Now on air: The Eurovision 2012 final!

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It’s here. The final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest will commence in just some minutes! Twenty-six nations will fight to become the winner of this year’s edition of the contest – the host country Azerbaijan, the so-called ‘Big-5′ (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Italy) and 20 countries to qualify from the semifinals. In three hours’ time we will get to know what country will host the 2013 running of the competition.

 

The show

The broadcast starts at 21:00 CET (0:00 Baku time) and will be hosted by Nargiz Birk-Petersen and Leyla Aliyeva, TV presenters, and Eldar Gasimov, who won the trophy for Azerbaijan last year. In this show, all 42 countries competing in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be voting. The result will be determined by a 50/50 split between national expert juries and televoting. The combined scores will create the final outcome. In yesterday’s Jury Final, the expert juries already determined their votes by watching the live performances.

As esctoday.com revealed earlier this month, the opening and interval acts are the mugham legend Alim Gasimov, Natig rhythm band, Azerbaijan National Dance Ensemble, and singer and composer Emin. Also, local and foreign dance groups and singers will perform.

 

How to watch

• Live on the public broadcasters of all 42 participating countries at 21:00 CET (0:00 Baku time)
• Webcast (eurovision.tv official)
• Other webcasts provided by various European public broadcasters will be available as well

 

Participants

1
United Kingdom

Engelbert Humperdinck
Love will set you free

2
Hungary

Compact Disco
Sound of our hearts

3
Albania

Rona Nishliu
Suus

4
Lithuania

Donny Montell
Love is blind

5
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Maya Sar
Korake ti znam

6
Russia

Buranovskiye Babushki
Party for everybody

7
Iceland

Greta Salóme & Jónsi
Never forget

8
Cyprus

Ivi Adamou
La la love

9
France

Anggun
Echo (You and I)

10
Italy

Nina Zilli
L’amore è femmina (Out of love)

11
Estonia

Ott Lepland
Kuula

12
Norway

Tooji
Stay

13
Azerbaijan

Sabina Babayeva
When the music dies

14
Romania

Mandinga
Zaleilah

15
Denmark

Soluna Samay
Should’ve known better

16
Greece

Eleftheria Eleftheriou
Aphrodisiac

17
Sweden

Loreen
Euphoria

18
Turkey

Can Bonomo
Love me back

19
Spain

Pastora Soler
Quédate conmigo

20
Germany

Roman Lob
Standing still

21
Malta

Kurt Calleja
This is the night

22
FYR Macedonia

Kaliopi
Crno i Belo

23
Ireland

Jedward
Waterline

24
Serbia

Zeljko Joksimovic
Nije ljubav stvar

25
Ukraine

Gaitana
Be my guest

26
Moldova

Pasha Parfeny
Lautar

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