Live-On-Tape Celebration Continues: Here are the Grand Finalists!

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was one of the most unique yet, not only for the songs, but also for the organisation of the contest. With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming, each of the participating nations was expected to prepare a live-on-tape performance. This performance was prepared as a back-up just in case the nation was not able to make it to Rotterdam. As we know, Australia was the only nation to use their recorded live-on-tape performance. While Iceland was not able to perform on the Eurovision stage due to a positive COVID-19 test, they were able to use their rehearsal footage from Rotterdam.

In the lead up to the contest, each nation was required to submit their live-on-tape performance. To make things fair across the board, each nation had 1 hour to record their tape, with 3 attempts allowed within that hour. The national broadcaster could then pick the best attempt of the three, and that would be used as their back-up tape.

A special broadcast was prepared by the EBU, featuring the live-on-tape performances. Earlier in the week, we saw the non-qualifiers (except for Ireland, who chose not to participate in this broadcast. Now, Part 2 has been released, with all the live-on-tape performances of the finalists. The United Kingdom will not feature as part of the show.

Here are the nations featured in Part 2 of the Song Celebration:

  1. Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo
  2. Albania / Anxhela Peristeri – Karma
  3. Israel / Eden Alene – Set Me Free
  4. Belgium / Hooverphonic – The Wrong place
  5. Russia / Manizha – Russian Woman
  6. Malta / Destiny – Je Me Casse
  7. Portugal / The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side
  8. Serbia / Hurricane – Loco Loco
  9. Greece / Stefania – Last Dance
  10. Switzerland / Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’univers
  11. Iceland / Daði og Gagnamagnið – 10 Years
  12. Spain / Blas Cantó – Voy a Quedarme
  13. Moldova / Natalia Gordienko – Sugar
  14. Germany / Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate
  15. Finland / Blind Channel – Dark Side
  16. Bulgaria / VICTORIA – Growing Up Is Getting Old
  17. Lithuania / The Roop – Discoteque
  18. Ukraine / Go_A – Shum
  19. France / Barbara Pravi – Voilà
  20. Azerbaijan / Efendi – Mata Hari
  21. Norway / TIX – Fallen Angel
  22. Netherlands / Jeangu Macrooy – Birth of a New Age
  23. Italy / Måneskin – Zitti e Buoni
  24. Sweden / Tusse – Voices
  25. San Marino / Senhit – Adrenalina

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