LIVE Eurovision 2021 Day 1 Rehearsals review

Today started the first rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest 2021.Today first 7 countries the Eurovision stage and these are:

CountryTimePress Meet & Greet
Lithuania10:00 – 10:3011:55 – 12:15
Slovenia10:40 – 11:1012:35 – 12:55
Russia11:20 – 11:5013:15 – 13:35
Sweden12:00 – 12:3013:55 – 14:15
Break12:30 – 13:40
Australia13:40 – 14:1015:35 – 15:55
North Macedonia14:20 – 14:5016:15 – 16:35
Ireland15:00 – 15:3016:55 – 17:15

The Roop brings the yellow suits with some purple LED background screen with black and white squares behind them and some split screens of each band member. Then usual their dance routine we seen on national selection. Vocally he is great with no struggles.

The camera angles was focusing on them and at one point they take the camera and there were back to the audience. The overall the vibe for this rehearsal was full of fun and bright and very disco atmosphere.

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Ana Soklič is opening up to close up camera to her… and then slowly introducing the golden galaxy with stars and then the background LED Screens we see some nature scenes and then back to golden galaxy background. She was all alone on stage. The structure of the song was slightly changed. Vocally she is not struggling. Her voice was powerful ,Ana had white outfit on the first rehearsal. She walks along and reaches the small stage as the song progresses to chorus.

Ana Soklič from Slovenia on stage for the first time
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Russia comes with a humorous and special direction.
She wears a huge dress in several sizes on top of her with traditional prints, during the show she slides on stage back and forth. After that, she comes out of this dress and wears an outfit like in the national selection. Manizha and 4 backing vocalists are together on stage.
There is an LED screen behind them that shows a traditional multiple paintings of a woman, then you see a video of people dancing to the sound of the song. Most are women but there is also one man who wears a bra.

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Opens up like in national selection where in the beginning there were blue and grey flashing lights in Tusse staging alone in middle of both LED screens. He is wearing red short sleeved suit and black sleeves with diamonds as well the black neckwear with diamonds as well. He has nails painted yellow as Sweden’s flag colour. on it and joined by 4 dancers wearing black clothing. Behind him on the led screen blue-grey amorphic waves and on the floor there is a red rectangle that Tusse is standing on. His backing dancers are being duplicated by a special effect. We like to point out that he is not giving his best vocal points due his recent vocal surgery. He is being heavily supported by backing vocalists.

Tusse (Sweden 2021)
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Even though Australia aren’t rehearsing in the arena today, their live on tape performance is being played shortly so the crew can agree some technical transitions.

Montaigne’s staging features three female dancers, rainbow hair, some spectacular lighting and PVC catsuits for everyone. Australia may not be here in person, but they’re still bringing a little of the spirit that’s going to make this year’s show so special.

Backstage with Montaigne from Australia
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Staging is start up with dark and Vasil standing in black suit singing out his soul. Feels like intimin moment. When the song progresses the LED screens turns into golden and shiny. He opens up the vest and the shine the golden chest amour. There is a virtual golden tree that grows on top of his chest. In second half of song the background is gold, orange and brown lightning.

Vasil, First Rehearsal, North Macedonia, Rotterdam Ahoy, 8 May 2021
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Ireland have brought some really creative staging, with huge digital trees and camera frames that makes it look like Lesley is in a storybook.

Lesley started up in like forest cartoon and continuing running to city. Then she continue to the city. There are lots of objects on stage. All kinds of trees, boxes, etc. – some of them move in sync with her hand movements. There are couples of hands that control the staging object s well. She is wearing a dark green outfit. The objects on stage are white and significantly smaller than her. Lesley moves on the stage and each time reveals a different part of the environment. She was wearing green cotton jumper and green pants and being barefoot. Vocally she was not good but reminder this is just first rehearsal and saving the best for last.

Lesley Roy, First Rehearsal, Ireland, Rotterdam Ahoy, 8 May 2021
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We are tuning in tomorrow as well with reviews, pictures and short snippets.

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I am orginally from Latvia but now live in Ireland.I been Eurovison fan since 2006.My huge intrest is to travel,music and cooking. Currently studiying graphical design

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