The Swedish metropolis of Malmo will host the 2024 Eurovision Tune Contest in the identical venue that housed the eclectic music competitors in 2012
The 68th version might be held on the Malmo Area, and the stay televised remaining has been set for Might 11, with semi-finals on Might 7 and Might 9.
Sweden’s third-largest metropolis – which additionally hosted the occasion in 1992 and 2012 – was picked in what organisers known as a “robust bid course of” analyzing venues, lodging for guests, infrastructure and different elements.
“Malmo was ultimately chosen because it met all the factors,” government producer at Sweden’s public broadcaster SVT Ebba Adielsson stated.
In Might, Sweden gained this 12 months’s contest in Liverpool, England, with the facility ballad Tattoo by Swedish singer Loreen, who additionally gained the 2012 Eurovision.
The host nation often is the winner of the earlier 12 months’s occasion, however 2022 runner-up Britain hosted this 12 months on behalf of the winner, Ukraine.
Loreen was solely the second individual to take the pop crown twice.
Eire’s Johnny Logan was the primary double-winner within the Eighties.
Loreen’s 2023 win was Sweden’s seventh victory, matching Eire’s file.
The Scandinavian nation has gained seven instances and has staged the competitors 3 times in Stockholm – in 1975, 2000 and 2016, twice in Malmo, and as soon as in Goteborg in 1985.
Swedish supergroup ABBA shot to fame by successful the 1974 Eurovision Tune Contest with Waterloo.
Launched in 1956 to foster unity after World Struggle II, Eurovision has grown from seven international locations to as many as 40, together with non-European nations akin to Israel and Australia.
Taking part international locations ship acts which can be chosen by means of nationwide competitions or by broadcasters.
Six international locations routinely qualify – final 12 months’s winner and the “Massive 5” of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain, who pay essentially the most to the competition.
Malmo is 615 kilometres south of Stockholm and throughout from the Danish capital of Copenhagen with which it’s linked by a tunnel and bridge.
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