Broadcasters will have a lot of flexibility over pre-recorded performances for Eurovision 2021

January 17, 2021

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"Of course we hope that we can bring all 41 acts to Rotterdam, because we want them to be together and perform on that same stage, as it always has been. But if it's not, I think it will be one of the most colourful and diverse Eurovision Song Contests we have ever seen."

Sietse Bakker

Executive Producer for The Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Sietse Bakker, has revealed that the 41 broadcasters participating in Eurovision 2021 will be given more flexibility over their pre-recorded performances compared to Junior Eurovision 2020. The full interview can be found on Jan Bors’ official YouTube channel.

For the 2021 contest, all participating countries must pre-record a performance, which will be used in the event that the contest is held remotely like Junior Eurovision 2020, or if the artist is unable to travel to Rotterdam.

Unlike Junior Eurovision 2020, the broadcasters will not be required to create the same stage design as will be in the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam. The reason behind this is that the Dutch production team feels it could be “a bit boring” for viewers to be looking at the same stage set 41 times. Whilst there are some boundaries in place, the broadcasters will be able to make their own creative decisions, and will have a lot more creative freedom.

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