EUROVISION.TV REPORTS / THE NETHERLANDS – It was confirmed that the theme for the 65th Eurovision Song Contest will remain the same – Open Up.
The slogan ‘Open Up’ was originally intentionally incomplete when it was chosen for Eurovision 2020. “Feel the freedom to complete the slogan in your own way. We found it important to choose a theme that reflects the spirit of our times. With the slogan we warmly invite people to open up to others, to different opinions, each other’s stories and of course to each other’s music,” said Sietse back in 2019.
Open Up… to Chantal, Jan, Edsilia and Nikkie
Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit, Edsilia Rombley and Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) will return as presenters in 2021. They were set to host Eurovision 2020, and presented Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light in May.
Open Up… to the stage design
During the press event, it was also announced that the stage design for Eurovision 2020 will come back in 2021: “The stage will be carried over to next year because that was already prepared. Apart from that, a lot depends on what is possible at that time, on the availability of all those involved and on what fits the spirit of 2021″ Sietse told us.
In the meantime…
The venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is still hosting events. Soon, the Dutch national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live from the venue. Jolanda Jansen is the CEO of Ahoy and is hopeful for the future. “The previous months have shown that uncertainty is sometimes part of life, but we have also learned how flexible we can be. The event industry has shown to be very creative and you can already see new ways to bring entertainment, fun and togetherness to the people.”
“After half-a-year of online calling and digital meetings we all have the urge to come together again. With all the technological developments going on right now we are sure that we can set up a unique version of the Eurovision Song Contest this spring!” she added.