Sweden’s Tusse has taken to the stage inside Ahoy Rotterdam for his first rehearsal of Eurovision 2021. He’s cut the sleeves off his jacket, but will his performance cut it on the Eurovision stage? Let’s see….
Sweden’s Tusse “Voices” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal
Padraig: As is to be expected, Sweden’s staging is pretty much a copy and paste from Melodifestivalen in March. However, there are a few small changes. Everything feels slicker (if that’s possible), but most noticeably, Tusse has had a slight costume change. He’s chopped the sleeves off his jacket, and in their place are black bejewelled arm warmers. Tusse’s performance is competent as always, if a bit clinical. Some of the emotion from his winner’s Melfest reprise would be awesome!
Oliver: A couple of vocal hiccups from Tusse. He struggled with the “can you hear them” refrain at the end of the song, and often seemed drowned out by the pre-recording backing vocals. But all that can be fixed in time. The energy he brings to the stage is wonderful and he’s leaning more into the androgynous look, which stands out as visually arresting. A classy production as ever from Sweden, but there’s a little heart missing. Tusse is the glue holding it all together.
Reaction to Sweden’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2021
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