It's time for the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - and you can watch it LIVE, right HERE!
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.
Australia will compete using their 'Live-on-Tape' performance. Find out more here.
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.