Now that the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled, participating broadcasters face a difficult decision. Will they maintain their artist? Or will they take the opportunity to select a new participant for Eurovision 2021?
One thing is clear: the 2020 Eurovision songs will not be eligible to take part next year. However, it is of course possible for a broadcaster to keep working with the same artist on a new Eurovision song.
Second chance or someone new?
All the broadcasters will eventually make a decision for their 2021 Eurovision participant. ESCDaily provides you with a complete overview of those decisions. Click on the decision to find the official source to confirm.
Plans for Eurovision 2021
|Country||Artist(s) 2020||Plans for Eurovision 2021|
|Australia||Montaigne||Montaigne will take part|
|Austria||Vincent Bueno||Vincent Bueno will take part|
|Azerbaijan||Samira Efendi||Samira Efendi will take part|
|Belgium||Hooverphonic||Hooverphonic will take part|
|Bulgaria||Victoria||Victoria will take part|
|Czech Republic||Benny Cristo||Benny Cristo will take part|
|Denmark||Selection via Melodi Grand Prix 2021; Ben & Tan will not take part|
|Finland||Aksel||Selection via Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021; Aksel might take part|
|Georgia||Tornike Kipiani||Tornike Kipiani will take part|
|Greece||Stefania||Stefania will take part|
|Iceland||Daði og Gagnamagnið|
|Israel||Eden Alene||Eden Alene will take part|
|Latvia||Samanta Tina||Samanta Tina will take part|
|Lithuania||The Roop||Selection via Pabandom Is Naujo 2021; The Roop qualified for the final|
|Malta||Destiny||Destiny will take part|
|Netherlands||Jeangu Macrooy||Jeangu Macrooy will take part|
|Norway||Selection via Melodi Grand Prix 2021; Ulrikke Brandstorp refuses to take part|
|Romania||Roxen||Roxen will take part|
|San Marino||Senhit||Senhit will take part|
|Slovenia||Ana Soklic||Ana Soklic will take part|
|Spain||Blas Cantó||Blas Cantó will take part|
|Sweden||Selection via Melodifestivalen 2021|
|Switzerland||Gjon’s Tears||Gjon’s Tears will take part|
|Ukraine||Go_A||Go_A will take part|
|United Kingdom||James Newman|
* Estonian broadcaster ERR currently has two different press released, one stating that Uku gets a pass for their preselection show Eesti Laul 2021, and one that says that he is their artist for Eurovision 2021. We have reached out to them to get clearance on their decision.