Tonight: The 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest!06 September 2008 at 02:00 CEST
"It is going to be an exciting evening full of great entertainment and - I can already reveal - very high quality performances," says Tal Barnea, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Dance Contest on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union.
The contest, organized for the second time, will be broadcast live from Glasgow, Scotland, and will be hosted by Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman. The couples are representing the following 14 countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Get to know the contestants!
Voting and results
Finland won the first Eurovision Dance Contest, last year. At around 22:30 CET we will know the winner of the second running of the competition. Professional judges, accredited by the International DanceSport Federation, and televoters will determine the outcome. The four judges have their origins in non-participating countries, and they are bound to strict independance by the rules of the IDSF. Get to know the judges!
Viewers can vote by telephone and in some countries (not in the UK) by sending a text message (SMS). Voting is only possible in countries actively participating in the show (represented by a dancing couple). Viewers cannot vote for the country they are calling or texting from. The numbers will be given during the live show. All votes from all 14 countries will be centrally processed by our televoting partner Digame, under supervision of an independent auditor. For more information about the voting procedure, check out our FAQ page.
Watch the LIVE webcast!
The show will be webcast live through EurovisionDance.tv as well. Eurovision TV, the television department of the European Broadcasting Union, in cooperation with its streaming partner Octoshape and the BBC, will present you the so-called international feed, which does not provide commentary. The show will be offered in two bitrates - 350kbps and 700kbps.