Tonight, May 26 the Grand Finale of the 2012 Eurovosion Song Contest is taking place in Azerbaijan. Baku Crystal Hall has already been dressed in its gala outfit for the last event, in order to welcome with great fanfare this year’s best 26 musical performances. Each of the countries will perform for the title of Winner of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
Hosted by the same enchanting presenters: Leyla Aliyeva, Eldar Gasimov and Nargiz Birk-Petersen, the live show starts at 9 p.m. CET. Millions of viewers from all over the 42 countries qualified in this year’s edition of Eurovision have the chance to vote.
Although the dices are already half thrown as juries from all the 42 participating countries have voted their preferences on yesterday’s dress rehearsal, the final outcome will be again determined by way of a 50/50 split between televoting and national expert juries. Returning to the 15-minute window format, both phone and SMS lines will be open after all songs have been performed.
This evening, The Big Five – UK, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the host country Azerbaijan will go on the stage along with the 20 countries qualified after the two semi-finals. Choose your favorites, watch, vote. Now enjoy beauty and talent from Cyprus :).
Eurovision Grand Finale Contestants
1. UNITED KINGDOM – Engelbert Humperdinck – Love Will Set You Free
2. HUNGARY – Compact Disco – Sound Of Our Hearts (superb video below)
3. ALBANIA – Rona NIshliu – Suus
4. LITHUANIA – Donny Montell – Love Is Blind
5. BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Maya Sar – Korake Ti Znam
6. RUSSIA – Buranovskiye Babushki – Party For Everybody
7. ICELAND – Greta Salóme & Jónsi – Never Forget
8. CYPRUS – Ivi Adamou – La La Love
9. FRANCE – Anggun – Echo (You And I)
10. ITALY – Nina Zilli – L’Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)
11. ESTONIA – Ott Lepland – Kuula
12. NORWAY – Tooji – Stay
13. AZERBAIJAN – Sabina Babayeva – When The Music Dies
14. ROMANIA – Mandinga – Zaleilah
15. DENMARK – Soluna Samay – Shoud’ve Known Better
16. GREECE – Eleftheria Eleftheriou – Aphrodisiac
17. SWEDEN – Loreen – Euphoria
18. TURKEY – Can Bonomo – Love Me Back
19. SPAIN – Pastora Soler – Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)
20. GERMANY – Roman Lob – Standing Still
21. MALTA – Kurt Calleja – This Is The Night
22. F.Y.R. MACEDONIA – Kaliopi – Crno I Belo
23. IRELAND – Jedward – Waterline
24. SERBIA – Željko Joksimović – Nije Ljubav Stvar
25. UKRAINE – Gaitana – Be My Guest
26. MOLDOVA – Pasha Parfeny – Lăutar
After two disputed semi-finals and several performers whose names were heard far too often, finally, the live show is about to start. May the best win!
Watch the 2012 Eurovision Grand Final LIVE on Eurovision.tv
And the winner is the amazing, mind-blowing Swedish Loreen with EUFORIA: