In Eurovision this month, we look back on what happened in the world of the Eurovision Song Contest over the past month. In June, the dates for Eurovision 2021 were announced, a rule change was released and France Télévisions revealed they will bring back a national final for their 2021 selection. Read about that, and more, in the story below!
Another month has gone by, and this was a particularly lively one! Every Saturday, we watched Eurovision Again and last Friday, the Netflix original Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga was released. More details about the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 were revealed.
Dates for Eurovision 2021 announced
The countdown to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has officially begun! The EBU and host broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS have confirmed that the 2 Semi-Finals will take place on 18 and 20 May and the Grand Final on 22 May 2021. The dates for next year’s Contest were announced at Ahoy in Rotterdam, the venue for next year’s show.
Changes announced to ensure Eurovision is "back for good"
The rules of the Eurovision Song Contest have been amended to ensure that there WILL be a Eurovision Song Contest on 18, 20 and 22 May 2021, and for many years to come, whatever the global circumstances.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Last Friday, 26 June 2020, the eagerly awaited Netflix original Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga was released globally. It features a star-studded cast including Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens and Demi Lovato.
2020 and 2021 Executive Producer Sietse Bakker looks back and forward
The core team for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was announced on 16 June. Just like last year, the core team for 2021 consists of 2 Executive Producers and 2 Deputy Executive Producers. We sat down with Sietse Bakker, one of the Executive Producers, to look back on Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light and look forward to Eurovision 2021.
France to bring back national final in 2021!
French viewers will have the opportunity to select their 2021 representative for the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam during a unique evening broadcast by France Télévisions.
In agreement with the French public broadcaster, 2020 representative Tom Leeb will not return to Eurovision for France due to new projects on the artist's schedule. After having selected Tom internally last January, France Télévisions decided to give the floor to the French public to choose the country's song and artist.
Croatia will host Dora, its national selection, in February 2021
Croatia's public broadcaster HRT has revealed they will host their national selection show Dora in Opatija in February 2021. With that, they continue their tradition of choosing their Eurovision representative via a national selection.
Damir Kedžo won Dora 2020 by mixed jury and public televote. Damir would have sung his entry, Divlji Vjetre, in the first Semi-Final in Rotterdam on 12 May.