As planning for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is underway, the organisers have revealed new information, as to how the 2021 contest will take place.
It’s been confirmed that four scenarios for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is being worked on.This was revealed by the Executive Producer of the 2021 contest Sietse Bakker at a press conference in Rotterdam.
What are the four scenarios
We have previously reported that there are two scenarios being worked on, for Eurovision. The organisers confirmed that there are four scenarios being worked on in order to ensure the contest takes place.
Scenario A – This will be a normal contest. Therefore, the Rotterdam Ahoy will be filled with spectators watching the show, and all of the participating countries will be in Rotterdam performing their entry.
Scenario B – A socially distant contest, which is based on the current health regulations, set up by the Dutch government. This therefore means a reduced amount of audience members during the shows, as well as the other activities in Rotterdam.
Scenario C – Travel restrictions continue to be in place for some or all of the participating countries. For the participating countries, who are unable to head to Rotterdam will perform their entry in their own country. For the participating countries, that are able to travel, along with the opening and interval acts will continue to take place in Rotterdam. Usual on-site activities will be replaced by virtual ones.
Scenario D – This is for when lockdown occurs. There will be no delegations in Rotterdam. All participants will be performing their entries in their home country, and no audience in the venue. Usual on-site activities will be replaced by virtual ones.
The EBU has confirmed that a decision, on which Scenario will be used, will depend on the situation in the early months of 2021.
Other news from the press conference
In addition to an update of how the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest will take place, further updates have been revealed for next year’s contest.
Hosts – It has been confirmed that the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest hosts Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit and NikkieTutorials will return for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. All of the four hosts also presented Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light in May.
Postcards – It’s been revealed that new concepts are being made for the 2021 postcards, and these will be revealed in due course.
Slogan – The ‘Open Up’ slogan was revealed in late 2019. Despite the contest not taking place in 2020, it was revealed that the slogan will remain for 2021.
Stage – As previously revealed. It was confirmed that the 2020 stage will be used for the 2021 contest, as this has already been prepared.
Tickets – When the dates for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest was confirmed, it was revealed that 2020 tickets will be rolled-over to the 2021. contest. However, if Scenario B or C is chosen, a new seating layout will be made, and a fair draw will take place to confirm who is able to attend. Anyone unsuccessful will receive a full refund of their tickets.
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