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How To Watch Eurovision 2023 In New Zealand

It is the world’s biggest music contest, and this year, the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live from Liverpool. If you’re eager to watch from super down under, put down your network television remote: here’s how to watch and when!

For Eurovision fans in New Zealand, both Semi-Finals and the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will be streamed live on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel, without commentary.

Is 7AM too early? Wanna wake up and miss the spoilers on Twitter? We got you.

For the schedule of shows, check out the show descriptions below. For the first time ever, viewers from New Zealand can vote in all the live shows! Just head to to vote for your favourites!


Wednesday 10th May, 7:00 AM on YouTube

In the first semi-final, the first group of countries in the Eurovision 2024 line-up will compete for a place in Sunday’s Grand Final.

The countries competing are: Norway, Malta, Serbia, Latvia, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia, Switzerland, Israel, Moldova, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Czechia, The Netherlands, Finland.

Friday 12th May, 7:00 AM on YouTube

The second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will feature different acts taking to the stage in the hope of securing a place in Sunday’s Grand Final.

Competing this evening are: Denmark, Armenia, Romania, Estonia, Belgium, Cyprus, Iceland, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, Georgia, San Marino, Austria, Albania, Lithuania, Australia.

Grand Final

Sunday 14th May, 7:00 AM on YouTube

The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, will be hosted by Alesha Dixon, Hannah Waddingham, Julia Sanina, and Graham Norton and broadcast live on YouTube.

All the qualifying acts from the semi-finals will join Ukraine plus the remaining ‘Big Five’ countries France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom in the Grand Final of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest from Liverpool Arena in the United Kingdom.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 is produced by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) with national broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).