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Confirmed: 41 countries will take part in Eurovision 2021

The 41 participating countries for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam have just been confirmed by EBU. The exact same lineup of countries that would have competed in 2020


Armenia withdraws from Eurovision Song Contest 2021, reducing the number of participating countries from 41 to 40.


Belarus is disqualified from the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, reducing the number of participating countries to 39.

EBU has announced that Rotterdam will Open Up to 41 competing countries in Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

EBU Member Broadcasters, on behalf of their countries, had until mid-September 2020 to formally submit their applications to take part in Eurovision 2021.

Eurovision 2021 – Countries

39 countries will participate at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021:

Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest, says:

– We are grateful for the commitment of the 41 participating broadcasters in helping us bring the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2021.

– We have the exact same lineup of countries that would have competed in 2020 and we are thrilled that they will all return next year. Together with our host broadcasters we are continuing to develop the 4 different scenarios and maintaining a dialogue with all participants. The team from NPO, NOS and AVROTROS are working hard on ensuring the Eurovision Song Contest will provide the excitement and innovation expected by over 180 million viewers, despite the challenging circumstances.

Eurovision 2021 – Artists

Some of the artists remain the same as for Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Each country's broadcaster decide if their 2020-artist will represent their country at Eurovision 2021, or if they will select another artist.

AlbaniaArilena AraAnxhela Peristeri to Eurovision 2021
ArmeniaAthena ManoukianWithdrew from Eurovision 2021
AustraliaMontaigneMontaigne to Eurovision 2021
AustriaVincent BuenoVincent Bueno to Eurovision 2021
AzerbaijanEfendiEfendi to Eurovision 2021
BelarusVALDisqualified from Eurovision 2021
BelgiumHooverphonicHooverphonic to Eurovision 2021
BulgariaVictoriaVictoria to Eurovision 2021
CroatiaDamir KedžoAlbina to Eurovision 2021
CyprusSandroElena Tsagrinou to Eurovision 2021
CzechiaBenny CristoBenny Cristo to Eurovision 2021
DenmarkBen & TanFyr og Flamme to Eurovision 2021
EstoniaUku SuvisteUku Suviste to Eurovision 2021 (winner of Eesti Laul 2021)
FinlandAkselBlind Channel to Eurovision 2021
FranceTom LeebBarbara Pravi to Eurovision 2021
GeorgiaTornike KipianiTornike Kipiani to Eurovision 2021
GermanyBen DolicJendrik to Eurovision 2021
GreeceStefaniaStefania to Eurovision 2021
IcelandDaði & GagnamagniðDaði & Gagnamagnið to Eurovision 2021
IrelandLesley RoyLesley Roy to Eurovision 2021
IsraelEden AleneEden Alene to Eurovision 2021
ItalyDiodatoMåneskin to Eurovision 2021
LatviaSamanta TīnaSamanta Tīna to Eurovision 2021
LithuaniaThe RoopThe Roop to Eurovision 2021 (winner of Pabandom iš naujo 2021)
MaltaDestinyDestiny to Eurovision 2021
MoldovaNatalia GordienkoNatalia Gordienko to Eurovision 2021
NetherlandsJeangu MacrooyJeangu Macrooy to Eurovision 2021
North N.MacedoniaVasilVasil to Eurovision 2021
NorwayUlrikkeTIX to Eurovision 2021
PolandAlicjaRafał to Eurovision 2021
PortugalElisaThe Black Mamba to Eurovision 2021
RomaniaRoxenRoxen to Eurovision 2021
RussiaLittle BigManizha to Eurovision 2021
San MarinoS.MarinoSenhitSenhit to Eurovision 2021
SerbiaHurricaneHurricane to Eurovision 2021
SloveniaAna SokličAna Soklič to Eurovision 2021
SpainBlas CantóBlas Cantó to Eurovision 2021
SwedenThe MamasTusse to Eurovision 2021
SwitzerlandSwissGjon's TearsGjon's Tears to Eurovision 2021
UkraineGo_AGo_A to Eurovision 2021
United KingdomUKJames NewmanJames Newman to Eurovision 2021

Who's in which Semi-final?

The Netherlands and the Big-5 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) are pre-qualified for the Grand Final on 22 May 2021. The rest of the countries has been allocated to one of the two Semi-finals to be held on 18 and 20 May 2021.

The allocation draw for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 took place on 28 January 2020 at Rotterdam City Hall. The Reference Group has decided that there will be no new allocation draw for Eurovision 2021. Instead all the countries drawn to perform in Semi-final 1 and 2 this year, will remain the same for Eurovision 2021.

10 countries from each of the two Semi-finals will proceed to the Grand Final, that will feature a total of 26 countries: 10 from Semi-final 1, 10 from Semi-final 2, Big-5 and the Netherlands.

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