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.
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
- San Marino: Senhit – Adrenalina
- Estonia: Uku Suviste – The Lucky One
- Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – omaga
- Greece: Stefania – Last Dance
- Austria: Vincent Bueno – Amen
- Poland: RAFAŁ – The Ride
- Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – SUGAR
- Iceland: Da∂i og Gagnamagni∂ – 10 Years
- Serbia: Hurricane – Loco Loco
- Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – You
- Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
- Portugal: The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side
- Bulgaria: Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old
- Finland: Blind Channel – Dark Side
- Latvia: Samanta Tīna – The Moon is Rising
- Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers
- 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.
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