2020 Semi-Final line-up to stay for 202119 November 2020 at 15:00 CET
By keeping the allocation of the Semi-Finals the same as in 2020 fans who have bought a ticket to see their own country will still be able to do so if circumstances allow. Martin Österdahl, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest said: “Under normal circumstances we would be looking forward to the Allocation Draw and Host Insignia Exchange Ceremony as an important milestone on the road to Rotterdam 2021. With the same participating countries as last year , the Reference Group decided that it made sense for both ticket holders and for participating broadcasters to keep the same Semi-Final draws as 2020. Even though we won’t have the traditional Ceremony in January we have plenty more planned to build excitement ahead of the return of the Eurovision Song Contest next year.”
The Semi-Finals will include the following countries:
Big 5 + Host Country the Netherlands
- Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will vote in the first Semi-Final.
- France, Spain and the United Kingdom will vote in the second Semi-Final.
First Semi-Final (18 May 2021)
- North Macedonia
Second Semi-Final (20 May 2021)
- San Marino
- Czech Republic
From each Semi-Final, 10 countries will proceed to the Grand Final on the 22 May, joining the 6 pre-qualified countries. In total, 26 countries will be represented in the Grand Final. The running order will, like always, be revealed after all the songs have been submitted.
Jeangu Macrooy will keep number 23!
At the Heads of Delegation meeting last March a draw took place to determine the starting place in the final for host country The Netherlands. Jeangu Macrooy, who was selected to represent his country in 2020 with the song Grow, was set to perform in spot 23 in the final. The Reference Group has now decided that Jeangu will keep this spot at the Contest in 2021 when he performs with his new song!