Speaking in an exclusive interview on a special episode of The Euro Trip podcast, Eurovision 2021 Executive Producer Sietse Bakker has revealed which countries he’d love to return to the contest.
In the interview broadcast on “Behind the Scenes of Eurovision” he was asked for his thoughts on certain countries choosing to withdraw from the contest.
“Ideally, being such a true European tradition, you would want to have the family complete. At the same time the contest has always been such a breathing animal.”
“If countries feel like they need to take a break, that’s up to them, that’s okay, but ideally you’d have the family together”.
In the conversation with The Euro Trip’s Rob Lilley, Sietse reveals he has attended every contest since 2003, and that year’s winner is high on his list of nations he’d like to see back on the Eurovision stage.
“I hope one day Turkey will rejoin, Luxembourg will join, Montenegro, you want to have all of them there, even the little ones like Andorra and Monaco, they add a great sense of flavour.”
You can listen to Sietse’s full interview on a special episode of The Euro Trip podcast, available on all streaming services.
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About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained with the European Quiz and the One Second Song featuring in the weekly show. In addition, they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.