What began as a slow trickle is quickly becoming a steady flow. In the last week, the number of confirmed entries for Eurovision 2021 has almost doubled — jumping from three to five. Ukraine’s Go_A confirmed “SHUM” as their entry, while Lithuania reselected The Roop with “Discoteque”.
France’s Barbara Pravi took gold in our last survey, but can she hold on in a more crowded field? You decide!
You can listen to the two new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting is open until Friday 12 February — the eve of the Dora 2021 final.
We will then relaunch the poll to include the victor in Croatia and any other songs which might drop between now and then.
Eurovision 2021 entries as of 7 February
Ukraine’s Go_A with “SHUM”
It debuted in late January, but it was only after a series of denials and an internal jury vote that “SHUM” was confirmed as Go_A’s song for 2021 on Thursday. After honouring melodramatic Carpathian folk tales with techno and EDM last year with “Solovey”, Go_A have opted for a somewhat darker style in “SHUM” (“ШУМ”). They describe its meaning as “to awaken and summon spring and hasten the awakening of all living things after winter”. The track needs a trim to comply with Eurovision’s three-minute rule, while questions remain regarding its folklore-indebted lyrics.
Lithuania’s The Roop with “Discoteque”
They were red-hot favourites heading into the final. And, sure enough, The Roop were runaway winners of Lithuania’s Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021. “Discoteque” smashed the national final’s televote record, which The Roop themselves set in 2020. It’s only one in a long list of records broken by the track. Lithuania now sits at the top of the bookmakers’ odds.
- Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma”
- France: Barbara Pravi “Voila”
- Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free”
Who is your favourite Eurovision 2021 act so far?
Which entry is your favourite? Can any of them win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.