Denmark’s Eurovision representative, Fyr Og Flamme have filmed their live on tape performance for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
Fyr Og Flamme the duo, which consists of Jesper Groth and Laurits Emanuel, have filmed their backup performance for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. They recorded their performance on the same stage as Dansk Melodi Grand Prix was held on performing their song “Øve os på hinanden”.
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Jan Lagermand Lundme, spoke earlier this week about how the backup recording would work. Their main aim was to record a performance where the viewers will not feel any difference compared to a live performance. It was stated that some adjustments and changes would be made to the DMGP staging to improve on what was done in last week’s show. From the social media posting, the staging appears to be near identical so far to the winning national final performance.
To date the following countries have publicly confirmed that their backup performance has been filmed:
- Germany – Vilnius, Lithuania
- Lithuania – Vilnius, Lithuania
- North Macedonia – Belgrade, Serbia
- Norway – Oslo, Norway
- Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal
- Serbia – Belgrade, Serbia
- Spain – Madrid, Spain
- Estonia – Tallinn, Estonia
Like all 40 acts, the Danish representatives could rehearse for as long as they wish for their backup tape performance. However, only three attempts over the course of one hour are given for the filming of the performance which is monitored by the EBU. The participating country can choose which is the three performances is to be used.
Video recordings from all cameras, as well as all audio recordings from mics, are sent immediately to the EBU so that they cannot be tampered with. Each act is filmed as if this was a live show, meaning the performance is one continuous take. The EBU has explained that the backup performance does not need to resemble the live performance in May.
This year all 40 acts will need to film a backup performance as part of the many contingency measures the EBU has put in place to ensure the song contest can happen in May no matter what.
Fyr Og Flamme will perform in the second half of the 2nd Semi-Final on May 20th.
Source: DR / Image source: Agnete Schlichtrull (DR)
Denmark debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 alongside Austria and the United Kingdom. To date, Denmark has won the contest on three occasions, the first being in 1963 when Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann performed “Dansevise”. Denmark won the contest again in 2000 represented by the Olsen Brothers, their most recent victory came in 2013 when Emmelie de Forest performed “Only Teardrops”. Denmark failed to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 and 2016.