Eurovision Song Contest 2021

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest that took place in the Netherlands's second largest city Rotterdam, after Duncan Laurence won for his country in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was replaced with a live TV show called Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light. It was later announced that Rotterdam will host the 2021 edition. The contest took place from 18 to 22 May 2021 with two semi-finals and one final. The Netherlands hosted the contest for the fifth time.

The EBU confirmed that 39 countries will participate in 2021. Like the previous year, Hungary and Montenegro did not take part. Armenia also did not take part, while Belarus was disqualified after their intended entry violated the contest's rules. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the EBU presented several scenarios (A, B, C and D) in which the competition could take place.

Venue[change | change source]

The contest happened in Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam and was organized by the Dutch broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS.

Hosts[change | change source]

There were four presenters hosting the contest in Rotterdam: Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit, Edsilia Rombley and Nikkie de Jager.

Slogan[change | change source]

The slogan of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was Open Up. It was already planned for the 2020 contest and later confirmed that it would be used again.

Rule changes[change | change source]

For the 2021 edition, it was announced by the EBU that pre-recorded backing vocals will be allowed for the live shows. In previous years these had to be performed live.

Entries[change | change source]

Because the contest was cancelled last year, many countries decided to send their representative from last year again. However, the EBU announced that completely new songs have to be submitted for 2021.

Participating countries[change | change source]

Semi-final 1[change | change source]

The first semi-final took place on 18 May 2021 at 21:00 (CEST).[1] Sixteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries plus Germany, Italy and the Netherlands voted in this semi-final. Belarus was originally allocated to participate in the first half of the semi-final, but was disqualified from the contest after submitting an entry in violation of the rules.[2]

The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[3]

Draw[4] Country[5] Artist[6] Song[6] Language(s) Place Points
01  Lithuania The Roop "Discoteque" English 4 203
02  Slovenia Ana Soklič "Amen" English 13 44
03  Russia Manizha "Russian Woman" Russian, English 3 225
04  Sweden Tusse "Voices" English 7 142
05  Australia Montaigne "Technicolour" English 14 28
06  North Macedonia Vasil "Here I Stand" English 15 23
07  Ireland Lesley Roy "Maps" English 16 20
08  Cyprus Elena Tsagrinou "El diablo" English 6 170
09  Norway Tix "Fallen Angel" English 10 115
10  Croatia Albina "Tick-Tock" English, Croatian 11 110
11  Belgium Hooverphonic "The Wrong Place" English 9 117
12  Israel Eden Alene "Set Me Free" English 5 192
13  Romania Roxen "Amnesia" English 12 85
14  Azerbaijan Efendi "Mata Hari" English 8 138
15  Ukraine Go_A "Shum" (Шум) Ukrainian 2 267
16  Malta Destiny "Je me casse" English 1 325

Semi-final 2[change | change source]

The second semi-final took place on 20 May 2021 at 21:00 (CEST).[1] Seventeen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries plus France, Spain and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.[7] Armenia was originally allocated to participate in the second half of the semi-final, but withdrew from the contest due to social and political crises in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.[8]


The highlighted countries qualified for the final.[9]

Draw[4] Country[5] Artist[10] Song[10] Language(s) Place Points
01  San Marino Senhit "Adrenalina" English 9 118
02  Estonia Uku Suviste "The Lucky One" English 13 58
03  Czech Republic Benny Cristo "Omaga" English 15 23
04  Greece Stefania "Last Dance" English 6 184
05  Austria Vincent Bueno "Amen" English 12 66
06  Poland Rafał "The Ride" English 14 35
07  Moldova Natalia Gordienko "Sugar" English 7 179
08  Iceland Daði og Gagnamagnið "10 Years" English 2 288
09  Serbia Hurricane "Loco Loco" Serbian 8 124
10  Georgia Tornike Kipiani "You" English 16 16
11  Albania Anxhela Peristeri "Karma" Albanian 10 112
12  Portugal The Black Mamba "Love Is on My Side" English 4 239
13  Bulgaria Victoria "Growing Up Is Getting Old" English 3 250
14  Finland Blind Channel "Dark Side" English 5 234
15  Latvia Samanta Tīna "The Moon Is Rising" English 17 14
16   Switzerland Gjon's Tears "Tout l'Univers" French 1 291
17  Denmark Fyr & Flamme "Øve os på hinanden" Danish 11 89

Final[change | change source]

The final took place on 22 May 2021 at 21:00 (CEST).[1] Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all thirty-nine participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw[11] Country[5] Artist[12] Song[12] Language(s) Place Points
01  Cyprus Elena Tsagrinou "El diablo" English 16 94
02  Albania Anxhela Peristeri "Karma" Albanian 21 57
03  Israel Eden Alene "Set Me Free" English 17 93
04  Belgium Hooverphonic "The Wrong Place" English 19 74
05  Russia Manizha "Russian Woman" Russian, English 9 204
06  Malta Destiny "Je me casse" English 7 255
07  Portugal The Black Mamba "Love Is on My Side" English 12 153
08  Serbia Hurricane "Loco Loco" Serbian 15 102
09  United Kingdom James Newman "Embers" English 26 0
10  Greece Stefania "Last Dance" English 10 170
11   Switzerland Gjon's Tears "Tout l'Univers" French 3 432
12  Iceland Daði og Gagnamagnið "10 Years" English 4 378
13  Spain Blas Cantó "Voy a quedarme" Spanish 24 6
14  Moldova Natalia Gordienko "Sugar" English 13 115
15  Germany Jendrik "I Don't Feel Hate" English 25 3
16  Finland Blind Channel "Dark Side" English 6 301
17  Bulgaria Victoria "Growing Up Is Getting Old" English 11 170
18  Lithuania The Roop "Discoteque" English 8 220
19  Ukraine Go_A "Shum" (Шум) Ukrainian 5 364
20  France Barbara Pravi "Voilà" French 2 499
21  Azerbaijan Efendi "Mata Hari" English 20 65
22  Norway Tix "Fallen Angel" English 18 75
23  Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy "Birth of a New Age" English, Sranan Tongo 23 11
24  Italy Måneskin "Zitti e buoni" Italian 1 524
25  Sweden Tusse "Voices" English 14 109
26  San Marino Senhit "Adrenalina" English 22 50

No return to the contest[change | change source]

These countries confirmed that they will not take part in 2021:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dates for Eurovision 2021 announced". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 15 June 2020. Archived from the original on 15 June 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  2. "EBU statement on Belarusian participation". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 26 March 2021. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  3. "First Semi-Final 2021: The Qualifiers". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 18 May 2021. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Semi-Final running orders revealed". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 30 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "41 Countries to participate at Eurovision 2021". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 26 October 2020. Archived from the original on 29 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Eurovision Song Contest 2021 First Semi-Final". European Broadcasting Union. 30 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  7. Groot, Evert (17 November 2020). "2020 Semi-Final line-up to stay for 2021". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Archived from the original on 18 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  8. "Armenia withdraws from Eurovision Song Contest 2021". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 5 March 2021. Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  9. "Second Semi-Final 2021: The Qualifiers". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 20 May 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Second Semi-Final". European Broadcasting Union. 30 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  11. "Grand Final Running Order". European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 20 May 2021. Archived from the original on 21 May 2021. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Grand Final". European Broadcasting Union. 30 March 2021. Retrieved 30 March 2021.

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