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Eurovision Grand Final Party

Sat May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the ultimate Eurovision Grand Final Viewing Party extravaganza! From the glitz and glamour of the performances to the suspense of the voting, we're gearing up for an unforgettable day of music, spectacle, and Euro-magic! Dress to impress in your most fabulous Eurovision-inspired attire, indulge in delicious European-style brews, and raise a toast to your favorite acts from across the continent. It's a celebration of unity, diversity, and the power of music to bring us all together!

Prizes for Best Dressed, Bingo, and other games

The Grand Final stream begins at 2:00p, so get here early to save your spot!

This event is free to attend and open to all ages.

Grand Final Overview

The Eurovision Song Contest is an internationally televised songwriting competition, organised by the European Broadcasting Union and featuring participants chosen by EBU member broadcasters representing their countries from across Europe and beyond.

Each Participating Broadcaster has until mid-March to choose a song and an artist to perform it. The song and artist can be selected through a televised national selection show (or shows), an internal process, or via any other means they decide.

Participants then compete at the Eurovision Song Contest, traditionally held in May.

The Contest format comprises three live shows: the First Semi-Final (Tuesday evening), the Second Semi-Final (Thursday evening), and the Grand Final (a Saturday night spectacular).

Participating Broadcasters work hard to prepare acts that will qualify from the show’s Semi-Finals, hoping for a ticket to the Saturday night Grand Final where they will join the so-called ‘Big Five’ broadcasters and Host Broadcaster (usually the broadcaster of the nation than won the previous year).

The ‘Big Five’ are the Participating Broadcasters from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - the group of countries who via their broadcasters make the biggest financial contribution towards the organisation of the Contest.

There is a comprehensive set of rules concerning participation that has evolved over the decades, but the main ones relating to competing songs and artists are:

  • Songs must be original and no more than 3 minutes in length
  • Lead vocals must be performed live
  • No more than 6 performers can take to the stage during any one performance

In each show, after all songs have been performed, each country will give two sets of points (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12) to their favourite songs; one set is given by a jury of five music industry professionals from that country, and one set given by viewers watching the show in country. Viewers can vote by telephone, SMS and through the official app.

Out of fairness, you cannot vote for your own country.

In the Semi-Finals, only those countries who took part in that specific show can vote (along with 2 or 3 of the ‘Big Five’ who are already in the Grand Final), whereas in the Grand Final, all competing countries can vote.

At the end of the Grand Final, the song that has received the most points wins the iconic trophy, and is performed once more.

You can read more here about how it works here


Sat May 11
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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