THE NETHERLANDS – Live from Rotterdam, this post will come to you online at the end of each day of the Eurovision rehearsal weeks. This post will feature the major information from the delegations aside from their official rehearsals and press conferences.
Speaking to Dutch media outlet Algemeen Dagblad, Johhny Logan spoke about his memories from Eurovision made a special comment. Ten years ago was member of the Dutch jury for the selection of their Eurovision entry.
“I got to the studio and only realised right there that all these acts would sing the same song. I looked around and thought: am I on Candid camera? It was embarrassing. In that moment I wished that I could just disappear from there.”
Barbara Pravi and the French Delegation arrived in Rotterdam and to celebrate this very special day, many finalists from “Eurovision : C’est vous qui décidez” have released the brand new song “Si l’On Chantait Ensemble” (What if we sang together).
Barbara Schöneberger will be the spokesperson delivering the jury votes on the night of the grand final.
Sexy sports presenter Ivan Dorian Molnar will deliver the jury vote for Croatia in the grand final. Hunk Ivan stated:
“I am nervous, this is my first time presenting Croatian votes at the Eurovision Song Contest and I must say that it is a great honour. Famous names of HRT have been doing this for years, the Eurovision Song Contest is a spectacle and it is really nice to be a part of it.”
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Once again it is announced that according to the rules, EBU will reveal the jury names on the night of the grand final. A total of 195 jurors will vote at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Unlike previous years, the names will be not announced in advance to secure the transparency and the safety of the voting process. In previous years, the revelation of jury names led to changes which brought disturbance in the process. But still, what will happen when a scandal is revealed afterwards?
Mojca Mavec will deliver the jury votes in the grand final on behalf of RTVSLO. She was the Eurovision commentator in 2005 and 2007.
Hitradio Ö3 presenter, Philipp Hansa will be ORF’s spokesperson, delivering the jury votes on the night o fate grand final. Philipp has been a presenter at the station since 2012 and an actor in various independent movies.
Speaking to Dagens Nyheter, Christer Björkman said that the final details are discussed for the AMERICAN SONG CONTEST.
“We are as close to the final phase as we can actually get… The lawyers are down to the super details and most of us stand on the sidelines and just wait without daring to breathe almost. Bit it’s very, very close. It will be a mix of Melodifestivalen and Eurovision because the qualification period is probably something like five weeks to cover all the states and that will be very similar to what we do here in Sweden. Then it goes into a Eurovision mode which is two semi-finals and a final. And those will be upscaled looks-wise.”
Svante Thuresson (7 February 1937 – 13 May 2021) was a Swedish jazz musician. He started his career as a drummer before joining the band Gals and Pals in 1963. Svante won the national selection and represented Sweden in the Eurovision song contest in 1966 with “Nygammal vals” and came in second place; he performed with Lill Lindfors. In 2007, Thuresson and Anne-Lie Rydé performed at Melodifestivalen 2007 as a duo in hopes of representing Sweden in Eurovision but failed to make it to the final. He died on 13 May 2021, at the age of 84.
JUST NU: Artisten Svante Thuresson är död. Den folkkäre jazzmusikern avled i början av veckan vid 84 års ålder efter en längre tids sjukdom. pic.twitter.com/gYKjfjKmv3
— SR Ekot (@sr_ekot) May 13, 2021
TIX says the flirt is mutual, Efendi said he never met him (yet) and now TIX posts a photo with Efendi’s press goodies. Now that’s intriguing…
2019 Eurovision winner has announced a new tour in The Netherlands. From February 8th until February 28th, Duncan and his band will perform in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Poland and France.
“I’m so happy to announce my new European tour in 2021 and 2022! One of the things that I have been missing most is seeing all of you in real life. And being out on the road again with my band, crew and friends to play in all of these amazing cities. Ticket sales will start this Friday, May 14th, at 10 AM CET.”
Inför Eurovision Song Contest is back this year with a new format and idea. The show will be aired only via the SVT app on May 17 and 19 at 21:00 where the hosts will present the Eurovision 2021 entries, an expert panel will review them and the viewers will be able to comment and discuss the songs with their friends.
BærMuDa choir recorded their own acapella version of TIX’s FALLEN ANGEL. The choir is originated from TIX’s hometown in Bærum. This Norwegian version is titled Ut Av Mrket, adapted by freelancer Alexander Aarøen Pedersen. TIX got the video before his first rehearsal and was absolutely thrilled.
It was three years ago, somewhere in 2018. The band members of The Black Mamba still remember the location of the meeting: hotel The Bulldog on the Amsterdam Red Light District. An elderly woman spoke to the band members and told her life story, which the Portuguese took so much that they wrote the song Love is on my side about it. “She said that she was once a young woman with dreams, but that life turned out differently than she thought,” says singer Tatanka after the first rehearsal in Ahoy. “She had become addicted and ended up in prostitution.” Despite her miserable circumstances, something powerful emanated from this woman. “She said that despite everything she had always felt that there was love with her. She came from an eastern bloc country, unfortunately, I don’t know exactly which country. She was old. Her story went to Portugal and it now returns to the Netherlands via the Eurovision Song Contest.” In the graphic parts of the act, the Portuguese show buildings in Amsterdam style and when the singer walks forward down the catwalk to end the song with his guitar, a woman virtually walks with him. “That’s the same woman in her younger years. We would like to tell her personally what her story has done to us. ”