Soon after the announcement of the cancellation of this year’s contest, ERT were one of the first broadcasters to confirm that their 2020 artist would be returning next year. According to Stefania, we may be hearing her new entry sooner rather than later…
Back in March, Greek public broadcaster ERT released a press statement to address the news about the EBU’s decision to cancel this year’s contest. In the statement, the broadcaster expressed their intentions to continue their cooperation with Stefania for next year.
According to a new interview, we may be hearing her new entry sooner than we thought! Speaking to Eurovision Fun, Stefania revealed that Dimitris Kontopoulos has already written the song she will be performing at the 2021 contest. Dimitris also wrote her 2020 entry “Superg!rl” and her recent single “Friday”, which was also in the running for Rotterdam 2020.
According to Z News, the entry is due to be revealed in November, however, this has not been confirmed by neither ERT nor Stefania. The as-yet-untitled song has been described as ‘dance pop’, like the duo’s other collaborations.
Over the past few months, a number of broadcasters have confirmed whether they will be keeping their 2020 artists for next year’s contest. Whilst most have confirmed that they will be sticking with their 2020 selection, the likes of France and Cyprus will be sending different acts next year. So far, the 18 confirmed artists are:
- 🇦🇺 Australia – Montaigne
- 🇦🇹 Austria – Vincent Bueno
- 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Efendi
- 🇧🇪 Belgium – Hooverphonic
- 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – VICTORIA
- 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – Benny Cristó
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Tornike Kipiani
- 🇬🇷 Greece – Stefania
- 🇮🇱 Israel – Eden Alene
- 🇱🇻 Latvia – Samanta Tīna
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Destiny
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
- 🇷🇴 Romania – Roxen
- 🇸🇲 San Marino – Senhit
- 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Ana Soklič
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Blas Cantó
- 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine – GO_A
We also know that national selections will be going ahead in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
Next year’s semi-finals will take place on the 18th and 20th of May, whilst the Grand Final will take place on 22nd May. Rotterdam Ahoy Arena will serve as the venue of the 2021 contest.
In an unprecedented twist, the EBU also recently announced that pre-recorded backing vocals will be allowed at the 2021 contest.
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