The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will be broadcast live this Saturday night (14 May 2016). We've put together a guide to watching the Eurovision Song Contest online, so you'll be able to follow it even if you haven't got access to a TV screen or are watching from abroad. We've also got information about how to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest and a video of this year's contestants.

How to watch the Eurovision Song Contest online: Watch Eurovision 2016 on your smartphone, tablet or computer

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016, which will represent the 61th anniversary of the competition, is being held in Stockholm, Sweden on 14 May, and will be shown from 8pm on BBC One. You'll be able to follow the action online on any device via the Eurovision YouTube channel.

And if you miss it, you'll be able to watch the show on BBC iPlayer shortly after broadcast online or on the BBC iPlayer app on your tablet or smartphone. If you're watching from outside the UK you'll need to install a VPN - also see Best free VPNs 2016.

How to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest online

The easiest way to vote for your favourite act in the Eurovision Song Contest this year is by downloading the app onto your smartphone or tablet. It's available from Google Play, the iOS App Store and the Windows Store, and it's free to download.

Once you've got the app, you'll be able to find out more about the participants from the 40 countries taking part, and you'll also be able to find out the latest Eurovision news. But more importantly you can cast your vote using the app, simply by clicking on the vote button and choosing your favourite.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2015 contestants: Watch videos of the 2016 Eurovision contestants

The official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel has hundreds of videos of this year's contestants so you can get to know them before they take to the stage on Saturday (be warned, it might actually put you off watching…). You can see videos from the Semifinal, and watch performances and behind-the-scenes videos of all of the acts.

The UK is being represented by duo Joe and Jake with You're not alone. Watch Joe and Jack's entry at the top of this page.

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