national selection poll

The 2021 national final season presented us with 14 selections of varying size and ambition. This is less than normal, with several countries resting their annual shows after reselecting their 2020 entrants for 2021. However, France and Russia returned to national selections after a one and nine year break respectively.

But which Eurovision 2021 entry chosen in a national final is your favourite?

Eurovision 2021: The national selection season

Albania kicked off the season back in December with three nights of Festivali i Këngës. Two and a half months later, Sweden‘s Melodifestivalen brought the period to an end with Tusse’s victory.

France unveiled their new contest “C’est vous qui décidez” with a star-filled jury which featured the reigning Eurovison champion, Duncan Laurence.

To everyone’s surprise, Russia put together a national selection in less than a week. Manizha won the ticket to Rotterdam with “Russian Woman” on International Women’s Day.

Finland and Sweden held Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu and Melodifestivalen as usual, and their 2020 entrants also took part. However, neither Aksel nor The Mamas were successful.

The Roop and Uku Suviste were luckier in Lithuania and Estonia, as they repeated their 2020 feat, winning Pabandom is Naujo and Eesti Laul.

Croatia, Norway, Denmark, Italy and Portugal held their usual national selections, without their 2020 entrants. Meanwhile, Israel and Spain held one-off shows to select songs fror Eden Alene and Blas Cantó.

Eurovision 2021 acts chosen through a national selection

The national selection winning entries are listed below in chronological order.

  • Albania: Anxhela Peristeri “Karma”
  • Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free”
  • France: Barbara Pravi “Voilà”
  • Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque”
  • Croatia: Albina “Tick Tock”
  • Finland: Blind Channel “Dark Side”
  • Norway: TIX “Fallen Angel”
  • Spain: Blas Cantó “Voy a quedarme”
  • Denmark: Fyr & Flamme “Øve os på hinanden”
  • Estonia: Uku Suviste “The lucky one”
  • Italy: Måneskin “Zitti e buoni”
  • Portugal: The Black Mamba “Love is on my side”
  • Russia: Manizha “Russian Woman”
  • Sweden: Tusse “Voices”

Which one is your favourites among these entries? You can vote for as many songs as you want, but you can only vote once.

Which country made the best choice? Is the Eurovision 2021 winner in this group? Would have it been a better choice to go internal? 

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Crystal
1 month ago

My favorites from this one are (in no particular order) Lithuania, Italy, and Russia. Lithuania’s is fun and groovy, I love how hard-hitting Italy’s is (and I think they pull off the attitude factor just a little better than Finland’s, which isn’t too bad either, but not at the top of my list), and Russia’s absolutely slaps. I like the live version of “Russian Woman” better than the studio version, though. There’s a bit of attitude that Manizha projects in the national final performance that’s missing from the studio version. I hope she’s able to bring that sassiness back to… Read more »

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
  1. France
  2. Croatia
  3. Finland
  4. Italy
Therese Fenech De Bono
Therese Fenech De Bono
1 month ago

where is Malta ‘s entry? Please include it before you start with a vote.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

It was internally selected by the broadcaster, people did not vote for it to represent Malta.

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

Lithuania, Croatia, Norway, Finland and Albania. The rest are not my cup of tea

Last edited 1 month ago by Dida
Nadica
Nadica
1 month ago

Croatia best song of 2021

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

Zitti e buoni!!! I also love Voilà and I like Finland, Lithuania and kinda Norway

Last edited 1 month ago by Anhel
MIKE
1 month ago

The best are Croatia and France!
The worst by far Sweden, Norway and Portugal

Tom Ripley
Tom Ripley
1 month ago

Croatia and France.

Honesty
Honesty
1 month ago

ITALY!

Shane
Shane
1 month ago

Croatia. But Israel grew on me a lot this week

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago

France, Italy, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Croatia and Sweden.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

My faves are Denmark, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia. I like a lot Norway and Sweden.

Fred
Fred
1 month ago

How many useless polls can we have….

T.J.
T.J.
1 month ago
Reply to  Fred

how many useless comments can we have…

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

All of them won televote in their home countries but Black Mamba in Portugal

Last edited 1 month ago by Alex
Believe10
Believe10
1 month ago

For me it’s Croatia. Let’s go Albina!

Elfi
Elfi
1 month ago

Portugal will not score less than 100 points in semi final 2, mark my words! if that will be enough to qualify is the question…
From all NF, as always for me San Remo has a special place…is just amazing, previous to eurovision, still with an orchestra, so Maneskin gets the throphy in my opinion.
Honarable mention to France and Norway, amazing songs and production there.

DDRaven
DDRaven
1 month ago
Reply to  Elfi

Sure. When they get 19 I’ll come back here and mock yah

Elfi
Elfi
1 month ago
Reply to  DDRaven

Ahahah ok! It’s seems fun…
But we have to make the rules crystall clear.
So if Portugal has less than 50 points it’s a win for you, from 51-89 it’s a draw, more than 90 a win for me…
Do you agree?

Ende
Ende
1 month ago

In May, I feel that Italy and Malta will fight for the 1st place at ESC (if you want me to predict your future, please contact me, my tariffs are very affordable)

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Ende

Italy is one of my favorites, but realistically Maneskin has no chance of winning. The fight for the win will be between Switzerland, Bulgaria, France and Malta.

Ende
Ende
1 month ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

Why not ? Rock already won in the past and italian language is a really a big advantage.
Plus the bodysuit like Fuego.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
1 month ago
Reply to  Ende

If Eurovision was televote only, then Italy probably would’ve had a chance to win, but juries destroy rock songs. So, Italy doesn’t stand a chance no matter what someone’s opinion is. I personally rate Zitti e Buoni a 10/10, but anyone who isn’t biased and is realistic knows they won’t win. The bodysuit comparison you made doesn’t make sense btw.

“Italian language is a big advantage.” Just like in 2014 and 2016?

Daggu
Daggu
1 month ago

France, Italy and Croatia BY FAR for me.

It feels like the national selection season was pretty weak this year to me. I don’t think there’s a single melo song that I find myself wanting to revisit, with Tusse being probably the best one of the bunch but still nothing that interesting.

Una
Una
1 month ago

I have many likes here: Lithuania, Finland, Norway. I also like Russia, Estonia, Denmark. Good season.

KRM
KRM
1 month ago

Russia by far, followed by Lithuania, Finland and France

Last edited 1 month ago by KRM
kir
kir
1 month ago

Unpopular opinion:
Love the fact Portugal chose The Black Mamba. Great mixture of being non-Portuguese language (sorry Carolina) and non-cliched (sorry NEEV). It’s a good trade-off; at the same time it stands out among basic ballads and generic pop songs of different quality.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  kir

I mean, it’s like the most basic song ever, if that can be seen as a standout.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

you say Portugal’s basic but you like Norway? hmm

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  kir

I don’t know if Neev was cliche. What I know is that he had the emotional factor with his song and performance. That’s how he won televote without having a name in Portugal

Last edited 1 month ago by Alex
Colin
Colin
1 month ago

France and Spain picked my favorite song. Lithuania picked my close second. Italy picked my third. I voted for these four. 😉 Russia also picked my favorite, but I had no time to get attached to that NF. Still, a good selection. I am really happy with the Croatian pick too. My 2nd in Dora! Norway has a good song (in my top 10 of MGP) and it’s growing on me. Finland picked my 6th out of 7, but I still think that it’s a good song. Only the selection was immensely strong and most other songs spoke to me… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Colin
Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

Clearly Norway and then Russia. 🙂 Short list, but at least I got something.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago

For every dislike by a bitter fan of this group that lost to TIX, I’ll cast an extra vote for Norway, so by all means, bring it on, monumental haters. 😉 Don’t you just love that he got like the biggest amount of votes ever in MGP? Isn’t that just great? 🙂

Daggu
Daggu
1 month ago

What if I hate both Tix AND monument? There were better options then either honestly, such a lackluster end to such a strong selection :///

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
1 month ago
Reply to  Daggu

Strongly disagree 😉 I do understand why you don’t like the latter though. 😛

Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago
Reply to  Daggu

I don’t actually hate monument… it’s perfectly fine. I do very strongly dislike Tix, though. Song, persona and everything. If you’re going to do camp (and you should, if your vocals sound like Tix’), then make it fun. But this whole teen angsty “earnest” shtick… it’s a no for me. Sure, it’s well produced, but that’s the only thing it has going for it. I’m still not convinced it will qualify. I do think they really missed a trick by not selecting Imerica and her “I can’t escape”. That is such a beautiful song to me. Best of the entire… Read more »

ALas
ALas
1 month ago

THE ROOP!

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

I am going Nordic this year. I am really enjoying the choices made by Norway, Finland and Denmark.

With Italy thrown in for good measure.

raylee
raylee
1 month ago

In my list , Voila is the higher one from a national finale so , voted for Voila!
Also i really do like Russian Woman

Last edited 1 month ago by raylee
Leif Christensen
Leif Christensen
1 month ago
Reply to  raylee

My initial reaction to Russian Woman was positive when I saw the live version. I was instrigued. Now that I’ve heard the studio cut I’m not so sure. Not sure why that is yet.