Lady Gaga at Eurovision 2021? Organisers respond to rumours

Many international stars have found their way to the Eurovision stage over recent years — Justin Timberlake in 2016 and then Madonna in 2019. And now new rumours sparked on social media have suggested that Lady Gaga will perform at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam.

Well sorry guys: The bubble has already been burst. According to song contest organisers, the “Rain On Me” singer will not make her Eurovision debut this year.

Lady Gaga at Eurovision 2021? Organisers respond to rumours

On Saturday 24 April, Twitter went into a frenzy when rumours began circulating that international superstar and pop legend Lady Gaga would perform as an interval act during the Eurovision 2021 grand final.

But organisers were quick to respond. Sietse Bakker, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, shut down the rumours of Lady Gaga’s appearance. “Not that we know of”, he wrote in response to wiwiblogger Esma, who asked aloud whether Miss Gaga would be involved in Eurovision.

How did the rumours start?

The rumours began to swirl on social media when eagle-eyed fans noticed an interesting date on the New Yorker’s tour schedule. According to Google, the Chromatica songstress is set to perform at the Rotterdam Ahoy on Saturday 22 May 2021. As it happens, that’s the same date as the Eurovision 2021 grand final.

The exact source of this information is unknown. Some fans have suggested this could be a rescheduling error, after many of Gaga’s Chromatica Ball tour dates were postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Google is known to auto-generate information from many sources, so this cannot be trusted as legitimate until confirmed by organisers.

But with Sietse’s tweet, that doesn’t look set to happen any time soon.

With the Eurovision 2021 interval already jam-packed with performances from Eurovision alumni and local Dutch talent, it seems unlikely that any extra big names will be added to the billing. Additionally, ongoing coronavirus restrictions limit the American star’s European travel options.

This isn’t the first time Lady Gaga has been rumoured to perform at Eurovision. In 2017, reports suggested that show organisers approached Lady Gaga to perform at Eurovision in Kyiv, Ukraine. But they supposedly cancelled her appearance after learning the “Born This Way” hitmaker required a 100,000-200,000 US dollar rider to confirm the booking.

What do you think? Would you like to see Lady Gaga at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Barry
Barry
11 days ago

‘Not that we know of.’ Doesn’t sound like a hard no.

Ana
Ana
12 days ago

LetS kEeP EuRoVisIon EurOpEAn.
Said the fans who had the last Eurovision in the middle east.

Ffs
Ffs
13 days ago

Good ! The circus has plenty of acts .

Laura
Laura
13 days ago

Lady Gaga is actually already in Italy filming a movie on the homicide of Maurizio Gucci so it’s not impossible for her to go to Rotterdam, travelling through Europe is not that difficult

Sot
Sot
13 days ago

Thank God, we don’t want another incident like with Madonna in 2019

Samo
Samo
13 days ago

“Additionally, ongoing coronavirus restrictions limit the American star’s European travel options.”
They don’t, performers get an exceptions. If people from Azerbaijan, Israel or UK can perform, so could someone from the US.

That being said, I’m glad the rumour is false. As much as I like some of her music, let’s not americanise the show, it never worked well.

Mark
Mark
14 days ago

I thought Justin Timberlake and Madonna proved why we don’t need an American half time show

Dawid
Dawid
14 days ago
Reply to  Mark

Justin was fine. Out of the place but ok. Madonna was a joke. Not only she was awful but they spent waaaaay to much time on her.

Nils
Nils
14 days ago

I guess if Lady Gaga really was to perform, Flo Rida would go berzerk, lol.

Kobe
Kobe
14 days ago

Lady who…?

Roodi
Roodi
14 days ago
Reply to  Kobe

Lady Gaga she makes hits over the world for 12 years tell me who are keyboard warrior?

Roodi
Roodi
14 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

Her last album Chromatica released in may 2020 did pretty well in the charts in Europe Australia and USA.

Mark
Mark
14 days ago
Reply to  Roodi

Lady Gaga already has a song in the contest, it’s called El Diablo

Dawid
Dawid
14 days ago
Reply to  Mark

How could you be so disrespectful. To Lady Gaga ofc

anumar
13 days ago
Reply to  Dawid

Naomi and Kobe…Uhhh Shallow is literally one of the biggest hits of all time and one of the most streamed tracks ever. Have you been living in a cave? Not to mention Rain on me was a huge hit too. She’s the most well known pop star and actress with every generation. Imagine coming for Gaga.

Last edited 13 days ago by anumar
tomtomtom
tomtomtom
14 days ago

Went straight to the comments to count the Cyprus references and I see at least 3!

Jessie
Jessie
14 days ago

She is busy with movie in Italy so answer is no.

Kalla
Kalla
14 days ago

Well I have to say I’m relieved, I would of been so gutted if she was performing this year and we aren’t able to be there!

Maartijn
Maartijn
14 days ago

It would be really unfair for other contestants if Lady Gaga performed cuz she’s already representing Cyprus this year.

Kas
Kas
14 days ago

You just forgot to add Zara Larsson…love me land staging…to complete the copyingggg
Ps- don’t like gaga
I like Zara

Last edited 14 days ago by Kas
purr
purr
14 days ago

If an American artist can’t perform due to restrictions, why not get a European artist (or artists that live in Europe)?

My top picks would be Björk, Robyn, Shakira, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Sam Smith and Adele.

Mariah
Mariah
14 days ago

Bring back Celine.

Tom
Tom
14 days ago

Please no, not another american Pop icon that gets millions for a few minutes. Eurovision is for me to discover new european artists. To them the Eurovision stage belongs.

Last edited 14 days ago by Tom
Denis
Denis
14 days ago

I love Lady Gaga but I didnt even know there was a rumour going on.
That said, it would be nice to have Mother Monster gracing the stage. Cause her theatrical over the top antics would fit the ESC perfect

Darren
14 days ago

I love Gaga, but I didn’t even know that rumor was a thing.
As much as I love her, I’m glad they are sticking to Dutch acts. After all, the Netherlands is hosting, not USA.
Not into the whole American interval act thing. They don’t know what Eurovision is all about and it just feels like some plot by the EBU to eventually get United States participating, which I’m definitely not in approval of.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
14 days ago

Well, we already have the Lady Gaga of our hearts <3

Yes Elena, I’m talking to you queen

PS. Before disliking this is a joke

Last edited 14 days ago by notyourtoy
Darren O'Connor
Darren O'Connor
14 days ago

Lady Gaga is a Really Good Artist.There is One Major Issue she would command a Huge Appearance Fee which could be used to create an even Better Eurovision Song Contest.I Feel this Opportunity should be given to an Up and Coming Artist within the European Circle of Friends or a Previous Eurovision Contestant.

Terry
Terry
14 days ago

I really like Lady Gaga, but I wouldn’t take a single more interval act to make the final any longer! The Eurovision final was around 4 hours in 2019 and that’s a bit too much, the flag parade is something I’d leave right away since it’s not giving much to the show.

Leo
Leo
14 days ago

Imagine an actual participant like Montaigne can’t travel to Rotterdam due to the long distance but then an interval act from The US was rumored to go to Rotterdam… lol!

Danny
Danny
14 days ago
Reply to  Leo

Well, she is in Italy filming her Gucci movie…

Samo
Samo
13 days ago
Reply to  Leo

The problem with Montaigne isn’t the distance but SBS’ policy.

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago

My days and nights, Lady Gaga *does* look devilish in this pic here. Excellent choice by the editor!

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

So Cyprus does the song melody AND the look from Lady Gaga’s album cover. LOL. The level of ridiculous is OMAGA. Also, Lady Gaga would never write such awful lyrics.

A R
A R
14 days ago

Organizers don’t have so much money to invite Lady Gaga to Eurovision

eeva
eeva
14 days ago

I love Gaga but I don’t want American superstars in Eurovision

Aeria
Aeria
14 days ago
Reply to  eeva

Justin Timberlake in 2016 tho

Kas
Kas
14 days ago
Reply to  Aeria

Justin was just amazing !!!!!!

Last edited 14 days ago by Kas
purr
purr
14 days ago
Reply to  eeva

Exactly! Why not bring European superstars instead?

KrystianESC
KrystianESC
14 days ago
Reply to  purr

What about Celine Dion, she is amazing.

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago

The most interesting bit here is “100,000-200,000 US dollar rider to confirm the booking”. What does that even mean? Gods, please, may all horses be safe!

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago
Reply to  Oliver Adams

Thanks for the clarification! This is hilarious!

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
14 days ago

She must be so jealous of the priceless monument Madonna built for herself at the 2019 Eurovision.

Whisker
Whisker
14 days ago

SO jealous! VERY jealous! LOL!

Tom
Tom
14 days ago

Madonna ended her own career lmao

Grft
Grft
14 days ago

I think google considered Gaga was playing in Rotterdam after listening to El Diablo and thinking it was Bad romance.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

Underrated comment!

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

Lmao hahahaha

Jofty
Jofty
14 days ago
Reply to  Grft

Edith Piaf might be the “support act”?

Chris
Chris
14 days ago

No thanks we still have nightmares with Madonna 2019.

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
14 days ago

Elena feels relieved

Ted
Ted
14 days ago

Good. Let’s keep it Europian and focus on our stars. Not that they will ever invite Loreen to sing at SuperBowl.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
14 days ago
Reply to  Ted

Yeah, actually there will be many talented Eurovision artists

Last edited 14 days ago by notyourtoy
Roodi
Roodi
14 days ago
Reply to  Ted

the difference is that Lady Gaga is famous in Europe and that Loreen not even famous is in her own country Sweden.

Tom
Tom
14 days ago

Elena Tsagrinou can feel safe now

Robert
Robert
14 days ago

I certainly hope not