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Switzerland get to work on Eurovision 2021

It looks like Switzerland’s work on Eurovision 2021 is starting early, with the team behind the country’s participation in the contest posting a teaser this afternoon. Switzerland are one of 20 countries so far who have given a second chance to their 2020 participant, with Gjon’s Tears selected internally once more by SRG SSR, and the broadcaster has teased that …

RTSH reveals the 26 artists competing in Festivali i Këngës 59

Earlier today Albanian broadcaster RTSH announced the artists who would compete in the annual contest Festivali i Këngës, which is in its 59th year. The national final is also a celebration of Albanian music and culture, and while it does serve to select the song and artist for Eurovision, often times the song goes through many changes and revamps before …

Think about this: Daði Freyr confirms 2021 return for Iceland

Reykjavik, 23/10/2020 Finally, it has been confirmed. Daði Freyr Pétursson is now officially representing Iceland in 2021, per his official twitter account:   Pétursson will be representing Iceland as a part of his band “Daði och Gagnamagnið” (loosely translated as: “Dadi and the Data Rates”). The group, which aside from Pétursson consists of his wife Árný, his sister Sigrún and …

Portugal announces Eurovision 2021 participation with expanded Festival da Canção

Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) announced today that Portugal will participate at Eurovision 2021, hosted by the Netherlands in Rotterdam. RTP also confirmed that they will again use their popular Festival da Canção format as a national selection, though the number of participants will increase from 16 to 20. O Festival da Canção 2021 dá os primeiros …

BNT announces songwriting camp for potential Eurovision 2021 songs

On August 15th Bulgarian broadcaster BNT retweeted a message from the “Black Sea Eurovision Songwriting Camp 2020” which announced a camp being hosted in Burgas and Primorsko. In their retweet, BNT confirmed that this songwriting camp would be used to produce VICTORIA’s Eurovision song for 2021, but also mentioned that the camp could be used for other artists looking for …

KAN releases details about national final for Eden Alene’s 2021 entry

Israel was among the first group of countries to internally select their 2020 artist following the cancellation of the contest. Eden Alene was selected to represent Israel after she won the selection show The Next Star for Eurovision, which allows the crowd to “up vote” a singer’s performance – those with the highest vote percentages will move on in the competition. …

France returns to national final to select their 2021 Eurovision act

In 2020 the French delegation decided to ditch the national selection “Destination Eurovision” to internally select Tom Leeb. After the contest was cancelled and it was announced that Leeb would not be selected for 2021, France 2 announced there are plans to return to a national selection show. Rather than using the same format as Destination Eurovision, France 2 has …

Croatia & France: A new artist in 2021

The list of 2020 acts that will return in 2021 is slowly expanding, but unfortunately, so is the list of participants that would’ve participated in 2020, but won’t in 2021 also. Another 2 countries how now made it official, that their 2020 participant will not return in 2021. France While writing, I just realized that we’re talking about the two …

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