After the victory of Duncan Laurence in Israel, the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the The Netherlands. The Eurovision Song Contest, which is scheduled to take place in Rotterdam Ahoy in May 2020, is unfortunately canceled due to the corona virus. The parties involved are still in talks, but the intention is that the festival will still be held in Rotterdam in 2021. Edsilia Rombley, Chantal Janzen and Jan Smit have been announced as the tv hosts. Nikkie de Jager (Youtube star NikkieTutorials) will be the online host. It will be the last edition for Jon Ola Sand. He has been Executive Supervisor since 2011 and announced that this will be the last ESC edition in this role.
ESC 2021 semi-finals and grand final dates
This year's theme is 'Open Up' and there are more than 40 countries participating in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. Just like every year there will be two semifinals and a final in 2021. The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. The best ten countries of the semi-finals go to the final on Saturday . There they meet 'The Big Five' (Spain, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and France) and host country The Netherlands.
New ESC 2021 dates
- First semifinal Eurovision song contest is Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in Rotterdam
- Second semifinal Eurovision song contest is Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Rotterdam
- Final Eurovision song contest is Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Rotterdam