Baku, May 13, AZERTAC
Tonight is the night! The live extravaganza promises to be a spectacular show, as 26 acts will compete for the trophy and the right to host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Who will follow in Jamala's footsteps and become Eurovision champion for 2017?
According to the Eurovision.tv, hosting the Song Contest has been an honour for Ukraine. The slogan for 2017 is Celebrate Diversity, and the show tonight will feature both Ukrainian traditions interwoven with modernity.
Reigning Eurovision champion Jamala will perform during the live broadcast as well as Ukraine's first ever Eurovision winner Ruslana (2004). Israel's IMRI will open the show and Alma from France will close the 2017 competition.
The final result will be decided by a 50/50 combination of jury and public votes. The professional juries voted during last night's Dress Rehearsal and tonight the public will vote by telephone, SMS and through the official app. If you're more old school and like to keep track of your favourites on paper you can download the Eurovision.tv score card!
During the Grand Final, Ukrainian electronic music band ONUKA will perform featuring Ukrainian folk music and motifs, whilst Jamala, the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will premiere her brand new single, I Believe In U. Participants from The Voice of Ukraine will also join Jamala during her performance. The winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest Ruslana will also debut her new single, It's Magical.
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