What happened today in Rotterdam: Day Three

Senhit, San Marino, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 10 May 2021 — EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

Every night, we summarize the events that occurred in Rotterdam. On the third day, the first partipating countries of the second semi final of Eurovision 2021 took the stage. And we were happy to see many of them gave a good performance.

In What Happened Today we close off the day with an overview of the most important facts and videos. Have you been working all day? Or you did not have time to follow the rehearsals? Everything you may have missed – you can catch up every night in this article.

Will Flo Rida be in Rotterdam?

Whether the famoius rapper Flo Rida will be present next week during the performance of the song ‘Adrenalina’ for San Marino is still the question. Singer Senhit did not want to confirm, nor deny, that he will be there. But based on this segment, we have the feeling that he just might…

Bookmakers don’t see an Icelandic victory for Dadi and the gang

After the first rehearsal for Iceland, the bookmakers haven’t placed Dadi and Gagnamagnid higher then they did before today. One of the main contenders for victory in 2020 is not being seen as a contender in 2021. Rightfully so, or not? Judge for yourself based on the small snippet available here.

Eurovision change-over from Cyprus to Norway is difficult

We spoke with people behind the scenes, who have to change a whole decor within fourty seconds. Especially, the change-over from Cyprus to Norway is quite demanding. Watch the video here:

Montaigne is having a difficult time…

Australian participant Montaigne is the only performing artist not to be present physically at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. She is having a hard time coping with this, especially since she can follow all the other artists doing their thing in Rotterdam. During her press meet and greet, Montaigne got really emotional about being isolated at home in Australia. We feel for her and all you Australians not being able to join us in Europe this year.

Stefania gives an interesting visual presentation for Greece

Fokas Evagelinos, the very successful Greek stage director, has always been known as “Mr. Prop”. This year, he shows he has moved with the times. No physical props in the Greek performance, but CGI projections instead. It’s very effective and we can see Greece has had a succesful first rehearsal.