Monday, January 24, 2022

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.

Georgia – Hmmmmmmm

Goedemorgen iedereen! Sorry I have phlegm in my throat again! First up this morning is Georgia, and, let’s be frank here, I wish I hadn’t bothered....

Spain – too much mooning

Spain – first rehearsal report here I’m used to the new arrangement now I’ve heard it a few times. It’s a brave thing to start...

The Netherlands – majestic power and beauty

I am so curious to see The Netherlands. Jeangu’s video has a majestic quality and I love the themes he has brought to his...

Albania – stunningly dramatic

Albania now, and hopefully it’ll be a bit warmer in the Ahoy arena for Anxhela Peristeri than it was outside in Tirana in December...

Portugal – It makes me smile, that’s what music does

As you will know, I loved this song in first rehearsal and nothing I've seen in the last 20 minutes has changed my mind....

Italy – Pure noisy, shouty class.

Oh Damiano, you little tease, you're black look from the rehearsal was, in fact, just rehearsal clothes and you and your chums have gone...

It’s Day 2 in the East London Press Centre

Goedemorgon Oneuropeans from the RotterdEast Ham Press Centre. It’s Day 2, and it feels like we’ve never been gone. Lots to bring you today –...

Sweden – This is how you put voices on stage Slovenia.

Before Tusse even hits the stage he's on the backfoot.  In real life next Tuesday evening he'll have just followed Russia empowerment anthem with...

Russia – now this is more like it.

The main change here is that the backing singers have changed out of their casual clothes and are now dressed in gold tracksuits or...

Switzerland – Is he more Torvill or Dean?

I tend to look at this in the same way I would an ice skating tournement (I'm gay, bear with me here). This has lots...