Eurovision Song Contest 2021

One of the most followed and awaited European events of every year is about to make its way back to the international arena, with three nights of music that will keep you glued to the television until the Grand Final.

After the cancellation of last year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed to this year but the venue remained the same: Ahoy in Rotterdam, which already hosted several big events, including the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007.

The organizers confirmed that the theme for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest will remain the same: Open Up. The slogan ‘Open Up’ was intentionally incomplete when it was first chosen for Eurovision 2020. “Feel the freedom to complete the slogan in your own way. We found it was important to choose a theme that reflects the spirit of our times. With the slogan we warmly invite people to open up to others, to different opinions, each other’s stories and of course to each other’s music,” said the Executive Producer of the event Sietse Bakker back in 2019.

In December 2020, the logo of Eurovision 2021 was revealed. The new design was inspired by the world map with Rotterdam as the beating heart of Europe in May 2021. In Bakker’s words “The logo connects Rotterdam with the capitals of the participating countries and symbolises coming together, regardless of the form,”.

Already selected to host Eurovision 2020, and after presenting Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light in May, Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit, Edsilia Rombley and Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) will return as presenters in 2021.

This edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is particularly relevant for our cluster and for its Members, as it will be hosted precisely in our beloved Netherlands. Although it will not be possible to attend the event in person, we are still excited for such popular event to take place in this country, as it will represent another great opportunity to celebrate European diversity and variety, coming together in the name of music and culture.

Cook your favourite European food, organise a safe online gathering with your international friends, and get ready for singing out loud in twenty-four languages! The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will be streamed live from Rotterdam during three nights:

  • May 18 @21:00, First Semi-Final
  • May 20 @21:00, Second Semi-Final
  • May 22 @21:00, Grand Final.

Visit the official website of the event for the latest updates on the Contest, and to download or stream the songs in the competition.