Eurovision 2024: SVT will reportedly not censor sound from the audience in the arena tonight!

Eden Golan faced boos from the audience during a rehearsal, as you have read in one of our previous articles, the Israeli broadcaster Kan filed a formal complaint with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) ahead of tonight’s broadcast.

During rehearsals, where the arena audience was limited, there was both imposed applause and a sound carpet added to the broadcast in the press center. This sound carpet created the illusion of a large audience in the arena, even though it wasn’t the case.

Eden Golan, Photo: Andreas Papagiannakis

Eden Golan, Photo: Andreas Papagiannakis

In previous years, Russian artists in the Eurovision contest experienced loud protests and boos during their performances. In 2015, the Austrian TV channel that produced Eurovision in Vienna chose to censor the boos by adding fake shouts during the broadcast.

Aftonbladet‘s Tobbe Ek reached out to SVT’s executive producer, Ebba Adielsson, with a detailed question and she clarified the situation:

As with any major TV production with an audience, we work with broadcast audio to level the playing field for the TV audience. It is only to get as balanced a soundscape as possible for the viewers, we do not censor sound from the audience in the arena. It’s the same principle for all competing entries, including opening and intermediate acts.

Let’s see what will happen at tonight’s Second Semi Final which is already on-air!

Source: Schlagerbloggen/Tobbe Ek/Aftonbladet

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Eurovision 2024: SVT reveales the theme of this year’s postcards!

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Sweden: Tina Mehrafzoon and Edward af Sillén are the Swedish commentators for Eurovision 2024!

Today, Friday April the 19th, SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster, has announced who will be involved in the Swedish commentary of the three shows of the contest, on a press release.

When the Eurovision Song Contest is held for the 68th time, viewers in Sweden will be guided by Tina Mehrafzoon and Edward af Sillén.

This is the thirteenth year that the experienced and knowledgeable Edward af Sillén takes place in Eurovision’s commentary booth. For the music journalist and media profile Tina Mehrafzoon, who during the spring had a commentating expert role during the Melodifestivalen, it is the premiere.

Tina Mehrafzoon expresses:

“To be able to do this together with Edward is an honour and a dream come true. The fact that Sweden is the host country makes it all the more special. I know which professionals make the show so my job will be very pleasurable and easy!”

This host year, Edward af Sillén is also involved as a director and screenwriter. The whole spring is filled with intense work, but Edward is very much looking forward to the assignment as a commentator.

“It feels both honorable and very fun. The viewers will be in safe and warm hands with Tina in the driver’s seat, while I will split my time between being backstage and working with the presenters and being by Tina’s side as much as possible during the shows. It’s going to be really exciting,”

says Edward af Sillén.

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Photo: SVT/Dan Danielsson

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Eurovision 2024: SVT regrets choosing Malmö as the host city?

One of the most well-known radio producers on Israeli public radio, Yigal Ravid, mentioned today on a KAN radio program that members of the Swedish broadcaster admitted to the Israeli delegation that Malmö’s selection as the 2024 Eurovision host city was apparently a mistake.

For SVT and the EBU, choosing Malmö to host the 68th Eurovision Song Contest is turning out to be a major security risk. With over 70,000 Muslims calling this city home, it is widely regarded as the most pro-Palestinian city in the nation, with numerous anti-Israel demonstrations occurring literally every day.

When the host city was chosen, the events of October 7th had obviously not occurred. But now that the situation is tense, this option appears dangerous.

On the other hand, Stockholm was out of the running due to Taylor Swift’s concerts which coincide with Eurovision, as well as the refusal of the city’s football teams. Hence, there was no arena available, making Malmö the only choice for hosting the event.

Eurovision 2024 approaches, with security measures tighter than ever before, as the EBU and Swedish organizers face their most difficult challenge.

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Sweden: The detailed results of Melodifestivalen 2024!

Past Saturday, Melodifestivalen 2024, the Swedish national selection for Eurovision, was concluded. Following five heats, which took place all around Sweden, and the Grand Final, Marcus & Martinus won Melodifestivalen 2024 with their entry “Unforgettable” and will therefore represent Sweden on home ground.

Today, following a press release, SVT revealed the detailed results of all the Melodifestivalen 2024 shows. As a general comment, we can realize that Marcus & Martinus won the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2024 by a landslide.

  • Heat 1: Saturday 3 February 2024, Malmö Arena, Malmö

  • Heat 2: Saturday 10 February 2024, Scandinavium, Göteborg

  • Heat 3: Saturday 17 February 2024, Vida Arena, Växjö

  • Heat 4: Saturday 24 February 2024, Stiga Sports Arena, Eskilstuna

  • Heat 5: Saturday 2 March 2024, Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad

  • Final Qualification

  • Final: Saturday 9 March 2024, Friends Arena, Stockholm – Solna

As a reminder, the results in the five Melodifestivalen heats along with the run-off vote were determined exclusively by the audience. In the final, the results were determined by eight international juries and the Swedish TV audience in equal shares.

Marcus & Martinus were the winners of Melodifestivalen 2024 with their song “Unforgettable” and will defend the Swedish title on home ground. As the host country, Sweden is automatically qualified to the Grand Final of May 11 and is allocated to perform first.

You can also watch EurovisionFun’s reaction video on “Unforgettable“, below:

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Eurovision 2024: The voting window will be open throughout the Grand Final | Big Five and Sweden will perform live in the semi-finals too!

In exactly two months from now, we will know the winner of Eurovision 2024. However and in order to keep the excitement high, SVT has announced some changes to the 2024 edition.

The voting window will be extended in the Grand Final

As for now, following the conclusion of all the participants’ performances in the Grand Final, the voting window opens for the public. However, this year, the voting will start at the beginning of the show, just before the first performance. This system was only implemented twice before , in 2010 and 2011 and will return in 2024.

Moreover, fans in non-participating countries (the Rest of the World) will now have nearly 24 hours to vote for their favorite songs before each live show begins. Online voting for the Rest of The World will begin immediately after the second dress rehearsal for each Semi-Final and Grand Final concludes the previous night, and will remain open until the live shows begin.

For these changes, the executive producer of Eurovision 2024, Ebba Adielsson, mentions:

Voting in the final has previously opened when all 26 entries have finished singing. Instead, we want to provide the opportunity to engage the viewers from the start – if you see something you like, you should be able to vote immediately. You can also, of course, wait until the recap at the end, as in previous years.

SVT has positive experience with this voting procedure in ‘Melodifestivalen’ (Sweden’s national final). In addition, there are viewers in other parts of the world who want to vote and we want to give them a better opportunity to participate in the result. Now they don’t have to set an alarm clock in the middle of the night.

Big Five and Sweden will perform in the semi-finals

The artists from the Big Five nations—France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom—as well as the host country, Sweden, will each perform their entry in full live during the semi-finals for the first time.

Previously, during the Semi-Finals, a brief video snippet of each of their rehearsals was shown. The Big Five and Sweden will now get the opportunity to present their entries to the audience live alongside the competing acts on the Eurovision stage.

However, their performances will not be presented during the interval, as usual, but they will be slotted in between the participants’ acts.

  • Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom will perform in the first semi-final
  • France, Italy and Spain will perform in the second semi-final

Regarding this, the executive producer of Eurovision 2024, Ebba Adielsson, mentions:

We think that this change gives the Big Five countries and the host country a fairer playing field in the Grand Final, as they now have the opportunity to perform “for real” on stage in the Semi-Finals. It is also a win for both the audience in the arena and the viewers at home, in that they get to see all the acts competing this year live before the Grand Final.

The changes will not stop here, with SVT teasing us with an additional major change.

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Eurovision 2024: The Grand Final will be shortened by a maximum of five minutes!

During Melodifestivalen, and specifically the Melfest WKND, the scriptwritter of this year’s Eurovision, Edward af Sillén, stated that the Grand Final of the Contest is about to be shortened, by about five minutes.

Edward af Sillén, said that there is no intention for a major shortening of the Grand Final of Eurovision. Earlier this season, it was annnounced that SVT, the public broadcaster of Sweden and the host broadcaster, wants to reduce the Grand Final by about an hour!

These statements of Sillén, confirm, but in a much smaller degree, what the production team of SVT stated back in June 2023, regarding the reduction of the broadcast of the contest, as in recent years, the broadcast was more than four hours long.

What remains now, is to see how these changes will be implemented in the Contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024, will take place in Malmö from May 7 to 11, after Loreen’s win with the song “Tattoo”. The country’s representatives will be Marcus & Martinus with their song “Unforgettable”:

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

Sweden: The international juries of Melodifestivalen 2024!

Tomorrow, Melodifestivalen 2024, the Swedish national selection fro Eurovision, will be concluded. Following a six-week long tour across Sweden, twelve acts will claim the Swedish representation in Malmö, defending the Swedish title on home ground.

Five semi-finals took place in Malmö, Gothenburg, Växjö, Eskilstuna and Karlstad and tomorrow we will tune in live from the Swedish capital, Stockholm and Friends Arena in order to find out who Sweden will crown as their representative.

The twelve finalists were chosen exclusively by the Swedish public. However, the winner of Melodifestivalen will be chosen:

  • on 50% by eight international juries
  • on 50% by the Swedish public, which will be able to vote via the contest’s app and phone voting

In case, two entries receive the same amount of points, the audience’s vote will be decisive.

Which countries will serve as international juries?

The international juries that will cast their points and therefore decide half of the result are eight and are consequently the following:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • Serbia
  • Germany

Melodifestivalen 2024 – The Grand Final

As mentioned above, twelve acts will compete in tomorrow’s final show in the following running order:

  1. Maria Sur – “When I’m Gone
  2. Jay Smith – “Back to My Roots
  3. Lisa Ajax – “Awful Liar”
  4. Smash Into Pieces – “Heroes Are Calling”
  5. Cazzi Opeia – “Give My Heart a Break”
  6. Annika Wickihalder – “Light”
  7. Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable”
  8. Dotter – “It’s Not Easy to Write You a Love Song”
  9. Medina – “Que Sera”
  10. Liamoo – “Dragon”
  11. Jacquline – “Effortless”
  12. Danny Saucedo – “Happy That You Found Me”

Sweden, as a host country, is automatically granted a spot in the Grand Final of May 13 and the Swedish viewers will be able to cast their votes on the first semi-final.

Which is your Melodifestivalen 2024 favorite entry? Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news!