Bill Mann

Bill Mann

May 12, 2018

We’re in the midst of the 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest. Live coverage of this exciting event varies by country, so to be sure you don’t miss any of the drama!

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While the Eurovision 2018 Song Contest is a major event in much of the world (particularly the 43 countries competing for the title!) live coverage can be patchy. The best way to ensure you don’t miss this musical extravaganza is to stream it with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN allows anybody, anywhere, to pretend to be in a different country and connect to the streaming service that suits them best.

How to watch Eurovision 2018 with a VPN

  1. Select a fast VPN for streaming. To watch Eurovision 2018, we recommend ExpressVPN because it has super fast servers in most European countries, making it ideal for streaming video in HD.
  2. Click through to your preferred VPN’s website and subscribe to the service.
  3. Download the VPN software.
  4. Install the VPN on your device. Make sure you download the correct VPN client for your device.
  5. Log into your VPN using the credentials you entered when you subscribed.
  6. Connect to a VPN server in the country that is showing the streams you want to watch.
  7. Head over to the local streaming service and watch all the action in the Eurovision Song Contest!

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Where Can I watch the Eurovision Final?

Eurovision is being broadcast by several TV stations around the world, so you can watch it in your native language or with a different commentary.

English commentary


  • Server: UK
  • Price: Free

Australian commentary


  • Server: Australia
  • Price: Free

Alternative commentary

Logo TV

  • Server: America
  • Price: Free


  • Server: Canada
  • Price: Free


You can view the semi-finals and the grand final of this year’s event on YouTube, without commentary. However, these YouTube streams will not be available in the USA, Canada, Brazil, and South Korea. does not condone copyright infringement. While we are aware that VPNs can be used to spoof your location to another country, and thus overcome geo-restrictions, their primary purpose is to provide you with online security and privacy. First and foremost, this is why we recommend using a VPN.

Eurovision 2018: FAQ

When and where is the Eurovision song contest?

While preliminary events have been going on for some time, the main events are happening right now! The first semi-final was held on May 8. The second semi-final is Thursday, May 10. The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest grand final takes place on Saturday, May 12. There is no time to waste.

The events themselves are being held in Lisbon, Portugal at the Altice Arena.

What countries are competing at this years Eurovision?

Here are the 43 countries that are competing in the semi-finals. Six countries – Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom (known as the Big-5), along with host Portugal, all pre-qualified for the Grand Final.

Who is favorite to win The Eurovision Song Contest?

The question on everyone’s mind, of course, is who will win this year. Salvador Sobral from Portugal won it all last year with his single, “Amar Pelos Dois,” giving Portugal their first ever Eurovision win.

Until days ago, Netta Barzilai from Israel was the favorite. However, after an extremely strong showing in her rehearsal for semi-final 1, Eleni Foureira of Cyprus is now the bookmaker’s favorite to win the 2018 contest. This would be incredible, not only because she would give Cyprus their first-ever victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, but also because as of February, Eleni was ranked 34th out of 43 competitors.

The pressure is on for Eleni, Netta, and all the other competitors. Fire up your VPN and tune in tonight to see who gets eliminated and who moves on to the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!