Hallelujah, it’s raining Eurovision songs! In the space of just three days, we’ve had ten new entries for Rotterdam land in our laps. And the coming week seems to be just as hectic in terms of new releases. But before the madness resumes, it’s time to ask — who is your favourite Eurovision 2021 act so far?
Croatia’s Albina topped the last survey — can she hold on with fresh competition from 10 new tracks?
You can listen to the new entries below. Then vote in our poll. Choose wisely, you can only vote ONE time. Voting is only open for about 24 hours or so. We’ll close the poll before Russia and San Marino unveil their songs on Monday.
Eurovision 2021 entries as of 7 March
Belgium’s Hooverphonic with “The Wrong Place”
They’re the returning act with a new voice. Hooverphonic describes “The Wrong Place” as being about “a one night stand gone wrong” — a woman who wakes up and asks “What the f*** is he doing here?!” The song is more playful than their 2020 entry “Release Me” and has the classic Hooverphonic sound.
Romania’s Roxen with “Amnesia”
“Amnesia” features Roxen’s famous raspy tones, with a slice of modern and stunning energy. The vocals fit perfectly with the tone of the song. Her youthful sound also contributes beautifully to the modern vibe of the song. Fans of her 2020 entry will certainly love “Amnesia” despite its differences. As with “Alcohol You”, there is the same vulnerability and delicate nature.
The Netherlands’ Jeangu Macrooy with “Birth Of A New Age”
He’s the Suriname-born singer who is fast becoming a star in the Netherlands. But Jeangu Macrooy is also a fighter and someone who understands dislocation. Gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, birthplace, belief — there are endless reasons why people may try to push him or anyone else down. His song “Birth of a New Age” acknowledges the difficulties — but inspires people to push past the shade, all to the infectious chant, “Your rhythm is rebellion.”
Moldova’s Natalia Gordienko with “Sugar”
It dropped with sweet indulgence in Moscow, at a seemingly never-ending launch party. But after several hours, fans got to hear Natalia Gordienko “Sugar”. The club-ready, radio-friendly track is about a woman being taken over by desire, all told through the metaphor of craving some sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrates. “I can’t explain it, but there’s something going on — a crazy energy inside of me,” she sings. “First just a tingle, then it turned into a burn, like fire in my blood.”
Australia’s Montaigne with “Technicolour”
Montaigne presented first presented her song on the Australian radio station Triple J.“Technicolour” is an upbeat dance-pop song with fun and uplifting lyrics. The song includes a shout-along part where Montaigne asserts, “But I got power, yeah! Midnight is the hour, yeah! Time to take off your cloaks! It builds to the song’s chorus, where Montaigne sings “Techni, technicolour, if we stand together, we can do whatever.” And amid the party spirit, the song also lets Montaigne show off her vocals, even with a speorg note moment.
Serbia’s Hurricane with “Loco Loco”
Serbia’s Eurovision 2021 trio have now released their song “Loco Loco” – and it is indeed crazy crazy! After months of speculation and a few weeks of teasing, we finally know what Hurricane will be performing at the contest this year in Rotterdam. Sanja Vučić, Ivana Nikolić and Ksenija Knežević – the three queens that make up the group – bring a colourful music video with lots of glitter and disco balls.
Estonia’s Uku Suviste with “Lucky One”
Twelve Eesti Laul finalists took to the stage in Tallinn’s Saku Suurhall arena. And in the end, Uku Suviste triumphed once again. He’ll sing “The Lucky One” at Eurovision this May after winning the Estonian selection show for a second consecutive year. Firstly, a 50/50 combination of jury votes and public votes chose the top three songs. Jüri Pootsmann, Uku Suviste and Sissi came out on top overall and progressed to the superfinal. Then, public votes alone decided the winner. Ultimately, the Estonian public loved Uku Suviste the most.
Denmark’s Fyr & Flamme with “Øve os på hinanden”
Saturday saw eight acts take to the stage for Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021. They were all hoping to take home the trophy and earn the right to represent Denmark at Eurovision 2021. But in the end only one could emerge victorious and that was Fyr & Flamme with their song “Øve os på hinanden”.
Portugal’s The Black Mamba with “Love Is On My Side”
After an intense voting sequence in the Festival da Canção final, that saw Carolina Deslandes top the jury vote with “Por um triz” and NEEV as the televote favourite with “Dancing in the stars”, The Black Mamba came out on top with 20 points — 10 from the jury and 10 from the televote.
Italy’s Måneskin with “Zitti e buoni”
The 71st edition of the Sanremo Music Festival has come to an end with a twist: rock band Måneskin won the crown and the traditional leoncino — the little golden lion awarded to the sanremese winner. The quartet launched by X Factor Italy immediately caught the audience’s attention with electrifying performances of their powerful entry “Zitti e buoni”, but they were not on the podium in the provisional ranking before the start of the final, reached instead thanks to the support of the televote.
- Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma”
- Croatia: Albina “Tick-Tock”
- Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou “El Diablo”
- Czech Republic: Benny Cristo “Omaga”
- Finland: Blind Channel “Dark Side”
- France: Barbara Pravi “Voila”
- Germany: Jendrik “I Don’t Feel Hate”
- Ireland: Lesley Roy “Maps”
- Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free”
- Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque”
- Norway: TIX “Fallen Angel”
- Slovenia: Ana Soklič “Amen”
- Spain: Blas Cantó “Voy a quedarme”
- Ukraine: Go_A “SHUM”
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Which entry is your favourite? Can any of them win the contest in May? Let us know in the comments.