Eurovision 2021 - 39 Acts And Countries

The timetable for the Eurovision 2021 rehearsals has been published. The first batch of first rehearsals will commence on 8 May — two weeks from today. As normal, press will be able to view both first and second rehearsals. Press on the ground will also be able to watch the second rehearsals from inside a designated part of the arena.

All times listed are Central European Summer Time.

Eurovision 2021 Rehearsal Schedule

Saturday 8 May

First rehearsal of first semi-final (first half)

Country 1st rehearsal (30 min) Press meet & greet (20 min)
Lithuania 10:00 – 10:30 11:55 – 12:15
Slovenia 10:40 – 11:10 12:35 – 12:55
Russia 11:20 – 11:50 13:15 – 13:35
Sweden 12:00 – 12:30 13:55 – 14:15
Break
Australia 13:40 – 14:10 15:35 – 15:55
North Macedonia 14:20 – 14:50 16:15 – 16:35
Ireland 15:00 – 15:30 16:55 – 17:15

Sunday 9 May

First rehearsal of first semi-final (second half)

Country 1st rehearsal (30 min) Press meet & greet (20 min)
Cyprus 10:00 – 10:30 11:55 – 12:15
Norway 10:40 – 11:10 12:35 – 12:55
Croatia 11:20 – 11:50 13:15 – 13:35
Belgium 12:00 – 12:30 13:55 – 14:15
Break
Israel 13:40 – 14:10 15:35 – 15:55
Romania 14:20 – 14:50 16:15 – 16:35
Azerbaijan 15:00 – 15:30 16:55 – 17:15
Break
Ukraine 16:00 – 16:30 17:55 – 18:15
Malta 16:40 – 17:10 18:35 – 18:55

Monday 10 May

First rehearsal of second semi-final (first half)

Country 1st rehearsal (30 min) Press meet & greet (20 min)
San Marino 10:00 – 10:30 11:55 – 12:15
Estonia 10:40 – 11:10 12:35 – 12:55
Czech Republic 11:20 – 11:50 13:15 – 13:35
Greece 12:00 – 12:30 13:55 – 14:15
Break
Austria 13:40 – 14:10 15:35 – 15:55
Poland 14:20 – 14:50 16:15 – 16:35
Moldova 15:00 – 15:30 16:55 – 17:15
Break
Iceland 16:00 – 16:30 17:55 – 18:15
Serbia 16:40 – 17:10 18:35 – 1855

Tuesday 11 May

First rehearsal of second semi-final (second half)

Country 1st rehearsal (30 min) Press meet & greet (20 min)
Georgia 10:00 – 10:30 11:55 – 12:15
Albania 10:40 – 11:10 12:35 – 12:55
Portugal 11:20 – 11:50 13:15 – 13:35
Bulgaria 12:00 – 12:30 13:55 – 14:15
Break
Finland 13:40 – 14:10 15:35 – 15:55
Latvia 14:20 – 14:50 16:15 – 16:35
Switzerland 15:00 – 15:30 16:55 – 17:15
Denmark 15:40 – 16:10 17:35 – 17:55

Wednesday 12 May

Second rehearsal of first semi-final

Country 2nd rehearsal (20 min) Press conference (20 min)
Lithuania 10:00 – 10:20 11:15 – 11:35
Slovenia 10:25 – 10:45 11:40 – 12:00
Russia 10:50 – 11:10 12:05 – 12:25
Sweden 11:15 – 11:35 12:30 – 12:50
Australia 11:40 – 12:00 12:55 – 13:15
Break
North Macedonia 13:05 – 13:25 14:20 – 14:40
Ireland 13:30 – 13:50 14:45 – 15:05
Cyprus 13:55 – 14:15 15:10 – 15:30
Norway 14:20 – 14:40 15:35 – 15:55
Croatia 14:45 – 15:05 16:00 – 16:20
Break
Belgium 15:35 – 15:55 16:50 – 17:10
Israel 16:00 – 16:20 17:15 – 17:35
Romania 16:25 – 16:45 17:40 – 18:00
Azerbaijan 16:50 – 17:10 18:05 – 18:25
Ukraine 17:15 – 17:35 18:30 – 18:50

Thursday 13 May

Second rehearsal of first semi-final into second semi-finals

First rehearsal for hosts and big five

Country 2nd rehearsal (20 min) Press conference (20 min)
Malta 10:00 – 10:20 11:45 – 12:05
San Marino 10:25 – 10:45 12:10 – 12:30
Estonia 10:50 – 11:10 12:35 – 12:55
Czech Republic 11:15 – 11:35 13:00 – 13:20
Greece 11:40 – 12:00 13:25 – 13:45
Break
Austria 13:05 – 13:25 14:50 – 15:10
Poland 13:30 – 13:50 15:15 – 15:35
Moldova 13:55 – 14:15 15:40 – 16:00
Iceland 14:20 – 14:40 16:05 – 16:25
Serbia 14:45 – 15:05 16:30 – 16:50
Break
1st rehearsal (30 mins)

Press meet & greet (30 min)
Italy 15:35 – 16:05 17:00 – 17:20
Germany 16:15 – 16:45 17:40 – 18:00
Netherlands 16:55 – 17:25 18:20 – 18:40
France 17:35 – 18:05 19:00 – 19:20
United Kingdom 18:15 – 18:45 19:40 – 20:00
Spain 18:55 – 19:25 20:20 – 20:40

Friday 14 May

Second rehearsal of second semi-final

Country 2nd rehearsal (20 min) Press conference (20 min)
Georgia 10:00 – 10:20 11:15 – 11:35
Albania 10:25 – 10:45 11:40 – 12:00
Portugal 10:50 – 11:10 12:05 – 12:25
Bulgaria 11:15 – 11:35 12:30 – 12:50
Finland 11:40 – 12:00 12:55 – 13:15
Break
Latvia 13:05 – 13:25 14:20 – 14:40
Switzerland 13:30 – 13:50 14:45 – 15:05
Denmark 13:55 – 14:15 15:10 – 15:30

Saturday 15 May

Second rehearsal for hosts and big five

Country 2nd rehearsal (20 min) Press conference (20 min)
Italy 10:30 – 10:50 12:15 – 12:35
Germany 10:55 – 11:15 12:40 – 13:00
Netherlands 11:20 – 11:40 13:05 – 13:25
France 11:45 – 12:05 13:30 – 13:50
United Kingdom 12:10 – 12:30 13:55 – 14:15
Spain 12:35 – 12:55 14:20 – 14:40

Sunday 16 May

Venue closed

Monday 17 May

First semi-final – dress rehearsal 1 — 15:00 – 17:10

First semi-final – dress rehearsal 2 — 21:00 – 23:10

Tuesday 18 May

First semi-final dress rehearsal 3 — 15:00 – 17:10

First semi-final – live broadcast — 21:00 – 23:10

Press conference + Grand final draw — 23:40 – 00:25

Wednesday 19 May

Second semi-final – dress rehearsal 1 — 15:00 – 17:10

Second semi-final – dress rehearsal 2 — 21:00 – 23:10

Thursday 20 May

Second semi-final dress rehearsal 3 — 15:00 – 17:10

Second semi-final – live broadcast — 21:00 – 23:10

Press conference + Grand final draw — 23:40 – 00:25

Friday 21 May

Grand final flag parade — 9:30 – 11:00

Grand final dress rehearsal 1 — 13:00 – 16:40

Grand final dress rehearsal 2 — 21:00 – 00:40

Saturday 22 May 2021

Grand final – dress rehearsal 3  — 13:30 – 17:10

Grand final – live broadcast — 21:00 – 00:40

Winner’s press conference — 01:00 – 01:45

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Ted
Ted
5 months ago

So looking forward to seeing the big 5 rehearsals on Thursday!!! I’m loving Italy.

After watching the Brit awards last night, can we have coldplay & dua lipa’s staging team for the UK entrant. Pretty please! The colours, the lights. so epic. c’mon james

eurofan
eurofan
5 months ago

EUROVISION IS SO CLOSE OMAGA

eurofan
eurofan
5 months ago

WHAT

esc_fl
esc_fl
5 months ago

Can’t wait!!!

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
6 months ago

Does someone know what happens to Australia’s slot? As the demo tape is recorded already I guess it will be a technical break?

Samo
Samo
5 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Either a short break for the staff, or possibly a buffer to compensate for a delay if previous rehearsals get longer.

eurofan
eurofan
5 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

They have to make sure the transition from a live performance to Australia’s is smooth so it would probably be about technical things like audio etc

Thanos
Thanos
6 months ago

Will you guys from Wiwibloggs be able to be present in the arena as press for the rehearsals and do your regular YouTube livestreams? Will it be allowed, given the pandemic?

Last edited 6 months ago by Thanos
Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
5 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

More likely, it might be just their dutch correspondent reporting from the scene.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
5 months ago
Reply to  Badwoolfgirl

What makes you think that? 500 press are allowed in the centre, and other sites have already confirmed several of their members are going to Rotterdam.

Batkas
Batkas
6 months ago

It feels like Xmas to me.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🙂

Paul W
6 months ago

What coverage will Wiwibloggs be able to do for the rehearsals? I like so many of the songs this year I can’t wait to start hearing descriptions of the way they are going to be staged.

Vytautas
Vytautas
6 months ago

I cannot… it’s becoming real, discoteque time!

Alex
Alex
6 months ago

no news on tickets??

Cameron
Cameron
6 months ago
Reply to  Alex

3,500 for Dutch only, but if there are more than 900 intensive care cases at the time then no audience

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
6 months ago
Reply to  Cameron

+ positive news : today there was a drop of 21 intensive care cases in the Netherlands. The biggest drop in a few months time! 🙂

Sot
Sot
6 months ago

Wait… WHAT!?

Sot
Sot
6 months ago

So currently they are having a break… Bon Appetit!

Lujxk
Lujxk
6 months ago

OMG it’s closer and closer

Rob
Rob
6 months ago

So excited!!!! I can’t wait!!!!

canada_piano
canada_piano
6 months ago

OMG im so excited dkghdskjfhdjfhskdjfhsj

canada_piano
canada_piano
6 months ago

question: how will australia’s performance be shown? will it be on the led screen or a hologram?

Grft
Grft
6 months ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Led screen I think. To be able to make an hologram they would have had to record the live on tape performance on a green screen. I don’t think green screen was allowed for the live on tapes.

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago

I’m willing to bet that some delegation/s will fight to get Australia’s 30min.

Jack
Jack
6 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Malta has joined the chat

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Jack

Oh yes. And I’d LOVE to learn about the behind-the-scenes ESC stuff. #thegoodthebadandtheugly

Sot
Sot
6 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I hope they will do this mini-series/compilation in 2017 where they clipped all those funny REAL moments throughout the rehearsals, it put a smile on my face back then!

Whisker
Whisker
6 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Nice!

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I remember discussions on two countries that needed extra time for rehearsals in 2018. Denmark (the Vikings and the snow I think) and most likely Greece with some extra-terrastrial “laser” or something.

Grft
Grft
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

Duncan also needed a lot of extra rehearsal in 2019 cause they didn’t know what to do with the light ball lol.

pooky1001
pooky1001
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

If i remember correctly, Denmark didnt like the artificial snow used by RTP because it wasnt thick enough and didnt give a blizzard like effect so they sent for some from Denmark.

Sot
Sot
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

Welp, at last Greeks needed more time, because in the competition the only thing we saw was a blue hand

chipo clu
chipo clu
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

Malta in 2019 needed a lot too. I think it was because Michaela was not the best dancer.

Sot
Sot
6 months ago
Reply to  chipo clu

I think they had more rehearsals or time for Michela to control her stress, as she wasn’t dancing on stage

Kristian
Kristian
6 months ago

Australia gets rehearsals ? I’m confused

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

It’s just a formality. Most likely there will be a technical break during Australia’s ‘rehearsal’.

1998
1998
6 months ago

I don’t understand, how is Australia in schedule after knowing that they are not coming to Rotterdam?

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  1998

They might still need to rehearse things. The live-on-tape will be broadcast. It’s not that Australia has withdrawn.

1998
1998
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

I know that they haven’t withdrawn, but still for now it’s unimaginable.

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  1998

Of course you know, I didn’t mean you wouldn’t.

I think it makes sense to stick to the original plan (based on my observations of the past two edition there is a template or so they follow for schedules).

It would take a lot more than 50 minutes (time for two rehearsals) change the whole planning and get it checked and approved and so on.

Samo
Samo
6 months ago
Reply to  Una

What is there to rehearse? They will simply play the taped performance that was filmed weeks ago. You don’t need three rehearsals to learn how to do that.

Of course they will play it as part of dress rehearsals, as those are essentially full shows, but there’s no need for an individual rehearsal. It will merely serve as a break for staff (or a buffer if there is a delay).

Carl
Carl
6 months ago
Reply to  Samo

Do you really think it’s simple as pressing a play button?

Una
Una
6 months ago
Reply to  Samo

Maybe I used the wrong word but yes – technical stuff still needs to be done whether artist and team are on site or not. And changing the schedule would take a lot more time.

Oscar
Oscar
6 months ago
Reply to  1998

I’m guessing it’s not Australia that needs to rehearse but the technical people. To make sure the live on tape is working, the transitions etc.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
6 months ago
Reply to  1998

It is time when Australia would rehearse if they went to Rotterdam