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Eurovision’s Loreen confirmed as one of many 2024 Grand Remaining acts

Loreen holds the Eurovision trophy after being named winner for the second time.

The Eurovision 2024 Grand Remaining is a mere 24 hours away on the time of writing, and everyone seems to be eager to know who precisely the opening and interval acts will likely be this 12 months. Spoiler alert: one is reigning champion Loreen!

Firstly, it is likely to be good to acknowledge the opening and interval which have already come and gone within the competitors, as we’ve already loved incredible extra performances within the two semi-finals – and these bonus acts are positively the cherry on high of this 12 months’s fabulous tune contest entrants.

In addition they give us all a nostalgic alternative to relive the glory of Eurovisions which were and gone, with former winners usually coming again to reprise or remix their most well-known songs.

Opening and interval acts for semi-final one

The primary semi-final launched with a rousing efficiency of “United By Music”, carried out by Eleni Foureira, Eric Saade and Chanel. United By Music is the official slogan of Eurovision 2024.

In line with the official Eurovision web site, the tune is meant to share “the message that you simply don’t have to truly win the Contest to be a winner at Eurovision. These three artists earned hordes of recent followers with their Eurovision performances, and have gone on to launch a mess of big hits between them since.”

Eleni Foureira was a runner-up on the Eurovision 2018 together with her tune Fuego. Eurovision’s web site says: “Eleni gave Cyprus its finest outcome so far and its highest factors tally too, with an unimaginable 436 factors to earn that second-place end.”

Eric Saade took half in Eurovision 2011 as Sweden’s entry. He helped Sweden attain third place within the competitors that 12 months. The Eurovision web site says: “Eric’s third-place end stays within the High 5 of (Sweden’s) league desk of outcomes over the previous 20 years.”

Chanel is a Spanish Eurovision act, who additionally took her nation to a 3rd place end: in 2022. Her tune “SloMo” gave Spain its highest rating of all time: 459 factors.

Benjamin Ingrosso then carried out a medley of his songs within the interval, adopted by former Eurovision winner, Eire’s Johnny Logan.

Benjamin Ingrosso is a Swedish singer-songwriter who represented Sweden within the Eurovision Music Contest 2018, with the tune “Dance You Off”. He positioned seventh within the ultimate, receiving the utmost 12 factors from the juries of eight nations.

Johnny Logan, whose actual identify is Seán Patrick Michael Sherrard, is an Australian-born Irish singer, songwriter and musician who was the primary to ever win Eurovision as a lead singer twice: in 1980 after which 1987. He carried out Loreen’s successful Eurovision Music Contest monitor “Euphoria” on stage to mark the 2024 competitors.

Opening and interval acts for semi-final two

The second semi-final noticed stars happen within the “World’s Largest Sing-Alongside”, led by Charlotte Perelli, Helena Paparizou and Sertab Erener

Charlotte Perelli is a massively widespread Swedish singer and tv host. She gained the 1999 Melodifestivalen and subsequently that 12 months’s Eurovision Music Contest with the tune “Take Me to Your Heaven”.

Helena Paparizou was born and raised in Sweden to Greek mother and father, and was a part of Eurodance duo Vintage, who participated within the Eurovision Music Contest 2001.

Sertab Erener gained the Eurovision Music Contest 2003 with the tune “Everyway That I Can”, which was Turkey’s first-ever victory within the competitors. 

Host Petra Mede additionally delighted the group with a really relatable tune known as “We Simply Love Eurovision Too A lot”. Identical, Petra, Identical.

Who would be the Eurovision 2024 Grand Remaining opening and interval acts?

Excitingly, we all know that two-time Eurovision winner and Swedish pop legend Loreen will likely be returning to please followers as soon as extra, although it’s not clear precisely when she’ll seem on stage. Will she be one of many interval acts, or the opening act? Both means, it will likely be wonderful to see her carry out once more.

The bisexual icon turned the second contestant to ever win Eurovision twice together with her victory final 12 months, after Johnny Logan, and was the primary ever girl to take action.

Loreen first gained Eurovision in 2012, with absolutely the banger that was “Euphoria”, she gained once more in 2023 with the equally addictive bop “Tattoo.”

Loreen has applauded Johnny Logan for singing her successful Eurovision Music Contest monitor “Euphoria” on stage within the semi-final, saying that she would like to duet with him.

Eurovision 2023 two-time winner, Sweden's Loreen, considers third-time comeback.
Eurovision 2023 two-time winner, Sweden’s Loreen (Getty)

She additionally praised UK entrant Olly Alexander, saying: “I assume that Olly, I like what he visually created. It’s a properly thought via efficiency with all these adjustments that it’s clearly there’s a story, there’s one thing he’s making an attempt to say. I really like that.”

Different Grand Remaining interval and opening acts are but to be confirmed, however we’re definitely gagged, gooped and – sure – gobsmacked to have one other likelihood to observe Loreen take to the Eurovision stage. She’s reportedly planning to carry out a mix of her new single “Ceaselessly” in addition to “Tattoo” – we will’t wait.

The Eurovision 2024 stay ultimate will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Saturday eleventh Might at 8pm.

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