The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is set to be broadcast on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service in the United States.
The Eurovision Song Contest is set to be streamed online in the United States on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock. This is the first time in the United States that viewers will be able to watch all the semi-finals and the Grand Final live. PeacockTV has 42 million users in the United States.
No clue on what the coverage will look like, but stay tuned? pic.twitter.com/Z2vzXDG5iS
— The EuroWhat? Podcast (@EuroWhat) May 17, 2021
Last week NBC signed a deal for the American version of the Eurovision Song Contest, the American Song Contest. The competition is set to feature performances representing all of the 50 states of the United States plus Washington DC and the nation’s five territories; American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. Acts will be competing to win the national vote with the best original song.
The Eurovision Song Contest was previously broadcast in the United States on Logo TV. Logo’s first broadcast of Eurovision in 2016 was hosted by Carson Kressley (known for presenting shows including “How to Look Good Naked”) and Michelle Collins of “The View.” 52,000 viewers in the USA watched the show that year.
In 2017, commentating duties were taken over by “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” stars Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage. The American broadcast of the Eurovision 2017 final attracted 64,000 viewers. 74,000 viewers watched the live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Grand Final from Lisbon, Portugal, with the contest having a share of 0.02%.
In 2019 Netflix signed a deal with the EBU to broadcast the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was not available to watch live and was only available on-demand after the contest was held.
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