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, fifteen countries will rehearse for the second time.
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09:50 CET // Live coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest first rehearsals will commence in 10 minutes.
10:00 CET // Goedemorgen allemaal and welcome to Day 5 of rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!
Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”
10:01 CET // For the first time in the Press Centre, we have sound for The Roop’s rehearsal.
10:02 CET // Some slight changes in camera angles for this second rehearsal.
10:09 CET // The Roop begin their second run through.
10:11 CET // Another energetic performance from The Roop with no major changes.
10:17 CET // The Roop begin their final run through of the day.
10:20 CET // No major changes in this run through. The Roop remain a strong contender for a good result.
Slovenia: Ana Soklič – Amen
10:26 CET // Ana begins her first run through.
10:27 CET // We can see the on-screen graphics for each entry for the first time.
10:36 CET // Ana begins her second run through.
10:37 CET // Ana is more secure on stage this time.
10:38 CET // The moveable LED screen is lowered to the stage to show images of nature as Ana makes her way to the satellite stage.
10:43 CET // Ana begins her final run through.
10:46 CET // No major changes for this run through.
Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman”
10:50 CET // Manizha begins her first run through.
10:51 CET // The backing singers are now wearing gold and Manizha has changed the headscarf to a gold one.
10:53 CET // Manizha adds the lyrics “We are not afraid because we are the change” at the end of the performance.
11:00 CET // Manizha starts her second run through.
11:03 CET // Another powerful rehearsal from Manizha.
11:07 CET // Manizha begins her final run through.
11:08 CET // Pyrotechnics are added for the final run through.
11:11 CET // No other major changes for this run through.
Sweden: Tusse – “Voices”
11:19 CET // Tusse begins his first run through.
11:20 CET // More lights are shining on Tusse for this run through.
11:32 CET // Tusse begins his second run through.
11:34 CET // No major changes on this run through.
11:36 CET // It seems we are not getting another run through for Sweden.
Australia: Montaigne – “Technicolour”
11:50 CET // We had a video of the live on tape performance without sound.
12:05 CET // We are not getting another preview of Australia’s performance.
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