Eurovision Song Contest 2024

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Eurovision Song Contest 2024
United by Music
Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Logo.svg
Dates
Semi-final 17 May 2024
Semi-final 29 May 2024
Final11 May 2024
Host
Venue Malmö Arena
Malmö, Sweden
Presenter(s)
Directed by
  • Robin Hofwander
  • Daniel Jelinek
  • Fredrik Bäcklund
Executive supervisor Martin Österdahl
Executive producer
  • Ebba Adielsson
  • Christel Tholse Willers
Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT)
Website eurovision.tv/event/malmo-2024 OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Participants
Number of entries37
Number of finalists25
Debuting countriesNone
Returning countriesFlag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
Non-returning countriesFlag of Romania.svg  Romania
Disqualified countriesFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
  • ESC 2024 Map 2.svg
         Finalist countries     Country that qualified from the semi-finals, but was disqualified prior to the final     Countries eliminated in the semi-finals     Countries that participated in the past but not in 2024
Vote
Voting systemEach country awards one set in the semi-finals, and two sets in the final, of 12, 10, 8–1 points to ten songs.
In all three shows, online votes from viewers in non-participating countries are aggregated and awarded as one set of points.
Winning songFlag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland
"The Code"
2023  Eurovision Song Contest  2025

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 was the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Malmö, Sweden, following the country's victory at the 2023 contest with the song "Tattoo" by Loreen. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), the contest was held at the Malmö Arena, and consisted of two semi-finals, on 7 and 9 May, and a final on 11 May 2024. The three live shows were presented by Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman, with Mede having previously taken on the role in 2013 and 2016.

Contents

Thirty-seven countries participated in the contest, the same number as in 2023. Romania opted not to participate, and Luxembourg competed for the first time since 1993. The Netherlands was disqualified from the contest between the second semi-final and the final, but the country retained its right to vote.

The winner was Switzerland with the song "The Code", performed by Nemo and written by them and Benjamin Alasu, Lasse Midtsian Nymann, and Linda Dale. Switzerland won the combined vote and jury vote, and placed fifth in the televote. Croatia won the televote and finished in second place, its best result to date as an independent country. Ukraine, France, and Israel completed the top five.

Location

Eurovision Song Contest 2024
Location of host venue (red) and other contest-related sites and events (blue)

The 2024 contest took place in Malmö, Sweden, following the country's victory at the 2023 contest with the song "Tattoo", performed by Loreen. [1] It was the seventh time Sweden had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1975, 1985, 1992, 2000, 2013, and 2016. The venue for the contest was the 15,500-seat Malmö Arena, which had previously hosted the contest in 2013. [2]

The Malmö Live event centre hosted several events related to the contest. It was the venue for the "Turquoise Carpet" event on 5 May 2024, where the contestants and their delegations [lower-alpha 1] were presented before accredited press and fans, and the opening and closing ceremonies. [4] [5] The venue also hosted a screening of the final, [6] and was the location of the EuroClub, which hosted the official after-parties and private performances by contest participants.

A Eurovision Village was created in Folkets Park  [ sv ]. It hosted performances by contest participants [lower-alpha 2] and local artists, as well as screenings of the live shows for the general public. A "Eurovision Street" was established in Friisgatan  [ sv ], between Folkets Park and Triangeln station. [5] [8] Planned street music performances were affected by the withdrawal of several artists due to Israel's participation in the contest and were ultimately transferred to the Eurovision Village for security reasons. [9] [10] [11] The Euro Fan Café, organised by the fan organisation OGAE, was located at Amiralen  [ sv ]. [5] [12] [13]

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ABBA's victory at the contest in 1974 with "Waterloo", which was also Sweden's first win, a special ABBA World exhibition was held at Södergatan  [ sv ] between 29 April and 12 May 2024. [14]

Bidding phase

Sweden location map.svg
The location of the host city Malmö (in blue), shortlisted cities (in green), other bidding cities (in red) and cities and towns that expressed interest but ultimately did not bid (in grey)

After Sweden's win in the 2023 contest, the municipalities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Eskilstuna, Jönköping, Örnsköldsvik, Partille and Sandviken expressed interest in hosting the 2024 edition. [15] Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) set a deadline of 12 June 2023 for interested cities to formally apply. [16] By 13 June, it had received bids from Stockholm, [17] Gothenburg, [16] Malmö, [18] and Örnsköldsvik. [19] On 7 July, Gothenburg and Örnsköldsvik's bids were eliminated. [20] Later that day, the EBU and SVT announced Malmö as the host city. [1] [21]

Key:
   Host city  *  Shortlisted  ^  Submitted a bid

CityVenueNotesReferences
Eskilstuna Stiga Sports Arena Hosted the Second Chance round of Melodifestivalen in 2020. Did not meet the EBU requirements of capacity. [22]
Gothenburg  ^ Scandinavium Hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1985. Roof needed adjustments for the lighting equipment. Set for demolition after the construction of a new sports facility nearby is completed. [16] [20] [23] [24] [25] [26]
Jönköping Husqvarna Garden Hosted the heats of Melodifestivalen in 2007. Did not meet the EBU requirements of capacity. [27] [28]
Malmö   Malmö Arena Hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. [29] [30]
Örnsköldsvik  ^ Hägglunds Arena Hosted the heats of Melodifestivalen in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018 and the semi-final in 2023. [20] [31]
Partille Partille Arena Hosted Eurovision Choir 2019. Did not meet the EBU requirements of capacity. [32]
Sandviken Göransson Arena Hosted one heat of Melodifestivalen in 2010. Plans included the cooperation of other municipalities in Gävleborg. [33] [34]
Stockholm  * Friends Arena Hosted all but one final of Melodifestivalen since 2013. Preferred venue of the Stockholm City Council. [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40]
Tele2 Arena
Temporary arenaProposal set around building a temporary arena in Frihamnen  [ sv ], motivated by the production needs of the contest and difficulties in finding vacant venues during the required weeks.

Participating countries

Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Participation summaries by country
A group of participating artists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 at the Eurovision in Concert pre-party event in Amsterdam, April 2024 Eurovision 2024 artists.jpg
A group of participating artists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 at the Eurovision in Concert pre-party event in Amsterdam, April 2024

Eligibility for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with an active EBU membership capable of receiving the contest via the Eurovision network and broadcasting it live nationwide. The EBU issues invitations to participate in the contest to all members.

On 5 December 2023, the EBU announced that 37 countries would participate in the 2024 contest. Luxembourg returned to the contest 31 years after its last participation in 1993. Romania, which participated in the 2023 contest, was provisionally announced as not participating in 2024. [41] [42] This was confirmed on 25 January 2024. [43] [44]

The contest features two returning artists: Natalia Barbu and Hera Björk, who previously represented Moldova in 2007 and Iceland in 2010, respectively. [45] [46]

Other countries

Active EBU member broadcasters in Andorra, [85] Bosnia and Herzegovina, [86] Monaco [87] and Slovakia [88] confirmed non-participation prior to the announcement of the participants list by the EBU. The Romanian broadcaster, TVR, remained in talks with the EBU until 25 January 2024, but decided not to participate for financial reasons. [41] [44]

Production

The exterior of the Malmo Arena, the host venue, during the Eurovision event weeks Malmo Arena ESC2024.jpg
The exterior of the Malmö Arena, the host venue, during the Eurovision event weeks

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 was produced by the Swedish national broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). The core team consisted of Ebba Adielsson as executive producer, Christel Tholse Willers  [ sv ] as deputy executive producer, Tobias Åberg as executive in charge of production, Johan Bernhagen as executive line producer, Christer Björkman as contest producer, and Per Blankens  [ sv ] as TV producer. Additional production personnel included head of production David Wessén, head of legal Mats Lindgren, head of media Madeleine Sinding-Larsen, and executive assistant Linnea Lopez. [89] [90] [91]

Edward af Sillén and Daniel Réhn  [ sv ] wrote the script for the live shows' hosting segments and the opening and interval acts, [92] while Robin Hofwander, Daniel Jelinek and Fredrik Bäcklund served as multi-camera directors. [93] Background music for the shows was composed by Eirik Røland and Johan Nilsson. [94] [95] A majority of the production personnel for 2024 previously worked in the previous three editions of the contest held in Sweden: 2000, 2013 and 2016.

Malmö Municipality contributed 30 million  SEK (approximately 2.5 million) to the budget of the contest. [96] [97]

Slogan and visual design

The graphic design of the 2024 contest on display in Malmo Eurovision 2024 logo.jpg
The graphic design of the 2024 contest on display in Malmö

On 14 November 2023, the EBU announced that "United by Music", the slogan of the 2023 contest, would be retained for 2024 and future editions. [98] The accompanying theme art for 2024, named "The Eurovision Lights", was unveiled on 14 December. Designed by Stockholm-based agencies Uncut and Bold Scandinavia, it was based on simple, linear gradients inspired by vertical lines found on auroras and sound equalisers, and was built with adaptability across different formats taken into account. [99] [100] [101]

Stage design

The stage in the arena Eurovision 2024 stage (stage left).jpg
The stage in the arena

The stage design for the 2024 contest, revealed in December 2023, was devised by German production designer Florian Wieder, who had previously designed the sets of six previous contests the most recent being in 2021. Lighting and screen content was designed by Swedish designer Fredrik Stormby. The stage featured five movable LED cubes, floors and a backdrop screen along with other lighting, video and stagecraft technology, all set around a cross-shaped centre, with the aim of "creating a unique 360-degree experience" for viewers. [102] The green room was placed behind the backdrop screen, in a similar fashion to the stages for the 2010 and 2011 contests. [103] Construction of the stage began on 2 April and concluded on 25 April. [104]

Postcards

The "postcards" are short video introductions shown on television while the stage is being prepared for the next entry. Filmed from November 2023 to May 2024, the postcards were composed of footage shot by the participating artists through "selfie-mode", introducing the artists themselves and the country they represent. Archival footage of two of a country's previous entries was also used in each postcard. [105] [106] During the interval of the final, the postcards were parodied by presenter Petra Mede, with archival footage from her previous hostings in 2013 and 2016 being featured. [107] [108]

Presenters

Malin Akerman and Petra Mede, presenters of the 2024 contest Malin Akerman Petra Mede Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Final Malmo 01 (cropped).jpg
Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede, presenters of the 2024 contest

Swedish comedian and television host Petra Mede and Swedish-American actress Malin Åkerman were announced as the presenters of the 2024 contest on 5 February 2024. Mede had previously hosted both the 2013 and 2016 editions (solo and with Måns Zelmerlöw, respectively), as well as the 2015 special anniversary programme Eurovision Song Contest's Greatest Hits alongside Graham Norton. [109] The "Turquoise Carpet" and opening ceremony events were hosted by Elecktra and Tia Kofi, [110] while Jovan Radomir moderated the contest's press conferences. [111]

Security

In November 2023, the production team at SVT stated its intention to increase security measures and to keep in contact with Malmö's police authority during the contest, citing a tense climate of protest amid Israel's participation. [112] This included police reinforcement from Denmark and Norway, tightened cybersecurity, and a no-fly zone to prevent drone attacks, [113] [114] [115] as well as adjustments to the number of locations set to host side events. Through social media content, Israeli broadcaster Kan also expressed concerns over alleged antisemitism in Malmö, attributing this to the "Islamisation of Europe". [116] Additional measures were taken to protect the Israeli delegation, with the representative Eden Golan being escorted by Shin Bet agents in addition to local police officers following death threats directed at her via social media. [117] Shin Bet also advised Israeli citizens against travelling to Malmö and sent there a delegation, headed by its director Ronen Bar, to prevent potential threats against them. [118] Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered in Malmö to protest against Israel's participation in the competition. [119] [120] [121]

SVT's decision was made in the context of a high terroristic threat level in Sweden, with the Swedish Security Service (SÄPO) having raised the level from 3 to 4 out of 5 in August 2023, primarily in response to the 2023 Quran burnings in the country and prior to the Israel–Hamas war. [122] Concerns about the risk of terrorist attacks resurged in the wake of the Crocus City Hall attack outside Moscow on 22 March 2024. [116] In the event of an emergency, Malmö Municipality would provide accommodations in local schools and sports facilities as well as psychological support. [123] [124]

Format

Voting system and contest structure

After the outcome of the 2023 contest, which saw Sweden win, despite Finland's lead in the televoting, sparked controversy among the audience, Norwegian broadcaster NRK began discussions with the EBU regarding a potential revision of the jury voting procedure. It was noted that Norwegian entries in recent years had been penalised by the juries, particularly in 2019 and 2023, when Norway finished in sixth and fifth place overall, respectively, despite coming first in 2019 and third in 2023 with the televote. [125] In an interview, the Norwegian head of delegation Stig Karlsen  [ no ] discussed the idea of reducing the jury's weight on the final score, from the current 49.4%, to 40% or 30%. [126] [127] No changes to the voting system were ultimately implemented in this regard. [128]

For 2024, the "Rest of the World" voting window was open for 24 hours before each show, as well as during each show. For participating countries, it was open after the last song is performed as in previous years in the semi-finals. In the final, it was opened just before the first performance and closed 25 minutes after the last performance. [lower-alpha 5] [129] The automatic qualifiers the host country and the "Big Five" performed their entries in full during the semi-finals, in between the competing acts. [129] Following an incident which ultimately led to the disqualification of the Dutch representative, the opening of the "Rest of the World" voting window for the final was delayed until eight hours before the show. [130]

Thirteen of the twenty-five open positions in the running order of the final will be subject to a "producer's choice" draw option, alongside six positions available each, for the first half and second half of the show. For those countries which draw the "producer's choice" category, the contest producers will be able to place that country anywhere in the running order. [131] The runtime of the final was initially planned to be reduced by approximately an hour. [132] [133] This was ultimately not a priority, with the final planned to be shortened by a maximum of five minutes. [134]

Semi-final allocation draw

Results of the semi-final allocation draw
Participating countries in the first semi-final
Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the first semi-final
Participating countries in the second semi-final
Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the second semi-final ESC 2024 Semi-Finals 2.svg
Results of the semi-final allocation draw
  Participating countries in the first semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the first semi-final
  Participating countries in the second semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the second semi-final

The draw to determine the participating countries' semi-finals took place on 30 January 2024 at 19:00 CET, at the Malmö Town Hall  [ sv ]. [135] [136] The thirty-one semi-finalists were divided over five pots, based on historical voting patterns, with the purpose of reducing the chance of bloc voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. [137] [138] The draw also determined which semi-final each of the six automatic qualifiers host country Sweden and "Big Five" countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) would vote in and be required to broadcast. The ceremony was hosted by Pernilla Månsson Colt and Farah Abadi, and included the passing of the host city insignia from Steve Rotheram, the mayor of the Liverpool City Region and representative of previous host city Liverpool, to Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, the mayor of Malmö Municipality. [138] [139] [136]

With the approval from the contest's reference group, Israel was allocated to the second semi-final following a request from Israeli broadcaster Kan, as the rehearsal date for the first semi-final coincided with Yom HaShoah . [140]

Pot 1Pot 2Pot 3Pot 4Pot 5

Contest overview

Semi-final 1

Benjamin Ingrosso performed as an interval act in the first semi-final. Benjamin Ingrosso Eurovision Song Festival 2024 Final interval act 05.jpg
Benjamin Ingrosso performed as an interval act in the first semi-final.

The first semi-final took place on 7 May 2024 at 21:00 CEST [141] and featured fifteen competing countries. Those countries, plus Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom, as well as non-participating countries under an aggregated "Rest of the World" vote, voted in this semi-final. [142] The running order (R/O) was determined by the contest producers and was announced publicly on 26 March. [143] In addition to the competing entries, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden performed their entries during the show, appearing on stage after the entries from Ireland, Iceland and Moldova, respectively. [129] Croatia was awarded the most points in the semi-final, and qualified for the final alongside, in order of points total, Ukraine, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Finland, Portugal, Slovenia, and Serbia. The countries that failed to reach the final were Australia, Poland, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Iceland. [144]

This semi-final was opened by former participants Eleni Foureira, Eric Saade and Chanel, who performed their respective competing songs " Fuego " (Cyprus 2018), "Popular" (Sweden 2011) and "SloMo" (Spain 2022). [145] Saade, whose father is Palestinian, performed wearing a keffiyeh. The EBU stated that his keffiyeh was a political symbol and that it regretted Saade's choice to "compromise the non-political nature of the event". [146] [147] The interval acts included three-time winner for Ireland (1980, 1987 and 1992) Johnny Logan performing the 2012 Swedish winning entry "Euphoria", [148] [149] and 2018 Swedish entrant Benjamin Ingrosso performing a medley of his songs "Look Who's Laughing Now", "Kite" and "Honey Boy". [150] [149] According to a report by Aftonbladet , the original performer of "Euphoria", Loreen, was initially supposed to perform with Logan but ultimately decided against it. [151] [152]

  Qualifiers
First semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [144]
R/OCountryArtistSongPointsPlace
1Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Silia Kapsis "Liar"676
2Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Teya Dora " Ramonda "4710
3Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Silvester Belt " Luktelk "1194
4Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Bambie Thug "Doomsday Blue"1243
5Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil "Teresa & Maria"1732
6Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Luna "The Tower"3512
7Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Baby Lasagna "Rim Tim Tagi Dim"1771
8Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Hera Björk "Scared of Heights"315
9Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Raiven "Veronika"519
10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Windows95man [lower-alpha 3] "No Rules!"597
11Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Natalia Barbu "In the Middle"2013
12Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Fahree feat. Ilkin Dovlatov " Özünlə apar "1114
13Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Electric Fields "One Milkali (One Blood)"4111
14Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Iolanda " Grito "588
15Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Tali "Fighter"1175

Semi-final 2

Sarah Dawn Finer (in character as Lynda Woodruff), presenter Petra Mede, and Charlotte Perrelli performed the musical number "We Just Love Eurovision Too Much" as an interval act in the second semi-final. Sarah Dawn Finer Petra Mede Charlotte Perrelli Eurovision Song Contest 2024 interval act.jpg
Sarah Dawn Finer (in character as Lynda Woodruff), presenter Petra Mede, and Charlotte Perrelli performed the musical number "We Just Love Eurovision Too Much" as an interval act in the second semi-final.

The second semi-final took place on 9 May 2024 at 21:00 CEST [141] and features sixteen competing countries. Those countries plus France, Italy and Spain, as well as non-participating countries under an aggregated "Rest of the World" vote, voted in this semi-final. [142] The running order (R/O) was determined by the contest producers and was announced publicly on 26 March. [143] In addition to the competing entries, France, Spain and Italy performed their entries during the show, appearing on stage after the entries from Czechia, Latvia and Estonia, respectively. [129] Israel was awarded the most points in the semi-final, and qualified for the final alongside, in order of points total, the Netherlands, Armenia, Switzerland, Greece, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia, Austria, and Norway. The countries that failed to reach the final were Czechia, Denmark, Belgium, San Marino, Albania, and Malta. [153]

This semi-final was opened by a pre-recorded segment, in which presenters Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman performed the 2023 winning song "Tattoo" with minor lyrical changes. [154] [155] The interval acts included Helena Paparizou, Charlotte Perrelli and Sertab Erener performing their respective winning songs "My Number One" (Greece 2005), "Take Me to Your Heaven" (Sweden 1999) and "Everyway That I Can" (Turkey 2003) with the audience taking part in a sing-along, [150] and "We Just Love Eurovision Too Much", a musical number performed by Mede that satirised various aspects of the contest and Sweden's success in the event, with appearances by Perrelli, Sarah Dawn Finer reprising her role as Lynda Woodruff, and 2023 Finnish representative Käärijä performing an excerpt of his competing song "Cha Cha Cha". 1984 winners for Sweden, Herreys, performed their winning song "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" after the qualifiers were announced. [156] [157] [158]

  Qualifiers
Second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [153]
R/OCountryArtistSongPointsPlace
1Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Sarah Bonnici "Loop"1316
2Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Besa "Titan"1415
3Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Marina Satti " Zari "865
4Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland Nemo "The Code"1324
5Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechia Aiko "Pedestal"3811
6Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Kaleen "We Will Rave"469
7Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Saba "Sand"3612
8Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Ladaniva " Jako "1373
9Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Dons "Hollow"727
10Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino Megara "11:11"1614
11Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Nutsa Buzaladze "Firefighter"548
12Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Mustii "Before the Party's Over"1813
13Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 5miinust and Puuluup " (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi "796
14Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Eden Golan "Hurricane"1941
15Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Gåte " Ulveham "4310
16Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Joost Klein " Europapa "1822

Final

The final took place on 11 May 2024 at 21:00 CEST [141] and featured twenty-five competing countries. All thirty-seven participating countries with jury and televote, as well as non-participating countries under an aggregated "Rest of the World" online vote, voted in the final. The running order (R/O) of the host nation was determined by a random draw on 11 March during the annual meeting of heads of the participating delegations. [159] The running order for the remaining finalists was determined by the contest producers following the second semi-final. [160] Despite qualifying for the final, where it was set to perform in position 5, the Netherlands was disqualified due to a backstage incident between its entrant Joost Klein and a member of the production team. [161] It retained the right to vote in the final, [162] and all countries that were set to perform after the Netherlands retained their running order numbers. [163]

Switzerland won the contest with the song "The Code", performed by Nemo and written by them along with Benjamin Alasu, Lasse Midtsian Nymann, and Linda Dale. Switzerland won with 591 points, also winning the jury vote. It was the country's third win in the contest, following victories in the inaugural edition in 1956 and in 1988. Croatia came second with 547 points and won the televote, with Ukraine, France, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Armenia, Sweden, and Portugal completing the top ten. Georgia, Spain, Slovenia, Austria, and Norway occupied the bottom five positions. [164] [165]

The final was opened by Björn Skifs performing "Hooked on a Feeling", followed by the flag parade, introducing all twenty-five finalists, set to a medley of well-known Swedish hits. [lower-alpha 7] In a pre-recorded segment during a break between the competing performances, Sarah Dawn Finer as Lynda Woodruff performed a song about the contest's executive supervisor Martin Österdahl, "You're Good to Go", [166] which was released as a single the day after the final. [167] The interval acts included Alcazar performing "Crying at the Discoteque"; [168] a tribute performance of the 1974 Swedish winning song "Waterloo" by three past winners  Carola (Sweden 1991), Charlotte Perrelli (Sweden 1999) and Conchita Wurst (Austria 2014) [169]  preceded by a pre-recorded segment from the ABBA Voyage concert residency in London in which the song's original performers, ABBA, as their virtual avatar selves in the concert, discussed their Eurovision experience on the occasion of its 50th anniversary; [170] [171] and Loreen performing her new single "Forever" and her 2023 winning song "Tattoo". [172] [173] [174]

  Winner
 Disqualified
Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [175]
R/OCountryArtistSongPointsPlace
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Marcus & Martinus "Unforgettable"1749
2Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil "Teresa & Maria"4533
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Isaak "Always on the Run"11712
4Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Tali "Fighter"10313
5Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Joost Klein " Europapa "
6Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Eden Golan "Hurricane"3755
7Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Silvester Belt " Luktelk "9014
8Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Nebulossa " Zorra "3022
9Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 5miinust and Puuluup " (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi "3720
10Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Bambie Thug "Doomsday Blue"2786
11Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Dons "Hollow"6416
12Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Marina Satti " Zari "12611
13Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Olly Alexander "Dizzy"4618
14Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Gåte " Ulveham "1625
15Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Angelina Mango " La noia "2687
16Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Teya Dora " Ramonda "5417
17Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Windows95man [lower-alpha 3] "No Rules!"3819
18Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Iolanda " Grito "15210
19Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Ladaniva " Jako "1838
20Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Silia Kapsis "Liar"7815
21Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland Nemo "The Code"5911
22Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Raiven "Veronika"2723
23Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Baby Lasagna "Rim Tim Tagi Dim"5472
24Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Nutsa Buzaladze "Firefighter"3421
25Flag of France.svg  France Slimane " Mon amour "4454
26Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Kaleen "We Will Rave"2424

Spokespersons

The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order: [176]

  1. Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine  Jamala
  2. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom  Joanna Lumley
  3. Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg  Désirée Nosbusch
  4. Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan  Aysel Teymurzadeh
  5. Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino  Kida
  6. Flag of Malta.svg Malta Matt Blxck
  7. Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Ivan Dorian Molnar
  8. Flag of Albania.svg Albania  Andri Xhahu
  9. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czechia  Radka Rosická  [ cs ]
  10. Flag of Israel.svg Israel  Maya Alkulumbre  [ he ]
  11. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia  Danny Estrin
  12. Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark  Stéphanie Surrugue  [ da ]
  13. Flag of Spain.svg Spain  Soraya Arnelas
  14. Flag of Norway.svg Norway  Ingvild Helljesen [177]
  15. Flag of Germany.svg Germany  Ina Müller
  16. Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia  Brunette
  17. Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia  Lorella Flego
  18. Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia  Sopho Khalvashi
  19. Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland  Jennifer Bosshard  [ de ]
  20. Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Doina Stimpovschi
  21. Flag of Greece.svg Greece  Helena Paparizou
  22. Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia  Birgit
  23. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands None [lower-alpha 8]
  24. Flag of Austria.svg Austria  Philipp Hansa
  25. Flag of France.svg France  Natasha St-Pier
  26. Flag of Italy.svg Italy  Mario Acampa
  27. Flag of Finland.svg Finland  Toni Laaksonen  [ fi ] [179]
  28. Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal  Mimicat
  29. Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Livia Dushkoff
  30. Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland  Friðrik Ómar Hjörleifsson
  31. Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia  Andrejs Reinis Zitmanis
  32. Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland  Paul Harrington
  33. Flag of Poland.svg Poland  Viki Gabor
  34. Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Loukas Hamatsos
  35. Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania  Monika Linkytė
  36. Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia  Konstrakta
  37. Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden  Frans

Detailed results

Semi-final 1

The ten qualifiers from the first semi-final were determined solely by televoting. All fifteen countries competing in the first semi-final voted, alongside Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the aggregated Rest of the World vote. The ten qualifying countries were announced in no particular order, and the full results were published after the final was held.

  Qualifiers
Detailed voting results of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [144]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
Total score
Cyprus
Serbia
Lithuania
Ireland
Ukraine
Poland
Croatia
Iceland
Slovenia
Finland
Moldova
Azerbaijan
Australia
Portugal
Luxembourg
Germany
Sweden
United Kingdom
Rest of the World
Contestants
Cyprus67414472121278411
Serbia475121051554
Lithuania11910212107376723641085125
Ireland124678886348561076661010
Ukraine17312612812810810101081281010712
Poland35473811236
Croatia17771210101210121212871267121288
Iceland312
Slovenia5121034103413317
Finland596565563523841
Moldova203324125
Azerbaijan11111116
Australia41242251234452
Portugal58455323212434212123
Luxembourg1178876767556784107736

12 points

Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the first semi-final. Croatia received the maximum score of 12 points from eight countries, while Ukraine received five sets of 12 points. Both Lithuania and Cyprus received two sets of 12 points, while Portugal and Serbia received one each.

12 points awarded in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [180]
#RecipientCountries giving 12 points
8Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia , Flag of Finland.svg  Finland , Flag of Germany.svg  Germany , Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland , Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia , Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia , Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden , Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
5Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania , Flag of Poland.svg  Poland , Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal , Flag of the Rest of the World (Eurovision).svg Rest of the World
2Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland , Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan , Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova
1Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia

Semi-final 2

The ten qualifiers from the second semi-final were determined solely by televoting, with the exception of San Marino who were unable to provide a valid televote result and thus used the votes of their back-up jury.[ citation needed ] All sixteen countries competing in the second semi-final voted, alongside France, Italy, Spain, and the aggregated Rest of the World vote. The ten qualifying countries were announced in no particular order, and the full results of how each country voted were published after the final was held.

  Qualifiers
Detailed voting results of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [153]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Malta
Albania
Greece
Switzerland
Czechia
Austria
Denmark
Armenia
Latvia
San Marino
Georgia
Belgium
Estonia
Israel
Norway
Netherlands
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of the World
Contestants
Malta133541
Albania145324
Greece8668842212683164655
Switzerland13285788677125774788846
Czechia3825113642531221
Austria46344423421138223
Denmark361233475110
Armenia13756867655812641251010778
Latvia727754737512636
San Marino1631102
Georgia5447611102166514
Belgium182112255
Estonia79325674212141047237
Israel1941012101212101261010108121212121212
Norway4311386536433
Netherlands1821210121010121088108121078710810

12 points

Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the second semi-final. Israel received the maximum score of 12 points from ten countries, followed by the Netherlands which received four sets of 12 points. Armenia received two sets of 12 points, and Switzerland, Greece and Latvia were each awarded one set of 12 points. [153]

12 points awarded in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [153]
#RecipientCountries giving 12 points
10Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Flag of Albania.svg  Albania , Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic , Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark , Flag of France.svg  France , Flag of Italy.svg  Italy , Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands , Flag of Norway.svg  Norway , Flag of the Rest of the World (Eurovision).svg Rest of the World, Flag of Spain.svg  Spain , Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland
4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of Austria.svg  Austria , Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium , Flag of Greece.svg  Greece , Flag of Malta.svg  Malta
2Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia , Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
1Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia

Final

The results of the final were determined by televoting and jury voting in all thirty-seven participating countries, plus the Rest of the World aggregate public vote. The announcement of the jury points was conducted by each country individually, with the country's spokesperson announcing their jury's favorite entry that received 12 points, with the remaining points shown on screen. Following the completion of the jury points announcement, the public points were announced as an aggregate by the contest hosts in ascending order starting from the country which received the fewest points from the jury. [181]

  Winner
 Disqualified
Split results [164]
PlaceCombinedJuryTelevoting
CountryPointsCountryPointsCountryPoints
1Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland 591Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland 365Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 337
2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 547Flag of France.svg  France 218Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 323
3Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 453Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 210Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 307
4Flag of France.svg  France 445Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 164Flag of France.svg  France 227
5Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 375Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 146Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland 226
6Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 278Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 142Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 136
7Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 268Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 139Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 104
8Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 183Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 125Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 85
9Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 174Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 101Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 82
10Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 152Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 99Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 58
11Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 126Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 83Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 49
12Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 117Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 52Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 44
13Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 103Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 46Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 33
14Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 90Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 41Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 32
15Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 78Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 36Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 31
16Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 64Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 34Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 28
17Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 54Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 32Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 20
18Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 46Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 22Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 19
19Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 38Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 19 [lower-alpha 9] Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 18
20Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 37Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 19 [lower-alpha 9] Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 13
21Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 34Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 15 [lower-alpha 10] Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 12
22Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 30Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 15 [lower-alpha 10] Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 11
23Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 27Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 12Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 5
24Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 24Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 7Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 4
25Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 16Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 0
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands [lower-alpha 11] Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Detailed jury voting results of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [164]
  • Voting procedure used:
  •   100% Televoting
  •   100% Jury vote
Total score
Jury vote score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Luxembourg
Azerbaijan
San Marino
Malta
Croatia
Albania
Czechia
Israel
Australia
Denmark
Spain
Norway
Germany
Armenia
Slovenia
Georgia
Switzerland
Moldova
Greece
Estonia
Netherlands
Austria
France
Italy
Finland
Portugal
Belgium
Iceland
Latvia
Ireland
Poland
Cyprus
Lithuania
Serbia
Sweden
Contestants
Sweden174125498615228558312116673315105255
Ukraine453146307517128164452122102610861382101613
Germany1179918724151056125458432824641
Luxembourg10383201484541221352374846
Israel3755232338833535284
Lithuania90325851524177
Spain30191161471
Estonia3743322
Ireland2781421361071077871271011031061047132
Latvia643628385448112
Greece1264185724212473
United Kingdom464604234683448
Norway1612461122
Italy2681641042561086106715283761083610577367
Serbia54223231254115
Finland3873143
Portugal1521391331235112533310847468122415684
Armenia18310182288637776443763857
Cyprus7834441723162102
Switzerland591365226121012121212121051012121257101271212121251212121061212126121012
Slovenia2715123102
Croatia5472103374864103248866618887828101067812101210
Georgia34151972213
France445218227610644110710101212105677105151212103310785
Austria241957651
Detailed televoting results of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [164]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Jury vote score
Televoting score
Televote
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Luxembourg
Azerbaijan
San Marino
Malta
Croatia
Albania
Czechia
Israel
Australia
Denmark
Spain
Norway
Germany
Armenia
Slovenia
Georgia
Switzerland
Moldova
Greece
Estonia
Netherlands
Austria
France
Italy
Finland
Portugal
Belgium
Iceland
Latvia
Ireland
Poland
Cyprus
Lithuania
Serbia
Sweden
Rest of the World
Contestants
Sweden17412549123610181172115
Ukraine453146307678101287121061010883812612312878106107510812812810
Germany117991818342
Luxembourg103832012314
Israel37552323121271251010128125121108121076121012121212128710510331212
Lithuania9032587841111324148733
Spain30191121332
Estonia37433447126
Ireland278142136810424568374122422262355233625747
Latvia64362854421354
Greece126418515172423251024341241283
United Kingdom46460
Norway1612431
Italy268164104333878743633844214431432411
Serbia5422323122555
Finland3873123421811315
Portugal15213913625
Armenia183101821315613410115331042524125
Cyprus7834446451546121
Switzerland59136522612521056137756678475877867866646868676
Slovenia271512102
Croatia5472103371071012810128510128121071251076101012781078125121051012108
Georgia3415195455
France445218227628267664227576127676105566481010647771062
Austria2419532

12 points

Below is a summary of all 12 points received in the final. In the jury vote, Switzerland received the maximum score from twenty-two countries, followed by France and Portugal with four and three sets of 12 points, respectively. Croatia and Ukraine received two sets of 12 points, and Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Sweden were each awarded one set of 12 points. In the public vote, Israel received the maximum score of 12 points from fourteen countries and the Rest of the World vote, followed by Croatia with nine sets of 12 points, and Ukraine with seven. Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Serbia, and Switzerland were each awarded one set of 12 points. [164]

12 points awarded by juries in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 [164]
#RecipientCountries giving 12 points
22Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg   Switzerland Flag of Albania.svg  Albania , Flag of Austria.svg  Austria , Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan , Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark , Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia , Flag of Finland.svg  Finland , Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia , Flag of Greece.svg  Greece , Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland , Flag of Italy.svg  Italy , Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia , Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania , Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg , Flag of Malta.svg  Malta , Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands , Flag of Norway.svg  Norway , Flag of Poland.svg  Poland , Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal , Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino , Flag of Spain.svg  Spain , Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden , Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
4Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia , Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium , Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland , Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
3Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia , Flag of France.svg  France , Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus , Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic , Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova
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