Eurovision 2020: Which countries have vowed to send same acts to 2021 competition?


Countries confirm they will have the same act at Eurovision 2021 (Picture: EPA)

Eurovision 2020 may have been cancelled due to coronavirus, but some competing countries have already confirmed they’ll be sending their same act to represent them during next year’s contest.

Following concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Eurovision Song Contest will no longer take place in 2020.

A statement from the EBU read: ‘The uncertainty created by the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the difficult decision that it is impossible to continue with the live event as planned.’

The semi-finals for Eurovision 2020 had been scheduled to take place on 12 and 14 May, with the grand final following on 16 May in Rotterdam.

It’s since been confirmed that the song entries for 2020 will not be eligible at next year’s competition.

Countries, however, are allowed to invite their 2020 act to return with a new song or they can select a new act to compete instead.

Spain has confirmed Blas Canto will return as their act in 2021 (Picture: Redferns)

Countries returning with the same act in 2021

So far, 10 countries have confirmed that the same act will be returning to represent them at Eurovision 2021.

Blas Canto will represent Spain.

Jeangu Macrooy will represent Netherlands.

Gjon’s Tears will represent Switzerland.

Stefania will represent Greece.

Gjon’s Tears will represent Switzerland next year

Victoria will represent Bulgaria.

Hooverphonic will represent Belgium.

Samira Efendi will represent Azerbaijan.

GO_A Band will represent Ukraine.

Tornike Kipiani will represent Georgia.

Eden Alene will represent Israel.

Countries with potentially new acts

Sweden has confirmed it will be selecting its Eurovision 2021 act through its usual selection show Melodifestivalen.

Estonia will select its next act through Eesti Laul, but have invited their 2020 act Uku Suviste back to compete in its national selection show next year.

No other countries have yet made a decision, including Iceland, who’s act, Daði og Gagnamagnið, had been tipped as the favourite for Eurovision 2020.

Speaking ahead of the contest being cancelled, the act’s lead singer told Metro.co.uk: ‘I guess if it happens now, it means that we’ve finished Eurovision at the top of the polls, so that would kind of feel like winning.’

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