Rotterdam, the Netherlands has been confirmed as the host city for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
At the end of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, Rotterdam was formally confirmed as the host city of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. This city had been due to host the competition before COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the competition.
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) May 16, 2020
Martin Österdahl, the Eurovision Song Contest’s new Executive Supervisor, said:
We are extremely happy that we can now move forward. It’s vitally important that the Eurovision Song Contest returns next year, and we’re pleased to have the necessary commitment from our Members in the Netherlands to bring this much-loved show back to audiences across the world.
I firmly believe that all of us involved in the Eurovision Song Contest will stand united through challenges and change to bring the Contest back stronger than ever, ensuring its longevity for decades to come.
NPO Chairman, Shula Rijxman added:
Now more than ever it is important that we, as a public broadcaster, are committed to continuing this European tradition and are organizing a great event that people can look forward to during these difficult times. We will do everything in our power to arrange a very special Contest
To date the following artists have been confirmed as competing in the contest:
- Australia – Montaigne
- Austria – Vincent Bueno
- Azerbaijan – Samira Efendi
- Belgium – Hooverphonic
- Bulgaria – Victoria
- Czech Republic – Benny Cristo
- Georgia – Tornika Kipiani
- Greece – Stefania
- Israel – Eden Alene
- Latvia – Samanta Tina
- Malta – Destiny Chukunyere
- Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
- Romania – Roxen
- San Marino – Senhit
- Slovenia – Ana Soklic
- Spain – Blas Cantó
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears
- Ukraine – Go-A
While the following nations have confirmed their participation:
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