The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) today confirms that it will partner with Logo for the second consecutive year as the exclusive U.S. broadcast home of the Eurovision Song Contest, airing the 62nd annual Grand Final live and commercial free on Saturday, 13 May at 3PM ET / 12PM PT.
Stars of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Michelle Visage and Ross Mathews will appear as Logo’s commentators for the 2017 Contest. Throughout the three-hour live broadcast, the Logo hosts will offer background on the event and contextualize the competition for American audiences while introducing them to contestants from each of the 42 competing countries. The 2017 Grand Final competition will also be streamed live exclusively for U.S. viewers at www.logotv.com/eurovision-song-contest, Logo’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/logoTV and the LogoTV mobile app. The Contest reaches an audience of over 200 million worldwide and past contestants who are well known in the US include ABBA, Celine Dion and Olivia Newton-John.
The 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest is produced by the Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) and will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine.