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