How to stream the Eurovision 2021 Song Contest live

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The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the biggest TV events on the calendar, with people watching the musical spectacle from as far away as Australia and the U.S.

This year, following last year’s canceled event, the 65th Eurovision contest will be held on Saturday May 22 at 3 p.m. EST in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Find out how you can catch the performances live and watch it all unfold with a VPN!

How to watch Eurovision live

If you live in a participating country, you’ll be able to watch the semi-finals and the grand final on a public broadcaster. If you’re watching outside of Europe, there are several ways you can tune in to the show:

Watch Eurovision live on BBC One

Let’s face it, Eurovision would be incomplete without live commentary from Graham Norton on BBC One. If previous years are anything to go by, you’ll be able to watch Eurovision on BBC iPlayer in a few simple steps.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.K. server location
  3. Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer and sign up (you’ll need to use a UK postcode to register)
  4. Head to BBC One and stream the show

Stream Eurovision on SBS Australia

You can also watch Eurovision live and for free on Australia’s public television network, SBS.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to an Australia server location
  3. Go to https://www.sbs.com.au and sign up
  4. Go to SBS or SBS On Demand and watch the show

Stream Eurovision live on Peacock

For the first time ever, Eurovision will be airing live in the U.S. on streaming service Peacock. Here’s how you can watch Eurovision 2021 on Peacock:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to https://www.peacocktv.com and sign up
  4. Log in to Peacock and enjoy the sweet tunes!

Stream Eurovision live on YouTube

If you don’t need the commentary, you can also watch the contest live via Eurovision’s official YouTube channel. If you don’t have access to YouTube, simply sign up to ExpressVPN and connect to an ExpressVPN location where YouTube is not blocked.

Read more about how you can safely stream YouTube from anywhere with a VPN.

When is Eurovision?

This year, the 65th Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will be shown on May 22, 2021.  There are two semi-finals before that—the first takes place on May 18 and the second will be on May 20.

Who won Eurovision in 2020?

There was no winner for Eurovision 2020, as the event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The most recent winner was The Netherlands’ Duncan Lawrence, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019 with his song “Arcade.”

Where will Eurovision be this year?

Thanks to their victory in the 2019 contest, The Netherlands will be hosting this year’s Eurovision. The contest will be held in the city of Rotterdam.

How does voting work in Eurovision?

Eurovision voting is split between judges from each country, and a televote. First, each country’s jury awards 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point to their favorite songs. Afterward, the televote is read out, where the combined public vote totals (via phone or SMS) are read out in ascending order.

Viewers can vote up to 20 times for their favorite songs, except the one from their own country. The country with the most  points from both judges and the public wins the competition and hosts Eurovision the next year.

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