Eurovision Semi-final 2 has proven to be visually and vocally stronger than many had expected

The second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest has just come to an end, and we have ten more countries that have qualified for Grand Final 2024.

This year is a rare one when all the Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have passed to the Eurovision Final. In addition, apart from Albania, all the participating Balkan countries have also succeeded in qualifying for the Grand Final – Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia (all from the second semi-final). Scandinavian block got less lucky this time, with Denmark and Iceland leaving us after the two semi-finals.

Take a look below at the ten countries that made it through tonight.

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Qualifiers of Eurovision Semi-Final 2:

Latvia: Dons — “Hollow”

Austria: Kaleen — “We Will Rave”

Netherlands: Joost Klein — “Europapa”

Norway: Gåte — “Ulveham”

Israel: Eden Golan with “Hurricane”

Greece: Marina Satti — “Zari”

Estonia: 5MIINUUST x PUULUUP — “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”

Switzerland: Nemo — “The Code”

Georgia: Nutsa — “Firefighter”

Armenia: LADANIVA — “Jako”


Non-qualifiers of Eurovision Semi-Final 2:

Malta: Sarah Bonnici — “Loop” 11

Albania: Besa with “Titan” 15

Czechia: Aiko — “Pedestal”

Denmark: SABA — “Sand” 13

San Marino: Megara with “11:11” 14

Belgium: Mustii — “Before the Party’s Over” 12

The Grand Final of the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden this Saturday, May 11, following Sweden’s victory in 2023 with the song ‘Tattoo’ by Loreen.

Who of today’s qualifiers are you happiest for? Who sent goosebumps down your spine? Who was robbed of the victory tonight? Let us know your thoughts on AlteRock Facebook and AlteRock Twitter

Featured photo: EBU/Louisie Bennett

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