Sweden Tusse First Rehearsal Eurovision 2021

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.

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Ted
Ted
1 month ago

I’m not a fan of the song and I’m getting a low budget Sweden 2019 staging feel. ie We’ve seen it before but done better. This could be a shock no qualifier!

Petra
Petra
1 month ago

Go tusse

Last edited 1 month ago by Petra
Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Oh please, If your precious Dotter performed Voices you would all call it a winner!

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Have you ever had a valid opinion people cared about?

Erik
Erik
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

@Denis: Mr Vanilla Bean writes from heart. There is no need to write what pleases others actually

Maartijn
Maartijn
1 month ago

For all those people who cannot accept the fact that Sweden is highly overrated by biased juries:
2019, first place or second place without Troubelarus’ points
2018, second place
2017, third place
2016, ninth place
2015, first place
2014, second place
2013, third place
So it goes…
BTW I’m writing this even tho I like almost all their entries but I still think the juries are being unfair to other countries!

Last edited 1 month ago by Maartijn
Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Maartijn

Except for 2013 and 2018 you cant really say they are overrated as in terms of huge difference between the two groups. Most of the entries ended up in public top 10 meaning that the audience in fact liked them enough. In 2015 Måns win jury yes but he also ended up 3rd in votes. And Frans even got more audience votes. So no, you cant argue Sweden is overrated

Last edited 1 month ago by Denis
Maartijn
Maartijn
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

I literally wrote year by year to sum up the “General overrating” 🙂 Don’t get stuck with specific examples, see the bigger pic, could u? 🙂

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Maartijn

Which general overrating? Is getting more jury votes a sign of something being overrrated or what? What about songs that get more televotes than jury votes, are those overrated too?
I would agree if Sweden year after year gets constantly low televotes compared to jury-votes but it doesn’t since it reaches top 10 by votes every year

Helene
Helene
1 month ago
Reply to  Maartijn

You have two examples during 20 years so your facts are wrong.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Maartijn

Poor little Frans has a lot to answer for

Last edited 1 month ago by Jofty
Hélène
Hélène
1 month ago
Reply to  Maartijn

It is interesting that this is said over and over again when many countries have had once or twice large difference between juries and voters. Mits if these examples tgauvaudience also voted Sweden high. Frans was more liked by the public than the juries! The opposite with Italy and Gualizzi, Malta and Austria and some others. This is some kind of propaganda against Sweden. In Malta’s case people say that the voter underestimate them, Italy that the audience have bad taste but when it comes to Sweden it is just negativity you should start to look into your biases.

Sara-Stina
Sara-Stina
1 month ago
Reply to  Maartijn

Sweden in televote the last 5 years: 

2015: 3
2016: 6
2017: 8
2018: 23
2019: 9

People need to stop fantasising that Sweden does that differently in the televote than the jury, since it really only happened in 2018. And even though the jury clearly generally likes the Swedish songs somewhat more than the televote it’s not a huge difference like everybody always claims.

All W
All W
1 month ago
Reply to  Maartijn

HUURAY!!!! In all those years Im tying to bring this foward online to the general public, you FINALLY said it!! You are right. Its time looking to other more original and creative acts from other countries. Nooo, not those who gonna shop in the Ikea ESC store of songwriters and producers~~

Helene
Helene
1 month ago
Reply to  All W

I am sorry to say this but the last years at least half of the songs on the top have Swedish help. It is not good but even last winning Song had help from Sweden. Artade was cowritten by a Swede. This year Malta, Bulgaria and Cyprus.i wish they did not.

raw
raw
1 month ago

I don’t like this song, so cliché, and why does he have to wear these horrible drag jewels?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  raw

He wears what he likes, not what you like.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

Maybe it will look better on camera with the right angles, but the background indeed is looking too dark. Tusse is carrying so much weight in this one, neither the song or the staging feel remotely special to me.

Last edited 1 month ago by Sabrina
Dida
Dida
1 month ago

Non qualifier, and this is justified!

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

100% qualifier top 3 with juries and top 7-10 with televoting is enough to qualify

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

“Enough to qualify”; sorry, we want the best songs in the final, not the passable ones

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

well this is one of the best songs.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

In semi finals it litterally is about being enough to qualify. That is what you want

All W
All W
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

Sweden always qualifies dear!!!

Keisha
Keisha
1 month ago

NQ

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Keisha

Qualifier 100% top 3 with juries and top 7-10 with televoting is enough to qualify.

Aisling
Aisling
1 month ago

The staging reminds me of their own song in 2019. I prefer a lot of other songs from this semi over this song, but juries always love Sweden so I’m thinking it might qualify. Also, they have plenty of time to improve 🙂

Voix
Voix
1 month ago

If Estonia sent this it would be a borderline qualifier and a 17th place finish

AmericanESCFan
AmericanESCFan
1 month ago
Reply to  Voix

If Estonia sent this we’d be seeing a different process

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  AmericanESCFan

For example it would be in starting position # 2

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Voix

If any other country sent it you would all praise it!

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

Ordinary pop song, dark font, fat thighs to red trousers that write so bad on camera and unbalanced front-back vocals.
Don’t buy supposed message.
Borderline qualifier.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

Whose idea was it to change to a dark setting? The warm colours is what made the song, it invited you. Now its just distances you. I feel disappointed in whoever took the decision, now I am prepared for anything. Is there anyone in the delegation you can complain to?

Sara-Stina
Sara-Stina
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

I read in Swedish news they have changed to more warmer colors, but it probably just doesn’t show in these short clips. Plus apparently this rehearsal was confirmed to be darker than intended.

Serena00
Serena00
1 month ago

I’m in dissonance with most of fandom. People praise Russia and hate on Sweden, while I like Sweden so much better

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Serena00

I like Russia but I don´t hate Sweden (it´s only average for me)

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

At least you admitted you’re salty because your favourite didn’t win Melodifestivalen 2021.

Doris
Doris
1 month ago

bruh, already ear recorded vocals louder. 0/10.

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Doris

His voice sound good racist.

Séimí
Séimí
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

What you’re actually saying is that ANY criticism of any of the non white performers no matter how warranted is racist. So you can’t say anything about him or the Israeli, Maltese or Czech performers but you can say what ever you want about the Italian, Irish or Norwegians? That’s not how it works.

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Séimí

You can’t say anything disrespectful against any artist

Kas
Kas
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

Lol. You’ve called Greek fans lunatics, you have called Ana’s song a stupid Christian message….and now you call Doris as racist.

Becareful. Karma is a biatch babe !!!

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Kas

Internetgangster

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

It does

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

As a swede I’m so dissapointed. Of course this is just a first rehearsal and only a short clip. But have they taken away those warm blue-green colours? and replaced it with this.. darkness! And I thought Tusse would have a different colour on his clothes and not this strange creation from, what it looks like, the same outfit. This is the first time in many years I feel our entry is a complete down grade from Melodifestivalen. Who’s responsible?? This can go either way.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

The light is what made the entry stand out. And darkness is what everybody complained about our entries. Now we just made another dark staging. Honestly, if we wanted darkness we would have sent Eric Saade. I dont see top 10 this year, people will see it as yet another standard entry..

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

But who knows, maybe it will look amazing on TV?

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

nice staging, but that outfit gets a no from me. I hope they change that…

Last edited 1 month ago by Jo.
Sot
Sot
1 month ago

That thing on his hand is SO ugly but I love his costume and generally the vibe that this song gives me (not a fan of the song itself tho)

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Oops

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago

If you want it or not he is gonna qualify top 3 with juries and 7-10 place with televote is enough.

Nati
Nati
1 month ago

Love him!

Jmfpds
Jmfpds
1 month ago
Reply to  Nati

The fact that this comment of someone just saying “love him” has so many negative responses is disgusting. I love ESC since I was little, I’m a die hard fan of the festival but ESC fans can be so toxic. Just enjoy the show don’t be a bunch of a bullies. More than ever we should praise the opportunity to have this amazing event once a year.
Good luck to all!

ESC fan
ESC fan
1 month ago

Why do I kinda wish Sweden was a big 5 country, since they always qualify anyway, and so people stop being like “Sweden shouldn’t qualify its just a copy of last year” well anyway I think the staging looks cool and I like his outfit change

IPA
IPA
1 month ago

Was never keen on Swedeb 2021 in the first place – even less so after the rehearsal clip. The guy won’t have a voice in eight-ten years (bad technique) – mark my words!

Serena00
Serena00
1 month ago
Reply to  IPA

It’s good then that semi final is in 10 days

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I wanna see how this looks with all the camera work, but if I talk about outfit and backgrounds alone… I like the melfest version more…

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
1 month ago

y’all, australia’s rehearsal…….its actually so good. we might actually qualify

EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

I love Tusse’s character, he’s very likable but that staging actually seems like a downgrade compared to Melodifestivalen, from what we’ve seen though. Too dark and moody, I’m missing the soft blue and water elements. I also liked the red suit he originally wore more.

Séimí
Séimí
1 month ago
Reply to  EProduc

Is is not the same suits minus the sleeves?

yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
1 month ago

we all know he is going to be top5 with the juries and the televote will be a big disappointment.. The staging didn’t enthusiasm me a lot but his outfit is ICONIC.

Jessie
Jessie
1 month ago
Reply to  yeahyeahfire

Iconic lmao Barbara Dex Award for sure

Séimí
Séimí
1 month ago
Reply to  yeahyeahfire

ICONIC ?

It’s basically a woman’s trouser suit.

shin
shin
1 month ago
Reply to  Séimí

i do agree with it being on the ugly side, but dont compare it to women’s suits.

Sara-Stina
Sara-Stina
1 month ago
Reply to  yeahyeahfire

Sweden in televote the last 5 years: 

2015: 3
2016: 6
2017: 8
2018: 23
2019: 9

Sapphire
Sapphire
1 month ago

It’s better if a country takes risks and gets rewarded for being creative, like Russia or Iceland for example. Sweden is the polar opposite of that, and all we get is ‘meh’ songs that are so formulated that it’ll be another jury hit but televote kills it. Again.

Serena00
Serena00
1 month ago
Reply to  Sapphire

Some people will enjoy simple and elegant staging. I think Sweden can be in televoting top 10, as well as juries.

Last edited 1 month ago by Serena00
Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Serena00

Don’t say that on this site though! Liking Sweden’s songs are a crime against humanity on here..

Last edited 1 month ago by Denis
Sara-Stina
Sara-Stina
1 month ago
Reply to  Sapphire

Televote hasn’t “killed” any Swedish songs.

Sweden in televote the last 5 years: 

2015: 3
2016: 6
2017: 8
2018: 23
2019: 9

People need to stop fantasising that Sweden does that differently in the televote than the jury, since it really only happened in 2018.

Séimí
Séimí
1 month ago

First the diamante necklace now the bejeweled gloves, I reckon he’ll be in full drag by the time the first semi final arrive.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Séimí

Men can wear what they like and still be men, the same way women can wear trousers and still be women.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Séimí

Destiny and Senhit had better lock up their wigs!

Sapphire
Sapphire
1 month ago

That outfit is Barbara Dex Award worthy. Eh, this’ll be another case of jury kissing its butt and televote killing it. Again.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sapphire

Sweden was in TOP 10 in televoting in 2019, so it wasn’t really so killed in televoting, and this is better than Too Late For Love. At least Tusse behaves much more natural and is more emotional and charismatic on stage than John with overpumped ego who thought he would win ESC 2019.

Aisling
Aisling
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

I think we’re referring moreso to Sweden in 2018 with Benjamin Ingrosso who sang Dance You Off. I believe he was top 5 with jury, but got bottom 5 (I believe) with the televote.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Aisling

And everyone focuses on that 2018 song ,as if that is a proof of something. Yet they happily forget that Sweden is top 10 with votes every year and that it hardly is killed by votes every year..

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

No

Sara-Stina
Sara-Stina
1 month ago
Reply to  Sapphire

Sweden in televote the last 5 years: 

2015: 3
2016: 6
2017: 8
2018: 23
2019: 9

People need to stop fantasising that Sweden does that differently in the televote than the jury, since it really only happened in 2018.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

The staging is really, like really dark. I can barely see him. That’s the only thing I’ve noticed, other than that it’s classic Sweden. Will do well with the drooling jury.

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
1 month ago

Sorry, but if there is any justice, this won’t qualify. Nothing against Tusse, he’s a great artist, but this song is just so bland and there are many others that deserve the final more than Sweden does.

But we all know that this will qualify in the end cause it’s Sweden and will be pushed by the juries no matter what they send.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  ROXELANA

What are the juries afraid of?

Vytautas
Vytautas
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Life advice: don’t bite the hand that feeds you, that’s why.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

How does that apply to Sweden and Eurovision?

Vytautas
Vytautas
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Literally in a very direct way. Most coworkers such as producers are Swedish meaning if you’re about to be mean to Sweden, you’re getting, for example, bad angles from cameras.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Vytautas

This is ridiculous. Production doesn’t happen without control and supervision. Or?

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Carola and Petra Mede?

Darren
1 month ago

Nobody is jealous of Sweden. They produce half of the songs for other countries sure, but if it’s not good people are able to say. Chill tf out..jeez

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Actually not
But if that’s the only word you know good for you

mark dowd
mark dowd
1 month ago

Jury top five and another televote disappointment beckoning…plus ça change…

123
123
1 month ago

Vocals were very poor and drowned out with sea of backing vocals.

Last edited 1 month ago by 123
bartosz
bartosz
1 month ago
Reply to  123

This is unfortuately the future of ESC if the prerecorded vocals would stay

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  123

His vocals were good.

Leo
Leo
1 month ago

The dancer left to Tusse is basically in Eurovision every year
Lol!

Blackcat
Blackcat
1 month ago

Sweden is my favourite this year. Ukraine as well although it’s complete opposite.

Serena00
Serena00
1 month ago
Reply to  Blackcat

Why so many dislikes? Like i’s a musical crime to like Sweden

Jessie
Jessie
1 month ago

This generic song deserves nq also bad outfit

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jessie

Still salty because your favourite didn’t win Melodifestivalen ? Watch Tusse winning jury votes. Cope.

Last edited 1 month ago by Eurovision fan
VladF
VladF
1 month ago

Hope it will stay in the semis, where it belongs. But it’s Sweden and juries’ pet.

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
1 month ago
Reply to  VladF

Jealousy of what? Just accept that Sweden sent a really bland song this year and if there is any justice, he won’t qualify.

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  ROXELANA

Song is good just accept that your white bitch Dotter did not win

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

Lmao Dotter wasn’t even my favourite. And who are you call her b*tch?

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  ROXELANA

So because your favorite did not win Melfest you are gonna hate on Tusse.

Eugenie
Eugenie
1 month ago
Reply to  Roodi

White bitch? Sounds like racism in reverse.

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Eugenie

Well she is the reason why many people make racist comments against Tusse.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

Melodifestivalen looked like they did a better staging. Sorry. I think it looks too dark.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Milla

Hmm, but it can look great on TV, Which is waht I hope they are aiming for..

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

I’m not impressed!

Dent
Dent
1 month ago

Mortal Combat anyone?

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Those pre-recorded backing-vocals. I want to know the how are they going to make sure that the performer actually sings and doesn’t cheat. It already happened with the live backing vocals of Russia in 2018!

Darren
1 month ago

Wiwi is trying to be nice but it’s obvious they found the whole performance cold.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Well because I’m so cold, you saying I’m cold doesn’t bother me #Inception

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Hmm, yes but they are also what 5 people having opinions and disliking anything that isn’t a banger or gay euro-club friendly. What matters is what general audience thinks, on the night. The ones that don’t follow rehearsals..