Eurovision 2021 - All you need to know
When is it?
Eurovision will be held between 18-22 May.
Semi-final 1: 19 May 5:00am AEST (18 May 20:00 CET in Europe)
Semi-final 2: 21 May 5:00am AEST (20 May 20:00 CET in Europe)
Grand Final: 23 May 5:00am AEST (22 May 20:00 CET in Europe)
Where will it be held?
Eurovision this year will be held at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, The Netherlands after they won the 2019 Contest with Duncan Laurence's 'Arcade'. They were due to hold the 2020 Contest before it was cancelled.
There is due to be a small crowd of 3,500 spectator who will all have to go through strict COVID-19 protocols to get access.
For Australians, this will be the SBS broadcast times:
Wednesday 19 May - 5:00am AEST live broadcast semi-final 1 (Australia's semi-final)
Friday 21 May - 5:00am AEST live broadcast semi-final 2
Friday 21 May - 8:30pm AEST semi-final 1 replay in primetime
Saturday 22 May - 8:30pm AEST semi-final 2 replay in primetime
Sunday 23 May - 5:00am AEST live broadcast of Grand Final
Sunday 23 May - 7:30pm AEST Grand Final replay in primetime
All shows will be available during the week on SBS On Demand.
Who is competing?
You can listen to all songs on these playlists:
Details on the artists and their semi-finals below:
Below are the entries competing in semi-final 1 (in the order they will perform). Click on the links to get a full profile on the entry and to check out their songs.
🇱🇹 Lithuania: The Roop – 'Discoteque'
🇸🇮 Slovenia: Ana Soklič – 'Amen'
🇷🇺 Russia: Manizha – 'Russian Woman'
🇸🇪 Sweden: Tusse – 'Voices'
🇦🇺 Australia: Montaigne – 'Technicolour'
🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Vasil – 'Here I Stand'
🇮🇪 Ireland: Lesley Roy – 'Maps'
🇨🇾 Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – 'El diablo'
🇳🇴 Norway: Tix – 'Fallen Angel'
🇭🇷 Croatia: Albina – 'Tick-Tock'
🇧🇪 Belgium: Hooverphonic – 'The Wrong Place'
🇮🇱 Israel: Eden Alene – 'Set Me Free'
🇷🇴 Romania: Roxen – 'Amnesia'
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan: Efendi – 'Mata Hari'
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Go_A – 'SHUM'
🇲🇹 Malta: Destiny – 'Je me casse'
Below are the entries competing in semi-final 2 (in the order they will perform). Click on the links to get a full profile on the entry and to check out their songs.
🇸🇲 San Marino: Senhit – 'Adrenalina'
🇪🇪 Estonia: Uku Suviste – 'The Lucky One'
🇨🇿 Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – 'Omaga'
🇬🇷 Greece: Stefania – 'Last Dance'
🇦🇹 Austria: Vincent Bueno – 'Amen'
🇵🇱 Poland: Rafał – 'The Ride'
🇲🇩 Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – 'Sugar'
🇮🇸 Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – '10 Years'
🇷🇸 Serbia: Hurricane – 'Loco Loco'
🇬🇪 Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – 'You'
🇦🇱 Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – 'Karma'
🇵🇹 Portugal: The Black Mamba – 'Love Is on My Side'
🇧🇬 Bulgaria: Victoria – 'Growing Up Is Getting Old'
🇫🇮 Finland: Blind Channel – 'Dark Side'
🇱🇻 Latvia: Samanta Tīna – 'The Moon Is Rising'
🇨🇭 Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – 'Tout l’univers'
🇩🇰 Denmark: Fyr & Flamme – 'Øve os på hinanden'
The Big 5 and Hosts
Each year the 'Big 5' nations go straight through to the Grand Final as do the hosts of the Contest.
🇳🇱 The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – 'Birth of a New Age'
🇫🇷 France: Barbara Pravi – 'Voilà'
🇩🇪 Germany: Jendrick – 'I Don't Feel Hate'
🇮🇹 Italy: Måneskin – 'Zitti e buoni'
🇪🇸 Spain: Blas Canto – 'Voy a quedarme'
🇬🇧 United Kingdom: James Newman – 'Embers'
How is Australia competing if they're not in Rotterdam?
Australia will be shown as a 'live-on-tape' performance that was recorded under strict conditions back in March. All 39 entries had to record this in case they could not travel or compete because of COVID-19.
Who are the favourites?
According to the odds on 17 May 2021, Italy are the current favourites to win:
Full odds in Australia at: https://www.sportsbet.com.au/betting/novelty-bets/eurovision/eurovision-2021-5637160