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WATCH NOW: First Semi-Final Eurovision Song Contest 2021

18 May 2021 at 20:00 CEST
It's time for the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - and you can watch it LIVE, right HERE!

📺 Watch the First Semi-Final Live Stream on YouTube or find out how to watch in your region.

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.

🖨 Keep track of your favourites tonight: download and print a scorecard!

First Semi-Finalists:

  1. 🇱🇹 Lithuania / The Roop - Discoteque
  2. 🇸🇮 Slovenia / Ana Soklič - Amen
  3. 🇷🇺 Russia / Manizha - Russian Woman
  4. 🇸🇪 Sweden / Tusse - Voices
  5. 🇦🇺 Australia / Montaigne - Technicolour (Live-on-Tape performance)*
  6. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia / Vasil - Here I Stand
  7. 🇮🇪 Ireland / Lesley Roy - Maps
  8. 🇨🇾 Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo
  9. 🇳🇴 Norway / TIX - Fallen Angel
  10. 🇭🇷 Croatia / Albina - Tick-Tock
  11. 🇧🇪 Belgium / Hooverphonic - The Wrong Place
  12. 🇮🇱 Israel / Eden Alene - Set Me Free
  13. 🇷🇴 Romania / ROXEN - Amnesia
  14. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan / Efendi - Mata Hari
  15. 🇺🇦 Ukraine / Go_A - Shum
  16. 🇲🇹 Malta / Destiny - Je Me Casse

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 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.