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26 countries ready for the Grand Final in Eurovision 2021

Jeangu Macrooy from The Netherlands at the Turquoise Carpet, Credit: EBU/Andres Putting

After the second Semi-Final on Thursday evening, when 10 countries qualified for the Grand Final in the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam on Saturday, 26 competitors will take the stage in front of an audience of 3,500 persons in the following order.

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. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom / James Newman – Embers

10. 🇬🇷 Greece / Stefania – Last Dance

11. 🇨🇭 Switzerland / Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’Univers

12. 🇮🇸 Iceland / Da∂i Freyr og Gagnamagni∂ – 10 Years

13. 🇪🇸 Spain / Blas Cantó – Voy A Querdarme

14. 🇲🇩 Moldova / Natalia Gordienko – SUGAR

15. 🇩🇪 Germany Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate

16. 🇫🇮 Finland / Blind Channel – Dark Side

17. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria / Victoria – Growing Up is Getting Old

18. 🇱🇹 Lithuania / The Roop – Discoteque

19. 🇺🇦 Ukraine / Go_A – Shum

20. 🇫🇷France / Barbara Pravi – Voilà

21. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan / Efendi – Mata Hari

22. 🇳🇴 Norway / TIX – Fallen Angel

23. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (Hosts) Jeangu Macrooy – Birth of a New Age

24. 🇮🇹 Italy / Måneskin – Zitti E Buoni

25.🇸🇪 Sweden / Tusse – Voices

26. 🇸🇲San Marino / Senhit – Adrenalina

This year the final is predicted to be even at the top, with pundits seeing up to 6 to 8 songs as potential winners. France and Italy are currently the bookmakers favourites.

It is a Eurovision tradition that the Host City throws a red carpet event for the participants and Rotterdam is no exception.

This year, the red carpet was transformed into a Turquoise Carpet. The challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic meant that health and safety protocols were monitored and enacted right up until the last minute, meaning that some delegations were unable to join the carpet event.

With health and safety at the top of the agenda, artists began to arrive once Ahmed Aboutaleb, the Mayor of Rotterdam, declared the Eurovision Song Contest officially open and commended organisers on the achievement of hosting a Contest under difficult circumstances.

The Brussels Times

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