The Eurovision Music Contest is a staple of spring – and after being cancelled altogether because of the pandemic remaining 12 months, the cheesiest making a song pageant is coming again. 

Some restrictions will nonetheless be in position – the auditorium might be at part capability and everybody will have to have a detrimental COVID take a look at sooner than getting into. That apart, it will be the similar Eurovision you might have all the time identified. We are even having a lot of contestants from 2020 coming again for some other shot in the beginning position. 

We have now rounded up all of the knowledge at the Eurovision Music Contest, together with song in, who’s participating, the United Kingdom representing act and extra. 

When is Eurovision 2021 and the place is it being held?

Eurovision was once supposed to happen remaining 12 months in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After being cancelled because of the coronavirus in 2020, the competition will nonetheless be held on this location this 12 months. 

The Eurovision Grand Ultimate will happen this Saturday 22 Might 2021 at 8pm BST/9pm CEST/3pm ET.

If you wish to watch the Semi-Finals, those happen on Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 Might 2021, additionally each and every beginning at 8pm BST. It is value noting that the United Kingdom and a couple of different international locations won’t carry out within the Semi-Finals, as they robotically qualify for a spot within the Grand Ultimate. 

The Semi-Finals might be round two hours lengthy, while the Grand Ultimate might be round 4 hours lengthy – get the ones snacks in. 

There might be period performances from Dutch DJ Afrojack that includes Glennis Grace, the reigning Eurovision winner Duncan Laurence, and a collaborative efficiency from the next former Eurovision champions: Lenny Kuhr, Educate-In, Sandra Kim, Helena Paparizou, Lordi and Måns Zelmerlöw.

watch the Eurovision Music Contest in the United Kingdom

As according to earlier years, you are able to song in to the Grand Ultimate of Eurovision 2021 on BBC One. Graham Norton might be returning for his same old hilarious observation. 

You’ll be able to additionally be capable of watch the display continue to exist the BBC One site, or on iPlayer in a while after broadcast on-line or at the BBC iPlayer app to your pill or smartphone.

In the meantime, the Semi-Finals will air on BBC 4, and can be to be had on iPlayer for those who pass over the presentations reside. Those might be offered via Rylan Clark-Neal, Scott Generators and Chelcee Grimes.

You’ll be able to additionally concentrate alongside to the competition on BBC Radio 2.

watch the Eurovision Music Contest from america

In case you are in america issues are a little bit trickier. In 2018 cable channel Brand broadcast the display, however it is determined to not renew the rights, as soon as once more leaving the display with out an American house.

With that during thoughts, the most suitable option to look at Eurovision in america is to set up a VPN, which you’ll be able to use to look at the entire thing on-line at the BBC site. Our same old VPN advice is NordVPN, which has a just right steadiness of worth, reliability, and lines, however take a look at our complete information to the most efficient VPN for streaming if you wish to believe different choices.

As soon as you might have selected your VPN, simply head to the BBC site, make an account and watch the music contest reside. 

You’ll desire a UK postcode this is tied to an cope with with a TV licence. You’ll be able to in finding additional directions in our information to looking at BBC iPlayer in another country. 

It is value noting that during 2019, the Eurovision Grand Ultimate was once livestreamed on YouTube. We do not know but whether or not this would be the case for 2021. After we know extra, we’re going to replace this newsletter. 

vote within the Eurovision Music Contest

The best way to vote to your favorite act within the Eurovision Music Contest is via downloading the app onto your smartphone or pill. It is to be had from Google Play, the iOS App Retailer and the Home windows Retailer, and it is loose to obtain.

As soon as you have got the app, you are able to in finding out extra in regards to the contributors from the international locations participating, and you’ll be able to additionally be capable of in finding out the most recent Eurovision information.

However extra importantly, you’ll be able to forged your vote the usage of the app just by clicking at the vote button and opting for your favorite. You’ll be able to vote as much as 20 occasions, however you can’t vote for the rustic you might be vote casting from.

It is value noting that you’ll be able to handiest vote if you are in one of the vital 41 collaborating international locations – so US lovers can handiest apply, we are afraid.

Eurovision Music Contest 2021 contestants

There are 41 international locations collaborating in Eurovision 2021, however handiest 26 will make it thru to the Grand Ultimate. As The Netherlands are website hosting, they robotically get a slot.

The Giant 5 international locations (Germany, France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) additionally all robotically qualify, as is custom. The rest twenty might be decided on from the Semi-Finals – with the highest ten from each and every display profitable a slot. 

The international locations competing within the first Semi-Ultimate (18 Might) are Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia, Sweden, Australia, North Macedonia, Eire, Cyprus, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Malta.

The international locations participating in the second one Semi-Ultimate (20 Might) are San Marino, Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Poland, Moldova, Iceland, Serbia, Georgia, Albania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark 

All international locations have now declared their acts for the contest. 24 acts from 2020 might be returning – together with favorite of 2020, Daði og Gagnamagnið of Iceland, and the United Kingdom consultant, James Newman. 

The music decided on for the United Kingdom is Embers via James Newman, who has up to now collaborated with the likes of Calvin Harris and Rudimental. The unique music for 2020 was once extra of a ballad – this music on the other hand is a lot more upbeat, certain and ‘vintage Eurovision’.

However can it stack up towards the contest? The early favourites are Malta – however the entirety can exchange at the night time.