How do you vote in the Eurovision final and how much does it cost?

How do you vote in the Eurovision final and how much does it cost?

Who will you be voting for in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest ? (Picture: Reuters/Getty)

The Eurovision Song Contest has been like no other this year – with continued outrage over Israel’s inclusion in the competition due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Nonetheless, it is expected that millions will still tune into and vote in the annual extravaganza, with Rylan Clark, Scott Mills and Graham Norton hosting the UK’s coverage of the competition.

Before the weekend is out we’ll know who has been crowned winner of the show and landed the coveted microphone trophy – not to mention the chance for their country to host in 2025.

All eyes are on Croatia’s entry Baby Lasagna who is the bookies’ favourite to triumph at the grand finals- but he faces stiff competition from the likes of Switzerland’s Nemo and Ireland’s Bambie Thug.

Years & Years singer Olly Alexander is the UK’s entry, with song Dizzy, and he will be hoping to emulate the success of Sam Ryder, who broke the nation’s losing stream by coming in second place.

Israel’s inclusion in the Eurovision has sparked controversy (Picture: Reuters)

All of which means many of you will want to cast your vote for your favourite song, once you’ve heard the performances – but how can you make your voice heard?

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Here’s how to cast your vote in Eurovision 2024.

How to vote in the Eurovision 2024 final

As well as a professional jury vote which will make up just under half of the final score, viewers can also vote for their favourite song.

There is only one way to cast your vote here in the UK: by dialling a Mobile Short Dial Code (MSDC).

Olly will be hoping to emulate Sam’s success in 2022 (Picture: Christine Olsson/TT/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

UK viewers can call from using the MSDC, a number to call (not text) from UK mobile phones where callers are charged a guaranteed fixed price for the call, that will appear on screen when your favourite act performs.

The only voting using the mobile app promoted during the programme for UK viewers will be via a mobile phone shortcode launched from the app.

No text voting via the app is available in the UK.

Voting for the grand final opens just before the first song begins, and will remain open throughout the evening and for up to 40 minutes after the final song is performed.

Unfortunately, you can’t vote for the act representing your own country – so if you try voting for Olly it won’t count.

When it comes to the results, the juries give out their points – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 12 – and then the televote result from each country, using the same points system, is added to the scoreboard.

Whichever country’s act ends up with the highest points total is declared the winner – and in the event of a tie the act with the highest number of points from the public vote will take the trophy.

How much does it cost to vote in Eurovision?

It costs 15p per call to vote in Eurovision on a mobile.

If you call on a landline, you’ll be charged 15p plus whatever your network access charge is.

Voting isn’t free on the app, either – as the app will take you to the MSDC in order for you to cast your vote. So, you’ll still have the 15p charge.

Remember: there’s no text voting or website voting in the UK, so there’s no free alternative in place right now.

The Eurovision Grand Final is on Saturday, May 11 at 8pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

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