Local Dutch media had already been reporting on the dates of the next Eurovision Song Contest dropping today and here we have them indeed!
The EBU have just announced that Eurovision 2021 will be taking place on:
18 May || Semi-final 1
20 May || Semi-final 2
22 May || The Grand Final
They announced it via this video, celebrating last year’s contest in Tel Aviv as well as hopefully looking towards next year’s contest:
The countdown begins, they say!
And everyone involved in organising Eurovision 2021 is ready to go as well.
The next contest will be the first one for the new Executive Supervisor Martin Österdahl, who comments:
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.
Executive Producer Event for next year’s contest, Sietse Bakker, acknowledges that we live in uncertain times and says:
The music, the artists, the fans, the competition and the international character combined is what makes the Eurovision Song Contest so special. We now have a year to explore all scenarios in detail with the parties involved and to make the shows happen regardless of the circumstances, with adjustments if necessary. We still aim high!
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has joined the Alliance of Event Builders in the Netherlands, an alliance of event organizers, venues and trade associations that co-operate on the development of protocols to gradually make hosting events possible again.
Sietse Bakker also reveals:
The stage will be carried over to next year, because that was already prepared. Apart from that, a lot depends on what is possible at that time, on the availability of all those involved and on what fits the spirit of 2021
Are you also looking forward to Eurovision 2021 already?