What is the Eurovision Song Contest?
You may also know it as:
Melodi Grand Prix
Concours Eurovision de la chanson
Eurovision is the longest-running annual international TV song competition. It has been held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956. The competition was based upon the existing Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy since 1951.
Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the competition's winning entry.
How Can I Watch Eurovision From the U.S.?
I have been watching Eurovision for many years from all over the world.
I will be updating this post with links and updates throughout the week as new live streams appear for watching Eurovision 2018 live.
There is nothing worse than getting the "This is not available in your country." message!
If you do not have a VPN, here are the best options for streaming the Eurovision 2018 online from the United States:
LogoTV has exclusive broadcast rights for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2018. You'll be able to stream online, directly here on Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 PM EST/12:00 PM PST
Last year, we watched from the U.S. on Swedish national broadcast channel SVT and our friends in Canada did as well. It was a great stream, mostly in English with a little bit of commentary in Swedish. It is not geo-blocked and will be be streaming both Semi-Final 1, 2, and the Grand Final. This is a great option for those in North America looking to watch Eurovision 2018.
When is Eurovision 2018?
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 21:00 CEST/15:00 EST/12:00 PM PST
Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland, and Cyprus.
Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 21:00 CEST/15:00 EST/12:00 PM PST
Norway, Romania, Serbia, San Marino, Denmark, Russia, Moldova, The Netherlands, Australia, Georgia, Poland, Malta, Hungary, Latvia, Sweden, Montenegro, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 21:00 CEST/15:00 EST/12:00PM PST
How to Watch Eurovision 2018 Online From Around the World
If you are located in one of the 42 participating countries, you can watch the Semi-Finals and Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest live with your country’s public broadcaster.
You can also watch the contest live via the official YouTube channel, without commentary.
Get Familiar with Eurovison 2018 Songs on YouTube:
This year, my favorites so far are:
Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer - Light Me Up
This song is such a summer hit! I do wish the song was in Polish though...
Netta - Toy
Girl power with the incredible Netta! Her music is fun and powerful and will make you get up out of your seat!
Mikolas Josef - Lie To Me
He totally is giving me Euro Justin Bieber vibes!
Eleni Foureira - Fuego
Absolutely bringing the fuego and makes me want to dance! It's totally what I want from a Eurovision song.
Will you be watching the Eurovision 2018 Semi-Final tomorrow?
Let me know which country has your favorite song!
Who would you vote for if you could?
Tag me @speakathometonight on Instagram and Facebook and @speaktonight on Twitter and let's talk all things Eurovision! You know I will be watching!
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