Peacock to Stream 2021 and 2022 Eurovision Song Contest Live
Beginning today, Tuesday 18 May, the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will be available to stream exclusively on Peacock in the United States, both live and on-demand. Here’s the schedule:
First Semi-Final: Tuesday, 18 May, 2021, 3:00 pm ET
Second Semi-Final: Thursday, 20 May, 2021, 3:00 pm ET
Grand Final: Saturday, 22 May, 2021, 3:00 pm ET
The Eurovision Song Contest is the world’s largest live music event. It is organized annually by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The competition, in which participating member broadcasters of the EBU send a new song to represent their nation, takes place annually in the country that won the previous edition.
Thirty-nine broadcasters are taking part in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, following the Netherlands’ win with the song “Arcade” by Duncan Laurence in 2019. The Eurovision Song Contest has taken place every year since 1956, except in 2020, when the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the years, 27 countries have won the competition at least once.
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