Countries are able to pick between their second rehearsal recording and live-on-tape performance should they be unable to perform.
Sietse Bakker has confirmed to ESC Daily that in the event that a country is unable to perform in the jury show or broadcast show, they have a choice over the performance which will replace them.
In the event that an act is unable to perform due to COVID-19, the delegation is given a choice on the replacement performance. They can either use their live-on-tape performance which was recorded in March or the recording of their second rehearsal.
As is the case with Australia who has been unable to travel to Eurovision, they will be using their live-on-tape performance which was recorded in Sydney.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will take place on May 18, 20, and 22 in Rotterdam. A total of 39 countries will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Eurovision 2020 was due to be held in Rotterdam after Duncan Laurence gave the Netherlands their first victory since 1975 with the song “Arcade”. After the cancelation of the 2020 contest, it was decided that Rotterdam would host the 2021 contest instead.
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