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April 1, 2021

Patrick Juvet passed away

Swiss pop star Patrick Juvet has died at the age of 70. His manager announced this news today. Juvet was most famous in the 1970s after first being a fashion model. He released a total of 15 albums. A big hit in France was “La Musica” in 1972. One year later he represented his country in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Je vais me marier, Marie”. Juvet scored even more with “Sonia” (1973). Other hits were “Ou sont les femmes?” (1977), “Got A Feeling, I Love America” ​​(1978) and “Lady Night” (1979).  Juvet died on april 1 in an apartment in Barcelona. The cause of death is not yet known. “There will be an autopsy, I had him on the phone three days ago and I thought he sounded good,” his manager told the press.

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Road to Rotterdam: Spain

Blas Cantó once participated in the preselection of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. But for that we have to go back in time 17 years. Later he ended up in a real boy band, Auryn. Also with Auryn he did an attempt for Eurovision participation. In 2017 Blas Cantó started a solo career. His debut album reached the top spot in the charts. A logical choice for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Unfortunately it did not happen with “Universo”. Spain soon expressed renewed confidence in Blas Cantó, and this year he sings “Voy a quedarme”. 

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Audience at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!

Today it was announced that the government has decided to allow an audience at all 9 shows (live shows and dress rehearsals) of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, under the Fieldlab framework. In recent months, the Eurovision team has worked hard on various (4) scenarios to allow the Eurovision to continue. The focus was on bringing all 39 participating countries to the Netherlands. Extensive Covid-19 measures and a test program are part of this approach. “The fact that we now have the opportunity to open the script for a Eurovision Song Contest with the audience again is something we could only dream of. We are grateful to the government and Fieldlab Events for this perspective and the confidence they give us in this, ”said executive producer Sietse Bakker. He emphasizes that the health of the artists, crew and soon also the audience has absolute top priority. In the coming weeks more will become clear about the way in which the public can be received and how ticket sales will take place. This is done in close consultation with the European Broadcasting Union, the Municipality of Rotterdam and Rotterdam Ahoy. source: songfestival.nl

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