Eurovision 2021 semi-finals: TV Channel, UK Start Time & Odds

Eurovision 2021 semi-finals: TV Channel, UK Start Time & Odds

How to watch the 2021 Eurovision semi-finals and the latest odds.

Where can you watch the Eurovision semi-finals? 

The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th of May at 8pm BST. The Grand Final will be on Saturday 22nd of May at 8pm BST.

The semi-finals will be shown on BBC Four in the UK, both at 8pm Tuesday and Thursday. Rylan Clark-Neal, Scott Mills and Chelcee Grimes will be hosting.

As one of the ‘Big Five’ countries, the United Kingdom doesn’t have to qualify from the semi-final stage of the competition and will gain automatic access to the final on Saturday. 

The 16 countries competing in the first semi-final are: Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia, Sweden, Australia, North Macedonia, Ireland, Cyprus, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Malta.


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The second semi final of Eurovision will feature 17 different acts. They are: San Marino, Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Poland, Moldova, Iceland, Serbia, Georgia, Albania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark.

Eurovision odds

Italy are the current 5/2 favourites for the 2021 edition of Eurovision. However, only just behind them in the market are France, who are a general 11/4 shot. Malta are third-favourites are 5/1.

Cyprus have had some in some support in recent days. They were 16/1 on Friday but are now as short as 8/1 with some bookmakers. 

The United Kingdom are available at a massive 300/1

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