Eurovision 2021 Selected Artists 11

On 18 March, the EBU broke the sad but inevitable news that Eurovision 2020 is cancelled due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Almost immediately, fans began to wonder whether broadcasters would give their acts a second chance and select them again for 2021. So far, eleven countries have done just that.

Eurovision 2021 confirmed acts

This post is no longer being updated. Find the most up to date list of confirmations here.

As of 29 March, the following countries have confirmed their artists for Eurovision 2021.

  1. Austria – Vincent Bueno (confirmed 26 March)
  2. Azerbaijan – Efendi (confirmed 20 March)
  3. Belgium – Hooverphonic (confirmed 20 March)
  4. Bulgaria – Victoria (confirmed 21 March)
  5. Georgia – Tornike Kipiani (confirmed 21 March)
  6. Greece – Stefania (confirmed 18 March)
  7. Israel – Eden Alene (confirmed 22 March)
  8. Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy (confirmed 18 March)
  9. Spain – Blas Cantó (confirmed 18 March)
  10. Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears (confirmed 20 March)
  11. Ukraine – Go_A (confirmed 18 March)

Eurovision 2021: New artists

  • Norway: Ulrikke will not sing for Norway at Eurovision 2021. NRK has decided to continue with its annual Melodi Grand Prix selection show. The “Attention” singer was offered a wildcard spot in the final, but she declined. “I had a dream that they would send me next year, but that was not the case. I am very sorry and disappointed with that decision, but that was the way it was.”
  • Portugal: According to Elisa, Portugal will not change its usual selection method for 2021. This means that she would have to win Festival da Canção first. Portuguese broadcaster RTP has not yet confirmed the news, and Marta Carvalho, who wrote “Medo de Sentir”, hasn’t either. Instead, the singer sent a direct message to her followers on Instagram, writing: “Hello! Me and Marta won’t go to Eurovision 2021”.

Eurovision 2021: Potential new artists

The following list is not conclusive:

Eurovision 2021: Declarations of interest from artists

The following list is not conclusive:

  • Australia: While there’s no word from broadcaster SBS, Montaigne has revealed she would like to return to Eurovision. She tweeted “hello everyone wondering about my participation in #Eurovision next year. I would really like to do it. really really. a lot. but that’s up to SBS. so pls direct your queries about that to them, what happens isn’t in my hands. alas”.
  • Belarus: On Instagram, VAL wrote “We hope that every artist who was chosen to represent their country this year will make it to the next Eurovision”. This number would obviously include the duo.
  • Croatia: Despite Eurovision.tv temporarily reporting otherwise, Damir Kedzo has not been confirmed for 2021. Much of the confusion surrounding his position appears to emanate from this vague statement he shared on the day Eurovision 2020 was cancelled: “I cannot wait for the end of the pandemic and Eurovision 2021 performance in Rotterdam”.
  • Ireland: Speaking on Irish radio on Thursday, Lesley Roy said “I don’t know what is happening. I am so passionate about this project and so devastated, but I will gladly spend the next six months writing a new song for next year.”

Eurovision 2021: Reviewing the situation

The following list is not conclusive:

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Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Yeah 2019 was just a hiccup, poor staging, Arsbuk had great vocals but a lacking performance accompanied by a limited grasp on English.

Rick S.
Rick S.
1 year ago

You didn’t ask for my two cents but I’ll tell you anyway: 2021 is very much going to be haunted by the ghost of 2020 not just in terms of finding closure and a positive resolution for the 2020 artists but also by continuing to apply social distancing and restrictions on large public gatherings (even if the curve on Covid-19 is significantly flattened by then) which will have an immediate effect on audience capacity in the AHOY arena or in any other venue. You don’t need to look into a crystal ball to realize that Europe is heading toward a… Read more »

Milye
Milye
1 year ago

Hurricane says that we will know if they’re going soon

Lily
Lily
1 year ago
Reply to  Milye

Yes please, I wan’t Hurricane and Athena also.

Eastman
Eastman
1 year ago
Reply to  Milye

Umh yes please my queens! But seriously they are really good. Serbia should give them a national final to select their song.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Ulrikke is not definitely out. She said no to the autopass unless she had a song as good as Attention. Instagram seemingly translated it poorly

Tom
Tom
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

She said never say never

Bell
Bell
1 year ago

Has the UK said anything regarding 2021

Tusán ESC
Tusán ESC
1 year ago

2016 and 2017 are some of the best Armenian entries, 2019 got screwed with the staging and the lack of charisma.

Eastman
Eastman
1 year ago

Interally selected acts deserve another shot but the broadcaster should have the right to reject them if their new song is rubbish.

Frysk
Frysk
1 year ago

What happens to the songs of this year? Will there still be a CD?
What happens to the logo and ths slogan???

Eastman
Eastman
1 year ago
Reply to  Frysk

The CD is coming out in early May, if anyone still buys CD’s. Dunno about the logo but if they use the same one, will they have to add a blank wedge to the circle to symbolise 2020?

Eastman
Eastman
1 year ago
Reply to  Eastman
Paul
Paul
1 year ago

You already know anyone who’s coming back for next will get the comments of “their 2020 song was so much better”

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Oh my god. Im already exhausted just thinking about it.

Sandrine
Sandrine
1 year ago

What about France? UK? Republic of Ireland?

yodenman
yodenman
1 year ago

The BBC should state now what they want to do. There is no reason not to send the same act. He was internally selected and is a song writer anyway so he could certainly come up with something equally as good or hopefully even better.

Kowy
Kowy
1 year ago

Actually, none of them should return. They have served their purpose already. This may sound harsh but it is just correct. Thanks for your understanding.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago

Serbia, Armenia and Bulgaria all need to get their acts locked down. Like yesterday.

Carola
Carola
1 year ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Victoria is already confirmed for Bulgaria

Pancake
Pancake
1 year ago

Countries I want to see returning their 2020 artist: Armenia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Malta, Belarus, Italy, Albania, San Marino, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia (but give her a better song)
Countries I don’t mind changing their artist: France, Finland, Estonia, Moldova

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
1 year ago

I could understand why some of the acts chosen through national finals might not come back but there no reason why the internally selected acts can’t.

Dima
Dima
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

I agree that internally selected artists can comeback but with stronger songs. If your coming back with same bland and cheesy song just don’t even bother. I’m looking at you France and North Macedonia!

ESCStuff
ESCStuff
1 year ago

Predictions:
Uku will win Eesti Laul 2021 no doubt. What Love Is is probably the worst song he can sing and if he won with that, he’ll definitely win next year (count in sympathy votes)

Roxen will be chosen and probably given a song without a national final

We will definitely lose Arilena and Albania will choose a completely new song and artist via FiK 59

Tommy
Tommy
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCStuff

I hope not, hopefully Albanian broad casters will be nice for once

Mr X
Mr X
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCStuff

How about Elvana´s new chance ?

MYOOZIK
MYOOZIK
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCStuff

I don’t think so, FiK has taken place many times without being a Eurovision preselection 🙂

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
1 year ago

I’m a bit surprised that Ukraine and Israel are going along with their 2020 acts given that they were selected through a national final.

Riri
Riri
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

I think the fact that both of the acts were well recieved by fans and majority liked the artists has something to do with why they were selected again. Why fix it if it isn’t broken – kind of situation.

ESCStuff
ESCStuff
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

Eden is a gem and can do way better than even Feker Libi. It would be straight up stupid not to send her

Labenyofi
Labenyofi
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

I don’t think Ukraine has a choice. Weren’t they at risk for not competing due to debts? It was better that they did an internal selection and saved money so Ukraine can continue to be the powerhouse that it is.

Edward
Edward
1 year ago
Reply to  Labenyofi

It’s actually the richer sponsor who didn’t want to run vidbir in 2021

Dima
Dima
1 year ago
Reply to  Labenyofi

Ukraine’s Public broadcaster had a deal with a commercial broadcaster STB for Vidbir. Their deal was until 2021. Now due to not holding a national selection for next year Public broadcaster is negotiating whether or not they will extend the deal.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCFanGA

I’m very curious to what kind of song go_a will send next year. Can’t imagine anything.

KevininDC
KevininDC
1 year ago

Any country that does not do right by their 2020 artists automatically falls to the bottom of my 2021 list, no matter how good their song and artist may be. I give hearty applause to the countries who have invited this year’s singers back. Bravo to you!

Liisa
Liisa
1 year ago
Reply to  KevininDC

That’s ridiculous

Joey
Joey
1 year ago
Reply to  KevininDC

Is it a new thing to give countries points based on the broadcasters’ decisions? Well, that’s just stupid.

Liisa
Liisa
1 year ago
Reply to  KevininDC

Jeez what a cheesy reply

Serafina
Serafina
1 year ago

Poor Samanta Tina lol it took her 6/7 attempts to represent Latvia, and when she finally gets the oportunity to do so, coronavirus be like “Na-na-na-na-na-na”

Serafina
Serafina
1 year ago
Reply to  Serafina

And then she might not even attend ESC 2021 because apparently, a lot of these countries grew very attached to their national selections. Y’all, chill out, your eurofest, supernova, festival da canção, söngvakeppnin and so on ARE NOT in the same level of Melfest and Sanremo, ok? You could easily skip those for a year without any damage to your music scene.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 year ago
Reply to  Serafina

And Sweden and Italy can have Melfest and Sanremo without using either as a national final but you’re probably not ready to hear that

Stevan
Stevan
1 year ago

Hurricane said that they will return if RTS allows them to do so

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevan

I mean they are one of serbia’s biggest acts and i’m certain they can do wayyy better than hasta la vista so that would be exciting.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevan

I hope so!

Mitch
Mitch
1 year ago
Reply to  Stevan

They could easily skip Beovizija next year (and save money on the way) and just select Hurricane, which anyways has an amazing team of producers and writers, since all of their songs are mega hits in the Balkans. “Favorito” just passed over 50 mil views on YouTube. So, congrats to Sanja, Ivana & Ksenija! <3

Lloyd
Lloyd
1 year ago

I reckon most of the internally selected acts will return. Acts who were selected through national final routes will depend on the popularity of their selection (for example, Melodifestivalen is the biggest show in Sweden, so why would they remove it? But Croatia and Belarus may prefer to go internally, or have numerous songs for their act )

The Roop is On Fire
The Roop is On Fire
1 year ago

I hope that Dadi and Ulrikke will come back soon with another great and deserving song.

ani
ani
1 year ago

i want athena and lesley