BBC One will air the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 grand final tonight (Saturday, May 18). Eurovision 2019 will be streaming live as it airs on the BBC. BBC iPlayer is also streaming the two Eurovision semi-finals now for those who want to catch up before the final.
How to watch Eurovision 2019 online
BBC iPlayer will be streaming the Eurovision 2019 grand final as it airs on TV.
The Eurovision live stream will start at 8pm on iPlayer, with commentary by Graham Norton.
iPlayer will livestream the final until around 11.40pm, when the winning act is crowned.
The two semi finals, hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills, are both on BBC iPlayer now.
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Those without TV licences or outside of the UK have other ways of streaming Eurovision.
The Eurovision YouTube account has a live stream of the contest which will start at 8pm BST.
Though this stream is available in many countries around the world, it is geo-blocked in America.
When asked why at a Eurovision press conference, executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand said: “The reason why we can’t show it in the USA is that YouTube doesn’t have a collecting society in the USA, so for copyright purposes, we cannot show content in the USA.
“YouTube needs to arrange a deal with a collecting society so that artists get paid.”
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Who will win Eurovision 2019?
The Netherlands are the bookies’ favourite to win Eurovision 2019.
BetVictor have Duncan Laurence and his song Arcade at 11/1 to win his country its 5th Eurovision win.
Other countries with a good chance of winning tonight’s song contest include Sweden at 6/1 and Australia at 8/1.
If Sweden wins tonight, they make Eurovision history by matching Ireland’s record of seven wins.
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UK entrant Michael Rice, however, is a longshot, with his song Bigger Than Us a 150/1 outsider.
As ever, however, the real winners of Eurovision are the viewers, who this year have pleasures to look forward to like Iceland’s BDSM-inspired song and a potential halftime song by Madonna.
However, negotiations were revealed to be ongoing between the pop legend and Eurovision, with Sand saying at the press conference: “We have an artist that would love to participate on the stage, but without the contract, it can’t happen.”
Viewers will have to tune in to the Eurovision stream, however, to find out whether Madonna will perform as well as who will win this year’s song contest.
Eurovision 2019 airs tonight at 8pm on BBC One
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