The must-see moments of the show, which will be broadcast from Tel Aviv on Saturday

The Eurovision song contest is upon us once again, but with the grand final scheduled for three hours and 40 minutes non-stop, its not for the faint-hearted. To help you plan your loo breaks and trips to the fridge around the must-see moments, heres our guide to the weird, the wonderful and the top tips for this years contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

San Marino Serhat, Say Na Na Na (performing seventh)

Every Eurovision needs a singalong anthem to get the party started, and this years comes courtesy of San Marinos Serhat. Its super-catchy and cheesier than a parmesan cracker, but it will get you in the mood.

Serhat of San Marino performs at rehearsals for the grand final. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Sweden John Lundvik, Too Late For Love (ninth)

Sweden has a rich history of Eurovision bangers, and this piece of perfectly polished pop is no exception. Lundvik also co-wrote the UKs entry this year though this one is (sadly for us) considerably better.

John Lundvik of Sweden. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Netherlands Duncan Laurence, Arcade (12th)

This stripped-back, self-penned ballad about lost love is one of the favourites to win, and is definitely this years goosebumps moment. Its pretty bleak by Eurovision standards, but hauntingly beautiful.

The Netherlands Duncan Laurence. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Norway Keiino, Spirit in the Sky (15th)

Mixing some local folk tradition in a pop song doesnt always hit the mark at Eurovision, but Norway has nailed it this year this uplifting anthem is punctuated by traditional Smi singing called joik.

Norways Keiino perform. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Iceland Hatari, Hatri Mun Sigra (17th)

You may think that a techno-BDSM-punk fusion with an anti-capitalist message shouted in Icelandic isnt for you, but youd be wrong. Hataris Hatred Will Prevail is the must-watch of this years Eurovision. Do not miss it.


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