Some artists just can’t stay away from Eurovision. And this time, the number of returning artists is higher than ever. Following the cancellation of last year’s contest, many acts from the class of 2020 are coming back for another shot at Eurovision glory.

Eurovision 2021 features a record-breaking 26 returning acts. Most of these acts were internally selected by their respective broadcasters as a moral decision after the happenings of 2020. But some artists had to fight their way back through a national selection process: Lithuania’s The Roop and Estonia’s Uku Suviste.

Meanwhile, for some artists this year marks their third Eurovision appearance: Senhit for San Marino, Natalia Gordienko for Moldova, and 2016 soloist Sanja Vučić as part of Serbia’s Hurricane.

And now, it’s over to you. We want to know which is your favourite Eurovision 2021 entry from a returning artist. There’s a massive 26 artists to choose from, so remind yourself of their songs and then vote in our poll below!

Scroll down to vote in our poll.

Eurovision 2021: Returning acts

Poll: What is your favourite Eurovision 2021 entry by a returning act?

As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once. Make it count!

Which returning artist is your favourite? Who did you vote for? Who’s had a glow up from their previous entry? Sound off in the comments below. 

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ellybrit
ellybrit
1 month ago

Go Serbia! Go girls!

Gil Dadia
Gil Dadia
1 month ago

Next week israel releases revamp and new clip for “set me free”….eden didnt say her last word yet, wait and see …

Natalie
Natalie
1 month ago

Lithuania the best!

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Romania, UK, Iceland, Czechia, The Netherlands. I love that Senhit is back.

At the same time, I have to discard NM and Georgia because of #drama.

I’m still waiting for Israel to release the revamp, what’s going on with that?

I want to warm up to Estonia.

Ravencrow Neversmiles
Ravencrow Neversmiles
1 month ago

Improved: Greece, San marino (most improved), Ireland, Australia, czech rep.

Got worse: Lithuania (sad about this cause I loved on fire), UK, Iceland (also sad about this), Spain, Austria, North macedonia

Same level: switzerland (my 1st last year and 1st this year), Malta, Romania, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan (love it this year too), Ukraine (love it this year too), Serbia, Belgium, Moldova, Latvia, Israel, The netherlands, Slovenia, Estonia, Georgia

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Seeing how 2020 was cancelled I dont think those should count as returning artists. Since they never performed…

Una
Una
1 month ago

Czechia, Iceland, North Macedonia, Romania, the Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Heyey
Heyey
1 month ago

Improved: San Marino, Australia, Moldova, Belgium, Ireland, UK, Greece, Estonia, Slovenia

Worsen: Georgia, North Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Czech Republic, Netherlands

Same level: Malta, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Romania, Switzerland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Serbia, Latvia, Spain, Austria

Last edited 1 month ago by Heyey
Colin
Colin
1 month ago

I have another interesting question – which potential returnee from national selections (who wasn’t a part of a 2020 group, but earlier) had the best song?

  • Nina Kraljic (Croatia)
  • Tony Cetinski (Croatia)
  • Mike Trapp (Denmark)
  • Juri Pootsmann (Estonia)
  • Koit Toome (Estonia)
  • Tanja (Estonia)
  • Ivo Linna (Estonia)
  • Laura Poldvere (Finland)
  • Ermal Meta (Italy)
  • Francesca Michielin (Italy)
  • Vilija Matacuinaite (Lithuania)
  • KEiiNO (Norway)
  • Ketil Stokkan (Norway)
  • Eric Saade (Sweden)
  • Charlotte Perrelli (Sweden)
  • Jessica Andersson (Sweden)
  • Arvingarna (Sweden)
BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

That’s easy to answer—KEIINO! they should have won.

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Same. KEiiNO for me.

justafan
justafan
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Jüri Pootsmann of course. He was stunning, original, fresh and artistic.
KEiiNO were absolutely amazing and Monuments was epic, but I think Spirit in the Sky had the whole package.

Una
Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I don’t know all the songs from the earlier years but I really, really liked this year’s songs of: Mike Trapp (Denmark); Ivo Linna, Robert Linna, Supernova (Estonia), and Ketil Stokkan (Norway).

Sophia
Sophia
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

To me Ermal Meta

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

KEiiNO, Ivo Linna, Koit Toome, Ermal Meta, Tanja, Ketil Stokkan, Mike Trapp.

Sam
Sam
1 month ago

Ireland! It will go directly to my top10 this year.

Paula
Paula
1 month ago

Romania and Azerbaijan! <3
Serbia, San Marino and maybe Lithuania.

rainer1
rainer1
1 month ago

hahaha! stefania woke up.

LinusT
LinusT
1 month ago

I don’t know why you guys are such haters. You only talk about Greece and that Stefania shares the poll with her fans, which doesn’t mean that all the votes are from Greek people. Also, I made some research myself, and I found out that other participants of esc shared the poll asking for votes. Think about it.

Stelios
Stelios
1 month ago

Greece cyprus san marino

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Stelios

Cyprus changed their artist my friend

otis
otis
1 month ago

Now that Stefania did not promote the poll but she is still 3rd in 26 countries you dont have to say anything? Did you bite your tongues? jajajaj you see there are more than her fans that acually like Greeces song…. Nobody speaks now about it and they just enter their cocoon jajajja people as always

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago

Improved: San Marino, Czech Rep., UK, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Estonia, Slovenia, Moldova
Did not improve: Iceland, Lithuania, Israel, Serbia, Latvia, Georgia, Austria, Ireland, N. Macedonia
About the same level: Bulgaria, Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Malta, Australia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Romania

These are my personal opinions though. They’re all pretty even.

Last edited 1 month ago by poe-tay-toe-chips
Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Ireland definitely improved and Spain definitely did not improve and neither did The Netherlands, Australia or Ukraine. Also I would put Serbia and Latvia on same level

Marc
Marc
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Ireland is definitely better and should qualify easily for the final. Malta,Switzerland and the Ukraine are also better than last year.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago
Reply to  Marc

I do not for the life of me get the hype around “Maps”. It’s a very forgettable song for me.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Ireland’s near the bottom of my ranking. I just find it really boring, sorry. I think Spain improved because Universo felt manufactured but at least voy a quedarme sounds like he put slightly more heart into it. Birth of a new age is a beautiful song with a deep message, a lot of Europeans just find it too “non-European” to appreciate (and I could use a much more blunt term than that).

justafan
justafan
1 month ago

Overall, I’d say I only prefer the following 2021 entries (compared to 2020): San Marino, Ireland, Moldova and Australia.
Many countries are pretty much the same for me: Switzerland, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, UK, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia.
The rest are pretty much indifferent to me.
So far as my girl Stefania is concerned, I haven’t really made up my mind yet. So I’ll leave Greece out.

Last edited 1 month ago by justafan
justafan
justafan
1 month ago

Stefania hasn’t uploaded a story yet. She’s fifth in the poll after Switzerland, Malta, San Marino and Lithuania.
In my personal opinion, from those four countries the real upgrade is San Marino (Switzerland in my top 3 both in 2020 & 2021. Malta would be in my top 7 in 2020, but in top 12 this year and Lithuania top 3 in 2020, but top 6 in 2021)

justafan
justafan
1 month ago
Reply to  justafan

Wow thanks for the downvotes. As if my opinion wasn’t realistic….

Tonks
1 month ago

Switzerland, Romania and Austria

Nicola
Nicola
1 month ago

Although I don’t feel good comparing the returning artists song, I feel like it’s ultimately inevitable:
Biggest improvements/growers: Romania (tho I did like Alcohol You), San Marino, Belgium and Estonia
Biggest disappointments/flops: Austria, North Macedonia, Spain, Israel

Crystal
1 month ago

I picked the songs I liked out of this year’s selection, no comparing to last year, in no particular order: Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Switzerland, San Marino, Serbia, Ukraine, and Malta. Latvia’s kind of a has a Baltic Beyoncé vibe to it, but it’s not a copy of Beyoncé’s sound…just inspired by her. Lithuania’s is just fun and should make for a fun performance. I think the music video threw off a lot of people on Iceland, but they won’t have nearly as many people on stage for the Contest. If I were Daði, I would probably work in a moment… Read more »

esc2021rotterdam
esc2021rotterdam
1 month ago

I think that the biggest improvements are: Moldova (29th in 2020 but 4th in 2021) and UK (38th in 2020 but 14th in 2021)

The biggest disappointments are: Austria (13th in 2020 but 34th in 2021) and Israel (but it may change due to the revamp) (7th in 2020 but 20th in 2021)

Last edited 1 month ago by esc2021rotterdam
esc2021rotterdam
esc2021rotterdam
1 month ago

Also forgot San Marino (18th in 2020 but 5th in 2021) and Georgia (21st in 2020 but 38th in 2021)

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
1 month ago

Only Senhit and Natalia are real returnees though. The rest have never set foot on the Eurovision stage.

Rose
Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

Sanja and Ksenija: Am I a joke to you?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

Destiny, Vasil, Vincent & Stefania: Are we joke to you?

Jimmi
Jimmi
1 month ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

Exactly

Somebody
Somebody
1 month ago

It was a tough task to match with quality of Repondez Moi and Tears Getting Sober. I’d say Gjon and Victoria overcame that challenge very well with their new entries.

Marion
1 month ago
Reply to  Somebody

Totally agree!

Honesty
Honesty
1 month ago

Biggest improvements for me: Australia, Romania, Switzerland, UK. 🙂
Drastic flop: North Macedonia 🙁

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
1 month ago

I voted for 16 songs… the ones that improved for me 😛

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
1 month ago

Oh! There are so many songs I like this year… Australia and Romania are definitely some growers since, I did not care much about their 2020 entries. I also like Czech Republic, Spain, and Belgium more this year, but that is my opinion, of course! 🙂

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

San Marino
Switzerland
Ireland
Australia

Easily

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Downvoted yet again I see from the toxic fandom. It’s pathetic.
Would love if William or Robyn or someone actually disabled downvotes, it’s creating a toxic vibe here overrun by bots and patriots.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Just take it as a compliment that somebody cares enough to read and react.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Nice positive spin lol
Thanks

Doris
Doris
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yes I take it as a compliment when I’m downvoted. Only truth hurts.

Someone11
Someone11
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Why so fragile? It’s a downvote after all.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Someone11

@wiwi
This is an example of the toxicity in the comments section on this site.

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Facts.

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen

Why am I being downvoted ?! I’m just supporting Darren’s comments.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Senhit. Hooverphonic. Go_A.

KRM
KRM
1 month ago

My personal opinion: (alphabetical order)

Upgrades: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Downgrades: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Malta, North Macedonia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine

Btw, in some cases, there are no major differences, such as in the case of Azerbaijan, Greece, Lithuania, Serbia.. it’s just that I (slightly) prefer their 2021 entries or the other way around: Downgrades concerning the 2021 acts does not also necessarily mean that I don’t like their songs. It’s just again that I (slightly) prefer their entries from last year.

Last edited 1 month ago by KRM
Jenny
Jenny
1 month ago
Reply to  KRM

Good thing you said that it’s in alphabetical order, how else you could once again praise Azerbaijan.

Marion
1 month ago
Reply to  Jenny

Any problem with praising a song one likes? I like Azerbaijan, too! Do I need your permission to like something?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  KRM

Azerbaijan is a massive degrade comparing to the last year

Tom
Tom
1 month ago
Reply to  KRM

Final,y some actual taste and someone who knows music, the -14 is stupid

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

My favourites might be Switzerland and The Netherlands…or Lithuania. Maybe Belgium. No, wait…Iceland. Czech Republic. UK. I give up, ask me again in June.

Stan
Stan
1 month ago

Stefania..it’s time for instagram stories. 😀

Stelios
Stelios
1 month ago
Reply to  Stan

Where is your problem ??? Go to sleep

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Switzerland, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania are for two years in a row in my top 10. Lithuania, my last year’s 11th, almost certainly enters top 10 this time around. The only other returning singer who was in my top 10 last year is Jeangu, whose new song I really like, especially lyric-wise, but am still assessing whether he’ll go as high as top 10 this time around. On the other hand, three returning acts who weren’t in my top 10 last year and will likely achieve that this year are Czech Republic, Belgium and Spain. I would call Blas and… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I’ll follow your lead on this one. Lithuania, Romania, Switzerland and Ukraine kept their places in my top 10 (also Italy, but with a new act). Bulgaria, Iceland, the Netherlands also still can keep their top 10 spots (so far, I only separated the entries in groups). Belgium lost a place in my top 10, but the new song is growing on me, they’ll still do well. Australia was my 11th last year and will get a similar position, but if Montaigne nails the live vocals, she’ll probably be in the post-contest top 10. Israel was my 12th (when the… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Sabrina
Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

So far, I am far from over myself and I am enjoying the process of slowly building-up my list. The only thing I already did is I playlisted some songs I know will be on my very top. There are several of those which aren’t already there, but whose potential I see with further discovery. Some of my other remarks: Azerbaijan was, and is, a guilty pleasure. But I don’t know if Mata Hari can reach the greatness of Cleopatra’s ”so bad it’s good” status. I am still warming-up to Iceland. It’s certainly a good song, but if he finishes… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

We’re in the same page about Iceland, Malta, Israel, Serbia and Estonia. I actually think Uku’s entry is considerably better this time, but it won’t help doing much better in my ranking, because I agree it’s still middle of the road. I prefer Slovenia’s “Amen”, because I feel both are aiming at the juries and Ana does a much better vocal job that Vincent. But both are between my least favorite entries, like it happened last year (though I agree that “Voda” soundes much much more genuine). Azerbaijan is an interesting case: “Cleopatra” had more charisma, but maybe “Mata Hari”… Read more »

Johnatan jon
1 month ago

Why so much jealousy of the HURRICANE, they are probably talented from all to this contest.

rainer1
rainer1
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnatan jon

almost no one writes about “hurricane”. that is much worse with esc

Marion
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnatan jon

I think the word ‘talent’ doesn’t mean what you think it means. If those ladies want to be on television, they’re better suited for an episode of Botched.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

As usual, it’s Switzerland. UK is my next favorite out of these, I know it’s not a masterpiece or anything, but every time I hear it I start dancing.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago
Reply to  Anhel

An instant dislike just for saying which are my favorites, good job.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Big upgrade:
– Georgia
– San Marino

Improvements:
– Ukraine
– Greece
– Estonia
– Austria
– Belgium

Consistent:
– Azerbaijan
– UK
– Lithuania
– Iceland
– Australia
– Slovenia
– Netherlands
– Spain
– Czechia
– North Macedonia
– Switzerland
– Ireland
– Malta

Fall in quality:
– Latvia
– Romania
– Israel
– Moldova
– Serbia
– Bulgaria

Last edited 1 month ago by Kosey
Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

I would switch UK with Georgia, but you are otherwise spot on.

Marion
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

Nice!

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

I’m surprised Malta’s so high with all the hate for it on the comments of this site!

Doris
Doris
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

bots bots bots, odds, Youtube and now even wiwi polls lol

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

People are used to express hate and what they dislike in the comment section of Wiwibloggs articles. But at the end of day, they don’t represent the general opinion of the readers here. At least 40 people — or more, I just assume — hate the Maltese entry. But it’s nothing compared to the 400 people that are seeing it as their favourite entry from a returning act and that voted for it on that poll. Of course bots could be a part of it, or people that are used to riggued the polls like Croatians, Greeks or Poles —… Read more »

Kyle
Kyle
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

I for one do not really post much if anything on this site, solely because most of the people commenting usually sound very deluded or rather speaking without any sort of truth like Doris over here. The Maltese song is by far my favourite of the bunch, followed by other popular songs which I also enjoy listening too, ei; swittzerland, romania, cyprus,bulgraia, etc. As a person who checks this website casually It’s just feels weird and out of place to write out a comment when most people will just either laugh at you for having an opinion or judge you… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Kyle

Don’t let that stop you, they only make themselves look bad.

je t'aime
je t'aime
1 month ago

Greece forgot to share the poll this time! xD

rainer1
rainer1
1 month ago
Reply to  je t'aime

stefania has not yet called her millions of fans in all of western europe

Someone11
Someone11
1 month ago
Reply to  rainer1

Not having anything better to do than being so bitter?

Doris
Doris
1 month ago
Reply to  je t'aime

Better be to counter back Malta bots.

Stelios
Stelios
1 month ago
Reply to  je t'aime

Go to sleep

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago
Reply to  je t'aime

Toxic comment number 1

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
1 month ago

Australia-upgrade but still a terrible song. Why didn’t they change artist? Austria-different style but same quality. Not a big fan tbh. Azerbaijan-absolutely love this ethnic bop! I’d even say it’s better than cleopatra! Belgium-I like it but I don’t love it. Same as release me. Bulgaria-this carries such an emotional and relatable message. it’s accompanied with a truly brilliant hook which makes it a winner contender. Same quality as tgs. Czech-its better than kemama but it’s still very average and would definitely not qualify in a good Eurovision. Estonia-same quality as his last effort. I like it more than most… Read more »

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

Just to tell you some things: Macedonia is a region in Northern Greece, the country that you are talking to is North Macedonia I see you complaining countries for sending back the same artists, while all countries should return with their artists because the competition never happened and they didn’t have the chance to represent their countries, something that was vital for some singers. Many of them might have even been depressed when they realised that they couldn’t represent their countries, so that statement from you is very disrespectful to the artists first of all, so please don’t even try… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by notyourtoy
Marion
1 month ago

Agree!

Last edited 1 month ago by Marion
Grft
Grft
1 month ago

Why is Australia so underrated

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

I love Australia, it’s currently my number 8. I guess it just isn’t a popular style. It reminds me kinda of Kate Bush and Bjork.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Anhel

I like it…but that is too high a compliment.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh no I’m not saying it’s as good, I said it reminds me of them.