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Eurovision 2024: Exclusive Rehearsal Coverage on Reddit!

Excitement is brewing in the Eurovision community as rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 kick off, and Reddit’s Eurovision community is the go-to destination for all the behind-the-scenes action!

Prepare to be dazzled as exclusive coverage of the rehearsals streams live from the main stage, starting this Saturday. Whether you’re a die-hard Eurovision fan or just dipping your toes into the world of Eurovision, the live blog on Reddit’s r/eurovision offers an unparalleled insider experience.

Curious about the performances or itching to uncover the secrets of the backstage buzz? Reddit’s dedicated digital team will be on standby to answer questions and provide real-time updates straight from the arena.

But that’s not all! Exclusive rehearsal clips will be available on TikTok on the same days. Get a sneak peek of the performances before anyone else and be part of the excitement building up to the main event.

Mark your calendars for an unmissable opportunity to connect with the Eurovision stars themselves. From Wednesday, May 1st, until Saturday, May 4th, Reddit will be hosting Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions with each of the 37 participants. It’s your chance to ask burning questions, share your excitement, and engage with your favorite performers in a whole new way.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate insider access to Eurovision rehearsals – join Reddit’s Eurovision community and be part of the Eurovision extravaganza! Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of Eurovision excitement.

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Germany: Grossstadtgeflüster never applied for Das deutsche Finale 2024!

The speculated fan favorite Grossstadtgeflüster will not take part in the German preliminary round Das deutsche Finale 2024 for the selection of the German representative at Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. The reason for this is quite simple: the band hadn’t even applied to NDR for it. The group made this clear today in a statement on social media.

It all fit! The title of the song “Ich kündige” is concise, unique and catchy. It was released after 1 September 2023 and could have simply been limited to the usual three minutes which is a requirement for a Eurovision Song Contest entry. And the song had already triggered a hype in the Eurovision bubble and on TikTok in advance. Nevertheless, Grossstadtgeflüster will not take part in the German Eurovision preliminaries in 2024 and thus will not get a chance to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmö, Sweden.

You can listen to their song “Ich kündige” at the video down below:

Specifically, the band responded to the rumours with a statement on an Instagram post, which can be seen below:

“Because of the many people asking us if we would participate in the ESC:

Certainly, it would have been an honor for us to secure the last place for Germany.

However, we didn’t apply because we’re pretty terrible at meeting deadlines, and on top of that, we tend to develop a mysterious skin irritation whenever we walk too close to a German flag.”

As early as October 12, there have been reports about a possible application of Grossstadtgeflüster with “Ich kündige” on ESCKompakt, noting that the band had not confirmed that they were involved in the application process.

Lots of hype had been developed around the song “Ich kündige” and its video. A Tiktok with the song had reached almost 3 million views within two days. A hint from the X fan account Songfestival Azerbaijan did the rest to spark the hopes in the Eurovision bubble.

So now, two days before the official announcement of the actual participants in the Eurovision preliminary decision Das deutsche Finale 2024, comes the clarifying cancellation. With this, the band is probably doing NDR a favor, because the possible disappointment of the fans about the non-participation of Grossstadtgeflüster should have evaporated by then.

Source: esc-kompakt.de

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Israel: This is what Unicorn’s first choreography for the contest would have looked like!

This year’s representative of Israel, Noa Kirel, was the act that impressed more than any other, with her dancebreak, in the Second Rehearsals, the Semi-Final and the Grand Final.

While preparing for the competition, the Israeli superstar tried out several choreographies with her team to come up with the one they presented us in Liverpool. One of them was featuring the artist leaning on her dancers’ arms and legs during the song, making slow static movements so that she wouldn’t lose her balance.

You can watch the video below:

@noakirelamerica So much changed🦄 #foryou #eurovision2023 #noakirel ♬ צליל מקורי – noakirel_america

The choreography may have changed during the rehearsals, but Noa won the third place in the contest with 362 points, and despite the mistake that occurred in the Jury Rehearsals, she came second in the jury vote and fifth in the televote.

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Eurovision 2023: Second Rehearsal of Moldova!

Today is the fourth day of rehearsals, the day when the countries participating in the First Semi Final will take over the stage for their second rehearsal at M&S Bank Arena, in Liverpool!

Next up on stage for their second rehearsal is Moldova and Pasha Parfeny with the song “Soarele Şi Luna“.

Who is Pasha Parfeny?

Eurovision runs through Pasha Parfeni’s veins, having been involved with multiple national final songs in Moldova, as well as representing the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2012, where he finished 11th.

The following year, he joined forces with his wife Yuliana to compose Moldova’s entry O Mie for Aliona MoonAliona had been a backing vocalist for Pasha in 2012, and this time he took to the Eurovision stage to accompany her on the piano.

The Rehearsal

No changes from the first rehearsal, and great to see that the pounding bassline we felt in the arena comes across on the big screen too. There’s so much to love about this performance from Moldova  – the huge drums, Sergiu the epic flute guy, Pasha’s atmospheric vocals, the two backing singers with huge horned headdresses.

Sarah Louise Bennett/EBU

It’s the kind of ethno-banger we used to see a lot more often at Eurovision, and all together it creates a performance that’s pulsing through the arena floor. This is going to go BIG in the Liverpool arena next Tuesday.

Chloe Hashemi

Source: eurovision.tv
Photos: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU, Corinne Cumming / EBU


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Eurovision 2023: Second Rehearsal of Switzerland!

Today is the fourth day of rehearsals, the day when the countries participating in the First Semi Final will take over the stage for their second rehearsal at M&S Bank Arena, in Liverpool!

Next up on stage for their second rehearsal is Switzerland and Remo Forrer with the song “Watergun“.

Who is Remo Forrer?

Remo, after a childhood of playing traditional folk music on the accordion in his little Swiss village of Hemberg, Remo moved onto the piano.

Given time he might have found fame with his accordion skills but it was his singing that landed him victory at The Voice of Switzerland 2020. He also triumphed in the German version of the music game show I Can See Your Voice.

The Rehearsal

No changes from Sunday’s first rehearsal that we could see, and still sounding great in the arena. “Watergun is a heartfelt ballad about the tragedy of war, and a universal call for peace.

It’s clear that Remo feels a real connection to these lyrics, and his vocal is beautiful. Staging-wise, he has four contemporary dancers (one is Ellinea Siampalis, dancer at several numbers in Melodifestivalen, who has Greek roots) and also dances himself, which we weren’t expecting.

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Source: eurovision.tv
Photos: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU, Corinne Cumming / EBU


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Eurovision 2023: First Rehearsal of Moldova!

Today is the first day of rehearsals, the day when the countries participating in the First Semi Final will take over the stage for their first rehearsal at M&S Bank Arena, in Liverpool!

Next up on stage for their first rehearsal is Moldova and Pasha Parfeny with the song “Soarele Şi Luna“.

Who is Pasha Parfeny?

Eurovision runs through Pasha Parfeni’s veins, having been involved with multiple national final songs in Moldova, as well as representing the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2012, where he finished 11th.

The following year, he joined forces with his wife Yuliana to compose Moldova’s entry O Mie for Aliona Moon. Aliona had been a backing vocalist for Pasha in 2012, and this time he took to the Eurovision stage to accompany her on the piano.

The Rehearsal

There’s so much to love about this performance from Moldova  – the huge drums, Sergiu the epic flute guy, Pasha’s atmospheric vocals, the two backing singers with huge horned headdresses.

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

It’s the kind of ethno-banger we used to see a lot more often at Eurovision, and all together it creates a performance that’s pulsing through the arena floor. This is going to go BIG in the Liverpool arena next Tuesday.

Below you can watch a small clip from the Moldovan first rehearsal, once it’s published on TikTok:

@eurovision Harnessing the power of the ☀️and the 🌕 🇲🇩 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Pasha Parfeni ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

The second Moldovan rehearsal will be held on the 3rd of May, when we will know how the performance will look on screen for the Moldovan entry.

Source: eurovision.tv
Photos: Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU


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Eurovision 2023: First Rehearsal of Switzerland!

Today is the first day of rehearsals, the day when the countries participating in the First Semi Final will take over the stage for their first rehearsal at M&S Bank Arena, in Liverpool!

Next up on stage for their first rehearsal is Switzerland and Remo Forrer with the song “Watergun“.

Who is Remo Forrer?

Remo, after a childhood of playing traditional folk music on the accordion in his little Swiss village of Hemberg, Remo moved onto the piano.

Given time he might have found fame with his accordion skills but it was his singing that landed him victory at The Voice of Switzerland 2020. He also triumphed in the German version of the music game show I Can See Your Voice.

The Rehearsal

Well, this is quite special. “Watergun is a heartfelt ballad about the tragedy of war, and a universal call for peace. It’s clear that Remo feels a real connection to these lyrics, and his vocal is beautiful.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

Below you can watch a small clip from the Swiss first rehearsal, once it’s published on TikTok:

@eurovision A heartfelt and haunting call for peace✌️🇨🇭 #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @remoforrer ♬ original sound – Eurovision

Staging-wise, he has four contemporary dancers (one is Ellinea Siampalis, dancer at several numbers in Melodifestivalen, who has Greek roots) and also dances himself, which we weren’t expecting.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

The staging for this was created by Sacha Jean-Baptiste, who was also responsible for Switzerland‘s G’jon’s Tears in 2021 and Marius Bear in 2022.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

Who says you can’t have pyro in a ballad? Remo Forrer is breaking all the rules, with a short interlude of smoke and red fireworks raining down from the roof. All VERY dramatic.

Corinne Cumming / EBU

The second Swiss rehearsal will be held on the 3rd of May, when we will know how the performance will look on screen for the Swiss entry.

Source: eurovision.tv
Photos: Corinne Cumming / EBU


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Eurovision 2023: MIKA’s Top 10 songs from this year’s contest!

Through his personal Tiktok account, the well-known singer and presenter of last year’s Eurovision in Turin, MIKA presented his ten favorite songs for this year’s contest.

In the top ten of the famous singer, we can see The Netherlands in 10th place, Norway in 5thSweden in 3rd, while his favourite song for this year’s Eurovision is the British entry with Mae Muller and “I Wrote A Song”.

Watch MIKA’s video with the whole Top 10 here:

@mikatiktok I finally listened to this year’s @eurovision entries! #eurovision ♬ original sound – Mika tiktok

Enjoy MIKA’s Interval act from the final of Eurovision 2022:

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Eurovision 2023: TikTok to partner with the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool!

TikTok has been selected as the Official Entertainment Partner for the Eurovision Song Contest for the second year running, joining the Contest in Liverpool to give fans a front-row seat.

Following on from TikTok’s immensely popular coverage of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, the social media platform will once again be offering unique insight into the 67th Contest in Liverpool.

As the Official Entertainment Partner, TikTok will become a go-to destination for all things Eurovision. From specially created livestreams and exclusive performances in the app, to music playlists and behind-the-scenes content, TikTok will bring its community of users into the heart of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Liverpool One, LiverpoolBBC / James Stack

As well as discovering unique content from Liverpool, the TikTok community will also be able to watch livestreams of both Semi-Finals on Tuesday 9 May and Thursday 13 May, as well as the Grand Final on Saturday 13 May, via the @Eurovision channel.

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, says:

“Millions of new Eurovision Song Contest fans discovered the event through TikTok last year and we know millions more will be excited by this year’s extra special event in Liverpool. Both the Eurovision Song Contest and TikTok provide an international platform for discovering fresh new music and artists and we look forward to working together in creating more huge hits in 2023.”

TikTok comes to Liverpool

TikTok is partnering with Visit Liverpool so that fans can use TikTok as their official guide to the city. Creators can use ‘TikTok places’ in-app to discover some of the best local spots recommended by the TikTok community – from the iconic Cavern Club, to the must-visit vintage shops and the ultimate foodie destinations.

Liverpool is home to one of the most thriving busking communities in the UK, who have turned to TikTok as their global stage. In the weeks the contest takes over the city, TikTok will be supporting busking sites around Liverpool showing where stars get started – with local artists performing together for fans visiting from all over the world.

St George’s Hall, LiverpoolBBC / James Stark

For those visiting Liverpool during the contest, TikTok will be hosting an exclusive legends performance in the Eurovision Village – the official fanzone, on Friday 12 May at 19:30 CET. The Eurovision Legends will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Susan Finnegan, Destination Liverpool Commercial Director, says:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with TikTok, showcasing our iconic city on a global stage and telling the authentic story of Liverpool through the eyes of visitors – the content creators. Partnering with such an influential brand has the power to make Liverpool once again stand out from the crowd nationally and internationally.”

Watch this Space, Man

The Eurovision Song Contest had a great impact on TikTok throughout 2022. As well as the Contest’s own content, the participating artists thrived on the platform, like TikTok superstar Sam Ryder who represented the United Kingdom and came second to Ukraine with SPACE MANIn 2023, Sam Ryder will be TikTok’s official Eurovision ambassador throughout the Eurovision Song Contest.

Last year’s Contest resulted in three billion views for the official hashtag #Eurovision2022 and over 5.8 million viewers tuned in across the three livestreams, broadcast from the official Eurovision Song Contest TikTok account.

Rich Waterworth, General Manager Operations Europe, TikTok, says: 

“Entertainment is at the heart of TikTok, and we’re excited to partner with the Eurovision Song Contest once again to bring the magic of the world’s largest live music event to our community. We’ve seen Eurovision legends start their journeys on TikTok and Eurovision songs thrive on the platform well beyond the contest itself. We can’t wait to see what Eurovision 2023 has in store.”

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Source: eurovision.tv

Sweden: Theoz is back and TikTok star Emil Henrohn debuts at Melodifestivalen 2023!

Aftonbladet, a while ago dropped the names of two TikTok Swedish stars, that will be joining the line-up of Melodifestivalen 2023.

As it seems those two artists are Theoz, who does his highly anticipated comeback, after his success this year at the contest and Emil Henrohn, who does his debut at the contest.

Emil Henrohn

Emil did his break earlier this year, when one of his TikTok videos featuring a song he had written called “Jag är mamma“, became viral and gathered over four million views. Currently he is considered to be the most influencing Swedish person on TikTok for the year of 2022.

According to sources, Emil is confirmed to be competing in the contest next year and he feels thrilled that he finally gets the chance to be joining Mello, it is his dream come true.

Theoz

Theoz (Haraldsson) is a familiar face for those who follow Melodifestivalen, as he debuted at the contest this year with his song “Som du vill“. The song was written, among others, by Axel Schylström and Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt.

Theoz has almost two million followers on TikTok, which helped him place seventh, after making it through the finals from the fifth semi-final, what was formerly known as Second Chance.

Placing seventh is of course considered to be a success for such a young and debuting Melodifestivalen artist and it was expected for him to join the contest again, soon enough, as Aftonbladet sources say.

Artists that seem to be confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Nordman
  • Loulou Lamotte
  • Wiktoria Johansson
  • Marcus & Martinus
  • Emil Henrohn
  • Theoz

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Heat 1: Gothenburg – Saturday 4 February 2023 (Scandinavium)
  • Heat 2: Linköping – Saturday 11 February 2023 (Saab Arena)
  • Heat 3: Lidköping – Saturday 18 February 2023 (Sparbanken Arena)
  • Heat 4: Malmö – Saturday 25 February 2023 (Malmö Arena)
  • Semi-final: Örnsköldsvik – Saturday 4 March 2023 (Hägglunds Arena)
  • Final: Stockholm – Satuday 11 March 2023 (Friends Arena)

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th, while SVT has received 2824 songs. The list of participants will be published in November or December and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.

Melodifestivalen 2022 was won by Cornelia Jacobs with the song “Hold Me Closer”, representing Sweden in Eurovision 2022 and coming 4th with 438 points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i777psA2gP4

Source: Aftonbladet
Photo: SVT/Annika Berglund

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