The 67th annual grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on 13 May and will take place in Liverpool, England.
There will be a large final running order of 26 participating countries, including Croatia, Estonia, Cyprus, Moldova and Lithuania, to name a few.
While the winner of the singing competition does not earn a cash prize, they do receive a trophy.
The United States cannot participate in the contest, but viewers in the US can watch the Eurovision Song Contest live on NBC’s Peacock.
This is also the first year that you can also vote from the United States.
The 67th annual grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on 13 May and will take place in Liverpool, England. 26 countries are participating. Viewers in the US can stream it and vote live
The result is determined by the jury and public votes
The competition first started in 1956 and has launched the careers of Celine Dion, Abba and Maneskin
What is the Eurovision Song Contest?
Eurovision is the largest singing competition in Europe, which takes place annually. The winner is determined by a combination of public and jury votes.
The competition first started in 1956 and has launched the careers of Celine Dion, Abba and Maneskin.
All countries are encouraged to ‘do it big’ for their three-minute performance, including lighting, costumes, concepts and more.
In order to make the competition fair, especially due to the huge difference in population size between the countries, viewers cannot vote for their own country.
Last year’s winner was Ukraine, and usually the winning country hosts the contest the following year.
However, due to the current war in Ukraine, England will be the host country.
This year’s presenters are American actress Hannah Waddingham, British singer Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina.
26 countries compete for the title, including Croatia (pictured)
Viewers in the US can stream the contest on Peacock and vote on the Eurovision website
How can I watch the Eurovision 2023 final in the US?
You can watch Eurovision 2023 using NBC’s streaming service, Peacockwho will host the live stream on Saturday, May 13 at 9pm CET/ 3pm ET/ 12am PT.
There’s even an option to watch the game with Olympian Figure Skater, Johnny Weir’s commentary.
Which countries are taking part in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest?
There are 26 participating countries in the running order of the Grand Finale.
BBC decides on the order. The top 10 are Austria, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Serbia, France, Cyprus, Spain, Sweden and Albania.
Of all the countries, six automatically qualify: Ukraine, last year’s winner, along with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, all of whom are the most financially supportive of the competition.
Each country has a three-minute limit for their performance in front of 6,000 live spectators.
2023 will be the first year that non-participating countries vote
This year’s competition will be held in Liverpool, England
Can Americans vote in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest?
This is the first time that non-participating countries like America can vote in the contest.
You can cast your vote live via the official Eurovision app or via the Website of the Eurovision Song Contest.
You can choose to vote for multiple songs or cast multiple votes for one song.
You have a maximum of 20 flexible votes.
After you have made your choice, the payment screen will appear to select a payment method.
Each vote costs about $1.10.