The final with a total of 25 countries will be streamed live here from 9 p.m. Afterwards we continue with Barbara Schöneberger and her guests with the “ESC – after show” live from Hamburg.
The so-called Big Five (Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain (UK) and Italy) are automatically set for the final. In addition, the host country always receives a place in the final. However, since this year’s Big Five country is Italy, the final consists of 25 instead of the usual 26 countries.
Before the final were the two semis, in each of which ten countries qualified for the final show. The first semi-final took place on May 10th, the second semi-final took place on May 12th.
Måneskin appear as an interval act in the ESC final
In the grand finale, last year’s winners from Rotterdam will return to the ESC stage as Interval Act: Maneskin play a medley, “Zitti e buoni” included. In addition, Gigliola Cinquetti sings her ESC winning song “Non ho l’età”. In 1964 she became the first Italian participant to win the Eurovision Song Contest. The moderators Laura Pausini and Mika round off the break program with medleys.
Tickets for the ESC shows
The tickets are sold out and were only available via the official ticket portal ticketone.it available. As every year, the EBU warned all fans not to buy tickets for the ESC shows on the black market or via anything other than the official online ticket platform. These cards are usually not only overpriced, but they could also be counterfeit and therefore not valid.