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)

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