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  • Eurovision 2021 – Covid-19 Health & Safety Regulations

    Eurovision 2021 – Covid-19 Health & Safety Regulations


    This year’s Eurovision Song Contest (Semi Finals & Grand Final) is being held at the AHOY Arena in Rotterdam.
    In accordance with current Dutch Government guidelines there will be a limited audience of 3,500 people in the Arena (20% of the normal capacity). This is part of a test programme for events being carried out in the Netherlands, just as they are in the UK.
    All members of the audience have to follow strict health & safety rules and must present a negative Covid test certificate upon arrival. On production of this they do not need to wear a mask or distance when in their seat.

    For artists, crew and media there are very strict Covid-19 health and safety measures whilst in Rotterdam (both at the arena and in their hotel accommodation), and whilst travelling to and from the Ahoy arena. There is also an extensive testing programme in place for all crew, press, artists and national delegations.

    All members of the UK delegation will be following these protocols throughout out their time in Rotterdam and on their return to the UK.

  • Amanda Holden is the UK's Spokesperson for 2021!

    Sara Cox, Rylan Clark-Neal, Graham Norton, Chelcee Grimes, Scott Mills & Amanda Holden | The BBC line-up for Eurovision 2021

    The BBC have revealed the full line-up who will be joining Graham Norton for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.

    Graham Norton will return for the Grand Final on BBC One, produced by BBC Studios, where he will be commentating live from Rotterdam. While Ken Bruce will continue his long-running coverage over on BBC Radio 2.

    Grammy-nominated singer songwriter and presenter, Chelcee Grimes will be joining Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills for the semi-finals live on BBC Four. Presenting live from London, they will oversee proceedings as 33 countries compete for their place in the Grand Final. The semi-finals will air on the 18th and 20th May on BBC Four, with UK viewers able to vote in the second semi-final on the 20th.

    Graham Norton returns for his 12th Eurovision Song Contest on BBC One. After commentating last year on Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, he will return to his coveted post for this year’s live Grand Final.

    Actress and singer, Amanda Holden will be taking the reins of the…

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  • May is the month of Eurovision on the BBC

    Sara Cox, Rylan Clark-Neal, Graham Norton, Chelcee Grimes, Scott Mills & Amanda Holden | The BBC line-up for Eurovision 2021

    The world’s biggest music competition returns this May as the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the longest-running and most-watched non-sporting events in the world, is broadcast live from Rotterdam across the BBC. In celebration of the biggest music competition in the world, the BBC is promising plenty of Eurovision content across TV, Radio and Online.

    The Netherlands will play host to the competition following the country's victory in 2019 in Israel with Duncan Laurence who wrote and performed ‘Arcade’.

    This year marks the 65th edition of the competition, after it was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year there will be 39 countries competing in the contest, including two semi-finals that will be broadcast live on BBC Four, and the Grand Final which will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2.

    As one of the Big Five countries (United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Italy), the United Kingdom does not have to qualify from the semi-final stage of the…

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  • James Newman will sing 'Embers' for the UK at Eurovision 2021!

    James Newman has been confirmed as the artist representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 after the competition was postponed in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 65th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in May 2021.

    He has co-written ‘Embers’ with some of the UK’s most sought after writers and producers who between them have amassed over 4 billion streams.

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  • ABBA win Eurovision: Come Together

    ABBA's Waterloo was declared the winner of Eurovision: Come Together! In our show saw the public vote for their favourites, on the night that this year's song contest was due to take place. The song which won the contest in Brighton in 1974, topped the UK charts and set them on their way to fame, went on to sell nearly 6m copies. Waterloo was featured in an eclectic short-list of classic and modern songs, with the winner chosen by the public. The top 10 votes are published in order below.

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  • May means Eurovision on the BBC

    The contest might not be going as planned this year, but we are promising plenty of Eurovision content across TV, Radio and Online in celebration of the biggest music competition in the world.

    From a night of special programmes celebrating this year’s contest on BBC One, to revisiting classic moments on BBC Two and a host of specially themed programmes and treats from the archives to enjoy on BBC Radio 2, there will be a wealth of Eurovision content for you to look forward to this May.

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  • James Newman is our UK Eurovision artist for 2020!

    Today we are pleased to announce our Eurovision act, James Newman. He'll be representing the UK in Rotterdam in May with his song 'My Last Breath.' The track was played on BBC Radio 1 and 2 this morning and the video is available here on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

    James is a multi-platinum selling, Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, having won a Brit for British Single of the Year for ‘Waiting All Night’ performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre.

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  • The UK for Eurovision 2020

    Today we are pleased to confirm the United Kingdom's participation in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in May 2020.

    BBC Studios will once again produce the BBC's coverage of the biggest and most-watched song competition in the world.

    Also announced is a brand new collaboration between BBC Studios and music company BMG in order to find a song and artist(s) to represent the United Kingdom in next year’s contest.

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  • The Netherlands wins Eurovision 2019

    The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence has won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv with 'Arcade'.

    The song came third in the professional jury vote, but adding the public vote meant it got the highest overall score of 492.

    Italy came second with 465 and Russia were third with 369 points.

    It’s the first time the Netherlands has won Eurovision since 1975 and it means they will host the…

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  • Michael Rice is our 2019 Eurovision entry

    Congratulations to Michael Rice, who will be representing the UK at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with his winning song, Bigger Than Us.

    Our judging panel - Marvin Humes, Rylan and Mollie King - whittled down six performances to just three, with Kerrie-Anne, Jordan Clarke and Michael Rice going through to the audience vote.

    The viewers then chose to send 21-year-old Michael - who won BBC talent show All Together Now last year - to Tel Aviv.

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