The 41 songs that were to compete in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will not be eligible for the 2021 contest.
Tonight the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has revealed that the songs intended for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest will not be eligible for the 2021 contest, following the cancellation of this year’s contest earlier in the week. This decision was made by the Reference Group, who stated that it would not be in accordance with the contest’s rules should they participate.
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) March 20, 2020
However, broadcasters can choose to send their 2020 artists at next year’s contest with a new song.
The list of artists who have been confirmed as competing in 2021 so far are:
- Azerbaijan – Samira Efendi
- Georgia – Tornike Kipiani
- Greece – Stefania
- Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
- Spain – Blas Cantó
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears
- Ukraine – Go_A
Countries such as Sweden and Estonia have already announced that they will be using a national final to select their next entrants.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was scheduled to take place in at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam on the May 12, 14 and 16. The Netherlands won the right to host the competition following their win in 2019 with Duncan Laurence and the song “Arcade”.