Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final Two Songs

Eurovision returned with a glittery bang on Tuesday night. And the fun and madness continues with semi-final two on Thursday 20 May. Here’s what you can expect and, most importantly, how you can tune in and watch the show.

Watch Eurovision 2021 second semi-final

Time: 21:00 CEST on Thursday 20 May

Check your local listings for the correct time in your timezone.

Eurovision 2021 semi-final two — YouTube

As has been the case for the past several years, the second semi-final of Eurovision 2021 will be live-streamed on the official Eurovision YouTube channel. This stream will not contain commentary or voting numbers. It is available worldwide except in Australia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. Viewers in the first six countries will be easily able to watch the contest via alternative sources listed further down this page. However, there is a new option available for those in the United States.

Eurovision 2021 semi-final two — United States of America (USA)

In a new deal for 2021, American viewers will be able to watch the show live on the Peacock streaming platform. The show will air at 15:00 New York time or 12:00 in Los Angeles.

Alternatively, U.S viewers can try their look with some of the participating broadcasters. For instance, Germany’s ARD/NDR has already published details of a communal viewing experience which will not be geo-blocked. The downside to this option is that you may have to listen to commentary in a language that you do not speak.

Eurovision 2021 on Television and Radio

Of course, Eurovision 2021 will air live on all 39 competing broadcasters — although some countries may air the semi-final in which they are not voting in on delay. As well as TV, many will also stream the shows on their websites. Several will simulcast on radio too. The competing networks are listed below.

Click the links to visit the individual broadcaster website and check their listings.

Albania – RTSH Estonia – ERR Latvia – LTV Russia – C1R
Australia – SBS Finland – YLE Lithuania – LRT San Marino – RTV
Austria – ORF France – FT Malta – PBS Serbia – RTS
Azerbaijan – Ictimai TV Georgia – GPB Moldova – TRM Slovenia – RTVSLO
Belgium – VRT Germany – ARD/NDR The Netherlands – AVROTROS Spain – TVE
Bulgaria – BNT Greece – ERT North Macedonia – MKRTV Sweden – SVT
Croatia – HRT Iceland – RUV Norway – NRK Switzerland – SRG / SSR
Cyprus – CyBC Ireland – RTE Poland – TVP Ukraine – UA:PBC
Czech Republic 1 CT Israel – IPBC/Kan Portugal – RTP United Kingdom – BBC
Denmark – DR Italy – RAI Romania – TVR

The contest will also be shown by broadcasters in non-competing countries, including Canada and Kazakhstan.

Eurovision 2021 Second semi-final: What to expect

Semi-final two will be hosted by Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit, Edsilia Rombley and Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) live from the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. Seventeen countries will compete for ten spots in the grand final. The running order is:

Semi-final two acts

  1. San Marino: Senhit – Adrenalina
  2. Estonia: Uku Suviste – The Lucky One
  3. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – omaga
  4. Greece: Stefania – Last Dance
  5. Austria: Vincent Bueno – Amen
  6. Poland: RAFAŁ – The Ride
  7. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – SUGAR
  8. Iceland: Da∂i og Gagnamagni∂ – 10 Years
  9. Serbia: Hurricane – Loco Loco
  10. Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – You
  11. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
  12. Portugal: The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side
  13. Bulgaria: Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old
  14. Finland: Blind Channel – Dark Side
  15. Latvia: Samanta Tīna – The Moon is Rising
  16. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers
  17. Denmark: Fyr og Flamme – Øve Os På Hinanden

Opening and interval acts

The show will open with “Forward Unlimited” performed by Redo and Eefje de Visser. The interval act will be performed by Ahmad Joudeh and Dez Maarsen. Ahmad will combine classical ballet, contemporary dance and Sufi whirling to deliver a powerful message of acceptance and diversity alongside Dez Maarsen, a professional BMX Flatland rider.

Are you excited for semi-final two? How will you be watching? Let us know below.

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Bolero
Bolero
4 months ago

Italy, France and Serbia. On last position will be Albania and Moldova.

Dimitra
Dimitra
4 months ago

Why can’t I watch it from YouTube?(I’m from the UK). I’m missing out on so much that is happening on the green room. Will I be able to watch the final from YouTube?

Berco
Berco
4 months ago

Tonight an amazing show waits for us! For me, there will be less surprises compared to SF-1. There are so many emotional songs and uptempo bops as well. No matter what, Eurovision soul is everywhere again. My personal qualifiers in random order: San Marino – A great and appealing opening Greece – Unusual staging with trend pop Finland – The most different in this heat Bulgaria – Still fan favorite and tons of emotions Serbia – Energy that we all need Iceland – Sympathetic nerds and good music Switzerland – A total package of what an ESC song is Portugal… Read more »

Sol
Sol
4 months ago

I have a feeling that Finland could sort of surprise like Ukraine did in SF1. Such a standout from the rest!

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Sol

We don’t know if Ukraine did well in Tuesday (but they probably did and SHOULD do in the final)

Sol
Sol
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

You’re right, we don’t know yet but the odds and iTunes charts indicate that Ukraine probably did well (although this is not certain).

Last edited 4 months ago by Sol
Melania
Melania
4 months ago

I couldn’t find the YouTube livestream (don’t have TV license license I couldn’t watch BBC) so instead I ended up watching SVT (Swedish broadcaster) for semi 1. The quality is good plus the commentators spoke about each act and song extensively, no silly random narration.

Una
Una
4 months ago

My heart is full of excitement for semi2, in no particular order: Denmark <3, Finland, Iceland <3, Czechia, Latvia and San Marino!!

COLIN POWIS
COLIN POWIS
4 months ago

Switzerland will easily win semi final 2 and will finish in the top 5 of the grand final ;Gjon could even win

Eve
Eve
4 months ago
Reply to  COLIN POWIS

Amen to that!

ESC 21
4 months ago

Bulgaria soooo boring. Iceland so childisch

Henry
Henry
4 months ago
Reply to  ESC 21

Such a boring and childisch comment.

Eve
Eve
4 months ago
Reply to  ESC 21

I can’t get Bulgaria either.So depressive…

mark dowd
mark dowd
4 months ago

after last night’s jury show, Switzerland has dropped from 16-1 to 8-1 and is falling further . extraordinary roar at the end of his song from the Ahoy arena. Now overtaken Ukraine in the markets and by 10.15pm we will have a four horse race. Just shows you the idiocy of judging a song by a few hands moves on a short video clip!!

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  mark dowd

I knew Switzerland was not out of the table yet!

Sol
Sol
4 months ago
Reply to  mark dowd

Happy to see Switzerland regaining momentum, the song deserves it. However, this also highlights how confused the odds are this year. Anything can happen!

Sot
Sot
4 months ago

My qualifiers:

  1. San Marino
  2. Greece
  3. Iceland
  4. Switzerland
  5. Serbia
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Finland
  8. Moldova
  9. Estonia
  10. Albania

My prediction:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Iceland
  3. Greece
  4. San Marino
  5. Finland
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Serbia
  8. Portugal
  9. Albania
  10. Moldova
kas
kas
4 months ago

Jury vote prediction (not preference)

  1. Swiss
  2. Boulgaria
  3. Iceland
  4. Portugal
  5. Austria
  6. Greece
  7. Finland
  8. San Marino
  9. Moldova
  10. Serbia
  11. Albania
  12. Denmark
  13. Czech Reb.
  14. Estonia
  15. Georgia
  16. Latvia
  17. Poland

Televoting prediction

  1. San Marino
  2. Swiss
  3. Iceland
  4. Finland
  5. Boulgaria
  6. Greece
  7. Serbia
  8. Moldova
  9. Albania
  10. Denmark
  11. Chez Reb.
  12. Austria
  13. Estonia
  14. Portugal
  15. Latvia
  16. Poland
  17. Georgia

Total Qualifiers

  1. Swiss
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Iceland
  4. Finland
  5. San Marino
  6. Greece
  7. Serbia
  8. Portugal
  9. Albania
  10. Moldova/Austria/Denmark
COLIN POWIS
COLIN POWIS
4 months ago
Reply to  kas

Yes Switzerland easily wins here

kas
kas
4 months ago
Reply to  COLIN POWIS

I thing the whole esc.

Film
Film
4 months ago
Reply to  kas

Agree with a lot of these, but i think jury will give a lot of points to Denmark.

Last edited 4 months ago by Film
Kas
Kas
4 months ago
Reply to  Film

Hope so !!!

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago

My knowledge is excellent, in 2018, Belgium was also the bookies favorite later it became a shocking NQ. I am worried at the same thing might happen to Iceland as it being bookies favorite became shocking NQ, if their quarantine affects their results!!! 🙁

Last edited 4 months ago by Euro Fan
Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

Belgium was later an NQ according to the bookies after the staging became known, so Iceland will have absolutely no problem qualifying

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

And I also hope that Iceland will perform live in the finals after speedy recovery if they qualified at least, fingers crossed for them!

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

Sorry but as far as I’m concerned they won’t perform live in the finals (although that’s kinda unfair because they’ll have to show the second rehearsal again)

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Oh, boy. This is very sad and very difficult situation for Iceland. At least Hatari performed, and I hope Iceland will perform live in 2022!

Last edited 4 months ago by Euro Fan
Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

They did their best in the second rehearsal, most likely their green room might be like Australia’s this year.

Last edited 4 months ago by Euro Fan
Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

But Australia’s green room was… in Australia

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

I think, their green room in… their hotel room?!?

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

Yes but in Australia!

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

I saw @eurovision’s IG story, Iceland’s green room being in the hotel room, after I saw the lamp represents the Icelandic flag

American Boy
American Boy
4 months ago

Countries I hope qualify: San Marino, Greece, Poland, Moldova, Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Switzerland, Denmark

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  American Boy

You are worried to Iceland for not performing live? 🙁 As much as I dislike Denmark’s song, this possibly being the surprise qualifier. I really want Albania to qualify too!

Last edited 4 months ago by Euro Fan
kas
kas
4 months ago

After the changes we’ve seen, Switzerland is back as well as San Marino. Swiss Will easily win the semi and I believe the whole contest too.
I’m expecting at least one shock NQ.

GO DENMARK !

Last edited 4 months ago by kas
Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  kas

The shock NQ, is most likely Iceland? 🙁

kas
kas
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

nope

could be one of Finland, Greece, San Marino or Portugal.

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  kas

I think it’s Portugal most likely

kas
kas
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

we’ll see if…and who ?

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  kas

And I really hope San Marino qualifies, and achieving their best ever result

kas
kas
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

99%

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

Anxhela has been a lot of fun in Rotterdam – I do hope Albania get through to the GF.

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Albania really improved nowadays, I am pretty sure that Anxhela to qualify, I loved her performance.

Last edited 4 months ago by Euro Fan
Alex
Alex
4 months ago

My prediction:

San Marino
Greece
Portugal
Austria OR Moldova [depending on how rigged juries will be in favour of Kirkorov’s entry]
Albania
Serbia
Bulgaria
Switzerland
Iceland
Finland

Last edited 4 months ago by Alex
Eve
Eve
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I’m sure Denmark will qualify instead of Serbia or Albania

Eve
Eve
4 months ago

Gjon is definately won the jury show tonight…was just amazing!!!!!!!
Go Switzerland!!!!!!!

Nadja
Nadja
4 months ago

Excited for Finland!

Eve
Eve
4 months ago
Reply to  Nadja

Hope they will qualify

Sol
Sol
4 months ago
Reply to  Nadja

Me too! I think they will stand out more than people think right now.

Eve
Eve
4 months ago

Moldova should never qualify just for the sake of Kirkorov !

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Eve

exactly because it’s Kirkorov they will qualify. I am sure he has bought some juries already… However obvs the song does not deserve to take the spot of Austria or any other country really.

Eve
Eve
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I so much agree with you here.I hate Kirkorov.It is very sad that a person like this feels himself like a vip there.His arrogance is unbelievable!

Nicolas
Nicolas
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Moldova will not qualify, just imagine there is no Romania, Russia, Ukraine or Azerbaijan.

Erik
Erik
4 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

You mention countries with good songs in my taste. I don’t demand you to feel the same, just to accept everyone is not like you

Nils
Nils
4 months ago
Reply to  Erik

I think he just meant that these countries won’t be able to help Moldova tonight.

Eve
Eve
4 months ago
Reply to  Eve

To ya’ll who downvoted me.Just wait and see for the results))

American Boy
American Boy
4 months ago
Reply to  Eve

I hope Moldova does qualify. In my top 10 favorite songs of ESC 2021. You just lack sugar, therefore you can’t appreciate it.

Eve
Eve
4 months ago

My personal qualifiers in a random order

1 san marino
2 switzerland
3 portugal
4 iceland
5 finland
6 denmark
7 poland
8 bulgaria
9 greece
10 estonia

Stan
Stan
4 months ago

Go VICTORIA!

Darren
4 months ago

As long as Bulgaria, Iceland and San Marino get through, which I’m quite sure they will, then I’ll be a happy lad.

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Same, I would just add Finland, Switzerland and Greece… I wanted to add Czechia as well but I don’t see them qualifying anymore…

COLIN POWIS
COLIN POWIS
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Bulgaria will not even reach the top 5 in the final

Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  COLIN POWIS

Yeah we’ll see about that I think

Eve
Eve
4 months ago
Reply to  COLIN POWIS

Definately not the televoting.It’s a very depressive song yet though her voice is so nice and Victoria is beautyful.But too boring for televoters .

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

It has been great to join Suzanne and co. on the live reaction stream tonight. Great energy and nice smiley faces. Semi Final 2 sounds like it has a lot of stand-out moments. Tomorrow should be good!

NickC
NickC
4 months ago

Here is my prediction: Both Austria and Portugal will make it, and they will make it very comfortably.

Albania will not make it. Serbia MAY not make it, and give us an almost complete Balkan black-out (almost because Greece will surely make it).

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Greece and Bulgaria are lock. Really hope you are wrong about Albania and right about Portugal and Austria. I need some calmer songs in the final.

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  NickC

So you say it’s possible to have ALL ex-yugo countries NQ?

NickC
NickC
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Indeed. I think they are the ones who would benefit most from an international jury in their national finals

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago

And I hope that “Adrenalina” will be a worldwide hit

Anhel
Anhel
4 months ago

My qualifier prediction: 1. Switzerland / Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers 2. Finland / Blind Channel – Dark Side 3. San Marino / Senhit – Adrenalina 4. Bulgaria / Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old 5. Serbia / Hurricane – Loco Loco 6. Greece / Stefania – Last Dance 7. Iceland / Da?i Freyr og Gagnamagni? – 10 Years 8. Albania / Anxhela Peristeri – Karma 9. Denmark / Fyr og Flamme – Øve Os På Hinanden 10. Portugal / The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side – 11. Moldova / Natalia Gordienko – SUGAR 12. Latvia… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

What did Mr Vanilla Bean do to get himself deleted? I thought he would have been happy last night with TIX qualifying…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

He made a mistake, obviously. I won’t repeat what he typed, or I risk being deleted.

Last edited 4 months ago by Purple Mask
Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Curious as to what he typed. From what I saw last night, it was no more than usual and of course others have said worse.
He was just talking about the qualifiers, like we all where, unless I missed something.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Thanks. A hard week for the moderators.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Well you make us curious now xD
Was it a no no word, a sensitive topic. Did he make a snarky comment about smarkets

Yikes
Yikes
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Spill the beans Purple Mask!

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Now we have to know, purple. We need to solve the Vanilla mistery. Just express the concept with different words.

Edward
Edward
4 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

I am pretty sure I am to blame for his disappearance. We both had an argument about Sweden’s qualification to the final, which he passionately felt like it was not fair but I kept triggering him and he snapped and told me to “go fridge myself. “ i do apologise.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Not sure if you’re referring to his comments about Tusse or his comments criticising Wiwibloggs – but I guess it was only a matter of time, to quote Sennek. My view is similar to what Sabrina and others have said, that Bean could be witty with his cynicisms but he could also be unnecessarily and deeply cruel, abrasive, and offensive to both contestants and other fans.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jimmy Smit
Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I think he was [email protected] against Tusse and Destiny bc I saw his comment about TIX

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

He crossed a line then? It was probably this morning, because I came here late (most of you were sleeping for sure) and haven’t seen anything.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

If it matters, he disappeared on Tuesday night shortly after the press conference.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jimmy Smit
Ieva
Ieva
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Wait whaat, we need to know! Someone, please!

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

No, he’d turned 180 on TIX and was quite insulting about him.

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Was the Tix-Tusse comparison the infamous comment?

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

Hm, no idea, there wasn’t a press release, Giolo 😉
I doubt it would be just ‘one’ comment, though, that would have led to his removal, if that’s what happened. As someone else suggested, maybe he removed himself.

Either way, he’s gone. Maybe he’ll have another return or maybe he’s busy creating that rival blog he wanted to set up. Good luck to him!

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oooh, interesting.

And looking back to many past articles, all of the comments he made have all disappeared and the replies to his comments got de-threaded.

Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Vanilla has released a statement lol:

He removed himself.

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Thanks for sharing, Darren 🙂

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

How dramatic—perhaps he has more in common with Vasil than he’d care to admit 😉 Hope the break does him good.

Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Each to their own I guess
We can all probably get tense at this time of year if the contest doesn’t go our way lol

WestMids
4 months ago

I hope the presenters relax a bit. The whole.of semi final one was much to stiff and formal.

Steven
Steven
4 months ago

Can someone explain why I can’t watch Eurovision on YouTube? I prefer to watch the show without the speakers

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Steven

Probably because some broadcasters are afraid of losing viewers, and the EBU, being a broadcasting union, do as they’re asked.

Mariah
Mariah
4 months ago

My personal qualifiers

  • Moldova
  • Switzerland
  • Greece
  • Finland
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Iceland
  • San Marino
  • Estonia
  • Bulgaria
Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Mariah

Note that fingers crossed for Iceland to perform in the finals!

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago

My qualifiers:

– Albania
– Portugal
– Iceland (I hope Covid won’t affect their results)
– Greece
– Moldova
– San Marino
– Bulgaria
– Finland
– Switzerland
– Serbia

Note: Denmark might be a surprise qualifier

Last edited 4 months ago by Euro Fan
WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago
Reply to  Euro Fan

We have the exact same qualifiers and note.

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
4 months ago

Of course! And I really want that Anxhela to qualify 🙂

acp
acp
4 months ago

I really want Latvia to qualify, please don’t downvote me, but I really like the staging. Their outfits match really well with the backround and it gives us variety. I don’t thnik it will qualify in the end but I really hope so.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  acp

agreed. but everyone on this website seems to despise the song even tho its one of my most-listened to tracks : (

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  acp

Samanta is a very good performer with an excellent voice. After the “disaster” of weak voices in some cases, and actually “enhanced performances” with the “support of recorded backings” in semi1, artists like Samanta deserve kudos.

Maldric
Maldric
4 months ago

Portugal to the final!

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
4 months ago

Looking forward to it!

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

I really want to watch the final without Graham Norton’s comments – disappointed i can’t just watch the stream on YouTube

TheDr Mistery
TheDr Mistery
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Why is that?

Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

RTÉ Player is available globally, you could watch the Irish feed on Saturday

Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I think SVT are available globally too, if you can understand Swedish

Last edited 4 months ago by Darren
Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I have been able to watch Eurovision on the SVT and RTE iplayer in America, but SVT puts the shows up immediately after they’ve aired while RTE waits a day later.

Last edited 4 months ago by Badwoolfgirl
Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

I feel your pain. Perhaps the radio commentary? I’m not interested in the usual shout-out to “Rhoda in Bandon” (his sister) or his predictable so-called witticisms!

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Be quick and mute and un-mute the sound when it matters!!