Eurovision 2018: 6 Key Facts to Know about World Most Popular Song Contest + How to Watch LIVE Stream

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The Eurovision kicks off on Tuesday night with the first semi-final. The contest has become known as a celebration of diversity in recent years and has featured everything from an on-stage same-sex wedding to a bearded drag icon.

Nexter.org gathered all you need to know about the contest and how to watch live stream.

Eurovision 2018 

Eurovision is the longest running international televised , bringing politics, extravagant stage sets, bizarre and glamorous costumes, and plenty of song and dance together in a fight to the glorious end. Here’s what you need to know about it.

  • Each participating country has to submit an original song that’s performed live on television and radio, after which votes are cast to determine a winner. The winning nation hosts the next edition of the contest.
  • Portugal won Eurovision 2017 with Amar pelos dois, performed by Salvador Sobral, so this year, Lisbon hosts 42 other participating nations.

  • Six of the 43 nations automatically qualify for the finals. They include the host nation, along with Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK. The other countries, including Australia, battle it out in two semi-finals, with the top ten performances from each heading through to the Grand Finals.
  • The first semi-final will be held tonight (Tuesday, May 8) at 8pm BST with 19 countries competing for a place in the all-important final.
  • While the second semi-final will be on Thursday, May 10 at 8pm BST when 18 nations will be performing to make it through to the last round.
  • The Eurovision 2018 grand final will be on Saturday, May 12 at 8pm BST when the remaining 26 entries will be battling it out to be crowned the winner.

How to watch?

Eurovision has been broadcast live ever since it began in 1956 and is watched by millions, not just in Europe, but by several non-participating countries like the United States, Canada, New Zealand and China. 200 million people worldwide are expected to watch this year’s edition of Eurovision.

If you want the live stream you can watch the shows on Eurovision’s official YouTube channel.


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