The 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest culminates tonight. 25 songs will be performed, and after 4 hours of music, performances, entertainment and excitement, we’ll know the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

The show starts at 21:00 CEST, broadcast live from Malmö Arena in the south of Sweden, and can be streamed on YouTube. The hosts are Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman. The running order has been decided by the Swedish broadcaster SVT based on an allocation draw.

The qualified countries are:

Eurovision 2024 Scorecards

Lineup Eurovision 2024 Grand Final

1 Sweden Unforgettable Marcus & Martinus Marcus & Martinus
2 Ukraine Teresa & Maria alyona alyona & Jerry Heil alyona alyona & Jerry Heil
3 Germany Always on the Run Isaak Isaak
4 Luxembourg Fighter Tali Tali
6 Israel Hurricane Eden Golan Eden Golan
7 Lithuania Luktelk Silvester Belt Silvester Belt
commercial break
8 Spain Zorra Nebulossa Nebulossa
9 Estonia (nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi 5miinust & Puuluup 5miinust & Puuluup
10 Ireland Doomsday Blue Bambie Thug Bambie Thug
11 Latvia Hollow Dons Dons
12 Greece Zari Marina Satti Marina Satti
13 United KingdomUK Dizzy Olly Alexander Olly Alexander
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14 Norway Ulveham Gåte Gåte
15 Italy La noia Angelina Mango Angelina Mango
16 Serbia Ramonda Teya Dora Teya Dora
17 Finland No Rules! Windows95man Windows95man
18 Portugal Grito Iolanda Iolanda
19 Armenia Jako Ladaniva Ladaniva
20 Cyprus Liar Silia Kapsis Silia Kapsis
21 Switzerland The Code Nemo Nemo
commercial break
22 Slovenia Veronika Raiven Raiven
23 Croatia Rim Tim Tagi Dim Baby Lasagna Baby Lasagna
24 Georgia Firefighter Nutsa Buzaladze Nutsa Buzaladze
25 France Mon amour Slimane Slimane
26 Austria We Will Rave​ Kaleen Kaleen

Opening: “Hooked on a Feeling”

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden walks around at the Stockholm Palace, faces the camera and welcomes everyone to Sweden.

A video shows cities around Europe waking up. Lights from all over Europe meeting over Malmö.

A look back 50 years ago to April 1974, where ABBA won Eurovision with “Waterloo”. There is a tribute to Swedish music creators shown on the big boxes hanging over the stage, and it all cumulates with Björn Skifs on stage singing “Hooked on a Feeling”. The song what became Sweden’s first number one hit on the global charts.

The Opening Flag Parade now takes place, where all the 25 finalists are presented to the sound of Swedish hits:

  • Icona Pop: “I Love It”
  • Ace of Base: “Beautiful Life”
  • Roxette: “The Look”
  • Lykke Li: “I Follow Rivers”
  • Axwell & Ingrosso: “Sun is Shining”
  • ABBA: “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”

After the last country (Austria) is presented, the music shifts to “The winner takes it all” and the hosts are presented.

Welcome to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

The winner’s trophy is presented, and Petra has decided to give the winner tonight a bonus: A DVD with Gilmore Girls! This is followed by an extremely short recap of 67 years of Eurovision with lots of high notes.

The hosts now go through the formal “how to vote” part in English and French, and for the first time, the public can now vote on their favourite song from the beginning of the show. Shortly after, the countdown starts:

Start voting now!

Commercial Breaks

After song number 7 (Lithuania), the evening’s first commercial break takes place.

For the viewers without commercials, the first break is about the hosts of Eurovision. Karin Falck hosted Eurovision in 1975, and a clip from back then is shown, including the famous scoreboard error “Three points on the Turkey”. She’s with us tonight live from Stockholm.

A short sketch is shown about the “rules to host”: Fluent in English/French, be under the age of 40, know all 1758 songs (someone shouts: “Luxembourg ’64”).

After song number 13 (United Kingdom), the second commercial break takes place.

A funny recorded sketch with the “EBU spokesperson” Lynda Woodruff naming last year’s Käärijä (Köör-je… Kermit!), Loreen as the Wolverine sister, and Martin Österdahl as “Martin Estrogen”. She then sings, what she thinks should be song number 27: “You’re good to go”.

After song number 21 (Switzerland), the third commercial break takes place.

It’s about the person who designed some of the iconic dresses for various Eurovision artists. The physical releases of the DVD, CD and vinyl of Eurovision 2024 are being promoted after the commercial break.

Interval Acts: Alcazar, ABBA and Loreen

The presenters are back on the main stage to explain the voting rules followed by the first recap of all 25 performances.

Alcazar / ABBA

The hosts talks about a Swedish group that starts with an “A”, that is disbanded… And it’s not ABBA, but Alcazar, singing “Crying at the Discoteque”.

The song suddenly stops… And the hosts talks about that other group. And now we are live from London with the virtual ABBA avatars talking about winning in 1974 (🫣 will they be present in Malmö Arena Saturday night ??).

The winning song of Eurovision 1974, “Waterloo” is played, various clips of ABBA are being shown on the big boxes hanging over the stage. Carola, Conchita Wurst and Charlotte Perrelli appear on stage and sing “Waterloo”.

After that, another recap takes place. The evening’s fourth commercial break shows clips from Junior Eurovision, some of the funny/weird spokespersons throughout history, and Petra gets her own postcard.

Loreen

The two hosts are back in the Green Room with gigantic Loreen-nails and introduces the first woman to win Eurovision twice. Loreen is now on stage and perform her new song “Forever” that blends into a new version of her 2023-winning song “Tattoo“.

After Loreen the last recap is shown – in reverse order. And then the countdown:

Stop voting now!

The voting lines are now closed, and the huge LED screen is raised to unveil the Green Room.

Results

We’re back on the main stage where Petra Mede and Malin Åkerman are ready for the big voting sequence. But first, let’s hear from the executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Martin Österdahl, if the votes have been counted and verified… You’re good to go!

Jury Results

Each of the 37 countries participating in Eurovision 2024 has a jury that decides half of the result. The juries’ points are given by a spokesperson from each country, where only the 12 points will be announced orally.

Televoting Results

All televotes from the 37 countries, as well as the online votes from “rest of the world,” are bundled and announced for each receiving country. Starting with the country with the least points from the juries.

AND THE WINNER OF EUROVISION 2024 IS…

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Voting

The voting procedure follows the same recipe as last year.

Each participating country will have two sets of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points to give. One set for each country’s jury, and one set for each country’s televoting. The “rest of the world” online votes will have the same weight as one participating country.

  • Each of the 37 countries participating in this year’s Eurovision will vote.
  • Each country has a national jury who gave one set of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points.
  • Each country will have televoting, which also results in a set of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points.
  • Online voting “rest of the world” has the same weight as one participating country: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 points.
  • First, the juries’ points will be presented individually by a spokesperson from each country.
  • Secondly, the points from televoting will be bundled and given combined.
  • The national juries voted yesterday evening (Friday, 10 May) during the second dress-rehearsal.
  • If two countries have the same points, a combined national televoting and jury result will be calculated only for the purpose of solving tie situations. The best of the two is the song which has obtained points from the highest number of countries from the combined national televoting and jury calculation.

Shortly after the Grand Final, the detailed results, voting and points will be revealed.



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