Eurovision 2024: When is the final and how to watch it?

Marina Satti of Greece performing the song "Zari" during the dress rehearsal for the final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden, Friday. [Martin Meissner/AP Photo]

The world's biggest live music event involving 37 nations, the Eurovision Song Contest, culminates in Sweden on Saturday.

Roughly 100,000 visitors from 89 countries have descended on host city Malmo during the week for the 68th edition of the competition, which has been marked by anti-Israel protests.

Who is in the final?

The final is between 26 nations at 10 p.m. (Greek time).

Last year's winner and host nation Sweden has automatic entry, as do the "Big Five" - the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain - who pay the most to organisers the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Ten nations proceeded from Tuesday's first semi-final: Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Another ten went through from Thursday's second semi-final: Armenia, Austria, Estonia, Georgia, Greece,...

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