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Spain: Blas remains with you during rehearsals!

Rotterdam, 13 May 2021 We are remaining with you through the late hours. Our final report on Spain is included below! Country: Spain Act: Blas Cantó Song: “Voy a quedarmé” Grand Final: 22 May 2021 Position in Running Order: Unknown We’ll keep this short as it’s getting late for us. Blas Canto exceeded our expectations today. He added a nice …

United Kingdom: James Newman lights up the room!

Rotterdam, 13 May 2021 Bring out the Trumpets! James Newman just performed for the UK in the AHOY arena. Here’s our honest report. Country: United Kingdom Act: James Newman Song: “Embers” Grand Final: 22 May 2021 Position in Running Order: Unknown What immediately catches the eye when watching the British entry are the two gigantic trumpets hanging from the ceiling. …

France: Here she is.

Rotterdam, 13 May 2021 Voilà! Barbara Pravi has finally made it to Rotterdam. Read our full report below. Country: France Act: Barbara Pravi Song: “Voilà” Grand Final: 22 May 2021 Position in Running Order: Unknown It is honestly difficult to describe Barbara’s rehearsal because she has left us all shell-shocked in the press centre. The staging was largely the same …

Denmark: Fyr og Flamme modernized and polished their retro identity!

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 The Duo Fyr og Flamme is representing Denmark this year. Today was their first rehearsal, let’s find out if they will set the press room alight. Country: Denmark (#DNK) Act: Fyr og Flamme Song: “Øve os på hinanden” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 17/17 The right word to describe Denmark would be: “Familiar”. The duo …

Switzerland: Gjon tears through a universe of melancholy

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 He was a hot favourite going into rehearsals today, but did Gjon Muharremaj live up to expectations? Country: Switzerland (#CHE) Act: Gjon’s Tears Song: “Tout l’Univers” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 15/17 Gjon’s rehearsal was a surprise to many in the press centre. Many of us were expecting a composed performance behind a piano, but …

Latvia: The Blood Moon Has Risen for Samanta Tina

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 Get ready for a Pa-ra-ra-pa-Parade from Latvia. Samanta Tina has (finally) made it to Eurovision, where she’s just completed her first rehearsal. Country: Latvia (#LVA) Act: Samanta Tina Song: “The moon is rising” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 15/17 Latvia showed a surprising lack of variation. Samanta is dressed in a frilly green dress, her …

Finland: A pyrotechnical display from Blind Channel

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 Every psycho in the scene, raise your hands and follow me! Our favourite Finnish violent poppers, Blind Channel just rehearsed for the first time! Country: Finland (#FIN) Act: Blind Channel Song: “Dark side” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 14/17 Blind Channel’s act is similar to the one we saw in the National Final.  The band …

Bulgaria: Victoria’s brittle vulnerability comes through in rehearsals.

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 Another country joins the rehearsal parade. Bulgaria’s Victoria took the stage. Will the 2020 favourite deliver in 2021 as well? Read all about it! Country: Bulgaria (#BUL) Act: Victoria Song: “Growing Up Is Getting Old” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 13/17 Bulgaria’s staging concept is one of relatable fragility. Victoria is entirely by herself on …

Portugal: The Black Mamba are the class act of the semifinal

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 The Black Mamba took the stage in Rotterdam, producing a true class act. Read more about it in our report below. Country: Portugal (#PRT) Act: The Black Mamba Song: “Love is on my side” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 12/17 Portugal’s The Black Mamba were, safe to say, not a favourite going into the rehearsals. …

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