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Key data

  • Host broadcaster: SVT
  • Venue: Malmö Arena, Malmö (Sweden)
  • Dates: May 7, 9 and 11, 2024
  • Stage designers: Florian Wieder (Production Designer) and Frederik Stormby (Light and Screen Content Designer)
  • Hosts: Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede
  • Executive supervisor: Martin Österdahl
  • Executive producers: Ebba Adielsson e Christel Tholse Willers
  • Slogan: United By Music
  • Visual theme: The Eurovision Lights
  • Competing countries: 37
    • Returns: Luxembourg
    • Withdrawals: Romania

General information

After 11 years, ESC is back in Malmö. Sweden won last year and secured the right to host in 2024, choosing Malmö Arena again, just like in 2013.

There will be 37 participating countries, as much as in the previous year. Luxembourg is the big novelty, returning 31 years later. Romania has withdrawn.

Starting from this edition, there is a unique slogan, United By Music. Introduced in 2023, it is now kept for the future as a permanent slogan, considering its success and the message about the power of music to bring people together worldwide.

However, there is a distinctive visual theme, The Eurovision Lights, revealed on December 14. Designed by the agencies Uncut and Bold Scandinavia, it is based on linear gradients, inspired by the typical northern lights of Northern Europe and sound equalizers.

The stage bears the signature of designers Florian Wieder (Production Designer) and Fredrik Stormby (Light and Screen Content). It includes removable LED cubes and floors, with a central cross-shaped structure. The goal is to create a 360º experience for the viewers.

For the fifth consecutive year, Martin Österdahl is the executive supervisor, while Ebba Adielsson and Christel Tholse Willers are the executive producers.

Petra Mede will be a host for the third time after 2013 and 2016, now in a duo with the renowned actress Malin Åkerman who starred in many movies co-starring with Jennifer Aniston or Tom Cruise, for example.

The format remains the same as in recent years: two semifinals, with the allocation draw in Malmö on January 30; and a final that will have 26 contestants: ten qualifiers from each semifinal, Big 5 (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom), and the host country (Sweden).

There are no official confirmations yet about the voting system, which had innovations last year: only the public voted in the semifinals, while in the final, the jury accounted for 49.4 percent, and the public had a weight of 50.6 percent… due to the introduction of online voting, also encompassing non-participating countries.

 

Hosts

For now, the hosts of ESC 2024 are not yet known. Petra Mede served as the host in the last two editions held in Sweden, accompanied by Eric Saade in 2013 and Måns Zermelöw in 2016.

 

Opening, guests and interval acts

There are still no confirmed guests or interval acts.

 

Participants

(Click on the song titles to listen to the songs that were already released)

  • Semi-final 1, May 7
    • First half
      • Croatia – Baby Lasagna: Rim Tim Tagi Dim (lyrics in English)
      • Cyprus – Silia Kapsis: Liar (song to be released on February 29)
      • Ireland – Bambie Thug: Doomsday Blue (lyrics in English)
      • Lithuania – Silvester Belt: Luktelk (llyrics in Lithuanian)
      • Poland – Luna: The Tower (lyrics in English)
      • Serbia – National selection: Pesma za Evroviziju 2024 on February 27 and 29 and March 2 (final)
      • Ukraine – alyona alyona & Jerry Heil: Teresa & Maria (lyrics in Ukrainian)
    • Second half
      • Australia – Representative to be announced on March 6
      • Azerbaijan – TBD
      • Finland – Windows95man: No Rules (lyrics in English)
      • Iceland – National selection: Söngvakeppnin 2024 on March 2 (final)
      • Luxembourg – Tali: Fighter (lyrics in French and English)
      • Moldova – Natalia Barbu: In The Middle (lyrics in English)
      • Portugal – National selection: Festival da Canção 2024 on March 2 and March 9 (final)
      • Slovenia – Raiven: Veronika (lyrics in Slovene)
    • Direct finalists voting
      • Germany
      • Sweden
      • United Kingdom
  • Semi-final 2, May 9
    • First half
      • Albania – Besa: Zemrën n’dorë (lyrics in English after the revamp for ESC)
      • Armenia – TBD
      • Austria – Kaleen: We Will Rave (song to be released on March 1)
      • Czechia – Aiko: Pedestal (lyrics in English)
      • Denmark – Saba: Sand (lyrics in English)
      • Greece – Marina Satti: Zari (song to be released on March 7)
      • Malta – Sarah Bonnici: Loop (lyrics in English)
      • Switzerland – Act to be announced on February 29
    • Second half
    • Direct finalists voting
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
  • Directly qualified for the Final
    • France – Slimane: Mon Amour (lyrics in French)
    • Germany – Isaak: Always On The Run (lyrics in English)
    • Italy – Angelina Mango: La noia (lyrics in Italian)
    • Spain – Nebulossa: Zorra (lyrics in Spanish)
    • Sweden – National selection: Melodifestivalen 2024 on March 2 and March 9 (final)
    • United Kingdom – Olly Alexander: Dizzy (song to be released on March 1)

(Last update: February 26, 2024)