When is Eurovision on BBC? Schedule and hosts announced for 2024 contest

BBC Eurovision host Graham Norton
BBC Eurovision host Graham Norton -Credit:Getty

Excitement is building for this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Swede and, just like they did last year, when the event came to Liverpool, there will plenty of chances to watch it all on BBC.

This year's host city will be Malmo, as Loreen snatched victory for Sweden in 2003 with her track Tattoo, 11 years on from her getting her first Eurovision win with Euphoria. And now 37 acts will be aiming to follow in her footsteps next week, when this year's evet begins with the two semi finals on May 7 and 9, before the finale on May 11.

As things stand, the odds are looking good for Croatian entry Baby Lasagna, Switzerland's Nemo and Italy's Angelina Mango, with all three of those well fancied, along with Netherlands, France and Ukraine. The odds aren't such good reading for UK act Olly Alexander, with the Years & Years star well down the betting, with his track Dizzy only 12th in the odds, at the time of writing.

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Wherever Olly finishes in the Eurovision leaderboard, you'll find out on BBC One, as the BBC will air the final, as well as both semis. There will also be plenty of content on radio and iPlayer too.

When is Eurovision on the BBC this year?

Tuesday, May 7 - Semi final one

Live on BBC One from 8pm-10.10pm, with commentary from Rylan and Scott Mills

Tuesday - May 7 - Olly's Road to Eurovision

n the months leading up to the competition, cameras are given exclusive access to Olly as he prepares for one of the most important performances of his life. Viewers will get to see Olly embark on the Eurovision promotional circuit as he releases Dizzy. He must juggle huge press attention, and perform at Eurovision Pre-Parties in Madrid and London, whilst preparing for the big event.

Wednesday, May 8 - ABBA Against All Odds

This gripping feature documentary tells the epic story of ABBA’s battle against the odds and rise to global fame from their Eurovision win through to their break up. Facing protests in Sweden & UK radio bans, ABBA have to find their unique sound before conquering the global charts. But when ABBAmania kicks in, the pressure threatens the relationships at the heart of the band.

Thursday, May 9 - Semi final two

Live on BBC One from 8-110.10pm, with Rylan and Scott once again doing the honours.

Saturday, May 11 - Grand Final

Live on BBC One from 8pm, with commentary from Graham Norton. Rylan and Scott Mills will be offering commentary for listeners on Radio 2.