2021 Semi Two

Seventeen countries will participate in the second semi-final of Eurovision 2021 on May 20th.

01 SAN MARINO  Senhit  “Adrenalina”

Another 2020 Eurovision returner is Senhit Zadik Zadik, Bologna-born of Eritrean heritage.  She represented San Marino exactly ten years ago but failed to get past the semi-final.

02 ESTONIA Uku Suviste  “The Lucky One”

Multi talented Uku is a veteran of the Estonian music scene,  singer, songwriterm producer, actor.  In 2018 he also reached the latter stages of The Voice Russia.

03 CZECH REPUBLIC  Benny Cristo  “Omaga”

Ben da Silva Cristóvão is from legendary beer city Plzeň and has been active on the Czech music scene for the last decade. He is also an accomplished jiu-jitsu performer.

04 GREECE  Stefania   “Last Dance”

Stefania Liberakakis was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands of Greek parents. Four years ago she took part in Junior Eurovision as part of the group Kisses representing the Netherlands.

05 AUSTRIA  Vincent Bueno  “Amen”

Vincent has a rather fascinating duel-continent background. Born in Austria of Filipino heritage, over the last fifteen years or so he’s cultivated a successful career in both countries. He won a musical theatre casting show on Austrian TV as long ago as 2008.

06 POLAND  Rafal  “The Ride”

Rafał Brzozowski is from Warsaw and competed in The Voice Of Poland as long ago as 2011.  Just a few months a go he co-presented the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

07 MOLDOVA  Natalia Gordienko  “Sugar”

Natalia took part in the 2006 contest with Arsenium where they finished in 20th place in the Athens contest. She’s from the capital Chisinau.

08 ICELAND  Daði & Gagnamagnið  “10 Years”

Iceland are represented by a quirky six-piece synth-pop band comprising lead man Daði, Árný, Sigrún, Hulda, Stefán and Jóhann.  They were runners-up in the Icelandic final three years ago.

09 SERBIA  Hurricane  “Loco Loco”

Hurricane are a three-girl group from Belgrade and include Sanja Vučić who represented Serbia in the 2016 contest finishing 18th.

10 GEORGIA  Tornike Kipiani “You”

Tornike is from Tbilisi and won the 2014 series of X Factor Georgia, when his coach was none other than 2019 Cypriot entrant Tamta. He won his ticket to Rotterdam by winning Georgian “Idol” on New Years Eve.

11 ALBANIA  Anxhela Peristeri  “Karma” 

As traditional these days the first actual entry for 2021 to be selected was in Albania at their traditional Festivali i Këngës held just before Christmas 2020.  Anxhela is a veteran of Albanian festivals having taken part on and off for almost two decades.

12 PORTUGAL  The Black Mamba  “Love Is On My Side”

The Black Mamba are a five piece consisting of  Pedro, Miguel, Marco, Rui and Gui.  They’e been releasing records in Portugal for over a decade.

13 BULGARIA  Victoria  “Growing Up Is Getting Old”

Bulgaria return to Eurovision after a years gap courtesy of Victoria Georgieva from Varna. She was a finalist in X Factor Bulgaria in 2015. Since then she’s scored three hit singles in Bulgaria.

14 FINLAND  Blind Channel  “Dark Side”

Six piece Blind Channel are from Oulu and classify themselves as a Nu-Metal band.  They’ve been releasing ,music since 2014.

15 LATVIA  Samanta Tina  “The Moon Is Rising”

Born Samanta Poļakova in Tukums, it’s sixth time lucky for the Latvian representative in Rotterdam.  She has also competed twice in the Lithuanian selection process.

16 SWITZERLAND  Gjon’s Tears  “Tout L’Univers”

Gjon is of Albanian heritage and has done the rounds of casting TV shows in several countries, reaching the latter stages in Switzerland, Albania and France.

17 DENMARK  Fyr & Flamme  “Øve os på hinanden??”

Otherwise known as Jesper Groth and Laurits Emanuel,  this duo have had three chart hits in Denmark over the past year.