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#ESC21: Multiple National Selections News

There has been so much news to keep up with this week, from the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, that we’ve rounded it all up here for you.

Bulgaria

Victoria was internally selected by BNT, the Bulgarian national broadcaster, to represent them again after the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled. On Wednesday, while speaking to BNT, she revealed her entry will be revealed in March.

Finland

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the seven finalists for UMK 2021 will be announced on Tuesday 19th January. They will be selected from the 278 submitted entries. The Final of UMK will take place on Saturday 20th February in Tampere.

Iceland

Daði Freyr and Gagnamagnið have been internally selected by RUV to represent Iceland once again next year. Daði Freyr announced the news himself via Twitter on Friday.

Söngvakeppnin will therefore not take place in 2021 and will be the first time since 2005. However, it will be replaced by an Eurovision-entertainment based programme.

The Programme Director of RUV, had the following to say:

“We believe that the nation strongly wants Daði and Gagnamagnið to compete on our behalf in this competition. In addition, the uncertainty is so great today that it is not even certain that we can hold a national selection in February in a proper way.”

Israel

In Israel on Monday, the selection committee started to work through the 220 entries submitted for Eden Alene to perform at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Eden was carried forward to 2021 after the 2020 Contest was cancelled.

Sixteen songs will be presented to the public for online voting, where eight will proceed to the televised semi finals. Four will progress to the final, where Eden will perform all four entries.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: ESCBubble & Eurovoix

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