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Will the 2020-artists compete at Eurovision 2021?

With the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, a lot of questions arise. One of the biggest doubt remains unanswered: What will happen to this year’s songs and artists?

Updated 23 November 2020, 23:45 CET

The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While we now know we won't be seeing the 41 artists take the stage in Rotterdam and present their Eurovision songs, we don't know what will happen to them for Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Songs for Eurovision 2021

The Reference Group (Eurovision's governing board), has decided that the 41 songs chosen for Eurovision 2020 will NOT be eligible to compete at Eurovision 2021.

Artists for Eurovision 2021

Minutes after the major announcement, various broadcasters confirmed their selection method for Eurovision 2021. Some of the countries will send the same artist to Eurovision 2021 and others will hold a new selection.

We will update this list when broadcasters confirm artist or selection method for Eurovision 2021···

COUNTRYARTIST 2020EUROVISION 2021
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 SuvisteUku Suviste to compete in 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 RoopThe Roop to compete in 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
SerbiaHurricaneHurricane 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

Interests from other Eurovision 2020 artists

Ireland – Lesley Roy

Ireland 2020: Lesley Roy
Photo: Luca Truffarelli

Lesley Roy was due to represent Ireland in Rotterdam 2020 with the song Story of my Life. Her song would have been Ireland's 54th entry in Eurovision.

Ireland 2020: Lesley Roy
Photo: Luca Truffarelli

Speaking to the hosts of radio's 2FM Breakfast, she spoke of her devastation that the contest was cancelled, especially since she was excited about the whole concept. Lesley continued, explaining that she still doesn't know what will happen next year whilst some countries have said they will enter the same song/artist next year. She concluded by stating her intention to be in the next edition, due to her passion towards the project and will gladly spend the next six months writing a new song for next year.

Meanwhile the Irish head of delegation, Michael Kealy, confirmed the intention to participate in Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

Moldova – Natalia Gordienko

Moldova 2020: Natalia Gordienko
Natalia Gordienko

Natalia Gordienko should have represented Moldova at Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song Prison, after winning the Moldovan national Selection.

Moldova 2020: Natalia Gordienko
Natalia Gordienko

Natalia has updated her bio on Instagram:

Representative of Moldova on Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Moldova's public broadcaster TRM has not confirmed whether or not Natalia will go to Rotterdam next year.

Poland – Alicja Szemplińska

Poland 2020: Alicja Szemplinska

Poland was going to be represented by Alicija Szemplińska with the song Empires. The national broadcaster, TVP, has yet to confirm their intentions about the next selection but in a recent post by Alicja herself, an interest to represent Poland once again was expressed.

Poland 2020: Alicja Szemplinska

On her Instagram, on one of her recent posts, Alicja replied to a fan by saying:

– I would be thrilled if I could participate in Eurovision 2021 and represent Poland!

TVP has confirmed the participation at Eurovision 2021, and has expressed their intention to be represented by Alicija Szemplińska. But nothing is official yet.




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