As always Albania has the very first national final called “Festivali i Këngës” to determine the Eurovision entry. It has been the 59th edition of this show, but for Albania it’s the entry in the ESC, as Albania has debuted in 2004.
First of all in behalf of the entire eurovisionlive.com team we would like to wish everybody a happy New Year. In the rush of the world’s general topic, the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is on its way as well. How everything will look like we will know in a couple of weeks. Since last year we all know, everything can change and even that an annual contest like the ESC can be skipped.
It seems that the Swedes put everything on card again for the Melodifestivalen 2021. The Swedish broadcaster SVT has published all the singer for the biggest TV show of the year – the Melodifestivalen.
It has been the 18th time in the history of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), which has been broadcasted live from Warsaw, Poland. But it has also been the first time that none of the participants was able to sing live on stage in Warsaw.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 sadly had to be withdrawn due to the corona pandemic. Nevertheless, all the 41 confirmed participating countries from this year have now officially been confirmed again for next year. It’s great to see that there is still a wide enthusiasm among the European countries as well as Australia. How the ESC 2021 is going to look like is still unclear, there are four scenarios, but the contest will take place for sure.
Paola Felix, former Paola del Medico has become 70 years these days. The Swiss singer with Italian father and a Swiss mother has become super star in Switzerland and also became famous in Germany, Austria and all over Europe, also due to her two participations at the Eurovision Song Contest.
It has been a sad year, for the first time in history the Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled. This was a big disappointment especially for the singers, who have been chosen by their countries. And not every selected singer from 2020 will have a second chance in 2021.