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The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024

Online reaction to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil. Source: Screenshot

The day before, the first live broadcast of this year's Eurovision Song Contest took place, where Ukrainian representatives alyona alyona and Jerry Heil showed a piercing performance of the song Teresa & Maria. The world was impressed by the Ukrainians' vocals, Tania Muinho's production and special effects that resembled a phosphorus bombing, but many Ukrainian viewers did not share the Europeans' opinion.

While the media involved in show business in Ukraine call the performance on May 7 one of the best in the history of the contest, and European fans write thousands of comments with warm words, some consider the performance mediocre and accuse the artists of "singing on blood." OBOZ.UA collected reactions from various social networks.

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The video of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil's performance on the official Eurovision channel was among the top 3 most viewed of all the acts in the first semifinal. In just 12 hours, it garnered over 400 thousand views. The Ukrainians are still ahead of Ireland (490 thousand) and the potential winner from Croatia (500 thousand).

The video, which has already taken the 4th place in Ukrainian trends, has more than 5 thousand comments. It was here that Euro fans from all over the world spoke out, showering the Ukrainians with compliments.

"Ukraine is a real gem of Eurovision", "We can all agree that Ukraine is one of the strongest participants in Eurovision. They never disappoint", "From Portugal: Damn Ukraine, this is great. My favorite song from your country in recent years", "12 points from Greece! Ukraine never disappoints us when it comes to music", "Ukraine is perfect as always", "Ukraine, I just don't have anything to say to reach the level of compliment that such a sublime performance deserves", read the comments that garnered the most likes.

The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024

X (formerly Twitter)

Meanwhile, on X, alyona alyona and Jerry Heil called the number a work of art and predicted that the Ukrainian contestants would win. Many users used the platform to say that it was after the semifinal results were announced that Russia "congratulated" the Ukrainians with a massive rocket attack, which was referenced in the performance when Jerry Heil climbed the cliff.

The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024
The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024

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The Ukrainian-speaking community was divided into media and public figures who wrote enthusiastically about the Ukrainian women's performance, as well as their loyal fans and critics who were not impressed by the star's performance.

The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024
The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024
The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024
The world is delighted, but Ukrainians are criticizing: how the network reacted to the performance of alyona alyona and Jerry Heil in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2024

As a reminder, OBOZ.UA was broadcasting live, describing the most interesting events, performances, and scandals of the first semifinal.

As you know:

  • After a 30-year pause, Luxembourg made a spectacular return to Eurovision and made it to the top 10.
  • The Ukrainian participants were greeted with applause in the hall, and for the first time they showed their performance choreographed by Tanya Muinho in all its glory. During the performance, Jerry Heil was injured.
  • The bookmakers' favorite, Baby Lasagna, who is predicted to win by a large margin, lit up the stage with his dynamic performance.
  • Some of the semifinalists supported Ukraine in its fight against the Russian occupiers in front of the whole world.
  • The show was followed by the draw of the finalists, where the "producer's choice" was introduced for the first time.

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