It’s the final night of Eurovision 2017 and 26 countries are competing for the trophy.
Welcome to the 62nd edition of Eurovision Song Contest. This year, Europe and Australia will select Eurovision’s 65th winner. Why? Read more about the contest’s history here and here to find out. To get a taste of Eurovision winners throughout the years, check out this video. It’s incredible to see how the standards have changed from 1956 to 2016.
The semifinal starts at 9pm CEST, 3pm EDT, 12pm PDT
You can watch the event through your local EBU member European broadcaster, LOGO TV in the USA or SBS in Australia. Beware of the local commentary, though! You can also watch the live stream on the official Eurovision website or on YouTube (click the links above).
Last May in Stockholm, Jamala won Eurovision Song Contest for Ukraine with her song ‘1944’. The winning tune didn’t prove to be very popular outside of the contest. On the radio, streaming services and iTunes songs from Sweden, France, Australia and Russia did better. Swedish entry ‘If I Were Sorry’ by Frans easily outperformed everyone.
Anyway, Ukraine is hosting Eurovision Song Contest this year in it’s capital Kyiv. Ukraine hosted Eurovision Song Contest once before – in 2005, after Ruslana won Eurovision Song Contest 2004 with ‘Wild Dances’.
Here is tonight’s line up. I will add the videos here once they are uploaded to YouTube.
1. Israel – IMRI – I Feel Alive
2. Poland – Kasia Mos – Flashlight
3. Belarus – Naviband – Story of My Life
4. Austria – Nathan Trent – Running On Air
5. Armenia – Artsvik – Fly With Me
6. The Netherlands – OG3NE – Lights and Shadows
7. Moldova – Sunstroke Project – Hey Mamma
8. Hungary – Joci Pápai – Origo
9. Italy – Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma
10. Denmark – Anja Nissen – Where I Am
11. Portugal – Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
12. Azerbaijan – Dihaj – Skeletons
13. Croatia – Jacques Houdek – My Friend
14. Australia – Isaiah – Don’t Come Easy
15. Greece – Demy – This is Love
16. Spain – Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover
17. Norway – JOWST – Grab The Moment
18. United Kingdom – Lucie Jones – Never Give Up On You
19. Cyprus – Hovig – Gravity
20. Romania – Ilinca ft. Alex Florea – Yodel It!
21. Germany – Levina – Perfect Life
22. Ukraine – O.Torvald – Time
23. Belgium – Blanche – City Lights
24. Sweden – Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On
25. Bulgaria – Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess
26. France – Alma – Requiem
The opening sequence of the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
Learning how to be the perfect Eurovision host with Måns Zelmerlöw
Ruslana – It’s Magical – Interval Act at the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
Onuka feat. NAONI Orchestra – Megamix – Interval act – 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final
Jamala – I believe in U – Interval Act at the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
PORTUGAL WINS EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. FOR THE FIRST TIME. EVER.
All the jury votes of the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
The exciting televoting sequence of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest
The winning performance of Salvador and Luísa Sobral from Portugal