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Eurovision: Why is Ireland's qualification “historic”?

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This Tuesday, May 7, Culturebox (France 4) broadcasts the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 live from 9pm. Ten and fifteen candidate countries qualified for this first semi-final: Ireland, Cyprus, Serbia and Lithuania. , Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Finland, Portugal, Luxembourg. Five major financial contributions to the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) automatically qualify. They are Germany, Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. But for the first time, they are being asked to perform as well as their rivals in the semifinals. That's why Slimane represents France my loveThe second semi-final will be held this Thursday, May 9.

Ireland made history (again) at Eurovision.

Ireland therefore qualified for the final in Sweden on Saturday 11 May 2024. France 2 from 9pm.. Qualifying for the Grand Final for the first time since 2018! However, with seven wins in 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996, Ireland share the title with Sweden for the most Eurovision winning countries. This year the country is making history once again with the competition represented by Bambi Thug, the first non-binary artist to appear at Eurovision.

Remarkable performance

Ireland won through Bambi Thug. First qualification since 2018 for Ireland…first non-binary artist to perform at Eurovision…. This is history, folks!“, the drag queen rejoiced Nikki Doll is the host of the show Drag Race France. Originally from Cork, Bambi Thug is 31 years old and “Fighting against stereotypes, whether gender or sociological“, as Nicky Doll pointed out last night, commenting on the first semi-final of the 2024 edition. Bambi Thug performs at Eurovision Doomsday Blue,”A motto to everyone's potential“But an electric finale is set to metal music, with a dark and haunting staging that takes on the chords of horror. The title comes from his second EP. Cathexis Released last October.

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