Live in Rotterdam: Eurovision 2021 rehearsals Day Two (May 9)

With day one done and dusted, we’re onto day two of Eurovision 2021 rehearsals. Run-throughs continue today, with nine more acts taking to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for their first rehearsals.

Today, we’ll see the first rehearsals of Cyprus, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Malta. Will the favourites live up to expectations, or will the odds come tumbling down?

May 9: First rehearsals at Eurovision 2021

Here’s who’ll be taking to the Eurovision stage today. All times are listed in CEST (BST + 1).

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou — “El Diablo”
  • 10:40 – 11:10 Norway: TIX — “Fallen Angel”
  • 11:20 – 11:50 Croatia: Albina — “Tick-Tock”
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Belgium: Hooverphonic — “The Wrong Place”
  • Break
  • 13:40 – 14:10 Israel: Eden Alene — “Set Me Free”
  • 14:20 – 14:50 Romania: Roxen — “Amnesia”
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Azerbaijan: Efendi — “Mata Hari”
  • Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Ukraine: Go_A — “SHUM”
  • 16:40 – 17:10 Malta: Destiny — “Je Me Casse”

 

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As always, we’ll have individual posts for each rehearsal here on wiwibloggs. You’ll be able to read our thoughts on the rehearsal and find out how each country chose to stage their entries.

And of course, our team on the ground in Rotterdam will be livestreaming reactions to the first rehearsals over on wiwi.tv, so make sure you’re subscribed and keeping an eye on our YouTube channel!

Eurovision 2021: Press Meet & Greet times

Shortly after their rehearsals, each act will be available for their first press meet and greet. Things will look a little different this year with social distancing in place. But we’ll still be on hand to chat with the stars from a safe distance to get their thoughts on the rehearsal.

Here’s the list of times for each act’s Meet & Greet:

  • 11:55 – 12:15 Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou — “El Diablo”
  • 12:35 – 12:55 Norway: TIX — “Fallen Angel”
  • 13:15 – 13:35 Croatia: Albina — “Tick-Tock”
  • 13:55 – 14:15 Belgium: Hooverphonic — “The Wrong Place”
  • Break
  • 13:40 – 14:10 Israel: Eden Alene — “Set Me Free”
  • 14:20 – 14:50 Romania: Roxen — “Amnesia”
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Azerbaijan: Efendi — “Mata Hari”
  • Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Ukraine: Go_A — “SHUM”
  • 16:40 – 17:10 Malta: Destiny — “Je Me Casse”

Whose first rehearsal are you most excited to see? Will the favourites live up to the hype? Let us know in the comments below!

Read more Eurovision 2021 rehearsal news here

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Stephanie
Stephanie
4 months ago

I’m nervous about Belgium. Hans, you better not screw up the staging!

Last edited 4 months ago by Stephanie
Sot
Sot
4 months ago

Anyone else thinking Hooverphonic will shock us all with their staging?

Eurovision
Eurovision
4 months ago

I can’t wait for Cyprus and Romania!

EProduc
EProduc
4 months ago

Thunder and lightning it’s getting exciting! Romania, Belgium and Malta are the countries I’m most curious about to see what they’ll be doing with the staging.

Etienne Micallef
Etienne Micallef
4 months ago

Interesting day. I like all the songs rehearsing today. I’m not worried for Malta as I know she will hit all the notes perfectly. She’s already a Junior ESC winner.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

Looking forward to see Malta’s staging for the first time!!!! Equally excited for Ukraine!

Pasadena
Pasadena
4 months ago

A lot of questions to be answered today. Will Malta stay on top of the odds table? I think they will need a killer staging to do so, the song alone won’t do it. Will any of the rest emerge as a top contender? There is definitely potential in this bunch.

John
John
4 months ago

Belgium and Ukraine.

Eugenie
Eugenie
4 months ago

I wonder will Cyprus’s staging save the song? Because I don’t want it to happen: song is thrash, it will be sad if “Fuego”-mechanism will work till eternity.

IPA
IPA
4 months ago

I’m there for Belgium 100%! Greetings from Bergen and Norway!

Ted
Ted
4 months ago

What a day it’s going to be! Can’t wait to see what Marvin did for Croatia! Seems like they’re really working hard on this song and performance. Hopefully it pays off.

Ellen
Ellen
4 months ago

This rehearsal will be more exciting! Can’t wait for it!

Anhel
Anhel
4 months ago

I’ll be on the watch for Ukraine, Belgium and Romania.
TIX’s wings seem like an inevitability.

Kristian
Kristian
4 months ago

Go cyprus , Belgium , Romania , Azerbaijan

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

I’m all for Belgium, Norway and Ukraine.
I’m also curious about which country could stand out among Cyprus, Croatia, Israel, Azerbaijan and Malta. A sea of divas with dancers.
Can’t wait for Belgium to bring the contrast

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago

What about the amazing Ukrainian flute guy? 😉

Film
Film
4 months ago

Cant wait for Romania, Azerbaijan and Belgium.

Last edited 4 months ago by Film
Thom
Thom
4 months ago

ROOTING FOR BELGIUM

dygh
dygh
4 months ago

VRT has given us drawings of Geike’s outfit. Her boots will be something.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago

Waiting for Belgium, Malta, Ukraine and Cyprus. Hope Hooverphonic will kill it. I’m not worried for the others.

Sven
Sven
4 months ago

there is a small leak of Shum ‘live on tape’ on Twitter, looks astonishing, if this their actual staging public will go crazy, its definitely two male dancers on stage with band , so no back vocalist I guees
curious of Romania and Cyprus staging too

Last edited 4 months ago by Sven
Apollo
Apollo
4 months ago
Reply to  Sven

What’s the @?

Sven
Sven
4 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

‘AverageViewer’ with nickname Average Dramatic

Berta
Berta
4 months ago
Reply to  Sven

yes, two male dancers is confirmed info, both guys arrived with band to Rotterdam today, can’t wait to see tomorrow rehearsal, live on tape looks absolutely crazy 😛