ESC 2021: First Rehearsals – Day 1!

Photo By: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

A couple of hours ago, the first day of rehearsals came to an end. The first 7 acts rehearsed at the Rotterdam Ahoy.

Lithuania 🇱🇹

The Roop were the first to perform in this year’s Eurovision stage. The Lithuanian band kept its staging in the same way it did in the national final. All members wore the memorable yellow outfits and the lead singer’s facial expressions are visible even from the clip above!

Slovenia 🇸🇮

Ana Soklič from Slovenia performed second. She appeared solo, like her song presentation video. She wore a white outfit and she used the smaller second stage that stands in the middle of the arena. Ana tried to perform both with high heels and barefoot.

Russia 🇷🇺

Many Russians didn’t quite like the idea of sending Manizha in Rotterdam, but the public broadcaster tried to make the best of the entry. Manizha starts her appearance wearing an extraordinary dress, making it memorable for its wheels. Of course, in some point Manizha changes the dress with the national final red outfit.

Sweden 🇸🇪

Tusse from Sweden rehearsed today. He kept his overall performance quite the same with the one in Melodifestivalen. His outfit remains red, but the sleeves are off! The four dancers enters at some point like the national final, but at the end more dancers joins the stage through the LED screen.

Australia 🇦🇺

Ok… Australia isn’t going to perform live, as it has been already announced. Nevertheless, the organisers released a video with some backstage footage of her Live On Tape performance. The two most interesting facts about Montaigne’s performance is her latex outfit and her well delivered vocals.

North Macedonia🇲🇰

Vasil from North Macedonia sang alone on stage – no backing vocalists, no dancers. He starts singing with an all-black outfit. However, the most interesting part of his appearance is his blouse. At the end of the song, Vasil’s blouse appears to have reflecting parts, reminding to many Dotter’s Bulletproof performance.

Ireland 🇮🇪

Lesley presented a nice first rehearsal. There are things that need to be fixed and they can be fixed. The staging is a little bit complex and this may be a problem. I don’t know if the audience remember the song with all the staging.

Tomorrow, the rest of the first semifinal’s countries – Cyprus, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Malta – will perform their songs for the first time on the Eurovision stage.

What do you think about the first rehearsals? What are your favourite and your least favourite act so far? Let us know on the comment box below!

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