With months of preparation from the 42 competing nations being dedicated to this night, tonight is finally the night where the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will be decided!
Tonight, the 26 finalists will take to the Eurovision stage for a final time as they will each perform on behalf of their country in the hope of winning the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest and bringing the competition to their homeland next year!
How to watch
Tonight’s show kicks off from 21:00 CEST and will run for over 3 hours.
- The show can be viewed through the participating national broadcasters
- A live stream will be available via the official Eurovision channel
Grand final participants
- Belgium: Laura Tesoro – What’s the pressure
- Czech Republic: Gabriela Gunčíková – I stand
- Netherlands: Douwe Bob – Slow down
- Azerbaijan: Samra – Miracle
- Hungary: Freddie – Pioneer
- Italy: Francesca Michielin – No degree of separation
- Israel: Hovi Star – Made of stars
- Bulgaria: Poli Genova – If love was a crime
- Sweden: Frans – If I were sorry
- Germany: Jamie-Lee – Ghost
- France: Amir – J’ai cherché
- Poland: Michał Szpak – Color of your life
- Australia: Dami Im – Sound of silence
- Cyprus: Minus One – Alter ego
- Serbia: ZAA Sanja Vučić – Goodbye (Shelter)
- Lithuania: Donny Montell – I’ve been waiting for this night
- Croatia: Nina Kraljić – Lighthouse
- Russia: Sergey Lazarev – You are the only one
- Spain: Barei – Say yay!
- Latvia: Justs – Heartbeat
- Ukraine: Jamala – 1944
- Malta: Ira Losco – Walk on water
- Georgia: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – Midnight gold
- Austria: ZOË – Loin d’ici
- United Kingdom: Joe & Jake – You’re not alone
- Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave
Tonight also sees performances from last year’s winner and half of the 2016 hosting duo, Måns Zelmerlöw, along with American superstar, Justin Timberlake!
Earlier today, the spokespersons who will reveal the top 10 votes from each of the national juries were revealed along with the order in which they will announce the votes. Following the announcement of the jury votes, the 2 hosts of the evening will then go on to reveal the results from the public televote, in which they hope to build some excitement for the final results.
With the betting odds changing in the lead up to tonight’s show, it’s only a matter of time before the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is crowned and handed over the baton to host next year’s competition. Who will it be?