The EBU and host broadcasters have outlined the four plans they are working on to enable Eurovision 2021 to take place.
Four scenarios for Eurovision 2021 have been presented from a normal Eurovision Song Contest, to a contest that would be held remotely across the participating countries. Alongside the announcement it has been confirmed the hosts, branding and stage will all remain the same for Eurovision 2021.
Scenario A – Normal Eurovision Song Contest
This scenario would see the Eurovision Song Contest held normally in Rotterdam, with delegations able to travel to the city for the contest. The venue would be attended by fans with a full venue. This is dependent on a roll-out of a COFI-19 vaccine and availability of testing.
Scenario B – Socially distant Eurovision Song Contest
Everyone would be required to be at least 1.5 meters away from one another at all times. All of the shows would be held in Rotterdam, but a reduced audience would be allowed in the arena. The number of people in each delegation and number of press would be limited.
Should the audience size be restricted a new draw would be held to decide who out of the current ticket holders can attend the shows.
Scenario C – Eurovision Song Contest with travel restrictions
A socially distant Eurovision Song Contest with the shows live from Rotterdam with a limited audience.
If travel restrictions are in place, delegations unable to travel to Rotterdam would be recorded in their home country.
All performances would then be showed, with a mix of live performances from acts in Rotterdam and those in their home country.
Scenario D – Eurovision Song Contest in lockdown
The Eurovision Song Contest would be held in a similar setup to Junior Eurovision 2020.
All performances would be recorded in their home country, with a live show produced from Rotterdam.
Hosts, Branding & Stage
Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit, Edsilia Rombley and Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) will all be returning to host Eurovision 2021, having planned to host the 2020 contest.
“Open Up” remains the slogan for the competition having first been created for 2020. In addition, the stage of the competition which was planned for 2020 will also be used for 2021.
One change confirmed during today’s press conference is the the postcards will be given a new format. The countries that will participate in the new postcard format will be announced in mid-October.