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Eurovision 2021 - Netherlands - NPO/AVROTROS/NOS

Ahoy Arena - Rotterdam - 18/20/22 May 2021

RO
Rofters Granada North West Today
There are some rumours spreading that this years contest is going to be cancelled, although this hasn’t yet been confirmed by the EBU.


Together as one in hating oneness.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Gone ....



JV
James Vertigan Founding member West Country (West) Spotlight
TumbleDryer is distraught.
03
030293 Wales Wales Today
We will riot!
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
GM
Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
Wasn't this Jon Ola Sand's last year also? What a way to leave the contest...
RO
Rofters Granada North West Today
All that preparation all gone to waste in a heartbeat. Awful.
Together as one in hating oneness.
DW
DavidWhitfield Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Pretty crushing for someone who loves the contest as much as I do. Decades of getting a show together, often in trying circumstances, but this just proved too much. I accept and understand why they've made the decision they have but I'd be lying if I didn't say I weren't hugely disappointed.
Guess who's big in the back time!
NE
Neo
Couldn't/shouldn't they have found a way to do it, even if it's remotely/without an audience like some some have suggested (eg. using pre-recordings from each country if they can't be live from each country)? Even if they wanted everyone on the same stage/place couldn't they have found a way to do it? Even if the host countries rules disallowed that many people couldn't they have a few in at a time (who haven checked for corona like suggested) or done it with green screens or LED backgrounds (to show a virtual representation of the actual stage) from other countries and maybe green screened/CGI'd in an audience? They could have had quite a long time to make it work well. Sad
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
This is the United Kingdom’s best result for years.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
The problem with that is the unequal technical abilities across the 41 entrants. The larger broadcasters having a considerable advantage. In addition you'd have needed to have live presentations so that the song perfomance being judged isn't subjected to edits.

Sadly I agree that this is the right decision.
NE
Neo
The problem with that is the unequal technical abilities across the 41 entrants. The larger broadcasters having a considerable advantage. In addition you'd have needed to have live presentations so that the song perfomance being judged isn't subjected to edits.

Maybe, though it's a song content rather than a singing contest. So they're really supposed to be judging the songs themselves I think not the performance of them as much.

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