Around The Continent 2021 – #17

“Around The Continent” is a series of posts where we will give you all the main news of the week.

Vincent Bueno will sing “Amen” at Eurovision 2021.
According to ORF, the song will be released on the 10th week of the year, which means on a date between 7-13 of March. The title of the song is “Amen“:



6 potential songs for Eurovision 2021 are:

Ugly Cry
Imaginary Friend
Dive into Unknown
Phantom Pain
The Funeral Song
Growing Up is Getting Old

You can read about the story behind the songs in our article here

Team Bulgaria has launched an online platform that allows music fans from around the world to share their feedback about the 6 songs directly to Victoria and her team. You can find it here.
As of the moment, more than 1000 people have sent their feedback.

You can read our review of the 6 potential songs for Eurovision 2021 by clicking on the image

The official video-clip of Tick-Tock” by Albina will be published tonight:

You can watch the teaser

 Elena Tsagrinou will represent Cyprus with the song “El Diablo“.


The official video clip will be uploaded to YouTube by Sunday the 28th of February 2021.
However, the video-clip is available on Panik Music website in the following link.

Many Eurovision fans criticised the song, claiming it was similar to songs by Lady Gaga, Rita Ora and Zara Larsson

The rrunning order of “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021” songs has been revaled:

  1. Chief 1 and Thomas Buttenschøn – Højt over skyerne
  2. Nanna Olivia – Hvileløse Hjerter
  3. The Cosmic Twins – Silver Bullet
  4. Claudia Campagnol – Abracadabra
  5. Mike Tramp – Everything is alright.
  6. Fyr & Flamme – Øve os på hinanden
  7. Emma Nicoline – Står lige her
  8. Jean Michel – Beautiful

The show will be held on Saturday the 6th of March 2021. The results will be determined by a public vote.

Playlists can be found on different digital platforms:

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Last week, Estonia held the 2 semi-finals of “Eesti Laul 2021“, where 12 finalists were chosen among 24 participants. Earlier this week, the running order was announced:


  1. Egert Milder – Free Again
  2. Suured Tüdrukud – Heaven’s Not That Far Tonight
  3. Hans Nayna – One By One
  4. Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova – Ma olen siin
  5. Karl Killing – Kiss Me
  6. Uku Suviste – The Lucky One
  7. Sissi – Time
  8. Jüri Pootsmann – Magus melanhoolia
  9. Redel – Tartu
  10. Koit Toome – We Could Have Been Beautiful
  11. Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto – Wingman
  12. Kadri Voorand – Energy

You can listen to the songs here:

Spotify

AppleMusic

Last Saturday, Finland held the national selection for Eurovision 2021– “UMK 2021“.
7 artists competed in the national final and the results were as follows:

The band Blind Channel will perform the song “Dark Side” at Eurovision 2021

In the Interview, the singer Barabara Pravi mentioned that she wants to keep the performance of “Voilà” simple
It has been suggested that she will wear a white outfit, but the singer prefers a black outfit just like in the national final performance

Georgia is getting ready for Eurovision 2021. As we have reported before, the video clip for Eurovision 2021 entry has already been recorded:

For those who have questions for Tornike, may you the following post:

Last Thursday, Germany released the entry for Eurovision 2021: “I Don’t Feel Hate” by Jendrik:

Stefania Liberakakis will perform the song “Last Dance” for Greece at Eurovision 2021.
 The song is said to be a dance pip song in English. It will include an optimistic message: “This is not the last dance”. According to Stefania, the song has influences of Dua Lipa’s songs.

The song will be released on Wednesday 10th of March 2021.

The team behind the song is the same team as in Eurovision 2020 song:
Dimitris Kontopoulos, Sharon Vaughn and ARCADE team

On Eurovision stage, Stefania will be accompanied by 4 dancers: Costas PavlopoulosNikos KoukakisMarkos Giakoumoglou  and George Papadopoulos:

Daði and Gagnamagnið will perform the song “10 years” at Eurovision 2021.
The song is dedicated to Daði‘s wife and the time they spent together since the first meeting.
The song will be released on the 13th of March 2021.
RUV will be broadcasting special mini episodes about the history about Daði og Gagnamagnið on February 27th,March 6th and premier the song on March 10th.

Lesley Roy released her Eurovision 2021 song yesterday. The song is “Maps”

Fredrik Rydman who was behind the staging of “Heroes” (Måns Zelmerlöw, Sweden, Eurovision 2015 winner) will also be in charge of the staging for Ireland 2021

Additional snippets of Samanta Tina‘s song for Eurovision 2021 have been published:

Yesterday was the 3rd episode of ”How to win Eurovision Samanta Tina’s road to Rotterdam”.
Based on the episode, we can learn that the entry for Eurovision 2021 will discuss women’s empowerment. The phrase “We Are Queens” will be included in the lyrics.
You can read all about the 3rd episode of ”How to win Eurovision Samanta Tina’s road to Rotterdam”, in our article.

Destiny travelled to a recording studio in Sweden. We may assume that she recorded her Eurovision 2021 song in Sweden. May Swedish musicians write her song?

Natalia Gordienko will perform “Sugar” at Eurovision 2021.
The release date of the song for was preceded by Thursday the 4th of March 2021.

Team behind ”Sugar” includes Gordienko in Eurovision 2021 is the Dream Team, including Dimitris KontopoulosPhilipp Kirkorov and Fokas Evangelinos.


According to an interview Natalia and according to the Pavelzingan , the song for Eurovision 2021 will be a rhythmic dance bop that reminds “Siren Song” by the Ukrainian singer Maruv.
The song will be about sex and young people.

Originally, the rumoured date for ”Sugar” was 8th of March, but the 4th of March will be the official date when we are going to hear ”Sugar”.

You will be able to hear the song in the following way:

”4 March 18:00 (CET) subscribe to my YouTube channel/НатальяГордиенко to watch live from Crave Theatre, the red carpet and the event presentation of the music video “Sugar” for Eurovision Song Contest 2021. I’m so proud to represent Moldova at such a large singing contest. Please stay tuned for more details!”.

The premiere will take place in Moscow.

Last Saturday, “Melodi Grand Prix 2021” came to an end.
Norwegian public choice was the singer TIX with the song “Fallen Angel

The golden round was between TIX and the huge fan favorite KEiiNO and here are the rusults:

In 3rd and 4th place, we have Blåsemafian feat. Hazel with “Let Loose” and Jorn with “Faith Bloody Faith“.

Polish broadcaster TVP keeps silent. However, local media hinted that the country may be represented by singer Krystian Ochman

Last Thursday, the singer released his new song “Wielkie Tytuły”

Last Saturday, Portugal held the first semi-final of “Festival Da Canção 2021“.
10 artists comepted for 5 spots in the final. The qualifiers were:

The Black Mamba – Love is on My Side

Valéria – Na Mais Profunda Saudade

Fábia Maia – Dia Lindo

Karetus & Romeu Bairos – Saudade

Sara Afonso – Contramão


Tonight, 10 other acts will compete in the second semi-final:

  1. Da Chick – I Got Music
  2. Tainá – Jasmim
  3. Ariana – Mundo Melhor
  4. EU.CLIDES – VOLTE-FACE 
  5. Joana Alegre – Joana do Mar
  6. Pedro Gonçalves – Não Vou Ficar
  7. Ana Tereza – Com um Abraço
  8. Carolina Deslandes – Por um Triz
  9. Graciela – A Vida Sem Acontecer
  10. NEEV – Dancing in the Stars


A special guest will be Lúcia Moniz who represented Portugal at Eurovision 1996:

The results will be determined by 50% national jury voting and 50% public voting.
The jury panel consists of 6 people:

#1. Marta Carvalho – Last year composer and writer of “Medo de Sentir” (winner of “Festival da Canção 2020”)
#2. NBC – Runner-up of “Festival da Canção 2019”
#3. Paulo de Carvalho – The winner of “Festival da Canção” in years 1974 and 1977
#4. Rita Carmo -Photographer
#5. Rita Guerra – Represented Portugal at Eurovision 2003
#6. Vanessa Augusto – Television presenter

You can read our full review of the songs by clicking on this image:

You can watch our reaction video right here:

Romania will probably make a decision about the song for Eurovision 2021 in the next few days.
There are 6 songs in the running which the jury will have to rank.


Roxen was interviewed on a Polish YouTube channel and revealed some details:

1. The chosen song will be different from “Alcohol You“.
2. She sees Israel and Lithuania as her biggest competitors

The full episode can be watched here:

According to 360TV, the artist for Eurovision 2021 has been internally selected by the broadcaster.
The artist will be revealed on Monday the 8th of March 2021.
An unofficial source of 360TV, suggested that the band Little Big would represent Russia at Eurovision 2021.

The same source claims that Russia will select their song via a national final where the Russian public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite song among several songs.
Russian journalist and TV host Yana Churikova will probably be the host of the show.

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Yana Churikova is hosting a Eurovision-related show every week which can be found here.

At the time, none of Little Big, Russia Channel 1 or the EBU confirmed the details.

Senhit‘s song for Eurovision 2021 should have been released on the 23rd of February 2021.
However, it has been decided to postpone it to the 8th of March 2021.

On her Instagram stories, she was seen in a recording studio. Therefore, we can infer that the song has been edited or revamped.


Hurricane will perform a song called “Loco Loco” at Eurovision 2021.
The video clip has been recorded in the Maldives.


Team behind of ”Loco Loco” are Nemanja Antonić composer of ”Hasta La Vista” and popular Balkan music producer Darko Dimitrov.
Darko Dimitrov lives in North Macedonia and was involved in the following Eurovision songs:

  • Proud” (North Macedonia 2019)
  • Ninanajna” (North Macedonia 2006)
  • To The Sky” (North Macedonia 2014)
  • Lost and Found” (North Macedonia 2018)


In addition, he produced the following Eurovision songs:

  • Nova Deca” (Serbia 2018)
  • You” (North Macedonia 2020
  • Alive” (Albania 215)
  • Kruna” (Serbia 2019)

The song will be released at the beginning of March 2021.
Serbian media claim it will be next week:

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Ana Soklič will reveal her Eurovision 2021 song tonight at 20:00 C.E.T.
The song will be revealed in a special edition of “EMA 2021

The hosts of “EMA 2021” will be Lea Sirk who has represented Slovenia at Eurovision 2018 with the song “Hvala Ne” and Nejc Šmit

Prireditev EMA 2021 bosta iz studia 1 TV Slovenija vodila Lea Sirk in Nejc Šmit. Foto: Adrian Pregelj/RTV Slovenija

What we can tell about the song?

#1. The lyrics are in English.
#2. The composer of the song, has already submitted a song for Eurovision that won a contest that year. This is probably Charlie Mason  who wrote “Rise Like a Phoenix” (Austria 2014).
#4. This international composer has collaborated with international musicians like Miley Cyrus
#5. The song includes a use in pre-recorded backing vocals.
#6. The song isn’t a ballad this time.

The singer Karin Zemljič will be a backing vocalist for Ana:

Last Saturday, Spain held their national final selection for Eurovision 2021: “Destino Eurovision 2021“.
The singer Blas Cantó performed 2 songs. At the end of the show, the song “Voy a Quedarme” was chosen with 58% of the votes:

Last Saturday, Sweden held the third semi-final of “Melodifestivalen 2021″.
7 artists competed for 2 spots in the final.
The qualifiers were:

Charlotte Perrelli-”Still Young”


Tusse-”Voices”

While two other acts advanced for the second chance round:

Alvaro Estrella-”Baila Baila”


Klara Hammarström-”Beat of Broken Hearts”

Tonight, other 7 acts will compete for 2 spots in the final:

1. Tess Merkel – Good Life

Written by: Tony Malm, Tess Merkel, Palle Hammarlund, Mats Tärnfors

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2.  Lovad – Allting är precis likadant

Written by: Mattias Andréasson, Alexander Nivek, Lova Drevstam, Albin Johnsén

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3. Efraim Leo – Best Of Me

Written by: Efraim Leo, Cornelia Jakobsdotter, Amanda Björkegren, Herman Gardarfve

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4. The Mamas – In The Middle

Written by: Emily Falvey, Robin Stjernberg, Jimmy Jansson

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 5. Sannex – All Inclusive

Written by: Greta Svensson, Hans Thorstensson

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6. Clara Klingenström – Behöver inte dig idag

Written by: Clara Klingenström, Bobby Ljunggren, David Lindgren Zacharias

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7. Eric Saade – Every Minute

Written by: Eric Saade, Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt

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After a long period of silence, we can finally report some news about The Netherlands.

Jeangu Macrooy will release the song for Eurovison 2021. The song will be released on the 4th of March 2021 at 19:00 CET Its still unknown what title of the song will be.


James Newman will represent the country at Eurovision 2021.

We suspect that the song for Eurovision 2021 will be named “Your Love“, following that fact that the song has been listed in ACE Repertory.

The writers of the song are: Adam Argyle, Ed Drewett, Iain Farquharson, Iain James and James Newman. The majority of them wrote the UK entry for Eurovision 2020 My Last Breath“.
The song will be published between the 28th of February to 15 of March 2021.

I live in Israel and watch Eurovision since the early 2000s. I work as a mathematician but have a big interest in singing, music, and writing

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