Eurovision 2021 Acts 28 February

Right now we’re in the calm before the storm. Because from Thursday we’ll enter a period of almost two weeks in which we’ll get more than half the songs for Eurovision 2021. But before that, it’s time to ask — who is your favourite Eurovision 2021 act so far?

Finland’s Blind Channel topped the last survey — can they hold on with fresh competition from Cyprus, Germany, Ireland and Slovenia?

You can listen to the four new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting is open until Wednesday 3 February — the day before Jeangu Macrooy and Natalia Gordienko release their entries for the Netherlands and Moldova respectively.

Eurovision 2021 entries as of 28 February

New entries

Cyprus’ Elena Tsagrinou with “El Diablo”

Cyprus kicked off a four-day streak of internally selected song reveals on Wednesday. Elena Tsagrinou’s “El Diablo” premiered on an afternoon chat show. The Lady Gaga-esque bop quickly lit up the Twitter-sphere with even international pop stars having their say on the video. It also ruffled the feathers of Christian groups on the Mediterranean island. Elena is probably just thanking them all for the free publicity.

Germany’s Jendrik with “I Don’t Feel Hate”

After the slick cool pop of 2020’s “Violent Thing”, Germany’s gone a full 180 and delivered what will probably be one of the quirkiest entries in the 2021 contest. Jendrik’s “I Don’t Feel Hate” arrived on Thursday, complete with a six-minute music video featuring exploding washing machines and a human-sized middle finger. The song has been compared to marmite — you either love it or hate it.

Ireland’s Lesley Roy with “Maps”

Re-selected after 2020’s cancellation, Lesley Roy dropped her 2021 entry on Friday morning. Following on from “Story Of My Life”, “Maps” is another upbeat pop anthem. But this time the sound is more grown-up and current. Lesley has confirmed that her Rotterdam staging will be overseen by Fredrik “Benke” Rydman — the man behind Sweden’s “Heroes” staging in 2015.

Slovenia’s Ana Soklič with “Amen”

The latest addition to the Rotterdam roster came on Saturday evening, during Slovenia’s EMA 2021. For one year only, the annual event acted as a showcase rather than a competition. So while the country celebrated 60 years at the contest, last year’s winner Ana Soklič debuted “Amen” — her song for 2021. She’s parked the traditional sounds of “Voda” in favour of gospel and broadway elements.

Other entries

  • Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma”
  • Croatia: Albina “Tick-Tock”
  • Czech Republic: Benny Cristo “Omaga”
  • Finland: Blind Channel “Dark Side”
  • France: Barbara Pravi “Voila”
  • Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free”
  • Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque”
  • Norway: TIX “Fallen Angel”
  • Spain: Blas Cantó “Voy a quedarme”
  • Ukraine: Go_A “SHUM”

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.

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Ivan Vedernikov
2 months ago

1.France
2.Ukraine
Other

Andy
2 months ago

My top 10
1.Croatia
2.Croatia
3.Croatia
4.Croatia
5.Croatia
6.Croatia
7.Croatia
8.Croatia
9.Croatia
10th place goes to that person who is complaining all the time that Albina is asking for votes on Insta and can’t get over it.

Song is a banger, let’s be real.

Last edited 2 months ago by Andy
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago

What would you say about Anxhela Peristeri’s remvamp?

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

To me it was good before. Its even better now.

Erik
Erik
2 months ago

I know it’s not the general opinion but of the 2020 returning artists Benny Cristo has the worst development. I really liked his 2020 song, among my favourites.
I never understood the hype for The Roop’s 2020 song, so for me it’s a major improvement with a song in my top 3 so far this year.

Erik
Erik
2 months ago

Tick-tock, Voila and Discotheque. They all deserve their top positions. My #1 is France

Mitja
Mitja
2 months ago

People are gonna underrated Slovenia cuz it’s from Slovenia????

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Mitja

No, because its good but boring. Waiting for a revamp.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 months ago

1. Cyprus 9/10
2. Germany 9/10
3. Croatia 9/10
4. Finland 8/10
5. Czech Republic 8/10
6. Israel 7.5/10
7. France 7.5/10
8. Ireland 7.5/10

9. Lithuania 7/10
10. Spain 6.5/10
11. Slovenia 6.5/10
12. Norway 6/10
13. Albania 6/10
14. Ukraine 3/10

saveli
saveli
2 months ago

ehh they really vote for Croatia only because Albina asked for it in her insta? she is good but not best imo

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  saveli

Well the song might not be the best but you are talking about it, arent you? She knows what she is doing.

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
2 months ago

Ukraine ofcourse, as always they send something different, unusual, interesting both music and lyricwise and they do very well in the end even win. Cyprus, we all heard 2019 entry was copy paste of 2018 because they got 2nd position then and thought why don’t we recycle that song and paint and decorate it to make people think it’s different song lol then what happened the result was a big difference between 2018 and 2019 and this year they are sending another erotic but dated club song, oh please, wait and see what result will be, low ofcourse. Coronavirus effected… Read more »

Who?
Who?
2 months ago

Im not going to put a high hope like I did to Cyprus 2019 I thought they will flop but after seeing her live I was rooting for them to win I hope Elena can give a good performance so they can win for this year.

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
2 months ago
Reply to  Who?

Lol

Grace
Grace
2 months ago

Impopular opinion here, but my top5 right now would be:
1. Germany
2. Finland
3. France
4. Lithuania
5. Norway

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

How sad is Croatias singer Albina asking to vote everytime on Instagram when the poll is up lol… Should be removed from this poll

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
2 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Jesus, again youw ith your comment. We get it. You dont like Croatia, your favorite is not on the top.
How you have energy to writing same old stuff each time. Maybe you should be remove from the website? Ha, what you think about that idea?

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago

Hopping on the unpopular opinion bus here to say that Benny Cristo’s song might actually be my favorite so far

I do not think any of these are my personal winner and that it’s still not out yet but hey the song just really slaps to me

Lola
Lola
2 months ago

Finland and Lithuania, the 2 best entries so far for me!

karworld
karworld
2 months ago

Well, the more songs we know, the more I like genuine personal compositions

1. France
2. Spain
3. Ireland
4. Lithuania
5. Finland
6. Croatia
7. Albania
8. Ukraine
9. Czech Republic
10. Israel
11. Slovenia
12 Germany
13. Cyprus
14. Norway

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  karworld

I find Norway to be one of the most personal songs in the competition so far?

karworld
karworld
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Well, if it was sang in Norwegean and removed the ‘circus’ around it, it would be an improvement for me

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  karworld

I am not sure why the language makes it more personal? He can speak English very well so not sure why he can’t express himself in that language if he so chooses? And I won’t dignify the “circus” comment as you obviously don’t understand the meaning behind the song.

karworld
karworld
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Of course using your language makes your composition more personal. Why using a different one anyway if Norwegian sounds great?

Sjodni
Sjodni
2 months ago

My top three are

  1. France
  2. Cyprus
  3. Croatia

So far, there is no song this year that I HATE, a few that I don’t love as much as the others, but I generally like all of them! This year is shaping up to be great! I love france for it’s cultural, lyrical, and emotional beaty, cyprus is just so much fun and makes you want to dance, and croatia is addicting and has a swagger to it that I love! Looking forward to Malta’s announcement soon, because they were my winner last year.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

Great (1 to 3): France, Lithuania, Ukraine (any news about when the final version for this one will be released?)

Good: 4) Finland, 5) Ireland (I may even move this one up, I’m addicted), 6) Czech Republic, 7) Norway

Fine (8 to 13): Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Israel, Slovenia, Spain

Weak: 14) Germany

Very curious to see what Sanremo and Jeangu will bring to us this week, Italy and The Netherlands have been on my top 10 in the last 2 years.

Bella
Bella
2 months ago

There’s honestly not much so far, except for Ukraine, Lithuania and France. The rest is pretty bland.

Zsófi
Zsófi
2 months ago

My top3 stayed the same, Lithuania/Finland/France! Ireland has the best vibes for me from the new songs, I really dig it.

Benny Hill
2 months ago

I saw Leslie’s performance on RTE. It wasn’t live unfortunately, but she has a lot of great energy. If her vocals are stellar, I can see it qualifying easily.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago

Well my top 14 is like:

1. ??
2. ??
3.??
4.??
5.??
6.??
7.??
8.??
9.??
10.??
11.??
12.??
13.??
14.??

Last edited 2 months ago by notyourtoy
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Sorry I just saw that emojis weren’t accepted so my top is like:

1)Cyprus
2)Finland
3)Ireland
4)France
5)Croatia
6)Israel
7)Germany
8)Slovenia
9)Albania
10)Lithuania
11)Ukraine
12)Spain
13)Czech Republic
14)Norway

PS. It would be nice to be able to comment with emojis 😉

Robert
Robert
2 months ago

1/Ireland
2/Czech Republic
3/France
4/Israel
5/Lithuania

Danny
Danny
2 months ago

Wiwi readers are so funny – Croatia and Cyprus as the top 2. Ya’ll are too gay to function and I love it lol

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago
Reply to  Danny

The fact that you don’t like those songs (even tho I’m 100% sure that you’re a biased The Roop’s fanboy) doesn’t make everyone who loves Albina or Elena “too gae to function”. This is our opinion and if you respect it stay here or else stop commenting here and find a blog full of low-minded people like you.

Kisses

euromeuro
euromeuro
2 months ago

And you know what…? Germany will be more successful with this than these overproduced pop-ballads or swedish-wirtten-pop music. Jendrik has a very positive personality and gives us positive vibes. I think this could be a top 15 contender. Now it seems unlikely but the reactions are very polarizing. Some people love this to death.

Last edited 2 months ago by euromeuro
Kris
Kris
2 months ago
Reply to  euromeuro

I do see drunk guys voting to this , it can be a definite Televote Top . Focus on Can. It would be towards the bottom with juries . Overall can go anywhere from 11-26.

Mr X
Mr X
2 months ago
Reply to  euromeuro

I absolutely agree with you. Jendrik is very fresh and authentic.

Zuzu
Zuzu
2 months ago

And ffs if el diablo was indeed a result of plagiarism EBU would have stepped in and simply disqualify the entry. Just because it reminds you of another song doesn’t mean anything.
But keep advertising the song, I love it ?

Timi
Timi
2 months ago

If you ignore Croatians, it’s the same top of MyESCScoreboard.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
2 months ago
Reply to  Timi

Wow! It looks you have very average taste.

Euterpa
Euterpa
2 months ago
Reply to  Timi

How can you know how many Croatians voted in the poll?

Kris
Kris
2 months ago
Reply to  Euterpa

The creator of the poll have geographical access . They could publish that if you ask them !

Croatia was actually my no.1 till 6 songs were released . Now it’s at no.5

Zuzu
Zuzu
2 months ago

I am excited about Lithuania and Cyprus.
But – I wanna see Elena live, she has proved she has a good voice

sam
sam
2 months ago

happy to see queen albina leading again, we should just give her the esc trophy already and pack our bags for split 2022

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  sam

We all know that’s not gonna happen.

Anonym
Anonym
2 months ago
Reply to  sam

One of the main reasons Albina is actually gaining this much votes is because she keeps posting a link to it on her Instagram, so her followers would vote for her…..one of the many reasons why this voting is so unreliable

sam
sam
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonym

wrong its because she is amazing

Vytautas
Vytautas
2 months ago
Reply to  Anonym

So then the fact that she has only some +1,500 goats to follow her orders is sad. No wonder it’s a question if Croatia will qualify in that case.

Edu
Edu
2 months ago

Elena – Cyprus – El Diablo FTW!! ????

Victor
Victor
2 months ago

wrong forum maybe?

Victor
Victor
2 months ago

My only allowed vote goes to Lesley – Ireland. Sorry, Croatia.

Teddi
Teddi
2 months ago
Reply to  Victor

You can actually for multipe countries 😀

Victor
Victor
2 months ago
Reply to  Teddi

thanks, why was assuming that…

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

Here is my take on this:

Crown chasers: Lithuania, France, Finland. I cannot see any other song among the 14 to have any chance of winning.

Solid mid-table finisher: Spain
Definite Flop: Germany

All others will fight to qualify, depending on vocal performance + staging.

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

This is going to be a tough year! So far my winner is Lithuania but we are still waiting for the other countries to release their entries.

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

Off topic, but Destiny’s releasing a new song tomorrow but not said anything about it being Malta’s entry… does anyone know if it is?

KRM
KRM
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

It is not

Una
Una
2 months ago

I’ve got the same top 5 as last week: 1.      Czechia (=) 2.      Finland (=) 3.      Norway (=) – could have been 2nd if in Norwegian. 4.      Lithuania (=) 5.      Ukraine (pre revamp) (=) Hopefully we’ll get some good to great songs the week of 1 March with GFs in Danmark, Estonia, Italy and Portugal. Scheduled releases: Austria, Moldova, the Netherlands. *Maybe* some surprise releases as well. *Hopefully*. All in all, I am very disappointed with internal selection songs so far. Just two that I like – Czechia and Ukraine. Whereas Lithuania, Estonia, Norway, Finland and Portugal had/have such a great range of songs to… Read more »

Milan
Milan
2 months ago

What!? When I read about the “entry from Germany” I thought – what a joke, I didn’t understand at all that it was actually THE entry. I’m speechless.

euromeuro
euromeuro
2 months ago
Reply to  Milan

Germany is just going for a typical “What the f*uck”-entry. First everybody can’t believe it’s real and then it will be rewarded for its bravery. This is Top 15 material because it’s much more interesting than these swedsh mediocre pop songs.

Milan
Milan
2 months ago
Reply to  euromeuro

True.

Davidinho
Davidinho
2 months ago

El Diablo is a reincarnation of Cleopatra. Possible top-5

Vytautas
Vytautas
2 months ago
Reply to  Davidinho

Sorry darling but Cleopatra was a bop while El Diablo is a parody so no no no.

Dave
Dave
2 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

I think a song’s reception is more important rather than your taste, when it comes to predicting results. 🙂

Davidinho
Davidinho
2 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

every man to his own taste

blueeyed
blueeyed
2 months ago

1. Lithuania
2. Ukraine
3. Ireland
X. Whatever, hate them all.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
2 months ago
Reply to  blueeyed

Apart from Lesley, everything else is simply bad taste

sucof
sucof
2 months ago

ready for the next week? Sanremo time!

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Last edited 2 months ago by sucof
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  sucof

What time will the songs be published?

sucof
sucof
2 months ago

Tuesday evening starting at 9 pm, half of songs on Tuesday the other half Wednesday

Last edited 2 months ago by sucof
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  sucof

Thank you.

Ermin
Ermin
2 months ago

I thought a lot and I ask : why Germany is not in the same league with Toy? Netta won making chicken sounds and singing about Me Too movement. Anyway, Germany should enjoy that has a divisive song, and not another harmless middle of the road song.

euromeuro
euromeuro
2 months ago
Reply to  Ermin

Germany is in a league with Alf Poier 2003 and Guildo Horn from 1998. Both placed so much higher than people thought.

Last edited 2 months ago by euromeuro
Mr X
Mr X
2 months ago
Reply to  Ermin

Toy wasn´t my cup of tea but Germany this time sends an entry I like very much

Elias
Elias
2 months ago

My top 2 favorites, France and Croatia are in the top 3 on the poll. That makes me happy.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago

not y’all mad at people liking cyprus…..its a great song.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

god I’m so over people accusing this song of plagiarism, I don’t even have the energy to respond properly. I just wanna like a song that I like without seeing ‘lAdY gAgA fRoM wIsH’ and the like. is that so much to ask

Jofty
Jofty
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I think it’s a possible winner Ashton

Dave
Dave
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Ty for contributing to the toxic place knows as the wiwibloggs comment section

Lin7
Lin7
2 months ago

Albania will kill, be prepared!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
2 months ago
Reply to  Lin7

I sure hope so, I’m more than ready to be killed in that way by a song going to Rotterdam.

AM2PM
AM2PM
2 months ago
Reply to  Lin7

Good to see another person not underestimating Albania. I think it’s a dark horse for 10 ten.

Az*rbaijan
Az*rbaijan
2 months ago

Literally nobody cares about y’all top 14s…

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

People do care, they want to share each other’s opinions and discuss whether they agree or not.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

You take the time to hate on people making top 14s. So apparently, you do care.

lol
lol
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

if you dont care then why did you click on the post and care enough to write a comment?

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
2 months ago
Reply to  Az*rbaijan

Thats 100% true.

Wish that there is more people like you. The world would be better place. We must be happy to have you here as we’re blessed by your genious words! Such a privilage.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

Downvoting for the irony! What a smart moves!

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

Ireland, Lithuania and Ukraine.

Mikey
Mikey
2 months ago

Croatia so overrated and Ireland a bit underated

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
2 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

Based of the poll: Yes, it is overrated.
Based of the song: It is good enough to make the finale. Could get 8th, 9th or 10th in semifinal 1 if the performance is good.

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
2 months ago
Reply to  Mikey

By whom?
How come personal taste is ovverrated or underrated?

Kris
Kris
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom Ripley

By the disproportionation of votes here and what we see in YouTube tops , odds and polls elsewhere. That’s overrated

Teddi
Teddi
2 months ago

1. France
2. Croatia
3. Norway
4. Lithuania
5. Ireland

Elias
Elias
2 months ago
Reply to  Teddi

Wow. We think alike. 1.France 2.Croatia 3.Lithuania 4.Israel 5.Ireland

Teddi
Teddi
2 months ago
Reply to  Elias

I could’ve easily squeeze Israel. I like it!

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
2 months ago
Reply to  Elias

Similar to me, just I have Czech Republic instead Isreal. But top 3 the same.
Omg is my guilty pleasure.

Film
Film
2 months ago

Benny from Czech is my favorite.

Benny Hill
2 months ago

I am trying but I can’t pick my TOP 10. Nothing has wowed me as of yet.

Benny Hill
2 months ago
Reply to  Benny Hill

I’m not saying I don’t like any of the songs, I’m just waiting for something that will knock me off my feet.

Pancake
Pancake
2 months ago

My Top 14 so far: 1. Lithuania – Discoteque – The Roop 2. Cyprus – El Diablo – Elena Tsagrinou 3. Ireland – Maps – Lesley Roy 4. Ukraine – SHUM – Go_A 5. Czech Republic – Omaga – Benny Cristo 6. Germany – I Don’t Feel Hate – Jendrik Sigwar 7. Israel – Set Me Free – Eden Alene 8. Finland – Dark Side – The Blind Channel 9. Albania – Karma – Anxhela Peristeri 10. Spain – Voy a quedarme – Blas Canto 11. Croatia – Tick-Tock – Albina 12. France – Voìla – Barbara Pavi 13. Slovenia… Read more »