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The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Grand Final will be broadcast live on Saturday 11 May 2024 at 8pm (BST) on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds. Eurovision 2024, Eurovision, Eden Golan

Here's everything you need to know the Eurovision Grand Final - and how to watch and listen to it on the BBC

The Grand Final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest takes place on Saturday 11 May 2024.

Performing in the Grand Final will be all the acts who successfully made it through their respective Semi-Finals along with the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, and Italy who make up the Big Five. Joining them will be last year’s winner Sweden, who also automatically qualify.

Here’s everything you need to know the Grand Final - and how to watch and listen to it on the BBC.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Grand Final will be broadcast live on Saturday 11 May 2024 at 8pm (BST) on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

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Fan favourite Petra Mede is a Swedish comedian, who is hosting Eurovision for the third time in 2024. She previously hosted the Song Contest in Malmö in 2013 and in Stockholm in 2016 with 2015 Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw. The pair famously performed an interval act called Love, Love, Peace, Peace.

Swedish-American actress Malin Åkerman was born in Stockholm, raised in Canada and now lives with her family in Los Angeles. Her father currently lives in Sweden and she makes her Eurovision hosting debut in Malmö.

(Image: Corinne Cumming/EBU)

Graham Norton split his time between the main stage and the commentary box in 2023 but he's live with you on BBC One and BBC iPlayer for the whole show this year as your UK commentator for the Eurovision 2024 Grand Final.

Over on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, Scott Mills and Rylan will be leading the commentary on the airwaves.

Multi-award winning actor, Joanna Lumley, will be joining the BBC Eurovision family as the United Kingdom’s Eurovision spokesperson, where she will deliver the results of the UK’s National Jury live during the Grand Final on Saturday 11 May.

A long term fan of Eurovision, Joanna Lumley is already getting into the mood for her iconic Spokesperson role. Joanna says: “Good Evening Malmö, it's Joanna here! I am delighted to be announcing the jury vote for the UK at this year's Eurovision. It's such a fabulous honour to give the iconic 'douze points'!"

Joanna follows in the illustrious footsteps of previous spokes which includes Catherine Tate, AJ Odudu, Amanda Holden, Nigella Lawson, Mel Giedroyc, Richard Osman, Alex Jones, Cheryl Baker and Katrina Leskanich from Katrina & The Waves amongst many others.

Public broadcasters from 37 countries entered the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 but only 26 acts can compete in the Grand Final.

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom (also known as the Big 5) automatically qualify every year. Sweden, as winners of the 2015 Song Contest, also automatically progress to the Grand Final.

Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine all qualified for the Grand Final in the First Semi-Final on 7 May.

Armenia, Austria, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland qualified from the Second Semi-Final on 9 May.

The running order of the Eurovision Grand Final is as follows...

1. Sweden - Marcus & Martinus - Unforgettable

2. Ukraine - alyona alyona & Jerry Heil - Teresa & Maria

3. Germany - ISAAK - Always On The Run

4. Luxembourg - TALI - Fighter

5. Netherlands - Joost Klein - Europapa

6. Israel - Eden Golan - Hurricane

7. Lithuania - Silvester Belt - Luktelk

8. Spain - Nebulossa - ZORRA

9. Estonia - 5MIINUST x Puuluup - (nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi

10. Ireland - Bambie Thug - Doomsday Blue

11. Latvia - Dons - Hollow

12. Greece - Marina Satti - ZARI

13. United Kingdom - Olly Alexander - Dizzy

14. Norway - Gåte - Ulveham

15. Italy - Angelina Mango - La Noia

16. Serbia - TEYA DORA - RAMONDA

17. Finland - Windows95man - No Rules!

18. Portugal - iolanda - Grito

19. Armenia - LADANIVA - Jako

20. Cyprus - Silia Kapsis - Liar

21. Switzerland - Nemo - The Code

22. Slovenia - Raiven - Veronika

23. Croatia - Baby Lasagna - Rim Tim Tagi Dim

24. Georgia - Nutsa Buzaladze - Firefighter

25. France - Slimane - Mon Amour

26. Austria - Kaleen - We Will Rave

The opening and interval acts are bring kept under wraps for now, but we do know 2023 Eurovision winner Loreen will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest stage for an extra-special performance.

Past Eurovision winners Charlotte Perrelli, Carola and Conchita Wurst are set to perform an homage to ABBA while Swedish pop sensations Alcazar will also reunite for the occasion.

Multi-award winning music superstar, Olly Alexander will be flying the flag for the United Kingdom with his song Dizzy in Malmö.

"Dizzy is an overwhelming feeling of love that someone gives you where they've swept you off your feet and they're literally turning your world upside down," Olly explains. "The song is that feeling, and I love it, I love the song so much, and I just can't wait to perform it."

Olly's aiming to make his performance "truly unforgettable" for the audience. "I want to leave them with something that they will never forget and of course, I hope to bring an element of dizziness to the performance and capture the feelings of the song."