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  • Writer's pictureEmma Garrie

SBS Eurovision 2024: Semi-Final 1 replay – Who did the Australian public like?

Tonight SBS aired the primetime replay of the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024 in Malmö.

Australian viewers could vote for their favourite songs from Semi Final 1, including those that were pre-qualified, via a SBS Eurovision WhatsApp chat.

Viewers could send either #YES or #NO followed by the country name to the dedicated chat, with the SBS Eurovision Rater tallying the results and displaying them at the end of each performance. Viewers were restricted to one vote per country.

Who did Australia love most?

In no surprise, the winner was Australia with 94% of voters loving Electric Fields' 'One Milkali (One Blood)!

In fact, Australians loved 12 of the 18 songs performed in this semi-final with only six scoring under 50%.

And it seems there is a reasonably high correlation between tonight's results and the real results announced on Wednesday morning in Malmö.

Seven of Australia's Top 10 also made the 2024 Grand Final. Based on the SBS viewer poll, Australia would have put ourselves, Poland and Iceland through to the Grand Final and Portugal, Serbia and Slovenia would have missed out.

The official semi-final results which will include the placing of each song and votes received from each country will be revealed after the conclusion of the contest on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Australia).

Full Results of tonight's SBS vote

(*pre-qualified songs)

  1. Australia - 94%

  2. Croatia - 93%

  3. Luxembourg - 90%

  4. Ukraine - 89%

  5. Cyprus - 85%

  6. Sweden - 83%*

  7. Finland - 82%

  8. Germany - 79%*

  9. Lithuania - 72%

  10. Poland - 67%

  11. Iceland - 62%

  12. Ireland - 61%

  13. Moldova - 45%

  14. Portugal - 42%

  15. Serbia - 38%

  16. Slovenia - 38%

  17. United Kingdom - 32%*

  18. Azerbaijan - 29%

The Eurovision 2024 semi-final 2 replay airs on Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm (AEST) on SBS and on SBS On Demand.

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