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The returning acts will be SUPER TOUGH!

Fluke

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We already know 2021 will be full of returning acts, both most of the highly praised entries of 2020, and some who didn't get much praise at all.

In the latter cases, it's a great opportunity to rise above the mistakes they made with this year's selection, and send something that will hopefully be recieved much better, while in the former, it is going to be tough to live up to the expectations they have on them, but also an opportunity to benefit from the fame they already achieved from their entries this year.

Should the likes of Dadi Freyr, The ROOP and Little Big play it safe, and try to recreate what made their entries so popular, or go for something else entirely? We don't know, and at this point they probably don't know either.

But what's really interesting about this situation, is that all of the returning artists have an unique opportunity in the history of Eurovison. Not only do they not have to worry about winning a national selection, they don't have to follow the rules of one either. Not only do they have almost 12 months to come up with an entry, they don't even have to choose ONE, or settle on a final version of it right away.

They could possible release several songs and arrange, if not a public selection, then at least just see what the public's reaction to them are. And with all the time they got, they could even take some of that criticism and come up with an improved version, that the public will like even more.

This has almost never been done by an Eurovision artist. And now we will have loads of them. That is why the returning artists this year will be SUPER TOUGH to beat. I'm almost sure the most talked about ones - Iceland, Lithuania and Russia - will at least be among the top contenders in 2021 as well, but there could also be some "jokers" noone expect, and definitely solid competition from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia, who knows?

Next year is definitely gonna be a Eurovision season like no other before!
 

anto475

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But what's really interesting about this situation, is that all of the returning artists have an unique opportunity in the history of Eurovison. Not only do they not have to worry about winning a national selection, they don't have to follow the rules of one either. Not only do they have almost 12 months to come up with an entry, they don't even have to choose ONE, or settle on a final version of it right away.

They could possible release several songs and arrange, if not a public selection, then at least just see what the public's reaction to them are. And with all the time they got, they could even take some of that criticism and come up with an improved version, that the public will like even more.

This has almost never been done by an Eurovision artist. And now we will have loads of them. That is why the returning artists this year will be SUPER TOUGH to beat. I'm almost sure the most talked about ones - Iceland, Lithuania and Russia - will at least be among the top contenders in 2021 as well, but there could also be some "jokers" noone expect, and definitely solid competition from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia, who knows?

Next year is definitely gonna be a Eurovision season like no other before!
It's not very unique though. Many artists and songwriters in the contest in the past have had a year, if not more, to prepare, and to release songs and see the public's reaction. The only unique thing about the "returning" artists really will be the hype about them given their status as being "veterans of 2020".
 

Ianp16

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I am hoping very much that the beautful Stefania will return for Greece with another banger and something even more powerful than 'Superg!rl' (I know we all hate the exclamation mark). I think another year of artistic maturation will do her well as she seems a bit shy.
 
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