Happy Eurovision New Year! September has started, which means that every song that comes out from now, could be a potential entry for the contest in 2021. We cross our fingers to get a brilliant new Eurovision season. Who’s excited?
When scrolling through the Instagram feed, we came across this post by Ben Prins. Ben is part of the Eurovision team of 2020 and 2021 and takes responsibilities for design and branding. On 1 September, he published a post on his Instagram feed with the following comment: “OPEN UP AGAIN! Babet Verstappen en ik zijn er klaar voor!”. We love to see motivated people to give us Eurovision 2021 in the best way possible. However, when looking at the photo, there was another eye catcher. A new logo?
Following the publication of our article, the Executive Supervisor of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest Sietse Bakker, have confirmed this is not the case. However, he has not explicitly confirmed if the logo will remain as it is or if there will be amendments to the logo.
The answer is no 😉— Sietse Bakker (@SietseBakker) September 1, 2020
What do we already know about Eurovision 2021?
Location + dates
Since Eurovision 2020 didn’t take place, we don’t have to wait for a new host city-announcement. That happened right at the end of “Europe Shine A Light”. The three hosts Jan Smit, Chantal Janzen and Edsilia Rombley revealed that Rotterdam will get a second chance to organise the contest next year. In the mean time we also know on which dates the contest will take place.
- Semi Final 1: 18 May 2021
- Semi Final 2: 20 May 2021
- Grand Final: 22 May 2021
At the time of writing, nearly 30 countries have confirmed their participation in the 2021 contest. With 18 counties deciding to send their 2020 artist again.
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