She made Late Late Show history on Friday night when she performed “Maps” from the roof of RTÉ studios. But, in an interview with wiwibloggs, Ireland’s Lesley Roy has confirmed that her Eurovision 2021 staging will be completely different. Furthermore, all going to plan, the final stage show in Rotterdam will be designed by Fredrik “Benke” Rydman — the man behind Måns Zelmerlöw “Heroes” staging in 2015.
Lesley Roy on her Eurovision 2021 staging
“I’m very excited about our Rotterdam performance. Our creative director this year is Fredrik Rydman — Benke — who did the staging and the creative directing for Mans Zelmerlow “Heroes”. So, we have a winner on our team. We’ve been working together on this concept since December. I really just hope we get to go there”. Lesley keeps schtum about what exactly they have in mind, but promises us that it won’t be the same as The Late Late.
However, given the current situation both nationally and internationally, Lesley is also ready for the possibility that she may not get to perform in the Netherlands next May.
“Anyone going through any version of life this year has to know if you’re getting into something you have to be very aware that it could just be gone the next day. So, I did get into it knowing that and that was another reason that I wanted to push really hard and make a very epic music video. And we’ll do our best with the backup tape. Obviously, I wish we had more time and more similarities to what Benke and I would like to do for Rotterdam. But at the same time what Alan Byrne the director is doing in RTÉ, as far as the backup tape and what we can do there, I think it will be what it is if it gets cancelled”.
Reacting to Maps from Ireland’s @lesleyroyreal on RTÉ news this afternoon. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the song on YouTube now. And my chat with Lesley will go live on the @wiwibloggs tonight, after The Late Late Show. pic.twitter.com/3ax7EVyfVf
— Padraig Muldoon ? (@JustPadraig) February 26, 2021
Lesley Roy has filmed her backup Eurovision performance
This week has been a busy one for Lesley Roy. Fresh off her video shoot last week, Lesley spent much of her time preparing for the filming of her backup tape for Eurovision 2021. The dress rehearsal took place on Wednesday while the final version was shot on Thursday. Should Lesley be unable to perform in Rotterdam, this footage will be shown instead.
Are you excited to see Lesley’s staging? What do you think of “Maps”? Let us know in the comments.