We couldn’t be more excited – In 30 days we will find the winner of Eurovision 2021.
39 countries compete this year, but only one of them will wave the trophy in Ahoy Rotterdam.
Eurovision 2021 will include 3 shows: 2 semi-finals and a grand final.
10 countries will qualify for each semi-final for the final.
Final: (May 22th, 2021)
Germany: Jendrik Sigwart – I Don’t Feel Hate
United Kingdom: James Newman – Embers
Semi Final 1: (May 18th, 2021)
05 – Australia: Montaigne – Technicolour
07 – Ireland: Lesley Roy – Maps
11 – Belgium: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place
13 – Romania: Roxen – Amnesia
14 – Azerbaijan: Samira Efendi – Mata Hari
15 – Ukraine: Go_A – Shum (ШУМ)
16 – Malta: Destiny – Je Me Casse
Semi Final 2: (May 20th, 2021)
01 – San Marino: Senhit – Adrenalina
04 – Greece: Stefania – Last Dance
05 – Austria: Vincent Bueno – Amen
06 – Poland: RAFAŁ – The Ride
07 – Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – Sugar
08 – Iceland: Daði Freyr – 10 Years
09 – Serbia:Hurricane – Loco Loco
10 – Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – You
15 – Latvia: Samanta Tīna – Moon is Rising
16 – Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers
Today, we got the opportunity to see the venue and the stage:
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands came to check the progress of the porject!
There is still no certainty about how many people will be able to present in the arena on each show.
we would like to remind that 9 shoes will be held: live show, family rehearsals show, jury rehearsals show. At the moment, the upper bound is about 3,500 people at the arena.
However, a final decision will be made on the 28th of April.
Currently, the number of Covid-19 cases increased in The Netherlands
Due to the COVID-19 measures, events can only be organized with strong limitations. This has had a major impact on the events sector. For this reason Fieldlab Events has been created by the events sector in collaboration with the Dutch government.
So far, Fieldlab Events has been responsible for 9 testing events and checking if they caused an increase of spreading the virus. Those events were successful.
According to the Dutch government, Fieldlab Events are valid only if the number of people in intensive care units is no more than 900. Lately, it has almost reached 850
The traditional Eurovision Village will be changed as well, following the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year it will be held online, with no audience. It will suggest the viewers a virtual 3D experience.
Stand-in rehearsals will start this year on the 29th of April. In that kind of rehearsals, local singers and dancers will take part. The goal is to check that the concept of staging for each delegation can be fulfilled. Special focus will be given on camera angles, sound, lighting and more.
The delegations will start their official rehearsals on the 8th of May.
Delegations and Backup Recordings
The Netherlands closed its entrance gates for people outer European Union.
However, a few exceptions can be given for the sake of music, sport, culture and more.
In particular, the Dutch government allowed exceptions for Eurovision participants.
In order to ensure the existence of Eurovision 2021, each country was obligated to send a live-on-tape version of their song. This will be used as a backup in case specific delegations won’t be able to travel to Rotterdam in May 2021.
However, each delegation has the right to prevent arriving in the Netherlands if they have justification based on Covid-19 situation. At the moment, we already know that Australia will participate remotely. This means that Australia will use the back-up recordings that were sent to EBU in March.
Please Welcome Your Hosts
Eurovision 2021 will have 4 hosts: Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit, and Nikkie de Jager.
Singer Davina Michelle and actress Thekla Reuten will perform the interval act of semi-final 1.
Their performance will be titled “The Power of Water” and it will concetate on the history of The Netherlands in the field of water management.
The second semi-final will be opened by breakdancer Redouan Ait Chitt (Redo) and singer-songwriter Eefje de Visser, with ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh and BMX-er Dez Maarsen performing during the interval.
Young DJ Pieter Gabriel (16 years old) will open the grand final with the flag parade, introducing the 26 countries that will perform in the grand final.
Another internal act will be “Rock the Roof”: 6 former Eurovision winners will perform their winning song on the roof of famous venues in The Netherlands. The 6 artists will be:
Lenny Kuhr- ”De Troubadour” (Eurovision 1969 Netherlands)
One part of Teach-In’s Getty Kaspers- ”Ding-a-dong” (Eurovision 1975 Netherlands)
Sandra Kim-”J’aime La Vie” (Eurovision 1986 Belgium)
Helena Paparizou- ”My Number One” (Eurovision 2005 Greece)
Lordi- ”Hard Rock Hallelujah” (Euovision 2006 Finland)
Måns Zelmerlöw- ”Heroes” (Eurovision 2015 Sweden)
Glennis Grace (Netherlands Eurovision 2005), Afrojack, and Wulf (Lieuwe Albertsma) will perform “Music Binds Us” in the grand final.
You can find all the relevant information on our Eurovision 2021 homepage: