The show will go on!
Finally, some good news! It’s been confirmed that the Eurovision Song Contest will take place as planned on May 22 this year.
Eurovision is one of those guilty pleasures that you embrace with open arms and celebrate unashamedly, and it was cancelled last year due to coronavirus. If you can’t tell, we’re still not over it. Anyway, we have been waiting with bated breath to find out the fate of Eurovision 2021 and it turns out, the show will ‘definitely’ go ahead this spring. And Australia will participate for another year!
It was announced by none other than Graham Norton who commentates for the UK’s BBC coverage of the event each year. In a recent interview with US radio station Sirius XM, he said “There’s definitely going to be a Eurovision… The competition element is going to happen.” He also revealed that there may be a few alterations this year but stressed that the overall format would remain the same.
Organisers of the contest have now officially confirmed the news, telling the BBC that “we can confirm the Eurovision Song Contest will definitely take place this year.” They also highlighted that the event may include pre-recorded performances “if a participant cannot travel to Rotterdam due to the current pandemic, or in the unfortunate instance of an artist having to quarantine on site.”
Instead of asking the acts to perform live from their home country, all contestants will pre-record their entries just in case they cannot travel last minute. In addition, they will each have strict guidelines to follow regarding their performances in order “to keep the competition fair should it not go ahead in the traditional way.”
What this means for Australia’s contestant, Montaigne, is not certain just yet but we’re hoping that she does get to fly over to Rotterdam to represent us. News of what song she will sing has not yet been released either, with the song she won ‘Australia Decides’, Don’t Break Me, currently on the Hottest 100 voting list.
Speaking on her twitch channel, she said: ”I don’t know if my Eurovision song is ready. We’re still working on it. Still fishing for options I guess. I have an entry that I think would be great, but it’s important to get the full view of things.”
Eurovision takes place on May 22, 2021.