Finally, it's show week in Rotterdam, and because it's been such a long time between Eurovision Song Contests we've pulled together all the info you need to get through to the Grand Final on Saturday - so bookmark this page, stock up on snacks, and get ready to enjoy the biggest music show on the planet!
First things first: for full artist biographies, song information and fascinating facts, check out the 'Class of 2021' on our participants page, and for a deep dive into the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 vital statistics, check out this page.
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 – First Semi-Final
Tuesday 18 May, 21:00 CEST
Our hosts Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit, Edsilia Rombley and Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) are live from the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands for the First Semi-Final, where 16 countries will compete for one of 10 spots in Saturday night’s Grand Final.
⭐️ = Qualified on Tuesday 18 May
Australia will compete using their 'Live-on-Tape’ performance. Find out more here.
Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Cyprus, Norway, Belgium, Israel, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Malta qualified for the Grand Final on Saturday 22 May.
Interval act: The Power of Water
Singer Davina Michelle and actress Thekla Reuten will star. For this unique act, recordings have been made, directed by Ruben van Leer, on and around the Delta Works, a large scale series of construction projects (incorporating dams, sluices, locks, dykes, and levees) used to protect swathes of the Netherlands from being lost to the sea. On top of this, a world of water will be created within the walls of Rotterdam Ahoy using augmented reality.
Duncan Laurence will also perform.
Live Blog: 20:00 CEST – 00:30 CEST
The Eurovision.tv team will be running a Live Blog before, during and after the show. Keep us open to experience the build up, learning fascinating facts about the artists, and join us for the post-show Press Conference where we’ll reveal which Grand Final half each of the successful acts have been drawn in to.
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 – Second Semi-Final
Thursday 20 May, 21:00 CEST
Again, our hosts Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit, Edsilia Rombley and Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) are live from the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands for the Second Semi-Final, where 17 countries will compete for the final spots in Saturday night’s Grand Final.
⭐️ = Qualified on Thursday 20 May
Interval act: Ahmad Joudeh and Dez Maarsen
For his performance 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 with ten Dutch titles and a World Championship appearance under his belt.
Live Blog: 20:00 CEST – 02:00 CEST
It’s gonna be a long night! Stick with the Live Blog team as we exclusive reveal both the Grand Final half draw and the Running Order! Make sure you’re ready with a big mug of cocoa.
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 – Grand Final
Saturday 22 May, 21:00 CEST
The one we’ve waited for… the Grand Final! Our 20 qualifying Semi-Finalists are joined by the Big Five and our hosts The Netherlands, as the participants battle it out to become the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 champions.
Grand Final Running Order:
Duncan Laurence will perform two songs (you can probably guess one of them) before one of the most popular DJs in the world, Afrojack, together with Glennis Grace, Wulf and a classical orchestra consisting of young talent take part in the act Music Binds Us.
Live Blog: 19:00 CEST – 02:00 CEST
Stick with us and we cover the build up, the Contest and the aftermath – live from the Delegation Bubble and Press Conference rooms in Rotterdam Ahoy.
Even More Eurovision…
Still not enough Eurovision for your liking? Well, we have more for you!
Eurovision.tv’s intrepid reporter Krista Siegfrids (Finnish participant, 2013) snoops around the Rotterdam Ahoy in search of all the backstage glitter and gossip. The series is available to watch on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
Eurovision.tv has launched 'Music First', a series of short films exploring the creative process behind each of the songs in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Eurovision Village 2021
Events throughout the week.
The online Eurovision Village will #OpenUp to fans across the world regardless of whether they’re in Rotterdam or anywhere, Liverpool or Rome… everyone will be able to party their way through Rotterdam, enjoy the Turquoise Carpet, see backstage videos from Rotterdam Ahoy and hear live sessions from fabulous Eurovision artists.
Expect to see the likes of Johnny Logan, Sergey Lazarev, KEiiNO and many, many more.
Official Song Recap 2021
Check out all of this year’s 39 entries on the official Eurovision YouTube channel: