The Australian delegation will not be physically present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam. The song ‘Technicolour’ by Montaigne will be presented through their prerecorded back-up tape during the first semi final on the 18th of May.
The running orders of the two Semi-Final shows have been decided. The producers at Host Broadcasters NPO/NOS/AVROTROS, and Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest have approved the running order for both shows.
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.”
Australian singer Montaigne released her song ‘Technicolour’ for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The song has aired on Australian radio and will be available online soon as well.
Despite the many uncertainties Australia is facing during the Covid 19-pandemic, the country has big plans regarding their Eurovision plans in the future. In 2021, there will not be a national final, but the show in Gold Coast will return in 2022.
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