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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 line up of countries that would have competed in 2020

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

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 line up 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 AraNew artist via Festivali i Këngës 59
ArmeniaAthena Manoukian
AustraliaMontaigneMontaigne to Eurovision 2021
AustriaVincent BuenoVincent Bueno to Eurovision 2021
AzerbaijanSamira EfendiSamira Efendi to Eurovision 2021
BelarusVALNew artist to Eurovision 2021
BelgiumHooverphonicHooverphonic to Eurovision 2021
BulgariaVictoriaVictoria to Eurovision 2021
CroatiaDamir KedžoNew artist via Dora 2021
CyprusSandro NicolasNew artist to Eurovision 2021
Czech RepublicBenny CristoBenny Cristo to Eurovision 2021
DenmarkBen & TanNew artist via Melodi Grand Prix 2021
EstoniaUku SuvisteNew artist via Eesti Laul 2021
FinlandAksel KankaanrantaNew artist via Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021
FranceTom LeebNew artist via Eurovision France, c'est vous qui décidez
GeorgiaTornike KipianiTornike Kipiani to Eurovision 2021
GermanyBen DolicNew artist to Eurovision 2021
GreeceStefaniaStefania to Eurovision 2021
IcelandDaði & GagnamagniðDaði & Gagnamagnið to Eurovision 2021
IrelandLesley Roy
IsraelEden AleneEden Alene to Eurovision 2021
ItalyDiodatoNew artist via Sanremo 2021
LatviaSamanta TīnaSamanta Tīna to Eurovision 2021
LithuaniaThe RoopNew artist via Pabandom iš naujo 2021
MaltaDestinyDestiny to Eurovision 2021
MoldovaNatalia Gordienko
NetherlandsJeangu MacrooyJeangu Macrooy to Eurovision 2021
North N.MacedoniaVasil
NorwayUlrikke BrandstorpNew artist via Melodi Grand Prix 2021
PolandAlicja Szemplińska
PortugalElisaNew artist via Festival da Canção 2021
RomaniaRoxenRoxen to Eurovision 2021
RussiaLittle Big
San MarinoS.MarinoSenhitSenhit to Eurovision 2021
SloveniaAna SokličAna Soklič to Eurovision 2021
SpainBlas CantóBlas Cantó to Eurovision 2021
SwedenThe MamasNew artist via Melodifestivalen 2021
SwitzerlandSwissGjon's TearsGjon's Tears to Eurovision 2021
UkraineGo_AGo_A to Eurovision 2021
United KingdomUKJames Newman

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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