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BBC One to Air Latest Instalment of Eurovision from Tel Aviv


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Graham Norton will provide the commentary on BBC One for Europe’s biggest party night of the year.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2019, will be hosted by Bar Refaeli, Erez Tal, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub and broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2.

The qualifying acts from the semi-finals will join hosts Israel plus the Big Five countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom in the Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest from The Expo Tel Aviv.

Israeli Eurovision icon Dana International will be performing a two-song medley opening the Grand Final.

Following the flag parade and an introduction from the hosts the show will begin as 26 acts take to the stage in a bid for Eurovision glory.

The big interval act this year comes from previous Eurovision acts Conchita Wurst, Måns Zelmerlöw, Verka Seduchka and Eleni Foureira all singing each other’s songs.

Voting Procedure

After viewers have cast their votes, each national spokesperson from the 41 participating countries will be called in to present the points of their professional jury – who watched the Friday night Jury Final performances. Rylan will be the United Kingdom’s spokesperson, delivering the all-important professional jury results live from London.

After the presentation of the scores from the juries, the televoting points from all participating countries will be combined, providing one score for each song. These televoting results will then be announced by the host building towards a dramatic climax.

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