audiovisual material, except some photos uploaded on the official social media accounts of the competition. You can take a sneak peak of what all those young performers have prepared, below:

Albania – Viola Gjyzeli

Armenia – Yan Girls

Estonia – ARHANNA

Georgia – Anastasia and Ranina

Germany – Fia

France – Zoé Clauzure

Ireland – Jessica McKean

Italy – Melissa and Ranya

Malta – Yulan

Netherlands – Sep and Jasmijn

North Macedonia – Tamara Grujeska

Poland – Maja Krzyżewska

Portugal – Júlia Machado

Spain – Sandra Valero

Ukraine – Anastasia Dymyd

United Kingdom – STAND UNIQU3

The running order

After a draw was held, the running order of the 21st Junior Eurovision Song Contest was decided as following:

  1. Spain
  2. Malta
  3. Ukraine
  4. Ireland
  5. United Kingdom
  6. North Macedonia
  7. Estonia
  8. Armenia
  9. Poland
  10. Georgia
  11. Portugal
  12. France
  13. Albania
  14. Italy
  15. Germany
  16. The Netherlands

What’s next?

Following the second rehearsals of the sixteen participants, a snippet of each country’s performance will be uploaded on and so will commence marks the first phase of the Online Voting, which will determine 50 percent of the total outcome. The online voting platform will close just before the show starts on Sunday and will re-open for a while after all the performances. For more information on how to vote, check this out:

Junior Eurovision 2023 will take place at Palais Nikaia, in the city of Nice, France, next Sunday 26 November. The contest will be hosted by France for the second time after Lissandro won the 2022 contest in Armenia with his song “Oh maman!”.

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Eurovision 2023: Cyprus’ First Rehearsal!

Last but definitely not least for today’s rehearsals is Andrew Lambrou with his song “Break A Broken Heart” representing Cyprus!

But who is Andrew Lambrou ?

Andrew Lambrou was born in Sydney, Australia and he is of Greek-Cypriot descent. Although he is just 24 years old his presence on TikTok is spectacular, since his profile on this social platform has gathered more than 700,000 followers.

He started to play music at the age of 5, when he was enrolled at the music school of AMS where he learned how to play the piano. One of his talents was his capabiity of listening to a song and then playing it on his own by heart. Soon he realized that he had to fulfill his musical destiny after having already won the first place in a competition singing the song “Doh A Deer”, still at the age of five. His own parents encouraged his inclination towards music throughout his life, while he attended musical classes at “LaVoce” Music School, where Marc Villagra was his vocal coach.

Andrew Lambrou currently lives in Sydney, Australia where he composes and performs his own songs, while he has also taken part in “The X Fctor of Australia”, “Australia’s Got Talent” and “The Voice of Australia”.

The rehearsal

Inspired by the elements of the earth, from the abyss to the catharic waters of the waterfall, we end up to lava and fire for a rebirth.

This is a great way to end what has been a brilliant second day of rehearsals. Break A Broken Heart is a powerful, heartfelt ballad with a marching drumbeat that’s vibrating through the Liverpool Arena floor – Andrew’s vocal is sublime, and there’s something electrifying about the way this song builds from the first big note to an even bigger finish. The LED backdrop transitions from waterfall to flames, and the whole thing is a massive Monday afternoon MOOD. Surely there’s some pyro incoming?

Cyprus has floor smoke AND four banks of flames – the first real flames of the contest!

@eurovision Red lights, flashes, Andrew Lambrou rises out of the ashes ☄️🇨🇾 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Andrew Lambrou ♬ original sound – Eurovision

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Sarah Louise

Cyprus’ second rehearsal is going to take place on Friday 5/5; so it is then when the audience can get a full picture of Andrew Lambrou’s performance on stage.


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Eurovision 2023: Belgium’s First Rehearsal!

Just one place before the last one for today and it is Belgium‘s rehearsal, represented by Gustaph singing “Because of You“.

Who is Gustaph ?

Stef Caers, also known professionally as Gustaph, is 42 years old and he comes from the Flemish speaking part of Belgium. He is an experienced artist regarding the contest, since he has already participated before as a back vocalist for Senek in 2018 and for Hooverphonic in 2021. His debut in the music industry began in 2000 while he was studying in at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and also he used to be a vocal coach.

Gustaph’s participation in Eurovision is considered to be one of the most unexpected participations, since he was an outsider in Belgium’s Eurosong. He was not the winner of either public’s vote (second) or jury’s vote (third). However the combination of the two results gave Gustaph the golden tickret for Liverpool, who actually beat Starlings by just one point.

No matter the fact that Gustaph has generally gathered negative reviews regarding his qualification, his flawless live performances at pre parties may proove the exact opposite, since he is currently at the odds-in’s eighth place for qualification.

The rehearsal

This is such a feelgood track, and Gustaph’s pink and white outfit is incredibly stylish. It’s a love-filled inspo bop about the people who never let us down, though good times and bad. Gustaph has his own flight of stairs, three backing singers, and an LED backdrop of vogueing, drag queens and all the people who make Gustaph’s world a better place. We’re having a Green Room dance, and can’t wait to see the crowd go mad for this next Thursday.


Gustaph rehearsing

Gustaph rehearsing at the first rehearsal – Sarah Louise Bennett

@eurovision The party gets started in Liverpool and it’s all because of YOU Gustaph 🤩🇧🇪 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Gustaph ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Belgium’s second rehearsal is about to take place on Thursday 4/5 when we are going to get a full picture of Gustaph’s performance on stage.


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Eurovision 2023: Romania’s First Rehearsal!

The eighth slot from today’s rehearsals belongs to Theodor Andrei from Romania, who is going to perform his song named “D.G.T. (Off and On)“.

But who is Theodor Andrei ?

Theodor Andrei was born in Bucharest, Romania in 2004 and he is just 18 years old! He became widely known by participating in the talent show “Vocea Romanei Junior”, which is the Romanian version of “The Voice Kids”, back in 2017, when he managed to reach the semifinals. Later, in 2020, he took part in the Romanian “X Factor”, where he stopped at bootcamps. Two years later, his debut album named “Fragil” was realised.

After having won the national final of Romania, among eleven artists, Theodor Andrei took the ticket for Liverpool no matter the fact that he was not consiered as the favorite one in advance. However, the public who were 100% in charge of the final result gave him the win.

The rehearsal

So this feels VERY different from the Romanian national finals, staging-wise – Theodor is looking sharp in a bright yellow shorts suit – we saw him backstage earlier, and it looked a lot like he was wearing Pikachu socks – we’ll try to obtain photo evidence.

This is completely different D.G.T. (Off and On) from the recorded version – the first half is stripped-back acoustic, with just Theodor and his guitar and powerful voice. The second half picks up the rock tempo to a performance that feels much more familiar, with Theodor bringing ALL the sass and energy, as well as a bonus dancer for a dramatic finish. NOT what we were expecting today, but definitely one we won’t forget.

@eurovision Yes to the yellow, yes to the Pikachu socks, yes to Theodor 💛🇷🇴 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Theodor Andrei ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Romania’s second rehearsal is about to take place on Thursday 3/5 when people are going to have a “full picture” of Theodor Andrei’s performance on Liverpool’s stage.


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Finland: Watch footage of Käärijä’s rehearsals for “Cha Cha Cha”!

A few days ago, we had the first details for the staging of  Käärijä’s Finnish entry “Cha Cha Cha“, but now YLE, the Finnish national broadcaster had published a short clip of the rehearsals at the official account of UMK, on Instagram!

As we can witness, all the details that had been revealed are indeed there!


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At the end of the Reel, a cardboard cut-out of Käärijä is shown, maybe this will be part of their Liverpool promotion? That remains to be seen, when Eurovisionfun will travel to Liverpool accredited on-site, to inform you for all the latest news with regards to the contest!

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Eurovision 2022: The Family Show Of The Grand Final! (Updated)

The big day is finally here and the Grand Final is taking place at the PalaOlimpico. The family show of the final has just started! It is addressed, as the title says, to families. Αll entries will once again perform their song, with the show being used more as a warm-up, a final rehearsal for minor corrections before the TV show, tonight!

We are at the press center and will bring you live everything that happens here in real time. We remind you that the jury rehearsal took place yesterday, with 50% of the total score having already been judged. Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for the family show.

The show

The program begins with a large group of people singing “Give peace a chance“! Then we see Mika and Alessandro Cattelan on stage and Laura Pausini songs are performed accompanied by a percussion group.

The parade of countries follows!

Then the presenters of the night appear  and give us all the details about the night that will follow and the voting process.

Czech Republic

We are Domi and “Lights off“  opens the grand final with an energetic performance. We can tell that the singer is  holding back a bit so she can be 100% on point for the final show today! Apart from that, the stage looks great and they can bring a decent result on the final today!


WRS is bringing the heat on the Eurovision stage this year! For many it came as a surprise that he advanced to the final but he delivers a great performance on stage with not as much differences from what we saw on the 2nd semi-final!


Third act for today is MARO with an atmospheric perfomance! Vocally is great and she receives a big applause from the audience in the middle of the song!


After the soft and calm performance of Portugal, The Rasmus are rocking the stage with a great show! We don’t any differences from the semi final and Lauri delivers good vocals for one more time! The arena seems to love “Jezebel” as they sing a long and they received big applause!


Next up on the stage is Marius Bear with an emotional performance. He delivers great vocals but is hard for him to surprise the audience and have a good result on the grand final!


A song that the press center and the crowd on the arena  love and may have a great chance have a good results on tonight show! The staging is beautiful, the vocals on point and France can be the surprise of Grand Final!


From evocative and mysterious France we go to a party rhythm. Also a participation that can stand out both due to appearance and due to dancing.


After the party song of the wolves of Norway we continue with a snap! Armenia delivers good vocals and she really seems to enjoy her performance! The arena claps along the whole song but the running order might be a hard place for her to shine on tonight’s show.


Mika and “Laura” show us some shots from the semifinals. Then the presenters are in the green room and talking to us about the plants that surround it.


The Italian duo are doing an amazing job and they seem like they are back for another great result for Ιtaly! The vocals were improved and the arena went crazy!


One of the fan favourite to win the show is coming to the stage to bring the party back! Chanel did not gave the energy we know she can deliver and we are sure that tonight can be a great night for Spain after many years!

The Netherland

S10 managed to impress the audience with another captivating performance! She was great vocally but will this be enough after Spain and before Ukraine performances?


The booking favourite to win this year edition is making a great rehearsal with good energy and the receive a big applause from the audience inside the arena!


One of the calmest entries of this year is undoubtedly that of Germany, with Malik Harris being excellent vocally, but with a weak song. For another year, Germany seems to be heading for the bottom of the standings. Another “bell” for the leaders of the German radio and television, the most powerful in the Old Continent.


Lithuania’s turn to take the stage, with Monika appearing in a different dress compared to the semifinals. It will be difficult, however, to see the maintenance of this dress in the evening show as well. A song with an atmospheric character that is unlikely to be supported by the average Lithuanian viewer. Particularly probable is the end of the last ten of this year’s competition.


Next on stage comes the clipped Nadir, who once again is to the point vocally. His voice led him so far and his voice will lead him until two in the evening and the announcement of the final results. Most likely to end up in the top ten.


One of the qualifiers-surprises of this year’s competition is Belgium, which many expected to be left out of the final. Nevertheless, Belgium is here, it will compete in the grand final and most likely end up in places 16-25. Moderate response from spectators inside the stadium.

There is a break between Belgium and Greece with Mika and Laura Pausini promoting the official Eurovision 2022 CD and at the same time snapshots from the two semifinals are shown.


The last rehearsal of Greece before the grand final tonight is next. Amanda once again gives her best, more focused than ever on her goal. Everything went perfectly, with the audience singing with her at the peak of the song in the finale. No special differences compared to the previous days and with the audience adoring Amanda.


Greece is followed by one of the surprises of this year’s final, Iceland. A country ballad, which, however, is dug by its presence between our country and Moldova. Their presence is almost certain between 18 and 25.


The whole stage on foot for Moldova, which is one of the biggest winners of recent days. A participation that has stood out due to its diversity and its ethnic elements that are so much missing from the grand final. Their impact on the public at night is certain, it remains to be seen what the opinion of the juries will be.


The series now has one of the big favorites of this year’s competition, Sweden. Cornelia Jakobs once again raises the crowds at PalaOlimpico, being determined to bring the best possible result for Sweden. Once again in the finale of the song she brings out a crown, which did not exist until yesterday in her appearances.


Sheldon performs “Not the same” perfectly once again. First male ballad in a series that follows, but the overall result was breath-taking!


The presenters are in the green room and talking to various representatives.

United Kingdom

Probably the best male voice of the year. Another favorite for this year with an epic setting on stage and a performance that is simply riveting, especially towards the end of the song with the guitar. A very warm reaction from the audience. This song will probably do very well, especially on the juries.


Third consecutive male ballad and another very good interpretation. Will all three ballads go equally well?


Konstrakta may be one of the biggest surprises from this edition of Eurovision! She delivers a great performance and she will definitely be high on the televote on tonight’s show!


Last act from the final is Stefan with “Hope”! He seems to enjoy his time on the stage and the audience love the performance!

The three presenters tell us how we can vote for our favorite songs and see the tab with the phones.

Voting begins!

First recap of the songs.

Interval Act

We are now ready for the interval act of the final. The Maneskin (to be precise their replacements) appear on stage and perform their new song, supermodel (in this rehearsal we only hear the music). Alessandro Cattelan then invites them to the stage where he asks them about their experiences after their victory and then they perform their new song from the movie Elvis that will be released in June.

Laura Pausini then introduces Gigliola Cinquetti, winner of the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest.

Last but not least, Mika makes an appearance on the stage to perform his greatest hits!

Then countdown to closing telephone lines! 

Voting begins with the juries. Then the televoting points are added.


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