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, nine countries will rehearse for the first time.
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09:30 CET // Live coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest first rehearsals commence in 30 minutes.
10:00 CET // Goedemorgen iedereen and welcome to Day 3 of rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!
San Marino: Senhit – “Adrenalina”
10:18 CET // Senhit starts the performance behind a religious ornament.
10:19 CET // The black outfit and spinning diamond from the music video also make a return.
10:20 CET // Senhit and her four dancers make their way down to the satellite stage joined by a rapper who is not Flo Rida.
10:29 CET // Senhit begins her final run through after a technical fault.
10:30 CET // Some pyrotechnics are added as Senhit is lifted up by her dancers.
10:31 CET // The graphics are very bright and colourful.
10:32 CET // Some more pyrotechnics are added for the end of the song.
Estonia: Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One”
10:56 CET // Uku starts the performance kneeling down on stage in front of a white circle on the LED screen.
10:58 CET // The performance is mostly the same as the Eesti Laul performance.
10:59 CET // Lots of lightning on the LED graphics and during the last bridge, the lights change from blue to red.
11:09 CET // Uku begins his last run through.
11:11 CET // No major changes in this run through.
Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Omaga”
11:37 CET // Benny begins his performance in a ring of LED lights.
11:38 CET // Two male dancers join Benny on stage for the first verse, followed by two female dancers for the second verse.
11:39 CET // Benny and his dancers make their way down to the satellite stage for the end of the song.
11:49 CET // Benny begins his final run through.
11:50 CET // Benny is wearing a gold sequined jacket and tracksuit bottoms with a sequined motif.
11:51 CET // The sound mixing issues from the last run through seem to have been fixed.
Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance”
12:16 CET // Stefania starts the performance alone on stage in a purple sparkly bodysuit.
12:21 CET // Stefania is joined by AR dancers for the chorus.
12:22 CET // Stefania is seen walking through an AR landscape.
12:23 CET // Big reaction from the Press Centre, especially from the Greek journalists.
12:30 CET // Stefania begins her final run through.
12:33 CET // Another strong run through from Stefania.
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