/ 20 May 2021

A very different Eurovision

After last year’s competition was cancelled (because… COVID), a somewhat low-key edition of the Eurovision song contest kicked off in Rotterdam yesterday morning. Just 3,500 audience members were allowed to attend the socially distanced spectacle, but 200 million people around the world tuned in to watch 39 countries vie for a spot in the weekend’s final. The 1st of 2 semi-finals featured Australia’s own Montaigne, who was the only act not there. She appeared via a pre-recorded version of her song Technicolour. Spoiler alert: she didn’t get through to the next round… The favourite to win is Italy featuring a man in leather dungarees. Our favourite, these cool funksters from Iceland. All the deets on how to watch are here.

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