Eurovision 2021 song contest officially started in Rotterdam yesterday, on May 16. It will take place from May 18 up to May 22.
Only 34 out of 39 countries participated in the ceremony due to the coronavirus as eurovision.tv reported.
Participant from Australia could not come for Eurovision due to the coronavirus and made a video. Moreover, there were no delegates from Iceland and Poland – on the eve, the members had positive tests for coronavirus. Besides, participants from Romania and Malta are in isolation as they live in one hotel.
Lead singer of the Ukrainian band Go-A Kateryna Pavlenko, who got sick on the eve and missed the second rehearsal, received the negative result of the PCR test and the ban visited the ceremony. Go-A will perform with Shum song on May 18.
The majority of the delegations gathered at the bank of the Nieuwe Maas River:
Samanta Tīna from Latvia at the Turquoise Carpey
Natalia Gordienko from Moldova and Philipp Kirkorov on the Turquoise Carpet
Tornike Kipiani from Georgia at the Turquoise Carpet
TIX from Norway at the Turquoise Carpet
Efendi from Azerbaijan on the Turquoise Carpet
Lesley Roy from Ireland on the Turquoise Carpet
Eden Alene from Israel on the Turquoise Carpet
Tusse from Sweden on the Turquoise Carpet
Jeangu Macrooy from The Netherlands at the Turquoise Carpet
Måneskin from Italy at the Turquoise Carpet
Currently, Ukraine has risen in the rating of bookmakers and takes eighth place. After the first rehearsals, Ukrainians were at the ninth position. Italy, France and Malta make TOP3 of the competition.
Eurovision 2021 will take place at the planned Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. The semi-finals will take place on May 18 and May 20. The final will take place on May 22. The results of the draw of semi-finals for 2020 will remain in force.
The organizers allowed the winners of selections for 2020 to perform; however, the song should be new. All partakers of Eurovision 2021 will record their songs alive beforehand.