What time is the Eurovision 2021 final? Start time, channel, streaming and more
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The Eurovision Song Contest comes to a close tonight (May 22) with the grand final airing across the globe. Fans in the UK will be able to watch on BBC One, and the official Eurovision website will be screening the final. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about what time it starts and more.
What time is the Eurovision 2021 final?
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Grand Final airs tonight (May 22) at 8pm on BBC One. The whole show will also be made available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Graham Norton will be leading the proceedings over on BBC One, commentating live from Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
Amanda Holden is acting as Eurovision Spokesperson for the UK this year, and she will be delivering the results of the UK’s professional jury vote live from London.
On BBC Radio 2, Ken Bruce will be covering the events of the evening live from Wogan House in London.
For other fans across the globe, they can tune in to the live stream on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, from 9pm CEST.
The Eurovision.tv team will also be running a live blog on the website from 7pm CEST until 2am CEST.
For fans over in the UK, Express.co.uk will also be running a live blog throughout the evening.
The 2019 winner, Duncan Laurence, was expected to perform two songs on the night, but he has since pulled out following a positive coronavirus test.
Fans will still be able to enjoy an interval performance from DJs Afrojack, Glennis Grace, Wulf and a classical orchestra.
They will all be taking part in a breathtaking act called Music Binds Us.
The official running order for the Grand Final is as follows:
Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo
Albania / Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
Israel / Eden Alene – Set Me Free
Belgium / Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place
Russia / Manizha – Russian Woman
Malta / Destiny – Je Me Casse
Portugal / The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side
Serbia / Hurricane – Loco Loco
United Kingdom / James Newman – Embers
Greece / Stefania – Last Dance
Switzerland / Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers
Iceland / Da∂i Freyr og Gagnamagni∂ – 10 Years
Spain / Blas Cantó – Voy A Querdarme
Moldova / Natalia Gordienko – SUGAR
Germany / Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate
Finland / Blind Channel – Dark Side
Bulgaria / Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old
Lithuania / The Roop – Discoteque
Ukraine / Go_A – Shum
France / Barbara Pravi – Voilà
Azerbaijan / Efendi – Mata Hari
Norway / TIX – Fallen Angel
The Netherlands (Hosts) / Jeangu Macrooy – Birth of a New Age
Italy / Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni
Sweden / Tusse – Voices
San Marino / Senhit – Adrenalina
Fans in the US may also be wondering how they can tune in, and they will be able to watch via a new streaming platform this year.
Peacock will stream the 2021 competition for audiences in the US, offering both live and on-demand streaming.
This year’s Eurovision final will air at 3am ET on the streaming service.
Graham Norton shared his thoughts on this year’s competition, saying: “I’m so thrilled that Eurovision is back this year. Even if people can’t travel to the venue to celebrate the contest, I think the return of the show will be a real highlight for all the fans of the song contest.
“Becoming part of the Eurovision family has been a dream come true. I was a long-time fan of the contest and I hope that people know that while I may poke fun at some of the excesses and absurdities on the night, I’m doing it as someone who loves Eurovision.”
The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final airs on May 22 at 8pm on BBC One, 9pm CEST on the Eurovision YouTube channel and 3am ET on Peacock.
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