The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence sang his way to victory at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv. And now, two years later, it’s almost time to discover his successor. The bookies have their favourites—you can check out the latest odds here — but who do you want to see walk away with the microphone-shaped trophy at Eurovision 2021? After two spectacular semi-finals, we’re left with 26 contenders.
Who will win Eurovision 2021?
Can Jeangu Macrooy make it a double for the Dutch? Can Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið live up to their 2020 hype? Is Gjon’s Tears on the verge of bringing Switzerland its first win since Céline Dion? Can Senhit ride the coattails of Flo Rida’s celebrity? Or could Destiny give Malta its first victory?
We’ve got a lot of questions, and we need y’all to help give us some answers.
You can watch all 26 Eurovision finalists in the recap below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote ONE time. Be sure to check the box next to every act you want to support before submitting your votes. Voting ends just before Saturday’s final.
Twenty-six songs. Twenty-six countries. One winner. Who will win Eurovision 2021? Who should win Eurovision 2021? Start voting now!
Eurovision 2021 finalists
- Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou — “El Diablo”
- Albania: Anxhela Peristeri — “Karma”
- Israel: Eden Alene — “Set Me Free”
- Belgium: Hooverphonic — “The Wrong Place”
- Russia: Manizha — “Russian Woman”
- Malta: Destiny — “Je Me Casse”
- Portugal: The Black Mamba — “Love Is On My Side”
- Serbia: Hurricane — “Loco Loco”
- United Kingdom: James Newman — “Embers”
- Greece: Stefania — “Last Dance”
- Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears — “Tout l’univers”
- Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið — “10 Years”
- Spain: Blas Cantó — “Voy a quedarme”
- Moldova: Natalia Gordienko — “Sugar”
- Germany: Jendrik — “I Don’t Feel Hate”
- Finland: Blind Channel — “Dark Side”
- Bulgaria: VICTORIA — “Growing Up Is Getting Old”
- Lithuania: The Roop — “Discoteque”
- Ukraine: Go_A — “SHUM”
- France: Barbara Pravi — “Voilà”
- Azerbaijan: Efendi — “Mata Hari”
- Norway: TIX — “Fallen Angel”
- The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy — “Birth of a New Age”
- Italy: Måneskin — “Zitti E Buoni”
- Sweden: Tusse — “Voices”
- San Marino: Senhit — “Adrenalina” (feat. Flo Rida)
Who should win the grand final of Eurovision 2021?[crowdsignal poll=10838709]
Who should win? Who will win? Share your picks in the comments.
Here is my top 10 based on who I want to be in top 10 in no particular order: (From Australia)
I think Iceland and Serbia are brilliant!!!!!!
Azerbaijan Mata hari
I’m rooting for Cyprus, Malta or Ukraine. They would be amazing hosts and I adore their songs!
Portugal is fantastic.The best voice without fireworks
let San Marino have their very first win and Im curious if the party gonna extend to vatican and entire Italy xD
I wonder who the surprise jury darling will be this year; we had Austria in 2018 and North Macedonia in 2019… Portugal or Israel maybe?
We have very styles of music and good music . And things can go ither way , slow , rock or really diferent .
Iam sorry but discos, diablos and normal standart eurovision style not go far this year
Hope Malta will win she deserves it
I’m really hoping for a surprise winner this year: Ukraine, Lithuania, Iceland or even Cyprus! It’d be refreshing. I like Switzerland too. I just don’t get the hype with France (too voilá and edith piaf-ish), Italy (I don’t like rock music) or Malta (nice song, great singer, messy concept). But anyway, the level is so high – everyone’s great this year. And we deserve an amazing final after two years without our favourite show! Good luck everyone
I really hope it is Malta because our country wants to host ESC for the first time. Destiny is an amazing singer and she is giving it all. Song is fun and colourful, something Europe need during these pandemic times. If it doesn’t win, I would be happy as well because Destiny gave her best in every performance. Enjoy the final and long live Eurovision. Good luck to all participants xxx
Till now songs that still just stucks in head and i think deserve go be on top as different is lithuania italy omg ukrian russia cyprus i think portugal is good france.
Here is my top 10:
France should win the jury vote and Italy should win the televote. I’m guessing Italy would win overall as France coming after Ukraine would hurt their televote slightly and the lead in their jury vote over Italy will not be enough.
On a side note, there should be a new rule where a country cannot be placed in the same spot for 2 consecutive contests, it’s very unfair for Albania to have to perform 2nd in 2019 and again this year.
how is cyprus bad?
Malta all the way.
I would be very happy if a new country won this year like Bulgaria, Iceland or Malta. If not, I would also be fine with Switzerland, Portugal, Ukraine or Italy winning.
How about no.
U say that but when will you put in Lithuania, ngl the song put me in feels and in the dancing mood
Yes also Lithuania
I think Portugal can be a suprise/dark horse jury winner.
I will vote for Serbia-best song this summer!!GO HURRICANE
Here is my predicted top 10:
This is not based on my personal preference just my best prediction.
I would like Iceland to win
awesome line up – its very exciting. I cannot wait 🙂
Stop voting for your own coutry Malta you know you won’t be able to do it tomorrow.
Sour grapes Doris.
How do you know that. You are so obnoxious.whatever the outcome Malta is going to place better than your country.
continue showing your hate for Malta I wish you will shut your mouth when she win All your comments has been racist against Malta because she is biracial
Lithuania or Switzerland <3
For me it’s either Switzerland, Italy or France.
I agree. Iceland could be a “dark horse”, but those three are the frontrunners.
Really hope Lithuania can win really made me dance and showed what’s eurovision is about. Thank you.
I forgot to mention, but I really, really wish a great result for Belgium. It deserves to get a top 10 result, but considering how low-key it is, I will be fine with a top 15 too. But it should perform well.
I will like to see Iceland win
MALTA … incredible voice … song message . Great
My favourites are so far Lithuania, France, Italy, Ukraine and the Netherlands
My bottom are Cyprus and Moldova
I also like Finland, Bulgaria, Belgium, Albania and Iceland. The are gonna complete my top 10.
It’s impossible to guess what will happen tomorrow, like even my neurons can’t agree a winner song this year, I’m so excitedd!!!
Is it possible? A poll not altered by Stefania’s fans??? omg what a beautiful day
Tooo late, guy. Stefania is great! And I can repeat it just for you.
She is, but winning polls by a large margin, when she is about 15th in the betting odds is a bit implausible.
Inplausible is nothing, as the ad says. No one had seen Jamala coming near or far in 2016, and there are plenty of other examples like that. All I hope is not to relive the nightmare with Amina in 1991; if Maneskin or Gjon wins (and it would be deserved), thank you for putting Barbara second and not ex aequo first, I will suffer less. But yes, I keep Stefiana on the list of possible winners (and otherwise in the top 10).And for me, betting is windy. They’re walking on sonar, these guys, but they wouldn’t see an elephant coming… Read more »
Okay, fair enough. I mean, if Greece does end-up winning, I would be fine with that. It’s a good song with a cool performance. 🙂
This is not true. Jamala was one of the 3 favorites to the bookies to win and also wiwi blogs, if you go back to see their vids from that time.
Altered by the Maltese ones
such a strong final. cant choose a winner but hoping it’s either iceland, finland, lithuania , russia , italy or ukraine .
This year it´s very difficult to predict the winner.
Im just glad that Efentix are together
Can’t believe that Destiny ‘s manager is winging and winning coz she is singing 6th. He wants special treatment for her by the looks of it. Apart from loads of Facebook posts asking the maltese to vote with their head and not for the best song is really unfair and making me sick. They are instructing people NOT to vote for Italy or France because they are the favourites according to the bookies. Disgusting attitude from the Maltese! No way would I vote for Malta after this.
They are doing the dame to Malta incourage them not to vote for her so .
Kayden haven’t you seen it received messages and posts on FB not to vote for Malta, France, Switzerland and Ukraine? I have and they are coming from Italian sites.
The Italians started all that they are saying that Destiny is dangerous for them and are telling the Italian viewers not to vote for her at all costs check the facts please
Can’t wait to vote for Lithuania tons of times in the grand final 🙂
So much biased comments especially towards the UK. If this song was Italy or Sweden you would all be wetting your pants and foaming at the mouth just like some are with Italy and France. Get a grip!! The thing is the U.K. does not need to prove itself when it comes to music and most of us Brits see Eurovision as a silly contest we can all laugh at, outside of Eurovision we have alongside USA shaped popular music. Which legacy would you prefer a few wins at some camp, political (sorry but it is, hate towards U.K as… Read more »
Well said Jadon. Just an aside. When Italy started doing badly in the ESC, it withdrew completely from the contest for a good number of years because they said it was unfair to them and it hurt their national pride.
Thanks, it just confirms some peoples prejudice towards the U.K. and I laugh at how some people are so deluded how they talk about Eurovision like it’s something to be taken seriously. When did Eurovision last produce any smash hit that crossed over internationally especially the US. Let me see, oh yes 1996 Gina G last Eurovision song to enter billboard top 100 and was a top 20 hit. And which country was responsible oh yes the UK. I would love anyone on here who can keep a straight face and provide arguments to counter what I have said. They… Read more »
I concur with you 100%
I would like Italy or Finland to win. They have been my top 2 going into the rehearsals and stayed that way. France, Switzerland or Ukraine would make amazing winners as well. My biggest grower this year was Portugal, it climbed a lot of spots yesterday evening in my top and ended up in 7th place. Good luck to everyone tomorrow bring on the Grand Final!!!
I just want the UK to get out of the bottom 5 this year, I’ll consider it a success if we do. It may not be the Top 15 I hoped for but at least its something to build back on.
I love UK. The song is awesome and deserved to be in top 10
I’m from Portugal so I’m rooting for us, even if we only have a small chance.
Other than that I will also vote for Italy and Switzerland, my favorites of this year <3
May your country do well tomorrow !
I just want the prophecy to be fulfilled: San Marino 2022!
It could surprise as a top 5 based on the televote. Don’t think it will win but it’s jumped into contention at the right time!
I wish we got an “out-of-nowhere” winner.
Bulgaria maybe (as she dropped so low in the odds), San Marino, or even Portugal. I kind of like Love Is On My Side from the very beginning but I’m pretty amazed that they could pull such a simple yet glorious staging.
Let’s just enjoy the show, anyway. This is by far the most unpredictable GF since I first watched Eurovision back in 2014.
Bulgaria wouldn’t be a “out of nowhere” winner. Neither would be San Marino.
Portugal doesn’t stand any chance to win
Bulgaria would be a surprise based on how their song was received by eurofans. Before the esc it was in my 12° position, but in the festival is my 5°.
As a black person, it’s always lovely to see so much diversity on stage. So many languages, types of songs. These 26 acts are all amazing and I’m so happy for Nikkie hosting this year too. It’s going to so hard to choose a winner! Bring on Saturday!
Prediction, not my preferences:
I’d be surprised if Sweden is not top-10 with juries.
They might get a decent result, but there’s no way Portugal are winning.
I still can’t pick a favourite, but if I was on a jury and was forced to… Switzerland. Final answer.
If italy comes first in the televote with the same overall points of France, Italy wins (rules of contest dictate Televote gets the final say)
They put Malta to sing at the 6th place this is a big disatvanteg to Malta but what doesnt kills you makes you stronger .
France, Italy, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine were my big favorites since before the rehearsals (along with Romania, the lonely casualty) and still are the countries I’m rooting for. Italy and Ukraine would make me especially satisfied, in terms of opening new horizons for the contest.
But Switzerland would be a very respectable winner too. And an Icelandic win would put a big smile on my face. I’ll be also rooting for Belgium, Bulgaria, Netherlands and Portugal to do well.
Who are your biggest growers and biggest decliners after the live performances? 🙂
I would like to share lists again after it’s all over, but I already have some major shifts. Portugal, Russia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, North Macedonia, perhaps Malta will benefit from my new ranking. Romania, Czech Republic, Ireland, Georgia, Israel, perhaps Moldova will likely not. Even so, I still love the first two, so the new ratings will still be good.
Portugal was definitely my biggest grower. The song went from a borderline qualifier in the semi-final of Festival da Canção to possibly getting to the left side of the scoreboard on my personal ranking of the final. It’s a HUGE leap. The staging was very clever, it accentuated its strenghts and, by separating it in 2 different acts, made it a very enjoyable watch. Belgium is also a grower in my books. As usual, some bops grew on me with the stage performance, especially Croatia. But also Azerbaijan and Cyprus that aren’t objectively great songs, but have entertaining performances. I… Read more »
I haven’t listed San Marino as grower because it was already my favorite bop in the competition. It flows so perfectly, which rarely happens to my ears when a pop song has a rap part. It’s also great how comfortable Senhit is on the stage. She’s having fun, Flo Rida is having fun, it’s hard not to have fun with them. But I should had add Serbia to my list of growers, thanks for reminding me about it. 🙂 It’s also not my kind of music, but it’s flawless for what they are intending to do. And the live vocals… Read more »
I will sadly be the third one to state the similar thing about the UK. I like James, and the song is perfectly decent. But it really falls in the background. For my ranking, I much preferred Bigger Than Us, because it had a stronger hook, and the video surprisingly drew out an emotional story. Still, for UK’s sake, I really hope he doesn’t finish last again (IMHO, it should easily be Israel (sorry, Eden), but I doubt it). And Serbia – Yes, it grew on me too. I mean, as much as this type of music can. The trio… Read more »
”Germany could be another candidate for last place in my ranking, but I know, you like it, so I’ll put them 24th.” I am happy for this 🙂 Jendrik really makes me happy when he performs. 🙂 While you know that I am *much more* benevolent towards ”sexy diva” songs than you are, I am glad that we agree the order in which they should be placed – Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Moldova. Natalia performed the worst out of three. I guess that her breathy vocal didn’t bother me *as much* because it added to the atmosphere of… umm… well… you know…… Read more »
Eden will not be last. And rightfully so, she has a lovely contemporary, radio friendly pop song and she has star written all over her. UK will not place as high as Eden.
“she has star written all over her.”
I totally agree with this part. Eden is magnetic. I just have no idea what is the sentiment the song is going for, and for me it doesn’t work. But yeah, good luck to Eden (and all the performers).
France is my winning song but admittedly Azerbaijan is my guilty listening pleasure.