Around the Continent: 30 Days Until Eurovision 2021 Grand Final

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)

Eurovision Heart symbol The Nethelrlands.svg 23 – The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – Birth Of A New Age 

Eurovision Heart symbol France.svg France: Barbara Pravi – Voilà  (Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez)

Eurovision Heart symbol Germany.svg.png Germany: Jendrik Sigwart – I Don’t Feel Hate 

Eurovision Heart symbol Italy.svg  Italy: Måneskin – ZITTI E BUONI  (Sanremo 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Spain.png Spain: Blas Cantó– Voy a quedarme   (Destino Eurovisión)

Eurovision Heart symbol United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom: James Newman – Embers 

Semi Finals:

Semi Final 1: (May 18th, 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Lithuania.svg.png 01 – Lithuania: THE ROOP – Discoteque  (Pabandom iš Naujo 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Slovenia.svg 02 – Slovenia: Ana Soklič – Amen 

Eurovision Heart symbol Russia.svg.png 03 – Russia: Manizha – Russian Woman  (ЕВРОВИДЕНИЕ 2021 National Final)

Eurovision Heart symbol Sweden.svg 04 – Sweden: Tusse – Voices  (Melodifestivalen 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Australia.svg.png 05 – Australia: Montaigne – Technicolour 

Eurovision Heart symbol Macedonia.svg.png 06 – North Macedonia: Vasil – Here I Stand (H.I.S) 

Eurovision Heart symbol Ireland.svg.png 07 – Ireland: Lesley Roy – Maps 

Eurovision Heart symbol Cyprus.svg.png 08 – Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo 

Eurovision Heart symbol Norway.svg 09 – Norway: TIX – Fallen Angel  (MGP 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Croacia.svg 10 – Croatia: Albina – Tick-Tock  (Dora 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Belgium.svg.png 11 – Belgium: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place  

Eurovision Heart symbol Israel.svg.png 12 – Israel: Eden Alene – Set Me Free  (Hashir Shelanu La’Eurovision

Eurovision Heart symbol Romania.svg.png 13 – Romania: Roxen – Amnesia 

Eurovision Heart symbol Azerbaijan.svg.png 14 – Azerbaijan: Samira Efendi – Mata Hari 

Eurovision Heart symbol Ukraine.svg.png 15 – Ukraine: Go_A – Shum (ШУМ)  

Eurovision Heart symbol Malta.svg.png 16 – Malta: Destiny – Je Me Casse 

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Semi Final 2: (May 20th, 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol San Marino.svg.png 01 – San Marino: Senhit – Adrenalina 

Eurovision Heart symbol Estonia.svg.png 02 – Estonia: Uku Suviste – The Lucky One  (Eesti Laul 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Czech Republic.svg.png 03 – Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – Omaga 

Eurovision Heart symbol Greece.svg.png 04 – Greece: Stefania – Last Dance 

Eurovision Heart symbol Austria.svg.png 05 – Austria: Vincent Bueno – Amen 

Eurovision Heart symbol Poland.svg.png 06 – Poland: RAFAŁ – The Ride 

Eurovision Heart symbol Moldova.svg.png 07 – Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – Sugar 

Eurovision Heart symbol Iceland.svg.png 08 – Iceland: Daði Freyr – 10 Years 

Eurovision Heart symbol Serbia.svg 09 – Serbia:Hurricane – Loco Loco 

Eurovision Heart symbol Georgia.svg.png 10 – Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – You 

Eurovision Heart symbol Albania.svg 11 – Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – Karma (Festivali i Këngës 59)

Eurovision Heart symbol Portugal.svg.png 12 – Portugal: The Black Mamba – Love is on My Side  (Festival da Canção

EuroBulgaria.svg.png 13 – Bulgaria: Victoria Georgieva – Growing Up is Getting Old Youtube.png (Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp)

Eurovision Heart symbol Finland.svg.png 14 – Finland: Blind Channel – Dark Side  (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021)

Eurovision Heart symbol Latvia.svg 15 – Latvia: Samanta Tīna – Moon is Rising 

Eurovision Heart symbol Switzerland.svg.png 16 – Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers 

Eurovision Heart symbol Denmark.svg.png 17 – Denmark: Fyr Og Flamme – Øve Os På Hinanden  (DMGP 2021)

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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!

Audience

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

(Credit: Google Statistics)

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


Eurovision Village

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

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 JanzenEdsilia RombleyJan Smit, and Nikkie de Jager.

Interval Acts

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.

DJ Pieter Gabriel will produce flag parade track for the Grand Final -  Eurovision Song Contest



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:

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Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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