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.
Today sees the first dress rehearsal for Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The dress rehearsal is the final opportunity before the jury show for delegations to make the final tweaks to their performance. The dress rehearsal is scheduled to last for 2 hour and 10 minutes.
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14:30 CET // Live coverage of the first dress rehearsal for Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will commence in 30 minutes.
15:00 CET // Goedemiddag iedereen and welcome to the first dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!
15:01 CET // The opening montage shows the LED house in locations around the Netherlands.
15:02 CET // Duncan Laurence, the reigning Eurovision champion, opens the show with “Feel Something”.
15:04 CET // After a small dance performance, our hosts Edisilia, Chantal, Jan and Nikkie enter the stage.
15:06 CET // The hosts are now explaining the voting procedure.
Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”
15:07 CET // The Roop’s postcard was filmed at Rotterdam Central Station.
15:11 CET // Another energetic and slick performance from The Roop.
Slovenia: Ana Soklič – Amen
15:12 CET // Ana’s postcard was filmed in Marker Wadden in the Markermeer in the central Netherlands.
15:14 CET // Ana delivers another vocally solid performance.
Russia: Manizha – Russian Woman
15:15 CET // Manizha’s postcard was filmed in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the North Brabant province.
15:17 CET // Manizha momentarily forgets her lyrics from laughing.
15:18 CET // Manizha keeps her signature energy throughout the performance.
15:19 CET // Big reaction from within the arena.
Sweden: Tusse – Voices
15:20 CET // Tusse’s postcard was filmed on Museumplein in Amsterdam.
15:22 CET // Tusse seems more confident in his highest register this time.
Australia: Montaigne – Technicolour
15:24 CET // Montaigne’s postcard was filmed in the Sparta Stadion in Rotterdam.
15:25 CET // Montaigne starts off the performance with a single light shining behind her.
15:26 CET // Montaigne is joined by three dancers wearing silver bodysuits. A techniclour flash effect is used throughout the performance.
North Macedonia: Vasil – Here I Stand
15:28 CET // Vasil’s postcard was filmed in Eext in the northeastern province of Drenthe.
15:29 CET // Vasil commands the stage, despite performing alone.
15:31 CET // Nikkie is giving an update on the online presence of Eurovision, showing entries for the Eurovision Challenge.
15:33 CET // We are also getting a montage of NikkieTutorials’ LookLab videos.
15:34 CET // Edisilia is now interviewing The Roop in the Green Room.
15:35 CET // Nikkie is interviewing Montaigne, who is coming in live from Sydney.
Ireland: Lesley Roy – Maps
15:36 CET // Lesley’s postcard was filmed in Amsterdam.
15:38 CET // Lesley confidently navigates her way through a paper world.
Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – El diablo
15:41 CET // Elena’s postcard was filmed in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
15:43 CET // Elena brings another sultry performance.
Norway: Tix – Fallen Angel
15:45 CET // Tix’s postcard was filmed in Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht.
15:48 CET // Tix is giving his best vocal performance so far.
Croatia: Albina – Tick Tock
15:49 CET // Albina’s postcard was filmed in Broek op Langedijk in North Holland.
15:52 CET // Albina gives another polished performance.
Belgium: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place
15:53 CET // Hooverphonic’s postcard was filmed in Bourtange near the German border.
15:54 CET // There are more close up shots on Geike than in other run throughs.
Israel: Eden Alene – Set Me Free
15:57 CET // Eden’s postcard was filmed at Utrecht Central Station, one of the Netherlands’ major transport hubs.
15:58 CET // Eden gives another confident performance and hits the whistle notes.
16:01 CET // Chantal is now talking to Måns Zelmerlöw, winner of Eurovision 2015.
Romania: Roxen – Amnesia
16:03 CET // Roxen’s postcard was filmed in Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland.
16:04 CET // Roxen has changed her initial outfit to a flowery blouse and skirt.
16:05 CET // Roxen is having trouble keeping in time with the music in several places.
Azerbaijan: Efendi – Mata Hari
16:07 CET // Efendi’s postcard was filmed in Gieshoorn in the eastern province of Overijsel.
16:09 CET // No major changes from other performances.
Ukraine: Go_A – Shum
16:12 CET // Go_A’s postcard was filmed in Veluwezoom National Park in Gelderland.
16:13 CET // Kateryna is now back on stage at full power after her health scare earlier in the week.
16:15 CET // Go_A bring their cyberpunk-traditional fusion energy to the stage once more.
Malta: Destiny – Je me casse
16:16 CET // Destiny’s postcard was filmed in Vilssingen in Zeeland in the southwest of the Netherlands.
16:17 CET // Chantal briefly appeared as the stage was not set up yet.
16:18 CET // Destiny is wearing the bob wig that she would have worn on the Turquoise Carpet last night.
16:20 CET // The spotlight on Destiny remains lit throughout the final bridge.
16:21 CET // The fake voting lines are opened.
16:27 CET // Now we have the interval act performed by Davina Michelle and Thekla Reuten.
16:31 CET // Several AR elements are used in this performance.
16:32 CET // A second recap of the 16 entries is shown.
16:37 CET // The fake voting lines are closed.
16:39 CET // The first part of Eurovision winners’ journies is being shown, featuring Katrina and the Waves, Anne-Marie David, Eimear Quinn, Lenny Kuhr, Marie Myriam and Johnny Logan.
16:42 CET // Nikkie is going through the songs that did not win the contest in Eurovision Tutorials.
16:44 CET // Edisilia is now interviewing Duncan Laurence.
Italy: Måneskin – Zitti e buoni
16:48 CET // Måneskin’s postcard was filmed in Arnhem.
16:49 CET // Måneskin are the first of the automatic finalists to perform today.
16:51 CET //Måneskin give another high-energy performance.
Germany: Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate
16:52 CET // Jendrik’s postcard was filmed in Scheveningen, the coastal district of The Hague.
16:53 CET // The “Open Up” video is shown first because Italy’s staging has not been taken off the stage yet.
16:56 CET // Jendrik has once again done his spoken word piece in Dutch.
Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – Birth of a New Age
16:58 CET // Jeangu’s postcard was filmed in Ouddorp in South Holland.
17:00 CET // Jeangu gets a warm applause from the home crowd.
17:04 CET // Martin Österdahl makes his first appearance as the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
17:05 CET // Chantal and Jan are announcing the fake qualifiers.
17:09 CET // The fake qualifiers are Romania, Israel, Cyprus, Lithuania, Norway, Azerbaijan, Australia, Sweden, Malta and North Macedonia.
17:10 CET // We are now getting a recap of the fake qualifiers.
17:12 CET // The four presenters are on stage to close the show.
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