Every weekday, between now and the contest in May, the team from wiwibloggs will round up the latest titbits from the world of Eurovision 2021. We trawl through Instagram, Twitter and elsewhere so that y’all don’t have to. In today’s Daily Digest, Gjon’s Tears chats with Go_A, Krista Siegfrids explores the stage build at Ahoy Arena, and VICTORIA plans Spanish performance. But first…

Eurovision news: 28 April

Elena Tsagrinou is the cover star of DownTown magazine

Cyprus’s Eurovision 2021 star served cover girl realness on the Greek magazine DownTown. Wearing a striking crimson swimsuit and matching heels, Elena delivered a back-bending pose while inflating a pink balloon. The headline aptly described her as a “Eurovision bombshell”.

Jendrik hunts Benny Cristo in Hamburg

Germany’s Jendrik has been busy hunting Czech star Benny Cristo. After discovering that Benny was in Jendrik’s hometown of Hamburg, Jendrik tried to get in touch when the “Omaga” singer. When that didn’t work, he photoshopped the pair together in a series of scenic postcards, then dropped them off at Benny’s hotel. It’s not clear if Benny received the package, but Jendrik has shared a TikTok video of his adventure.

@mynameis_jendrikDEAR DIARY okay so this also happened today #esc #eurovisionsongcontest♬ Originalton – Jendrik

Krista Siegfrids explores Ahoy Arena

In the first of her Krista Calling video series, Finland’s Eurovision 2013 star Krista Siegfrids has taken a look at Ahoy Arena. She explores talks to stage designer Florian Wieder and learns about some of the surprise features the stage has hidden within. Gjon’s Tears also makes a cameo appearance via a video chat.

Måneskin’s Victoria De Angelis turns 21

Måneskin’s fierce bass player Victoria celebrated her 21st birthday today. The group joined in, posting a tribute on Instagram, writing “Happy birthday rock’n’roll lady”. The band also shares pics to their Instagram stories, showing them celebrating the big day. Happy birthday, Victoria!

 

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Gjon’s Tears and Go_A have live stream chat

Switzerland and Ukraine’s Eurovision 2021 stars got virtual with an online chat. Gjon’s Tears and Go_A enjoyed a live chat with each other, where they shared stories about competing in Eurovision 2021 (and 2020). The artists each performed their Eurovision songs, impressing each other with their acoustic performances.

VICTORIA to sing in Spain following the documentary-series Rocío

First Gjon’s Tears, then Barbara Pravi and now VICTORIA. Bulgaria’s Eurovision 2021 star will also make a live performance ahead of the acclaimed Spanish documentary series Rocío, contar la verdad para seguir viva. Her song “Growing Up Is Getting Old” has been also used for promotion of the show. VICTORIA will mix things up a little, this time performing a Spanish version of her Eurovision song. But that’s not all. Blas Cantó will also be there to sing on the Rocío stage for the second time. On this occasion, though, he will perform his Eurovision song “Voy a Quedarme”. VICTORIA is already excited, as she shares on social media. (Jordi).

Jendrik plans live stream chat with OXA

This week, Jendrik is discussing the different issues covered in the “I Don’t Feel Hate” video. Today he is looking at the different ways people can experience homophobia and will be chatting with the Brazilian-born star OXA. OXA also has a Eurovision 2021 connection, as one of the songwriters behind “El Diablo”.

 

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Jeangu Macrooy comments on “Grow” vs “Birth of a New Age”

In a recent poll, we asked wiwibloggs readers which Jeangu Macrooy Eurovision song was their favourite. While “Birthday of a New Age” received a fair amount of support, wiwibloggers readers preferred his 2020 entry “Grow”. Now Jeangu has reacted to the poll results, in an interview with AD. He said, “It was funny. It is like comparing apples and oranges. People first have to get used [to the new song], don’t they? “Grow” has been around for a year.”

Additional contributions from Jordi

What do you think of Jendrik’s Hamburg adventure? What other Eurovision stars would you like to see on magazine covers? Let us know in the comments.

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Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Why did they choose the ding dong singer to do the backstage? Couldn’t they find any Dutch presenters or singers??

Btw, JENDRIK is so FUNNY and sweet guy!! I wish him the best.

Hellooooo
Hellooooo
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

She lives in The Netherlands

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Hellooooo

wow didn’t know that! I thought she lives in Finland where she hosts the national final (not this year)

yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
1 month ago

Fun fact: Elena Tsagrinou and her song are way more famous here in Greece than Stefania and Last Dance…..

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
1 month ago
Reply to  yeahyeahfire

Because of the scandal, not because anyone gives a damn about either song.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

Because it’s a better/catchier song and Panik promotes their artists A LOT. Stefania has not performed in any TV show other than some irrelevant shows in ERT which no one watches. They did a very bad move to not promote her and the song in the mainstream TV and radio channels. No one knows the Greek entry and artist.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago

Someone has really not heard the concept of scripted SoMe material, huh?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 month ago

Sending a dm on instagram isn’t harassment. If it was i think everybody could file a police report about now.

Unless you send unwanted nsfw content off course.

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Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Pretty sure it was a staged publicity thing. Normally at this time of year the acts would have been getting to know each other at pre-shows and presentations etc. Obviously that can’t happen this year so they improvise. Benny I’m sure was in on it, and if he wasn’t, I doubt he’d mind a fellow contestant joking around and from a neighbouring country too who could be a strong voter base.

Nathan
Nathan
1 month ago

Jendrik Said his Performance Would be Inspired by the colors of Lois Griffin

Thoughts

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan

Nuuuuumber 22, baby where are you!

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
1 month ago

At the beginning, when the Go_A member asked Gjon about his name pronunciation I thought that he would ask him “Crimea is Ukraine?” Lol!

Jamala has caused has Crimea pain

Alphalpha
Alphalpha
1 month ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

haha, thats funny.

Alphalpha
Alphalpha
1 month ago

Not as creepy as the majority of your posts.

Ali
Ali
1 month ago

I love birth of a new age as a performance but I still prefer grow as a song, but I do understand his point that they are two completely different songs

Darren
1 month ago

When will the acts start arriving in Rotterdam does anyone know?

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

The first countries must arrive one or two days before the first rehearsals. I would say from 5th May probably.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Ah excellent! Just over 1 week or so. Thanks so much.
Hopefully all plans remain on track haha

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Exactly we don’t have much time to wait now, it’s cool .

Nenehs
Nenehs
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

They will start 8th of may i believe… 4 May is the national dead memorial for WW2 & 5 may we celebrate our freedom so nothing will happen then

Kate
Kate
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

i read somewhere on Twitter that first delegations will start arrive on May 6-7

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Kate

Excellent! Not much longer to wait now so. Looking good then.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Vasil does the exact same move in his music video, maybe a new trend ….

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Nope singing a very high note only…

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Almost 😉 , give me that

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Berta
Berta
1 month ago

Kateryna teaching Gjon Ukrainian is adorable 😀
Go-A and Gjon been chatting online for month, they got along very well since last year, I remember how Kate in few interviews called Gjon their friend and how they adore his both songs, I think Kate has a bit crush on Gjon, aha 😉

Arena looks absolutely stunning!

Last edited 1 month ago by Berta
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Berta

Unlikely friendship really but it’s quite nice!

Berta
Berta
1 month ago
Reply to  Berta

I meant they been chatting for months* 🙂