National Selection 2021

Some weeks ago we asked you which was your favourite Eurovision 2021 entry selected in a national final. However, those were a minority in 2021. Now we want to know your favourite internally picked song from the class of ’21.

There are 25 internally selected entries in 2021. Which broadcaster made the best pick?

Eurovision 2021: The internal selections

If there was a dreaded word by all Eurovision fans during the 2021 season that was definitely “March”. Most of the internally picked entries were revealed in the first and second week of last month.

However, the first internally selected entry came earlier in the season with Ukraine‘s “Shum“. However, the process wasn’t typical. Go_A released the song as a single in January and its reception made them choose it for Eurovision. However, it was heavily inspired by Ukrainian folk music and contained words of popular songs, so it had to undergo a revamp, which dropped in March.

Before officially selecting it, Ukraine’s broadcaster revealed another two options for Go_A, although they still selected internally. Bulgaria had a similar process. “Ugly Cry” and all the songs on a little dramaticVICTORIA‘s debut EP, were considered. But in the end, “Growing Up Is Getting Old” was picked.

The end of February saw some more entries being revealed. Czech Republic‘s Benny Cristo kicked things off when he released “Omaga”. Cyprus, Ireland and Germany unveiled “El Diablo“, “Maps” and “I Don’t Feel Hate” in the last week of the month. That Saturday, Slovenia‘s Ana Soklic sang “Amen” for the first time during a live EMA special.

And then March came. New songs flooded the fanbase for two weeks. Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom all revealed their entries between March 1 and March 15.

Eurovision 2021 internally selected acts

The 25 Eurovision 2021 acts selected internally are listed by alphabetical order:

  • Australia: Montagine “Technicolour”
  • Austria: Vincent Bueno “Amen”
  • Azerbaijan: Efendi “Cleopatra”
  • Belgium: Hooverphonic “The Wrong Place”
  • Bulgaria: VICTORIA “Growing Up is Getting Old”
  • Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou “El Diablo”
  • Czech Republic: Benny Cristo “Omaga”
  • Georgia: Tornike Kipiani “You”
  • Germany: Jendrik “I Don’t Feel Hate”
  • Greece: Stefania “Last Dance”
  • Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið “10 Years”
  • Ireland: Lesley Roy “Maps”
  • Latvia: Samanta Tina “The Moon Is Rising”
  • Malta: Destiny “Je Me Casse”
  • Moldova: Natalia Gordienko “Sugar”
  • North Macedonia: Vasil “Here I Stand”
  • Poland: Rafal “The Ride”
  • Romania: Roxen “Amnesia”
  • San Marino: Senhit “Adrenalina”
  • Serbia: Hurricane “Loco Loco”
  • Slovenia: Ana Soklic “Amen”
  • Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears “Tout l’univers”
  • The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy “Birth of a New Age”
  • Ukraine: GO_A “Shum”
  • United Kingdom: James Newman “Embers”

Which is your favourite internally picked Eurovision 2021 entry?

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

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Which broadcaster made the best choice? Is the Eurovision 2021 winner in this group? Tell us in the comment section below.

Vote in more Eurovision 2021 polls here.

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Viggz
Viggz
1 year ago

Where is Eden from Israel?

Doris
Doris
1 year ago

It’s like some people watch who is at the top of the bookmakers odds before voting lmao.

Last edited 1 year ago by Doris
Milla
Milla
1 year ago

These polls..

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 year ago

Maruv, is that you?

Liam
Liam
1 year ago

From your previous comments, it’s obvious you’re referring to Malta. Destiny doesn’t think she can win ESC (many think she can cos she has THE potential).

I believe everyone wants to win ESC, so what’s your point? Is there a country which prefers to end up last? It’s not her fault the polls are in her favor at the moment. We’ll just have to wait and see, in the meantime, your comments make you look like a fool. Peace!

Steven
Steven
1 year ago

“Serbia – I will live in my delusional world and believe that the hype over Serbia is coming from Serbians alone as I find the song too disturbing and chaotic to be considered for real.”

I don’t see why would you want to believe that the hype over Serbian song is coming from Serbians alone. I dislike this kind of ‘othering.’

Last edited 1 year ago by Steven
Sot
Sot
1 year ago

Hmmm, interesting argument…
Is it Malta? Or Bulgaria?

(I’m not saying these two artists are arrogant, just making a guess)

Sven
Sven
1 year ago

The most I like Ukraine, Switzerland and Romania

Sot
Sot
1 year ago

San Marino is the definition of a bop
Greece is just epic
Switzerland is… Switzerland
Ukraine is the most unique thing ever made

My votes are going to them DOUBTLESSLY

Anhel
Anhel
1 year ago

As much as I “respect people’s opinion”, it looks like you purposefully set out to say somehing bad about each entry.

Amaan Storm
Amaan Storm
1 year ago

So based on what youre saying, you only really rate two songs of the 39.

Respectfully my friend, Eurovision clearly isn’t isn’t for you!

Darren
Darren
1 year ago

There is no hype around “Maps” though.
None at all.

Darren
Darren
1 year ago
Reply to  Darren

Not even from Irish people.
It’s quite sad to think that there is “hype”.

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
1 year ago

Unrelated but I dreamed that countries like Malta, Croatia, Serbia and Lithuania can’t participate at the Eurovision Song Contest, because they supported, I think Belarus, and it was a nightmare hahaha
The first thing I did when I woke up was to check on wiwibloggs that it is not true.

Last edited 1 year ago by Anne Marie
Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 year ago

Malta, Switzerland, San Marino, Greece, Bulgaria, Iceland, Czech Republic and Cyprus are all amazing

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

I agree with you on most points! Definitely not on Iceland and Czechia, I love those two!

Kimmy
Kimmy
1 year ago

Internal selections my TOP-25:

1. Greece
2. Ireland
3. Cyprus
4. Belgium
5. Iceland
6. United Kingdom
7. Malta
8. San Marino
9. Swizerland
10. Romania
11. Bulgaria
12.Germany
13. Czech Republic
14. Serbia
15. Ukraine
16. Slovenia
17. Australia
18. Moldova
19. Austria
20. Poland
21. Latvia
22. Georgia
23. The Netherlands
24. Nort Macedonia
25. Azerbaijan

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 year ago
Reply to  Kimmy

Azerbaijan sooo underrated

Kosey
Kosey
1 year ago

Ukraine and Georgia are my picks here. I think they are both great.

Blackcat
Blackcat
1 year ago

Remember, Eurovision Song Contest is not MTV. Many people want to learn about different cultures competing in this song contest through their songs. Sing in your own language, show and promote your country and your culture singing to us. That’s what we want to see and hear.

Roodi
Roodi
1 year ago
Reply to  Blackcat

Songs not in English do not well in ESC fact

American Boy
American Boy
1 year ago
Reply to  Roodi

Amar Pelos dois? I have a good feeling a non-English song will win this year. Most likely French. 🙂

Heath
Heath
1 year ago
Reply to  Roodi

53.7% of participants have won singing in their native language. This is despite the upturn in English songs in recent years (more English songs in the competition mean more chance for an English songs to win). Myth debunked.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Apart from France, Italy and Lithuania, all of my favorites this year are internally selected. A LOT of good songs here, starting from Switzerland and Ukraine. 🙂

Last edited 1 year ago by Colin
Dida
Dida
1 year ago

Malta, San Marino, Moldova and Romania.

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago

What I wonder is ? These people voting for Malta , why don’t they bother to comment or upvote/downvote lol !!!

Cause considering someone is winning the poll , a mention of someone saying “This song should win ” shouldn’t have -20 votes

Last edited 1 year ago by Kristian
Yikes
Yikes
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

Many people don’t read the comments, also there’s always going to be people with no interest on starting to minus anyone who doesn’t agree with them.

You’d probably have to be a horrible person if you’d get a lot of minus votes, if you’d only express your liking on certain song.

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago
Reply to  Yikes

Lol . I’m talking of upvoting. If I say “Andorra should win ESC ” and in the poll most people are voting Andorra it doens’t make sense for my comment to have -20 votes ! Do you get what I mean ? Cause certainly some people would have the interest in upvoting their favourite song which they are voting for in the poll.
That lack of upvote is befuddling to me .

Yikes
Yikes
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

You were talking about both, as you wrote: “Why they don’t bother comment or upvote/downvote”.

As I said before, many people don’t read comments. Then there’s people who don’t upvote or downvote. Also there’s people who don’t even comment. We’re all different.

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago
Reply to  Yikes

Ofcourse i agree . But you’re saying all of Malta’s fans are people who don’t bother to comment or to upvote/downvote . They just vote in the poll and leave and the rest of the country’s fans are equally distributed ? That’s not plausible

Jack
Jack
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

Let me answer your question as I’m Maltese. Not sure whether you’re aware of Malta’s demographics, but given a smaller population, less Maltese people will be browsing on this website at this very moment, unlike other bigger countries, which is why the voting system is the way it is 😉 Now, if you scroll a bit further down you’ll see the upvotes/downvotes you’re so eager to look at. I voted for Malta in this poll, not because I’m Maltese, but because she’s my preferred contestant this year, unlike two years ago. The thing is, lately there has been very disrespectful… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Jack
Aeria
Aeria
1 year ago

Romania and Georgia are the only two internally selected entries I really don’t like. The rest are all quite strong, even in N. Macedonia I think there lies potential

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago

Charmander is disappointed !

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

Buts its common in the Pokemon world 🙁

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago

4 of my Top 9 are in this 5 😉

Last edited 1 year ago by Kristian
MYY
MYY
1 year ago

I’ll never understand the hype around Malta and to some extent Switzerland either.

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago
Reply to  MYY

I don’t understand the lack of hype around Ireland !!!

MYY
MYY
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

Ireland is equally good as Malta, maybe even better.

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago
Reply to  MYY

In the ability to go mainstream and succeed if it wins, Ireland is probably one of the best song competing this year

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

Theres some hype about the staging they promised, but apart from that, the song itself is nothing more than just OK

Anhel
Anhel
1 year ago

Switzerland is my favorite. Next are Belgium, UK, Ireland and Australia, in that order.

Last edited 1 year ago by Anhel
Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago

My favourite is Romania and my LEAST favourite is France.

Ende
Ende
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

You must dislike France a looooot as this is even not in the list…

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ende

I don’t dislike it! I can’t stand it! 🙂

Kristian
Kristian
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

😮

I feel this is going to be a repeat of 2017 for some.

Last edited 1 year ago by Kristian
Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Kristian

To think that other broadcasters have far less resources than France and have to go thru semis. The sham! It’s so embarrassing.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

To think that some people have far less brain than others and have to go thru this site to spread their viciousness. The shame! It’s so embarassing.

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc addict

The creativity! LOL! Thank you for the compliment!

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

That repartee…

Sot
Sot
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

Well, actually, if it wasn’t for France and the Big-5, Eurovision would be either really cheap or just cancelled…

These 5 are the biggest financial contributors for the EBU and, while their songs are “average” in some people’s opinion, they are the ones who technically keep the contest alive!

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 year ago
Reply to  Ende

Since months it’s an obsession for him so… and we all know why.

Last edited 1 year ago by Esc addict
Ende
Ende
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Well the very good thing is that he wrote “my LEAST favourite” which implies that France is part of his favourite ones… Checkmate

Whisker
Whisker
1 year ago
Reply to  Ende

Nice try! I’ve never listened to more than a few seconds of that song. But yes, keep trying!

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

Zero objectivity then, only hatred, but you’re a liar cause of course you have already heard this song, you were already hating on the french NF and on the chosen entry since January, but anyway keep spreading toxicity and lies, you’re good at it, we have understood who are your main threats this year, but I don’t see how it helps your so beloved Roxen to hate on the others. That’s how the brain of a childish typical eurofan works I guess.

Last edited 1 year ago by Esc addict
Ende
Ende
1 year ago
Reply to  Whisker

Hahaha omg that’s amazing how you can be so proud of having a firm and definitive opinion about a song after listening it only a few seconds… But at least this proves that the fact you do not like the song is irrelevant as you did not really listened to it.
Thank you for helping me that much in showing that your hate is stupid and pointless.

Last edited 1 year ago by Ende
Esc addict
Esc addict
1 year ago
Reply to  Ende

This hatred coming from HIM is actually a compliment for France.

sam
sam
1 year ago

my favorites in order:
1. bulgaria
2. malta
3. san marino
4. moldova
5. ukraine

Eugenie
Eugenie
1 year ago

As I mentioned few times, for me the most original, the most national song is always the best. Ukraine sounds Ukrainian. It’s not Euro-pop which is popular on ESC. It has its own identity: in language, in tune, in vocals and performance. My vote for ’em.

Anhel
Anhel
1 year ago
Reply to  Eugenie

So is France, yet it gets hate for it…

Ende
Ende
1 year ago
Reply to  Anhel

and Russia

Darren
Darren
1 year ago

In random order:

San Marino
Ukraine
Malta (just not the song)
Bulgaria
Switzerland

Last edited 1 year ago by Darren
eurovision suo
eurovision suo
1 year ago

Hello 🙂 a question for y’all 😀
In the Eurovision week, do you watch also the semi finals or just the Grand Final? In recent years I also watched the semi finals and felt a bit of a „loss“ because it was already the second time I watched the performances on Saturday.. thoughts?

Last edited 1 year ago by eurovision suo
Aeria
Aeria
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision suo

I watch the full semifinals and final since 2013, and I admit it actually helped me remember the songs better in the end. 2017 is where I first watched pre-contest stuff and there it felt really cool to see many of my favorite songs qualify. Sure, there are exceptions to that, but overall I like seeing a Eurovision song being performed a second time. Maybe it sounds weird, but it kinda gives me a feeling that whoever is performing on stage on the fateful Saturday night earned it. (Again, there ARE exceptions, but you get the gesture)

Ende
Ende
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision suo

I agree with you. I feel I do enjoy watching the Grand Final more when I did not see the semifinals.

justafan
justafan
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision suo

Well I somehow wish I could for once experience Eurovision as someone who watches everything for the first time in Saturday’s Grand Final. Just to see how that feels. For passionate Eurofans it’s not just the destination, the Eurovision journey starts with the national finals, so personally I pretty much know even lyrics (at least a couple choruses) to most songs by May. Then come the rehearsals, reactions to the jury shows (since we are not allowed to watch them), Semis and the Grand Final. I enjoy the Semis as much as I do the Final, watching how the artists… Read more »

Marc
Marc
1 year ago
Reply to  eurovision suo

I usually watch the final with people who is watching and listening everything for the first time and it gives you a new experience with the performances and doesn’t feel like a loss

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

I’m voting for vincent bueno with ‘el diablo’
Issa bop

Ende
Ende
1 year ago

For me, Greece has worked so much to present a song perfect to be an unexpected miraculous one-night show.