Friday, 19 Apr 2019

The ultimate Eurovision drinking game

Hello, bonjour, hola, ciao etc etc. and WELCOME to the notorious ‘Eurovision Drinking Game.’

We hope you’re thirsty and open-minded, because this could be an interesting night!

 

Firstly, for those who have never had the pleasure of watching Eurovision, you may have heard many a rumour. Below is a taste of what to expect from the show itself.

(Note: If you are a Eurovision regular, feel free to skip this section and head to the ‘Drinking game rules’)

What is Eurovision?

 The ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ AKA ‘Eurovision’ is an annual multicultural entertainment extravaganza. Here’s the gist of what to expect…

Part 1: The singing

(Note: This is where the main bulk of the drinking occurs)

  • An artist/band from each of the 42 participating nations will take turns to sing/dance their socks off, in an attempt to burn their catchy lyrics into your brain and get your vote
  • Forget conventional, be prepared for super cheesy (sometimes awful, sometimes ridiculous) songs
  • Ready yourself for bizarre, over-dramatic performances. We’re talking glitter, fireworks, martial arts, glittery nuns doing martial arts etc.
  • Remember, the more memorable, the better! Hence why an Israeli woman doing the chicken dance and a bearded Austrian lady have won in recent years – Seriously!

eurovision drinking games - Israel chicken dance woman

 

Part 2: The results 

(Note: If you still have some drink left, you can also make this into a drinking game)

  • After all the acts have performed, viewers will be able to vote for their favourite act
  • A representative from each nation will dramatically reveal their country’s votes, announcing their top 3 songs. They will award the maximum “12 points” to their favourite
  • After this long (sometimes exciting, but often painfully awkward) process, the act/nation with the most votes will be crowned the Eurovision song contest WINNER!
  • The winning nation will host next years contest

 

eurovision - the results

 

So, now you know what to expect from the show you’re hopefully feeling quite thirsty?!

The ‘Eurovision drinking game’ rules

Note: Please drink responsibly and know your limits. Eurovision is a long, crazy show, so there is a strong likelihood that you will be drinking often! We therefore recommend playing with a beverage that doesn’t contain a strong amount of alcohol.

Before the show starts

  • Get beverages and snacks ready
  • Pick your countries

There are 42 countries competing. Each player must select 2 nations at random. The ideal way to do this is by writing down the competing nations and picking them out of a hat/bowl/saucepan without looking. But if this is too much effort for you, just pick 2 of your choice! (Tip: It is beneficial to pick the countries that you think may score highly!)

eurovision - get the drinks ready

During the singing

Support your countries

When your nation is singing, stand up with your hand on your heart for the entire performance. Once they have finished singing, shout the name of your beautiful nation and drink 2 fingers out of respect for their epic performance.

 eurovision drinking game - hand on heart

When/if you see any of the below (during any song), drink 2 fingers worth of your beverage:

 

1. Fireworks, flames, smoke or dry-ice

 

2. Aggressive violin playing

 

3. Emotionally singing on knees

 

4. Backing dancers wearing very limited clothing

 

5. Acrobatics/circus performers

 

6. Performer wearing all white

 

7. Man bun

 

8. Onstage magic

 

9. Any lyrics referring to weather

 

10. Dangerously tight leather trousers

 

eurovision drinking game - raise a glass of beer

 

When/if you see any of the below, drink 3 fingers worth of your beverage:

 

1. Any native instrument or instrument that you cannot identify

 

2. Oversized furniture on stage

 

3. Martial arts

 

4. Any form of opera

 

5. Shocking headgear/oversized hats

eurovision drinking game - cheers with a beer

 

During the results

Each country will take turns to reveal how their nation voted.

If your selected nation is awarded the maximum 12 points, it’s your lucky day!

Nominate someone to drink 3 fingers

(Note: You can give all 3 to one unlucky victim OR you can also pick 3 separate friends to drink 1 finger each!)

If your selected nation gets 10 points, give out 2 fingers.

If your selected nation gets 8 points, give out 1 finger.

 

Eurovision drinking games - results

 

However, if your selected nation is awarded LESS than 4 points, YOU drink 1 finger!

 

FINALE

At the end of the of the results, whoever has the highest score must do a shot with the person who has the lowest score!

 

P.s. The winning nation gets to host next year’s Eurovision! Start planning your trip there now and check out the amazing hostels you could be staying at for Eurovision 2020!

 

When/if you see any of the below (during any song), drink 2 fingers worth of your beverage:

When/if you see any of the below, drink 3 fingers worth of your beverage:

1. Fireworks, flames, smoke or dry-ice

 

2. Aggressive violin playing

 

3. Emotionally singing on knees

 

4. Backing dancers wearing very limited clothing

 

5. Acrobatics/circus performers

 

6. Performer wearing all white

 

7. Man bun

 

8. Onstage magic

 

9. Any lyrics referring to weather

 

10. Dangerously tight leather trousers

1. Any native instrument or instrument that you cannot identify

 

2. Oversized furniture on stage

 

3. Martial arts

 

4. Any form of opera

 

5. Shocking headgear/oversized hats

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