Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Eurovision Rehearsals

Eurovision Rehearsals

Stay in touch with everything happening in Rotterdam in the run up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The OnEurope crew will be in the virtual press centre and telling you what’s going on.

North Macedonian sentimentality – and a glimpse of Australia

So I missed Australia. I mean, obviously she’s not here, or rather there, but they did #OpenUp a ‘room’ in the virtual press centre...

Greece – headless hoodies and dancing pants

Greece is the last rehearsal before we break for lunch. Much has been rumoured about what they’ll do on stage. Here’s our chance to...

Slovenia – She needs to relax somewhat

I tell you its days like this where two screens comes in very handy.  We only get 5 minutes between each run through today...

Monty looks at Austria, Poland, Moldova, Iceland and Serbia

Here's the remaining five of today's second rehearsals. Austria – first rehearsal report here I didn’t see much of this I’m afraid, as I was in...

The Fanning Verdict Eurovision 2021: Norway

My first concern was that TIX sounded sharper today - and that’s not the finest word to hear. Things instantly settled though, and we...

Lithuania – a triptych of Roopness

I’m bracing myself, as The Roop are not my favourite participants. I’ve already written about how I find the ‘craziness’ a little bit forced,...

Day 5 – Australia – Cyprus

Day 5 continues with the next 4 countries to rehearse. Australia – no first rehearsal report She’s not there, we know that, but I had left...

Eurovision 2021 Week 1 Day 5 All Of It – Nick’s...

Blimey, that was intense. The day got off to a bad start as I found myself seriously delayed by a broken-down goat on the...

Poland – tbh it just bored me.

It's a damning indictment of any performance when the best you can come up with after seeing it a couple of times is: "Well...

The Fanning Verdict Eurovision 2021: France

If you followed the French national final, you’ve already seen Barbara Pravi’s performance of ‘Voilà’. It’s much the same right down to the birds...