Eurovision 4 May

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, Tusse meets Loreen, Netta backs Manizha and The Mamas row behind Destiny. But first…

Eurovision news: 4 May

Eden Alene teases Eurovision dress

Israel’s Eden Alene has shared a teaser of one of the dresses she’ll be bringing to Rotterdam for Eurovision 2021. The “Set Me Free” singer re-posted an image she was tagged in by fashion designer Alon Livine to her Instagram stories. It shows a sketch of a pale pink dress with “Eurovision 2021” written beside it. No more details are given, but it could possibly be the dress that Eden will wear on the red carpet. (Jonathan)

Junior Eurovision star is a stand-in

She represented the Netherlands at Junior Eurovision one year before Stefania and the same year Destiny won for Malta. And now Shalisa is returning to the song contest… in a way. The “Million Lights” singer is one of the stand-in performers for the tech rehearsals which are taking place before the delegations arrive on Saturday. Could the devil emoji in her selfie from inside the Ahoy arena be a clue as to what song she was practicing?

 

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Daði Freyr plays Eurovision songs at JúróDaði 2

He teased us with Little Big’s “Uno” last week. And over the weekend Iceland’s Daði treated fans to yet more Eurovision favourites during his 30-minute JúróDaði 2 online concert, the sequel to last year’s inaugural event. The set included reimaginings of Lena’s “Satellite”, Sirusho’s “Qele, Qele” and Blanche’s “City Lights”.

Eldar for the Wiwi Jam At Home

He was “Running Scared” during Eurovision 2011…and then he ran back on stage to lift the winner’s trophy for Azerbaijan. Now song contest winner Eldar will lift a mic at the Wiwi Jam at Home concert. On May 19, Eldar will mark the tenth anniversary of his victory with a special performance during our YouTube concert. His Eurovision passion still burns bright in the Land of Fire. (William)

 

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Jendrik censors performance after a stray penis upsets fan

Jendrik was one of several Eurovision artists to perform at the ES PreParty two weeks ago. And while most fans witnessed a fun, vibrant performance filled with laugher and good vibes, one eagle-eyed fan saw something else — a stray graffiti penis in the background. And after clutching their pearls in shock horror, they went on share their displeasure directly with the German singer. As a result, Jendrik re-uploaded a “censored” version of the performance to YouTube with the offending drawing blurred out. If you have the patience, you can check out the lengthy back-and-forth between Jendrik and the upset fan here.

Tusse meets Loreen

Tusse is a long-time fan of Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen, and has made his love for her known on many occasions. And on Monday, he achieved a long time dream when he came face to face with his Idol. He and the “Euphoria” songstress were both guests at Sweden’s annual Unicef Gala fundraiser. Tusse also performed “Voices”.

 

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Netta backs Manizha

Eurovision 2018 victor Netta is backing Russia’s Manizha for Eurovision 2021. In a brief video filmed on the streets of Israel, the “Toy” hitmaker declares “Manizha, your song is dope! F***ing dope!”. When her acquaintance declares that the “Russian Woman” singer will win, Netta agrees with a “hell yeah!”.

 

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The Mamas are rooting for Destiny

Meanwhile, up in Sweden, Melodifestivalen 2020 winners The Mamas are throwing their support behind Malta’s Destiny. The “Move” trio danced to “Je Me Casse” in a TikTok, writing: “Queen @destinyofficial_x , we’re rooting for you mama!!!!”.

 

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Gjon’s Tears performs “Tout l’univers” at the hairdressers

He performed on Spanish TV some weeks back, but Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears has been relatively quiet ever since. To make up for his absence from the various online pre-parties, Gjon recorded a new live version of “Tout l’univers” from, if his caption is to be believed, the hairdressers.

 

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Additional contributions from Jonathan and William

What do you think of the messages from Netta and The Mamas? Was Jendrik right to censor his video? Let us know in the comments.

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ESC 21
2 months ago

Russia can win its a man hating song, just like Nettas man hating song. 0/10

Maya G
Maya G
2 months ago

It’s not just “an acquaintance” next to Netta, he’s Ori Kaplan who co-wrote the Russian song.

Ffs
Ffs
2 months ago

they are all a bit off for some reason …

gurki loko
gurki loko
2 months ago

Ok, is mama some sort of slang expression or do they think Destiny is a mama in real life? Cause I honestly thought that Mamas are Mamas, cause they’re mothers.

Kim
Kim
2 months ago

Gjon’s got lovely teeth

Samo
Samo
2 months ago

Is it just me, or is Tusse quite off key in the chorus (especially when he sings “hear”, in multiple instances)? Perhaps something to do with his surgery?

Alo
Alo
2 months ago

Netta is hilarious 🙂 btw her friend in the video is the composer of Russian Women.

Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago
Reply to  Alo

Yeah. It probably has nothing to do with her supporting Russian entry out of the blue v:

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

Netta lol what is more dope, Manizha’s song or what you have in your glass? 😉

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

However a little drunk or not I agree with Netta as Manizha’s song is among my favorites of this year.

Ellen
Ellen
2 months ago

Eden’s dress looks stunning. But I don’t know if it will match her song ? It kinda doesn’t to me.

I love the support of The Mamas for Destiny, that’s so cute! Duncan James from Blue also showed support to Destiny.

Also, I’m gonna die with how cute Gjon is! His cute face, his hair, his french accent, his singing skills… Hold me back girls lmao Mama is in town to get a new husband lol

ESC Netherlands
ESC Netherlands
2 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

The tease of Eden’s dress is possibly for the red (turquoise) carpet and not for the Eurovision stage.

Ellen
Ellen
2 months ago

Oooh… It now makes more sense. Thx for sharing your thoughts! Eden is gonna look sickening on the turquoise carpet. I can’t wait for it to happen. The hosts of the one held in Portugal were really great and professional. Hope it will be the same this year

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
2 months ago

The penis grafitti debacle is the most random thing ever lol.

Jendrik handled that very well though so kudos to him.

Destiny stan account
Destiny stan account
2 months ago

not ELDAR DKNDKDJR why would we want a eurovision winner who only won because his country cheated??

raylee
raylee
2 months ago

wow

Jimmy Smit
2 months ago

Well if I was finding it hard to connect with Gjon’s Tears after his total snub of the online pre-parties, at least now I can totally relate to him as someone who also visits hairdressers with a grand piano in the waiting lounge.

Jimmy Smit
2 months ago

I don’t know why Jendrik bothered with any of that, and dwelling on the thought makes me wonder if he’s, in a way, quite a vulnerable person. I’d hoped his video about Benny was part of his zany humour rather than an earnest attempt at meeting him, but now I think it’s probably the latter. Seems like he could do with some guidance and support.

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Trina
Trina
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Honestly, I think he is just a nice small-pond fish who is now in a much, much bigger ocean. He’s like the friendly guy who works at your corner coffee shop whose band suddenly makes it big. He gets repeatedly (lazily) referred to a social media product, but I actually don’t think he did much social media prior to his Eurovision campaign. He doesn’t have the polish of the contestants with established music contracts or experience competing on The Voice, and I really enjoy his participation this year all the more for that.

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Trina

That person who wrote to him has a lot of time on their hands if they are so concerned about something like that in a music video…

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

Does Jendrik feel hate or not?

Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Is Montaigne close to her mother or not?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Did Gjon get his hair cut or not?

Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Is Tix really a fallen angel or not?

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
2 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Does Albina really go on tiktok

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Heartbeater

Is Rafal a really good RIDEr or not?

Last edited 2 months ago by Esc addict
Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Did Elena really meet EL DIABLO!!! or not?

Danny
Danny
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Did Roxen really lose herself or not??

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Danny

Did finally Hooverponic find the right place or not ?!

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Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

And more important, is Geike’s Johnny Cash tee-shirt alright or not ?!!

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Did Hurricane really go Loco Loco

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
2 months ago
Reply to  Heartbeater

Has Eden Alene been set freed yet

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Don’t forget, did Natalia get her sugar?

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
2 months ago
Reply to  SeNhiT

Does destiny really Elle se casse

Teddy
Teddy
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Is Lesley Roy still searching all around places, trying too many faces, with only one way to go?

ESC Nils
ESC Nils
2 months ago
Reply to  Teddy

Is Manizha a real Russian Woman or not?!

Rasmus Bording Irlind
Rasmus Bording Irlind
2 months ago
Reply to  ESC Nils

Has Natalia gotten some sugar yet?

raylee
raylee
2 months ago
Reply to  ESC Nils

Is Efendi a godless spy or not ?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Has Vasil found his way yet?

Heyey
Heyey
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Does The Roop really think it is ok to dance alone?

Last edited 2 months ago by Heyey
stinkdier23
stinkdier23
2 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

Has Jeangu really witnessed the birth of a new age or not?

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
2 months ago
Reply to  stinkdier23

Has tusse heard a million voices?

blahh
blahh
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

is dadi still getting better
what a philosophical thread

Sapphire
Sapphire
2 months ago

Netta seemed so drunk lol. Also, the Mamas are once again iconic xD

Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  Sapphire

Yeah, Manizha must be real proud to share that.