Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Rehearsal Blog

Rehearsal Blog

Eurovision rehearsal time. Practice makes perfect, if ever there was a time to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear, this would be it. Our reports come live from the Eurovision Song Contest host city – and sometimes from the actual venue. Photo and video reports to keep you warm until the big night.

This could be Rotterdam – or anywhere

Goedemorgen, Oneuopeans! Hoe gaat het? It’s not Rotterdam, though. It’s East London. Not far from, erm, RotterdEast Ham, if you will. And but a skip...

Germany – Sometimes there are no words

And the ones that caused such merriment among meme makers have vanished from the backdrop - as well as the faux sister photos. This remains...

UK – Nothing there to get excited about

For my life, the UK can't stage anything when it comes to Eurovision. Yes, Michael was discovered through a casting show, but why did it...

Italy – Are we going to see an angry man?

Mahmood appeared to be angry on stage - and he didn't care who knew it. As this performance went on, you saw it in...

Spain – they’ve ballsed this right up

And the problems don't lie with Miki. He sang 'La venda' to its fullest potential (although, I still think it's two choruses too long)....

France – A message to your heart

I think I need to split this song and its staging into constituent parts. Firstly, as a song, I love 'Roi'. It's complex and deep...

First up this morning – the HOME team

After the closed door 30-minute Moldovan extra rehearsal we had Israel. Kobi was still dressed like a waiter on stage, and I genuinely think that...

Semi final 2 – ranked and rated

We've already told you what we think stands a chance of making the final from the first semi-final, but who do we reckon might...

Azerbaijan – Last of the day

Chingiz didn't need to change a lot, and he hadn't, although this time through, we saw on-screen swirls. coupled with yet another screen effect...

North Macedonia in “This is very good” shocker

Tamara sold the shit out of this song. Her performance was ballsy and edgy and the staging simple (except for the mirrors). The message...