Blog > 16 April, 2023

How to create your own Eurovision (ESC) scoreboard

Step-by-step instructions for creating your own scoreboard, including how to let others vote on the winner.


Greetings, Eurovision enthusiasts! What if we told you that you could take your Eurovision experience to the next level by creating your very own scoreboard and hosting Eurovision-themed games or competitions? 🀩

An online Eurovision scoreboard

In this post, we'll guide you through the process of setting up a custom scoreboard that you can share and use with your friends. Whether you're looking to host a Eurovision party, engage in friendly rivalry, or simply enjoy the competition from the comfort of your couch, our DIY scoreboard will add a fun, interactive twist to your Eurovision experience. One simple idea is that you create your own alternative voting system and let your friends vote on the winner.

So, grab your country flags and get ready to dive into a world of music and glitter! πŸͺ„

Using an online tool

We are going to be using to create a scoreboard like the one shown above. Keepthescore is a free tool that allows you to create and share scoreboards, leaderboards, and widgets. It's easy to use, and you can create a scoreboard in just a few minutes. Your scoreboard will be a stand-alone webpage that you can share with your friends and family or embed on a website or blog.

The great thing is that your friends can vote on the scoreboard directly and everybody will automtically see the updated scores.

How much does it cost?

The basic functionality is free and supported by ads. If you want to remove the ads, you can upgrade to a premium account for 12 USD per month.

How do I create the scoreboard?

The whole process takes less than 2 minutes.

πŸ’‘ Technical Note: We'll actually be creating a "leaderboard" on Keepthescore (instead of a "scoreboard"). So from now on, we'll call it a leaderboard.
  1. First, you need to go to this page and enter some basic data about your leaderboard. Click on NEXT to continue.
  2. On the next screen you can add the "players". This is where you enter the country names. To make it more authentic, you can add πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ country flags before each name using your emoji keyboard.
  3. Click on "CREATE BOARD" and you will see your newly created leaderboard.
  4. The final step is to set a theme. Click on the "COLORS AND THEMES" button, go to the "Select a theme" dropdown and choose "Contest". That's it, you are done!

You can change the scores using the screen you are now on.

πŸ’‘ Tip: If you have premium membership you can also upload a logo to your leaderboard. We recommend using a white logo with a transparent background: this requires a PNG file. You can download the logo from the example above here .

Letting your friends vote

Now that you have created your leaderboard, you can share it with your friends and let them vote on the winner. The best way is to give them "restricted access" to your leaderboard. This means they can change the scores, but cannot reset the scores, add or delete players, or change the theme.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Click on the orange "PUBLISH" button in the top left corner.
  2. Click on the "Share link with restricted editing rights"
  3. Copy the link to your clipboard and send it to your friends. They can now vote on the leaderboard!

Sharing a link to let others vote

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