Around The Continent 2021 – #19

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

The official video clip is actually the premiere live performance of Montaigne at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2021:

Vincent Bueno will perform the song “Amen” at Eurovision 2021:

Azerbaijan will reveal their song for Eurovision 2021 next week, probably on Monday the 15th of March. Meanwhile, Efendi published a teaser for her song, including the phrase “Game of Desire.

Last Tuesday, the Belarusian broadcaster BTRC announced their act for Eurovision 2021 will be
Galasy ZMesta with song ”Ya Nauchu Tebya (I’ll Teach You)” 

However, Eurovision fans pointed out that the lyrics can be defined as political ones.
The petition to disqualify the country was organised by Eurovision fans.
This time, the EBU didn’t keep quiet.The official announcement came on Thursday:

EBU decided not to accept the song and the song was even deleted from Eurovision Song Contest’s official YouTube account.
Therefore, the Belarusian broadcaster has 3 options:
#1. Withdrawn from the Eurovision 2021 contest.
#2. Send Galasy ZMesta band with another song to Eurovision 2021.
#3. Send another song and artist to Eurovision 2021. We would like to remind you that almost 50 songs were submitted this year to Belarusian broadcaster.

The decision by the Belarusian broadcaster will be revealed next week.

Last Wednesday, Victoria Georgieva held a special concert where she performed her songs, including 6 potential songs for Eurovision 2021.
At the end of the show, she announced the chosen song for Eurovision 2021:
Growing Up Is Getting Old“:

Last Saturday, Denmark held the national selection for Eurovision 2021. 8 artsits competed in the national selection “Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021″.
At the end of the first round, the top 3 candidates qualified for the super-final:

Fyr & Flamme
Chief 1 and Thomas Buttenschøn
Jean Michel

Chief 1 and Thomas Buttenschøn ended up in the 3rd place with 29% of the votes.
Jean Michel ended up in the 2nd place with 34% of the votes

Fyr & Flamme won the national selection with the song “Øve os på hinanden”. They won with 37% of the votes:

The duo confirmed the song won’t be translated into English

Last Saturday, Estonia held the final of “Eesti Laul 2021”. 12 artists competed in the final, whose results were determined by a combination of 50% public voting and 50% international jury voting.
At the end of the first round, the 3 following acts ended in top 3:
Jüri Pootsmann, Uku Suviste, and Sissi.
Uku Suviste won with 46.4% of the votes,
Sissi is the runner up with 28.9% of the voted
Jüri Pootsmann ended up in 3rd place with 24.7% of the votes.

Uku Suviste will perform the song “The Lucky One“:

The full final results (first round) are:

We can see that Koit was among the top 3 acts in public voting, but jury voting prevented him from qualifying for the super-final.

Semi-final 1 results:

we can see that Egert qualified in the first round thanks to the jury voting.
Andrei Zevakin & Pluuto had to qualify via the second round due to a low jury score.

Semi-final 2 results:

we can see that Kadri qualified thanks to a high score in jury voting.
Redel had to qualify for the final via the second round, due to a low score in jury voting.

Tornike Kipiani will present his song “You” next week (probably on Sunday or Monday).

Meanwhile, you can hear a short snippet from the song:

The song is a mix of rock, pop-rock and blues-rock. Meanwhile, the lyrics of the entry are about the universal topic of love. It was written and composed by Tornike.

Jenrik worked on his performance and “live on tape” version in Lithuania.
We can get a first impression of the planned staging:

Stefania released her song for Eurovision 2021: “Last Dance”:

Tonight, at 20:45 CET, Daði & Gagnamagnið will release their song for Eurovision 2021: “10 years

After 5 long nights of “Festival di Sanremo 2021”, Italy made a decision –
Maneskin band will perform “Zitti e buoni”:

The band won first place at the festival and confirmed they will represent Italy at Eurovision 2021.

Francesca Michielin and Fedez performed “Chiamami per nome” and ended in 2nd place


Ermal Meta ended in 3rd place:

Yesterday, Samanta Tina released her song for Eurovision 2021 – “The Moon is Rising“.
The song was written and composed by Samanta Tina, Aminata and SKVR (Oskars Uhaņs)

The singer commented on her song:

“This song is about powerful and admirable women, about every single one of us. I invite women to not be afraid of ourselves and of being different. My song encourages women to make a crown with their own hands and put it on their head to be the ruler of life. To love and believe in ourselves. Then we will be loved by the people around us.

I believe that your attitude towards yourself changes the way people treat you, but it is not enough. And for this reason the most important line in my song is: if you have something to say, say it to my face. Let’s accept and love ourselves, let’s be proud of what God has given us, let’s accept our differences and stand for equality!”

Destiny will release her Eurovision 2021 song on Monday the 15th of March at 17:00 CET

The singer may hint that her Eurovision 2021 song will be named “Bloosom“.

Vasil released his Eurovision 2021 song – “Here I Stand“:

After a long period of silence, Poland has finally released the song for Eurovision 2021.
Rafał Brzozowski will sing “The Ride:

Last Saturday, Portugal held the final of “Festival Da Canção 2021”.
The winners are The Black Mamba with the song “Love is On My Side“:

The full results of the grand final were:

The Black Mamba won the national final without winning the public voting or the jury voting.
Neev won the public vote but was only in 6th place in jury voting.
Carolina won the jury vote, but was only in the 3rd place in the public vote.

Semi-final 1 results:

Semi-final 2 results:

Last Monday, Russia held a national final with 3 candidates.
At the end of the evening, it was announced that Manizha-”Russkaya Zhenschina” is the act for Eurovision 2021:

The full results of the evening:

In an interview, the singer said that the song will probably have a new version, where more English words will be included in the lyrics.

Senhit will perform the song “Adrenalina” at Eurovision 2021. She will be accompanied by the famous rapper Flo-Rida:

The official video clip of “Voy a quedarme” was publsihed:

Tonight at 21:00, Sweden will hold the final of “Melodifestivalen 2021″.
12 artists will compete in the national final:

  1. Danny Saucedo – Dandi dansa
  2. Klara Hammarström – Beat of Broken Hearts
  3. Anton Ewald – New Religion
  4. The Mamas – In the Middle
  5. Paul Rey – The Missing Piece
  6. Charlotte Perrelli – Still Young
  7. Tusse – Voices
  8. Alvaro Estrella – Baila Baila
  9. Clara Klingenström – Behöver inte dig idag.
  10. Eric Saade – Every Minute
  11. Dotter – Little Tot
  12. Arvingarna – Tänker inte alls gå hem

The results will be determined by 50% public vote and 50% international jury vote.
8 countries will be included in the jury panel this year:
Israel, Switzerland, Iceland, Albania, Cyprus, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (that replaces Belarus).
Each country will give 58 points to 10 different songs (1-8, 10, 12 points). This means that 464 points will be given by the jury and 464 other points will be given by the public.

The Full playlist can be found on different digital platforns:

Spotify

AppleMusic

YouTube

Official Site

You can read our review by clicking on the image below:

Gjon’s Tears will perform the song “Tout l’univers” at Eurovision 2021:

Go_A band released the revamped version of “Shum”. The lyrics have changed, so they won’t include the words from a traditional folklore song.
The song talks about the celebration of a “vesnyanka”, a traditional Ukrainian spring ritual.

James Newman will perform “Embers” at Eurovision 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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