Eurovision Club

Everything related to the Eurovision Song Contest. (Bring your own wind machine, rhinestone overalls, and superfluous acrobats.)

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May 18

Live Stream: Grand Final (2019 Eurovision Song Contest)

Once more, with feeling! After two over-the-top semifinals, with plenty of expected qualifications and several surprises, today, Saturday, May 18th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in to live chat the spectacle that can only be Eurovision. Viewers outside the US and Canada can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For those of us unlucky enough to be geoblocked, you've got a few options to access the semi-final: 1) a VPN that can allow you access to the Official YouTube channel or 2) an unblocked stream from a national broadcaster (reddit link, I'm a big fan of the Swedish one). [more inside]
posted by PearlRose at 8:11 AM - 347 comments

May 16

Live Stream: Semifinal 2 (2019 Eurovision Song Contest)

We had some great qualifications and some surprise non-qualifications on Tuesday in the Round 1 Semifinal, now let's do it all again! Semifinal 2 begins today, Thursday, May 16th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in for performance previews and discuss all your highly-complicated Eurovision feelings here. Viewers outside the US and Canada can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For those of us unlucky enough to be geoblocked, you've got a few options to access the semi-final: 1) a VPN that can allow you access to the Official YouTube channel or 2) an unblocked stream from a national broadcaster (reddit link, I'm a big fan of the Swedish one). [more inside]
posted by PearlRose at 6:21 AM - 59 comments

May 14

Live Stream: Semifinal 1 (2019 Eurovision Song Contest)

Greetings from Tel Aviv, Israel for this year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest! Semifinal 1 begins Tuesday May 14th (today!), at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in for performance previews and conjecture about who's good, bad, and so-bad-it's-good. Viewers outside the US and Canada can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For those of us unlucky enough to be geoblocked, you've got a few options to access the semi-final: 1) a VPN that can allow you access to the Official YouTube channel or 2) an unblocked stream from a national broadcaster (reddit link, I'm a big fan of the Swedish one.) [more inside]
posted by PearlRose at 11:45 AM - 33 comments

May 12

Live Stream: Final (2018 Eurovision Song Contest)

Saturday May 11, 2100 CEST! Viewers outside the US can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For fans located in the US: Logo is broadcasting the Grand Final again this year (with Ross Mathews and Shangela) which means we get to deal with geoblocking. Get a VPN with endpoints outside the US to access the stream on YouTube, or try the Swedish broadcaster's high-quality (and largely commentary-free) live stream. Eurovision.tv also lists a series of live stream links, some of which are geoblocked but many of which look to be open to the general viewing public. [more inside]
posted by k8t at 7:59 AM - 507 comments

May 8

Live Stream: Semifinal 2 (2018 Eurovision Song Contest)

Semifinal 2 begins Thursday May 10th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Semifinal 1 featured some shocking winners and losers, so there's no telling what can happen in the competition for the last ten spots! Viewers outside the US can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For fans located in the US: Logo is broadcasting the Grand Final again this year (with Ross Mathews and Shangela) which means we get to deal with geoblocking. Get a VPN with endpoints outside the US to access the stream on YouTube, or try the Swedish broadcaster's high-quality (and largely commentary-free) live stream. Eurovision.tv also lists a series of live stream links, some of which are geoblocked but many of which look to be open to the general viewing public. [more inside]
posted by zebra at 9:04 PM - 39 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 1 (2018 Eurovision Song Contest)

Live from Lisbon, Semifinal 1 begins Tuesday May 8th (today!), at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in for performance previews and conjecture about who's good, bad, and so-bad-it's-good. Viewers outside the US can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For fans located in the US: LOGO is broadcasting the Grand Final again this year (with Ross Mathews and Shangela) which means we get to deal with geoblocking again. (Boo.) Get a VPN with endpoints outside the US to access the stream on YouTube, or try the Swedish broadcaster's high-quality (and usually commentary-free) live stream. Eurovision.tv also lists a series of live stream links, some of which are geoblocked but many of which look to be open to the general viewing public. [more inside]
posted by zebra at 11:11 AM - 32 comments

May 12

Live Stream: Grand Final (2017 Eurovision Song Contest)

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final begins Saturday! May 13th! at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm Eastern! with results announced usually between 6-630pm Eastern! Can you tell I am excite! Most of the world can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. Fans located in the US can tune their TVs to LOGO or computing devices to LogoTV.com, where the show will be co-hosted by Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage of "Rupaul's Drag Race" fame. Other options for following the action include accessing the main Eurovision stream on YouTube using a VPN, or using the delightfully Swedish feed from SVT (co-hosted, although probably in Swedish, by 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw). [more inside]
posted by zebra at 1:52 PM - 577 comments

May 10

Live Stream: Semifinal 2 (2017 Eurovision Song Contest)

Semifinal 2 of the 2017 contest begins Thursday, May 11th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm Eastern, with results announced ~2 hours later. Most of the world can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. Fans located in the US, Canada, and Brazil have to deal with geoblocking. Use a VPN with endpoints outside the US to access the stream on YouTube, or use the delightfully Swedish feed from SVT. [more inside]
posted by zebra at 8:40 PM - 172 comments

May 8

Live Stream: Semifinal 1 (2017 Eurovision Song Contest)

Live from Kyiv, Semifinal 1 begins Tuesday, May 9th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in for performance previews and conjecture about who's good, bad, and so-bad-it's-good. Viewers outside the US can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For fans located in the US: LOGO is broadcasting the Grand Final again this year (with Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage of Drag Race fame. Yay!) which means we get to deal with geoblocking again. (Boo.) Get a VPN with endpoints outside the US to access the stream YouTube, or try the Swedish broadcaster's high-quality (and usually commentary-free) live stream. [more inside]
posted by zebra at 8:36 PM - 43 comments

May 14

Live Stream: Grand Final (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

EUROVISION DAY IS HERE! The 2016 Grand Final begins at 2100 CET / 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific. As before, the live stream will be available via the Eurovision website, the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, and for the first time, through the LOGO TV website. (Note to LOGO viewers: commentary will be provided by Carson Kressley and Michelle Collins.) Viewers located outside the US can also watch via YouTube. [more inside]
posted by zebra at 7:54 AM - 458 comments

May 12

Your all time favorite Eurovision contestant, song and/or winner?

As the title says - what is your favorite Eurovision contestant, song and/or winner?
posted by Wordshore at 10:26 AM - 6 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 2 (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

It's time for the next round of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest! Semifinal 2 begins at 2100 CET / 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific. As before, the live stream will be available via the Eurovision website. Viewers located outside the US can also watch via YouTube. Thanks to LOGO TV's contract to broadcast Saturday's Grand Final, the semifinal rounds are not available to viewers in the US via YouTube, and the Eurovision.tv stream is relatively low quality. One freely available (no VPNs necessary!) and high-quality source is the Swedish broadcaster, SVT. This is probably the correct link for today's stream. In case it's not, check the SVT Play home page. [more inside]
posted by zebra at 7:41 AM - 11 comments

May 9

Come join the Eurovision Club!

I've set up a new club for the Eurovision Song Contest. Whether you're a die-hard fan or just really love the idea of wind machines and superfluous acrobats, come join us to discuss everything Eurovision-related! [more inside]
posted by zebra at 2:55 PM - 4 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 1 (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

The opening round of this year's Eurovision Song Contest is almost upon us! Semifinal 1 begins Tuesday, May 10th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. The live stream will be available via the Eurovision.tv website or directly from YouTube (link TBD). Let's talk fabulous hits and glorious misses! [more inside]
posted by zebra at 2:43 PM - 18 comments

Which MetaFilter Moderator would make the best Eurovision contestant?

Just a question/poll I'm throwing out there, but out of the mods, who do you think would be best on Eurovision, and why?
posted by Wordshore at 2:21 PM - 4 comments

Eurovision times, viewing

The semi-finals are on Tuesday and Thursday, and the final is on Saturday. All start at 9pm Central European Time, or 8pm in the UK, or 3pm on east coast USA. Watching is available through your TV in Europe (BBC in the UK), online, and there's an option in the USA. Oh, and the interval act will apparently be Justin Timberlake, fuelling speculation that the USA may be allowed to enter in a forthcoming year.
posted by Wordshore at 2:20 PM - 3 comments