Watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Live Online, Anywhere in the World!

Eurovision

Eurovision fans will be on the edge of their seats, because it’s that time of the year again. Sadly, last year’s festivities had to be cancelled due to the Corona crisis. But this year we’ll finally get to enjoy the over-the-top show full of feathers, fireworks and fake lashes again!

After Duncan Laurence won the contest in 2019, the Netherlands will be hosting the event this year. Rotterdam, the second biggest city in the Netherlands, will be the stage for the biggest European party.  If you can’t wait for the flamboyant outfits, high notes and sassy commentary you can find out everything about this year’s Eurovision below!

When can I watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2021?

Don’t want to miss a minute of the Eurovision show? Below you can find out when the shows start!

  • First semi-final :  Tuesday 18 May 21:00 (CERT)
  • Second semi-final : Thursday 20 May 21:00 (CERT)
  • Final : Saturday 22 May 21:00 (CERT)

Where Can I Watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2021?

If you want to watch the Eurovision Song Contest this year you can check the table below to see what broadcasters in the different countries will air the show. If you don’t live in one of these countries you can check out our guide below. We’ll explain how you can watch the Eurovision Song Contest wherever you are!

CountryBroadcaster(s)Commentator(s)
AustraliaSBSMyf Warhurst and Joel Creasey
AustriaORF 1Andi Knoll
AzerbaijanİTVMurad Arif
BelgiumEén (Dutch)

La Une, RTBF Auvio, VivaCité (French)

Peter van de Veire (Dutch)

Maureen Louys and jean-Louis Lahaye (French)

BulgariaBNT 1
CroatiaHRT 1Duško Ćurlić
CyprusRIK 1, RIK HDLouis Patsalides
Czech RepublicČT 2

ČT 1

Jan Maxián and Albert Černý
DenmarkDR 1Henrik Milling and Nicolai Molbech
EstoniaETV

ETV+

Marko Reikop (Estonian)

Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda (Russian)

FinlandYle TV1, Yle Radio Suomi, Yle X3mMikko Silvennoinen (Finnish)

Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos (Swedish)

Levan Tvaltvadze (Russian)

FranceCulturebox, France 4, France 2Laurence Boccolini and Stéphane Bern
GermanyOne, Das ErstePeter Urban
GreeceERT 1Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis
IcelandRÚV, RÚV 2Gísli Marteinn Baldursson (Icelandic)

Alex Elliott (English)

IrelandRTÉ OneMarty Whelan
IsraelKan 11Asaf Liberman, Geula Even-Sa’ar and Akiva Novik
ItalyRai 4, Rai 1, Rai Radio 2Ema Stokholma, Saverio Raimondo, Gabriele Corsi, Cristiano Malgioglio and Gino Castaldo
LithuaniaLRT televizijaRamūnas Zilnys
NetherlandsNPO 1, BVNCornald Maas and Sander Lantinga
NorwayNRK 1Marte Stokstad
PolandTVP1, TVP PoloniaMarek Sierocki and Aleksander Sikora
PortugalRTP1, RTP InternacionalJosé Carlos Malato and Nuno Galopim
RomaniaTVR
RussiaChannel OneYuri Aksyuta and Yana Churikova
San MarinoSan Marino RTV, Radio San MarinoLia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo
SerbiaRTS 1
SloveniaTV Slovenija 2, TV Slovenija 1
SpainLa 2, La 1

Radio Nacional, Radio Exterior

Tony Aguilar, Julia Varela and Víctor Escudero

Imanol Durán

SwedenSVT 1, SR P4Edward af Sillén and Christer Björkman

Carolina Norén

SwitzerlandSRF Zwei, SRF 1

RTS 2, RTS 1

RSI La 2, RSI La 1

Sven Epiney (German)

Jean-Marc Richard, Nicolas Tanner and Joseph Gorgoni (French)

Clarissa Tami and Sebalter (Italian)

UkraineUA:First

STB

Timur Miroshnychenko

Serhiy Prytula

United KingdomBBC Four

BBC One

BBC Radio 2

Rylan Clark-Neal, Chelcee Grimes and Scott Mills

Graham Norton

Ken Bruce

How to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 outside Europe

If you aren’t in one of the competing countries the show will probably not be aired on tv. Luckily, you can watch online streams of the show. The international Dutch site BVN will broadcast the performances live with Dutch commentary. This is ideal if you only want to watch the show and don’t care about the commentary (or if you know Dutch of course). But there is also a way to watch the show with English commentary with a VPN.

Watch Eurovision 2021 with English commentary

A VPN can help you change your virtual location. For instance, if you are in the U.S., you can use a VPN to connect to a server in the U.K. and websites will think that you are in the U.K. A good VPN provider like Surfshark can help you watch the Eurovision Song Contest on BBC One with the British commentary by Graham Norton. Just take the following steps:

  1. Get a subscription with a good VPN provider like Surfshark (use a VPN trial to make your experience free!)
  2. Download the VPN and log in.
  3. Select a server in the U.K.
  4. Go to the BBC One website.
  5. Enjoy the biggest European Party of the year!

For this step-by-step guide we picked the BBC broadcast as an example. However, this method also works for many other streams. Because it’s the Eurovision there will be streams available in many different languages, just check out the table of broadcasters above. If a broadcaster has a free online stream, chances are you can unblock it with a VPN!

The Eurovision 2021 Schedule

Have you got favorite countries that you absolutely do not want to miss? Below you can check out when all the artists are scheduled to perform. The countries are split into two groups for the semi-finals. Both semi-finals will produce 10 winners each that will continue into the final on Saturday. The only countries that already secured a spot in the final are the Big Five (Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the hosting country, The Netherlands.

Semi-final 1

The first round of semi-finals will take place on Tuesday the 18th of May at 21:00 (CERT). If you are in one of the competing countries below or Germany, Italy or the Netherlands you can vote in this round.

DrawCountryArtistSong
1LithuaniaThe RoopDiscoteque
2SloveniaAna SokličAmen
3RussiaManizjaRussian woman
4SwedenTusseVoices
5AustraliaMontaigneTechnicolour
6North MacedoniaVasilHere I stand
7IrelandLesley RoyMAPS
8CyprusElena TsagrinouEl Diablo
9NorwayTIXFallen angel
10CroatiaAlbinaTick-tock
11BelgiumHooverphonicThe wrong place
12IsraelEden AleneSet me free
13RomaniaROXENAmnesia
14AzerbaijanEfendiMata Hari
15UkraineGo_ASjoem
16MaltaDestiny ChukunyereJe me casse

Semi-final 2

You can watch the second semi-finals on Thursday the 20th of May at 21:00 (CERT). If you are in one of the countries below or France, Spain or the United Kingdom you can vote during this semi-final.

DrawCountryArtistSong
1San MarinoSenhitAdrenalina
2EstoniaUku SuvisteThe lucky one
3Czech RepublicBenny CristoOmega
4GreeceStefaniaLast dance
5AustriaVincent BuenoAmen
6PolandRafałThe ride
7MoldovaNatalia GordienkoSUGAR
8IcelandDaði & Gagnamagnið10 years
9SerbiaHurricaneLoco loco
10GeorgiaTornike KipianiYou
11AlbaniaAnxhela PeristeriKarma
12PortugalThe Black MambaLove is on my side
13BulgariaVictoriaGrowing up is getting old
14FinlandBlind ChannelDark side
15LatviaSamanta TīnaThe Moon is rising
16SwitzerlandGjon’s TearsTout l’Univers
17DenmarkFyr & FlammeØve os på hinanden

Final

You can watch the final of this year’s contest on the 22nd of May at 21:00 (CERT). The so-called Big Five and the hosting country are automatically in the final, but what other 20 countries will join them? Only time will tell. Who do you think deserves a spot? Let us know in the comments!

DrawCountryArtistSong
GermanyJendrik SigwartI don’t feel hate
FranceBarbara PraviVoilà
ItalyMåneskinZitti e buoni
23NetherlandsJeangu MacrooyBirth of a new age
SpainBlas CantóVoy a quedarme
United KingdomJames NewmanEmbers
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