Eurovision-2021: Organizers decide not to carry out new draw for semi-finals

Source : 112 Ukraine

The competition will take place at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam (Netherlands) on May 18, 20 and 22, 2021
22:00, 18 November 2020


The organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest decided to keep the results of the draw for the semifinals held for the 2020 competition, which was canceled due to coronavirus, in force. There will be no new draw, scheduled for January 2021, according to the competition website.

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“Since the same 41 countries will take part in the competition, the participants from which were supposed to sing in May in Rotterdam, the Eurovision reference group decided not to hold a new draw in January,” the organizers explained.

It is noted that thus, the countries that this year dropped out to participate in the first and second semi-finals will remain on the same lists in Rotterdam in 2021.

The 65th Eurovision Song Contest was scheduled to take place from May 12 to May 16 at the Ahoy Concert Hall in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The members were permitted to perform next year, but on the condition that they will need to write a new song.

The winner of the Ukrainian selection, Go_A band, agreed to take part in Eurovision-2021 and shared their plans for the contest song.

As we reported earlier, this year, Ukraine will take part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020, which will be held by Poland on November 29.

The motto of the competition - "Move the World" - is intended to remind of the power of unity.

"When we are kids, it seems to us that all important things are done by famous people: scientists, astronauts, athletes, and actors. But this is not the case: every day millions of people around the world faithfully carry out their commitments, moving the world forward," the organizers stated.

Related: Representatives of 41 countries to perform at Eurovision-2021

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