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 the Grand Final, in which 50% of the results for tomorrow’s show will be decided. Juries in the seventeen nations taking to the stage, as well as those in France, Spain and the United Kingdom, will be voting on the performances.
The running order for the performances are as follows:
1. Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – “El diablo”
2. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma”
3. Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free”
4. Belgium: Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place”
5. Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman”
6. 🇲🇹 Malta: Destiny – “Je me casse”
7. Portugal: The Black Mamba – “Love Is on My Side”
8. Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco”
9. United Kingdom: James Newman – “Embers”
10. Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance”
11. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’univers”
12. Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years”
13. Spain: Blas Cantó – “Voy a quedarme”
14. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar”
15. Germany: Jendrik – “I Don’t Feel Hate”
16. Finland: Blind Channel – “Dark Side”
17. Bulgaria: Victoria – “Growing Up is Getting Old”
18. Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”
19. Ukraine: Go_A – “Shum”
20. France: Barbara Pravi – “Voilà”
21. Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari”
22. Norway: Tix – “Fallen Angel”
23. Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Birth of a New Age”
24. Italy: Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni”
25. Sweden: Tusse – “Voices”
26. San Marino: Senhit – “Adrenalina”
LIVE COVERAGE | Live Blog Ended
20:50 CET // Live coverage of the Grand Final’s Jury Show will commence shortly.
20:57 CET // Goedenavond iedereen and welcome to the Jury Show of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021!
21:01 CET // The opening montage shows lights flying away from people sharing moments together flying towards Duncan Laurence in the LED house that we see in the postcards.
21:02 CET // DJ Peter Gabriel plays a remix of “Venus” by Bananarma as the Parade of Nations begins.
21:04 CET // Chantal, Jan and Edsilia sing “Venus” as we wait for the next nations to arrive.
21:05 CET // Nikkie is joined by dancers and does a spoken word piece.
21:06 CET // Our four hosts, Edsilia, Chantal, Jan and Nikkie enter the stage.
21:08 CET // Edsilia and Jan explain how to vote, which is then repeated by Chantal in French.
Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – “El diablo””
21:09 CET // Elena’s postcard was filmed in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
21:10 CET // Unlike the first dress rehearsal, Elena’s staging is set up in time.
21:12 CET // Elena delivers a sultry and confident opening to the contest.
Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – “Karma””
21:13 CET // Anxhela’s postcard was filmed on the Hoge Burg in Maastricht.
21:16 CET // Anxhela delivers every note with passion and power.
Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free””
21:17 CET // Eden’s postcard was filmed in Utrecht Centraal railway station.
21:20 CET // Eden and her dancers deliver another sassy performance and Eden hits the whistle notes with little effort.
Belgium: Hooverphonic – “The Wrong Place””
21:21 CET // Hooverphonic’s postcard was filmed in Bourtange.
21:24 CET // Geike haunting vocals shine again in this performance.
Russia: Manizha – “Russian Woman””
21:25 CET // Manizha’s postcard was filmed in Bolwoningen in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
21:28 CET // Manizha and her backing singers unleash their full force once again in this performance.
Malta: Destiny – “Je Me Casse””
21:29 CET // Destiny’s postcard was filmed in Vilssingen in Zeeland.
21:31 CET // Perfect vocals and a fun attitude, Destiny is full of star power.
Portugal: The Black Mamba – “Love Is On My Side””
21:33 CET // The Black Mamba’s postcard was filmed in the Market Square in Delft.
21:35 CET // The graphics really help to convey the message of the song. The Black Mamba really are the surprise package of this contest.
Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco””
21:37 CET // Hurricane’s postcard is filmed in Keukenhof in Lisse, one of Europe’s largest flower gardens.
21:39 CET // Hurricane live up to their name and bring a whirlwind of energy on stage.
21:41 CET // We now head over to Nikkie as she shares the top three of the Eurovision Challenge.
21:41 CET // Valentina, winner of Junior Eurovision 2020, shares a short message for the acts wishing them luck. A reminder that Paris will host Junior Eurovision 2021.
21:42 CET // Nikkie shows Jamala, Emmelie De Forest and Duncan Laurence talking about their trophies and how they have looked after them. The graphics mix up from the last rehearsal has been fixed.
United Kingdom : James Newman – “Embers””
21:44 CET // James’ postcard was filmed in Gasselte.
21:46 CET // James certainly lights up the room with pyros and lasers.
Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance”
21:47 CET // Stefania’s postcard is filmed at the Halley Astronomical Observatory in Vinkel.
21:51 CET // Despite her being one of the youngest contestants this year, Stefania commands the stage confidently.
Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’univers”
21:52 CET // Gjon’s postcard was filmed in Noordereiland in Rotterdam.
21:53 CET // Gjon starts the performance out of time but quickly gets back in time again.
21:55 CET // Gjon briefly loses control of the long high note at the last chorus.
Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years”
21:56 CET // Daði og Gagnamagnið’s postcard was filmed in an skatepark on Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam.
21:58 CET // Despite Daði og Gagnamagnið not physcially being in the arena, they still get a huge reaction from the crowd.
Spain: Blas Cantó – “Voy a quedarme”
22:00 CET // Blas’ postcard is filmed in Doornspijk.
22:01 CET // The audience have the torches on their phones turned on for this time.
22:02 CET // Blas pours his emotions in every note he sings.
Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar”
22:04 CET // Natalia’s postcard was filmed at Schiermonnikoog, the least densely populated municipality in the Netherlands.
22:05 CET // Chantal is back to improvise while Moldova sets up on stage.
22:07 CET // Natalia gives another catchy performance.
Germany: Jendrik – “I Don’t Feel Hate”
22:09 CET // Jendrik’s postcard was filmed in Scheveningen.
22:11 CET // Jendrik delivers another high-energy performance, including a spoken word piece in Dutch.
Finland: Blind Channel – “Dark Side”
22:12 CET // Blind Channel’s postcard was filmed in Heerlen.
22:15 CET // Blind Channel are getting a huge reaction from the crowd. Could we see Finland getting their first top 10 placing since Lordi won in 2006?
22:17 CET // We move on to a short break. Edsilia shows us what the view looks like from where the commentators sit. She greets the Danish commentators Henrik Milling and Nicolai Molbech, before visiting the Russian commentator Yana Churikova.
22:19 CET // Jan and Chantal talk about the history of the orchestra and how there is no longer an orchestra at the contest. However we will be seeing one in the interval act.
Bulgaria: Victoria – “Growing Up Is Getting Old”
22:19 CET // Victoria’s postcard was filmed in Agelo.
22:22 CET // Victoria gives a fragile but powerful performance.
Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”””
22:23 CET // The Roop’s postcard was filmed at Rotterdam Centraal train station.
22:36 CET // With their catchy dance moves and undeniable charisma, it’s easy to see why The Roop is a crowd favourite.
Ukraine: Go_A – “Shum”
22:28 CET // Go_A’s postcard was filmed in Veluwezoom National Park in Gelderland.
22:30 CET // Go_A’s hypnotic blend of traditional and modern sounds has the crowd going wild.
France: Barbara Pravi – “Voilà”
22:32 CET // Barbara’s postcard was filmed on the Houtribdijk dam in Lelystad.
22:34 CET // Barbara has the audience in her hands with an extremely captivating performance.
Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari”
22:35 CET // Efendi’s postcard was filmed in Giethoorn.
22:38 CET // Efendi and her dancers deliver another strong performance.
Norway: Tix – “Fallen Angel”
22:39 CET // Tix’s postcard was filmed at the Koppelpoort in Amersfoort.
22:41 CET // Behind the grandiose costumes is a very heartfelt message, which comes across perfectly on stage.
22:43 CET // Edisilia and Nikkie introduce the host country’s entry.
Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Birth of a New Age””
22:44 CET // Jeangu’s postcard was filmed in Ouddorp.
22:47 CET // Jeangu’s soulful performance is warmly received by the home crowd in the Ahoy.
Italy: Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni”
22:48 CET // Måneskin’s postcard was filmed in Arnhem.
22:51 CET // Måneskin bring their mix of classic rock with Italian slickness. They have shown why they are the favourite to win.
Sweden: Tusse – “Voices”
22:52 CET // Tusse’s postcard was filmed on Museumplein in Amsterdam.
22:55 CET // Tusse delivers another confident performance.
San Marino: Senhit – “Adrenalina”
22:56 CET // Senhit’s postcard was filmed at the Evoluon in Eindhoven.
22:59 CET // Flo Rida gets applause when he enters the stage. Senhit is having the time of her life!
23:01 CET // The fake voting lines are opened.
23:09 CET // We now move on the first interval act of the evening. “Music Binds Us”, stars Rotterdam-born Afrojack, Glennis Grace and Wulf, accompanied by an orchestra. The first part features a performance on the Erasmus Bridge.
23:12 CET // The second part of this act takes place live on the stage. Glennis Grace performs “Titanium” by David Guetta feat. Sia with dancers and accompanied by Afrojack.
23:15 CET // Nikkie and Edsilia have just introduced a second recap of tonight’s songs.
23:20 CET // In the final episode of Eurovision Tutorials, Nikkie gives us advice on how to behave during the voting.
22:22 CET // Nikkie is showing us a sneak peak into how this year’s contest was created and all the hard work that has gone in behind the scenes.
23:26 CET // Edsilia is joined by several Eurovision winners in a Carpool Karaoke segment that was filmed last year before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is joined by Niamh Kavanagh, Izhar Cohen, Anne-Marie David and Ruslana as they sing along to their winning entries and other entries. Niamh Kavanagh is surprised by Ruth Jacott, who represented the Netherlands the same year that she won.
23:28 CET // Chantal and Jan have introduces a segment that pays tribute to the history of the audience at Eurovision.
23:31 CET // We are now getting our final recap.
23:36 CET // Our next interval act is “Rock The Roof” starring former Eurovision winners Måns Zelmerlöw, Lordi, Helena Paparizou, Lenny Kuhr, Sandra Kim and Teach-In.
23:44 CET // Duncan Laurence will be performing his winning Eurovision entry “Arcade” alongside his new song “Stars”. He has pre-recorded his performance due to testing positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.
23:49 CET // We now see “The Human Countdown” as the fake voting lines close.
23:50 CET // Edisilia is talking to Malta in the Green Room.
23:52 CET // Martin Österdahl is thanking fans and Rotterdam on behalf of himself and Jon Ola Sand. He tells Chantal and Jan that they have a valid result.
23:54 CET // The fake jury voting begins.
00:26 CET // Norway wins the fake jury vote, with France and Lithuania follows.
00:29 CET // The fake public voting begins.
00:40 CET // Norway the winner of the fake voting, with France in second and Portugal in third.
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