Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - Open Up!

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Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - Open Up!

Postby Darkmania » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:18 am

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Eurovision Song Contest is finally back after last year's cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is now stronger than before. To ensure there are a contest, the EBU (who organizes the contest) has four scenarios with either a normal festival as we were used to before the pandemic (A), a festival as we were used to but with social distancing (B), with some country staying at home and some at Rotterdam (C) or full lockdown modus with everyone staying at home (D). This will ensure that The Netherlands can host their first Eurovision since 1980 After Duncan Laurence won in 2019 in Tel Aviv and giving his homeland their first victory at the contest since 1975. AVROTROS, Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS), and Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) will join forces to host the event and will "Open Up" the Netherlands to the World Stage. The semis will be on 18 and 20th May while the final will be on 22nd May at the Rotterdam Ahoy in... Rotterdam. Our hosts are Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley, and Jan Smit.

41 countries will take part. Bulgaria returns to the contest as does Ukraine again unless Jamala asks uncomfortable questions about Crimea again. Montenegro withdraws due to financial reasons while Hungary withdraws.

This thread will serve as a hub for everything Eurovision for the National Selections up to the main contest in May. All the reactions, all the news, and all the scandals will be present on this thread from the day it goes up to the days after the Eurovision final where we give each other salt and rant how “X was robbed” and “X is the worst winner ever”. Please respect each other opinions regarding song tastes and try not to troll much.

As always, I (the OP) will link all songs here in order to help you find your favourite going into the contest. These will be linked once they have officially been revealed and not leaked as quickly as I (the OP) can. Be aware that some songs might not be available in your home country.

Semi Final 1

AUSTRALIA - SBS will be represented by Montaigne. Her song will be revealed at a unknown date for our favourite european nation.

BELARUS - BTRC will be represented by someone.

IRELAND – RTE will be represented by Lesley Roy who will sing something.

LITHUANIA – LRT are hosting their national final Pabandom iš naujo.

NORTH MACEDONIA – MKRTV will be represented by Vasil who will sing something.

RUSSIA - Channel One Russia will be represented by someone.

SLOVENIA - RTV SLO will be represented by Ana Soklič, who will sing something.

SWEDEN - STV will use their famous national final Melodifestivalen, with the winner being crowned 13th March.


AZERBAJIAN – İTV will be represented by Efendi, who will sing something.

BELGUIM - Flemish broadcaster VRT will send be flying their flag with Hooverphonic, who will sing something.

CROATIA – HRT will use their national final, Dora, and the winner will be crowned 13th February.

CYPRUS – CyBC selected Elena Tsagrinou to sing “El Diablo”.

ISRAEL - KAN will be represented by Eden Alene, with her song being selected by a national final held 25th January.

MALTA – TVM will be represented by Destiny who will sing something.

NORWAY – NRK will host their national final Norsk Melodi Grand Prix with the final being held 20th February.

ROMANIA – TVR will be represented by Roxen who will sing something.

UKRAINE - UA:PBC will be represented by Go_A who will sing something.

Semi Final 2

AUSTRIA - ÖRF sends Vincent Bueno who will sing something.

CZECH REPUBLIC – ČT sends Benny Cristo who will sing something.

ESTONIA – ETV goes for their national final Eesti Laul. The final takes place on 6th March.

GREECE – ERT sends Stefania who will sing Last Dance.

ICELAND – RÚV sends Daði og Gagnamagnið who will sing something.

MOLDOVA – TRM sends Natalia Gordienko who will sing something.

POLAND – TVP will do something.

SAN MARINO – SMRTV sends Senit who will sing something.

SERBIA – RTS sends Hurricane who will sing something.


ALBANIA - RTSH are sending Anxhela Peristeri with the song Karma.

ARMENIA - AMPTV will do something.

BULGARIA - BNT will be represented by VITORICA who will sing something.

DENMARK- DR will use their Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, with their winner being crowned 6th March.

FINLAND – YLE hosts their national final. Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu. The final will be held on 20th February.

GEORGIA (Country) – GPB sends Tornike Kipiani who will sing something.

LATVIA- LTV sends Samanta Tīna who will sing something.

PORTUGAL – RTP will use their national final Festival da Canção. The Final will be held on 6 March.

SWITZERLAND - SRG SSR sends Gjon's Tears who will sing something.

Big 5 & The Netherlands

[23]NETHERLANDS – The host, AVROTROS, will be represented by Jeangu Macrooy who will sing something.

FRANCE- France Télévision will host “Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez”, where the winner will represent France.

GERMANY - NDR will be represented by someone.

ITALY – RAI will host their famous Sanremo Music Festival with the winner being crowned on 6th March.

SPAIN – RTVE sends Blas Cantó who will sing something.

UNITED KINGDOM – BBC will be represented by someone. (It shall be noted that Brexit will not affect Eurovision as EBU has no connections with the EU.)
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Postby Nekoni » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:12 pm

Darkmania wrote:(It shall be noted that Brexit will not affect Eurovision as EBU has no connections with the EU.)

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