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.
Channel One presented a report for the outfit of Manizha, which is made of fabric from all the regions of Russia. You can see a short preview of the making of the dress and how colourful it is. The singer also revealed in the local press she will be using the same four dancers on stage, as we saw in the national final.
The stunning stage is set for continuous rehearsals. On our way to the live shows! In the following short gallery, we can see the following: This is the view as seen from the stage. Looks like the land of Shangri-La, beware of stage fright! It won’t hurt to look up now and then and see the amount of technology and equipment… The stage seems to float in the arena. Just like hundreds of millions of viewers, we can’t wait to see the end result on TV.
Belgian broadcaster La Une confirmed that they will broadcast the second semi-final where the country is not participating with a 90-minute delay. RTBF also announced Maureen Louys and Jean-Louis Lahaye for commentating on the contest this year again while two special shows for Eurovision 2021 are announced: A 30-minute documentary for HOOVERPHONIC before the first semi-final a 30-minute best off Eurovision performances ahead of the final.
The four-metre high 3D-printed Eurovision trophy made from recycled PET material retrieved from Rotterdam waters is a genuine eye-catcher with a sustainable green footprint. This trophy is a reflection of the city’s character, long driven by the port, innovation and collaboration. The collected PET litter from Rotterdam waters is converted into printing material. This material forms the basis of the giant Eurovision trophy and is fully recyclable.
This morning Moldovan representative Natalia Gordienko appeared in the studio of OPEN TV’s morning show where she performed SUGAR, the song with which she will represent her country this year. It was made clear to the Greek audience that most of her team behind her 2021 bid is Greek and she reminds everyone she competed in Athens in the 2006 Eurovision edition. Why? Because since Greece cannot vote for itself, she hopes to get their votes.
Destiny’s latest release on the Eurovision Youtube channel is not for the faint-hearted. It is guaranteed to give you goosebumps. And it’s not just the setting. The setting is a magnificent 18th Century Theatre: The Manoel Theatre in Malta. Empty. Dimly lit. The stage is bare save for a microphone stand, at which stands a young girl soberly dressed. The song is a classic ballad “All by myself”.
Blas Cantó, Spain’s representative in Eurovision 2021, gave an acoustic concert at the Teatro Monumental in Madrid. The acoustic show, hosted by Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela, served as a “farewell party” for the Spanish delegation, with the participation of Azucar Moreno, representatives of Spain in 1990. In addition, singer Blas Cantó received video messages from several participants in Eurovision 2021, including The Black Mamba, representatives of Portugal in Rotterdam, Jendrik from Germany and others…
Elena Tsagrinou was a guest at the late-night talk show of ANTENNA TV, THE 2NIGHT SHOW hosted by Grigoris Arnaoutoglou. She discussed the negative reactions to the song she received after the release of EL DIABLO and she performed in the show.
“George Arsenakos (Panik Records) is the one who told me to go to Eurovision. He gives me this song for a listen and I focused on his music. If I had taken it seriously, I would have been upset and may not have wanted to go to the competition. Because I take all the burden, I want to say that I did not even have in mind the religious or political side that the song took. The song talks about a devastating love affair. Everything that happened was bad for me because I can not enjoy what is happening to me. I rehearse for five hours a day. I will have female dancers on stage and I think it will attract a lot of interest. I’m at a crossroads. I think about how I will move artistically from now on. Mike (her boyfriend) will not come, because if he does, we will go on holiday to Rotterdam. So let him stay here”.
You can now listen to the acoustic version of the Italian entry for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Måneskin will represent their country in the grand final with the song Zitti E Buoni.
Benny Cristo will actually break the rules in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest as he decided not to use recorded backing vocals. In the meantime, Head of Delegation Kryštof Šámal, is confident (as he is obliged by his position) for a top ten position in the final…
ROXEN will represent Romania at Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam. This is the live session version of her entry ‘Amnesia’.
Jeangu Macrooy, the Dutch Eurovision 2021 representative, has released an acoustic version of his competing song “Birth Of A New Age”, featuring FUSE.