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.
This evening is the jury show for Semi-Final One, in which 50% of the results for tomorrow’s show will be decided. Juries in the sixteen nations taking to the stage, as well as those in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, will be voting on the performances.
The running order for the performances are as follows:
- Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”
- Slovenia: Ana Soklič – “Amen”
- Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman”
- Sweden: Tusse – “Million Voices”
- Australia: Montaigne – “Technicolour”
- North Macedonia: Vasil – “Here I Stand”
- Ireland: Lesley Roy – “Maps”
- Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – “El diablo”
- Norway: Tix – “Fallen Angel”
- Croatia: Albina – “Tick Tock”
- Belgium: Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place”
- Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free”
- Romania: Roxen – “Amnesia”
- Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari”
- Ukraine: Go_A – “Shum”
- Malta: Destiny – “Je me casse”
LIVE COVERAGE | Live Blog Ended
20:52 CET // Live coverage of the first dress rehearsal for Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 will commence soon.
20:58 CET // Goedenavond iedereen and welcome to the jury show of semi-final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!
21:00 CET // The opening montage shows the LED house from the postacrds in locations around the Netherlands.
21:01 CET // The 3,500 strong audience goes wild!
21:02 CET // Duncan Laurence, the reigning Eurovision champion, opens the show with “Feel Something”.
21:04 CET // After a small dance performance and fireworks, our hosts Edisilia, Chantal, Jan and Nikkie enter the stage.
21:06 CET // The hosts are now explaining the voting procedure.
Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”
21:08 CET // The Roop’s postcard was filmed at Rotterdam Central Station.
21:10 CET // Another energetic and slick performance from The Roop. The crowd are loving this!
Slovenia: Ana Soklič – Amen
21:12 CET // Ana’s postcard was filmed in Marker Wadden in the Markermeer in the central Netherlands.
21:15 CET // Ana delivers another vocally solid performance.
Russia: Manizha – Russian Woman
21:16 CET // Manizha’s postcard was filmed in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the North Brabant province.
21:20 CET // Manizha is getting a huge reaction in the Press Centre and the arena.
Sweden: Tusse – Voices
21:21 CET // Tusse’s postcard was filmed on Museumplein in Amsterdam.
21:22 CET // The lighting in Tusse’s previous performances has been fixed so that Tusse is not drowned by the light.
Australia: Montaigne – Technicolour
21:24 CET // Montaigne’s postcard was filmed in the Sparta Stadion in Rotterdam.
21:26 CET // Obviously no change from earlier due to it being a live on tape performance.
North Macedonia: Vasil – Here I Stand
21:28 CET // Vasil’s postcard was filmed in Eext in the northeastern province of Drenthe.
21:31 CET // A loud cheer from the crowd for the mirror vest.
21:32 CET // Nikkie is giving an update on the online presence of Eurovision, showing entries for the Eurovision Challenge.
21:33 CET // We are also getting a montage of NikkieTutorials’ LookLab videos.
21:35 CET // Edisilia is now interviewing The Roop in the Green Room.
21:36 CET // Nikkie is interviewing Montaigne, who is coming in live from Sydney.
Ireland: Lesley Roy – Maps
21:36 CET // Lesley’s postcard was filmed in Amsterdam.
21:39 CET // Lesley gets more confident with each performance.
Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – El diablo
21:41 CET // Elena’s postcard was filmed in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
21:42 CET // A group of Cypriot journalists beside me are clearly enjoying themselves.
Norway: Tix – Fallen Angel
21:45 CET // Tix’s postcard was filmed in Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht.
21:47 CET // Tix briefly takes off his glasses to show his ticks that gave him his stage name.
Croatia: Albina – Tick Tock
21:49 CET // Albina’s postcard was filmed in Broek op Langedijk in North Holland.
21:51 CET // Albina delivers another polished performance. The juries will have a hard task to pick just ten songs!
Belgium: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place
21:53 CET // Hooverphonic’s postcard was filmed in Bourtange near the German border in the east of the Netherlands.
21:55 CET // Hooverphonic are given a warm applause as the representatives of the Netherlands’ southern neighbours.
Israel: Eden Alene – Set Me Free
21:57 CET // Eden’s postcard was filmed at Utrecht Central Station, one of the Netherlands’ major transport hubs.
22:00 CET // Eden gives a sassy and confident performance.
22:01 CET // Chantal is now talking to Måns Zelmerlöw, winner of Eurovision 2015.
Romania: Roxen – Amnesia
22:04 CET // Roxen’s postcard was filmed in Leeuwarden, the capital of Friesland.
22:05 CET // Roxen is out of the time with music.
Azerbaijan: Efendi – Mata Hari
22:07 CET // Efendi’s postcard was filmed in Giethoorn in the eastern province of Overijsel.
22:09 CET // Efendi seems the most confident she has during all of her performances here.
Ukraine: Go_A – Shum
22:12 CET // Go_A’s postcard was filmed in Veluwezoom National Park in Gelderland.
22:14 CET // Kateryna seemed to have some problems with her in-ears but continues to deliver a great performance.
22:16 CET // Massive reaction from the inside the arena and the Press Centre.
Malta: Destiny – Je me casse
22:16 CET // Destiny’s postcard was filmed in Vilssingen in Zeeland in the southwest of the Netherlands.
22:17 CET // Chantal briefly appeared as the stage was not set up yet.
22:18 CET // Destiny has changed back to her original hairstyle.
22:20 CET // Destiny brings another vocally strong performance.
22:21 CET // Romania and Ukraine will perform again due to technical issues.
22:23 CET // Chantal interviews several participants including Israel, Sweden and Norway while Romania sets up.
22:25 CET // Romania starts again. The technical issues have been fixed and Roxen is completely in time with the music again.
22:28 CET // Malta will also perform again due to technical problems.
22:30 CET // Ukraine performed again and got another huge reaction.
22:35 CET // Malta perform once more. Let’s hope this is the end of technical problems.
22:38 CET // The fake voting lines have been opened.
22:44 CET // Now we have the interval act “The Power of Water” performed by Davina Michelle and Thekla Reuten.
22:50 CET // A second recap of the 16 entries is shown.
22:54 CET // The fake voting lines are opened.
22:55 CET // The first part of a video on Eurovision winners’ journies is being shown; featuring Katrina and the Waves, Anne-Marie David, Eimear Quinn, Lenny Kuhr, Marie Myriam and Johnny Logan.
22:59 CET // Nikkie is going through the songs that did not win the contest in Eurovision Tutorials on How Not to Win.
23:01 CET // Edisilia is now interviewing Duncan Laurence.
23:04 CET // Måneskin are now being interviewed by Nikkie.
23:05 CET // Jendrik is now being interviewed by Edsilia.
23:08 CET // Jeangu Macrooy is being interviewed by Nikkie and the home crowd give him a massive cheer.
23:15 CET // Chantal is leading the crowd in a sing-song because Italy has problems with lighting.
Italy: Måneskin – Zitti e buoni
23:16 CET // Måneskin’s postcard was filmed in Arnhem.
23:18 CET // Måneskin deliver their unique brand of Italian rock.
Germany: Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate
23:21 CET // Jendrik’s postcard was filmed in Scheveningen, the coastal district of The Hague.
23:24 CET // Jendrik delivers another high-energy performance.
Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – Birth of a New Age
23:34 CET // Jeangu’s postcard was filmed in Ouddorp in South Holland.
23:27 CET // As expected, a huge cheer erupts from the home crowd.
23:29 CET // Martin Österdahl makes his first appearance as the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.
23:30 CET // Chantal and Jan are announcing the fake qualifiers.
23:34 CET // The fake qualifiers are Croatia, Sweden, Ireland, Romania, Slovenia, Belgium, Australia, North Macedonia, Lithuania and Cyprus.
23:34 CET // We are now getting a recap of the fake qualifiers.
23:36 CET // The four presenters are on stage to close the show.
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