Monday, May 17, 2021

You've Seen Here: 2021 Eurovision Song Contest


After two years waiting because of the cancellation of the 2020 edition, it's finally here: it's Eurovision week! And we are retaking a tradition of ours: we're presenting our guide to the 2021 contest, remembering all of the competing entries (as most of them were already reviewed on Sounds European! during the past months).

As was planned in for last year, the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is going to be held at Rotterdam Ahoy, in Rotterdam, following the 2019 victory of the Netherlands, with "Arcade". Before the 2021 rehearsals, the bookies had Malta and Switzerland as the big favorites for this year's trophy. Now, Italy, France, Iceland, Cyprus and Bulgaria.

We now take this opportunity and highlight a song we really enjoy, but weren't able to publish before, Russia's "Russian woman" – as Manizha was born in Tajikistan:

Check the full list of the 2021 entries, with their running order in the shows:

Semifinal 1 (May 18th, 2021):

1. Lithuania | The Roop - "Discoteque"
2. Slovenia | Ana Soklič - "Amen"
4. Sweden | Tusse - "Voices"
6. North Macedonia | Vasil - "Here I stand"
7. Ireland | Lesley Roy - "Maps"
10. Croatia | Albina - "Tick-tock"
13. Romania | Roxen - "Amnesia"
14. Azerbaijan | Efendi - "Mata Hari"
15. Ukraine | Go_A - "Shum"

Semifinal 2 (May 20th, 2021):

1. San Marino | Senhit - "Adrenalina"
3. Czech Republic | Benny Cristo - "Omaga"

Final (May 22nd, 2021):

TBD. United Kingdom | James Newman - "Embers"

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