Sietse Bakker has confirmed that a camera broke before Lesley Roy’s performance for Ireland in Semi-Final One.
Speaking on Op1 following the first Semi-Final of Eurovision 2021, Sietse Bakker has revealed the reason for the delay before Ireland’s performance. Mr Bakker explained that a camera broke just before the performance, which meant that Chantal was then forced to fill.
Lesley Roy was one of the six acts that failed to qualify for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The ten acts that progressed to the Grand Final were:
- Norway: TIX – “Fallen Angel”
- Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free”
- Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman”
- Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari”
- Malta: Destiny – “Je me casse”
- Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – “El diablo”
- Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”
- Sweden: Tusse – “Voices”
- Belgium: Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place”
- Ukraine: Go_A – “Shum”
Image Source: EBU / Andres Putting | Source: Songfestivalweblog
Ireland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 and is currently the most successful country to have participated in the contest, winning a total of seven times. During the 1990’s Ireland was a powerhouse in the contest becoming the first country to win three years in a row from 1992 to 1994. Since 2000 Ireland has struggled in the contest having qualified from the semi-final into the final just six out of a possible 13 times. Ireland’s last top 10 result came in 2011 when Jedward finished 8th in Dusseldorf.