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  • Writer's pictureEmma Garrie

Eurovision 2024: Semi-Final 1 Results


Baby Lasagna competing for Croatia during the first semi final. Photo credit: EBU/Sarah Louise Bennett

The first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 took place in Malmö this evening/morning, and the first ten qualifiers into the Grand Final were announced.


The ten countries that qualified for the grand final from this morning’s semi-final were:


  • Serbia

  • Portugal

  • Slovenia

  • Ukraine

  • Lithuania

  • Finland

  • Cyprus

  • Croatia

  • Ireland

  • Luxembourg


This meant that these nations unfortunately missed out:


  • Poland

  • Iceland

  • Moldova

  • Azerbaijan

  • Australia


In fantastic news, Australia's Silia Kapsis (representing Cyprus) has qualified for the Grand Final!


The results were announced in a random order and are not indicative of where each country placed in the semi-final.


Notably the show was opened by Australia's Silia Kapsis for Cyprus and closed by TALI for Luxembourg with pre-contest favourite Croatia also performing in this semi-final.


Automatic qualifiers the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden also performed their songs.



The semi-final was opened by former participants Eleni Foureira, Eric Saade, and Chanel, who performed their respective competing entries – 'Fuego' (Cyprus 2018), 'Popular' (Sweden 2011), and 'SloMo' (Spain 2022). As interval acts, the show featured 2018 Swedish entrant Benjamin Ingrosso performing a medley of his songs, and three-time winner for Ireland (1980, 1987 and 1992) Johnny Logan, who was born in Australia.



You can see the live reaction from some of the Aussievision team to the results below:




After the show, the artists who qualified drew in which part of the Grand Final they would perform. The choices were to perform in the First Half, the Second Half, or for the first time at Eurovision, a Producer's Choice option.

This means that host broadcaster SVT will decide which position of the running order they will perform in.



The results were as follows:


1st half of the Grand Final (joining Sweden, United Kingdom & Germany):

  • Lithuania

  • Ireland

  • Luxembourg

2nd half of the Grand Final (joining France):

  • Slovenia

  • Finland

  • Cyprus


Producer's Choice (joining Italy & Spain):

  • Serbia

  • Portugal

  • Ukraine

  • Croatia


The complete running order for the show will be determined after semi-final 2 on Thursday evening (Friday morning Australian time).



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1 Comment


Jonny S
Jonny S
May 08

Do you know when they will post the scores? I’m curious to know where Australia was placed. :(

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