Eurovision 2024 on the BBC - Everything you need to know (2024)

BBC Studios will once again produce the BBC’s coverage of the biggest and most watched song competition in the world following the 67th Eurovision Song Contest which was hosted by the BBC in Liverpool, on behalf of Ukraine in May 2023.

Following Loreen’s victory in Liverpool with the song Tattoo, the 68th edition of the Contest will be taking place in Sweden, culminating in the Grand Final which will be broadcast live from Malmö Arena. This will be the seventh time Sweden hosts the Contest and this year it'll be hosted by a Hollywood star and an iconic Eurovision-veteran; Malin Åkerman and Petra Mede will together lead the three broadcasts, live from Malmö Arena.

How to watch Eurovision 2024 on the BBC

All three live programmes - both Semi Finals and the Grand Final - will once again be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in 2024.

The Semi-Finals will take place on 7 and 9 May with the Grand Final on Saturday 11 May 2024.

Olly Alexander represents the UK at Eurovision 2024 with Dizzy

Olly Alexander, will represent the United Kingdom at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden in May 2024.

Olly revealed the news during the Grand Final of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 16 December 2023 to a delighted studio audience and to the millions of viewers watching at home.

Olly's UK Eurovision song, Dizzy, is co-written with Danny L Harle.

When Graham Met Olly

Olly Alexander is preparing to fulfil one of his biggest life ambitions - to represent the United Kingdom in the much-loved Eurovision Song Contest. Ahead of the grand final in May, Olly joins fellow Eurovision lover and commentator Graham Norton to talk candidly about competing in Sweden. As an extra treat for Eurovision fans, Olly reveals the first full play of the music video on TV for his Eurovision song Dizzy.

The clock is ticking, and with just two months to go before Olly heads to Malmö, Sweden, where this year’s contest will take place, he is in competition mode. He and Graham, both self-confessed Eurovision obsessives, analyse the competition and run through the other countries’ acts Olly will be up against.

The Big Eurovision Party

Straight from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Eurovision legends come together to celebrate the rich musical legacy of the iconic event.

The Big Eurovision Party is a celebration of music, energy and excitement as the artists take the stage to perform some of the most memorable songs from the past while Rylan catches up with some of them backstage.

With performances by Conchita Wurst, Johnny Logan, Käärijä, Måns Zelmerlöw, Cornelia Jakobs, Gjon’s Tears, Alessandra, Rosa Linn and many more. You do not want to miss this party!

Eurovision 2024 Semi-Final Line Up

The First Semi-Final takes place on 7 May 2024 and 15 countries will compete.

  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Finland
  • Iceland
  • Luxembourg
  • Moldova
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia

Audiences in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and non participating countries grouped in a 'Rest of the World' category will be able to vote in this Semi-Final, along with audiences from the participating countries.

Benjamin Ingrosso, who previously represented Sweden at Eurovision, will perform during the interval.

The Second Semi-Final on 9 May 2024 features 16 countries competing for a spot in the Grand Final.

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Israel
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • San Marino

Audiences in France, Italy, Spain and non participating countries grouped in a 'Rest of the World' category will be able to vote in this Semi-Final, along with audiences from the participating countries.

In the Second Semi-Final, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in the world's biggest sing along, together with three iconic Eurovision queens – Helena Paparizou, Sertab Erener and Charlotte Perrelli.

United Kingdom to performsong in fullin Semi-Final for first time

For the very first time, the artists from the Big Five countries - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - plus host nation Sweden - will each perform their entries in full live during the Semi-Finals. Olly Alexander will perform the United Kingdom’s song Dizzy during the First Semi-Final on Tuesday 7 May 2024.

The Big Five and Sweden will perform as follows:

First Semi-Final

  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Second Semi-Final

  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain

Thesethree additional performances in each Semi-Final will be slotted in between the competing countries’ acts. The Big Five plus Sweden automatically qualify for the Grand Final, so whilst they will perform their song in full live, these countries will notcompete for votes in the Semi-Finals and will not be part of the Semi-Finalvotingsequences.

Eurovision 2024 Grand Final Running Order

Sweden will be the first country to perform in the Grand Final, following a random draw for the host country.

The full running orders of the First and Second Semi-Finals and Grand Final will be determined at a later date.

Eurovision 2024 Voting Window Changes

During the Grand Final on Saturday 11 May, voting will open just before the first song is performed. Viewers at home will be able to cast their votes as the songs are performed, rather than waiting until all entries have been presented, as has been the case since public voting was introduced in 1997 (except in 2010 and 2011 when voting also began at the start of the show).

Eurovision 2024 on the BBC - Everything you need to know (2024)


How to watch Eurovision 2024 in the USA? ›

For those eager to catch the action, there are various options for livestreaming the Eurovision Song Contest, depending on where you live:
  1. Watch from the U.S.: Peaco*ck.
  2. Watch from the U.K.: BBC iPlayer.
  3. Watch from France: France TV.
  4. Watch from Spain: RTVE Play.
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Who pulled out of Eurovision 2024? ›

Separately, the Dutch contestant, Joost Klein, has been removed from the competition after a backstage incident on Thursday.

Who is presenting Eurovision 2024 on BBC? ›

Who is commentating and presenting Eurovision for the UK? On Saturday, May 11, the grand final will be hosted by commentator Graham Norton, live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Over on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, Scott Mills and Rylan will be leading the commentary on the airwaves.

What is the theme for Eurovision 2024? ›

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual televised competition organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The theme of the 2024 contest is "united by music", and it features 37 performers chosen to represent their country .

How can I watch Eurovision for free in USA? ›

Without a subscription, there is currently no other way to watch the event in the United States.

Why was Eurovision 2024 controversial? ›

The contest, which was held this year in Malmö, Sweden, faced protests from its first day over the decision to include a participant from Israel, given increasing dismay over the toll its war against Hamas has taken on civilians in Gaza.

Why did the Netherlands ban Eurovision? ›

Joost Klein: Dutch contestant disqualified from Eurovision Song Contest. The Dutch artist Joost Klein has been disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest after a backstage incident. An allegation of intimidation was made to Swedish police by a female member of the production crew.

Why were the Netherlands disqualified from Eurovision 2024? ›

Joost Klein of the Netherlands has been disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest and will not perform at the finals on Saturday, shared Eurovision in a statement Saturday afternoon. A production crew member reportedly made an “allegation of intimidation” against the singer to local police.

Is Graham Norton commentating on Eurovision 2024? ›

But as the event kicked off on BBC One for UK viewers, there was some confusion as Eurovision icon Graham Norton was nowhere to be heard with his commentary. Instead, there appeared to be a mix-up with the radio coverage on BBC Radio 2 with Scott Mills and Rylan Clark.

Who is Petra from Eurovision? ›

Petra Maria Mede (pronounced [ˈpêːtra ˈmêːdɛ]; born 7 March 1970) is a Swedish comedian, dancer, actress and television presenter.

How did the UK jury vote in Eurovision 2024? ›

Croatia came top in the public vote, with Israel second

The UK got 46 points overall, just from the jury votes, and came 18th out of 25, while Norway came bottom overall, with 16 points.

Which country is most likely to win Eurovision 2024? ›

Before the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 was taking place in Malmö, Sweden, Croatia's Baby Lasagna was the hot favorite to win the competition with his song “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”. As of May 11th, bookmakers predicted a winning chance of 43 percent for the Croatian song.

Why is Israel in Eurovision? ›

Israel made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973 as the first non-European country granted permission to participate in the event. The EBU allowed Israel to participate since the country's broadcaster was already one of its members.

What is the slogan of Eurovision 2024? ›

The European Broadcasting Union and SVT are excited to announce that 'United By Music' has been chosen as the slogan for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest - and all future Eurovision Song Contests.

How to watch Eurovision 2024 in USA Peaco*ck? ›

Where can I watch the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest? You can watch full replays from the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest on Peaco*ck. Just sign up for a Peaco*ck account and start streaming. View the full list of supported streaming devices.

Is Eurovision on Roku? ›

Peaco*ck is available on Amazon Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, and similar streaming devices, to let you watch Eurovision on TV.

What channel is Eurovision Song Contest on? ›

All three live programmes – both Semi-Finals and the Grand Final – will once again be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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