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Eurovision’s Sensible Semi Final Draw Decision
Semi Final Draw, Eurovision 2018 (

With the EBU’s announcement that the Semi Final Allocation Draw from 2020 will be carried forward unchanged into Rotterdam 2021, Samantha Ross takes a look at how this unusual step will benefit organisers, delegations, and fans alike.

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Forget The Rules, Eurovision Cannot Bring Back The 2020 Songs
Photo: / Stijn Smulders

While the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest state that the songs entered for 2020 cannot return in 2021, given the changing times we live in, should the EBU think again? Luke Fisher explains why this goes against the ideals of the EBU and Eurovision itself.

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What Might Happen If A Eurovision Artist Gets COVID-19?
Empty Stage and Microphone (Cc ac94/Flickr)

Two artists could not compete in the Dutch selection for Junior Eurovision due to testing positive for COVID-19. As we approach the National Finals and Rotterdam 2021, Ben Robertson looks at possible alternatives and their drawbacks.

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When Things Go Wrong At The Eurovision Song Contest
Semi Final Winners from Eurovision 2017 (image:

With the confirmation of various options to put on Rotterdam 2021 in mind, Ewan Spence looks at the history of 'backup options' throughout the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Thirteen Songs in Thirteen Studios: How Junior Eurovision Survives
Viki Gabor at Junior Eurovision 2019 (image: Thomas Hanses/

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will involve the thirteen delegations performing in their home nation. Ben Robertson explains why this is not only a fair decision to make, but also how it is a much needed roadmap for the future of the Song Contest in these uncertain times.

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