Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Sweepstake
We are running a fun sweepstake for Eurovision 2018, to raise a few extra, much-needed funds for our work in the Moray community.
UPDATE: Due to receiving fewer entries than hoped, everyone has a free pass to the Grand Final and the draw will now be done just before it on 12th May.
Our fundraising sweepstake is £5 per entry and countries will be allocated by drawing names out of a hat on Friday 4th May, which gives you plenty of time to get your costume sorted for the night!
Half of the kitty will be divided up among the top three countries, so, assuming all 43 countries are picked, the winning country will receive £26.25, second £15.75 and third £10.50. If any of the winning countries are not allocated, the funds will remain with Outfit Moray! Winners will be notified by email (although they will, of course, already know!) and payment will be made by BACS, once we have received the details.
About The Eurovision Song Contest
New to the Eurovision Song Contest, or feel the need to refresh your memory? Or are you an undercover time traveller from the 1800s, wondering what this is all about? Here we explain to you how it works. In a nutshell.
This year in May, 43 countries will each send one musical act to Lisbon, Portugal, where the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will take place.
Each participating broadcaster that represents their country has chosen their performer (maximum six people) and song (maximum three minutes, not released before 1 September, 2017) through a national televised selection, or through an internal selection. Each country is free to decide if they send their number-one star or the best new talent they could find. They have to do so before mid-March, the official deadline to send in entries.
The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest will be chosen through two Semi-Finals on 8th and 10th May and the Grand Final on 12th May.
Traditionally, six countries are automatically pre-qualified for the Grand Final. The so-called ‘Big Five’ (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the host country.
The remaining countries will take part in one of the two Semi-Finals. From each Semi-Final, the best ten will proceed to the Grand Final. This brings the total number of Grand Final participants to 26, but will your country be among them?! (extracted from https://eurovision.tv)
Of course, ideally, you will now be so invested in the idea of the prospect of winning a few pounds, that you will be glued to the television, dressed in the traditional costume of your nominated country! If you are, please send photos.