Eurovision 2020 and 2021 - artists confirmation and other news
We will provide a regular update on the artists who will be returning next year and any other news on the 2020 contest here at aussievision.net and our social channels. Here is this week's update:
Artists confirmed to participate in Eurovision 2021:
Austria - Vincent Bueno
Azerbaijan - Efendi
Belgium - Hooverphonic
Bulgaria - Victoria
Georgia - Tornike Kipiani
Greece - Stefania
Israel - Eden Alene
Spain - Blas Cantó
Switzerland - Gjon's Tears
The Netherlands - Jeangu Macrooy
Ukraine - Go_A
Countries that have confirmed participation but not their artist:
Croatia - confirmed they will be competing in 2021 with negotiations still ongoing if Damir Kedžo will be their representative.
Estonia - Eesti Laul will go ahead as normal, but organisers have invited Uku Suviste to participate in next year’s competition.
Finland - UMK to go on again, Aksel will not be chosen internally
Ireland - RTE have confirmed that they will be participating in 2021, but there’s no word on whether Lesley Roy will return to compete for Ireland in 2021
Lithuania - LRT have confirmed they will participate in 2021, but haven’t confirmed whether The Roop will be their representative. They have announced they will make a decision on their selection plans by April 1.
Norway - NRK announced that Melodi Grand Prix would go on but Ulrikke has opted not to compete
Portugal - Elisa will not be internally chosen to represent Portugal next year
Sweden - Sweden has confirmed that Melodifestivalen will go ahead as planned, the Mammas won’t be the 2021 Swedish representative.
Australia - Montaigne has expressed her wish to compete next year, however no further news on this yet
Iceland - Daði Frey said he would be proud to represent Iceland again but would not compete in Söngvakeppnin again.
United Kingdom - BBC will broadcast a show “Eurovision: Come Together” to replace the original broadcast, and is part of their overall plan to “entertain the nation in time of need”.
EBU - A reminder that songs from this year WON'T be allowed to compete next year