The decision on the scenario under which the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place will be made in 4 to 5 weeks.
Sietse Bakker, Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, has tweeted that a decision will be made regarding the scenario under which this years contest will take place, will be made in 4 to 5 weeks. Four different scenarios were outlined by the European Broadcasting Union in September, regarding how Eurovision 2021 could be held ranging from fully remote to an in person contest with a live audience.
— Sietse Bakker (@SietseBakker) January 2, 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.
Image Source: Eurovision.tv / Source: Sietse Bakker