It’s the fourth day of rehearsal in Rotterdam and all the delegation have arrived safely, beside of the Australians, as they can’t come this time due the Corona pandemic and quarantine requirements. There will be “live on tape” for Montaigne this means that a video, which has been recorded will replace the live staging. This could also happen to artists, who get a positive corona test.
The motivation is high and all singers and delegations seem to get used to the Eurovision routing with rehearsals, meet & greets and press conferences. But there is not much to do for the artists, as they meant to stay in their hotels, but some do make excursions in a safe way. Some artists even met each other e.g. Tix (Norway) and Tusse (Sweden), The Roop (Lithuania) and Go_A (Ukraine).
Some delegations had to arrive earlier as their rehearsing schedule demands it, the finalists can arrive a little later. Next Tuesday the first entries will already fall out of the contest, out of 16 countries, only 10 will qualify for the Grand Final on Saturday, on Thursday, there are even 17 countries in the Semi-Final 2. At the end they are all winners, they reached the Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!