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Belarus will not take part in Eurovision 2021

Belarus will no longer take part in Eurovision 2021. The EBU have this evening released a statement reporting their decision regarding the Eastern European nation’s participation in this year’s contest, following the removal of the previously selected entry, Galasy ZMesta’s “Ya nauchu tebya”. The full statement can be read below; “On Wednesday 10 March we wrote to the broadcaster BTRC, …

Israel: Set Me Free is Revamped

Israel was among the first countries to select their song for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Their representative, Eden Alene,  has just released the revamp of her entry Set Me Free alongside the official video that was shot in the Design City complex and was directed by Nimrod Peled. It was also revealed that Eden will shoot her back-up live-on-tape …

Duncan Laurence to appear on the USA’s “Today Show”

The resurgence of Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” shows no sign of slowing down, and the song’s increased popularity has landed the Dutch Eurovision winner a slot on one of America’s most coveted shows! Capitol Records, the American record label Duncan signed for in late 2019, has revealed that the performer will make his US television debut by appearing on NBC’s Today …

Russia: Manizha releases studio version of “Russian Woman” on streaming services

She was the winner of Russia’s national final last week and earned the right to fly the Russian Flag in Rotterdam. Manizha wowed everyone that night with her performance of her 2021 Eurovision entry “Russian Woman.” However, the song wasn’t officially published yet before the National Final. She took the time and revamped the song a bit. Today, the final …

North Macedonia: Re-evaluation for participation in 2021

As the national final season has come to a close, we are about to witness a rather quiet time, as usually, pre-contest parties would normally take place around Europe starting at this point. However, not all is all good and clear as one would like to think, and it would seem like that the drama has now reached North Macedonia. …

Í heim-abærinn minn: “Husavik” receives Oscars nod

It was the movie that had Eurovision fans and beyond enthralled, shocked and excited in equal measure last summer, with Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga filling a Eurovision-shaped void in the fandom and putting the Icelandic town of Húsavík on the international map. Now, the movie has its recognition at the Academy Awards! The song “Húsavík” – …

Malta: Destiny releases her song “Je Me Casse”, completing the Rotterdam line-up.

Valletta, 15 March 2021 The 2021 selection season has finally come to a close. Malta’s Destiny has finally unveiled her entry for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She will be performing ‘Je Me Casse’, a Lizzo-inspired retroswing song. Despite the French title, the song is performed in English. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQKiHr5qEfA Malta’s release means we now have the …

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani’s “You” has been officially released

After teasing us last weeks with several announcements and even a snippet, we finally got the Georgian entry for this year’s contest! Tornike Kipiani is going to represent Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with his song “You” Without further ado, let’s listen to the song shall we?   Tornike wrote and composed “You” himself and tells us a story …

Azerbaijan: From “Cleopatra” to “Mata Hari” – Here’s Efendi’s 2021 Eurovision entry!

Everyone stop making your breakfast or making your homework! The official Eurovision Song Contest Channel just dropped the Azerbaijani entry for this year. Efendi is going to represent Azerbaijan this year with her song “Mata Hari.” You can watch the video below! The lyrics tell the tale of Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer who was convicted of being a …

A Dal 2021 is over – here’s who would’ve represented Hungary

While the Hungarian broadcaster has been giving Eurovision itself a wide berth since they quit the contest ahead of last year’s edition, their national selection A Dal has been reborn as a national song contest, promoting Hungarian language music in the country and providing cash prizes for the finalists. Last night, the final of the competition took place with eight …

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