Mae Muller is hoping to score a win for the UK in the Eurovision contest (Image: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

He Eurovision singing contest has dazzled and wowed fans with this week’s epic qualifiers and semi-finals, and it’s all led up to the big one. The grand finale.

The UK hosts for the first time in 25 years after 2022 Ukraine winners they were unable to organize the contest due to the ongoing war with Russia – with the honor falling to this country afterwards Sam Ryder finished second in Turin last year.

This year’s acts will include Mae Muller, hoping to take the UK to their sixth win, and first since Katrina And The Waves smashed Love Shine A Light in 1997, with their dance banger I Wrote A Song.

Whether you love Eurovision or are watching it for the first time, you don’t want to miss a minute, but when is the song contest and how can you tune in?

What time is the final of Eurovision 2023?

The grand finale of Eurovision 2023 will take place tonight (Saturday, May 13) at 8:00 p.m.

It will take place at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

The final will see 26 countries vying for this year’s trophy, with the winner decided by a combination of public votes and juries of music industry experts from each of the participating nations.

Six of the countries participating in this year’s contest are already seeded for the final: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Of these, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom automatically win a place in the final due to their status as the ‘Big Five’, the countries that are the main funders of the contest.

Last year’s winner, in this case Ukraine, also receives an automatic place in the final.

The remaining countries battled it out for a place in the final during one of two semi-finals that took place on May 9 and 11.

The UK had a chance to host after Sam Ryder finished second last year, with winners Ukraine unable to host (Image: Getty Images)

Only 10 countries from each of the two semi-finals made it to Saturday night.

The full list of countries that made it to tonight’s final are:

  • Austria
  • Portugal
  • Swiss
  • Poland
  • Serbian
  • France
  • Cyprus
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Albanian
  • Italy
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • czech republic
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Armenia
  • moldova
  • Ukraine
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • Lithuania
  • Israel
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • United Kingdom

Who organizes Eurovision 2023?

Some of Britain’s best and brightest talent from the worlds of music, television and the West End lead the night.

Ted Lasso and West End star Hannah Waddingham joins Britain’s Got Talent pop star and judge Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina as they share hosting duties on the main stage.

Graham Norton will provide his usual hilarious (and often brutal) comment.

Hannah Waddingham is among this year’s presenters (Image: PA)

How to watch Eurovision in the UK

The grand finale will be BBC One from 8pm, with Graham Norton commenting between introductory features, with a little help from Mel Giedroyc.

If you miss something, you’ll be able to catch up via BBC iPlayer, or you can stream it via Eurovision.tv’s official YouTube channel (though you won’t get any commentary).

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like staying at home and watching from the sofa, many big cities are also organizing large-scale screening events, including the following:

Some of the above screenings are ticketed, while others are on a first-come, first-served basis; you should check your local council website or local press for more information.

In addition to the official screenings, hundreds of bars, restaurants and pubs across the UK will be screening the semi-finals and final, while the in over 500 cinemas across the UK for the first time.

Again, check your local press and listings to see what venues in your area are showing it, and if you can still get tickets.

We’ve got everything you need for a giveaway – click the download button on your kit image (Image: Getty Images/Myles Goode)

lottery note: should not include Iceland, San Marino, Greece, Romania, Denmark, Georgia, Latvia, Ireland, Malta, Azerbaijan and the Netherlands, as they were all knocked out in this week’s semi-finals.

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