The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is all about to conclude, along with the multinational competition coming back after a year’s l├╝cke due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosting this 12 months is Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which was slated in order to host Eurovision 2020 prior to its cancellation.

The 1st semifinal was broadcast upon Tuesday, followed by the particular second semifinal Thursday. The highest-scoring entries from the particular two semifinals, together with the Big Five — Germany, France, the particular UK, Italy and Spain, which bankroll the competitors — and the prior winner, the Netherlands, may compete within the grand last on Saturday. 

This year, the majority of the entries may be performing survive phase in Rotterdam, but others like Australia and Iceland are using a “live on tape” recording because of continued travel restrictions coming from the pandemic.

The theme of Eurovision 2021 is definitely Open Up.

Eurovision Song Contest

What is Eurovision and how really does it work?

An worldwide version of singing contests like American Idol and The Voice, Eurovision sees participating countries from the European country (as well as the few outliers like Australia and Cyprus) hold nationwide competitions to choose a vocalist and song to stand for their nation. Countries after that compete against each various other live on the Eurovision stage. In total, 39 countries are participating within Eurovision 2021.

Citizens within participating nations can election within the winner — even though you may not vote for your own own country — plus a national jury chosen by each country makes up about half the vote.

More than 200 million individuals watched the competition within 2016, with the reside performances, eclectic costumes, crazy props and backup dancers spurring a Netflix authentic movie last year known as Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

Eurovision continues to be going given that 1956 and helped start the careers of worldwide stars like Abba plus Celine Dion. Last year has been the particular first time the contest had to end up being canceled in its 65-year history.

The Eurovision Song Contest last 7 days also announced that it can be launching the “American Song Contest,” with all fifty states, Washington, DC, plus the five US areas of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands and US Virgin Islands invited to compete. The American Song Contest will include several qualifiers before the semi-finals plus grand final. It may be produced by Universal and Propagate, and helmed with the executive producer associated with The Voice.

How to view Eurovision 2021 in the particular US

US times are since follows:

  • Semi-Final 1: Tuesday, May 18, 3 g.m. ET, noon PT
  • Semi-Final 2: Thursday, May twenty, 3 p.m. AINSI QUE, noon PT
  • Grand-Final: Saturday, May 22, 3 p.mirielle. ET, noon PT


The just place in the ALL OF US streaming this event

A last-minute deal between Eurovision plus Peacock has resulted within a new way in order to watch this. As lengthy as you possess a Peacock subscription, you’re in. This works on the totally free Peacock tier, so simply no subscription fee is essential.

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Swedish streaming service SVT Play is going to be streaming the particular event for anyone to view in your web internet browser. All you should go is definitely click watching, assuming the particular service is just not overwhelmed simply by a sudden global market. 

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If you’d prefer to view another international feed, remember that many are geographically limited to their host nation. You can opt with regard to a VPN to “relocate” your IP address plus access the show through abroad (see UK plus Australia options, below). See our list of Best VPNs, including ExpressVPN, Surfshark and NordVPN. They provide limited free trials, yet are otherwise paid solutions.

How to watch Eurovision 2021 in the particular UK

BBC One will air the Grand Final on Saturday evening, while you will find the particular Semi-Finals on BBC Four.

  • Semi-Final 1: Tuesday, May 18, 8 p.mirielle. BST
  • Semi-Final 2: Thursday, May 20, 8 p.mirielle. BST
  • Grand Final: Saturday, May twenty two, 8 p.m. BST

Graham Norton will be resuming their Eurovision commentating gig for that final, but the semifinals is going to be hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal, Scott Mills and Chelcee Grimes.

The UK will be displayed by James Newman.

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How to view Eurovision 2021 in Australia

SBS will be airing the particular live Eurovision broadcast upon all three days, since well as replaying every final at a lot more Australia-friendly time.

Semi-Final one: 

  • Live: Wednesday, May 19, 5 a.mirielle. AEST
  • Replay: Friday, May twenty one, 8:30 p.mirielle. AEST

Semi-Final 2: 

  • Live: Friday, May 21, five a.m. AEST
  • Replay: Saturday, May 22, 8:thirty p.m. AEST

Grand Final: 

  • Live: Sunday, May twenty three, 5 a.m. AEST
  • Replay: Sunday, May 23, seven:30 p.m. AEST

If you get up in order to watch the 5 the.m. broadcasts, you’ll end up being able to vote within the results. Myf Warhurst plus Joel Creasey is going to be commentating the particular competition again for SBS.

Australia will be displayed by singer-songwriter Montaigne, who had been slated to perform with regard to Australia in Eurovision 2020.

Update, 4:47 g.m.: Adds SVT viewing option in the particular US.

Update, May fourteen: Adds news on American Song Contest.

Update, May 18: Adds Peacock news.