Along with host country the Netherlands, the Big Five — France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom — get an automatic spot in the grand final of Eurovision 2021. They drop a lot of euros, and we thank them for helping keep the contest afloat. We used to roll our eyes at the jokes these nations would send to the contest. But in recent years they have been earning their keep.
Automatic Qualifiers at Eurovision 2021
Italy’s Måneskin are perhaps making the most noise with “Zitti e buoni”. The rock quartet won Italy’s Sanremo in early March, but have since trimmed down and cleaned up their entry to comply with Eurovision rules.
France’s Barbara Pravi is certainly the one that’s most favoured with the bookies. “Voilà” has rested near the top of the odds tables ever since it was selected at the very start of national selection season.
Spain’s Blas Cantó gets deep on “Voy a quedarme” while Germany’s Jendrik is taking a completely different approach with “I Don’t Feel Hate”.
The United Kingdom’s James Newman brings “Embers” which has already lit a spark underneath the British fanbase. The number is completed by the Netherlands’ Jeangu Macrooy. “Birth Of A New Age” sees Jeangu embrace his Surinamese heritage.
But who is YOUR favourite? You can listen to the six automatic qualifiers below and then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count. This poll closes, just ahead of the first rehearsals in May. It’s up to you, Europe. Start voting now!