Twenty-six countries will be competing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 at Crystal Hall in the Azeri capital Baku tonight.
List of countries competing in Eurovision Grand Final:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
A combination of points from televoting and national juries decides the winner.
Each country awards points to 10 competitors based on judges’ scores and a public vote, with 12 points being the maximum awarded.
Earlier this week 37 countries competed in the semi-finals for 20 places, with the Eastern European candidates dominating the list of finalists.
Sweden’s Euphoria – a club hit by singer Loreen that has already topped the charts in four countries – is among the front runners for the prize.
Serbia, Romania and Italy are also among those tipped for success. But they will face stiff competition from Russian “Buranovo Grannies”.