Eurovision 2021: National Finals or Internal Selections – A Complete Overview

With the unprecedented cancellation of Eurovision 2020, it has left the participating broadcasters with the question – will they re-select their 2020 entrant, or will they begin the selection process again to start afresh?

We now know that the same 41 countries will be participating at Eurovision 2021, with a number of those broadcasters having already confirmed the same entrant. We do know, however, that the 2020 songs will not be eligible.

Here is what we know so far:

Country Artist(s) 2020 Plans for Eurovision 2021
Albania Arilena Ara Albania will pick their 2021 act in December during Festivali i Këngës
Armenia Athena Manoukian
Australia Montaigne Montaigne has been selected by broadcaster to return
Austria Vincent Bueno Vincent Bueno has been selected by broadcaster to return
Azerbaijan Samira Efendi Samira Efendi has been selected by broadcaster to return
Belarus VAL VAL will not take part in Eurovision 2021
Belgium Hooverphonic Hooverphonic has been selected by broadcaster to return. Previous lead singer Luka has since been replaced by original lead singer, Gieke.
Bulgaria Victoria Victoria has been selected by broadcaster to return
Croatia Damir Kedžo Croatia will select a new artist through Dora 2021
Cyprus Sandro Cyprus will not send Sandro to Rotterdam in 2021. Elena Tsagrinou will represent Cyprus
Czech Republic Benny Cristo Benny Cristo has been selected by broadcaster to return
Denmark Ben & Tan Selection via Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021; Ben & Tan will not take part
Estonia Uku Suviste Eesti Laul will be used to select 2021 act, with Uku Suviste given an automatic position 
Finland Aksel Selection via Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2021; Aksel might take part
France Tom Leeb France will hold a national final for 2021
Georgia Tornike Kipiani Tornike Kipiani has been selected by broadcaster to return
Germany Ben Dolic Germany has not chosen Ben Dolic for Eurovision 2021
Greece Stefania Stefania has been selected by broadcaster to return
Iceland Daði og Gagnamagnið Daði og Gagnamagnið have been selected by broadcaster to return
Ireland Lesley Roy
Israel Eden Alene Eden Alene has been selected by broadcaster to return
Italy Diodato Sanremo 2021 will take place
Latvia Samanta Tīna Samanta Tīna has been selected by broadcaster to return
Lithuania The Roop Selection via Pabandom iš naujo 2021; The Roop qualified for the final
Malta Destiny Destiny has been selected by broadcaster to return
Moldova Natalia Gordienko Natalia Gordienko states she has been chosen for 2021, but no official confirmation yet
Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy Jeangu Macrooy has been selected by broadcaster to return
North Macedonia Vasil
Norway Ulrikke Brandstorp Selection via Melodi Grand Prix 2021; Ulrikke Brandstorp refuses to take part
Poland Alicja Szemplinska
Portugal Elisa Festival da Canção will be used to select the Portuguese act 
Romania Roxen Roxen has been selected by broadcaster to return
Russia Little Big
San Marino Senhit Senhit has been selected by broadcaster to return
Serbia Hurricane
Slovenia Ana Soklič Ana Soklič has been selected by broadcaster to return
Spain Blas Cantó Blas Cantó has been selected by broadcaster to return
Sweden The Mamas Melodifestivalen will be used to select the 2021 act
Switzerland Gjon’s Tears Gjon’s Tears has been selected by broadcaster to return
Ukraine Go_A Go_A has been selected by broadcaster to return
United Kingdom James Newman

We will keep updating this as more news is released!

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