It is uncertain whether all Eurovision delegations will be able to travel to Rotterdam. According to Executive Producer Sietse Bakker, things are “difficult for Australia, for example. Because of all the travel restrictions.”
Manizha has won the Russian ticket to Eurovision. In a small-sized national final with three songs, her chaotic hiphop song “Russian Woman” emerged as the winner. Little Big announced that they dropped out, after wanting to represent Russia in 2020.
Flo Rida is involved in San Marino’s Eurovision entry 2021. The American superstar co-wrote the song and has a solo in the studio version. Senhit will perform the song ‘Adrenalina’ in the second semi final on Thursday the 20th of May.
Fyr & Flamme has won the final of DMGP 2021 and will perform the song ‘Øve os på hinanden’ for Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. Denmark will compete in the second half of the second semi final.
According to the influential Russian newspaper Gazeta, Russia will select its Eurovision Song on March 8th. The newspaper has a source saying Little Big will likely be the only participant in a national final with multiple songs. However, this has not been officially confirmed.
Ana Soklič has presented the song she will perform for Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. She premiered the song ‘Amen’ during EMA 2021, in which she was the only artist to take the stage.
The fifth and final heat of Melodi Grand Prix has been won by Imerika. Shewill perform in the final in Norway on the 20th of February with the song ‘I can’t escape’.
Now that Scenario A is off the table, the organisation focuses on getting the participating artists to Rotterdam for Eurovision 2021. Executive Producer Sietse Bakker has told several Dutch media that “this is now our first priority”.
Stefania will sing the song “Last Dance” at Eurovision 2021. Greek broadcaster ERT announced this news today via Instagram. The song itself is not yet public.
If the Eurovision Song Contest would take place today, it would have to be in “lockdown mode” (Scenario D). However, according to Executive Producer Sietse Bakker, “things can change quickly” and a very positive scenario A is still on the table.