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, we all 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. Every time something happens, you'll see what to do in your timeline.
But if you must have it on paper, just hit print now, and this webpage should comfortably fit on one sheet. No need to copy and paste.
Level up! If you use the Twitter mobile app, you could turn on notifications from the @eurovisiondrink profile. Be warned — this will send you a notification every time the account tweets. Not just the drinking instructions, but all of the banter too. And @eurovisiondrink tweets a lot throughout the night. This would probably prove to be annoying, so this is really only for the hardest of cores.
@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.
At any time during the show
The presenter(s) make a joke that falls flat. One finger.
The presenter(s) change into something new. One finger.
The Rainbow Connection
A rainbow flag appears, supporting our LGBT Eurovision family! One finger.
Ticker tape parade
A whole bunch of confetti turns this into a ticker-tape parade! Two fingers.
No more than once per performance
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.
Sorry, what did they just sing? What are they doing? One finger.
A dramatic Westlife-esque key change in the middle of the song. One finger.
Switching from one language to another, that's just trying to curry favour with the judges. One finger.
Pyrotechnics fire at some point during the song. One finger.
Removing a part of the outfit
"And try to look as if you dont care less, but if you wanna see some more..." Two fingers.
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.
Lights flashing quickly enough to erase how bad the song is from your brain. One finger.
Too many pyrotechnics
The pyrotechnics set fire to something. Accidentally? Down your drink.
Using words and not just images in the visualisation. One finger.
Let's get more two-dimensional performers involved! One finger.
WHOOSH! One finger.
During the scoring rounds
The United Kingdom gets top marks from a country. Huh? Down your drink.
The spokesperson for the country in question makes too big a meal out of their short time on screen. One finger.
The spokesperson for the country in question doesn't realise they're live on air. One finger.
Top points to your neighbours!
A country gives maximum marks to a neighbouring country. One finger.