Australia Montaigne First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

Since Montaigne isn’t travelling to Rotterdam, there are no rehearsals for Australia. Instead, organisers have released a behind-the-scenes video and pictures.

Australia’s Montaigne “Technicolour” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal

Padraig: For once, fans at home are getting just as much insight as the press. Everyone has only the 48-second backstage preview video to go off. And even that leaves much open for interpretation. We see Montaigne in two very different costumes — a black latex number with large puffy shoulders and a shiny foil pants suit. Either Australia has a crazy costume change planned or they’re simply trying out costumes. The staging and lighting are mainly in darker colours with shades of yellow to match Montaigne’s looks. At least three dancers can be seen wearing body-tight futuristic outfits!

 

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James Blair
James Blair
4 months ago

Loved the performance. This is Mad Max Tina Turner realness, big costumes booming and singing about unity/togetherness, this is so Australian and on point. Best of luck to Montaigne from Scotland

shin
shin
4 months ago

and they do it again. Australia is extremely clever in sending their entries. in the beginning they sound like generic stuff, but combine that with staging and live vocals and BAM!! you get a top 10 spot. well done !

Grft
Grft
4 months ago
Reply to  shin

In what world did Technicolour sound generic at any moment lol?

shin
shin
4 months ago
Reply to  Grft

it did to me after my first listen . but after listening to it repeatedly , it definitely did not sound generic . it an amazing song ! although i wouldn’t say that for zero gravity. that song was unique through and through

Last edited 4 months ago by shin
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

I’ll hold down my expectations (they had more time to carefully edit this video, after all) but it’s looking very promising. And the most important: also sounding promising.

Candy
Candy
4 months ago

Nice work. Could maybe qualify as a ninth place

Mark
Mark
4 months ago
Reply to  Candy

As an Australian, I’ll take it.

Kas
Kas
4 months ago

Interesting composition, improved vocals, heavy clothes…terrible make up and hair colors. Bad luck her absence.
Certainly NQ.

Serena00
Serena00
4 months ago

Australia surprised me the most today, in a good way

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Actually, i think not performing live on stage can help Australia’s chances. It looks very promising

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
4 months ago

I hope she will qualify. I will be really mad if TIX qualifies and Montaigne not.

Heath
Heath
4 months ago

Australia nails aesthetic yet again. I know we can’t see much, but every year people talk negatively until we see the full concept and people’s minds change just like that.

Jo.
Jo.
4 months ago

this is a tough one to predict. The outfit is a killer, but I’m worried about the public vote. Hope she makes it, I like the song…

Preuss
Preuss
4 months ago

Seems like SBS put some effort into this one, the stage looks great. It’s so dark though, reminding me of Jess Mauboy’s staging that was so dark for no reason. Let’s hope it will boom of colors when the chorus kicks in

EurovisionSteve
EurovisionSteve
4 months ago
Reply to  Preuss

Jess Mauboy’s entry got completely swallowed by the large stage though. This is likely to feel more contained inside the smaller studio. Plus, the dark background and avoidance of using screens or other props helps it feel as though it is being done in the arena (although more stripped back), which makes me wonder if they’ll actually point out the performance is live-on-tape on the night.

Mark
Mark
4 months ago

Jess Mauboy’s staging was done by Sasha Jean-Baptiste, who obviously put more effort into staging other acts that year.

Preuss
Preuss
4 months ago

It was swallowed by the stage because the staging was crap. I’m confident Montaigne’s performance will look better though

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Preuss
Preuss
4 months ago
Reply to  Preuss

This is why I’m widely intrigued to see her work on Switzerland, Malta and Albania this year. It would be interesting if Switzerland or Malta were to flop bad due to awful staging

Sot
Sot
4 months ago

Is she going to have a costume change on (Australian) stage as well? Wow. Hope she qualifiessss

Grft
Grft
4 months ago

I hope it qualifies!!! Pleaseeeee

Heyey
Heyey
4 months ago

Australia slaying it! Best of luck my dear Montaigne!

Robert
Robert
4 months ago

Better than I expected.. The way they kept it dark around her does not show she is not even there at all.. Smart choice Australia

EurovisionSteve
EurovisionSteve
4 months ago

This may actually be a song and artist that benefits from having the restraint of a smaller studio. This had potential to be very messy, but the final product here might be very clean, even if the performance doesn’t have all the technical capabilities of the Rotterdam stage. We might have a qualifier here!

123
123
4 months ago

It sounds too good. Better than the studio version or her live performances. Just saying.

Kristian
Kristian
4 months ago
Reply to  123

La lala lalalala j’imagine

Grft
Grft
4 months ago
Reply to  123

The rules were super strict for the live on tape videos in terms of sound mixing though. Not like for JESC… 😉

Steffffoo
Steffffoo
4 months ago

I think being in a completely different place actually could work in her favor.

Kristian
Kristian
4 months ago

If the vocals we hear In the snippet are the actual live vocals , Australia will be Jury Top 5.

Jessie
Jessie
4 months ago

She looks good

yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
4 months ago

This is so much better than i expected!

Last edited 4 months ago by yeahyeahfire
Leo
Leo
4 months ago

This exceeded my expectations

Sapphire
Sapphire
4 months ago

Wishing her good luck! I hope Australia can make the final despite her not being there

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

c’mon now…..this is great