Where to watch the Eurovision 2023 Song Contest Grand Final live
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the biggest TV events on the calendar, with people watching the musical spectacle from as far away as Australia and the U.S. This year, the 67th Eurovision contest finals will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. BST in Liverpool, England. Here’s how you can catch the performances live online!
Watch Eurovision 2023 live online for free
If you live in a participating country in Europe, you’ll be able to watch the semi-finals and the grand final on a public broadcaster. If you’re watching outside of Europe, there are several ways you can tune in to the show. Just follow these simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location that matches the location of your preferred broadcaster. For example, if you’d like to see the British broadcast, connect to a server in the UK.
- Tune in and enjoy the drama and pageantry!
We recommend the following English-language broadcasts if you want to watch Eurovision 2023 for free, securely and in blazing HD:
Watch Eurovision live on BBC iPlayer
Let’s face it, Eurovision would be incomplete without live commentary from Graham Norton on BBC One. You’ll be able to stream the entirety of Eurovision on BBC iPlayer easily and for free via the website or app; just provide a valid UK postal code (like NW8 9AY or EH1 1JT) when signing up to access the service.
Live stream Eurovision on RTÉ Player
Ireland-based fans can enjoy the full spectacle for free with national broadcaster RTÉ. It’ll also be available on its free streaming platform RTÉ Player (albeit with ads). No signup required!
Watch Eurovision on SBS Australia
You can also watch Eurovision live and for free on Australia’s public television network, SBS and its online streaming service, SBS On Demand. Simply register for an account or sign in on the website and tune in to the event!
Stream Eurovision 2023 on YouTube
If you don’t need the commentary, you can also watch the contest live online via Eurovision’s official YouTube channel—*except in Australia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the U.S., and the UK.
Stream Eurovision on Peacock in the U.S.
Price: 5 USD/month
Country: United States
Eurovision will once again be airing live in the U.S. on streaming service Peacock. You can watch the performances via the app or on the Peacock website, though you’ll need a Premium-tier subscription (5 USD per month) to enjoy the performances live.
When is Eurovision?
This year, the 67th Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will take place on May 13, 2023. There are two semi-finals before that—the first on May 9 and the second on May 11.
Who won Eurovision in 2022?
If you watched Eurovision 2022, you’d remember the incredible performance of the Ukrainian rap group Kalush Orchestra. The group won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Stefania,” the first rap song to win the contest. The group also made history by scoring the most televote points in the contest’s history.
Where will Eurovision be this year?
The United Kingdom will be hosting this year’s Eurovision. The contest will be held in the English city of Liverpool.
Who are the Eurovision finalists?
As is customary for Eurovision, the “Big 5” countries—France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK—automatically qualify for the Grand Finals. As the winning country of 2022’s contest, Ukraine also qualifies for the Grand Finals. The remaining countries compete in one of two semi-finals, where the top 10 for each semi-final will qualify for the finals.
Watch the Eurovision 2023 finalists compete for the iconic glass microphone trophy on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. BST. This year’s finalists, in running order, are:
- Austria: Teya & Salena – Who The Hell Is Edgar?
- Portugal: Mimicat – Ai Coração
- Switzerland: Remo Forrer – Watergun
- Poland: Blanka – Solo
- Serbia: Luke Black – Samo Mi Se Spava
- France: La Zarra – Évidemment
- Cyprus: Andrew Lambrou – Break A Broken Heart
- Spain: Blanca Paloma – Eaea
- Sweden: Loreen – Tattoo
- Albania: Albina & Familja Kelmendi – Duje
- Italy: Marco Mengoni – Due Vite
- Estonia: Alika – Bridges
- Finland: Käärijä – Cha Cha Cha
- Czechia: Vesna – My Sister’s Crown
- Australia: Voyager – Promise
- Belgium: Gustaph – Because Of You
- Armenia: Brunette – Future Lover
- Moldova: Pasha Parfeni – Soarele şi Luna
- Ukraine: Tvorchi – Heart of Steel
- Norway: Alessandra – Queen of Kings
- Germany: Lord of the Lost – Blood & Glitter
- Lithuania: Monika Linkytė – Stay
- Israel: Noa Kirel – Unicorn
- Slovenia: Joker Out – Carpe Diem
- Croatia: Let 3 – Mama ŠČ!
- United Kingdom: Mae Muller – I Wrote A Song
Eurovision 2023 odds: Who will win?
Have a friendly bet going on who’d win Eurovision 2023? According to Ladbrokes, the top 5 favorite countries and their odds of winning Eurovision 2023 are:
- • Sweden (2/5)
- • Finland (5/2)
- • Ukraine (8/1)
- • Belgium (12/1)
- • France (20/1)
- • Israel (20/1)
Be sure to watch the Eurovision 2023 grand finals on May 13 to find out if your favorites win the song contest.
How does voting work in Eurovision?
Eurovision voting is split between judges from each country, and a televote. First, each country’s jury awards 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point to their favorite songs. Afterward, the televote is read out, where the combined public vote totals (via phone or SMS) are read out in ascending order.
If you’re watching Eurovision from a non-participating country, you can vote by using the official Eurovision App or by visiting www.esc.vote.
Viewers can vote up to 20 times for their favorite songs, except the one from their own country. The country with the most points from both judges and the public wins the competition and will host Eurovision the next year!
What TV channel can I watch Eurovision on in the UK?
You can watch Eurovision live on your TV by tuning into BBC One in the UK. The Eurovision 2023 finals are happening on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. BST.
Can you watch Eurovision in Canada?
Yes, you can watch Eurovision in Canada. Simply tune in to any of the live streaming options above.
What time does the Eurovision 2023 final start?
The Eurovision 2023 finals are happening on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. BST.
Has the UK ever won Eurovision?
The UK has won Eurovision five times in the years 1967, 1969, 1976, 1981, and 1997.
Who are the Eurovision Grand Final presenters and commentators?
The presenters of Eurovision 2023 include Graham Norton, Julia Sanina, Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, Timur Miroshnychenko, Sam Quek, Mel Giedroyc, Scott Mills, Rylan Clark-Neal, and Claire Sweeney.