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  • Dates:

Semi-final 1: 18 May 2021 Ι Semi-final 2: 20 May 2021 Ι Final: 22 May 2021

  • Host:

Venue: Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Ι Presenter(s): Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit, Nikkie de Jager (online host) Ι Directed by: Marnix Kaart, Marc Pos, Daniel Jelinek Ι Executive Supervisor: Martin Österdahl Ι Executive Producer: Sietse Bakker, Astrid Dutrénit Ι Host Broadcaster: AVROTROS logo 2020.svg Algemene Vereniging Radio Omroep – AVRO & Televisie Radio Omroep Stichting – TROS (AVROTROS),Npologo.svgNederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO), NOS logo.svg Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) Ι Opening Act: Semi-final 1: “Feel Something” performed by Duncan Laurence · Semi-final 2: “Forward Unlimited” performed by Redo and Eefje de Visser, Final: Flag parade introducing the 26 finalist countries with “Venus” remixed by DJ Pieter Gabriel Ι Interval Act: Semi-final 1: “The Power of Water” performed by Davina Michelle and Thekla Reuten · Semi-final 2: “Close Encounter of a Special Kind” performed by ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh and BMX-er Dez Maarsen, music by Tomaso Albinoni “Adagio in G minor” · Final: “Music Binds Us”  (“Hero”, “Ten Feet Tall” and “Titanium”) performed by performed by Afrojack, Glennis Grace and Wulf; “Rock the Roof” featuring “De troubadour” by Lenny Kuhr, “Ding-a-dong” by Teach-In with Getty Kaspers, “J’aime la vie” by Sandra Kim, “My Number One” by Helena Paparizou, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” by Lordi, “Heroes” by Måns Zelmerlöw; “Arcade” and “Stars” performed by Duncan Laurence; “The Human Countdown”.

  • Participants:

Number of entries: 39 (🇦🇺 🇬🇷 🇭🇷 🇮🇪 🇲🇰 🇷🇴 🇸🇮 🇦🇿 🇧🇪 🇨🇾 🇨🇭 🇮🇱 🇱🇹 🇲🇹 🇳🇴 🇮🇸 🇷🇺 🇸🇪 🇫🇮 🇺🇦 🇦🇱 🇵🇹 🇪🇸 🇷🇸 🇬🇧 🇲🇩 🇩🇪 🇧🇬 🇫🇷 🇳🇱 🇮🇹 🇸🇲 🇪🇪 🇨🇿 🇦🇹 🇵🇱 🇬🇪 🇱🇻 🇩🇰) Ι Debuting countries: None Ι Returning countries: 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇺🇦Ukraine Ι Non-returning countries: 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇲🇪 Montenegro, 🇦🇲 Armenia, 🇧🇾 Bielorussia

  • Participation map: 

A coloured map of the countries of EuropeG – Participating countries. Stati partecipanti che si sono qualificati alla finale. R – Did not qualify from the semi final. Stati partecipanti che non si sono qualificati per la finale. Y – Countries that participated in the past but not in 2021. Stati che hanno partecipato in passato ma non nel 2021.

  • Vote:

Voting system: Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs: the first–from a professional jury, the second–from viewers. Ι Nul points: 🇬🇧 United KingdomΙ Winning song: 🇮🇹Italy, “Zitti e buoni” – Måneskin  (3ª)

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, following the country’s victory at the 2019 contest with Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade”. The Netherlands was due to host the 2020 contest, before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the fifth time that the Netherlands had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1958, 1970, 1976 and 1980.

Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcasters Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO), Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) and AVROTROS, the contest was held at Rotterdam Ahoy and consisted of two semi-finals on 18 and 20 May, and the final on 22 May 2021. The EBU discussed carryovers between the 2020 and 2021 contests, and many participating countries allocated the same artists who were due to represent them in 2020. The three live shows were hosted by Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit and Nikkie de Jager.

Thirty-nine countries participated in the contest. Bulgaria and Ukraine returned after their absences from the 2019 contest, while Hungary and Montenegro did not return after their 2019 participation. Armenia and Belarus had originally planned to participate, but Armenia later withdrew due to social and political crises following the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and Belarus was disqualified after their intended entry was found to be in violation of the contest’s rules.

The winner was Italy with the song “Zitti e buoni”, performed by Måneskin and written by the band’s members Damiano David, Ethan Torchio, Thomas Raggi and Victoria De Angelis. This was Italy’s third victory in the contest, following their wins in 1964 and 1990, and making them only the second member of the “Big Five” to win the contest since Germany in 2010. Måneskin’s victory also makes them the first band to win the contest  since Lordi for Finland in 2006. France, Switzerland, Iceland and Ukraine rounded out the top five, with France and Switzerland achieving their best results since 1991 and 1993 respectively. For the first time since 1995, none of the top three entries were performed in English. Also, for the first time since the current voting system was implemented in 2016, four countries received nul points from the televote: host country the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom, the last of those becoming the first country to receive nul points from both the jury and televote. This was also the second time that the United Kingdom had received nul points in the contest, the last time having been in 2003. For the first time since its debut in 2015, Australia failed to qualify for the final, leaving Ukraine as the only country to have never failed to qualify from the semi-finals since their introduction in 2004.[a]

[it] L’Eurovision Song Contest 2021 è stata la 65ª edizione dell’annuale concorso canoro, vinta dal gruppo italiano Måneskin con la canzone “Zitti e buoni”. Il concorso si è svolto presso la Rotterdam Ahoy, nei Paesi Bassi dal 18 al 22 maggio 2021, grazie alla vittoria di Duncan Laurence con Arcade nell’edizione precedente. Si tratta della quinta edizione dell’Eurovision svoltasi nei Paesi Bassi (dopo le edizioni del 1958, 1970, 1976 e 1980). Il concorso è stato articolato, come dal 2008, in due semifinali e una finale.

1 Location. The 2021 contest was held at Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, following the country’s victory at the 2019 edition with the song “Arcade”, performed by Duncan Laurence. It was the fifth time that the Netherlands had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1958, 1970, 1976 and 1980. Rotterdam Ahoy had previously hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2007, and was set to host the 2020 contest before its cancellation.

1.1 Selection of the host city. By Eurovision tradition, the Netherlands received the right to host the Eurovision Song Contest after the country won the competition in 2019. The Dutch host broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS launched the bidding process in the same month, on 29 May, in which five cities—Arnhem, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Maastricht, Rotterdam, and Utrecht—submitted their bid books during a ceremonial event held in Hilversum on 10 July 2019. On 16 July, Maastricht and Rotterdam were shortlisted, and after the NPO visited both cities, on 30 August 2019, Rotterdam was announced as the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. 

Following the cancellation of the 2020 contest, the EBU began talks with broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS, as well as the city of Rotterdam, on the possibility of staging the 2021 contest in the city. On 23 April 2020, the municipal council of Rotterdam approved an increased budget after Dutch media reported that the city would require an additional €6.7 million to host the contest. The decision was imminent as it was required that the EBU be informed by late April if Rotterdam was willing to host the contest. If Rotterdam declined to host the event, NPO, NOS and AVROTROS had until mid-May 2020 to find an alternative.

During the broadcast of ‘Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light’, which aired on 16 May 2020, Rotterdam was confirmed as the host city of the 2021 contest.

1.2 Other sites. The “Turquoise Carpet” event, where the contestants and their delegations are presented before the accredited press and fans, took place at the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal on 16 May 2021.

2 Production. The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was a co-production between three related Dutch television organisations — Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO), Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) and AVROTROS — of which each assumed a different role. Sietse Bakker and Astrid Dutrénit served as executive producers, while Emilie Sickinghe and Jessica Stam served as deputy executive producers.

In January 2020, the EBU announced that Martin Österdahl would become the executive supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest after the 2020 edition, succeeding Jon Ola Sand. Before his appointment, Österdahl had been an executive producer for the 2013 and 2016 editions, and had been a member of the Eurovision Song Contest reference group between 2012 and 2018.

[it] Nuovo supervisore esecutivo: Il 20 gennaio 2020 l’UER ha annunciato che Martin Österdahl sarebbe subentrato a Jon Ola Sand come nuovo supervisore esecutivo della manifestazione a partire dal 2021. Prima dell’incarico, Österdahl è stato il produttore esecutivo dell’Eurovision Song Contest 2013 e dell’edizione del 2016, ed è stato membro del gruppo di referenza della manifestazione tra il 2012 e il 2018.

2.1 Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 7 May 2020, Dutch authorities prohibited all mass gatherings in the country until a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. The host broadcasters stated that they were assessing the decision and how it would impact the event.

On 18 September 2020, the EBU released a summary of contingency scenarios for the contest, including:

  • The event being held as normal (Scenario A);
  • The event being held with social distancing measures in place (Scenario B);
  • Providing the option for acts to perform from their home country if they are unable to travel to Rotterdam (Scenario C);
  • A fully-remote contest hosted from Rotterdam (Scenario D), with all acts performing from their home country, and no in-person festivities or audience in Rotterdam. This scenario was trialed during the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in November 2020.

In February 2021, the EBU and the host broadcasters stated that it had ruled out hosting the contest as normal (Scenario A). Scenario C was also modified – all acts would perform remotely like in scenario D. A health and safety protocol for the contest was published on 2 March 2021, with the EBU affirming that the contest will be held under scenario B, while reiterating that downscaling options remain on the table should circumstances change. On 30 April 2021, the EBU confirmed scenario B for the contest.

[it] ScenariNel settembre 2020 l’UER ha scelto di collaudare quattro scenari da considerare in base agli sviluppi della pandemia di COVID-19 per evitare che l’edizione venga cancellata come quella precedente. Gli scenari possibili, chiamati scenari A, B, C e D, sono:

  • Scenario A: svolgimento della manifestazione nella sua tradizionale maniera.
  • Scenario B: in questo caso dovrà esserci un distanziamento sociale di un metro e mezzo tra una persona e l’altra, il che ridurrà il numero degli spettatori che potranno assistere al concorso dal vivo a circa 3.500. Resta invariato lo svolgimento di tutti i nove show normalmente previsti, così come le prove generali. Ogni delegazione dovrà viaggiare con un numero di persone ridotto rispetto al solito, e tutte le attività correlate sarebbero regolate di conseguenza.
  • Scenario C: questo scenario prevede la possibilità, per quelle delegazioni non in grado di viaggiare verso Rotterdam, la possibilità di partecipare con un’esibizione pre-registrata (il cosiddetto live-on-tape). Coloro che potranno recarsi nei Paesi Bassi potranno esibirsi dal vivo.
  • Scenario D: l’ultimo scenario, quello peggiore, prevede l’assenza totale del pubblico e delle varie attività correlate alla manifestazione. Inoltre tutte le esibizioni saranno pre-registrate, e i partecipanti saranno in collegamento dai rispettivi paesi. Questo scenario è stato utilizzato durante il Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 a Varsavia.

Il 30 aprile 2021 l’UER ha confermato di utilizzare lo Scenario B per l’edizione 2021.

Overview of the hosting scenarios
Posibibli escenari dell’Eurovision song Contest 2021
Contest aspect

fattori

Scenario A
(Normal) Scartado
Scenario B

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Scenario C

(Travel restrictive)

Scenario D

(Lockdown)

Shows from Ahoy

in diretta dall’Ahoy Rotterdam

Eo circle green blank.svg Yes Eo circle green blank.svg Yes Eo circle green blank.svg Yes Eo circle green blank.svg Yes
Participants in Rotterdam

Participanti nei paesi Bassi

Eo circle green blank.svg All Eo circle green blank.svg All/most Eo circle red blank.svg None Eo circle red blank.svg None
Audience in the arena

pubblico nell’arena

Eo circle green blank.svg 100% Eo circle orange blank.svg 0-80% Eo circle orange blank.svg 0-80% Eo circle red blank.svg None
Side events in Rotterdam

Eventi a Rotterdam

Eo circle green blank.svg Yes Eo circle orange blank.svg Adapted Eo circle orange blank.svg Reduced Eo circle red blank.svg None
Press Centre

Prensa a Rotterdam

Eo circle green blank.svg 1,500 on site Eo circle green blank.svg 500 on site
Eo circle orange blank.svg 1,000 virtual
Eo circle orange blank.svg 1,500 virtual Eo circle orange blank.svg 1,500 virtual

Eo circle green blank.svg Posibile.   Eo circle orange blank.svg Limitato o con modificazioni. Eo circle red blank.svg Imposibile.

On 1 April 2021, it was announced that an audience of 3,500 people would be allowed at each of the nine shows, including the three live shows and six rehearsals; the Dutch cabinet later gave its approval on 29 April. All audience members must have tested negative for COVID-19.

Due to pandemic precautions, the “Turquoise Carpet” event was the only in-person side event to take place in 2021. Impacted side events include: the Opening Ceremony event, which was not held; the Eurovision Village, which is taking place from 15 to 23 May in an online-only form; and the EuroClub, which was cancelled for this year.

3 Format.

3.1 Visual design. On 18 September 2020, along with possible scenarios, the EBU confirmed that the planned visual design and slogan for 2020, “Open Up”, will be used for the 2021 contest as well. The revamped official logo and branding was unveiled on 4 December 2020. Designed by Clever°Franke, it is “an abstract presentation inspired by the map of world and visually connects the location of the capitals of the [then] 41 participating countries with Rotterdam as Europe’s beating heart”. The revamped visual identity, designed by MediaMonks and NEP, was built around patterns and ‘tracks’ that symbolises the Netherlands and “opening up”.

3.2 Presenters. On 18 September 2020, along with possible scenarios, the EBU confirmed that the 2020 planned presenters will be appointed as the presenters for the 2021 contest as well: actress and television host Chantal Janzen, singer and commentator for the contest Jan Smit, singer Edsilia Rombley, who represented the Netherlands in the 1998 and 2007 contests, and beauty vlogger Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials).

In addition, De Jager and Krista Siegfrids (Finland’s representative in the 2013 contest) were the presenters of the contest’s online content. Siegfrids hosted Krista Calling, a weekly YouTube series with behind-the-scenes coverage from Rotterdam, and De Jager hosted LookLab with NikkieTutorials, an online talk show series featuring all 39 participants. Koos van Plateringen, Hila Noorzai and Samya Hafsaoui moderated the contest’s press conferences, while Van Plateringen and Fenna Ramos hosted the “Turquoise Carpet” event.

[it] Organizzazione: Il 18 marzo 2020 l’Unione europea di radiodiffusione (UER) ha annunciato la cancellazione dell’edizione 2020 a causa della pandemia di COVID-19. Successivamente è stato annunciato che la manifestazione sarebbe stata riorganizzata nel maggio 2021 e sono cominciate le discussioni con le emittenti olandesi NPO, NOS, AVROTROS, incaricate di organizzare la precedente edizione, e la città di Rotterdam sulla riorganizzazione dell’evento nella stessa città o meno.

Il 16 maggio 2020, durante la trasmissione dello show Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, è stato confermato che la città di Rotterdam avrebbe ospitato l’evento.

Il 18 settembre 2020, in concomitanza con la presentazione dei possibili scenari, l’UER ha confermato che i presentatori programmati per l’edizione 2020 (Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley, Jan Smit e Nikkie de Jager) avrebbero mantenuto il loro ruolo anche per l’edizione 2021.

I partner ufficiali di quest’edizione sono l’azienda di prodotti cosmetici Moroccanoil e l’agenzia di viaggi online olandese Booking.com.

3.3 Stage design. During the announcement of the dates of the 2021 contest, Sietse Bakker, executive producer of the 2021 contest, stated that the planned 2020 stage design would also be used in the 2021 contest. The design is inspired by the slogan “Open Up” and the typical Dutch flat landscape. The Eurovision stage was designed by German stage designer Florian Wieder, who also designed the stages for the contests in 2011–12, 2015, and 2017–19. Its features include a revolvable primary LED screen that is 52 metres (171 ft) wide and 12 metres (39 ft) high, and a retractable semi-transparent LED screen which can be used as a backdrop for the secondary stage. The stage design is complemented by augmented reality effects. Unlike the 2019 contest, the green room is placed in the main performance venue, and encompasses the entire floor space previously reserved for the standing audience, so as to facilitate social distancing.

[it] Logo e slogan: Il 16 maggio 2020 l’UER e AVROTROS hanno confermato che lo slogan ufficiale dell’evento resterà Open Up, il medesimo pianificato per l’edizione annullata. Successivamente, con la conferma dei 41 potenziali paesi che dovevano prendere parte anche all’edizione precedente, viene annunciato il nuovo logo dell’evento, molto simile al medesimo precedentemente pianificato: un disco che rappresenta, in base alla locazione geografica, i paesi partecipanti all’Eurovision Song Contest in chiave astratta, disegnato dall’agenzia CLEVER°FRANKE. La forma circolare del logo è stata ispirata da quelli disegnati per le edizioni del 1970, del 1976 e del 1980 da Frans Schupp.

3.4 Entries. On 18 June 2020, the EBU announced that, for this year, delegations will have the option to use pre-recorded backing vocals. Each delegation can still choose to use backing singers, whether on or off stage, or a combination of live and recorded backing vocals. All lead vocals performing the melody of the song, including an eventual use of a so-called lead dub, must still be live on or off stage in the arena, according to the rules. 

On 18 November 2020, the EBU revealed that, as a measure to guarantee that all participants can take part in the contest, every national broadcaster would create a ‘live-on-tape’ back-up recording prior to the contest which can be used if a participant cannot travel to Rotterdam, or subjected to quarantine on arrival. The recordings took place in a studio setting, in real-time (as it would be at the contest) without any edits to the vocals or any part of the performance itself after the recording. A set of production guidelines was also revealed to ensure fairness and the integrity of the recordings.

Other rules for the entries will stay the same in the 2021 contest. This includes that the maximum length for a song is three minutes, that there can be at most six performers on stage, and that the compositions (lyrics and music) must not have been commercially released before 1 September of the year before. Following the cancellation of the 2020 contest, the EBU explored the option of allowing the songs selected for the 2020 contest to compete in the 2021 contest, which needed to be discussed with the Eurovision Song Contest reference group and the national broadcasters. Victoria, Bulgaria’s representative for 2020 and 2021, publicly expressed her support for such a move. However, on 20 March 2020, the reference group decided that, in accordance with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, the 2020 songs would not be eligible to compete in the 2021 contest.

[it] Brani in gara: A seguito della cancellazione l’UER ha valutato la possibilità di consentire ai brani selezionati di competere nel 2021;[2] tuttavia, il 20 marzo 2020, è stato confermato dal gruppo di referenza che, in conformità al regolamento, ciò non sarebbe avvenuto, lasciando però la possibilità alle singole emittenti di selezionare nuovamente i rappresentanti annunciati per il 2020.

[it] Voci pre-registrate: Il 18 giugno 2020 l’UER ha comunicato che avrebbe approvato, solo per quest’edizione, l’utilizzo di voci pre-registrate durante l’esibizione. L’uso delle voci sarà del tutto facoltativo, infatti ogni delegazione avrà comunque la possibilità di utilizzare dei coristi, sia sul palco che fuori. Inoltre sarà consentito anche l’utilizzo di una combinazione di voci dal vivo e registrate. Tutte le voci principali che eseguono la canzone sul palcoscenico, compreso un eventuale uso del lead dub, dovranno comunque essere eseguite obbligatoriamente dal vivo sul palco all’interno dell’arena. Questa scelta è stata presa per offrire alle nazioni partecipanti la possibilità di viaggiare con delegazioni più piccole, oltre che ad evitare la cancellazione di edizioni future della manifestazione.

The following countries have confirmed the filming locations for their live-on-tape performances:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania – Albania, Tirana
  • 🇦🇺 Australia – 
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – ÖRF Studios, Vienna
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – İTV Studios, Baku
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – Palais du Centenaire, Brussels
  • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – Ten Dots Virtual Production Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – Ten Dots Virtual Production Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – Ten Dots Virtual Production Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – ČT Studios, Prague
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – DR Studio 5/DR Byen, Copenhagen
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia – Saku Suurhall, Tallinn
  • 🇫🇮 Finland – Mediapolis, Tampere
  • 🇫🇷 France – France TV Studios/France.tv Studio, Paris
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia – Tbilisi
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Avia Solutions Group Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 🇬🇷 Greece – Ten Dots Virtual Production Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland – Reykjavik Art Museum/Listasafn Reykjavíkur, Reykjavík
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland – Dublin
  • 🇮🇱 Israel – Herzliya Studios, Tel Aviv
  • 🇮🇹 Italy – RAI Studios, Milano
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia – 
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania – Avia Solutions Group Arena, Vilnius
  • 🇲🇹 Malta – Ten Dots Virtual Production Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova – Ten Dots Virtual Production Studio, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – 
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – RTS Studios Košutnjak, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – H3 Arena, Fornebu
  • 🇵🇱 Poland – Transcolor Studio, Warsaw
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – RTP Studio 1, Lisbona
  • 🇷🇴 Romania – TVR Studios, Bucarest
  • 🇷🇺 Russia – 
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino – Voxon Studios, Roma
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia – RTS Studios Košutnjak, Belgrade
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia – RTV Slovenija Studio 1, Ljubljana
  • 🇪🇸 Spain – Prado del Rey Studio 5, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid)
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Annexet, Stockholm
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – SRF Studios, Zürich
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine – 
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 

3.5 Semi-final allocation draw. On 17 November 2020, the EBU confirmed that the semi-final allocation draw for the 2021 contest would not be held. Instead, the semi-finals will feature the same line-up of countries as determined by the draw for the 2020 contest’s semi-finals, which was held on 28 January 2020 at Rotterdam’s City Hall and hosted by contest presenters Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit and Edsilia Rombley. The draw also determined which semi-final each of the six automatic qualifiers – the Big Five plus the Netherlands – would have to vote in. The EBU also decided to maintain the Netherlands’ grand final running order position – 23. The pots used initially for the 2020 contest featured as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
  • 🇦🇱 Albania
  • 🇦🇹 Austria
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
  • 🇦🇺 Australia
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia
  • 🇫🇮 Finland
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland
  • 🇳🇴 Norway
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia[a]
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
  • 🇧🇾 Belarus[b]
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova
  • 🇷🇺 Russia
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine
  • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus
  • 🇬🇷 Greece
  • 🇲🇹 Malta
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal
  • 🇷🇴 Romania
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • 🇮🇱 Israel
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
  • 🇵🇱 Poland

3.6 Postcards. The “postcards” are short videos shown on television whilst the stage is being prepared for the next contestant to perform their entry, and are up to 45 seconds long. Filmed between March and April, and directed by Martijn Nieman, the 2021 postcards are based on the “Open Up” theme of the contest. In a departure from the initial concept created for the 2020 contest’s postcards owing to travel restriction concerns, the postcards involved the acts being presented through footage shot in their country of origin, inserted via chroma keying on the framework of a ‘tiny house’ set-up in various locations around the Netherlands, decorated with items personal to the artist(s). At the end of each postcard, a country-specific coloured ‘streak’ hits the house and refracts, mimicking the prism and transitions to the stage, where the ceiling is lit up with their country’s flag colours using augmented reality. The following locations were used for each participating country:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania – Hoge Brug, Maastricht
  • 🇦🇺 Australia – Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – Nannewiid, Frisian Lakes
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Giethoorn
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – Bourtange
  • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – Agelo
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – Broek op Langedijk
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – Almere
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – Nijmegen
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia – Circuit Zandvoort
  • 🇫🇮 Finland – Heerlen
  • 🇫🇷 France – Houtribdijk
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia – Port of Rotterdam
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Scheveningen
  • 🇬🇷 Greece – Halley Astronomical Observatory, Vinkel
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland – Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland – Hermitage Amsterdam
  • 🇮🇱 Israel – Utrecht Centraal railway station
  • 🇮🇹 Italy – Arnhem
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia – Middelburg
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania – Rotterdam Centraal railway station
  • 🇲🇹 Malta – Vlissingen
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova – Schiermonnikoog
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands – Ouddorp
  • 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – Dolmen D14, Eext
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – Koppelpoort, Amersfoort
  • 🇵🇱 Poland – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – Markt, Delft
  • 🇷🇴 Romania – Leeuwarden
  • 🇷🇺 Russia – Bolwoningen, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino – Evoluon, Eindhoven
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia – Keukenhof, Lisse
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Marker Wadden
  • 🇪🇸 Spain – Doornspijk
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Museumplein, Amsterdam
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Noordereiland, Rotterdam
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Veluwezoom National Park
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – Gasselte

3.7 Opening and interval acts. On 4 May 2021, the EBU released information about the opening and interval acts. 

The first semi-final was opened by Duncan Laurence, performing “Feel Something”, and featured singer and YouTuber Davina Michelle and actress Thekla Reuten in an interval act titled “The Power of Water”, centering on the Netherlands’ history of water management. Michelle performed her new single “Sweet Water” in the performance. In both acts, augmented reality was used.

The second semi-final was opened by breakdancer Redouan Ait Chitt (Redo) and singer-songwriter Eefje de Visser, with ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh and BMX-er Dez Maarsen performing during the interval; the acts are titled “Forward Unlimited” and “Close Encounter of a Special Kind”, respectively.

The final was opened with the traditional flag parade, introducing all twenty-six finalists, accompanied by a remix of “Venus” produced by 16-year-old DJ Pieter Gabriel, who was also shown dancing in the background, with co-presenters Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit and Edsilia Rombley singing parts of the song. The interval acts included a specially commissioned piece, “Music Binds Us”, performed by DJ Afrojack, singers Glennis Grace (who represented the Netherlands in the 2005 contest) and Wulf together with a symphony orchestra composed of young musicians from across the Netherlands; the “Rock the Roof” interval act, where six former Eurovision winners — Lenny Kuhr (1969), Teach-In with Getty Kaspers (1975), Sandra Kim (1986), Helena Paparizou (2005), Lordi (2006) and Måns Zelmerlöw (2015) — performed their winning songs atop several venues in Rotterdam; and Duncan Laurence, who performed his winning song “Arcade” and his new single “Stars” (Pre-recorded performance due to Laurence testing positive for COVID-19 two days prior to the final). During the final seconds of voting, a dance sketch titled “The Human Countdown” was performed.

 

  • Green – Participating countries. Stati partecipanti che si sono qualificati alla finale
  • Red – Did not qualify from the semi final. Stati partecipanti che non si sono qualificati per la finale
  • Yellow – Countries that participated in the past but not in 2021.  Stati che hanno partecipato in passato ma non nel 2021.

4 Participating countries (Paesi Partecipanti). The EBU initially announced on 26 October 2020 that 41 countries would participate in the contest, featuring the same line-up of countries that were set to participate in the cancelled 2020 edition. Bulgaria and Ukraine will mark their return to the contest after their absences from the 2019 contest, while Hungary and Montenegro were confirmed as non-returning following their latest appearances in 2019.

In March 2021, Armenia and Belarus confirmed their non-participation in the contest; Armenia withdrew due to social and political crises in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war, while Belarus was disqualified after submitting an entry in violation of the rules, thereby reducing the number of participating countries to 39.

After the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 had been cancelled on 18th March 2020, it was not clear at first whether the songs and artists were eligible to compete in next year’s edition. Two days after the cancellation the EBU issued a statement in which it was specified that according to the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, the songs chosen for the 2020 contest would not be allowed to participate the following year.

The decision regarding the artists had to be made by each participating broadcaster. It was up to them whether they would send the same artist(s) to Rotterdam in 2021, or whether they would select a completely different entrant.

Plenty of them opted for giving their 2020 representatives a second chance so that they can make their dream come true and perform on the stage of Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam.

Some of the artists remain the same as for Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Each country’s broadcaster decided if their 2020-artist should represent their country at Eurovision 2021, or if they should select another artist. 26 artists from 2020 have been selected for Eurovision 2021:

  • Countries that re-selected their 2020 participant internally: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, The Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
  • Countries that re-selected their 2020 participant internally but held a public selection to determine their song: Bulgaria, Israel, Spain, Ukraine.
  • Countries whose 2020 representatives won their national final again: Estonia, Lithuania.
COUNTRY ARTIST 2020 EUROVISION 2021
🇦🇱 Albania Arilena Ara Anxhela Peristeri 
🇦🇲 Armenia Athena Manoukian Withdrew 
🇦🇺 Australia Montaigne Montaigne 
🇦🇹 Austria Vincent Bueno Vincent Bueno
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Efendi Efendi
🇧🇾 Belorus VAL Disqualified 
🇧🇪 Belgium Hooverphonic Hooverphonic 
🇧🇬 Bulgaria Victoria Victoria
🇭🇷 Croatia Damir Kedžo Albina 
🇨🇾 Cyprus Sandro Elena Tsagrinou
🇨🇿 Czech Republic Benny Cristo Benny Cristo
🇩🇰 Denmark Ben & Tan Fyr & Flamme
🇪🇪 Estonia Uku Suviste Uku Suviste 
🇫🇮 Finland Aksel Blind Channel 
🇫🇷 France Tom Leeb Barbara Pravi 
🇬🇪 Georgia Tornike Kipiani Tornike Kipiani
🇩🇪 Germany Ben Dolic Jendrik 
🇬🇷 Greece Stefania Stefania
🇮🇸 Iceland Daði & Gagnamagnið Daði & Gagnamagnið 
🇮🇪 Ireland Lesley Roy Lesley Roy 
🇮🇱 Israel Eden Alene Eden Alene 
🇮🇹 Italy Diodato Måneskin 
🇱🇻 Latvia Samanta Tīna Samanta Tīna 
🇱🇹 Lithuania The Roop The Roop 
🇲🇹 Malta Destiny Destiny 
🇲🇩 Moldova Natalia Gordienko Natalia Gordienko
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy Jeangu Macrooy 
🇲🇰North Macedonia Vasil Vasil 
🇳🇴 Norway Ulrikke TIX
🇵🇱 Poland Alicja Rafał 
🇵🇹 Portugal Elisa The Black Mamba 
🇷🇴 Romania Roxen Roxen
🇷🇺 Russia Little Big Manizha
🇸🇲 San Marino Senhit Senhit
🇷🇸 Serbia Hurricane Hurricane
🇸🇮 Slovenia Ana Soklič Ana Soklič 
🇪🇸 Spain Blas Cantó Blas Cantó 
🇸🇪 Sweden The Mamas Tusse 
🇨🇭 Switzerland Gjon’s Tears Gjon’s Tears
🇺🇦 Ukraine Go_A Go_A to
🇬🇧 United Kingdom James Newman James Newman 

[it] Stati partecipanti: Il 26 ottobre 2020 è stata ufficializzata la lista definitiva degli stati partecipanti a questa edizione, che ne prevedeva 41. Tuttavia, il 5 marzo 2021 l’Armenia ha annunciato il ritiro dalla competizione, portando così il numero a 40. Successivamente, l’UER ha confermato l’esclusione della Bielorussia dal concorso, portando ufficialmente il numero dei partecipanti a 39.

4.1 Returning artists. After the cancellation of the 2020 contest, the participating broadcasters of 24 countries announced that, for the 2021 contest, they would internally select the same artists initially selected for 2020: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. In addition, artists initially selected for 2020 from Estonia and Lithuania have won their national finals to represent their countries in 2021.

Discounting 2020, so far, the contest is set to feature three representatives who also previously performed as lead vocalists for the same country, and five artists who participated in other Eurovision events or as backing vocalists for the same or for another country.

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Natalia Gordienko 🇲🇩 Moldova 2006 (alongside Arsenium)
Senhit 🇸🇲 San Marino 2011
Sanja Vučić (member of Hurricane) 🇷🇸 Serbia 2016
Ksenija Knežević (member of Hurricane) 2015 (as backing vocal for Knez, representing Montenegro)
Destiny Chukunyere 🇲🇹 Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 (winner)
2019 (as backing vocal for Michela Pace)
Stefania 🇬🇷 Greece Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 (representing the Netherlands as a member of Kisses)
Vincent Bueno 🇦🇹 Austria 2017 (as backing vocal for Nathan Trent)
Vasil 🇲🇰 North Macedonia 2019 (as backing vocal for Tamara Todevska)

4.0 Semi-finalists / Finalists. The following countries have confirmed their intent to participate in the 2021 contest.

Stato Artista Brano Lingua Processo di selezione Note
🇦🇱 Albania

11º SF 2

2º FI

Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” Albanese Festivali i Këngës 59, 23-12-2020 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata rispetto a quello che ha vinto la selezione nazionale.
🇦🇺 Australia

5º SF 1

Montaigne

(Con Paris Cav, Jess Gleeson, Michele)

“Technicolour” Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 01- 04-2020; Canzone: 05-03-2021 In caso di vittoria dell’Australia la SBS produrrà l’evento in Europa assieme a un altro membro dell’UER.
🇦🇹 Austria

5º SF 2

Vincent Bueno “Amen” Inglese  Selezione Interna, Artista: 26-03-2020; Canzone: 26-02-2021
🇦🇿Azerbaigian

14º SF 1

21º FI

Efendi

(Əfəndi)

 

(Con Adelina Deli (Lil D), Alexandra Golosnichenco (Александра Голосниченко), Nikachkaaaa e )

“Mata Hari”

(Günəş)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 20-03-2020; Canzone: annunciata 13-03-2021 / presentata 15-03-2021 Il brano contiene alcune parole in azero.
🇧🇪 Belgio
11º SF 14º FI
Hooverphonic

(Con Arnout hellofs e )

“The Wrong Place” Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 20-03-2020; Canzone: 04-03-2021
🇧🇾 Bielorussia

SF 1 (withdrawn)

Galasy ZMesta

(Галасы ЗМеста)

“Ya nauchu tebya (I’ll Teach You)” (Я научу тебя)

“Песенка про зайца (Песенка)” (Pesnya pro zaytsev (Pesenka), Song About Hares (Little Song)”

 

Selezione Interna, Artista: 09-03-2021; Canzone: Originariamente il gruppo aveva proposto il brano Ja nauču tebja (I’ll Teach You), ma due giorni dopo l’UER ha squalificato il pezzo per via del messaggio politico del testo contrario al regolamento del concorso, dando comunque alla Bielorussia la possibilità di presentare una nuova canzone, in modo da prevenire la squalifica del paese dal concorso.
🇧🇬 Bulgaria

13º SF 2

17º FI

VICTORIA (Виктория) “Growing Up Is Getting Old”

(Порастването е остаряване)

Inglese  Selezione Interna, Artista: 21-03-2020; Canzone: 10-03-2021 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata di quello inizialmente annunciato.
🇨🇾 Cipro

8º SF 1

1º FI

Elena Tsagkrinou (Έλενα Τσαγκρινού)

(Con Chali Jennings, Liolia Kerogli/Λιόλια Κερογλή, Para Karat e Mariia Sharafetdinova)

“El diablo”

(διάβολο, The devil)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 25-11-2020; Canzone: annunciata, 25-11-2020 / presentata 24-02-2021 Il brano contiene alcune parole in spagnolo.
🇭🇷 Croazia

10º SF 1

Albina 

(Con Luciano Plazibat, Marko Marić, Devin Juraj i Stjepan Cutvarić)

“Tick-Tock” Inglese,
croato
DORA 2021., 13 -02-2021
🇩🇰 Danimarca

17º SF 2

Fyr & Flamme (Fyr og Flamme)

(Con Line Krogholm, Tilde Vinther e Marcel MarSoul Gbekle)

“Øve os på hinanden”

(Practice on each other)

Danese Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 20211, 06-03-2021
🇪🇪 Estonia
2º SF 2
Uku Suviste

(con Laura-Liisa Veiler)

“The Lucky One”

(See õnnelik)

Inglese Eesti Laul 2021, 06-03-2021
🇫🇮 Finlandia

14º SF 2

16º FI

Blind Channel “Dark Side”

(Pimeä puoli)

Inglese UMK 2021, 20-02-2021
🇫🇷 Francia

20 º FI

Barbara Pravi “Voilà” Francese  Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez?, 30-01-2021
🇬🇪 Georgia

10º SF 2

Tornike Kipiani (თორნიკე ყიფიანი) “You” Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 19-03-2020;  annunciate  01-03-2021 / pubblicato 15-03-2021
🇩🇪 Germania

15º FI

Jendrik

(Con Sophia Euskirchen, Myriam Küppers, Elvin Karakurt, Madina Frey)

“I Don’t Feel Hate”

(Ich fühle keinen Hass)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 06-02-2021; Canzone: 25-02-2021 Il brano contiene alcune parole in tedesco e olandese.
🇬🇷 Grecia

4º SF 2

10º FI

Stefania (Στεφανία)

(Con Κώστας Παυλόπουλος, Νίκος Κουκάκης, Γιώργος Παπαδόπουλος, Μάρκος Γιακουμόγλου / Costas Pavlopoulos, Nikos Koukakis, George Papadopoulos, Markos Giakoumoglou)

“Last Dance”

(Τελευταίο χορό)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 18-03-2020; Canzone: annunciata 07-01-2021, presentata: 10-03-2021
🇮🇪 Irlanda

7º SF 1

Lesley Roy

(Con Philip Strand, Malin Vängelin, Emelie Eriksson e Ingrid Østensen Vagle)

“MAPS”

(Léarscáileanna)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 17-12-2020, Canzone: annunciato 19-02-2021 / presentato 26 -02-2021
🇮🇸 Islanda

8º SF 2

12º FI

Daði & Gagnamagnið (Daði og Gagnamagnið) “10 Years,”

(10 ár)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 23-10-2020; Canzone: annunciato 24-02-2020 / presentato 13-03-2021
🇮🇱 Israele

12º SF 1

3º FI

Eden Alene (עדן אלנה‎; ኤደን አለነ)

(Con Maor Levy (מאור לוי), Victor Novojilovsky (ויקטור נובוז׳ילובסקי), Iago Ferreira Asulin (יאגו פהיירה אסולין), Matan Onyameh (מתן און ימי) e Vadim Koupstas (ודים))

“Set Me Free”

(חופשייה)

Inglese,
ebraico
 Selezione Interna, Artista: 22-03-2020; HaShir Shelanu L’Eurovizion, Canzone: 25-01-2021 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata rispetto a quello che ha vinto la selezione nazionale.
🇮🇹 Italia

24º FI

Måneskin “Zitti e buoni”

(Shut up and behave)

Italiano Festival di Sanremo 2021, 06-03-2021 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata rispetto a quello che ha vinto la selezione nazionale.
🇱🇻 Lettonia

15º SF 2

Samanta Tīna

(Con Kitiju Blūmu, Unu Danielu and Paulu Saiju)

“The Moon Is Rising”

(Mēness lec)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 16-05-2020; Canzone: 09-03-2021 / presentato 12-03-2021
🇱🇹 Lituania

1º SF 1

18º FI

The Roop

(Con Miglė Praniauskaitė, Marijanas Staniulenas e Algirdas Daumantas Ciūnys)

“Discoteque” 

(Diskoteka)

Inglese Pabandom iš naujo! 2021, 06-02-2021
🇲🇰 Macedonia del Nord

6º SF 1

Vasil (Васил) “Here I Stand” Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 20-01-2021; Canzone: 12-03-2021
🇲🇹 Malta
16º SF 16º FI
Destiny

(Con Kim Pastor, Milena Jacuniak, Pauline Eddeborn e Jennifer Pacaanas)

“Je me casse”

(Caw u Bye, I Go Away, I Break Off)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 16-05-2020; Canzone: 15-03-2021 Il brano contiene alcune parole in francese.
🇲🇩 Moldavia

7º SF 2

14º FI

Natalia Gordienko (Наталія Гордієнко)

(Con Костя Вечерский (Vecherskiy Kos), Игорь Кулешин (Kulya), Dimitrios C. Masouras e Максим Бондарь)

“SUGAR”

(Zahăr; Туз буби, Tuz bubi, Ace of diamonds)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 26-01-2021; Canzone: annunciato 14 -02-2021 / presentato 04-03-2021
🇳🇴 Norvegia

9º SF 1

22º FI

TIX

(Con Eivind Dundas, John Masaki, Reno Andersen, Bjørn Reime e Johannes W. Farstad)

“Fallen Angel”

(Fallen engel; Ut av mørket; Out of the dark)

Inglese Melodi Grand Prix 2021, 20-02-2021
🇳🇱 Paesi Bassi

23º  FI

Jeangu Macrooy

(Con A Mili Macrooy, Xillan Macrooy, Gil krijgt)

“Birth of a New Age” 

(Geboorte Van Een Nieuw Tijdperk)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 18-03-2020; Canzone:  04-03-2021 Il brano contiene alcune parole in sranan tongo.
🇵🇱 Polonia

6º SF 2

Rafał Brzozowski

(Con Paweł Skiba, Daniel Borzewski, Bartosz Kołecki, Maciej Miśkiewicz e Miłosz Kuterasiński)

“The Ride”

(Przejażdżka)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista e Canzone: 12-03-2021 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata di quello inizialmente annunciato.
🇵🇹 Portogallo
12º SF 27º FI
The Black Mamba “Love Is on My Side”

(O Amor Está Do Meu Lado)

Inglese Festival da Canção 2021, 06-03-2021
🇬🇧 Regno Unito

9º Fi

James Newman

(Con Israel, Shaun, Yves and Alex)

“Embers” Inglese Selezione Interna, Cantante:  19 -02-2021; Canzone: annunciato 10-03-2021 / presentato 11-03-2021
🇨🇿 Repubblica Ceca

3º SF 2

Benny Cristo

(Con Anna Lipoldová, Robin “Fuuse” Šeba, Aneta HBO Prchalová e HUMMAN (Alberto Humman Gola))

“Omaga”

(Oh My God)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 13-05-2020, Canzone:  16-02-2001 Il brano contiene alcune parole in ceco.
🇷🇴 Romania

13º SF 1

ROXEN

(Con Ruxandra Anamaria, Vivien Nemeda, Alex Sandulescu, Andrei Iulian Angelescu & Andrei Groza)

“Amnesia”

(Amnezie)

Inglese  Selezione Interna, Artista: 31-03-2020; Canzone: 04-03-2021
🇷🇺 Russia

3º SF 1

5º FI

Manizha (Манижа)

(Con Basilia, Artemiy Cheers, Alexandr Kudinov e IYULINA)

“Russian Woman” (Русская женщина»; Russkaya zhenshchina) Russo,
inglese
Evrovidenie 2021, 08-03-2021 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata rispetto a quello che ha vinto la selezione nazionale.
🇸🇲 San Marino

1º SF 2

26º FI

Senhit (feat. Flo Rida)

(Con Don Jiggy, Patrizio Ratto, Stefano Rei Ferrari, Ilaria Cavola e Lucrezia Stopponi)

“Adrenalina” Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 16-05-2020; Canzone: 07-03-201 Il brano contiene alcune parole in italiano.
🇷🇸 Serbia

9º SF 2

8º FI

Hurricane

(con Olga Popović/Олга Поповић, Jelena Pajić/Јелена Пајић e Mladen Lukić/Младен Лукић)

“Loco loco” (Лудо лудо) Serbo  Selezione Interna, Artista: 23-11-2020; Canzone: 22-02-2021 Il brano contiene alcune parole in inglese e spagnolo.
🇸🇮 Slovenia

2º SF 1

Ana Soklič

(con Karin Zemljič)

“Amen”

(Ámen)

Inglese Selezione Interna, Artista: 16 maggio 2020, EMA 2021, Canzone: 27-02-2021 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata di quello inizialmente annunciato.
🇪🇸 Spagna

13º FI

Blas Cantó

(con Alba Gil, Héctor Artiles, Daira Monzón, Irene Alman y Dángelo Ortega)

“Voy a quedarme” (I will stay) Spagnolo Selezione Interna, Artista: 18 marzo 2020; Canzone: Destino Eurovisión 2021, 20-02-2021 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata rispetto a quello che ha vinto la selezione nazionale.
🇸🇪 Svezia

4º SF 1

25º FI

Tusse

(Con Keisha Malaika (Keisha von Arnold), Faatoubah (Fatoubah), Alexander Lamin (Lamin Holmén) e Lil Killanoizz (MegaLoadOn))

“Voices”

(Röster)

Inglese Melodifestivalen 2021, 13-03-2021
🇨🇭 Svizzera

16º SF 2

11º FI

Gjon’s Tears “Tout l’Univers”

(Das ganze Universum, Tutto l’universo, All the Universe)

Francese Selezione Interna, Artista: 20-03-2020; Canzone: 10-03-2021
🇺🇦 Ucraina

15º SF 1

19º FI

Go_A

(Con sharipov dmitriy (Дима Шарипов) e Vania Yurkiv)

 “Shum” 

(Шум, Noise)

Ucraino Selezione Interna, Artista: 18-03-2020, Canzone, 04-02 Il brano in gara è una versione modificata di quello inizialmente annunciato.

[it] L’evento. Semifinali: Il 17 novembre 2020 l’UER e il Gruppo di Controllo hanno annunciato di non svolgere il tradizionale sorteggio per determinare la composizione delle semifinali. Infatti, sarà utilizzata la composizione effettuata durante l’edizione precedentemente pianificata, avvenuta il 28 gennaio 2020 al municipio di Rotterdam, presentata da Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley e Jan Smit. Nell’annuncio è stato esplicitato che, come da tradizione, l’ordine di esibizione esatto sarebbe stato stabilito dalla produzione del programma e approvata dal supervisore UER del programma e dal Gruppo di Controllo. In base all’annuncio, le semifinali risultano quindi così composte:

4.2 Semi-final 1 / Prima Semifinale: The first semi-final took place on 18 May 2021 at 21:00 (CEST). Sixteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries plus Germany, Italy and the Netherlands voted in this semi-final. Belarus was originally allocated to participate in the first half of the semi-final, but was disqualified from the contest after submitting an entry in violation of the rules. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

La prima semifinale si è svolta il 18 maggio 2021 alle 21:00 CEST; vi hanno gareggiato 16 paesi (fino all’esclusione della Bielorussia gli stati in gara sarebbero dovuti essere 17) e hanno votato anche Germania, Italia e Paesi Bassi. L’ordine di uscita è stato reso noto il 30 marzo 2021. A causa delle allora restrizioni sui viaggi internazionali adattate dal rispettivo governo, l’Australia ha partecipato con un’esibizione pre-registrata girata agli SBS Studios di Sydney, data l’impossibilità della delegazione di presenziare di persona alla manifestazione.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s)
1st half 🇦🇺 Australia Montaigne “Technicolour” English
 Belarus Galasy ZMesta TBA[b]
🇮🇪 Ireland Lesley Roy “MAPS” English
🇱🇹 Lithuania The Roop “Discoteque” English
🇲🇰 North Macedonia Vasil “Here I Stand” English
🇷🇺 Russia Manizha “Russian Woman” Russian, English
🇸🇮 Slovenia Ana Soklič “Amen” English
🇸🇪 Sweden Tusse “Voices” English
2nd half 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Efendi “Mata Hari” English[c]
🇧🇪 Belgium Hooverphonic “The Wrong Place” English
🇭🇷 Croatia Albina “Tick-Tock” English, Croatian
🇨🇾 Cyprus Elena Tsagrinou El Diablo English[d]
🇮🇱 Israel Eden Alene “Set Me Free” English[e]
🇲🇹 Malta Destiny Je me casse English[f]
🇳🇴 Norway Tix “Fallen Angel” English
🇷🇴 Romania Roxen “Amnesia” English
🇺🇦 Ukraine Go_A “Shum” (Шум) Ukrainian

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 🇱🇹 Lithuania The Roop “Discoteque” English 4 203 qualified
02 🇸🇮 Slovenia Ana Soklič “Amen” English 13 44
03 🇷🇺 Russia Manizha “Russian Woman” Russian, English 3 225 qualified
04 🇸🇪 Sweden Tusse “Voices” English 7 142 qualified
05 🇦🇺 Australia[e] Montaigne “Technicolour” English 14 28
06 🇲🇰 North Macedonia Vasil “Here I Stand” English 15 23
07 🇮🇪 Ireland Lesley Roy “Maps” English 16 20
08 🇨🇾 Cyprus Elena Tsagrinou El diablo English[f] 6 170 qualified
09 🇳🇴 Norway Tix “Fallen Angel” English 10 115 qualified
10 🇭🇷 Croatia Albina “Tick-Tock” English, Croatian 11 110
11 🇧🇪 Belgium Hooverphonic “The Wrong Place” English 9 117 qualified
12 🇮🇱 Israel Eden Alene “Set Me Free” English[g] 5 192 qualified
13 🇷🇴 Romania Roxen “Amnesia” English 12 85
14 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Efendi “Mata Hari” English[h] 8 138 qualified 
15 🇺🇦 Ukraine Go_A “Shum” (Шум) Ukrainian 2 267 qualified
16 🇲🇹 Malta Destiny Je me casse English[i] 1 325 qualified

4.3 Semi-final 2 / Seconda Semifinale: The second semi-final took place on 20 May 2021 at 21:00 (CEST). Seventeen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries plus France, Spain and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. Armenia was originally allocated to participate in the second half of the semi-final, but withdrew from the contest due to social and political crises in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

La seconda semifinale si è svolta il 20 maggio 2021 alle 21:00 CEST; vi hanno gareggiato 17 paesi (fino al ritiro dell’Armenia gli stati in gara sarebbero dovuti essere 18) e hanno votato anche Francia, Spagna e Regno Unito. L’ordine di uscita è stato reso noto il 30 marzo 2021. A causa della quarantena obbligatoria, dopo che un membro dei Daði & Gagnamagnið è risultato positivo al virus COVID-19, l’Islanda ha partecipato con un’esibizione pre-registrata girata durante le prove costume presso la Rotterdam Ahoy, data l’impossibilità della delegazione di assistere agli spettacoli dal vivo in persona.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s)
1st half 🇦🇹 Austria Vincent Bueno “Amen” English
🇨🇿 Czech Republic Benny Cristo “Omaga” English[g]
🇪🇪 Estonia Uku Suviste “The Lucky One” English
🇬🇷 Greece Stefania “Last Dance” English
🇮🇸 Iceland Daði og Gagnamagnið “10 Years” English
🇲🇩 Moldova Natalia Gordienko “Sugar” English
🇵🇱 Poland Rafał “The Ride” English
🇸🇲 San Marino Senhit[h] Adrenalina English[i]
🇷🇸 Serbia Hurricane Loco Loco Serbian[j]
2nd half 🇦🇱 Albania Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” Albanian
🇧🇬 Bulgaria Victoria “Growing Up Is Getting Old” English
🇩🇰 Denmark Fyr & Flamme Øve os på hinanden Danish
🇫🇮 Finland Blind Channel “Dark Side” English
🇬🇪 Georgia Tornike Kipiani “You” English
🇱🇻 Latvia Samanta Tīna “The Moon Is Rising” English
🇵🇹 Portugal The Black Mamba “Love Is on My Side” English
🇨🇭 Switzerland Gjon’s Tears “Tout l’Univers” French

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 🇸🇲 San Marino Senhit feat. Flo Rida Adrenalina English[j] 9 118 qualified
02 🇪🇪 Estonia Uku Suviste “The Lucky One” English 13 58
03 🇨🇿 Czech Republic Benny Cristo “Omaga” English[k] 15 23
04 🇬🇷 Greece Stefania “Last Dance” English 6 184 qualified
05 🇦🇹 Austria Vincent Bueno “Amen” English 12 66
06 🇵🇱 Poland Rafał “The Ride” English 14 35
07 🇲🇩 Moldova Natalia Gordienko “Sugar” English 7 179 qualified
08 🇮🇸 Iceland[l] Daði og Gagnamagnið “10 Years” English 2 288 qualified
09 🇷🇸 Serbia Hurricane Loco Loco Serbian[m] 8 124 qualified
10 🇬🇪 Georgia Tornike Kipiani “You” English 16 16
11 🇦🇱 Albania Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” Albanian 10 112 qualified
12 🇵🇹 Portugal The Black Mamba “Love Is on My Side” English 4 239 qualified
13 🇧🇬 Bulgaria Victoria “Growing Up Is Getting Old” English 3 250 qualified
14 🇫🇮 Finland Blind Channel “Dark Side” English 5 234 qualified
15 🇱🇻 Latvia Samanta Tīna “The Moon Is Rising” English 17 14
16 🇨🇭 Switzerland Gjon’s Tears “Tout l’Univers” French 1 291 qualified
17 🇩🇰 Denmark Fyr & Flamme Øve os på hinanden Danish 11 89

4.4 Final / Finale: The final will take place on 22 May 2021 at 21:00 (CEST). Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all thirty-nine participating countries eligible to vote.

La finale si è svolta il 22 maggio 2021 alle 21:00 CEST; vi hanno gareggiato i 10 paesi qualificati durante la prima semifinale, i 10 qualificati durante la seconda semifinale e i 6 finalisti di diritto, per un totale di 26 paesi. Il 21 novembre 2020, in maniera simile alla composizione delle semifinali, anche i Paesi Bassi, lo Stato organizzatore, manterrà la posizione precedentemente sorteggiata il 9 marzo 2020, ovvero la ventitreesima posizione. L’ordine di uscita è stato reso noto il 21 maggio 2021. Come accaduto in occasione della semifinale, a causa della quarantena obbligatoria, dopo che un membro dei Daði & Gagnamagnið è risultato positivo al virus COVID-19, l’Islanda ha partecipato con un’esibizione pre-registrata durante le prove costume presso la Rotterdam Ahoy, data l’impossibilità della delegazione di assistere agli spettacoli dal vivo in persona.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s)
23 🇳🇱 Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy “Birth of a New Age” English, Sranan Tongo
2nd half 🇫🇷 France Barbara Pravi Voilà French
2nd half 🇩🇪 Germany Jendrik “I Don’t Feel Hate” English[k]
2nd half 🇮🇹 Italy Måneskin Zitti e buoni Italian
1st half 🇪🇸 Spain Blas Cantó Voy a quedarme Spanish
1st half 🇬🇧 United Kingdom James Newman “Embers” English

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 🇨🇾 Cyprus Elena Tsagrinou El diablo English[f] 16 94
02 🇦🇱 Albania Anxhela Peristeri “Karma” Albanian 21 57
03 🇮🇱 Israel Eden Alene “Set Me Free” English[g] 17 93
04 🇧🇪 Belgium Hooverphonic “The Wrong Place” English 19 74
05 🇷🇺 Russia Manizha “Russian Woman” Russian, English 9 204
06 🇲🇹 Malta Destiny Je me casse English[i] 7 255
07 🇵🇹 Portugal The Black Mamba “Love Is on My Side” English 12 153
08 🇷🇸 Serbia Hurricane Loco Loco Serbian[m] 15 102
09 🇬🇧 United Kingdom James Newman “Embers” English 26 0
10 🇬🇷 Greece Stefania “Last Dance” English 10 170
11 🇨🇭 Switzerland Gjon’s Tears “Tout l’Univers” French 3 432
12 🇮🇸 Iceland[l] Daði og Gagnamagnið “10 Years” English 4 378
13 🇪🇸 Spain Blas Cantó Voy a quedarme Spanish 24 6
14 🇲🇩 Moldova Natalia Gordienko “Sugar” English 13 115
15 🇲🇩 Germany Jendrik “I Don’t Feel Hate” English[n] 25 3
16 🇫🇮 Finland Blind Channel “Dark Side” English 6 301
17 🇧🇬 Bulgaria Victoria “Growing Up Is Getting Old” English 11 170
18 🇱🇹 Lithuania The Roop “Discoteque” English 8 220
19 🇺🇦 Ukraine Go_A “Shum” (Шум) Ukrainian 5 364
20 🇫🇷 France Barbara Pravi Voilà French 2 499
21 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Efendi “Mata Hari” English[h] 20 65
22 🇳🇴 Norway Tix “Fallen Angel” English 18 75
23 🇳🇱 Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy “Birth of a New Age” English, Sranan Tongo 23 11
24 🇮🇹 Italy Måneskin Zitti e buoni Italian 1 524
25 🇸🇪 Sweden Tusse “Voices” English 14 109
26 🇸🇲 San Marino Senhit feat. Flo Rida Adrenalina English[j] 22 50

5 Scoreboard:

5.1 Semi-final 1: 

Semi-final 1 voting results (Jury vote)
Voting procedure used:

  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Televoting score
🇱🇹 🇸🇮 🇷🇺 🇸🇪 🇦🇺 🇲🇰 🇮🇪 🇨🇾 🇳🇴 🇭🇷 🇧🇪 🇮🇱 🇷🇴 🇦🇿 🇺🇦 🇲🇹 🇩🇪 🇮🇹 🇳🇱
Contestants
🇱🇹Lithuania 203 137 2 7 2 5 3 6 2 12 8 1 4 4 7 3
🇸🇮 Slovenia 44 8 3 6 4 3 7 4 4 5
🇷🇺 Russia 225 108 10 6 7 7 8 8 3 8 12 6 5 12 1 7 5 12
🇸🇪 Sweden 142 51 3 7 6 1 1 7 10 1 6 5 4 6 3 10 12 4 5
🇦🇺 Australia 28 2 8 1 2 2 12 1
🇲🇰 North Macedonia 23 11 4 2 6
🇮🇪 Ireland 20 4 1 3 2 1 3 3 2 1
🇨🇾 Cyprus 170 78 4 12 8 4 10 4 4 5 10 10 3 2 8 5 3
🇳🇴 Norway 115 77 2 3 8 1 2 3 7 2 6 4
🇭🇷 Croatia 110 53 1 7 3 8 10 5 1 1 1 5 8 3 2 2
🇧🇪 Belgium 117 47 10 5 6 2 4 4 7 2 10 10 10
🇮🇱 Israel 192 93 7 2 10 10 8 12 1 8 7 4 1 6 3 12 8
🇷🇴 Romania 85 27 5 10 2 3 5 7 7 12 6 1
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 138 91 8 4 3 5 6 7 6 6 2
🇺🇦 Ukraine 267 164 12 1 5 5 4 5 6 7 5 10 4 10 8 7 8 6
🇲🇹 Malta 325 151 6 6 12 12 12 10 12 12 12 12 8 8 12 10 5 10 8 7
Semi-final 1 voting results (Televoting)
Voting procedure used:

  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Jury score
🇱🇹 🇸🇮 🇷🇺 🇸🇪 🇦🇺 🇲🇰 🇮🇪 🇨🇾 🇳🇴 🇭🇷 🇧🇪 🇮🇱 🇷🇴 🇦🇿
🇺🇦
🇲🇹 🇩🇪 🇮🇹
🇳🇱
Contestants
🇱🇹 Lithuania 203 66 7 10 8 4 12 12 12 3 8 5 6 3 12 7 12 8 8
🇸🇮 Slovenia 44 36 3 5
🇷🇺 Russia 225 117 8 7 3 7 8 1 7 4 10 2 12 5 8 6 2 6 7 5
🇸🇪 Sweden 142 91 5 2 2 4 3 10 7 2 1 3 10 2
🇦🇺 Australia 28 26 1 1
🇲🇰 North Macedonia 23 12 8 1 2
🇮🇪 Ireland 20 16 1 2 1
🇨🇾 Cyprus 170 92 4 1 5 4 6 6 6 3 6 3 6 4 4 4 12 1 2 1
🇳🇴 Norway 115 38 6 6 6 12 3 2 1 2 6 4 3 10 2 6 4 1 3
🇭🇷 Croatia 110 57 12 2 5 12 7 1 3 2 7
🇧🇪 Belgium 117 70 10 4 3 5 2 2 1 1 5 3 4 7
🇮🇱 Israel 192 99 2 4 6 4 1 5 10 5 4 4 10 12 7 5 5 3 6
🇷🇴 Romania 85 58 3 5 1 5 3 10
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 138 47 3 3 10 1 1 7 4 6 8 5 7 7 10 8 2 5 4
🇺🇦 Ukraine 267 103 12 10 12 7 12 5 8 6 7 12 10 8 12 7 4 10 12 10
🇲🇹 Malta 325 174 7 5 8 8 10 10 10 8 8 7 12 10 8 6 8 8 6 12

5.1.1 12 points: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country’s professional jury and televote in the first semi-final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
12 punti (Giuria)
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
8 🇲🇹 Malta 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇷🇴 Romania, 🇷🇺 Russia, 🇸🇪 Sweden
3 🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇳🇱 Netherlands
2 🇮🇱 Israel 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
1 🇦🇺 Australia 🇺🇦 Ukraine
🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇮🇱 Israel
🇷🇴 Romania 🇲🇹 Malta
🇸🇪 Sweden 🇩🇪 Germany
🇺🇦 Ukraine 🇱🇹 Lithuania
12 points awarded by televoting
12 punti (Televoto)
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 🇺🇦 Ukraine 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, 🇷🇴 Romania, 🇷🇺 Russia
5 🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇺🇦 Ukraine
2 🇭🇷 Croatia 🇲🇰 North Macedonia, 🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇲🇹 Malta 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇳🇱 Netherlands
1 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇲🇹 Malta
🇮🇱 Israel 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
🇳🇴 Norway 🇸🇪 Sweden
🇷🇺 Russia 🇮🇱 Israel

5.2 Semi-final 2: 

Semi-final 2 voting results (Jury vote)
Voting procedure used:

  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Televoting score
🇸🇲 🇪🇪 🇨🇿 🇬🇷 🇦🇹 🇵🇱 🇲🇩 🇮🇸 🇷🇸 🇬🇪 🇦🇱 🇵🇹 🇧🇬 🇫🇮 🇱🇻 🇨🇭 🇩🇰 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇬🇧
Contestants
🇸🇲 San Marino 118 42 1 2 10 1 10 10 3 2 1 8 2 2 2 2 5 8 3 4
🇪🇪 Estonia 58 29 1 4 3 1 3 1 7 3 3 1 2
🇨🇿 Czech Republic 23 0 4 1 6 5 5 2
🇬🇷 Greece 184 80 10 3 5 12 8 7 8 10 3 10 6 1 2 12 7
🇦🇹 Austria 66 13 4 4 3 5 7 2 6 5 1 7 3 6
🇵🇱 Poland 35 17 12 2 3 1
🇲🇩 Moldova 179 123 8 12 2 7 4 3 12 4 1 3
🇮🇸 Iceland 288 148 1 8 10 7 10 3 6 12 7 4 10 8 12 8 8 6 8 12
🇷🇸 Serbia 124 68 4 5 4 3 6 2 2 5 4 3 4 5 4 5
🇬🇪 Georgia 16 15 1
🇦🇱 Albania 112 38 7 2 1 6 3 6 5 5 8 4 4 5 5 10 2 1
🇵🇹 Portugal 239 111 2 6 12 5 7 1 2 8 7 10 1 8 7 8 10 4 10 10 10
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 250 101 5 10 7 8 8 5 12 10 10 8 2 12 12 6 12 6 4 5 7
🇫🇮 Finland 324 150 3 7 6 5 2 6 6 4 6 6 7 6 7 7 6
🇱🇻 Latvia 14 10 4
🇨🇭 Switzerland 291 135 6 12 8 12 8 7 12 5 12 12 7 10 10 12 3 12 8
🇩🇰 Denmark 89 80 3 4 1 1
Semi-final 2 voting results (Televoting)
Voting procedure used:

  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Jury score
🇸🇲 🇪🇪 🇨🇿 🇬🇷 🇦🇹 🇵🇱 🇲🇩 🇮🇸 🇷🇸 🇬🇪 🇦🇱 🇵🇹 🇧🇬 🇫🇮 🇱🇻 🇨🇭 🇩🇰 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇬🇧
Contestants
🇸🇲 San Marino 118 76 4 2 2 3 3 12 7 1 2 4 2
🇪🇪 Estonia 58 29 1 3 1 7 10 1 6
🇨🇿 Czech Republic 23 23
🇬🇷 Greece 184 104 5 2 12 5 8 10 10 10 8 2 1 2 3 1 1
🇦🇹 Austria 66 53 2 3 4 4
🇵🇱 Poland 35 18 1 7 1 1 7
🇲🇩 Moldova 179 56 12 12 12 12 6 7 6 12 12 5 12 12 3
🇮🇸 Iceland 288 140 8 7 10 5 10 10 6 7 7 1 7 6 12 7 7 12 6 8 12
🇷🇸 Serbia 124 56 7 5 4 12 1 1 1 4 2 10 12 7 2
🇬🇪 Georgia 16 1 3 3 3 2 3 1
🇦🇱 Albania 112 74 2 10 2 2 1 2 1 4 3 8 3
🇵🇹 Portugal 239 128 3 5 4 3 7 5 4 8 4 6 5 6 5 10 8 10 12 6
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 250 149 4 2 6 6 4 4 5 4 6 8 8 5 4 2 3 5 5 10 10
🇫🇮 Finland 234 84 10 10 8 8 5 12 8 10 10 6 5 6 12 8 6 10 2 6 8
🇱🇻 Latvia 16 4 1 5 4
🇨🇭 Switzerland 291 156 6 6 7 7 8 8 10 7 5 3 12 8 7 10 6 7 8 7 3
🇩🇰 Denmark 89 9 1 8 3 1 3 6 12 2 4 2 4 3 8 4 5 4 5 5

5.2.1 12 points: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country’s professional jury and televote in the second semi-final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
12 punti (Giuria)
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7 🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇦🇱 Albania, 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇪🇸 Spain
4 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇲🇩 Moldova, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇨🇭  Switzerland
3 🇮🇸 Iceland 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇷🇸 Serbia, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
2 🇬🇷 Greece 🇫🇷 France, 🇵🇱 Poland
🇲🇩 Moldova 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇬🇷 Greece
1 🇵🇱 Poland 🇸🇲 San Marino
🇵🇹 Portugal 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
12 points awarded by televoting
12 punti (Televoto)
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
8 🇲🇩 Moldova 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇫🇷 France, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇸🇲 San Marino, 🇷🇸 Serbia
3 🇮🇸 Iceland 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
2 🇫🇮 Finland 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇵🇱 Poland
🇷🇸 Serbia 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇨🇭  Switzerland
1 🇩🇰 Denmark 🇮🇸 Iceland
🇬🇷 Greece 🇲🇩 Moldova
🇵🇹 Portugal 🇪🇸 Spain
🇸🇲 San Marino 🇬🇪 Georgia
🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇦🇱 Albania

5.3 Final: 

Final voting results (Jury vote)
Voting procedure used:

  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Televoting score
🇮🇱 🇵🇱 🇸🇲 🇦🇱 🇲🇹 🇪🇪 🇲🇰 🇦🇿 🇳🇴 🇪🇸 🇦🇹 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇸🇮 🇬🇷 🇱🇻 🇮🇪 🇲🇩 🇷🇸 🇧🇬 🇨🇾 🇧🇪 🇩🇪 🇦🇺 🇫🇮 🇵🇹 🇺🇦 🇮🇸 🇷🇴 🇭🇷 🇨🇿 🇬🇪 🇱🇹 🇩🇰 🇷🇺 🇫🇷 🇸🇪 🇨🇭 🇳🇱
Contestants
🇨🇾 Cyprus 94 44 3 7 4 2 6 12 1 7 4 2 2
🇦🇱 Albania 57 35 2 12 7 1
🇮🇱 Israel 93 20 6 8 8 3 6 4 1 2 3 7 5 1 1 5 5 4 4
🇧🇪 Belgium 74 3 6 3 3 1 5 6 3 3 4 5 6 3 7 3 6 1 6
🇷🇺 Russia 204 100 7 1 1 12 8 2 1 10 6 7 2 1 4 10 2 4 2 10 3 3 8
🇲🇹 Malta 255 47 5 4 7 8 1 5 7 12 8 4 7 5 6 2 10 7 5 10 5 8 12 1 4 5 1 12 3 7 1 3 4 4 12 6 7
🇵🇹 Portugal 153 27 8 7 5 2 5 7 7 6 2 5 6 1 1 2 10 10 1 12 8 6 8 7
🇷🇸 Serbia 102 82 1 12 7
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 0 0
🇬🇷 Greece 170 79 8 6 6 10 1 1 3 8 3 8 12 2 4 7 12
🇨🇭 Switzerland 432 165 12 7 4 12 10 12 6 7 10 10 8 7 12 5 3 1 2 12 10 10 12 7 8 12 7 8 5 10 8 12 1 7 5 5
🇮🇸 Iceland 378 180 10 8 4 2 7 12 10 8 10 10 8 5 7 3 3 8 8 8 4 10 8 6 4 10 3 7 5 10
🇪🇸 Spain 6 0 2 4
🇲🇩 Moldova 115 62 5 8 10 12 6 12
🇩🇪 Germany 3 0 2 1
🇫🇮 Finland 301 218 2 1 3 2 7 1 4 10 4 4 10 1 3 8 5 8 1 8 1
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 170 30 1 3 6 1 6 4 5 5 8 5 1 12 6 5 6 2 10 12 8 2 4 4 2 6 6 10
🇱🇹 Lithuania 220 165 10 6 2 2 12 6 4 1 3 2 3 5
🇺🇦 Ukraine 364 267 4 5 4 6 3 1 1 7 6 10 5 5 2 3 5 7 12 8 3
🇫🇷 France 499 251 8 12 10 3 10 7 4 4 12 8 12 3 2 5 3 12 4 12 7 7 12 7 7 6 10 6 4 6 10 5 6 12 12
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 65 33 2 2 2 6 3 5 8 2 2
🇳🇴 Norway 75 60 2 7 1 3 2
🇳🇱Netherlands 11 0 3 2 3 1 2
Italy 524 318 5 10 4 3 10 5 6 12 4 8 8 10 8 2 6 6 6 3 12 7 3 12 6 12 10 10 10 8
🇸🇪 Sweden 109 63 8 3 5 10 4 4 4 5 2 1
🇸🇲 San Marino 50 13 12 5 1 3 7 5 4
Final voting results (Televoting)
Voting procedure used:

  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Total score
Jury score
🇮🇱 🇵🇱 🇸🇲 🇦🇱 🇲🇹 🇪🇪 🇲🇰 🇦🇿 🇳🇴 🇪🇸 🇦🇹 🇬🇧 🇮🇹 🇸🇮 🇬🇷 🇱🇻 🇮🇪 🇲🇩 🇷🇸 🇧🇬 🇨🇾 🇧🇪 🇩🇪 🇦🇺 🇫🇮 🇵🇹 🇺🇦 🇮🇸 🇷🇴 🇭🇷 🇨🇿 🇬🇪 🇸🇪 🇩🇰 🇷🇺 🇫🇷 🇸🇪 🇨🇭 🇳🇱
Contestants
🇨🇾 Cyprus 94 50 8 2 2 6 12 2 12
🇦🇱 Albania 57 22 10 10 7 1 7
🇮🇱 Israel 93 73 12 2 1 5
🇧🇪 Belgium 74 71 1 2
🇷🇺 Russia 204 104 10 2 1 6 1 6 7 1 1 10 12 6 7 3 5 1 1 4 3 5 4 4
🇲🇹 Malta 255 208 5 3 3 2 6 3 4 1 2 8 3 2 2 2 1
🇵🇹 Portugal 153 126 1 2 2 8 8 6
🇷🇸 Serbia 102 20 4 12 12 4 12 5 3 2 12 3 1 12
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 0 0
🇬🇷 Greece 170 91 7 8 8 7 3 2 12 2 8 12 10
🇨🇭 Switzerland 432 267 6 7 3 12 2 7 4 2 7 5 1 5 4 4 3 4 1 3 4 2 5 7 6 7 6 5 5 3 6 6 5 6 5 7
🇮🇸 Iceland 378 198 1 8 5 3 10 5 10 10 6 3 5 10 5 5 6 12 12 3 6 4 7 1 3 12 1 4 10 5 8
🇪🇸 Spain 6 6
🇲🇩 Moldova 115 53 6 7 1 2 2 8 12 12 2 3 7
🇩🇪 Germany 3 3
🇫🇮 Finland 301 83 4 6 4 3 7 12 2 5 6 2 4 7 8 4 6 8 5 5 7 8 4 6 8 3 5 8 12 6 6 4 7 7 8 1 12 4 4
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 170 140 2 5 8 8 7
🇱🇹 Lithuania 220 55 3 4 6 10 12 4 3 12 5 12 12 2 5 7 12 6 5 10 4 3 1 10 4 2 7 1 3
🇺🇦 Ukraine 364 97 12 12 5 4 1 5 4 8 5 6 7 4 12 7 5 6 8 10 8 6 6 10 4 10 10 10 8 7 8 10 6 12 1 7 12 4 2 5
France 499 248 8 5 10 6 3 7 5 2 4 12 6 5 1 6 8 3 7 6 10 10 8 12 10 4 6 12 5 7 8 7 2 5 8 3 6 6 6 12
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 65 32 2 3 1 2 1 4 4 3 4 2 3 4
🇳🇴 Norway 75 15 3 10 4 7 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 5 8 8
🇳🇱 Netherlands 11 11
🇮🇹 Italy 524 206 7 10 12 10 12 8 8 10 7 10 8 3 10 10 7 6 8 12 12 10 8 7 7 8 7 12 5 10 10 6 8 10 5 10 10 3 10 2
🇸🇪 Sweden 109 46 1 1 8 1 8 1 1 3 1 3 3 4 2 10 1 10 2 3
🇸🇲 San Marino 50 37 3 3 7

5.3.1 12 points: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country’s professional jury and televote in the final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
12 punti (Giuria)
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
8 🇫🇷 France 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇸🇲 San Marino, 🇷🇸 Serbia, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇨🇭  Switzerland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇦🇱 Albania, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇮🇸Iceland, 🇮🇱 Israel, 🇱🇻 Latvia
4 🇮🇹 Italy 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇺🇦 Ukraine
🇲🇹 Malta 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇷🇴 Romania, 🇸🇪 Sweden
2 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇲🇩 Moldova, 🇵🇹 Portugal
🇬🇷 Greece 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇫🇷 France
🇲🇩 Moldova 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇷🇺 Russia
1 🇦🇱 Albania 🇲🇹 Malta
🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇬🇷 Greece
🇮🇸 Iceland 🇦🇹 Austria
🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇮🇹 Italy
🇵🇹 Portugal 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
🇸🇲 San Marino 🇵🇱 Poland
🇷🇸 Serbia 🇲🇰 North Macedonia
🇺🇦 Ukraine 🇱🇹 Lithuania
12 points awarded by televoting
12 punti (Televoto)
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 🇮🇹 Italy 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇸🇲 San Marino, 🇷🇸 Serbia, 🇺🇦 Ukraine
🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇷🇸 Serbia 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇲🇰 North Macedonia, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇨🇭  Switzerland
🇺🇦 Ukraine 🇫🇷 France, 🇮🇱 Israel, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, 🇵🇱 Poland
4 🇫🇷 France 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇪🇸 Spain
3  Finland 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇸🇪 Sweden
🇮🇸 Iceland 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇫🇮 Finland
2 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇷🇺 Russia
🇬🇷 Greece 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇬🇪 Georgia
🇲🇩 Moldova 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇷🇴 Romania
1 🇮🇱 Israel 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
🇷🇺 Russia 🇲🇩 Moldova
🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇦🇱 Albania

Giurie: Il 22 maggio 2021 l’UER ha reso nota la lista dei membri delle giurie nazionali, che hanno stilato la classifica della giuria all’evento. In grassetto i presidenti di giuria.

  • Albania Albania: Aurel Thellimi, Kastriot Tusha, Kejsi Tola, Rozana Radi, Sokol Marsi
  • Australia Australia: Jack Vidgen, Kamahal, Brooke Boney, Ash London, Millie Millgate
  • Austria Austria: Drew Sarich, Norbert Schneider, Pænda, Peter Pansky, Virginia Ernst
  • Azerbaigian Azerbaigian: Atari Jafarova, Fuad Alishov, Sevda Alakbarzada, Vagif Gerayzada, Zamig Hüseynov
  • Belgio Belgio: Kate Ryan, Lady Linn, Pommelien Thijs, Stefaan Fernande, Yves Ruth
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria: Christina Yankova Mateeva, Katja, Krassimir Nikolov Gjulmezov, Milka Koleva Miteva, Suti
  • Cipro Cipro: Andreas, Christiana Mitella, Marilena Charalampidou, Tasos Tryfōnos, Alexandros Taramountas
  • Croazia Croazia: Denis Dumančić, Luka Nižetić, Monika Lelas Habanek, Nika Turković, Tonka
  • Danimarca Danimarca: Jonas Schroeder, Kill J, Lise Cabble, Peter Düring, Tanne Amanda Balcells
  • Estonia Estonia: Birgit Sarrap, Dave Benton, Elina Born, Karl-Ander Reismann, Stig Rästa
  • Finlandia Finlandia: Amie Borgar, Jussi, Mirva, Samuli, Tommi
  • Francia Francia: Adrien Kaiser, Gilbert Marcellus, Géraldine Allouche, Kahina Kimoune, Loïc Parent
  • Georgia Georgia: David Evgenidze, Helen Kalandadze, Nodiko Tatishvili, Sopho Toroshelidze, Zaza Orashvili
  • Germania Germania: Ivy Quainoo, Janin Ullmann, Matthias Arfmann, Uwe Kanthak, Constantin Zöller
  • Grecia Grecia: Adam Tsarouchīs, Athīna Kōnstantinou, Fōtīs Sergoulopoulos, Iōannīs Vasilopoulos, Xenia Gkalī
  • Irlanda Irlanda: Ben Pyne, Fidelma Kelly, Karl Broderick, Louise Bruton, Luan Parle
  • Islanda Islanda: Guðrún Gunnars, Matti Matt, Oddný Sturludóttir, Regína Ósk, Snorri Helgason
  • Israele Israele: Avia Farchi, Noy Aloosh, Ohad Hitman, Roni Superstar, Yossi Hersonski
  • Italia Italia: Emanuele Lombardini, Giusy Cascio, Stefano Mannucci, Katia Riccardi, Simone Pinelli (semifinale), Gregorio Matteo (finale)
  • Lettonia Lettonia: Guna Zučika, Kaspars Zemītis, Magnuss Eriņš, Patrisha, Valts Pūce
  • Lituania Lituania: Darius Uzkuraitis, Bjelle, Giedrė, Jievaras Jasinskis, Rafailas Karpis
  • Macedonia del Nord Macedonia del Nord: Darko Tasev, Erhan Shukri, Ile Spasev, Lara Ivanova, Robert Bilbilov
  • Malta Malta: Annaliz Azzopardi, Ira Losco, Kevin Abela, Michela Pace, Sigmund Mifsud
  • Moldavia Moldavia: Constantin Moscovici, Dumitru Mitu, Ion Catar, Marina Djundiet, Nelly Ciobanu
  • Norvegia Norvegia: Aleksander Walmann, Anna-Lisa Kumoji, Kate Gulbrandsen, Rolf Lennart Stensø, Vilde
  • Paesi Bassi Paesi Bassi: Brainpower, Giovanca, Jessica van Amerongen, Lakshmi, Leo Blokhuis
  • Polonia Polonia: Anna Zaczek-Biderman, Cleo, Michaɫ Michalik, Norbi, Piotr Winnicki
  • Portogallo Portogallo: Dino D’Santiago, Dora, João Reis Moreira, Marta Carvalho, Pedro Penim
  • Regno Unito Regno Unito: Nicki Chapman, Tom Aspaul, Michelle Gayle, Aisha Jawando, Ross Gautreau
  • Rep. Ceca Repubblica Ceca: Boris Carloff, Debbi, Elis Mraz, Miro Žbirka, Tonya Graves
  • Romania Romania: DJ Andy, Ilinca Băcilă, Liviu Teodorescu, Luminița Anghel, Razvan de la ZU
  • Russia Russia: Alla Sigalova, Dina Garipova, Leonid Gutkin, Leonid Rudenko, Julia Volkova
  • San Marino San Marino: Antonio Cecchetti, Elisa Manzaroli, Fabrizio Raggi, Jimmy JDKA, Marilia Reffi
  • Serbia Serbia: Ekstra Nena, Ivana Peters, Milan Stanković, Slobodan Marković, Tijana Bogićević
  • Slovenia Slovenia: Amaya, Bojan Cvjetićanin, Boštjan Grabnar, Nuša Derenda, Raay
  • Spagna Spagna: Antonio Hueso, David, Maria Peláe, Nerea, Samantha
  • Svezia Svezia: Björn Kjellman, Emelie Fjällström, Nanne Grönvall, Omar Rudberg, Tina Mehrafzoon
  • Svizzera Svizzera: Chiara Dubey, Georg Schlunegger, Lisa Oribasi, Rico Fischer, Sophie de Quay
  • Ucraina Ucraina: Alloise, Illarija, Ihor Kondratjuk, Oleksandr Ponomar’ov, Al’ona Al’ona

6 Other countries (Altri Paesi). Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest via the Eurovision network. The EBU issued an invitation of participation in the contest to all active members. Associate member Australia does not need an invitation for the 2021 contest, as it had previously been granted permission to participate at least until 2023.

6.1 Active EBU members.

  • Andorra – In November 2019, Democrats for Andorra, the ruling party of Andorra, stated that the country would eventually return to the contest, with a cost assessment as a prerequisite. Susanne Georgi, the 2009 Andorran representative, stated in May 2020 that she had secured the funding required for the country to return to the contest. Later that year, on 1 August 2020, Georgi explained on Eurovision fan website Wiwibloggs’ podcast that she had held a meeting with Prime Minister of Andorra Xavier Espot Zamora, in which they verbally agreed to make a return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 (as they did not want to participate under the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic). / Susanne Georgi, rappresentante del principato all’edizione del 2009, ha annunciato di aver trovato i finanziamenti necessari affinché il paese possa tornare in concorso. Tuttavia, nel giugno 2020 la RTVA ha confermato che il paese non avrebbe preso parte all’edizione del 2021.
  •  Armenia – Having intended to compete in the 2020 contest, Armenia were initially confirmed for the 2021 contest when the list of participants was announced by the EBU in October 2020, and were set to perform in the second half of the second semi-final. However, on 5 March 2021, the Public Television Company of Armenia (AMPTV) confirmed that they were subsequently unable to participate in the contest due to social and political crises in the aftermath of the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war. / nonostante un’iniziale conferma, il 5 marzo 2021 ARMTV ha confermato il ritiro del paese dalla competizione all’ultimo minuto citando come motivo le forti crisi governative del paese a causa della guerra nell’Artsakh.
  •  Belarus – Having intended to compete in 2020, Belarus were initially confirmed for the 2021 contest when the list of participants was announced by the EBU in October 2020, and were set to perform in the first half of the first semi-final. However, on 26 March 2021, Belarus was disqualified by the EBU after their entry “Ya nauchu tebya (I’ll Teach You)” by Galasy ZMesta was rejected due to violating the rules, and not being able to submit an eligible replacement entry. / nonostante un’iniziale conferma, il 26 marzo 2021 l’UER ha confermato l’esclusione del paese dopo il mancato adempimento di BTRC di presentare un brano conforme al regolamento della manifestazione.
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina – In October 2020, Bosnian broadcaster Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT) confirmed that the country would not return in 2021, citing ongoing financial issues. Bosnia and Herzegovina last participated in 2016. / il 6 ottobre 2020 BHRT ha confermato che il paese non sarebbe tornato a partecipare in questa edizione, citando i forti debiti verso l’UER.
  •  Hungary – With no further explanation, Hungary was not included on the final list of participating countries for the 2021 contest.
  •  Luxembourg – In July 2020, RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg confirmed that Luxembourg would not participate in the 2021 contest, stating that they have no “focus on entertainment and music shows” and that participating in the contest “would put the broadcaster under a financial strain”. / il 30 luglio 2020 RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg ha confermato che il paese non sarebbe tornato a partecipare in questa edizione, affermando di “non volersi concentrare su spettacoli di intrattenimento e musica”, e che “la partecipazione al concorso porterebbe l’emittente in crisi finanziaria”.
  •  Monaco – Monégasque broadcaster TMC confirmed in September 2020 that they would not participate in the 2021 contest. / l’8 settembre 2020 TMC ha confermato che il principato non sarebbe tornato a partecipare nell’edizione 2021.
  •  Montenegro – Montenegrin broadcaster Radio and Television of Montenegro (RTCG) confirmed in October 2020 that they would not participate in the 2021 contest. They had previously withdrawn from competing in the later-cancelled 2020 contest due to a series of poor results and the costs associated with participation. / il 12 ottobre 2020 RTCG ha confermato che il paese non sarebbe tornato a partecipare in questa edizione, citando gli scarsi risultati ottenuti e gli alti costi di partecipazione.
  • Morocco – In response to rumours that the EBU had been in discussions with Morocco regarding participation in the contest, Karim Sbai, the Director of Communications of Morocco’s Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision, stated in February 2020 that Morocco’s possible return to the contest had not yet been discussed. Ultimately, Morocco was not included on the final list of participating countries for the 2021 contest. / Il 1º febbraio 2020 Karim Sbai, direttore delle comunicazioni alla SNRT, ha confermato che un eventuale ritorno al concorso non era stato ancora discusso. Il 26 ottobre 2020 l’UER ha annunciato la non partecipazione del paese.
  •  Slovakia – In July 2020, a spokesperson from Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS) stated that the broadcaster was unlikely to participate in the contest. RTVS confirmed their non-participation in August 2020. / Il 3 agosto 2020 RTVS ha confermato che il paese non sarebbe tornato a partecipare in questa edizione, citando gli alti costi di partecipazione e lo scarso interesse del pubblico. 
  • Turkey – In May 2020, Faruk Kaymakcı, Turkish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Director for EU Affairs, stated that he hoped to see Turkey returning to the contest. However, Turkey was not included on the final list of participating countries for the 2021 contest. Turkey last took part in 2012. / Il 23 maggio 2020 Faruk Kaymakcı, Vice Ministro degli Affari esteri turco e Direttore per gli affari dell’UE, ha affermato che spera di poter vedere il suo paese tornare al concorso. Tuttavia il 26 ottobre 2020 l’UER ha annunciato la non partecipazione del paese.

6.2 Associate EBU members.

  • United States – In January 2020, the EBU said that it would evaluate the United States participating in the contest if the upcoming American Song Contest became a success. Several broadcasters in the United States are associate members of the EBU. / Il 16 febbraio 2020 l’UER ha dichiarato che avrebbe valutato la possibilità di invitare la nazione al concorso se l’American Song Contest, l’imminente controparte americana, avesse avuto successo. Diverse emittenti statunitensi sono membri associatati dell’UER. Tuttavia, il 26 ottobre 2020 l’UER ha annunciato la non partecipazione del paese.
  •  Kazakhstan – In August 2020, the EBU stated that they had no intention to invite Kazakhstan to the 2021 contest. / il 18 agosto 2020 l’UER ha annunciato che il paese non sarebbe stato invitato a partecipare all’edizione 2021, rendendo impossibile il debutto alla manifestazione.

6.3 Non-EBU members.

  •  Kosovo – In August 2020, the EBU stated that they had no intention to invite Kosovo to the 2021 contest. / il 18 agosto 2020 l’UER ha annunciato che il paese non sarebbe stato invitato a partecipare all’edizione 2021, rendendo impossibile il debutto alla manifestazione.
  •  Liechtenstein – In July 2020, Liechtensteiner broadcaster 1 FL TV announced that they had ruled out debuting in the 2021 contest. The broadcaster had attempted to become an EBU member in the past but halted its plans when its director, Peter Kölbel, unexpectedly died. It would also need the backing of the Liechtenstein government to be able to carry the cost of becoming an EBU member and paying the participation fee for the contest. / il 30 luglio 2020 1 FL TV ha confermato che il paese non avrebbe debuttato nel 2021, citando gli alti costi di partecipazione.

7 Broadcasters, commentators and spokespersons. The The European Broadcasting Union provided international live streams of both semi-finals and the final through their official YouTube channel with no commentary. The live streams were geo-blocked to viewers in Australia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, United States and the United Kingdom. After the live broadcasts, all three shows were made available for every country listed above except the United States.

Where to watchYou can watch the shows on TV in all participating countries, and in many countries also via your broadcaster’s website.

You can also tune in via the official YouTube channel of the Eurovision Song Contest (without commentary and on-screen voting details), except in Australia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, United States and the United Kingdom.

Extra Programming. For a list of extra programming created by international broadcasters to accompany the Eurovision Song Contest, please check out this page.

7.1 Spokespersons. The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country’s national jury in the following order:

Portavoce. L’ordine di presentazione ufficiale è stato stabilito il 22 maggio 2021, il giorno della finale:

  1.  Israel – Lucy Ayoub (Presentatrice dell’Eurovision Song Contest 2019 e portavoce nell’edizione 2018)
  2.  Poland – Ida Nowakowska (Presentatrice del Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 e 2020)
  3.  San Marino – Monica Fabbri (Portavoce nell’edizione 2012 e 2019)
  4.  Albania – Andri Xhahu (Portavoce dello stato dall’Eurovision Song Contest 2012)
  5.  Malta – Stephanie Spiteri (Portavoce nell’edizione 1998)
  6.  Estonia – Sissi Nylia Benita
  7.  North Macedonia – Vane Markoski
  8.  Azerbaijan – Ell & Nikki (Vincitori dell’Eurovision Song Contest 2011; Eldar Gasimov, Presentatore dell’Eurovision Song Contest 2012)
  9.  Norway – Silje Skjemstad Cruz
  10.  Spain – Nieves Álvarez (Portavoce dello stato dall’Eurovision Song Contest 2017)
  11.  Austria – Philipp Hansa (Portavoce nell’edizione 2019)
  12.  United Kingdom – Amanda Holden
  13.  Italy – Carolina Di Domenico
  14.  Slovenia – Lorella Flego  (Portavoce nell’edizione 2012)
  15.  Greece – Manolis Gkinis
  16.  Latvia – Aminata Savadogo (Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2015 e portavoce nell’edizione 2017)
  17.  Ireland – Ryan O’Shaughnessy Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2018)
  18.  Moldova – Sergey Stepanov (Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2010 e 2017 come parte dei SunStroke Project)
  19.  Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina (Portavoce dello Stato dall’Eurovision Song Contest 2018)
  20.  Bulgaria – Joanna Dragneva (Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2008 come parte dei Deep Zone e portavoce nell’edizione 2018)
  21.  Cyprus – Loukas Hamatsos
  22.  Belgium – Danira Boukhriss Terkessidis (Portavoce nell’edizione 2018)
  23.  Germany – Barbara Schöneberger (Portavoce dello Stato dall’Eurovision Song Contest 2015)
  24.  Australia – Joel Creasey
  25.  Finland – Katri Norrlin
  26.  Portugal – Elisa (Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2020)
  27.  Ukraine – Tayanna
  28.  Iceland – Hannes Óli Ágústsson (as Olaf Yohansson)
  29.  Romania – Cătălina Ponor
  30.  Croatia – Ivan Dorian Molnar
  31.  Czech Republic – Taťána Kuchařová
  32.  Georgia – Oto Nemsadze (Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2019)
  33.  Lithuania – Andrius Mamontovas (Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2006 come parte della LT United)
  34.  Denmark – Tina Müller
  35.  Russia – Polina Gagarina (Rappresentante dello stato all’Eurovision Song Contest 2015)
  36.  France – Carla Lazzari (Rappresentante dello stato al Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019)
  37.  Sweden – Carola (Vincitrice dell’Eurovision Song Contest 1991 e rappresentante dello stato nel 1983 e 2006)
  38.   Switzerland – Angélique Beldner
  39.  Netherlands – Romy Monteiro[p]

7.2 Broadcasters and commentators. All participating broadcasters may choose to have on-site or remote commentators providing an insight about the show to their local audience and, while they must broadcast at least the semi-final they are voting in and the final, most broadcasters air all three shows with different programming plans. Similarly, some non-participating broadcasters may still want to air the contest. These are the broadcasters that have confirmed their broadcasting plans and/or their commentators:

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s)
 Albania All shows RTSH 1, RTSH Muzikë, Radio Tirana 1 Andri Xhahu
 Australia All shows[q] SBS Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey
 Austria All shows ORF 1 Andi Knoll
 Azerbaijan All shows İTV Hüsniyyə Məhərrəmova
 Belgium All shows Eén Dutch: Peter Van de Veire
Ketnet Dutch audio description
Final Radio 2 Dutch: Anja Daems and Showbizz Bart
All shows La Une,[r] RTBF Auvio French: Fanny Jandrain[s] and Jean-Louis Lahaye
1st semi-final and final VivaCité[t]
 Bulgaria All shows BNT 1, BNT 4 Elena Rosberg and Petko Kralev
 Croatia All shows HRT 1 Duško Ćurlić
Final HR 2 Unknown
 Cyprus All shows RIK 1, RIK HD, RIK Sat Louis Patsalides
 Czech Republic Both semi-finals ČT2 Jan Maxián and Albert Černý
Final ČT1
 Denmark All shows DR1 Henrik Milling and Nicolai Molbech
 Estonia All shows ETV Estonian: Marko Reikop
ETV+ Russian: Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda
ERR Sign language: various interpreters
 Finland All shows Yle TV1 Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen
Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
Russian: Levan Tvaltvadze
Yle Radio Suomi Finnish: Sanna Pirkkalainen and Toni Laaksonen
Yle X3M Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
 France Both semi-finals Culturebox, France 4 Laurence Boccolini
Final France 2 Stéphane Bern and Laurence Boccolini
 Georgia All shows First Channel Nika Lobiladze
 Germany All shows One Peter Urban
Final Das Erste, Deutsche Welle
 Greece All shows ERT1 Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis
Final ERT Second Programme Giorgos Katsaros
 Iceland All shows RÚV Icelandic: Gísli Marteinn Baldursson
RÚV 2 Sign language: Elsa G. Björnsdóttir
2nd semi-final and final RÁS 2 Unknown
All shows RUV.is English: Alex Elliott
 Ireland Both semi-finals RTÉ2 Marty Whelan
Final RTÉ One
1st semi-final RTÉ Radio 1 Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski
Final RTÉ 2FM
 Israel All shows Kan 11, Kan Educational,[u] Kan Tarbut Asaf Liberman and Akiva Novick
 Italy Both semi-finals Rai 4 Ema Stokholma and Saverio Raimondo
Final Rai 1 Gabriele Corsi and Cristiano Malgioglio
Both semi-finals Rai Radio 2 Ema Stokholma and Saverio Raimondo
Final Ema Stokholma and Gino Castaldo
 Latvia Both semi-finals LTV1 Toms Grēviņš
Final Toms Grēviņš and Marie N
 Lithuania All shows LRT televizija, LRT radijas Ramūnas Zilnys
 Malta All shows TVM No commentary
 Moldova All shows Moldova 1, Radio Moldova Unknown
 Netherlands All shows NPO 1, BVN Cornald Maas and Sander Lantinga
NPO 1 Extra Sign language: various interpreters
NPO Zappelin Extra Dutch audio description
Final NPO Radio 2 Wouter van der Goes and Frank van ’t Hof
 North Macedonia All shows MRT 1, MRT 2 Eli Tanaskovska
 Norway All shows NRK1 Marte Stokstad
Final NRK3 Martin Lepperød and Adelina Ibishi
NRK P1 Ole-Christian Øen
 Poland All shows TVP1, TVP Polonia Marek Sierocki and Aleksander Sikora
 Portugal All shows[v] RTP1, RTP Internacional, RTP África José Carlos Malato and Nuno Galopim
 Romania All shows TVR 1, TVRi Bogdan Stănescu
 Russia All shows Channel One Yuri Aksyuta and Yana Churikova
 San Marino All shows San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo
 Serbia All shows RTS 1, RTS Planeta, RTS Svet Duška Vučinić
Final Radio Belgrade 1 Katarina Epštajn and Nikoleta Dojčinović
 Slovenia Both semi-finals TV Slovenija 2 Mojca Mavec
Final TV Slovenija 1
All shows RTV 4D, Radio Val 202
 Spain Both semi-finals La 2 Tony Aguilar, Julia Varela and Víctor Escudero
Final La 1, TVE Internacional
Radio Nacional, Radio Exterior, Radio 5 Imanol Durán
 Sweden All shows SVT1 Edward af Sillén and Christer Björkman
SR P4 Carolina Norén
  Switzerland Both semi-finals SRF zwei German: Sven Epiney
Final SRF 1
Both semi-finals RTS 2 French: Jean-Marc Richard, Nicolas Tanner
Final RTS 1 French: Jean-Marc Richard, Nicolas Tanner and Joseph Gorgoni
2nd semi-final RSI La 2 Italian: Clarissa Tami
Final RSI La 1 Italian: Clarissa Tami and Sebalter
 Ukraine All shows UA:First Timur Miroshnychenko
STB Serhiy Prytula
Final UA:Ukrainian radio Olena Zelinchenko
UA:Radio Promin Anna Zakletska and Dmytro Zakharchenko
 United Kingdom Both semi-finals BBC Four Scott Mills, Sara Cox[w] and Chelcee Grimes
Final BBC One Graham Norton
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
 Canada All shows Omni Television No commentary
 Kazakhstan All shows Khabar Agency Kaldybek Zhajsanbaj and Mahabbat Esen
 Kosovo All shows RTK Unknown
 Slovakia Final Rádio FM Daniel Baláž, Lucia Haverlík, Pavol Hubinák and Juraj Malíček
 Suriname Final ATV Unknown
 United States All shows Peacock No commentary
Final WJFD-FM Ewan Spence and Ross Middleton

7.3 Viewing figures. 

Finale estimated viewership by country, in millions
Country Viewership (in millions)
 Albania TBA
 Australia 0.28
 Austria 0.59
 Azerbaijan TBA
 Belgium 1.9
 Bulgaria TBA
 Croatia TBA
 Cyprus 0.17
 Czech Republic TBA
 Denmark 0.53
 Estonia 0.14
 Finland 1.4
 France 5.5
 Georgia TBA
 Germany 7.7
 Greece 2
 Iceland TBA
 Ireland TBA
 Israel TBA
 Italy 4.5
 Latvia TBA
 Lithuania 1
 Malta TBA
 Moldova TBA
 Netherlands 5.4
 North Macedonia TBA
 Norway 1.48
 Poland 1.5
 Portugal 1.2
 Romania 0.18
 Russia TBA
 San Marino TBA
 Serbia 2.5
 Slovenia TBA
 Spain 4.1
 Sweden 2.9
  Switzerland TBA
 Ukraine 1.5 (Suspilne)
4.7 (STB)
 United Kingdom 7.4

8 Incidents. 

8.1 Belarusian disqualification:Two days after “Ya nauchu tebya (I’ll Teach You)” (Russian: Я научу тебя) was announced as the Belarusian entry for the contest, the EBU ruled that the song did not comply with the contest’s rules against political entries, and that the song was not eligible to compete in the contest unless it was modified or replaced. After failing to meet an extended deadline for submitting an eligible entry, with their second submission “Pesnya pro zaytsa (Song About Hares)” also being found to not comply with the rules, it was announced on 26 March 2021 that Belarus was disqualified from the contest.

8.2 Ukrainian rehearsal stand-in. Before Ukraine’s second rehearsal on 12 May, lead singer of the band Go_A, Kateryna Pavlenko, reported feeling unwell. In accordance with the contest’s health and safety protocols, Pavlenko was required to quarantine in her hotel room. The other band members tested negative and were able to rehearse, with Dutch stand-in singer Emmie van Stijn providing vocals instead of Pavlenko. Pavlenko took a COVID-19 PCR test, which came back negative the following day, allowing her to perform again.

Van Stijn received positive reactions for her performance, in particular for her pronunciation of the Ukrainian lyrics, and was invited to sit with the Ukrainian delegation in the green room during the first semi-final.

8.3 COVID-19 infections. Ahead of the “Turquoise Carpet” event, one member each of the Polish and Icelandic delegations tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, those delegations were absent from the event, having gone into self-isolation in accordance with the contest’s health and safety protocols. The Romanian and Maltese delegations were also absent from the event on a precautionary measure, as they were based in the same hotel as the Polish and Icelandic delegations.

All other members of the Polish and Icelandic delegations tested negative, and remained in quarantine until the jury show for the second semi-final. However, it was later confirmed that a member of the Icelandic group Daði og Gagnamagnið had tested positive, and as a result, the group withdrew from performing in the live shows. Footage from their rehearsal at Rotterdam Ahoy was broadcast instead during both the jury show and the live show for the second semi-final; this footage was also shown in the final The remaining members of the Polish delegation were subsequently released from isolation.

On 20 May, the EBU confirmed that Duncan Laurence had tested positive and would not perform live in the final. He was due to perform his winning song “Arcade” and his new single “Stars” during the interval, and present the points on behalf of the Dutch jury; the latter role was filled by Romy Monteiro. Pre-recorded footage of Laurence’s interval performance was broadcast instead during the final.

8.4 Technical issues.

8.4.1  Jury show issues. During the jury show for the first semi-final, the Romanian, Ukrainian and Maltese delegations reported problems with their performances; most notably, Roxen was heard to be offbeat with the chorus of her song “Amnesia”. The EBU later confirmed that in-ear monitoring issues had occurred and that all artists involved would be given a second chance to perform. No issues occurred during the second performances.

During San Marino’s jury final performance, the rotating platform did not stop when it was supposed to, leading Senhit to have to jump from it while in motion. The Sammarinese delegation later filed a complaint, also claiming that all the camera shots were distorted due to these timing issues. The delegation offered to allow Senhit and Flo Rida to withdraw from the event, though they ultimately decided to stay. The contest’s executive supervisor, Martin Österdahl, apologised to the delegation and reaffirmed that the issue would be addressed moving forward and that they would be protected to the highest degree.

8.4.2 Camera breaking prior to Ireland’s performance. During the set up for Ireland’s performance in the first semi-final, a camera broke which caused an extended delay after the postcard was shown. Co-presenter Chantal Janzen improvised in the green room during the live broadcast to fill in the time.

8.5 Moldova’s mic drop. Halfway through her performance in the final, Natalia Gordienko from Moldova accidentally dropped her microphone. One of her dancers immediately helped her recover it, allowing her to continue the performance.

8.6 False allegation of drug use. During a green room segment in the final, Damiano David, lead singer of the Italian band Måneskin, was claimed by some online viewers on social media to be seen snorting a line of cocaine when leaned over a table, although there were no drugs in the footage and the singer was sitting away from the table, close to the Italian delegation members. In the band’s press conference following their victory, Torbjörn Ek, a journalist working at the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, asked about the allegations, which David denied by suggesting that fellow member Thomas Raggi had broken a glass, going on to say “I don’t use drugs, please guys, do not say that.” The band later put out a statement on their official Instagram account, stating: “We are really shocked about what some people are saying about Damiano doing drugs. We really are AGAINST drugs and we never used cocaine. We are ready to get tested, cause we got nothing to hide.” The EBU released a statement the following day, stating that the band, their management and the Italian head of delegation had denied any allegation, and the singer in question, Damiano, requested to be tested the same night, but as testing could not be immediately organized, he would “take a voluntary drug test after arriving home”. It was also confirmed that “broken glass was found after an on site check”. The allegation case was mostly forced in the French press, but France Télévisions announced that they won’t file any official charges, while in the Italian press it was described as a social media joke that had gone too far and become fake news.

On 24 May, the EBU released a statement confirming that no drug use took place in the green room during the final, following a negative drug test and inspection of all available footage. The EBU also expressed concern over “inaccurate speculation leading to fake news [that] has overshadowed the spirit and the outcome of the event and unfairly affected the band”.

8.7 Dutch televoting issues. The EBU confirmed on 24 May that they had issues handling the Dutch televote in the final. Many people on social media complained about their votes not being counted and had only received their confirmation texts hours after the show. The EBU later confirmed to NOS that those votes were not counted due to a problem with a Dutch phone network provider, while clarifying that they had no authority over the issue. The Dutch televote, however, remains valid.

[it] Controversie:

  • Cipro Cipro: il 28 febbraio 2021 la Chiesa ortodossa di Cipro ha chiesto il ritiro della partecipazione nazionale a causa del messaggio del brano El diablo, accusato di glorificare la figura di Satana. Di conseguenza, l’associazione dei giovani ortodossi di Cipro ha manifestato davanti alla sede dell’emittente pubblica CyBC, portando all’arresto di un uomo. In risposta alle accuse, l’emittente ha rilasciato un comunicato dove spiega che il messaggio del brano riguarda principalmente la sindrome di Stoccolma e che la figura del diavolo è puramente metaforica.Bielorussia Bielorussia: il 9 marzo 2021 l’ente radiotelevisivo BTRC ha selezionato il gruppo bielorusso Galasy ZMesta per rappresentare la Bielorussia nella competizione con il brano Ja nauču tebja (I’ll Teach You). Tuttavia, il brano ha suscitato molte controversie a causa del suo esplicito messaggio politico contro i partecipanti alle proteste nazionali in Bielorussia. A poche ore dalla sua pubblicazione è stata avviata una petizione sulla piattaforma Change.org che chiedeva la squalifica della Bielorussia dall’Eurovision Song Contest a causa del testo interpretato come una celebrazione di «oppressione politica e schiavitù». L’11 marzo 2021 l’UER ha rilasciato una dichiarazione affermando che a causa della natura politica della canzone, che va contro il regolamento della manifestazione, non sarebbe stato accettato a competere. All’emittente bielorussa è stata successivamente data la possibilità di presentare una versione modificata della canzone o di selezionarne una nuova. In caso contrario, la Bielorussia sarebbe stata squalificata dal concorso. Il 26 marzo 2021 l’UER ha confermato l’esclusione del paese dal concorso dopo che anche il nuovo brano presentato da BTRC, Pesnja pro zajcev, non è risultato conforme al regolamento della manifestazione.
  • Macedonia del Nord Macedonia del Nord: nel video ufficiale del brano Here I Stand, girato presso la Galleria nazionale della Macedonia di Skopje, era presente un’installazione artistica di Janeta Vangeli che nell’insieme ricreava i colori della bandiera della Bulgaria. Nonostante una repentina rimozione dell’opera dal video musicale caricato sul canale YouTube della manifestazione, più di 13 000 macedoni hanno firmato una petizione chiedendo all’emittente nazionale MRT la sostituzione dell’artista a causa delle forti tensioni politiche tra i due paesi. Il successivo 16 marzo l’emittente ha comunicato di aver istituito una commissione interna per analizzare tutti gli aspetti della partecipazione alla manifestazione, nonché la reazione del pubblico. Dopo un attento scrutinio, il 23 marzo l’emittente ha comunicato la conferma definitiva della partecipazione al concorso sia con l’artista che con il brano precedentemente selezionati.
  • Russia Russia: dopo la vittoria di Maniža alla selezione russa, alcune associazioni di stampo conservatore (tra cui l’Unione russa delle donne ortodosse) hanno fortemente criticato la scelta del brano Russian Woman, accusandolo di ispirare odio verso gli uomini e di insultare la dignità delle donne russe. Ulteriori accuse sono state poste da Valentina Matvienko, presidente del Consiglio federale, che ha richiesto una revisione sulla correttezza dello svolgimento della selezione. Il 5 aprile 2021 il Comitato investigativo della Russia ha comunicato di aver aperto un’inchiesta riguardante il messaggio del brano definito da molte celebrità un inno anti-russo.
  • Italia Italia: il 23 maggio 2021 il giornale francese Paris Match ha accusato Damiano David, cantante del gruppo Måneskin, vincitori dell’edizione, di aver assunto sostanze stupefacenti durante la fase di votazione avvenuta nella serata finale, basandosi su un frammento video girato all’interno della green room, sebbene non ci fossero droghe nel filmato e il cantante fosse seduto lontano dal tavolo, vicino ai membri della delegazione italiana. Durante la conferenza stampa riservata ai vincitori della manifestazione, un giornalista svedese ha chiesto informazioni riguardo le accuse, che l’artista ha prontamente smentito spiegando che il chitarrista Thomas Raggi aveva involontariamente rotto un bicchiere, cospargendo il pavimento con frammenti di vetro. L’UER ha rilasciato una dichiarazione riguardo la vicenda il giorno successivo, affermando che la band, il loro management e il capo delegazione italiano avevano negato qualsiasi accusa, e Damiano David ha chiesto di essere sottoposto a un test antidroga la sera stessa. Tuttavia, poiché non è stato possibile organizzarlo immediatamente, l’artista si sarebbe sottoposto al test una volta arrivato in Italia nella giornata di lunedì, confermando inoltre la presenza di frammenti di vetro sotto il tavolo riservato alla delegazione nazionale dopo un controllo in loco. L’accusa ha fatto clamore principalmente in Francia, paese secondo classificato al concorso, dove alcune personalità premevano per la squalifica dell’Italia permettendo una vittoria della Francia. Tuttavia l’emittente nazionale France Télévisions ha annunciato che non avrebbe presentato alcuna accusa ufficiale, congratulandosi inoltre con il gruppo per la vittoria.Il 24 maggio l’UER ha rilasciato un’ulteriore dichiarazione, confermando che nessun consumo di sostanze stupefacenti è avvenuto all’ interno della green room, a seguito dell’esito negativo del test antidroga e di un’ispezione approfondita di tutti i filmati disponibili.

Incidenti

  • Il 17 maggio, durante le prove generali riservate al voto delle giurie nazionali, è stato riscontrato un problema tecnico riguardo gli apparecchi acustici. A seguito di ciò, è stata concessa alla delegazione maltese, rumena e ucraina una seconda esibizione per essere valutati dalle giurie in maniera corretta e conforme al regolamento della manifestazione.

Problemi legati al COVID-19: 

  • Ucraina Ucraina: il 12 maggio 2021, prima dell’inizio delle prove generali, Kateryna Pavlenko, cantante del gruppo musicale Go_A, ha accusato sintomi simili alla febbre. In conformità con i protocolli di salute e sicurezza della manifestazione, l’artista è stata tenuta in quarantena nella sua camera d’albergo. Tutti gli altri membri del gruppo sono risultati negativi al tampone e hanno potuto prendere parte alle prove generali insieme alla cantante-controfigura Emmie van Stijn. Successivamente la Pavlenko è stata sottoposta ad un test diagnostico PCR per il virus COVID-19. In caso di positività del test, tutta la delegazione ucraina sarebbe dovuta restare in quarantena per circa due settimane, e la nazione avrebbe partecipato al concorso con un’esibizione pre-registrata. Il successivo 13 maggio è stato confermato l’esito negativo del test diagnostico, che ha permesso alla Pavlenko di prendere parte alle successive prove generali.
  • Polonia Polonia: il 15 maggio 2021 un membro della delegazione polacca è risultato positivo al virus COVID-19. In conformità con i protocolli di salute e sicurezza della manifestazione, l’intera delegazione è stata tenuta in quarantena, con il divieto di partecipare alla tradizionale cerimonia d’apertura. L’intera delegazione è stata sottoposta ad un test diagnostico PCR per il virus. In caso di un’ulteriore positività del test, tutta la delegazione sarebbe dovuta restare in quarantena per circa due settimane, e la nazione avrebbe partecipato al concorso con un’esibizione pre-registrata. Il successivo 18 maggio è stato confermato l’esito negativo di tutti test diagnostici, che ha permesso alla delegazione di prendere parte alle successive prove generali.[252]
  • Islanda Islanda: il 15 maggio 2021 un membro della delegazione islandese è risultato positivo al virus COVID-19. In conformità con i protocolli di salute e sicurezza della manifestazione, l’intera delegazione è stata tenuta in quarantena, con il divieto di partecipare alla tradizionale cerimonia d’apertura. L’intera delegazione è stata sottoposta ad un test diagnostico PCR per il virus. Nonostante un’iniziale conferma dell’esito negativo di tutti test diagnostici, il successivo 19 maggio un membro dei Daði & Gagnamagnið è risultato positivo ad un nuovo test, obbligando l’intera delegazione alla quarantena forzata per due settimane.[109] Data l’impossibilita di esibirsi da vivo, la nazione ha preso parte al concorso con un’esibizione pre-registrata durante le prove precedenti.
  • Malta Malta: a seguito dei casi di positività all’interno delle delegazioni polacche ed islandesi, in conformità con i protocolli di salute e sicurezza della manifestazione, l’intera delegazione nazionale, che alloggiava nel medesimo albergo, è stata sottoposta ad una quarantena precauzionale, con il divieto di partecipare alla tradizionale cerimonia d’apertura. Dopo i dovuti accertamenti, alla delegazione è stato permesso di prendere parte alle successive prove generali.
  • Romania Romania: a seguito dei casi di positività all’interno delle delegazioni polacche ed islandesi, in conformità con i protocolli di salute e sicurezza della manifestazione, l’intera delegazione nazionale, che alloggiava nel medesimo albergo, è stata sottoposta ad una quarantena precauzionale, con il divieto di partecipare alla tradizionale cerimonia d’apertura. Dopo i dovuti accertamenti, alla delegazione è stato permesso di prendere parte alle successive prove generali.
  • Paesi Bassi Paesi Bassi: il 20 maggio 2021, dopo aver accusato lievi sintomi di febbre, il vincitore uscente Duncan Laurence è stato sottoposto ad un test antigenico, dove è risultato positivo al virus COVID-19. In conformità con i protocolli di salute e sicurezza della manifestazione, l’artista è stato obbligato alla quarantena forzata per due settimane, rinunciando ad esibirsi dal vivo durante la serata finale, oltre a cedere il suo posto da portavoce a Romy Monteiro. A causa di ciò, durante l’Interval Act della serata finale sono andate in onda delle esibizioni pre-registrate durante le prove precedenti dei brani Arcade e Stars.

9 Other awards. In addition to the main winner’s trophy, the Marcel Bezençon Awards and the Barbara Dex Award are contested during the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The OGAE (French: Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision; English: General Organisation of Eurovision Fans) voting poll also took place before the contest.

9.1 Marcel Bezençon Awards. The Marcel Bezençon Awards honour the best competing songs in the final. Named after the founder of the contest, the awards were created and first handed at the 2002 contest by Christer Björkman (Sweden’s representative in the 1992 contest and the country’s current Head of Delegation), and Richard Herrey (a member of the Herreys who won the 1984 contest for Sweden). The awards are divided into three categories: Artistic Award, Composers Award, and Press Award. The winners are revealed shortly before the Eurovision final.

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s)
Artistic Award  France “Voilà” Barbara Pravi Barbara Pravi, Igit, Lili Poe
Composers Award   Switzerland “Tout l’Univers” Gjon’s Tears Gjon Muharremaj, Nina Sampermans, Wouter Hardy, Xavier Michel
Press Award  France “Voilà” Barbara Pravi Barbara Pravi, Igit, Lili Poe

9.2 Barbara Dex Award. The Barbara Dex Award is a humorous fan award given to the worst dressed artist each year. Named after Belgium’s representative who finished in last place in the 1993 contest wearing her self-designed dress, the award was handed by the fansite House of Eurovision from 1997 to 2016 and has been carried out by the fansite Songfestival.be since 2017.

9.3 OGAE. OGAE is an international organisation which conducts a voting poll for the favourite songs among its members before the annual contest. It consists of a network of over forty Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond. The top five overall results, after all votes were cast, are shown below.

Country Performer(s) Song OGAE result
 Malta Destiny Je me casse 363
  Switzerland Gjon’s Tears “Tout l’Univers” 358
 France Barbara Pravi Voilà 318
 Lithuania The Roop