Herrey's ǀ Sweden 1984 - Photo: Corinne Cumming
Published On: Mai 10th, 2024

The second semi-final, broadcasted live from Malmö, Sweden, featured 16 entries fighting for the golden ticket to Saturday’s Grand Final. Additionally, three finalists—France, Spain, and Italy—awaited their turn among the competitors.

These ten countries have made it to the Grand Final:

  • Latvia
  • Austria
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Israel
  • Greece
  • Estonia
  • Switzerland
  • Georgia
  • Armenia

This signifies the end of the Eurovision journey for six countries: Malta, Albania, Czechia, Denmark, San Marino, and Belgium.

Audience members expressed their discontent with boos when Eden Golan represented Israel on stage and again when Israel was announced as a qualifier. In response, the production team amplified applause in the audio-stream. This unfortunate occurrence highlights the intrusion of political issues into a music show founded on the motto “United by music.”

The show’s standout moments included a singalong session featuring former ESC winners Helena Paparizou, Charlotte Perrelli, and Sertab Ernerer joyfully performing their winning entries alongside an enthusiastic audience. Even the Herrey’s, winners of 1984, had the chance to perform “Diggi-Loo-Diggi-Ley” once more, continuing the celebration even after the announcement of the qualifiers.

The result might have looked differently, when there would also have been juries involved, but they will be back in the Grand Final.

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