Light. Camera. Action. Let the show begin!  The Grand final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest is ready to unfold tonight on millions of TV screens around the world. 

After months of national selections, internal procedures and preparations by the host country and 40 participating nations plus two week of rehearsals,  a total of 26 nations, are taking the stage tonight for the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest . Who will be the next act to take the trophy back to his home? 

In this last week we watched two semi finals determining 20 grand final spots which alongside with the Big-5 countries and host country of Israel will make up tonight’s line up of the Grand final.

Following the press conference of the second semi final, Israeli broadcaster KAN released the running order of tonight’s final, which may be found below:

An overview of the running order of the Grand Final:

# Country Artist Song title
1  Malta Michela Pace Chameleon
2  Albania Jonida Maliqi Ktheju tokës
3  Czech Republic Lake Malawi Friend of a friend
4  Germany S!sters Sister
5  Russia Sergey Lazarev Scream
6  Denmark Leonora Love is forever
7  San Marino Serhat Say na na na
8  FYR Macedonia Tamara Todevska Proud
9  Sweden John Lundvik Too late for love
10  Slovenia Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl Sebi
11  Cyprus Tamta Replay
12  The Netherlands Duncan Laurence Arcade
13  Greece Katerine Duska Better love
14  Israel Kobi Marimi Home
15  Norway KEiiNO Spirit in the sky
16  United Kingdom Michael Rice Bigger than us
17  Iceland Hatari Hatrið mun sigra
18  Estonia Victor Crone Storm
19  Belarus ZENA Like it
20  Azerbaijan Chingiz Truth
21  France Bilal Hassani Roi
22  Italy Mahmood Soldi
23  Serbia Nevena Božović Kruna
24  Switzerland Luca Hänni She got me
25  Australia Kate Miller-Heidke Zero gravity
26  Spain Miki La venda

Hosts and Interval Acts

The show will again be hosted by the capable foursome Bar Refaeli and Erez Tal  who will be located on the main stage plus Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub  who will be standing in the green room.

The host broadcaster , KAN , has set up a night full of Eurovision stars, among which  Conchita Wurst, Eleni Foureira and Mans Zelmerlöw. Moreover, the opening will feature former Israeli representatives: Netta (Israel 2018/Eurovision winner), Nadav Guedj (2015), Dana International (1998/2011) and Ilanit (1973, 1977).

Of course the highlight of the night will be the guest performance of Madonna who will sing onstage her old time classic hit “Like a prayer” and her newly released single ” Future” included in her new album “Madame X”

The Result

Tonight’s winner will be determined by the combined 50/50 vote of the 41 national juries and the audience (televoting). The jury vote will be announced first with the 41 spokespersons giving live their 12 points while the rest points will be automatically displayed and added  on the scoreboard. The televoting results will follow whereas the order of the votes will start from the country with the less jury votes.

How to Watch

The Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will air live from Expo Tel Aviv, Israel, at 21:00 CET. You can watch live the event on the Eurovision Song Contest’s YouTube channel, as well as on the main national broadcasters across Europe, Australia, Kazakhstan and Canada.