Eurovision 2020 13 Confirmed Acts 5 April

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, thirteen countries have done just that.

Eurovision 2021 confirmed acts

As of 5 April, the following countries have confirmed their artists for Eurovision 2021.

  1. Australia – Montaigne (confirmed 2 April)
  2. Austria – Vincent Bueno (confirmed 26 March)
  3. Azerbaijan – Efendi (confirmed 20 March)
  4. Belgium – Hooverphonic (confirmed 20 March)
  5. Bulgaria – Victoria (confirmed 21 March)
  6. Georgia – Tornike Kipiani (confirmed 21 March)
  7. Greece – Stefania (confirmed 18 March)
  8. Israel – Eden Alene (confirmed 22 March)
  9. Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy (confirmed 18 March)
  10. Romania – Roxen (confirmed 31 March)
  11. Spain – Blas Cantó (confirmed 18 March)
  12. Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears (confirmed 20 March)
  13. Ukraine – Go_A (confirmed 18 March)

Eurovision 2021: New artists

  • Denmark: Ben & Tan will not sing for Denmark at Eurovision 2021. DR will once again select its act through the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix format. The 2020 duo were not offered an automatic spot in the final. Tan says: “I feel we would take the place from some others. After all, we have tried to be part of the show. It must be someone else’s trip next year. That is most fair.”
  • 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:

  • 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, 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.”
  • Poland: Replying to a fan on Instagram, Alicja Szemplinska wrote, “I would be thrilled if I could participate in [Eurovision 2021] and represent Poland!”.

Eurovision 2021: Reviewing the situation

The following list is not conclusive:

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Cillian Dully
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Cillian Dully

And probably Ireland Will get Lesley to Sing/wirte next year song

Cillian Dully
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Cillian Dully

I think Iceland and Albania will pick new artists

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Songvakeppnin is important to Icelandic people from what I’ve heard so I wonder if they’d internally select Dadi but have him do a national final of just his own songs sort of like what Roxen and Eden did

Jai
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Jai

I think that would be a good compromise

Rob
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Hopefully a lot of other countries will confirm they sent the same act next year. It’s the only fair decision towards the artists.

I really hope Little Big will represent Russia next year too! I just love them. It would be a shame, not having them on a Eurovision stage…

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

Why lucky? I think it’s juste normal… I don’t think broadcasters have the obligation to send the same artists than in 2020 but they should have had the obligation to ask their opinion…
Proud to leave in a country that easily took the right decision.

Nudiecrudi
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Nudiecrudi

Are you sure that choosing again internally the same artists is good for the show? I don’t think so. We are talking about creativity. Could they be able to generate quality songs again? I m sure most of you next year will compare this year s songs with the new ones debating which one was better. Regarding Italy, I hope we are going through San Remo winner. Diodato has had his opportunity but unfortunately we all know what happened, and I really love his song. But I’m not sure if he could be able to compose a new song as… Read more »

Jai
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Jai

Its not fair to the artists and I don’t want to be a fan of something so soulless if it discards this year’s artists

Colin
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Colin

Congrats to these 13 wonderful acts. I hope they all use this time to produce fantastic songs and to perfect all aspects of their future live performances. I am rooting for them.

I would also like if Russia confirmed Little Big and if Poland confirmed Alicja.

Ashton
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Ashton

I would like even more if every country confirmed their entry, but that already isn’t happening. Thanks Nordics.

Ioa Ioa
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Ioa Ioa

Realising that the next Eurovision is in 13 months makes me depressed.

Ashton
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Ashton

Can’t believe that post eurovision depression will officially have lasted for two years once ESC 2021 rolls around.

Victoria Stan
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Victoria Stan

dewy

Joe
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Joe

Gotta say, regardless of the circumstances, thirteen artists and 21 countries confirmed by April is waaayyy better than your average ESC year.

Hazzza
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Hazzza

I agree with Val all artists from this year have a right to represent their country next year and I am disappointed in Norway, Denmark, final and Sweden for all leaving their artists its wrong

1998
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1998

This is not the same case.

Jai
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Jai

Georgia 2009 absolutely is not the same

Mako
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Mako

‘[Dadi] is open to representing Iceland at Eurovision 20201’. OK, but… Who won the 18001 other editions of ESC ? Lmao

Joe
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Joe

We cryogenically froze him

FanESC
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FanESC

I hope that more artists from internal selections get confirmed during the next weeks (France, Germany, UK, Cyprus, San Marino, Ireland, etc).

yodenman
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yodenman

What’s happening with the UK. I saw him being interviewed by Graham Norton and he is such a genuine lovely guy. Hopefully he gets the go ahead for next year.

Azaad
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Azaad

It would be super shady for any internally selected act to not be given another shot considering the maintenance of a national final wouldn’t apply

NickC
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NickC

I would not call these poor souls ‘lucky’ to be honest.

Loin dici
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Loin dici

Luckier than NF winners, if you may.

1998
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1998

Maybe not lucky, but it would be fair to select them for 2021. And they are defninitely not “poor souls” how did you just call them.