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Extra Programming

Extra Programming created by broadcasters for Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Please check domestic schedules for most up-to-date programming. Information provided by broadcasters and subject to change.

🇧🇪 Belgium

📺 Eén

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga

Sat 15 May, 21:15 CEST

De weg naar Rotterdam

Wed 19 May, 20:40 CEST

A documentary about Hooverphonic’s path to Eurovision

Sandra Kim

Thu 20 May, 20:35 CEST

An exclusive documentary by Cath Luyten about Sandra Kim and the 35 years since her Eurovision victory.

Songfestival Ahoy!

Fri 21 May, 20:40 CEST

Some well-known Eurovision Song Contest fans experience the first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest from their own living room with family or close friends.


Radio Rotterdam

Mon 17 May - Fri 21 May, 06:00 - 09:00 CEST

With Peter Van de Veire, a dedicated Eurovision radio show, live from Hotel New York in Rotterdam.

📻 Radio 2

Eurovision Song Contest Top 50

Fri 21 May, 13:00 CEST

Belgian Eurovision Song Contest Top 40

Sat 22 May, 13:00 CEST

Throwback to Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Sun 23 May, 12:00 CEST

🇭🇷 Croatia

📺 HRT1

Ususret Eurosongu

Sat 22 May, 20:10 CEST

With special guests and host Barbara Kolar, Nenad Korkut, Emilija Kokić (lead singer of the Croatian pop band Riva, which won the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 for Yugoslavia) and Andrej Babić.

Kod nas doma

Mon 17 May - Fri 21 May, 17:20 CEST

The show will bring the Eurovision atmosphere directly from Rotterdam.

🇫🇮 Finland

📺 Yle TV1


Sat 15 May and Sat 22 May

A talk show style program taking viewers on a journey to the magic of Eurovision through introducing all of this year’s contestants and featuring celebrity studio guests.

[Swedish and Finnish]

📺 Yle Areena

A Song Called Hate

Sat 15 May

A documentary about Iceland’s Eurovision entry from 2019, Hatari.

🇫🇷 France

📺 F2

La Minute Eurovision, F2 Daily Report

Mon 10 May - Fri 21 May, 08:40 CEST

Following Barbara's preparation for the contest.

📺 CultureBox / F2

Barbara Pravi - Voilà qui je suis

Thu 20 May and Sat 22 May

A 52 minute documentary about Barbara Pravi from her selection all the way to Rotterdam.

🇩🇪 Germany


ESC Top 10 mit Alina und Stefan

Monday 17 May, 23:15 CEST

ESC Top 10 mit Marcel und Thomas

Monday 17 May, 23:55 CEST

Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Friday 21 May, 23:45 CEST

ESC - Countdown für Rotterdam

Saturday 22 May, 19:45

ESC-Finalprognose mit Alina und Stefan

Saturday 22 May, 19:45 CEST

ESC Aftershow

Sunday 23 May 00:45 CEST

🇬🇷 Greece

📺 ERT1

«flERT» presents…

Wednesday 5 May - Tuesday 18 May

Profiles of each Eurovision 2021 participant.

🇮🇹 Italy

📺 Rai1

Anteprima Eurovision Song Contest

Saturday 22 May, 20:40 CEST

Gabriele Corsi and Cristiano Malgioglio - before commenting on the Grand Final - lead the Italian viewers to the amazing world of Eurovision Song Contest just before the show and wish good luck to our representatives.

📺 Rai4

Italian Eurovision Party

Tuesday 18 May and Thursday 20 May, 20:50 CEST

Ema Stockholma and Saverio Raimondo - before commenting on the Semi-Finals - introduce the contestants in each Semifinal to the viewers, playing some highlights from their preview videos and the best contributions received from each country.

🇵🇹 Portugal


Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga

Sat 22 May, after the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final

🇸🇪 Sweden

📺 SVT1

Pre-Show, Semi-Final 1

Tuesday 18 May, 20:00 CEST

🇳🇱 The Netherlands

📺 NPO 1

Eurovision Song Contest Top 50 Music Café

Saturday 15 May, 21:30 CEST

From the bustling Eurovision Song Contest city of Rotterdam, artists led by two well-known pianists play a musical game around the biggest Song Contest hits and the announcement of the International Eurovision Top 50.

The Preview

Tuesday 18 May, Thursday 20 May and Saturday 22 May, 20:30 CEST

Live from Rotterdam Rik van de Westelaken and his guest look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest. They discuss the countries that will be performing tonight and switch backstage with the artists and presenters.

25 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest

Friday 21 May, 16:00 CEST

Programme from Oslo, Norway, in which the winners and laureates of various Eurovision Song Contests sing their winning song one more time, accompanied by The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Sigurd Jansen. Presentation: Titten Tei and Rolf Kirkvaag. (Repeat from 07-09-1981)

📺 NPO 2

Operation Song Contest

Friday 21 May, 20:30

The basic rule is: if you win the song contest, you have to organize it yourself afterwards. But what's involved in producing the biggest, musical live show in the world? The documentary Operation Song Contest follows the producers, presenters and creative team behind the scenes to make this 'beast of a show' a huge success.

📺 NPO 3

This is Jeangu

Monday 17 May, 20:30 CEST

Jeangu Macrooy represents our country at the Eurovision Song Contest with his song Birth Of A New Age. After the disappointment of the cancelled event in 2020 due to COVID-19, Jeangu is once again full of energy and resilience committed to his participation. In this documentary, the singer gives an insight into the preparations on the way to his performance in Rotterdam Ahoy.

Op weg naar het Songfestival

Monday 17 May - Friday 21 May, 19.25

The Eurovision Song Contest has had many special highlights over the years. Dutch celebrities look back on the most talked about moments. They also look ahead to the participating acts in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Which countries will win a place in the final on Saturday? With a.o. Rolf Sanchez, Berget Lewis, Sanne Wallis de Vries, Emma Wortelboer, Albert Verlinde, Sahil Amar Aissa and Jeroen Kijk in de Vegte.

The Big Song Festival Festival (rerun)

Wednesday 19 May, 20:30 CEST

The concert registration of The Great Song Festival Feast. Never before have so many song festival heroes stood on one stage. Enjoy the best of the best that the Eurovision Song Contest has produced in the past 50 years. With performances by Dana International, Teach-In, Emilie de Forest, Ruth Jacott, Keiino, Lenny Kuhr, Nicole, Johnny Logan, Netta and Loreen, among others. The presentation is in the hands of Edsilia Rombley with expert commentary by Cornald Maas.

📺 NPO Zapp

Zapp Eurovision Song Contest Reports

Monday 17 May - Friday 21 May, 18.20

Host Buddy Vedder and junior reporter Matheu Hinzen give the latest updates on the Eurovision Song Contest every school day. Matheu will do challenges with the international artists and bake cakes with the children of presenters Chantal Janzen and Edsilia Rombley. He also makes sure that everything in Ahoy is in perfect order for the reception of the participating countries. Buddy brings the latest Eurovision gossip, fun facts and social media updates from the studio with a view of the Rotterdam Erasmus Bridge!


Muzieklegendes: Eurovisie Songfestival

Saturday 22 May, 12:15 CEST

Stars NL delves into the treasure chest of the Eurovision Song Contest! In this episode of Music Legends, Jan Paparazzi discusses the most striking and controversial entries for the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest. We start in 1956 with the entries of singers Jetty Paerl and Corry Brokken and we end of course with the win of Duncan Laurence!

🇺🇦 Ukraine


Eurovision Diaries

Wednesday 12 May - Friday 21 May

3-minute episodes from Rotterdam, will be broadcast weekdays.


Monday 16 May - Friday 21 May

A 48-minute revealing documentary about the lead singer of Go_A Kateryna Pavlenko, will be broadcast on 16 and 21 May on UA:PERSHYI.


What Europe Is Singing About?

Tuesday 18 May, Thursday 20 May, and Saturday 22 May

Music videos of Eurovision 2021 participants with introductions and trivia from Timur Miroshnychenko.

📻 Ukrainian Radio

Daily 5-minute Eurovision Diaries

Monday 10 May - Saturday 22 May, 22:55 CEST

Radio Promin

Monday 17 May - Saturday 22 May

Eurovision news, reports and facts in the morning show RanokPro. On 22 May, live pre-party with experts, followed by the live broadcast of the Grand Final (with commentary from Anna Zakletska and Dmytro Zakharchenko and communication with experts), and a live after party with reactions from social media users and experts.