As a huge Eurovision Song Contest fan, each year I like to react to and analyse all the songs. I started in 2019. Unfortunately due to covid 2020 Eurovision was cancelled, but in 2021 it is back and I am super excited.

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place in Rotterdam. The Dutch city was due to host the Contest in 2020 before the event was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Semi-Finals will take place on 18 and 20 May 2021. The Grand Final takes place on 22 May 2021.

This years entries

(Click on the perfomer & song title to watch my reaction video)

Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma”

After winning Festivali i Këngës 59, Anxhela Peristeri will represent Albania at Eurovision 2021. She will perform her winning song “Karma” . The FiK version has been revamped for Eurovision.

Australia: Montaigne – “Technicolour”

Broadcaster SBS has internally selected Montaigne as Australia’s artist for 2021. She will perform her internally selected song “Technicolour”.

Austria: Vincent Bueno – “Amen”

Austrian broadcaster ORF has invited back their 2020 internally selected singer, Vincent Bueno. His Eurovision song is titled “Amen”.

Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari”

Singer Samira Efendi been internally selected to Azerbaijan in the next edition of the song contest. Her internally selected song is titled “Mata Hari”.

Belgium: Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place”

Following an agreement between Belgium’s two Eurovision broadcasters VRT and RTBF, Hooverphonic will return as the Belgian act for Eurovision 2021. Along with returning vocalist Geike Arnaert the group will perform their song “The Wrong Place” .

Bulgaria: VICTORIA – “Growing Up is Getting Old”

Bulgaria’s 2020 act Victoria Georgieva — who performs as VICTORIA — has returned for 2021. She will perform her internally selected entry “Growing Up Is Getting Old” .

Croatia: Albina – “Tick-Tock”

Croatia will be represented by Albina Grčić, who won the Croatian national final Dora from a field of 14 acts. Albina will compete with the song “Tick-Tock”.

Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – “El Diablo”

Broadcaster CyBC has internally selected the Greek singer Elena Tsagrinou. She will sing the song “El Diablo”.

Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Omaga”

Broadcaster Česká Televize has internally selected Benny Cristo for the next edition of Eurovision. The popular singer — who also performs under his full name Ben Cristovao — had previously won the national final ESCZ 2020. He will sing the song “Omaga”.

Denmark: Fyr og Flamme – “Øve os på hinanden”

The Danish synth-pop duo Fyr og Flamme will represent Denmark with their song “Øve os på hinanden”. The duo won Denmark’s national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix among 12 competing acts.

Estonia – Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”

For the second year in a row, Uku Suviste has won Estonia’s national final Eesti Laul and will represent Estonia at Eurovision. His song for Rotterdam is “The Lucky One”.

Finland: Blind Channel – “Dark Side”

The Finnish six-piece “violent pop” group Blind Channel won Finland’s national final UMK 2021 . They will perform their song “Dark Side” in Rotterdam.

France: Barbara Pravi – “Voilà”

Junior Eurovision 2020 songwriter Barbara Pravi will represent France in Rotterdam with her song “Voilà”. Barbara won the new French national final Eurovision France, c’est vous qui décidez from a field of 12 acts.

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – “You”

Tornike Kipiani will represent Georgia at the next edition of Eurovision. He was originally selected by winning the 2019 series of Georgian Idol . Tornike’s song for Rotterdam is called “You” and it will be released later in March.

Germany: Jendrik – “I Don’t Feel Hate”

The German broadcasters ARD and NDR have internally selected the upcoming German singer Jendrik Sigwart . He will perform his song “I Don’t Feel Hate” at Eurovision.

Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance”

The Greek-Dutch singer Stefania Liberakakis has been internally selected to represent Greece at Eurovision. She will sing “Last Dance”.

Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years”

Broadcaster RÚV has invited back Söngvakeppnin 2020 winner Daði Freyr and his group Gagnamagnið . His internally selected song is called “10 Years” 

Ireland: Lesley Roy – “Maps”

Broadcaster RTÉ has internally selected their Eurovision 2020 singer Lesley Roy. She will perform the internally selected song “Maps”.

Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free”

Israel’s broadcaster KAN has invited back Eden Alene as Israel’s act for Eurovision 2021. Eden will sing “Set Me Free” , which was selected in a three-song national final.

Italy – Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni”

Italian rock band Måneskin will represent Italy at Eurovision after winning Sanremo 2021 . They will perform “Zitti e buoni”.

Latvia: Samanta Tīna – “The Moon Is Rising”

Broadcaster LTV has invited back Supernova 2020 winner Samanta Tīna to represent Latvia at Eurovision 2021. She will sing “The Moon Is Rising”.

Lithuania: THE ROOP – “Discoteque”

Lithuanian band THE ROOP will represent their country with “Discoteque” after winning the national final Pabandom iš Naujo! 2021.

Malta: Destiny – “Je Me Casse”

Broadcaster TVM has internally selected Junior Eurovision winner Destiny Chunkunyere for Eurovision 2021. Destiny was originally headed for Eurovision 2020 after winning X Factor Malta. She will sing “Je Me Casse” .

Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar”

2020 national final winner Natalia Gordienko will return in 2021. She will perform the song “Sugar”.

The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Birth of a New Age”

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS says they are “happy to continue the collaboration” with Jeangu Macrooy. The Suriname singer had previously been internally selected to represent the Netherlands in 2020. He will perform the song “Birth of a New Age” .

North Macedonia: Vasil – “Here I Stand”

North Macedonian broadcaster MKRTV has internally selected Vasil Garvanliev to represent the country at Eurovision 2021 , having previously being selected in 2020. He will perform the song “Here I Stand”.

Norway: TIX – “Fallen Angel”

Norwegian pop singer/songwriter TIX (otherwise known as Andreas Haukeland) will represent Norway at Eurovision 2021. He won Norway’s national final Melodi Grand Prix with his song “Fallen Angel”.

Poland: Rafał – “The Ride”

Broadcaster TVP has internally selected popular TV show Rafał Brzozowski. He will perform the synth-pop song “The Ride”.

Portugal: The Black Mamba – “Love Is on My Side”

The Portuguese group The Black Mamba will represent Portugal with their English-language song “Love Is on My Side”. The Black Mamba won Festival da Canção 2021 from a field of ten grand finalists.

Romania: Roxen – “Amnesia”

Romanian broadcaster TVR has again internally selected 2020 act Roxen. She will sing “Amnesia”, internally selected by a jury.

Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman”

Broadcaster Channel One — one of Russia’s two Eurovision broadcasters — is again organising Russia’s entry for Eurovision 2021. Manizha will represent Russia with “Russian Woman” , after winning a hastily organised national final.

San Marino: Senhit – “Adrenalina”

The Italian singer Senhit will again represent San Marino at Eurovision. She previously competed at Eurovision 2011 and was due to return in 2020. She will sing “Adrenalina” , with the American rapper Flo Rida featuring on the studio version of the song.

Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco”

Beovizija 2020 winners Hurricane have been internally selected to represent Serbia at Eurovision 2021. They will sing the internally selected song “Loco Loco” in Rotterdam.

Slovenia: Ana Soklič – “Amen”

Broadcaster RTV SLO has internally selected Ana Soklič for Eurovision 2021. She had previously won EMA 2020 and was due to perform at Eurovision 2020. Her song for Eurovision 2021 is the gospel ballad “Amen”.

Spain: Blas Cantó – “Voy a quedarme”

Spanish broadcaster RTVE has invited back Blas Cantó to be Spain’s act in the next edition of Eurovision. He will sing the ballad “Voy a quedarme” , selected from a two-song national final Destino Eurovision.

Sweden: Tusse – “Voices”

The singer Tusse Chiza will represent Sweden after winning the national final Melodifestivalen 2021. He will perform the song “Voices”.

Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’univers”

Gjon Muharremaj — who performs as Gjon’s Tears — will again represent Switzerland at Eurovision 2021. He will perform the internally selected song “Tout l’univers”.

Ukraine: Go_A – “SHUM”

Electro-folk group Go_A were internally selected by broadcaster UA:PBC, after having previously won the 2020 national final. They will perform the song “SHUM” at Eurovision 2021, with the song selected by an expert jury. The song has been revamped into a new version for Eurovision.

United Kingdom: James Newman – “Embers”

The BBC has internally selected the singer-songwriter James Newman who was also due to represent the UK in 2020. His song for Eurovision 2021 — which he has co-written — is “Embers”

Acoustic & Revamps

Revamps / Remixed

Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma”

Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free”

Ukraine: Go_A – “SHUM”

Acoustic Versions

Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma”

Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari”

Belgium: Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place”

Bulgaria: VICTORIA – “Growing Up is Getting Old”

France: Barbara Pravi – “Voilà”

Latvia: Samanta Tīna – “The Moon Is Rising”

Portugal: The Black Mamba – “Love Is on My Side”

Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco”

Spain: Blas Cantó – “I’ll Stay” (English Version)

Sweden: Tusse – “Voices”