Eurovision Song Celebration - Live-on-Tape performances

If countries couldn't go to Eurovision 2021: Watch the backup performances

Each of the 39 contestants at Eurovision 2021 recorded a backup "Live-on-tape" performance, in case they couldn't travel to Rotterdam because of COVID-19. These performances have now been revealed online

One week after the Eurovision 2021 Grand Final concluded, the recorded "Live-on-tape" performances have been revealed over two evenings: "Eurovision Song Celebration".

What is "Live-on-tape" performances?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Eurovision organizers needed to come up with ideas to make Eurovision happen in a safe manner. The solution was to ask each country to record a "Live-on-tape" version of their planned performance from their home country.

If the representative was unable to travel to Rotterdam, due to travel restrictions or have to quarantine while at the contest, this Live-on-tape recording would have replaced the live performance.

Live-on-tape backup performances

Click on a song to jump to the backup performance...

AlbaniaKarma Anxhela PeristeriAnxhela Peristeri
AustraliaTechnicolour MontaigneMontaigne
AustriaAmen Vincent BuenoVincent Bueno
AzerbaijanMata Hari EfendiEfendi
BelgiumThe Wrong Place HooverphonicHooverphonic
BulgariaGrowing Up is Getting Old VictoriaVictoria
CroatiaTick-Tock AlbinaAlbina
CyprusEl Diablo Elena TsagrinouElena Tsagrinou
CzechiaOmaga Benny CristoBenny Cristo
DenmarkØve Os På Hinanden Fyr og FlammeFyr og Flamme
EstoniaThe Lucky One Uku SuvisteUku Suviste
FinlandDark Side Blind ChannelBlind Channel
FranceVoilà Barbara PraviBarbara Pravi
GeorgiaYou Tornike KipianiTornike Kipiani
GermanyI Don’t Feel Hate JendrikJendrik
GreeceLast Dance StefaniaStefania
Iceland10 Years Da∂i og Gagnamagni∂Da∂i og Gagnamagni∂
IsraelSet Me Free Eden AleneEden Alene
ItalyZitti E Buoni MåneskinMåneskin
LatviaThe Moon is Rising Samanta TīnaSamanta Tīna
LithuaniaDiscoteque The RoopThe Roop
MaltaJe Me Casse DestinyDestiny
MoldovaSugar Natalia GordienkoNatalia Gordienko
NetherlandsBirth of a New Age Jeangu MacrooyJeangu Macrooy
North MacedoniaN.MacedoniaHere I Stand VasilVasil
NorwayFallen Angel TIXTIX
PolandThe Ride RafałRafał
PortugalLove Is On My Side The Black MambaThe Black Mamba
RomaniaAmnesia RoxenRoxen
RussiaRussian Woman ManizhaManizha
San MarinoAdrenalina SenhitSenhit
SerbiaLoco Loco HurricaneHurricane
SloveniaAmen Ana SokličAna Soklič
SpainVoy A Querdarme Blas CantóBlas Cantó
SwedenVoices TusseTusse
SwitzerlandTout l’Univers Gjon’s TearsGjon’s Tears
UkraineShum Go_AGo_A

The backup performances for Ireland (Lesley Roy – Maps) and United Kingdom (James Newman – Embers) haven't been revealed as the broadcasters want people to remember the actual performances from Rotterdam.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

authorSteven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.

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