In a recent television interview, executive producer for Eurovision 2021, Sietse Bakker, has revealed how he could see the upcoming contest taking place in Rotterdam.
Sietse Bakker’s main priority at the moment is to make sure that all of the acts can perform in Rotterdam: “Our priority is to bring all artists and expeditions to The Netherlands. If there is no other option, then the competition should be held without an audience.”
When talking about whether there would be an audience in the Ahoy Arena or not, Sietse didn’t rule out the possibility of there being an audience, and simply implied that a decision on this would be best left until closer to the shows: “Let’s postpone the decisions for the public for later. Until mid-April.”
Back in September 2020, it was revealed that there were four scenarios in which the 2021 contest could take place. It ranges from scenario A, which would be a normal contest as we have seen up until 2019, to scenario D, which would be a contest in lockdown, similar to Junior Eurovision 2020.
Based on the information that Sietse has revealed in his interview, it looks likely that we could have scenario C, which would mean all the shows will be hosted live from the Ahoy Arena, with most of, if not all, the acts performing in Rotterdam with the possibility of an audience of some kind. However, an official decision is not expected to be made until February.
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