At long last, the Eurovision 2021 season is heating up! We’ve known the identities of many acts for months now, but actual songs have been very slow to materialise. However, that’s all changed as we now know two of the entries which will be performed next May.
They are Albania’s Anxhela Peristeri with “Karma” and Israel’s Eden Alene with “Set Me Free”. This means that we can start choosing favourites. Which act do you like best?
You can listen to both tracks below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting is open until Friday 29 January — the eve of the Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez! final.
We will then relaunch the poll to include Tom Leeb’s successor and any other songs which might drop between now and then.
Eurovision 2021 entries as of 26 January
Albania’s Anxhela Peristeri with “Karma”
Anxhela’s “Karma” saw off competition from 24 other songs to emerge victorious at Festivali i Këngës 59. These strange times saw Albania host its national final outdoors across three freezing cold December nights. Anxhela overcame the challenges and won over the seven-person jury. “Karma” will now most likely undergo some sort of revamp. However, Anxhela has already indicated that she intends to keep the song in Albanian. Will “Karma” take Albania to the grand final for a third consecutive contest?
Israel’s Eden Alene with “Set Me Free”
Israel’s Eden Alene became the first returning act from 2020 to confirm their song for 2021. During a three-song selection show on 25 January, the Israeli public picked “Set Me Free”. The entry saw off competition from “Ue La La” and “La La Love”, both of which had many fans of their own. However, we have yet to see Eden perform the song in a live stage setting. Votes in the national final were based off music videos. How does “Set Me Free” compare to its predecessor “Feker Lebi”?
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2021 act so far?
Which of the pair is your favourite? Could either win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.