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Eurovision 2024 - Transportation Options


Almost there! Eurovision 2024 is coming up this year in Malmo, Sweden. A total of 37 countries are planned to participate. This is the seventh time Sweden has hosted it and third time for Malmo to be the host city. Sweden is tied with Ireland in having the most victories over the years, with both nations having won seven times. What makes this year special from previous ones is its aim to be a certified “Sustainable Event”. It does so by recycling glitter, ensuring that 70% of items used in the event are either borrowed, second-hand or rented and making sure all food served at this occasion is vegetarian to guarantee low ecological impact.

Transportation for Eurovision 2024 is also very important. In a green city such as Malmo, the transport errs towards sustainability, and electrically-powered vehicles are commonly used by both locals and guests. We plan to assemble a complete summary of the event in this article, listing out the countries involved in each semi-final along with their time slots and how you can reach Malmo Arena where the semi finals and grand final will occur. But before we proceed with the plan, we also want to talk about the history of this contest, how it has affected European culture throughout time and what is happening now.

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History of the Eurovision Song Contest

Having been held every year since 1956, except for 2020, Eurovision is one of the world’s longest-running music competitions and television programmes. The country that hosts the event is decided after winning the previous year’s final, with Loreen coming in first at last year’s event with the song “Tattoo”. In recent decades, each hosting country also selects a unique theme for the event, and adapts the standard logo of the competition to reflect this.

The start of the Eurovision Song Contest occurred in 1956, as a result of the post-war situation, with the goal to create bonds amongst European countries by organising a friendly music competition. At first, it was not such a grand ordeal, but slowly over time Eurovision has become a part of culture, and now lots of people worldwide tune-in every year. Each country that takes part puts forward one original song, which gets performed live on stage by their selected artist or group. A complicated voting method, which mixes the results from national juries along with public televoting, is used to decide who wins. Eurovision has influenced contemporary music and culture in Europe greatly. It also helped start the careers of stars such as ABBA and Celine Dion. Also, its showy visuals, diverse music types and kitschy appeal have turned it into a favourite event for LGBTQ+ groups with committed fans from these and other energetic subcultures.


Now that we know what Eurovision is, let’s take a look at how this event will look like, with the current fixtures for each semi-final.

year Country making
its debut entry
year Country making
its debut entry
year Country making
its debut entry
1956 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisBelgium 1971 Country making its debut entryMalta 1998 Country making its debut entryNorth
Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisFrance 1973 Country making its debut entryIsrael 2000 Country making its debut entryLatvia
Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisItaly 1974 Country making its debut entryGreece 2003 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisUkraine
Country making its debut entryLuxembourg 1975 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisTurkey 2004 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisAlbania
Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisNetherlands 1980 Country making its debut entryMorocco Country making its debut entryAndorra
Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisSwitzerland 1981 Country making its debut entryCyprus Country making its debut entryBelarus
1957 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisAustria 1986 Country making its debut entryIceland Country making its debut entrySerbia and
Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisDenmark 1993 Country making its debut entryBosnia and
2005 Country making its debut entryBulgaria
Country making its debut entryUnited Kingdom Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisCroatia Country making its debut entryMoldova
1958 Country making its debut entrySweden Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisSlovenia 2006 Country making its debut entryArmenia
1959 Country making its debut entryMonaco 1994 Country making its debut entryEstonia 2007 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisCzech Republic
1960 Country making its debut entryNorway Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisHungary Georgia
1961 Country making its debut entryFinland Country making its debut entryLithuania Country making its debut entryMontenegro
Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisSpain Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisPoland Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisSerbia
Country making its debut entryYugoslavia Country making its debut entryRomania 2008 Country making its debut entryAzerbaijan
1964 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisPortugal Country making its debut entryRussia Country making its debut entrySan Marino
1965 Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisIreland Euro 2024 Transportation and TaxisSlovakia 2015 Country making its debut entryAustralia

Eurovision 2024: Semi-Final 1

Tuesday, May 7th at 21:00 (CEST) is time, and Malmo Arena is the place. This year’s Eurovision will kick-off with 15 countries showcasing their songs, with voting choosing which 10 countries will proceed to the final.


Song: “Liar”

Artist: Silia Kapsis

Cyprus returns again this year with another Australian-born artist, with the song “Liar”. It is in the standard format of a dance-pop song, with lively dancing.


Song: “Ramonda”

Artist: Teya Dora

Written by the singer herself, the song is sung in her native language of Serbian, with a slow-paced rhythm and standard Eurovision singing-style and choreography.

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Song: “Luktelk”

Artist: Silvester Belt

Described as a “pop” song, it follows the structure and electronic format of numerous previous entries in the contest. It is described by the singer themselves as “being stuck in a matrix loop”.


Song: “Doomsday Blue”

Artist: Bambie Thug

An interesting entry, combining a colourful verse section, with a chaotic chorus. The artist also has an alternative stage presence and appearance.

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Song: “Teresa & Maria”

Artist: Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil

A duo represents Ukraine this year, with a song that combines a melodious section with a rap-style section. The execution is rather plain, feeling like a rehash of previous entries, yet this time in Ukrainian.


Song: “The Tower”

Artist: Luna

An upbeat number featuring a soaring chorus, yet a standard Eurovision-esque dance performance.

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Song: “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”

Artist: Baby Lasagna

A combination of what sounds like Croatian folk music, with an almost heavy-metal rhythmic chugging in the verse section. The stage performance also seems to incorporate an authentic glimpse into rural life in the country.

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Song: “Scared of Heights”

Artist: Hera Björk

Feeling similar to an entry from the 1990s to early 2000s, this entry follows the format of single singer with backup dancers, and a generic Europop backing track.


Song: “Veronika”

Artist: Raiven

An entry that is perhaps trying to capitalise on the win of last year’s entry, this song is an interesting blend of pop rhythms with a darker music video.


Song: “No Rules!”

Artist: Windows95man

One of the more peculiar entries in the competition this year, the artist combines a standard Eurodance backing track with peculiar costume selections and a questionable falsetto.


Song: “In the Middle”

Artist: Natalia Barbu

A song that feels like it has been done countless times before, features five “identical” singers, with an almost Japanese-sounding backing track and violin performances.

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Song: “Özünlə apar”

Artist: Fahree feat. Ilkin Dovlatov

Azerbaijan’s song is an ethereal composition with surprisingly good vocals from the singer. The stage performance seems to be lacking, though.


Song: “One Milkali (One Blood)”

Artist: Electric Fields

An attempt to create an “Anthem”-like song, with a repetitive hook and visuals which are sure to represent the Song Contest.

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Song: “Grito”

Artist: Iolanda

A song and performance that feels very outdated, this song combines a flamenco-style guitar with the singer’s wailing.


Song: “Fighter”

Artist: Tali

Sung in French, this is the first time Luxembourg has competed in 31 years. The format of the song and performance follow a standard Eurovision entry, with the well-loved singer plus backup dancer combo.

Eurovision 2024: Semi-Final 2

Returning on Thursday night for the contest’s penultimate performance, this night features 16 artists looking for a spot in Saturday’s final, although only 10 will make it through.


Song: “Loop”

Artist: Sarah Bonnici

A more energetic entry that the country’s previous songs, this one relies heavily on its cliche attempt at a repetitive hook.

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Song: “Titan”

Artist: Besa

Another entry seemingly trying to capitalise on last year’s winning song, this one features a strong chorus and “busy” stage performance.


Song: “Zari”

Artist: Marina Satti

One of the few songs this year to be certified platinum in their own country, this song features a traditional Greek intro and questionable falsetto, followed by a “modern” Greek continuation, heavily relying on its hook.


Song: “The Code”

Artist: Nemo

This song combines an almost cinematic music style with modern pop. The vocal styles are varied, yet perhaps lacking in overall strength. We should not that this is the bookmaker’s favourite to win the competition.


Song: “Pedestal”

Artist: Aiko

A punk-pop styled song, with a more modern vocal performance. The catchy, guitar-heavy chorus fits well with the more relaxed verse section.


Song: “We Will Rave”

Artist: Kaleen

With a title and musical direction that is a few decades late, this song still manages to capture the overall Eurovision style in some way.

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Song: “Sand”

Artist: Saba

Perhaps this year’s best representation of “how to write a Eurovision song”, it ticks all the boxes in terms of composition, vocal style and performance, yet still seems lacking.


Song: “Jako”

Artist: Ladaniva

Only the second song so far to combine traditional rhythms with a more modern rhythm; the attempt at originality in this entry is somewhat refreshing, although the cliche elements of the contest remain present, including the standard solo flute section combined with the artist stroking a cockerel.


Song: Dons

Artist: “Hollow”

A standard song, following the recipe of “modern soulful music”, which seems to fall somewhat flat, although offering a well-filmed music video

San Marino

Song: “11:11”

Artist: Megara

Emulating the peculiar performance of last-year’s Finnish entry, this song combines silly outfits with an upbeat song, hoping to stand out. Although it shouldn’t serve as an indicator of the song’s quality, it has been placed as least-likely-to-win by the bookmakers.


Song: “Firefighter”

Artist: Nutsa Buzaladze

An almost identical twin to an entry by Cyprus some year previous, this song lacks originality in full, although the performance of the artist cannot be neglected.

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Song: “Before the Party’s Over”

Artist: Mustii

Another “modern soulful” song, featuring a crescendo that seemingly never ends and a music video falling short of originality.


Song: “(Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”

Artist: 5miinust and Puuluup

A quirky video paired with a fast-paced song and, of course – traditional instruments. The music video features a post-apocalyptic industrial set.


Song: “Hurricane”

Artist: Eden Golan

For a song with such a powerful name, it leaves one feeling that it could have given a little more oomph.


Song: “Ulveham”

Artist: Gåte

The song features a dissonance between vocals and instruments in the verse, yet comes together well in the chorus, which features a guitar-heavy thump to it.


Song: “Europapa”

Artist: Joost Klein

Sung in Dutch, the song attempts to mention every European nation during its 3 minute duration, with a repetitive chorus and hook.

Eurovision 2024: Final

The final will consist of 10 entries from each semi-final, the host nation, and the Big-Five countries, who all automatically qualify for the final, due to their hefty economical assistance to the overall contest.


Song: “Unforgettable”

Artist: Marcus & Martinus

A performance by twins, which will likely be appreciated due to its novelty, yet the song seems to not offer much more than this initial novelty.

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Song: “Mon amour”

Artist: Slimane

The song consists of mostly solo piano and crooning in French, topped-off by a shiny outfit, although the vocal performance is incredibly powerful and tastefully done.


Song: “Always on the Run”

Artist: Isaak

A very standard song, with predictable verse, chorus and hook, although it still definitely has the chance to shock us at the finals.


Song: “La noia”

Artist: Angelina Mango

A combination of rapping and singing in Italian with a modern beat, and “hairy” stage performance.

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Song: “Zorra”

Artist: Nebulossa

One must commend Spain on their selection of artist for this year, who seems slightly out of place at the competition, yet still manages to pull off an interesting number, joined by cabaret dancers on stage.

United Kingdom

Song: “Dizzy”

Artist: Olly Alexander

The UK, the Eurovision’s favourite whipping boy for final place, returns this year with yet another predictable song. You never know, though, maybe this year will be different?

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This is it. Another year to crown Europe’s finest song and musical performance. From the standard Europop, to the traditionally-inspired, and beyond, we have three nights of music to enjoy. Who do you think will win the Eurovision 2024? It will definitely be a close-one, who will get the most “douze points”? Hopefully it won’t leave too many disappointed. Only time will tell. If you’re planning to join the festivities in Sweden, you still have time to purchase your tickets, book a reliable transfer to Eurovision 2024, and prepare yourself for a whole week full of music, fun and love. See you there!

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