Where to watch the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ 2024 grand final live

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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 68th Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final was held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 8 p.m. BST in Malmö, Sweden. Here’s how you can catch the performances live online!

Where to watch ‘Eurovision 2024’ 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. Check out the full list of Eurovision broadcasters here. Prefer to stream online? Here’s where you can do so for free and with English commentary.

BBC iPlayer

Price: Free
Free trial: None
Country: UK

Let’s face it, Eurovision would be incomplete without live commentary from Graham Norton on BBC One. Norton will provide commentary for the Grand Final on May 11, while Scott Mills and Rylan will cover the semi-finals on May 7 and 9. You can 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. Brits watching with ExpressVPN, be sure to select a UK server location.

RTÉ Player

Price: Free
Free trial: None
Country: Ireland

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! Irish fans watching with ExpressVPN, be sure to select an Ireland server location.

SBS On Demand

Price: Free
Free trial: None
Country: 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! Aussies watching with ExpressVPN, be sure to select an Australian server location.


Price: Free
Free trial: None
Country: Globally, with exceptions

If you don’t need the commentary, you can also watch the contest live and commentary-free online via Eurovision’s official YouTube channel—*except in Australia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the U.S., and the UK.

Where to watch ‘Eurovision 2024’ live online in the U.S.


Price: From 8 USD/month
Free trial: None

Peacock will live stream the contest commentary-free in the States once again this year. Americans watching with ExpressVPN, be sure to select a U.S. server location.

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When is ‘Eurovision’ 2024?

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will take place on May 11, 2024. There are two semi-finals before that—the first on May 7 and the second on May 9.

Where will ‘Eurovision’ 2024 be?

Sweden will be hosting this year’s Eurovision. The contest will be held in the city of Malmö.

Who are the ‘Eurovision’ 2024 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 2023’s contest, Sweden 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 2024 finalists compete for the iconic glass microphone trophy on Saturday, May 11. This year’s finalists, in running order are:

  • Sweden: Marcus & Martinus – Unforgettable
  • Ukraine: alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – Teresa & Maria
  • Germany: ISAAK – Always On The Run
  • Luxembourg: TALI – Fighter
  • Netherlands: Joost Klein – Europapa (Disqualified)
  • Israel: Eden Golan – Hurricane
  • Lithuania: Silvester Belt – Luktelk
  • Spain: Nebulossa – ZORRA
  • Estonia: 5MIINUST x Puuluup – (nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi
  • Ireland: Bambie Thug – Doomsday Blue
  • Latvia: Dons – Hollow
  • Greece: Marina Satti – ZARI
  • UK: Olly Alexander – Dizzy
  • Norway: Gåte – Ulveham
  • Italy: Angelina Mango – La noia
  • Finland: Windows95man – No Rules!
  • Portugal: iolanda – Grito
  • Armenia: LADANIVA – Jako
  • Cyprus: Silia Kapsis – Liar
  • Switzerland: Nemo – The Code [WINNER]
  • Slovenia: Raiven – Veronika
  • Croatia: Baby Lasagna – Rim Tim Tagi Dim
  • Georgia: Nutsa Buzaladze – Firefighter
  • France: Slimane – Mon amour
  • Austria: Kaleen – We Will Rave

Who won ‘Eurovision’ 2023?

If you watched Eurovision 2023, you’d remember the incredible performance of the Swedish singer Loreen. She won the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Tattoo.” 

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!

‘Eurovision’ 2024 odds: Who will win?

According to Eurovisionworld, the odds at the time of writing for the top five of Eurovision 2024 are:

  1. Croatia: 41% winning chance
  2. Israel: 16% winning chance
  3. Switzerland: 13% winning chance
  4. Ukraine: 6% winning chance
  5. Ireland: 5% winning chance

The odds change regularly, so be sure to keep tabs on Eurovisionworld for the latest. Though, with such a sizeable lead on the books, Croatia is the clear favorite to win this year’s contest.

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