The Grand Final of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 22 at Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 39 artists will take to the stage over three nights to perform their contributions for the contest, fighting to become the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Over the next week, all of the artists will have the chance to rehearse on stage and make any last minute changes to their performance before the live broadcasts. Today, seven countries will rehearse for the first time.
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15:55 CET // Live coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest first rehearsals commence soon.
16:02 CET // Goedemiddag and welcome to the last rehearsals of Day 3!
Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years”
16:19 CET // Daði og Gagnamagnið begin their performance blacked out against a purple background.
16:20 CET // The box instruments have been replaced by round keyboards, which are joined together for the instrumental breakdown.
16:21 CET // Lots of graphics seen in “Think About Aliens” are used throughout the song.
16:29 CET // Daði og Gagnamagnið begin their final run through.
16: 30 CET // The group’s costume feature motifs of the signature Gagnamagnið pixelated faces.
16:31 CET // Lots of bright graphics for this performance.
16:32 CET // Daði og Gagnamagnið hold their poses at the end of the song and change after pyrotechnics appear.
Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco”
16:57 CET // Each band member is lit up separately.
16:58 CET // Hurricane are alone on stage, wearing black sequined costumes.
17:10 CET // Hurricane begin their final run through.
17:11 CET // Pyrotechnics have been added for this run through.
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