The rules, as tweeted by @eurovisiondrink
The grand traditions laid down by Terry Wogan and Graham Norton mean we drink whilst watching the Eurovision Song Contest.
If you like a little competitiveness around it, then here is our list. When anything in this list happens, drink.
Going to print these out?
Don't bother. You don't need to remember the list. Which is handy because if you play along, towards the end of the night you'll be unable to. Just follow @eurovisiondrink on Twitter. Now every time something happens, you'll see what to do in your timeline.
Level up! If you use the Twitter mobile app, turn on notifications from the @eurovisiondrink profile. Now every time something happens, you'll get binged. (This will happen a lot throughout the night and probably prove to be annoying, so this is really only for the hardest of cores.)
(But if you must, just hit print now. This webpage should print to one sheet of paper comfortably. No need to copy and paste.)
@eurovisiondrink — for your real-time booze notifications. Boozifications.
Remember to drink responsibly…
- Always refresh the glass of your guests before your own.
- Always have copious snacks available.
- A true Eurovision Drinking Game fan knows to stay hydrated, and to pace themselves. Nobody likes a sloppy drunk.
- No belching.
During the performance
The presenter(s) made a joke that fell flat. One finger.
Better the first time
Graham insists the performance was better in rehearsals. One finger.
Only one person singing? Why not add some crazy dancers to distract the audience! One finger.
Being filmed with their back to the audience. One finger.
Phoning it in with the use of set, by just using shapes. One finger.
Sorry, what was that lyric again? One finger.
There's a dramatic Westlife-esque key change in a song. One finger.
Switching from one language to another, that's just trying to curry favour. Cheats. One finger.
Using lights instead of pyrotechnics to avoid burning down the stadium. One finger.
The presenter(s) change into something new. One finger.
Not on their mark
A great visualisation ruined by not standing in the right place. One finger.
Pyrotechnics fire at some point during the song. One finger.
Singer from another country
You're not from around these parts are you? Two fingers.
"We all came out to Montreux..." Smoke on the water, er, stage. One finger.
Someone whips off clothing
"And try to look as if you dont care less, but if you wanna see some more..." Two fingers.
The Rainbow Connection
Supporting our LGBT family across Europe. Live and let live. One finger.
Boom! Boom! Drop that paper in the room! One finger.
Too many pyrotechnics
Pyrotechnics set fire to something. Accidentally? Down your drink.
Unbelievable! Black, white and grey are not the only types of clothing! Two fingers.
WHOOOSH! One finger.
During the scoring
12 points for UK
Someone voted for us? Huh? Down your drink.
Graham got it right
Graham correctly predicts the outcome of this country's voting. Two fingers.
Yes, yes, that's nice, just give us the damn scores. One finger.
A country gives douze points to its nearest neighbour. One finger.
Hello? Is this thing on? Can you hear us? One finger.