The first day of Eurovision 2021 rehearsals has drawn to a close.
In total, six acts took to the stage in Rotterdam for their first rehearsals. We got our first glimpse at how the acts from Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia, Sweden, North Macedonia and Ireland decided to stage their songs. We also got a quick glimpse behind-the-scenes at Australia’s live-on-tape recording process.
The Roop delivered high energy disco, Manizha served traditional Russian fashion and Lesley Roy took us on a journey through nature. But who gave the best first rehearsal? Now, it’s over to you! You can watch all of our reaction videos to the first rehearsals below.
Scroll down to vote in our poll.
Eurovision 2021 rehearsals: Day One (May 8)
Poll: Who had the best first rehearsal on May 8?
As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once. So make it count! This poll will close on May 9 and we will publish results shortly after.
Click on each entry to read our reviews, watch our reactions and see the rehearsal snippets.
- 🇱🇹 Lithuania: The Roop — “Discoteque”
- 🇸🇮 Slovenia: Ana Soklič — “Amen”
- 🇷🇺 Russia: Manizha — “Russian Woman”
- 🇸🇪 Sweden: Tusse — “Voices”
- 🇦🇺 Australia: Montaigne — “Technicolour”*
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Vasil — “Here I Stand”
- 🇮🇪 Ireland: Lesley Roy — “Maps”
*Australia was originally scheduled for their first rehearsal today. However, the Australian delegation will not be travelling to Rotterdam in light of COVID-19 concerns. Instead, Australia’s rehearsal slot was used to showcase some behind-the-scenes footage of Montaigne’s live-on-tape performance.
Who did you vote for? Did the favourites live up to the hype? Let us know in the comments below.