Eurovision 2021 was confirmed for Rotterdam as the credits rolled on Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light. And now, almost one month later, it appears that we’re about to get an official date.
According to stories in multiple Dutch outlets, including AD and RTL Nieuws, the dates for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be revealed on Monday 15 June — that’s tomorrow!
Eurovision 2021 dates to be revealed on 15 June
The contest has already been locked in for the Ahoy arena once more. And, as reported by AD, a spokesperson the concert venue has revealed that we can expect the new dates on 15 June.
The media speculates that the contest will happen in either the second or third week of May 2021. By that logic, the grand final would take place on either 15 or 22 May.
No official statements have been made by either the EBU or the Dutch broadcasters at the time of writing.
Eurovision 2021 – Uncertainties
As with so many aspects of life at the moment, there remain many uncertainties surrounding next year’s contest.
The EBU admits that:
Developments surrounding COVID-19 will clearly affect planning in the coming year for a complicated global broadcast with many international stakeholders. In this ever-changing and challenging environment, the EBU will, therefore, work with its Dutch Members and the City of Rotterdam to ensure the continuity of the event in a number of different scenarios.
Shula Rijxman — the NPO Chairperson — says:
Now more than ever it is important that we, as a public broadcaster, are committed to continuing this European tradition and are organizing a great event that people can look forward to during these difficult times. We will do everything in our power to arrange a very special Contest.
Sietse Bakker — the event’s Executive Producer — adds:
Our team is proud and excited to look forward with renewed energy to organize a fantastic Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. Yes, with a sense of realism that fits with the times we live in, but also with ambition and creativity. We are looking forward to working with the entire Eurovision family to make it happen.
Are you excited to learn the dates tomorrow? When do you hope Eurovision 2021 takes place? Let us know in the comments below.
according to dutch media it is 18, 20 and 22 may
How do you have 15 downvotes? What????
Don’t know what to think of this. I’ve already moved on from the cancelation of the 2020 contest, but not with the 2020 songs not being able to compete again in 2021. A pity that we won’t see the 2020 songs being performed on stage. What I’m worried about the most is whether the 2020 returning artists could fulfill the expectation of Eurovision fans by creating something much stronger than their 2020 entries? To erase my disappointment, I’ve decided to choose my own 15 special entries from each Eurovision edition between 2015 – 2020. I also gave them my own… Read more »
Bring it on!! I’m so ready.
It’s Monday in Australia now!
This must be one of the dumbest comments I ever read here.
11th ,13th, and 15th of May
So are you a Eurovision fan or not? Otherwise, why are you here?
Being bitter about the contest a whole year ahead? You must be fun to be around.
They need to have a plan to continue the contest even without live audience. Eurovision needs to return in 2021 at any cost, life is not going to be as it was before.
Of course life will return to how it was before. We need to accept that this virus will be around for some time and can’t hide from it forever! Football matches with big crowds have already returned in New Zealand!
This is a year away, we simply don’t know the situation!
I think on 11., 13. and 15. May
Actually I think most of the returning artists will go into other direction. Blas had already said that his 2021 song will be different than universo. (But the 2020 songs were great so it’s a shame that we won’t see them being performed on stage)
Eurovision is not artist contest. It’s a song contest.
coming off a bit strong there, vivi
if u are truly that upset about the artists not returning, buy and stream their music. support the robbed 2020 singers and their songs. help them flourish on the music scene. don’t say that u want them to have malfunctions and zero points, its kinda rude
For sure that I’m listening them a lot. I just was looking forward to see these songs being performed in Rotterdam and I was very interested to see how they would’ve done so I can be sad that it will never happen. Also I’m sure that the artists really wanted to go to eurovision and some of them now have to try again from zero. Uku for example has tried to represent Estonia 3 times and then when he finally did it the contest gets cancelled and he doesn’t get the card for eurovision 2021 unless he wins eesti laul… Read more »
No, I agree, but I actually wasn’t responding to you (not trying to be rude), but to Vivi. Apparently she has deleted her comments and now it says that I have responded to you. But I agree with you on what you said! 🙂
I think on 11., 13. and 15. May
They haven’t been wasted. Sure, it’s a shame they can’t compete – but their primary function is to be listened to, and that can still be done pretty easily.