Luxembourg and Ireland Shine in Eurovision 2024 Second Semifinal

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is in full swing, and the second semifinal brought thrilling performances and surprising results. Let’s dive into the highlights:

Luxembourg’s Triumphant Return

After a 31-year absence, Luxembourg made a grand comeback to the Eurovision stage. Talia, an Israeli-born singer representing Luxembourg, delivered a captivating performance with her song “The Code.” The nation’s last victory was in 1988 when Celine Dion sang “Ne Partez Pas Son Moi.” Now, with Talia’s powerful vocals and mesmerizing stage presence, Luxembourg hopes to secure its first win in 36 years.

Ireland Breaks the Spell

Ireland, a Eurovision powerhouse with seven wins, has faced challenges in recent years. However, Bambie Thug (real name: Bambie Ray Robinson) shattered the curse. Their entry, “Doomsday Blue,” described as an “electro-metal breakdown,” marks a significant moment. Bambie Thug is the first non-binary artist to represent Ireland, and their performance promises a high placement in the grand final rankings.

Other Qualifying Countries

Joining Luxembourg and Ireland in the grand final are Armenia, Austria, Estonia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, and Norway. These countries impressed the audience and secured their spots with memorable performances.

Countries Relegated Out

Unfortunately, Australia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Moldova, and Poland did not make the cut. The public vote during the live broadcast determined their fate.

The Grand Final Lineup

The grand final will feature a total of 26 songs. The qualifiers from semifinal 1 are Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. The six pre-qualified countries are France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and host country Sweden.

The Eurovision magic continues, and fans eagerly await the grand final on Saturday, May 11th!